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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Glad you made it OK!!

Glad you made it OK!!
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Finally got around to picking out some photos of...

Finally got around to picking out some photos of the disassembly progress I've been making...I spent about another 8 hours working on it, and another 8 hours researching stuff I need to do/buy. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
So I've put another chunk of work and research...

So I've put another chunk of work and research into the bike...Looks like I'll be doing a 12v electrical system conversion, mostly to be able to run commonly available LED lighting, and a brighter...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Indeed, thanks! It's not really missing much of...

Indeed, thanks! It's not really missing much of anything original except for a couple nuts and bolts, and the air cleaner element. I currently have it down to the frame and the motor, and a shopping...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Page deleted entire post... TL;DR : 10 Hours...

Page deleted entire post...

TL;DR : 10 Hours of working on the bike yesterday, I'm sore as heck, the bike is mostly apart. Leaving motor in frame for now so I can work on it without it falling...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Insurance for the bike will be $40 per...

Insurance for the bike will be $40 per year:rofl:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Wondering the same about taking my CB100 on long...

Wondering the same about taking my CB100 on long trips...Great info about that oil temp dipstick!!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Trying to research how I can fit a tachometer to...

Trying to research how I can fit a tachometer to the bike...there is no mechanical pickup, but I've been told about digital ones that read based off the ignition coil...

Disassembly starts...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Indeed, there are several oil leaks at the...

Indeed, there are several oil leaks at the moment, including the head gasket. I'm going to likely use the same trick as you when I pull it apart. Good to know about the exhaust, thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Well update #1 isn't the best news, lol. The head...

Well update #1 isn't the best news, lol. The head gasket is weeping on the forward edge, so that will need to be fixed...Almost a bit more work than I really want to take on with this bike, but I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Project 1972 Honda CB100 K2

Planning to pick up the bike today, have to start a build thread...researched a lot about what I might want to improve and I'm leaning towards a budget custom build, mostly aesthetic, not full café...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Sounds scary! Weird thing to forget, in my...

Sounds scary! Weird thing to forget, in my opinion, ha. The bike now has 20,000 miles on it and usually gets the fluid changed out once a year, after trackday season.



For sure! I used to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I flushed both systems, yes, but no mechanical...

I flushed both systems, yes, but no mechanical disassembly on either one, and I've never had a problem with them.



Thanks, always glad to hear when my huge posts are helpful to others! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks!! It was a hell of an overhaul, for sure!...

Thanks!! It was a hell of an overhaul, for sure! The bike has seen a lot of use since I did all that 2 years ago, so it's not as pristine as it was, but I'd wager it's probably still the cleanest of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Back from the dead, thread... Bike has done...

Back from the dead, thread...

Bike has done 8 track days at Buttonwillow, has 19,000 miles, has had water pump and cam chain tensioner replaced after each failed, but other than that has been...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 148,206
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Great info, thanks! Bike is already packed up for...

Great info, thanks! Bike is already packed up for 2 days at the track, but after I get the 5920 I'll see about pulling the plates back off and reinstalling with 5920. Will follow up after that....
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 148,206
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I bought some Loctite 5920 just now, should have...

I bought some Loctite 5920 just now, should have it within a week. Sounds like it's the copper RTV you mentioned earlier, but if you have a different suggestion, I'll still enjoy having the 5920...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 148,206
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I was jobless for 6 months a couple years ago, I...

I was jobless for 6 months a couple years ago, I remember all too well how much it sucks! Hang in there though, I'm sure as qualified as you are, something good will come your way!

The plates...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Nihon Newbie
That's convenient!!

That's convenient!!
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Machined my own franken-socket, it works fine,...

Machined my own franken-socket, it works fine, now I rent it out, lol.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 148,206
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Sort of like reaching into a book to talk to the...

Sort of like reaching into a book to talk to the author, but nevertheless...


I've read this whole thread over the past week while bored at work. Really can't thank you all enough for all the...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Lol, because I'm an :asshat and I just want to...

Lol, because I'm an :asshat and I just want to use the factory tool! Apparently the cool way is to just make the fucker, so I guess I'm doing that, after I borrow the factory one to do the work,...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,555
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I think my Dad might have told me about this...

I think my Dad might have told me about this happening once...



That's bad bike karma, man, but effing hilarious!
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I already went through the requisite steps of...

I already went through the requisite steps of eliminating the braking system as a culprit in the shudder I was getting, just didn't bother posting about it, haha. Thanks though! I use the media...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Found one to borrow next weekend :clap ...

Found one to borrow next weekend :clap



Well, the bike is totally functional as it is now, just has a weird shudder under really hard braking sometimes. I haven't torn into it to start this...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks for the input guys, I spent 2 hours...

Thanks for the input guys, I spent 2 hours researching this yesterday and forgot to specify that I'm not interested in fabricating one. I work in a machining environment and could do it well, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
So, my steering head bearings need adjustment. On...

So, my steering head bearings need adjustment. On the lookout for the special socket I need to service them. Trying to get rid of a slight shudder on hard braking.
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Looking to borrow a weird tool

Honda PN 07916-3710100

Castellated steering stem socket, 1/2" drive. It's like 100 dollars new, and I have been looking all over the net, and various forums to find someone who might be willing to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
True, but it has a purpose, and after all, these...

True, but it has a purpose, and after all, these are street bikes, not proper race bikes, or even homologation specials, a vast majority of which will never really be ridden by people who need all...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
All of these bikes, as many others, are equipped...

All of these bikes, as many others, are equipped with a system that injects clean air through a system of reeds in the valve cover, down into the exhaust ports in the cylinder head. It promotes more...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Ha, so, 3 month update...In case anyone cares,...

Ha, so, 3 month update...In case anyone cares, lol:

Have put about 4,000 miles on the bike so far. Replaced the old shitty rubber with some brand new Michelin Pilot Power 3 tires, thanks to Matt...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 271,012
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Forgot about this thread! The Grom seems to have...

Forgot about this thread! The Grom seems to have gone from "What's this thing?" to having its own subculture in the US in only a matter of months, haha. I'm already just looking at it and thinking...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, I'm glad someone rational sees the sense...

Thanks, I'm glad someone rational sees the sense in my asking price, ha!

Matt, if I do sell this, I would immediately be buying another one, like the next day, or whatever I could work out....
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Bike is officially for sale on Craigslist, in SF...

Bike is officially for sale on Craigslist, in SF and LA, which are close enough to me where I live. I've already got someone interested in it. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,938
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Had a potential buyer come by today to look at...

Had a potential buyer come by today to look at the scooter. He is going to source a new CDI unit, and we're going to test it out with that. If it runs, he wants to buy it. If not, I'll go from there,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 77,552
Posted By Nihon Newbie
"Interesting" front rotor design...:huh

"Interesting" front rotor design...:huh
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, guys. Obviously things like wheels and...

Thanks, guys. Obviously things like wheels and bodywork get dirty constantly, but not all of this work gets undone right off the bat when riding. Having a solid base detail like this means that daily...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, I like the way it turned out, too! ...

Thanks, I like the way it turned out, too!

In keeping with my way of owning bikes, it takes me more like a full day to prep for the track...All different bodywork, different wheels, different...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Done done done! Finished up yesterday afternoon,...

Done done done! Finished up yesterday afternoon, after getting all the bodywork washed and waxed. Went for a short shakedown ride and lost the nut that holds the horn on, lol! Fixed that, and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Roger that, thanks for the tip!

Roger that, thanks for the tip!
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