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Out & About / 2 stroke gathering Squires Cafe 2020
« on: August 01, 2020, 09:56:40 AM »
Not the most appropriate place to advertise this I know..... but some of you may be partial to a bit of 2 stroke action....if so, this is the place to fill your boots. All 2 strokes welcome.

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Out & About / First trip to Squires Cafe - movie
« on: July 05, 2020, 08:32:55 AM »
Yesterday was the first opportunity to visit the famous Squires Cafe in North Yorks, its only a 15 min ride for me.... Quite a few there but not anywhere as busy as it can get for obvious reasons. The cafe has a one-way system in operation inside so its as safe as can be to get a coffee  8)... I just like to walk round the carpark admiring all the bikes...
https://youtu.be/mA6UDGdQaEY

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Other Bikes / Another 2T project
« on: December 02, 2019, 07:12:18 PM »
Just bought another stroker...a Yam RD350YPVS. Never owned an LC before but always fancied one. I almost bought one new back in 1980 but my dad talked me into a CB550 instead.. So, at this years 2 stroke rally at Squires Cafe there was the usual plethora of shiny LC’s and I decided I have to have one before its too late, so here she is... The last of the Japanese manufactured models (production moved to Brazil). It should be fully faired and I have all the panels but I will be converting it to a naked model. The frame and motor are already rebuilt (supposedly) but the paintwork needs doing, plus there are one or two bits that need sorting out. The motor sounds very quiet, no rattles, should be an easy project. These bikes weigh roughly the same as my aircooled RD250 (which will give the CB750 more than a good run for its money) but at 63bhp are more than double the power. They are awesome giant killers in the right hands (not mine).. can’t wait for spring.






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Out & About / 2019 2 stroke rally Squires Cafe
« on: May 29, 2019, 07:33:30 PM »
Not necessarily of interest to the majority on here, but for those who love the smell and sound of 2 stroke this annual rally is a must.... come along and join in the ride or just have a look round  8)

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Other Bikes / Zero Over Head Cams
« on: May 05, 2019, 09:07:28 PM »
Since restoring my CB750K4 last summer I have hardly touched any of my other bikes, each time I go to the garage she attracts my attention and off we bimble for a nice relaxing cruise. But today, after acquiring a fresh MOT on Saturday, I decided to have a quick run on my NSR250. Well I know she is fast and sporty but I had forgotten how much. As soon as the road opens up she is urging you to go faster and rev higher, corner faster, brake harder etc. The bike has superb suspension and brakes and goes like hell and if you’re not careful can really bring out the hooligan. I think I’ll put her back to the far end of the garage and stick to the CB... I’m not a particularly brave or fast rider and I reckon I’ll be safer on the CB  8)

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CB750 / Front brake pads
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:52:48 PM »
I have a very weedy front brake on my CB750K4... i know it will never be up to modern standards but i want it to be as good as possible without resorting to fitting modern calipers or master cylinders etc...i dont really want to do a twin disc conversion either if I can avoid it.. My master cylinder is standard and fully refurbished, so is my caliper, the brake lines are brand new, also the pads are brand new organic from DS... i fitted them last year but they still dont seem to be bedding in or improving....the disc itself is in great condition with virtually no sign of wear or scoring. My question is, what pads do you use for the best performance, I can’t find any sintered pads for sale but I have come across some ceramic pads...but mostly I can only find organic... has anybody tried the ceramic type or is there a better alternative available? Cheers.

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Misc / Open / Great photography
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:48:26 PM »
Some superp photographs of some really nice bikes on this website..... worth a browse 8)
https://www.classic-superbikes.com

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Misc / Open / “Sandcast” restoration video youtube
« on: January 06, 2019, 08:24:24 PM »
Just come across this, dont know how many have seen it before... Some American Harly guy, Dont know how this works, dont know how that goes, dont know how to do that.....but seems to know more than he wants you to think... strange movie.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GZFWZFM5lZ0

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Misc / Open / Replica Giuliari sports seat CB750
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:01:07 PM »
I’ve been fancying a relica 2-4 seat since i bought the bike last year.... but they are rare, expensive and often in need of complete restoration even if you can bag one. A company in Germany sell a really nice replica which is not always in stock and is also quite expensive. So I decided to opt for a wemoto special.... Now its here i can see its not as nice as the one from Germany in my opinion, but less than half the price.... I’ll give it a trial fit at the weekend.








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CB750 / Chain oiler disabling
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:02:25 PM »
Hi all, Just been out for another little run on my K4 and i really am happy with it, its turned out every bit as good as i hoped it would be..... but..... The centre stand is already collecting dirty oil deposits from the new chan which is coming from the auto oiler. I had wound the adjuster fully in when i rebuilt the bike hoping that this would stop the flow but obviously it hasn’t. Is there an established modification for disabling it as i would much rather maintain the chain with dry chain-lube and avoid all the mess of the auto luber.

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Desperately Seeking!! / CB750K4 - horn
« on: August 01, 2018, 12:58:24 PM »
Looking for a Honda horn if anybody has an unwanted one lurking in the parts box.... Doesn't have to be perfect as long as it works. Otherwise it gonna have to be one of those cheap generic replicas  :(

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CB750 / Oil jets
« on: July 24, 2018, 10:54:31 PM »
I was chatting to a guy at the Mallory festival of 1000 bikes a couple of weeks ago. I was telling him about my CB750 project. He asked me if I knew that the oil jets needed to be drilled out to a larger size than standard to ensure they dont block up. I said I hadn’t read about it but I did know that they can become blocked.... he seemed quite confident that it was a common well known modification. What do you guys reckon?

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CB750 / Oil feed pipe - repair
« on: July 02, 2018, 06:23:10 PM »
I’ve been having trouble with one of the oil lines on my 750, the rear one from tank to engine. I needed to get a quick fix so today I took the pipe down to my local hydraulic line repair centre “mend-a-hose”. They have a trade counter, half an hour and £36 later i have a new re-tubed oil line. It definitely isn’t a close match to the original honda item but to be honest it looks ok and the rear one is out of sight in any case. If you’re more interested in effective than originality then you could quite easily use these on both lines and save a packet. The cost for two replacements from DS is £280 when you add vat and shipping! . James has kindly given me details for a chap in Germany who will do a “close to original” repair for roughly 50% of the cost of new and I may well snd them both off over the winter.... but as I say, if you’re on a budget the industrial repair job is ok





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CB750 / Front brake caliper K4
« on: June 26, 2018, 06:48:37 PM »
Gloss black or satin ?

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