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Project Board / Re: My CB550 K3 Restore Project
« on: December 29, 2020, 12:31:04 PM »
You’ve put the forks on back to front, left is on the right and vice versa
Well spotted Ken.

TBH it was the drain screws that gave it away, I spotted them and thought How are they going to drain properly in that position? And that’s when I checked the caliper mounts and worked it out.

Easy done when your rushing to see what it looks like

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Project Board / Re: My CB550 K3 Restore Project
« on: December 28, 2020, 09:54:19 PM »
You’ve put the forks on back to front, left is on the right and vice versa

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CB500/550 / Re: Best Christmas Pressie!
« on: December 27, 2020, 09:06:31 PM »
Was that done local Phil?

Whereabouts?

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New Member Introductions / Re: Been waiting since 1977!
« on: December 24, 2020, 06:20:19 AM »
Funny thing about Vicars and bikes, we had a Father Tony Lloyd in Manchester who founded the 171 club in an old church hall, he bought one of the very first Z1s in the UK. He was a really nice bloke and helped me out on more than a few occasions. In the cellar was a workshop where you could work on your bike and he had special tools you could rent like a set of vacuum gauges for the Honda fours.

Sadly Tony has long gone but there was talk of Granada making a documentary about him which I think would be well warranted.

If your up there Tony and reading this can I say thanks for everything.

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New Member Introductions / Re: Been waiting since 1977!
« on: December 23, 2020, 05:44:15 PM »
I thought Vicars didn't sin  ;D

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Site Feedback / FAQ / How to... / Re: New membership level for 5000+ posts?
« on: December 23, 2020, 08:54:49 AM »
Now we have four Grogus...  is there a plural?

5000+ posts

Your only 1100 short yourself 😁😁

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CB500/550 / Re: 500K2 Electrical Connection Blocks
« on: December 21, 2020, 10:43:04 PM »
I thought it was all of them Bryan, odd that Honda would change it mid run so to speak

Oh my mistake, I thought Paul’s was a K0 for some reason.
Have you started on the Christmas Port early Ken? Wrong model, wrong person (Paul>)!
Any guidance on testing the rectifier?

Like a bit of Port, vastly underrated drink IMO. Sorry Phil, wasn't thinking.

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I can vouch for TripleS, used them a lot and the finish is always excellent

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CB500/550 / Re: 500K2 Electrical Connection Blocks
« on: December 21, 2020, 09:25:31 PM »
I thought it was all of them Bryan, odd that Honda would change it mid run so to speak

Oh my mistake, I thought Paul’s was a K0 for some reason.

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CB500/550 / Re: 500K2 Electrical Connection Blocks
« on: December 21, 2020, 05:25:56 PM »
I thought the middle block on the K0 was round pins?

Also check the fuse wire, it looks to me to be showing signs of melting in the past.

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CB500/550 / Re: santa came early
« on: December 19, 2020, 03:38:06 PM »
Should have done a before and after Mick and shown the rear as that's usually where most of the corrosion is. Looks a nice job though and a decent price.

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CB500/550 / Re: spares hoard
« on: December 19, 2020, 03:34:35 PM »
Got mine yesterday thanks.

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Desperately Seeking!! / Re: HONDA CB550 K3 LOWER FRONT YOKE ASSY
« on: December 18, 2020, 08:59:55 AM »
I remember reading on the forum about the spacer needed under the lower bearing, if you used the wrong one it reduced the number of threads protruding from the lock nut under the top yoke, this in turn meant the nut had less threads to engage onto and I wondered if that was the reason the PO had stripped the threads off the stem. It would explain the damage and also you’d be warned not to take the lower fitment as gospel and repeat the error.

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Desperately Seeking!! / Re: HONDA CB550 K3 LOWER FRONT YOKE ASSY
« on: December 14, 2020, 06:07:56 AM »
Does your bike have taper roller bearings fitted Nigel?

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Anorak's Corner / Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« on: December 14, 2020, 06:05:51 AM »
My L reg bike was first registered in May 73, it wears a black and silver reverse engraved Perspex number plate. As the letter L was issued from September 72 to August 73 if ever asked by Mr Plod I’d claim it was a 72 bike. My understanding of the law was that the wording was constructed not registered pre 73, am I wrong?

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