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Offline dave500

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28425 on: February 22, 2020, 01:09:48 am »
got the last of three cb500 running pretty saleable?had some kind of mucus in the tank n carbs,starts on the button now,reused all the carb o rings got a leak,the new owner can deal with that #$%*.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28426 on: February 22, 2020, 02:57:39 am »
Installed a Hindle exhaust on the Rickman CR.

Looks great mate, I presume that's not the same engine you're selling? ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28427 on: February 22, 2020, 04:46:07 am »
The back end metalwork was plated so I bolted it all back together and then fitted the exhaust and the side panels.
Still to do: Fit chain and chainguard.
Strip, service and refit carbs.
Top up the oil and fit the tank back on.
Add petrol and start it up.
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Offline Jarrett_Honda

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28428 on: February 22, 2020, 04:54:48 am »
Finally connected the saddlebags electrically to the bike. As soon as I did all of the turn signals stopped working. At first I thought the issue was ground, but then I remembered that they're grounded through the frame.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28429 on: February 22, 2020, 12:56:30 pm »
Carbs stripped. Two serviced.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28430 on: February 23, 2020, 11:40:44 am »
All carbs serviced and on the bike. Throttle cables to fit, oil to be topped up then I shall run out of excuses. Time to fire it up.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28431 on: February 23, 2020, 12:40:38 pm »
 Rode it like I stole it, came home and polished the engine, wheels and a lot of the chrome. 55*F out today, 6" of snow forecast next week. I also put the lowers on the windjammer in case it's cold next time out.
No matter how many times you paint over a shadow, it's still there.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28432 on: February 23, 2020, 03:10:32 pm »
Sat on line and ordered 5 renewal stickers for my three cb750’s, the Benelli SEI, and my KLR650. $42 each for the privilege! What a Provincial rip off....... the insurance companies will be send my renewals next!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28433 on: February 23, 2020, 04:19:31 pm »
Sat on line and ordered 5 renewal stickers for my three cb750’s, the Benelli SEI, and my KLR650. $42 each for the privilege! What a Provincial rip off....... the insurance companies will be send my renewals next!

Will at least the bike plates aren't either falling apart (my truck), or you can't read at night (new ones).  What I don't understand is why some idiot told the police. ::) >:( >:( 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28434 on: February 23, 2020, 04:26:04 pm »
Painted Cases!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28435 on: February 23, 2020, 05:26:26 pm »
I rode my bike the first time with saddlebags. Felt different, but that was to be expected.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28436 on: February 23, 2020, 05:57:42 pm »
I rode my bike the first time with saddlebags. Felt different, but that was to be expected.

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just wait until you fill them with beer, thats when you'll notice something a bit wrong....happily you'll have beer to console yourself over the loss of your previous razor sharp handling
It seems I've kicked the Honda habit again...anyone mind if I stick around ?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28437 on: February 23, 2020, 06:08:09 pm »
I rode my bike the first time with saddlebags. Felt different, but that was to be expected.

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just wait until you fill them with beer, thats when you'll notice something a bit wrong....happily you'll have beer to console yourself over the loss of your previous razor sharp handling
...and don't forget to drill some small drain holes in the bottom for when you fill them with ice.  Then you can throw in a couple left over steaks too.   ...and your friends (and others) will always be able to find you by following the drip trail.
If it works good, it looks good...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28438 on: February 23, 2020, 06:12:55 pm »
and whatever you pack into them , the thing you need will always be at the bottom
It seems I've kicked the Honda habit again...anyone mind if I stick around ?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28439 on: Today at 11:19:49 am »
Picked the chain cover off the winter beater (PC26) just to have a look at a small water hose running behind it.



Oooohkay.  :-X
Now imagine the chain length is well within spec and it rides just fine...

And no, I don't wash that bike. It sees a muddy road every day too. It's the definition of beater.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28440 on: Today at 11:42:59 am »
Requires dentistry
Semi Geriatric ex-Honda mechanic and MOT tester (UK version of annual inspection). Garage full of "projects" mostly 500/4 from pre 73 (no road tax in UK).

Remember "Its always in the last place you look" COURSE IT IS YOU STOP LOOKIN THEN!

 

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