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Rare 'Sardine Blue' Honda CB250SS

Needs total restoration though and don't be taken in by the mileage .. it has later metal body clocks on it . The 1968 to 1970 bikes (i.e up to K2) had plastic bodies clocks. This 30 BHP model ate cams and rockers !! Trust me I have stripped a few of those engines.
Looks like later CB250/360G5 silencers fitted but they are fooked anyway  ;)

1968 MCN review here:-

Had more than enough of these but..... over the years.... I have been too generous giving them away and now I find I am short of two and now NLA.

Mine have been begged, stolen or borrowed  ;D ;D

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Misc / Open / Old Brochure post /unidentified seat
« on: April 12, 2021, 10:40:23 AM »
A great old post for newbies ...fooked up somewhat by Photobucket.,9540.0.html

Looked all over internet trying to identify a seat I have for my 66 S90, which it isn't and think one of Uli's posts may have solved it.

Any ideas chaps?

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The Black Bomber Board / Bomber crank refurb
« on: March 03, 2021, 02:08:13 PM »
My good buddy Graham Curtis just sent me this pic of my rebuilt '67 Bomber crank ... sludge traps totally full of crud but otherwise just needed stripping and cleaning. Evidently the copper coating is part of Honda's original hardening process.

We did a deal where I gave him my three spare cranks I got from Crawley (well 4 actually as I gave him one to 'experiment' on last year  ;D) .... to make me one good one and used the rest for other peoples refurbs.

If you have a pressed-up Honda crank ..Graham is your man.

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Tried to make out the reg no.  and think its BMA 853S ... last taxed in 1985

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Misc / Open / eBay Payment changing ?
« on: February 24, 2021, 09:16:07 AM »

What's this all about?

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Humour / 1st there's Carol now Jimmy turns up !
« on: February 14, 2021, 10:05:45 AM »
So I am watching Henry Cole trying  to TIG weld on The Motorbike Show and in the adverts Carol V. keeps popping up trying to flog me a funeral plan. Then b*gger me Jimmy turns up in the Admiral advert  ;D ;D

Member 4 Sales / CB750K7,K8,F1,F2 Oil Tank
« on: February 13, 2021, 02:55:31 PM »
Oil tank Came off a 1977 UK CB750K7 but I think it also fits 'F' models. (---392--- part)

Needs a good clean and paint.

Free .. just pay the postage (hopefully it will go into 2Kg 2nd class post size)

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Misc / Open / Old Honda Shocks.. anyone else had a go at rebuilding them?
« on: February 02, 2021, 07:11:13 PM »
Been stripping and rebuilding shocks recently for my '64 CB72, '61 CB92  and '67 Bomber & comparing notes with my mate Graham Curtis, who by sheer coincidence is also doing the same, albeit not for CB92 shocks only CB/CL72 and Bombers.
Really, early Bomber ones do actually strip down quite easily (as do CB92 ones) and on  the later suposedly  'non-rebuildable' ones, we have sussed a way of getting  them apart and totally rebuilding them. But you have to ask the question why they were so crap, damping wise, even from new. I have two sets of Honda style Girling shocks from the late 1960's and although they look totally grotty externally, the chroming on the centre rods is perfect and the damping is still fine and far superior to Honda shocks, even NOS ones. Shame though, as I reckon my particular style of Girlings are truly non-rebuildable as there are really heavily multi-swaged, where the damper rod goes into the sealed top on the  main steel body. So stripping them to chrome the bottoms/adjuster rings, rather than the painted finish (which I wanted to do), is a no-no. Nothing is impossible, I can see a way of doing it but pretty involved and  probably not worth the effort.

Anyone else on here had a go at rebuilding 'non-rebuildable' Honda shocks?  OK... a lot of people are going to say ... just shell out for Hagon's or Ikon's or Far Eastern copies but I want these three bikes to be bog standard.

Looking for a  37211-341-700 'Meter Plate' (Clock Bracket) for a CB500K2 to adapt larger instruments to my 500K0, if anyone has one to sell to me. The bracket I have already, appears to be for a 750F2, which would  mount the gauges too far apart.

According to CMS they look like this and fit these models


CB500K2 FOUR 1973 USA
CB550 FOUR 1975 CB550K0 USA
CB550 K1 FOUR 1975 USA
CB550 K2 FOUR 1976 USA
CB750K3 FOUR 1973 USA
CB750K4 FOUR 1974 USA
CB750K5 FOUR 1975 USA
CB750K6 FOUR 1976 USA

One works, one is faulty and the other is completely dead  :)
Look complicated and expensive  :)  .

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Just found a way around getting someone’s contact details on eBay. A seller sold some TIG welders but I missed out bidding on them … so  I messaged him and asked if he had any more to sell. He told me he has a really nice AC/DC pulsed one to sell me but eBay blocked us sharing contact details. So I took a screen shot of my phone number and bunged it  in DropBox, then I linked to it and included the link in my reply to the seller and it went through fine  ;D.

Misc / Open / 3.00 x 18 ribbed front tyre
« on: January 04, 2021, 03:50:06 PM »
Anyone know where I can get decent quality 3.00 x 18" ribbed front tyres to give original look to my CB250K0's.

Only ones I can find are Cheng-Shin and no idea what they are like.

Misc / Open / 2nd Lockdown Project .. What's yours?
« on: November 01, 2020, 08:56:50 PM »
Mine is polishing about twenty Honda wheel hubs .. some of which are pretty grotty  :)

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