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I would have liked to have seen what the insides of them looked like afterwards, like the inner part of the fork ears which are usually pretty rusty, underside of the rear guard and the inside of the light mount. Outside areas look very nice, have bookmarked the site for future reference.

Oh and got a new bolt for the stand Ash, you want a pic of the new one in case you find the old one and wonder what it is?

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CB350/400 / Re: Satin Black! What am I doing wrong?
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:34:27 AM »
Check the tin to make sure you didn't buy matt black by mistake

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CB750 / Re: Lets play spot the difference K6
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:46:57 AM »
Ones got a dowel in the clutch gasket area and the other hasn't  ;D ;D

Oh and one has a foot in the picture and the other is minus a foot

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What is it? / Re: Can anyone identify this seat
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:02:55 PM »
C50 hinged from the back, doesn't look like one of those though.

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Other Bikes / Re: Early 70’s CB250
« on: November 02, 2018, 11:07:49 PM »
Honda have produced quite a few lemons in it's time, the G5 sits quite proudly at the top of that list. I hated having to work on them, mainly as Bryan has said, the owners just didn't know how to look after them and they seem to rot just by looking at them, especially the exhausts.

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Misc / Open / Re: Honda promo leaflet April 1972
« on: November 01, 2018, 09:36:36 AM »
Not sure they aren't fitted Ash, if you blow the pic up and look closely there does appear to be something there the same shape and style as the badge but just obscured, maybe it's age on the leaflet or maybe it's a printing thing, good spot that it's a K0, Honda did admit to importing 3 of them, one of each colour and they became the press bikes for a while. Or so my source at Honda told me when I met him on a training course.

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CB350/400 / Re: washer for oil drain plug.
« on: October 31, 2018, 02:12:49 AM »
Every mechanic I worked with was using 3/8" drive, we all had 1/2" as well but only for the big nuts like clutch centres etc so we could use them with the air hammer.

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CB350/400 / Re: Carburettor Insulators
« on: October 27, 2018, 02:31:56 AM »
In that case Julie wash his pants with a load of HIS £20 and £50 notes in them, see if he's willing to let you learn by your mistakes in that case  ;D ;D

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CB350/400 / Re: New (to me!) '77 CB400F - US model
« on: October 27, 2018, 02:27:14 AM »
Yeah it's silicon, they use that stuff to make oven mitts out of these days.

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CB350/400 / Re: New (to me!) '77 CB400F - US model
« on: October 26, 2018, 06:32:53 PM »
One of the first things you should buy if you haven't already got some are these.

http://ruggedroads.co.uk/JIS-Screwdriver-Set-Vessel-Megadora-P1-P2-and-P3

A good set of JIS screwdrivers will pay for itself very quickly by not chewing up all those screws on the bike so that you have to buy new ones.

When splitting the caliper be prepared for some real gross looking fluid coming out, I suspect the fluid hasn't been changed since it left Japan.

As for the speedo drive screw, it's clear someone has already attempted to remove it by using a punch, they may have succeeded and just reused the screw, try lightly tapping the screw with a punch and hammer counter clockwise using the existing punch mark and see if it starts to spin out, if your lucky it will.

Thanks, I'll look for some.  Does anyone know if the two "cross-head" screw driver shanks in the OEM tool kit are JIS-friendly?

I'd imagine they are BUT they aren't exactly case hardened so will break eventually, plus the handle is just not up to the job. The ones in the link are magnetic tipped as well, which helps a great deal in getting screws back into confined areas, especially carbs and such.

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Other Bikes / Re: Honda 1992 CB400SF
« on: October 26, 2018, 04:27:07 PM »
Here's a picture of what I think is one of the Hunts copies, done by Dream Machine in Derby.





Yours seems to be missing one of the stripes in comparison. No my mistake, they are both there but the stripes seem thinner so harder to spot.

Nope wrong again, yours look to be orange/red whilst the CBX was orange/gold by the look of it.

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CB350/400 / Re: New (to me!) '77 CB400F - US model
« on: October 26, 2018, 04:18:01 PM »
One of the first things you should buy if you haven't already got some are these.

http://ruggedroads.co.uk/JIS-Screwdriver-Set-Vessel-Megadora-P1-P2-and-P3

A good set of JIS screwdrivers will pay for itself very quickly by not chewing up all those screws on the bike so that you have to buy new ones.

When splitting the caliper be prepared for some real gross looking fluid coming out, I suspect the fluid hasn't been changed since it left Japan.

As for the speedo drive screw, it's clear someone has already attempted to remove it by using a punch, they may have succeeded and just reused the screw, try lightly tapping the screw with a punch and hammer counter clockwise using the existing punch mark and see if it starts to spin out, if your lucky it will.

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CB350/400 / Re: Carburettor Insulators
« on: October 26, 2018, 04:08:31 PM »
So I was right, thought Honda would have a reason for doing this and John has very kindly sussed out the reason. Nice one John, thanks for taking the time and effort so that others coming along afterwards at least know the carb insulators have to be fitted a certain way, I don't envy Julie having to remove the carbs etc just to swap the insulators back in the correct positions, was never my favourite job.

I'd go and kick Graham Julie, it's his fault for not telling you about this, in fact make him do it as if he'd told you then it wouldn't have happened. Deaf and dumb breakfasts until he owns up to his mistake and takes action to remedy it  ;D ;D

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Other Bikes / Re: Honda 1992 CB400SF
« on: October 25, 2018, 08:24:03 PM »
Is that a normal paint scheme or has someone copied the CBX1000 paintwork?

Hunts did a few CB1300 in CBX colours a few years ago, my mate has one done in the silver colour. Really suits the 1300.

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CB350/400 / Re: Carburettor Insulators
« on: October 25, 2018, 08:19:15 PM »
I suspect Julie that the insulators are handed slightly, in that the outside/inside ones may bend very slightly inward, hence why different part numbers and why they are numbered. You may not have noticed any problems getting them engaged with the carbs as they are such a bitch to fit anyway or maybe you did notice but just thought it was normal.

Got to say I'd forgotten about the numbers on them, only really a problem if you remove them for head work etc. Of course Trig will say he knew Julie, he's a man and men don't like to admit they didn't know something even if he really didn't know.

What we need now is someone who has a 400 head off and will fit the insulators incorrectly and then correctly and post pics of them in both cases so we can see if there is an alignment issue.

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