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New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Sun 31 Jul 2016, 6:08 pm

Hi All,
Dave from South Yorks here.
I just became the 19th new owner (yes 19!) of an old CB, it;s been crashed and is dead tatty but it has the potential to make a reasonable run around and track bike, the engine is really sweet.
One of the front stanchions is bent so needs replacing and I'm removing the lights so it will be on a daytime MOT I hope.
I'm sure I will be extracting some of the wisdom from the site and hopefully giving a bit back. My other bikes are a ZX6R for the track and an Aprilia Shiver for the road.

Lots to do..

Doh, the site wont let me post a pic till ive been a member 7 days so I'll add it later!
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 02 Aug 2016, 8:39 am

19 owners damm that's high! Welcome to the forum 
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by stormbringer on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 2:33 pm

19 owners.

Just goes to show you can't kill the thing!

Right, welcome to the forum. Extract all you like - that's what the forum is all about; knowledge sharing.
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by alanp on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 4:44 pm

19! I bet the old thing would tell some tales if it could speak! Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 11:55 am

Daytime MOT sounds like fun!
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by skyrider on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 9:25 pm

its ok if you don't get caught on a longer run Neutral
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by wornsprokets on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 9:38 pm

@stormbringer wrote:19 owners.

Just goes to show you can't kill the thing!



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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 9:40 pm

@wornsprokets wrote:

@stormbringer wrote:19 owners.

Just goes to show you can't kill the thing!





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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 6:42 pm



Upgraded/refreshed the brakes and suspension, tested the little piggy on track and it seemed to run well enough, except for ground clearance issues.. So over winter Ive done it up a bit for more track time this year..
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 6:45 pm

More to follow tomorrow
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by wornsprokets on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 8:08 pm

Dave your bike looks good what did you paint engine with you got great finish on it.   19owners you turned back the clock...
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 7:16 am

It took me 3 hours to degrease it and wire brush it. The paint is Simoniz black engine enamel spray. It's amazing stuff.
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Post by wornsprokets on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10:06 am

More pics dave please Very Happy
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As it stands now

Post by lawmand on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10:39 am




Carbs are ready to fit, I have to buy a bit of fuel line, add water and hopefully it's bodywork fitting time..
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Post by Beresford on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 12:24 pm

Tidy detailing. From where do you get the silicone hoses ?
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 12:30 pm

Pretty sure they are Ebay ones, not Samco, they are a lot more expensive. This is before....The loom has shrunk I only need the oil, neutral, tacho, live, switched live and earth up front.
Hose link http://www.as3performance.co.uk/honda-cb-500-1994-2003-high-performance-silicone-radiator-hoses-red/
£70

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Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 9:37 am

Looking good to go! The loom isn't exactly a work of art as it comes from the factory; it is possible to tidy it up quite a lot - remove unnecessary connectors etc

Are those powder coated wheels or did you paint them yourself?
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 9:40 am

Powder coated, new bearings, stripped and refurbed brakes.
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Fri 03 Mar 2017, 1:04 pm



Well, it still works, no leaks, explosions or fires yet...
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by teamster1975 on Fri 03 Mar 2017, 1:45 pm

Lovely job Dave, that engine is sweet as a nut!
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 1:10 pm

It's very Red but a few graphics should change that. Instrumentation next..
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Instrumentation

Post by lawmand on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 9:14 am

Most of the time it will only have the shift light / tacho attached. 
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by lawmand on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 12:09 pm

Fitted the shift light tacho, just need a bit of heat shrink tube to finish it.
I used a 22mm clip
pipe clamp costing 20p from the local DIY, a bit of aluminium plate, drilled and tapped so it fits the countersink screw through the pipe clamp. The velcro supplied with the shift light does the rest. The 22mm clamp fits the renthals perfectly and it makes it nice and adjustable to tilt.
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Phoenix Pig rides again

Post by lawmand on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 6:25 pm

It's finished pretty much.
Track day at Blyton on the 14th to test him out
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Re: New Member, I might regret this but I bought an beat up old CB

Post by Beresford on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 7:29 pm

There's a lot of mould on the rear wheel rim ! drunken

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