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Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« on: September 06, 2012, 18:34:21 PM »
Somewhere this month someone's bike might get back on the road after 2and a half year of totally nothingness ^^
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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 22:50:46 PM »
Now you made me curious smilywhistle
The nothingness was mostly owner related, I might think?
Or will we get the usual "my brakes are dragging, my chain is rattling, and my idle jets are choked" posts? :zaehne009:

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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 06:52:56 AM »
Only after he hasn't been able to start it... ;)
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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 19:55:11 PM »
haha, who knows ^^
My bike will be on the road again soon if nothing worse then above mentioned will occur :)

Last night me and a mate started on the brakes, well he did the intelligent work and I did the scrubbing and cleaning ^^
one of the "zuigers" in the rear brakethingy was stuck which probably is the cause of very bad rear brake power for last 13 years or so ^^
It's fixed and as new now.

A chain tensioner which was so stuck the shop I had my tyres done, said they were afraid to tight it further (without braking it).
Causing my chain to be more loose then ought to be.
The tensioner was also fixed by my mate and it's also functioning as new.
The sprockets were fine, and the chain thanks to my intensive greasing up was in good state so no need to replace it.

One of my cans is rotten (i have 2 practically new cans original hurricane 750 lying around) but the 4in2 is also rotten through :/
So we have to find a solution for that, I might consider the spare bikes can and exhaust. G, do you know if it was in good shape? It looks without holes..

The front brake claws were checked and in good shape.
All brakpads roughned up and copper grease and all.

Still much to be done, mostly cosmetics and oil, and the exhaustissue. Have to be seen if battery and carburators are ok.

got some pics as well :
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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 23:28:47 PM »
Awesome news C  smile1004egypt

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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 23:38:37 PM »
You bet! :D I was grinning like a little boy when I realised I will be riding soon  smile1004yesh
Feels just like going and buying your first bike after this long a period ^^

More pics of work in progress :

first pic is my mate who's not a honda rider as you might guess from his shirt ;)
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012, 09:49:14 AM »
It still looks good, are you fixing the "little flaw"  on the right side fairing, while you're busy anyway??

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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012, 10:39:35 AM »
Hey ya C, good to hear the ole girl is getting some TLC and to be back on the road soon, awesome. :thumbs: :thumbs:
Laid back, cruising along listening to my wonderful 2.0L Vulcan Vee twin 'thump-thump' all day long, devouring the miles, enjoying life to the fullest, feet first.

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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 17:55:10 PM »
 :schilder034: :schilder034: :schilder034: hahaha you're funny C...

"looks without holes"

 :schilder017: :schilder017: :schilder017:

No that's Swiss cheese style casting as far as I know... Very very very loud...   smile1004lol smile1004lol smile1004lol

sorry..
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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012, 19:33:15 PM »
It still looks good, are you fixing the "little flaw"  on the right side fairing, while you're busy anyway??

Nope. The goal set is to get the bike on the road in a safe manner.

There's a probability I might fix the plastics, but since that fall so much has broken off and need painting I have to decide if it's worth the trouble and if so, where to start.


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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2012, 19:35:16 PM »
Hey ya C, good to hear the ole girl is getting some TLC and to be back on the road soon, awesome. :thumbs: :thumbs:

Thank you ^^ Hope nothing serious is amiss. I pulled it apart when it was still good so hopefully not too much tinkering.
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012, 19:37:44 PM »
:schilder034: :schilder034: :schilder034: hahaha you're funny C...

"looks without holes"

 :schilder017: :schilder017: :schilder017:

No that's Swiss cheese style casting as far as I know... Very very very loud...   smile1004lol smile1004lol smile1004lol

sorry..

Is it rotten? Or just loud can?
We'll have to see how to fix mine if yours is a goner.

I'm not particullary looking forward to exhaust problems having seen the million of threads about it ^^
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2012, 21:42:57 PM »
Better start looking for a pro welder as personal friend smilywhistle

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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2012, 23:17:43 PM »
Maybe so Rob  :thumbs:

Ok, new progress :)

The new cans are fitted and the hole in the 4in2 was stuffed.
A test start made gasoline soak out of the carburators. Also the noise from the exhaust is too loud so the whole needs better attention later on, but for now it's doable.
(Good news : battery is ok, and engine started right away and kept running.)

Carburators had to be cleaned, which was done tonight and tomorrow night a localbike mechanic who is befriended with my mate will sync the carbs.
Motoroil will be changed prior to the testing.

pic1 : dirty chamber, i'm worried about the sealings.
pic2 : one of the old cans which were replaced, what rust? lol
pic3 : airfiltercasing and carburators removed to be cleaned
pic4 : new can fitted
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Re: Could it be true? Spoiler alert
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2012, 00:00:12 AM »
Nice work, looking good. That can wasn't rusted through, with sandpaper and heatresistant paint you maybe can make a spare out of it!
1. I'm not (worried), use some ricinus oil (wonderolie [sdsdsdtq] )to clean the crud off it, and it'll seal nicely again...*
2. see above smile1004great
3. do you need a new filter? I think mine and yours are the same, and I have 2 new in my shed I don't need, I got K&N filters in both my CBR's.....
4. niiice, as new smile1004up