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Misc / Open / Racism
« on: March 02, 2021, 10:05:46 PM »
Dr Zeus has been said to beracist
God help humanity!!!!

Desperately Seeking!! / 500 inlet manifold clamps
« on: March 02, 2021, 12:04:28 AM »
I remember reading of some body who found a supplier for narrow jubilee clips suitable for the inletmanifold rubbers but cant find it again, can anybody help with supplier.

Site Feedback / FAQ / How to... / New membership level for 5000+ posts?
« on: December 22, 2020, 11:12:38 PM »

Tricks & Tips / Wheel buiding the easier way
« on: October 19, 2020, 08:45:45 PM »
If you want to rebuild your ownspoked wheels try my instructions below.

Please advise if you think it dont make sense

Look at the bent end of the spokes and sort them out into the two different sorts.

Look at one of each spoke plus the hub, one type of spoke goes from outside to inside(you can see the head of the spoke from the outside), the other type has the head on the inside of the hub flange you will normaly find witness marks on the hub flange.

Take the set that go from outside to inside and fit to the hub.

Lace these 20(if its a 500/550/750--16 if 400) to the rim tighten evenly and true the wheel using a stand or whatever remembering that the rim will "kick" where it is welded and that a DTI is way too accurate, both Honda and VOSA(MOT) state 3mm(1/8 inch) for both ideways and radial max limit.

Because there are only 20 spokes to work with its easier to true but do get all 20 at even tension, the ding test is fine,

You can now easily fit the other set of spokes one by one and tighten evenly.


You must get the type of spoke in the correct order as you can not fit the outside to inside spokes second without bending them!!!

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

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

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

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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