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CB500/550 / Re: Delkevic exhaust system
« Last post by Rob62 on Today at 12:03:03 AM »
Fitted a delkevic to my 750.... fit was good, quality is excellent, sound is fantastic.. no changes to the jetting required, this info should be on their website.
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CB500/550 / Delkevic exhaust system
« Last post by bobv7 on December 15, 2019, 11:22:26 PM »
A quick couple of questions for any of the learned members who have fitted this system.

1.Did you need to alter the carb settings?

2. Was it a good fit?

3. Did you find the noise level acceptable?

Thanks for your input.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi from Leicestershre
« Last post by philward on December 15, 2019, 09:22:19 PM »
Hi Clive
my next restoration! (500k2 from DK) - Not started yet as finishing of 750K6. Welcome, now that your head is above the the parapet
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Member 4 Sales / Honda CB400F refurbished rear light & mount.
« Last post by 10tenmen on December 15, 2019, 09:22:15 PM »
This is a UK spec CB400F rear tail light assembly it’s been shot blasted and powder coat before finishing in gloss black, new light unit with original wiring used works perfectly requires the earth wire connecting, the four rubber cushions are perfect.
I’m located in East Yorkshire but I’m happy to post £70.
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Misc / Open / Re: Restoration or renovation?
« Last post by Moorey on December 15, 2019, 08:30:27 PM »
There simply is no right or wrong, your bike do as you seem fit.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi from Leicestershre
« Last post by Greg65 on December 15, 2019, 07:55:01 PM »
Hi Clive,

Welcome to the mad world of SOHC. Here’s to some warm dry weather and good riding.

Cheers,
Greg
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Project Board / Re: Lets build a SOHC for less than a grand
« Last post by Trigger on December 15, 2019, 07:13:45 PM »
Not much happening with this build, still waiting on all the frame and metal to be painted. Have the crank cases back from the strippers. Just have to remove the old corrosion that was under the old paint and lacquer and it will be ready to have all the threads chased and paint.

Will have to kick the painter soon as, I will soon have the bottom end ready and will put the bottom end in the frame and build up the top end.


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CB750 / Re: Removal of 1970 - 1971 Steering Locks
« Last post by the-chauffeur on December 15, 2019, 06:29:55 PM »

Cool.  Good work.

Don't be too hasty with the second one.  Honda used a variety of different key blanks, so only certain keys will fit certain locks.  If you can't get your key in, it's almost most likely to be because the spine of the key has a different slotting along its length.

Since the tooth pattern isn't all that complicated, you probably found a magic pairing with your old key and the enclosed lock.  I've got around 10 different keys across different models and the number of locks they fit into varies, but no one key fits every lock.

And if you get the lock out intact, you can always sell it - there's usually someone looking for a steering lock barrel to match their ignition/seat set, especially if you can read the numbers.
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Misc / Open / Re: Restoration or renovation?
« Last post by K2-K6 on December 15, 2019, 06:07:46 PM »
I like an honest used bike and think there's nothing at all wrong with an example not being perfect,  space for all levels I feel.

Well used with burnished, patina,  few sensible mods makes for a nice bike, assembled more like a very good production racer with immaculate spannering that makes it perfect to ride is quite a nice level to aim for I feel.
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Misc / Open / Re: Restoration or renovation?
« Last post by cooleronthecoast on December 15, 2019, 04:24:22 PM »
Very interesting, I think I've come to the same conclusion. 

Its very easy to get sucked in to doing a full resto on a bike.  The results can of course be stunning, but as you say, your wallet invariably gets a hammering and the finished article is quite often too nice to take out in inclement weather.   I got to thinking that I just want to enjoy riding my bikes instead of getting them so shiny that I hardly dare go out on them.  Having said all that I've already spent a bank on my CB550F and theres still things I would like to improve on it.   :-\
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