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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

Misc / Open / Duff info on electronic reg/rec?
« on: December 19, 2018, 09:45:30 PM »
Hi all, i have been moonlighting and reading(and answering) on the US board and a subject that has come up relatively frequently is using an electronic reg/rec replacement.
Now they seem to have got the idea that fitting one of these will charge the battery better at low revs but i don't think so for the following reason:-
When battery voltage is low the original reg puts all available battery voltage to the field coil and as the battery voltage increases reduces the voltage to the field or cuts it off so unless the electronic unit can magic power from nowhere how can it improve on all available battery volts?

Is my logic suspect?

Am i more senile than i thought?

OR do our American cousins not understand the laws of physics, or possibly they do have power available from nowhere.

Am i correct or blowing smoke chaps?

Tricks & Tips / Basic bench carb balance
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:01:39 AM »
This is to bench set carbs that have been completely disassembled or adjustment altered wildly

First undo the main tick over screw out until there is no thread showing past the bracket and there is a gap between the end of the screw and lever on carb.

Pick a carb, needs to be the one with the lowest slide or the no adjuster if there is one.

Make sure that the slide on the carb you picked touches the base of the body, if not use the adjuster to make it touch.

Find the smallest drill bit you have, must not have a chewed up shank, 1/16 inch max and turn in the main tick over screw until the shank of the drill just fits under the flat side of the slide.

Using the drill like a feeler gauge set the other slides to the same height, using the individual adjusters.

You may need to undo the tick over screw to get the bike to start but this will give you a good basic setup.

This does not set the high tick over found on PD carbs these I try to stay away from as much as possible.

Announcements / Unwellness
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:59:09 AM »
For those that havent read my comments in another post i decided to start a fresh one.
6 am last Saturday i was woken by some swine who wasnt there beating the hell out of my elbow and thumping my chest, by 7.30 my wife had me in a&e in Gloucester, by 9.30 i had had a nice ride in one of those big yellow and green taxis with noisy horns and bright lights to Bristol Universty Hosptal ccu (god bless nutsoid female paramedic drivers). Several hours later after 3 inconclusive eeg tests and two blood tests was transfered to a coronary ward to await echo tests and angiogram dye test with possible stent, unfortunately for me i have had no furthe pains which makes me non urgent and so still waiting in the early hours of Tuesday wide awake (slept too much during the day) .
Myself and my beautiful wife would like to thank all those who have sent good wishes and to assure you all that i aint giving in to this and fully intend to be back anoying you all by driving a truck thats in your way just as soon as the medics allow

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