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Humour / Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« on: October 26, 2020, 11:40:25 PM »
Still rather vulnerable to be hit to the covers with a sturdy Slazenger V12. Satisfying and a lot quieter! 8)

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Humour / Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« on: October 26, 2020, 11:24:09 PM »
One of the very few creatures I prefer to see through a telescopic sight. Total vermin and nasty little bastards.

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Misc / Open / Re: "Cafe Racers"
« on: October 25, 2020, 12:17:33 PM »
Who would be daft enough to ruin a perfectly good, useable bike?

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Misc / Open / Re: "Cafe Racers"
« on: October 24, 2020, 06:55:16 PM »
I can remember the time when the term "cafe racer" was only used to register scorn and derision for those who were better at posing on bikes than actually riding them. The English language is a wonderfully accommodating and flexible thing!

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CB350/400 / Re: Fancy a reverse cone mega!
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:23:32 PM »
 You haven't said what the diameter of the collector box exit pipe is. If your new silencer will fit tightly over it then use exhaust sealing paste and a clamp.

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Misc / Open / Re: Which metal polish?
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:17:57 PM »
Nothing wrong with Autosol been around for decades

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CB750 / Re: Very grubby block connectors.
« on: October 14, 2020, 09:28:08 AM »
Used to pop the bike chains the oven in a tin of that solid chain lube. Wife couldn't complain as one of them came off her bike.

Just remembered. LynkLife.

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CB500/550 / Re: Forks - Repo or Rechrome?
« on: October 12, 2020, 11:19:34 AM »
 :) for Philpots. Used them several times and always had good service.

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Where's My Old Bike? / Re: 1978 Honda 400/4
« on: October 12, 2020, 11:12:53 AM »
According to the DLVA my 400/4  LLF 815P is under SORN somewhere and was last recorded in 2016. Maybe still alive after 40 years!

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CB750 / Re: Engine full of fuel and seized up
« on: October 11, 2020, 09:40:09 AM »
This thread started in August and it's now October and not a lot seems to have changed. WTF???? ::)











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CB350/400 / Re: Castellated Clutch Nut - how tight ?
« on: October 10, 2020, 01:08:50 PM »
This is the official work shop tool from the 1970's which may give a clue to how much torque is needed.
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CB350/400 / Re: 400 next steps
« on: October 01, 2020, 04:47:38 PM »
Looks OK to me, the guard is in the right place to stop rubbing against the case.

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CB750 / Re: Squealing front breaks when wheeling bike around
« on: September 27, 2020, 10:52:32 PM »
Grease the pads and any disc squealing will be drowned out by your own as you hurtle into the shrubbery! :o

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CB750 / Re: Squealing front breaks when wheeling bike around
« on: September 26, 2020, 05:28:11 PM »
They all do that, Sir! :(

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CB500/550 / Re: CB abuse
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:16:40 AM »
but the 500 makes a great tourer  :D

True, but not if it's done up like a tinker's handcart! ;D

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