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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Andych

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    Took a deposit on the 74 CB400F today... The guy lives in South Australia so it may be a little while before he picks it up.
    At least it is going to a guy who wants to restore it... he is currently working on a CB500 with his daughter.
     
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    got the plugs out of the MC19 and of course they look and test just fine. I went ahead and put new plugs in because I had a set but it would appear that I've got a clogged jet or some such. I got started stripping the carbs but the screws that attach the bracket have chosen to be very difficult. I hit them with a little bit of Kroil and I'll go after them again tomorrow.

    What's the conventional wisdom on MC19 fuel pumps? Mine is definitely not working and the one I got from Honda has wildly differently sized fittings. Edelbrock makes a 114 lph 3 psi electric fuel pump (or, more likely they put their name on someone else's) that I can make work but at the power levels the motor is producing I sort of question the need for a fuel pump at all. Can I get away without one, or is it necessary?
     
  3. ShaneP

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    How's the tank height to the carbies? That's the main reason for having a pump. But once set to a pump, the float level might close earlier without a pump
     
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    Decals just came in, so I installed them! : ) 20210927_155432.jpg
     
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    Where do I start. Took forks off and drained the oil. Will order new seals. Any suggestions from where????. Took bearings out of wheels, ordered new ones. Brake rotors (all) below spec. Need new ones. Any suggestion where???? Going to wash and paint wheels SATIN BLACK this weekend. Awaiting Shims, Tyres, etct etc etc. Hope eveyone has a good weekend. IMG_0445.JPG IMG_0446.JPG IMG_0443.JPG IMG_0442.JPG IMG_0444.JPG
     
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    Here is a bit of inspiration for your Bug @kiffsta
     
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    Had a delivery yesterday from Delkevic... so out in the garage early and fitted it up... has a lovely sound. Its a little louder than the Remus right now but once it carbons up a little it should soften a bit.
    Now the lines look right.

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    You did a great job on the Sebring, kiffsta. Hope you got your money back with a bit extra for the next project.
     
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    Worked on my Honda RSA 250 front brake today fitted new caliper piston stainless steel new seals new pads new anti rattle spring new stainless steel locating pins To be honest not a great design and oh boy expensive But I suppose they would be for a 40 year old bike Just got to replace the choke cable and if it ever stops raining I can go for a ride I think I have spent just Under 100 uk pounds on the caliper parts alone
    Having said that I suppose that now they are all stainless parts rust and corrosion will be a thing of the past
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    I did bad things...
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    It counts as a 250 if you get two 125, right?....
     
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    I have been on a 0.5 mile ride on the Honda today brakes now very good started very easily taught and easy to ride and very nimble
    All in all a pleasure just wish the weather would improve here in the UK I expect the Ausies thing we moan here in the uk but a bit of sun would be nice for a change
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    I have decided to part ways with my beetle , it was never what I really wanted and after checking my cart contents on a specialist vw website , the bill was over $16000 and I still needed to paint it and rebuild the gearbox , tyres etc , so I have decided to offload a few things including the beetle .

    I have a mc22 that I will selling next week as well, this one is pretty special, I just received a photo from the painter , how good does this look, should be cleared on Saturday and I can pick it up on Sunday

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    The reason I am selling off a heap of stuff is I really want an old fairlane , I am going to see this one on Sunday

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    I blamed my boss:
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    The bike started and ran, but no, I had to pull it apart before riding it. If I wanted to work on a bike, there are a dozen others I already had! Carby needed cleaning, so I washed the airbox and subframe while I was there. And pulled the expansion chamber offer to check the, ummm, well there's a piston that goes up and down in there... No obvious concerns, so put it back together, started first kick! Next was to take it for a test ride. It turns I have forgotten how to ride an MX bike. Oh well, I guess I will just have practice more.:thumb_ups::dance2:

    Also redid the fork seal on the VFR - that happens when you reuse a fork seal.
     
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    Only gone and fixed my GSXR250 Carbs, runs sweet as a nut now
    bought an ultrasonic cleaner and stripped every single part out

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    Fork seals should be here soon, went out and bought some fork oil and my air filter has arrived as well at the local Kawasaki store. IMG_0474.JPG
     

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