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Announcements / Re: Customs Duties from Europe
« on: January 22, 2021, 09:33:17 AM »
As you sow so shall you reap, the true cost of Br##it.
Don't care what the cost is to be rid of the bureaucratic dinosaurs trying to rule the world.
Cut it out, this discussion must only be about the charges.

    If you want to talk about charges. When were you put in charge

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Announcements / Re: Customs Duties from Europe
« on: January 21, 2021, 10:22:05 PM »
 
  A opportunity if there are members in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  ;)

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Announcements / Customs Duties from Europe
« on: January 21, 2021, 08:37:37 PM »

  Now to pay when buying from Europe.  :(
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55734277
   

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 Welcome to the forum and have fun.  :)

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Misc / Open / Re: Gate Posts
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:43:17 PM »

  Looking beyond the gates you would think the road went to somewhere nice. Not really, a chemical plant I used to work at. 

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Misc / Open / Re: Gate Posts
« on: January 20, 2021, 05:37:28 PM »
  Rather than concrete use Postcrete  far easier and far quicker.  You can feel it going off as you hold the post.  These are the last pair of gates and fence I made approx 15 years ago photo taken 3 years ago. These are in Postcrete and have never moved if you look at the levels on the center of the gates and there is no means of adjusting them. Postcrete doesn't need mixing simply throw a bucket of water in the hole and tip in the postcrete. These are big heavy steel gates across a road. These are in 1mtr deep.

  That is the original green paint on top of red oxide.

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Speedy recovery Ted - you'll soon be back to the project

Thanks I'm back home now clips coming out tomorrow life is starting to return to normal.
I have had verbal death threats from Wendy that if I as much as linger near the bike stand before March 2021 I'm as good as dead.

 Great you are on the mend. Remember a verbal death threat never hurt anyone. :)

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Misc / Open / Re: CBX550
« on: January 17, 2021, 11:18:37 AM »
Yes the origami style brakes can be daunting but take pictures and it makes it easier, body parts are difficult but some still exist inAustralia, i got a NOS sidepanel from there, mecanicaly cam chain tensioners stick and there is a long shaft from starter motor that can wear but otherwise seemed very reliable. You cant alter float height and i had a wrong to part number float needle from DS (too long so no fuel) but due to health gave up arguing and refitted one original.

  The bodywork is quite reasonable, exhaust is shagged but i have another 2nd hand one that has cleaned up quite nicely that is now ready to go on.

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Misc / Open / Re: CBX550
« on: January 17, 2021, 10:45:14 AM »
Rather than hi-jack the CB550K4 (?) thread, I thought I'd start a new one.

Eamon had one of these:



It featured in MCN when they did a "then vs now" article and put it up against a CBR600RR (!)

The old CBX did quite well, putting up:

Standing 1/4 mile:
CBX: 14.02 seconds @ 96.4 mph
CBR: 11.48 seconds @ 126.8 mph

Top Speed:
CBX: 117.35 mph
CBR: 160.04 mph

On the dyno:
CBX: 53.02 bhp, 31.70 ftlb
CBR: 108.07 bhp, 44.59 ftlb

I'll bet not many CB750s could make a real 117mph?

More here: CBX550 vs CBR600RR

The bike is in Canterbury now and still ridden regularly.



MCN Verdict (Roland Brown):
"The CBX, outdated, out-moded and out-performed or not had two massive things going for it even by modern standards: it was impressively comfortable and roomy (especially for pillions) and, better yet, it had bags of character. And maybe that's why today's bikers, more than ever, often have a superb modern bike - but also either own or lust after a classic from their youth too."

That's us then...   :)
Just thinking. Who bought this in the end - was it Moorey? Whoever it was, how did you go on with it etc?

 Yes it was me. It was to be this winters entertainment unfortunately thanks to Covid knocking me on my arse it will have to wait just a little  longer before getting on the now empty bench.   :)

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CB350/400 / Re: Hello- is there any body out there?
« on: January 16, 2021, 10:59:36 PM »
The water from a dehumidifier  could be contaminated pretty much straight away from the inside of the dehumidifier.  Fine for in your iron.  :)
Commercially made deionised water is cheap and far better quality.

Oh I was thinking of my house plants some need pure water.

  Yes its ok for plants but don't iron them.  :)

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What is it? / Re: found parts in shed
« on: January 16, 2021, 07:08:02 PM »
 The cover is off a 750F2 between the horns. Hard to find now.

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CB350/400 / Re: Hello- is there any body out there?
« on: January 15, 2021, 10:46:59 PM »
The water from a dehumidifier  could be contaminated pretty much straight away from the inside of the dehumidifier.  Fine for in your iron.  :)
Commercially made deionised water is cheap and far better quality.

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Tricks & Tips / Re: Using Araldite
« on: January 15, 2021, 07:41:53 PM »
 

    Good one.

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Announcements / Lockdown Lethargy
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:09:00 PM »
 
  I was going to start a thread about this but i can't be arsed.

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CB350/400 / Re: Hello- is there any body out there?
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:17:56 AM »

 I have one of these in the garage. I have been using it 3 years nearly with no problems. A nice dry heat.

  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vehicle-Diesel-Air-Heater-Fuel-12V-1KW-5KW-Parking-Switch-for-Truck-Boat-Car/264953087784?hash=item3db06f4728:g:B9oAAOSwOMxfvxRE
 
Moorey, I like your idea, how much does this heater cost to run?
If your garage is insulated at all, unlike mine it will not need to run at max to raise the garage temp a fair bit. (single car garage)
 The 5Kw ones burn roughly a 1gal over 8hrs running on max. I run on red diesel or kerosene or a mix. So depends how much you can find fuel at in your area. Do not be tempted to buy the 8Kw ones they are really only the 5Kw ones. I power mine with a  15A 12vdc power supply.


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