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The Black Bomber Board / Honda Manual
« on: November 23, 2017, 04:45:57 PM »
Whilst searching for something else I found a genuine Honda CB/CL workshop manual for the 450. It has 7 punch holes in the edge for a ring binder(that i don't have) so I think it is a genuine dealer copy.

If anybody wants it it can go cheap(make an offer) but postage may be a bit pricey due to weight

Misc / Open / Happy Easter
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:32:40 AM »
May the Easter bunny bring you more chocolate than you should have but less than you want

Humour / BMW and Mercedes to save Millions
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:31:43 PM »
BMW and Mercedes are able to millions in production as they have found that they no longer need to fit indicators as the drivers never use them

CB500/550 / Nice US CB550(if you ignore the seat)
« on: August 30, 2015, 01:21:08 PM »
Noticed this on flebay today, looks like a good project with little work as long as you throw the seat away (any 500 except K0 would fit)

CB500/550 / Rarity
« on: July 20, 2015, 08:03:30 AM »
Now the bike in this link has to be a real rare beast as I remember going to Mr Degens shop fairly regularly in the late 70's and we bought quite a bit of British plus Honda 750 stuff from him yet I dont remember seeing anything 500. Way too dear for me to consider but i hope it finda a good home.

Tricks & Tips / Picture resizing for posts using Windows XP
« on: June 09, 2015, 09:56:38 AM »
Hi all I notice that a lot of people are saying that they can't post pictures as the file is too large. Having spent some time trying to do this i came across some instructions on the web and have modified them from US English plus tried to make it simpler(just like me) the instructions are posted below in an old style Word Document and Steve feel free to move this anywhere you feel appropriate mate

Tricks & Tips / Engine earthing point
« on: May 10, 2015, 01:16:37 AM »
Having found a NOS engine mount out for Julie i thought it would be a good idea to post a couple of pics on the board.

If you look closely at the large hole you will see on either side that there is no paint. This is to allow the metal of the engine and the ring terminal of the earth lead to make good contact with the bracket so you have a good earth point

So all you peeps who have your frame and everything painted/powdercoated take note and remove aforesaid coating in this area, also up where the coils mount and the small green lead fits

What is it? / what 750 are these from?
« on: February 23, 2015, 07:50:28 AM »
 have found a pair of carb brackets from a Honda 750 of unknown year, can anybody identify them and are they any use to anybody

Announcements / Hairy Mistchrass
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:05:35 PM »
OK That season is again here, must be with the amount of booze I am trundling about, so I might as well be the first to wish all the members here a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year, in my case hopefully a better one than the last

Remember if you are at a party drinking lean against a wall as its less painful to slide down than fall over

CB500/550 / Reliable old Hondas
« on: October 30, 2014, 09:23:05 AM »
OK I am a bad owner! The 500 that is on the road(ish) has sat under a cover since it last came back from MOT (Sept 13) but the wind got the cover and shredded it so bought a canvas one off fleebay and thought OK whilst it is uncovered i will see what happens

(1) put in key and turn on

(2) astounded that idiot light lit up---not surprised that not enough for starter

(3) turn on petrol and chock

(4) at 3rd kick oil light goes out

(5) at 7th kick bursts into life and after about 1 min blipping settle to a decent tickover

Now just got to sort the LH indicator and get it tested again!!!

Have had relatively decent news on the boy as he has had a diagnosis, not the best being severe Crohns but not the worst possible. Might now get time to sort out all those bits i have promised to look out for you guys (and gals) Didn't help that for the past week i have been swapping hard drives and other numerous bits to try and get rid of malware all seems OK at present---crossing everything available and bashing shite out of the old wood desk!!!

All the best to you all



Other Bikes / Import Suzuki parts list
« on: August 13, 2014, 07:43:29 AM »
Does anybody know where i can get part numbers for a 1991 Suzuki GS400 twin carbs, cycle parts are identical to 500 but not sure on carb jets, needles, etc

Misc / Open / What Have I forgot to do
« on: May 02, 2014, 08:34:58 AM »
Hi all, I know there are things i have supposed to copy and send out but due to 60+ hour weeks, my dearly beloved being unwell, the youngster(not so young now 17) having problems and various electric/electronic malfunctions a lot of things have gone by the board.

Firstly apologies to those i have disappointed

Secondly please bug me on and I will sort out whatever it is PROMISE!!!!

I have tried to keep answering as best i can over the past few months but life has had to take precedence, I also blame the imbibing of copious amounts of Guinness  and castletowns as a younger person.

All the best for the bank holiday (I'm working AGAIN!) and remember to keep the dirty side down


Misc / Open / Tax Exempt
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:58:29 AM »
Did any of you notice this in the budget speech:-

There's good news for classic car owners in the 2014 budget. From April 2014, the classic car exemption from VED will begin rolling from 40 years, with cars built before January 1974 eligible for a zero-rated tax disc. Then, from January 2015, the formerly fixed cut-off, will become a rolling one

I know a few of you have been hoping!!!

Hi all, i recently found an 82 CBX550F2c---yes i know it has one to many cams but they were one of the first with two and are "quirky" in the extreme---try getting the front wheel out without a degree in origami.

Anyway to the point, i wanted a RH sidepanel which as you might guess is only slightly rarer that hens teeth but i found a site in Australia that had the correct one of the 6 varients

He was very reasonable on price and incredibly quick on delivery, I have asked and he does have some stuff for the 70's bikes but not all listed in the part number list, could be worth an email if there is something you are having difficulty finding

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