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Member 4 Sales / Re: Carb Felt Seals from Mike Nixon
« on: August 24, 2019, 10:16:56 PM »
Link doesn't work unless Mike is Chinese.

Member 4 Sales / Re: 4 NOS inlet rubbers for CB550K3, 16211-404-000
« on: August 24, 2019, 10:15:04 PM »
Ok finally got a price for postage to Spain Diego, it's £4.80 for normal post or £9.80 for tracked, I'd allowed around £2 for P&P in the Uk. So I'd say cost would be £23.00 for normal post and £28 for tracked. Let me know if your still interested.

Project Board / Re: 30 years of storage later, the project begins.
« on: August 24, 2019, 09:40:50 AM »
Not got them yet Graham, condition from pics look excellent but of course the damage may be inside the bowl, cracked overflow pipes etc. You wanna swap a 3 & 4 for a 1& 2, seems we both get a complete set out of it.

Project Board / Re: 30 years of storage later, the project begins.
« on: August 23, 2019, 10:05:39 PM »
Yeah it came complete but someone had nicked the 2 screws, one for idle and one throttle stop, DS replaced them both.

I have the arms off the old plate, I took it apart so I could store what's left, might come in useful for someone at some date, you want an arm? they are painted black but will clean it off it your interested.

I'm looking to swap a fuel bowl, got a new bank of carbs coming as I wanted some spare bowls and tops and they were dirt cheap, however there are 3 bowls for 3&4 carbs and only 1 for 1&2 due to the handing of the drain screws, I need another for 1 or 2 and I'll swap for one for 3 or 4.

Oh yeah see the fuel t's now.

Project Board / Re: 30 years of storage later, the project begins.
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:56:48 AM »
Soon? Mine look like that now except I've kept the internals separate so they go back in the same carbs, it didn't leak before so it shouldn't leak after I hope. Can't see the fuel T pieces Graham. Also I kept all my existing jets, I prefer them to a Keyster set, mine are in perfect condition so why change them.

I thought you'd have the choke linkages chromed but you've had a trip to the BZP platers again haven't you?

I did consider polishing the carbs BTH they don't last well after, the end ones are ok but the middle ones just tarnish after a while as you can't reach them without removing and dismantling them and who wants to do that. Same applies to the bowls and caps although they are easier to keep clean and shiny but still a pain.

I'm going down  a different route, we'll see how it turns out, I'm not one for the OE look, I prefer mine to reflect my taste and what I think works, like the back light will be off an RD400 as it has dual bulbs and I found just the one bulb a pain as when it blew it left you with no back light. Or I may do an LED conversion on a genuine 500 back light and see how that looks, by LED conversion I mean not just an LED bulb but a full plate with around 30 LEDs in it, it was a hobby a few years ago and I've still got thousands of LEDs lying around.

CB500/550 / Re: Bludy Beer
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:43:52 AM »
Seats wrong, wrong pan and wasn't even attached to the bike for the pics, just dumped in place to make it look as though it fit.

Later type indicators on the rear and early type on the front, think DK have been nicking bits and substituting again.

Project Board / Re: 30 years of storage later, the project begins.
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:26:19 PM »
I've got them all apart now and except for a sheared screw in number 3 carb the bodies are in remarkably good condition. The bowls are perfect on the inside, not so much on the outside with the chrome bubbling but I'll have them stripped soon. I'm really enjoying doing the carbs, takes me back some years  ;D ;D

CB500/550 / Re: honda cb 500k1 primary chain
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:21:20 PM »
The rule of thumb I developed was to lay the chain on a flat surface, lay it like a tank track. The more upper links that reach the bottom links the worse the chain is, a new chain doesn't touch, it rests in mid air, if you get all the links except for the ones where the ends curl under touching it's completely knackered.

CB350/400 / Re: Cb400 four indicator wiring
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:32:23 PM »
Right hand indicator wire is normally light blue.

CB500/550 / Re: Still Running like a dog!!!
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:11:50 PM »
Just an additional thought,  all the syncing blank screws are in place aren't they?  Non have fallen out?

Or missing the sealing washer

CB500/550 / Re: Little quiz on how well you know the 500K
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:10:34 PM »
Brake bleed niples 11mm

Bleed nipples are 8mm, yours must be an aftermarket one.

500 chain adjusters are 8mm both nuts.

You are correct, there is a 7mm headed bolt under the cap but as not many would open the cap I didn't list that.

CB500/550 / Re: Little quiz on how well you know the 500K
« on: August 21, 2019, 03:23:57 PM »
brass thingies on the carbs?

Bingo Mick, and yes Julie I'd have said caps as well but that would have given the game away, you still need a spanner to undo them so I'll call them nuts.

Still got the 9mm and 11mm nuts to find yet, the 9mm is brass or copper, the 11mm are steel.

Desperately Seeking!! / Re: 627B Number 3 carb needed CB500K
« on: August 21, 2019, 03:21:34 PM »
Did think of that but I was thinking of getting ahead of the game just in case. It's soaking at the moment to see if I can loosen it off, trouble is it was broken before I dismantled the carbs, that means I broke it 35 years ago, leads me to believe I must have thought then it wasn't worth the bother. Don't know why I didn't just replace the body then, I had loads of banks of carbs, only reason I can think of was that the body was painted and I'd have had to repaint the new body etc to match and maybe I just couldn't be bothered. No idea where my head was at in those days.

Desperately Seeking!! / 627B Number 3 carb needed CB500K
« on: August 21, 2019, 02:54:46 PM »
Just dismantled the carbs off my bike and spotted that a screw has sheared off inside the float bowl, it's the screw which holds the float valve needle, it's broken off flush with the body and I'm not sure it will come out. I think I'll be needing a new body for this particular carb, they are handed so it has to be a number 3 carb from a set of 627B carbs as fitted to the CB500K. Not bothered about inner workings so much but would prefer it to come with the small screw which has sheared off and the small 8 shaped plate this holds in place.

Can't believe I threw out about 4 banks of carbs many years ago thinking they were useless, anyone got a bank of carbs broken that they wouldn't mind supplying that carb body from. If your unsure of which carb body you have post a pic as they are easy enough to identify if you know what to look for.

CB500/550 / Re: Little quiz on how well you know the 500K
« on: August 21, 2019, 01:44:20 PM »
Nope Tomb, standard size nuts on those. Considering the amount of members on here who have worked on this part I'm surprised no one has got it yet, maybe like me they just didn't notice the oddity. The 13mm nut is really prominent, the 9 and 11 however really hide, you can see them but unless you've ever undone them I doubt you'd notice they are different, plus IIRC they are brass nuts not steel.

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