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CB500/550 / Build date
« on: August 08, 2020, 09:23:14 AM »
Some body asked me about date for frame numbers but did it in a post not a pm, now i have my id book i cant find the post.

Please ask me again

Its geriatricy setting in, plus first week back after 17 furlough so im blaming that

CB500/550 / NOS 500 K0 headlamp brackets
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:01:50 PM »
Anybody want these rare brackets, price put me off!
Ebay number 254627784061

CB500/550 / Condensers
« on: June 10, 2020, 09:55:24 AM »
Somebody recently put up a picture of a cheap condenser from a Range Rover V8 that they thought might fit the SOHC well i got some(had to buy 10 to make carriage worth it) to find they will not fit direct onto points plate due to the "pip" on the plate that goes into a small hole in the mounting plate on original condenser.
OK question for the electronic people on here. What happens if you put 2 condensers in parralel? Will it work or will it cause agro? Idea is to fit a couple of the rover ones at the coilas well as the ones on points plate. I know if it was just at coil it would be OK as Triumph did that for years, just want to leave points plate looking original if possible.
Cheers all.

Recommended Sources for Parts and Services / Swing arm collar
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:33:49 AM »
I am working on a members 500 and found play in the swing arm.
As usual the collar was worn more than the bushes.
Normal hours spent removing bushes and bronze ones ordered from Julie.
Next problem new collar needed Silvers and CMS  both well over £80 delivered and Silver no stock.
Found Andy Ceepoc on ebay had stock and delivered from Germany in 3 days for £69.
I know Andy has a mixed rep on here but in this case i cant praise him enough.

Tricks & Tips / Transmission circlips
« on: May 14, 2020, 01:25:29 PM »
Some time back i remember reading a post on which way round to fit circlips, may have been here or on US site but either way i just found my Service Letter book and attach a picture of a bulletin dated 26/06/1968

Desperately Seeking!! / 500 cylinders
« on: May 14, 2020, 10:24:30 AM »
Has anybody got a set of 500 cylinders with good fins but shot liners, I have a 605 kit to hand and would prefer not to use a set of good cylinders unless I have to.

Thanks all and keep it safe


Misc / Open / Basic carb balancing
« on: March 24, 2020, 03:32:38 PM »
I have a post in tricks and tips on Basic Bench Setting which I have just gone back to, re read and slightly modified.

Any comments appreciated.

Keep well

Announcements / Seasonal groatings
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:27:33 AM »
As it is now December and we are moving easter eggs i thoght i would get in early and wish all on here a happy christmas and a merry new year

Desperately Seeking!! / 500 engine mounts
« on: December 01, 2019, 07:02:16 PM »
Hi all, have come up against something i dont have enough of and that is the small triangular front engine mounting plates and maybe a rear rh one as well, also the brake pedal return spring damaged by heat.

If anybody has extras beer tokens will be happily exchanged!

Project Board / The resurrection of No36
« on: October 26, 2019, 05:22:34 PM »
Good afternoon all

First a bit of history, when my now wife and I first got together it was about 6 months before my 50th birthday and I had a 3 week holiday in the US planned so in all the best ways she decided to come with me.

After NASA put up a big candle for my birthday, Shuttle Launch, we set of on a trip of 13 states in 2 weeks, admittedly 3 states were by driving across a "corner!". In Illinois Teri, my now wife, bought for my birthday the frame for Honda 500 four vin number 1000036.

Got it home, don't ask, and due to the imminent start of SVA, which even DVLA could not tell us whether it would apply to motorcycles, surprise surprise, I got it built, MOT'd and registered in a month the picture of result is my avatar.

After a time some local Scroates nicked it and pushed it about a mile then because they couldn't figure out how to start it torched it. luckily I got to it before the council and got it home to despondently park it. Many months and a heluva lot of arguments with senior insurance engineers I managed to keep the rights to the bike but was told rebuild had to have new frame and forks, engineer was severely peed off when I said no problem but the frame number will stay the same as spare frames are unstamped!!

We are now many years,a house move and a heart attack later and after much nagging from both wife and best mate whose 1500 wing trike I just rewired we are starting the resurrection.

Ok now this IS NOT going to be a concourse restoration, I will use what I have which is some NOS, some acquired parts and some original parts. I will not be replating nor using "Correct" bolts etc so no pointing out the obvious please. Bad pictures will be taken and posted where appropriate.

So here we go

Desperately Seeking!! / WARNING
« on: September 03, 2019, 10:07:23 AM »
I just went to post a part to a forum member and thought i would read some of the blurb on Hermes booking site.

BE CAREFULL they have listed vehicle parts as a "prohibited" item and state that they will "dispose of" any prohibited item found in their system with zero compensation being paid

I paid more, but not a fantastic amount more, to use Parcelforce 48 and that gives automatic £100 compensation.

Desperately Seeking!! / Multi pin block connectors
« on: August 02, 2019, 10:09:10 PM »
I know there is a member on here who has gone to the trouble of finding multi block connectors that match the Honda ones but for the life of me cant remember who.

I am starting the resurection of No 36 and have a lot of new bits including main and sub loom, now the K0 had round pin multi blocks not spade ones and the one on the generator wire is of course melted so i need to replace it.

Anybody help? Or have a K0 stator(500 of course) with plug (also includes neutral, oil switch and field total 6 pins) to swop for a later one?



Other Bikes / Goldwing 1500
« on: June 23, 2019, 10:36:55 PM »
As this one is after my official "spanner time" can anybody tell me what year has which model letter for the 1500 as i am attempting to sort out electrics for a good mate before a charity run.
I think the first model, 1988, was a J does that make an 89 a K?

All the web sites say the vin should star 1HF and have some letters in the middle, this one is just SC22-2100*** so cant chase it that way, engine number,SC22E-210**** does come out as 89 and V5 sez 3/89 just need to know designation for wiring diagrams.

Thanks all


Misc / Open / Information
« on: March 10, 2019, 05:14:03 PM »
Does anybody have, or know of, facilities for printing/converting to pdf hard copy from microfiche? I have "aquired" an offical hoda fiche with all the old technical data on it.

CB350/400 / Question for Julie/Trigger
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:17:34 PM »
Hi both, does your 400 have the clutch switch starter interlock as i cant remember if it was on the UK early 400's

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