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Misc / Open / Re: Which metal polish?
« on: October 19, 2020, 01:52:31 PM »
Once a year at most on my bikes 😊😊😊 I absolutely hate cleaning bikes. (My car has only had one wash in 18 months 😂😂😂)

 Dirty Girl, (insert old man Steptoe's screwed up face here) ;D ;D ;D

Misc / Open / Re: Which metal polish?
« on: October 19, 2020, 01:46:58 PM »
  Solvol is mildly abrasive so i don't use it on chrome, i use furniture polish on chrome and Solvol Autosol for aluminium followed by Belgom Alu that contains wax. By the way it appears that Autosol no longer uses the name Solvol and is made in Germany by Dursol Fabrik, but i still call it Solvol.

CB750 / Re: UK CB750K2 that is not right
« on: October 18, 2020, 04:39:17 PM »

  It's a nice bike, maybe not for the purists, but at the starting bid of £17500 surely he's having a laugh. ::)

Desperately Seeking!! / Re: Side stand.
« on: October 09, 2020, 03:14:52 PM »

   Julie, PM sent

Out & About / Re: Out and about 2020
« on: October 07, 2020, 05:31:05 PM »
Took advantage of the fine weather today.

Each of the bikes on an identical run.

South of Hereford towards Monmouth.

Photos taken just south of St Weonards on the A466.

Perfect bike road all the way to Chepstow.

Sent from my SM-A750FN using Tapatalk

  Hi John,
  I have a set of four new generator brushes for a Yamaha YCS1 that i no longer have, they should fit your RD200 as they are almost the same motor.
  PM me your address and i will send them to you, better you have them than leaving them in my will ;D

Desperately Seeking!! / Re: Side stand.
« on: October 07, 2020, 05:04:52 PM »
I bow to your superior knowledge on that Trig, Thanks. It’s a 73 750k3.

I have in stock 50530-294-000 which i know is a 750K1/K2 and i have 50530-323-000 but, i am not sure what length the K3 one is.

 Hi Trigger,
 If Johnny4428 doesn't take up your offer, then i would be interested in the 750 K1 sidestand. My K1 came without a sidestand, i bought a CB500 sidestand on ebay that i knew was too long as nothing else was available, this holds the bike too upright and doesn't feel safe.

Humour / Re: Will
« on: October 05, 2020, 05:45:59 PM »
 Didn't see that coming, nice one ;D ;D

Misc / Open / Re: Agreed Value insurance
« on: October 05, 2020, 05:31:28 PM »
So today was the start of my annual insurance telephone challange.
I received my insurance renewal quote from Carole Nash this morning and due at the end of October.  As usual the price has gone up, this year by a staggering 21.6%, or put another way, an increase of £126.70 on my policy :o
Normally I start the merry-go-round of getting alternative quotes resulting in hours on the phone to various alternative insurance companies. When I receive a cheaper quote from someone else I go back to Carole Nash to advise I'll be leaving them. This is when the fun begins; CN will then beat the cheaper quote by a big margin and I stay another year, this was my 29th year with them, that's how good their quotes have been in the past. This annual song and dance goes on every single year without fail.  This year however I called CN after receiving and advised unless they give me a best, new policy holder quote I'll leave anyway. Their new quote was £79 cheaper @£631, still not cheap enough so I’ve shopped around. Bennett’s quoted an eye watering £800 and this didn’t include my VFR, which would be subject to an additional quote :-\. Bikesure wouldn't even provide a quote and Swinton didn’t answer the phone! 
I tried Peter James after reading some great reviews on here, well to say I'm shocked would be an understatement!  Peter James came in at £369, unbelievable! The quote includes unlimited mileage, breakdown and recovery, full Europe cover, helmet and leather cover up to £750, personal injury and only a £50 excess on each bike. They were unbelievably helpful and it only took 12 minutes on the phone from start to finish. Highly recommended for anyone who is about to renew their insurance.
Oh, and when asked by PJ how I heard about them I of course said via the Honda SOHC Forum. Who knows, they may become a site sponsor if enough of us take out insurance with them ;D.

 How many bikes did you insure for the £369?

New Member Introductions / Re: Hi Everybody
« on: October 02, 2020, 08:56:17 AM »

 Welcome back Mr B, i've got to say i do like your avatar, is it a likeness ?  ;)

Humour / Re: Bouncy bike...
« on: October 01, 2020, 10:36:30 AM »
What bounces all over the sea, and then goes BANG?

  Sorry but i fail to see the humour
A Tiggerfish torpedo!

Project Board / Re: Project rattle can
« on: September 18, 2020, 07:05:28 PM »

 Great job, did you use a siver base coat or just a grey primer.

CB750 / Re: My 341's have arrived
« on: August 22, 2020, 04:21:03 PM »
Julie it might be a good idea to try fitting them on the bike first to see that they are a reasonable fit, i say this from experience as the set i had last year from David Silver would not fit at all, sent them back for another set, and guess what...they also didn't fit, turns out that Silvers entire stock were faulty, they returned my payment, so i ordered a set from CMS, i believe they use the same supplier as David Silver, but they did fit.

 P.S If your bike is not assembled then maybe try them on Triggers K6, i'm sure he wouldn't mind ::)

CB500/550 / Re: Keys
« on: August 16, 2020, 05:27:12 PM »

Okay I will own up after a couple of NSU Quickly's I went to the Dark Side having owned a raft of "Scooters" this is the list I may have missed a couple out.
1) Capri 70.
2) Capri 80.
3) Viscount Prior 200 (Electric Start)
4) Maico Letta 250 electric start, floor gear change etc it was an A plate from 1963 I think. Can't post a photo of the Maico as we lost most of our pre-digital photos  when we had a serious house fir caused by a neighbours firework.

When I sold the Maico Letta in 1965 I bought my first propper 2 wheeler - A Triumph 21 "102 ETF" then I was hooked on motor cycles.

 Wow a Maicoletta, i used to lust after them,still do, the superbike of the scooter world.

I had a Raleigh Runabout - they were faster...

... except when it rained and the belt drive slipped.
Show off ::) yes mine slipped in the wet too, i think the Raleigh was based on the Mobylette.

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