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Announcements / Re: Crich Tramway Classic Bike Show 2019
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:23:22 PM »
What model 1300 John? SC54 or SC40

CB350/400 / Re: CB400 Bolt Pitch
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:21:32 PM »
Oddjob the 10mm bolts are 1.25 pitch on Hondas, the standard pitch on generic bolts is 1.5mm

Yeah thought it didn't sound right when I typed it, hence why I also described it as metric fine.

CB500/550 / Re: Valve spring washer removal
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:17:38 PM »
Magnet on a stick mate

Yep, nice old magnet on a stick, stick it to the washer and spin the washer around the valve whilst pulling up

CB350/400 / Re: CB400 Bolt Pitch
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:22:22 PM »
6mm are 1.00 pitch
8mm are 1.25 pitch
10mm are 1.50 pitch which is different than most, called fine pitch. Most are 1.75mm I think.

CB500/550 / Re: tank cap pivot pin
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:01:19 PM »
Dave I just found my set and it's labelled with Hi Level Part Number 749564. Putting that into a search engine came up with this on E-Bay UK.

£11.00, free P&P.  The only thing is whilst it's shows 2 circlips it only shows 1 pin, my set has both pins so I'm thinking the other pin is actually fitted in the latch to keep the spring in place but you could message the seller to clarify that.

CB500/550 / Re: Build well under way
« on: March 13, 2019, 12:41:37 PM »
Julie I understand what your saying, however you only really turn the lights on and off twice when riding, one when you start and one when you stop. You may have to operate the lights if it goes dark whilst your riding but these days it's the norm to ride with lights on even in daylight, which TBH is a pain but if it gets you seen I'm all for it. So if you switch them on at the beginning of a ride  then yours hands are off the bars anyway, same at the end. Plus even if you did it whilst in motion it's no big deal, we all ride one handed at some point even it's just to acknowledge another rider and don't tell me you don't do that. The reason your thumb only just reaches the indicator switch is because the grip is in the wrong place, I'm thinking the end of your grip is hollow with no bars inside it, I've had 2 of these bikes from brand new and both had the switch inboard of the switchgear.

That's a pic of the 500K0, no headlight switch, so why is the grip touching the switchgear? there's no gap. Ok so the K0 got different grips but they were the same length as the K1, the K0 and K1 used the same bars so the hole for the switchgear would be in the same place so the grips would have been the same length.

CB500/550 / Re: Build well under way
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:13:45 PM »
I'm still going to tell you, the switch is in the WRONG place. It meant to sit inboard of the main switch, on the small piece of bar which is still flat. If the gap is still left there between the grip and the switch I'd suggest you have the wrong grips, there is no gap there as standard, have you measured the grip and the amount of bar protruding when the switch is located? are they the same? although you say it's staying as it is consider this, the switch was introduced to stop the lights being accidentally switched off, as in the K0 switchgear, it's entirely possible you'll knock the switch going for the indicators etc and end up with no lights on a dark country road and I'll leave you to think on what may happen if that does occur. It's your bike but to me it looks horrible fitted there.

Misc / Open / Re: Information
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:01:52 PM »
I did acquire a couple of genuine Honda parts fiches, not sure which ones TBH but knowing my preferences I'd strongly suspect they are parts fiches for the CB500K and the CB550F2, I've never used them and TBH I have no idea if I can still find them, if I do however you can have them for the general pool of knowledge, unless of course you already have them.

Misc / Open / Re: New Gas Flowed Head Valves
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:45:03 PM »
For some reason I can't see Graham making one of those, I can see him making a mess in the kitchen though  ;D ;D

Desperately Seeking!! / Re: Front engine bracket bolt M8x55 & M10x80
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:43:14 PM »
Erny if I can find them you can have them FOC, just make a contribution to the site instead.

I'll let you know tomorrow.

Buy a lathe if you need much doing. They pay for themselfs very fast in my experience.

That would be ok IF you can use a lathe, not all of us did metalworking at school, I chose economics instead, great choice that was  ;D ;D

Desperately Seeking!! / Re: Front engine bracket bolt M8x55
« on: March 06, 2019, 10:13:55 PM »
I'll have a look in my big box of bolts, should have one or two somewhere.

CB500/550 / Re: Breather routing
« on: March 04, 2019, 10:01:24 PM »
No there's a further picture of the cover if you scroll through the pics.

CB500/550 / Re: Breather routing
« on: March 03, 2019, 11:40:05 PM »

CB500/550 / Re: L/H switch 500K1
« on: March 03, 2019, 11:35:32 PM »
Wires routed down the tubes of the handlebars not on the outside. That's been modified to fit outside. Fixable I'd say, most of it's there.

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