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Forum: The Garage 11-16-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,879
Posted By electroken
Yup, so did '83 CB550SC and all of the Nighthawks...

Yup, so did '83 CB550SC and all of the Nighthawks S models, CB700SC and CB750SC. I kind of miss my Nighthawk S.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,474
Posted By electroken
Those TX750 starter clutches look an awful lot...

Those TX750 starter clutches look an awful lot like the well-known POS in my Honda CB450K5. And the portion of the sprocket the rollers run on is 42.16mm in diameter. Hmmmm...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 309,260
Posted By electroken
I should have read this entire thread before I...

I should have read this entire thread before I put the EarthX ETX18B in my KLR, even though that's the size recommended by EarthX. At 30F I'm thoroughly underwhelmed by the way the bike starts. So...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,690
Posted By electroken
The Honda CB/CL 450 twin has to be the heaviest...

The Honda CB/CL 450 twin has to be the heaviest 450 engine ever made. I have one on the bench now and just about left my nuts on the floor in getting it there. It's gonna be fun holding that thing...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By electroken
Believe whatever you'd like. I already lived this...

Believe whatever you'd like. I already lived this once.

My purpose was inform the OP of a potential money pit, and that has been accomplished.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By electroken
The single oil line was routed to two places....

The single oil line was routed to two places. When the path of least resistance is through the transmission, no oil is left for the top end. Every component fed by the pressurized system is more or...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By electroken
Nope. Mostly because Honda denied there was a...

Nope. Mostly because Honda denied there was a problem and changed nothing. I saw just as many torn up cams in '85 models as '82 models.

As I said, and as your experience shows, it was a crap...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By electroken
It's a toss of the dice whether or not that thing...

It's a toss of the dice whether or not that thing has usable camshafts at 11,000 miles.

I worked at a Honda/Yamaha shop from '83 to '86 and any first generation V4 that came in had a 50/50 shot...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By electroken
Let's see... In 1972 the differences between a...

Let's see... In 1972 the differences between a CB350 and CL350 were:

Pipes (obviously)
forks
front wheel
front fender
shocks
rear sprocket
tank
left side cover
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By electroken
This Craigslist gem was $200 from New Haven 11...

This Craigslist gem was $200 from New Haven 11 months ago. It appeared after a month of looking. Enough "project" for 2 winters.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By electroken
I wasn't expecting an heirloom, but a functional...

I wasn't expecting an heirloom, but a functional headlight would have been nice.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By electroken
Don't buy this headlight - a public service announcement

I was looking for a 7" headlight assembly for my CB450K5 frankenbike. I took a chance on this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121163355758?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I knew...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By electroken
The manual won't help much with parts interchange...

The manual won't help much with parts interchange between models. The parts fiche will. Here is the fiche index for a 1980 CM400T:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By electroken
I'm nearly certain the consensus will be no. The...

I'm nearly certain the consensus will be no. The only way to be sure will be to do a part by part comparison between the two models on a site with online fiche like Ronnie's Mail Order, etc.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,561
Posted By electroken
I need my head and my hands to make a living...

I need my head and my hands to make a living doing what I do. Therefore:

1) Helmet and gloves

2) Boots

3) Armored jacket

4) Pants. My neighbors insist.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,581
Posted By electroken
The factory service manual is nearly useless for...

The factory service manual is nearly useless for alternator specs, then they dedicate 5 pages to how a battery works. :huh

In any of the pre-'74 Hondas, The first thing to replace is the selenium ...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By electroken
.002" intake, .004" exhaust, per the factory...

.002" intake, .004" exhaust, per the factory service manual. Turn the eccentric shaft CW for left intake and right exhaust. Turn it CCW for right intake and left exhaust.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 205,493
Posted By electroken
Around here they would have insisted on selling a...

Around here they would have insisted on selling a new seat belt. Can't f- with safety systems. Good thing those buttons are 2 for $7 at Advance Auto Parts.
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,662
Posted By electroken
Google "ELM327" and get the Torque smartphone app...

Google "ELM327" and get the Torque smartphone app to go with it. It may be the best $20 you'll ever spend.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,617
Posted By electroken
Let's say 3.9. The CB450 is missing a few parts...

Let's say 3.9. The CB450 is missing a few parts at the moment.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,879
Posted By electroken
Greased shaft, 80W-90 in the final drive (IIRC).

Greased shaft, 80W-90 in the final drive (IIRC).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,879
Posted By electroken
I worked at a Honda /Yamaha shop from '83 to '87...

I worked at a Honda /Yamaha shop from '83 to '87 and saw a few VT500FTs and several other Honda shafties of the era, and NEVER saw anything go wrong with the shaft or final drive. I also had a V65...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,879
Posted By electroken
This would be a good choice. It has a fairly tall...

This would be a good choice. It has a fairly tall seat for its size and weight, electronic ignition, liquid cooling, and better brakes than any CB350 ever had. You mentioned the CB450 earlier... It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,879
Posted By electroken
On a CB350 a six-footer will feel like they are...

On a CB350 a six-footer will feel like they are riding a clown bike.

The bike in the American version of "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is a 1970 (I think) CL350. I'm pretty sure the actress is...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,029
Posted By electroken
This. Three pairs were enough for 3 weeks on the...

This. Three pairs were enough for 3 weeks on the road.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,316,934
Posted By electroken
When I sat on a 2013 recently I didn't notice any...

When I sat on a 2013 recently I didn't notice any difference in the upper cowling from my '08... except for the bold new graphics. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14,862
Views: 1,600,840
Posted By electroken
I haven't noticed an increase in sound as the...

I haven't noticed an increase in sound as the engine heats. I do know the slight whine you mentioned, though. I did the doo in my '08 4 years ago and the engine sound was immediately more sewing...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,313
Posted By electroken
I have one of those drain plugs sitting here in...

I have one of those drain plugs sitting here in front of me, and I don't see that crush thing happening. My money is on a LARGE air impact wrench and a good 6-point socket.
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,316,934
Posted By electroken
Not exactly. The taillight bulb has two...

Not exactly. The taillight bulb has two filaments. The actual taillight is 5W. Applying the brake lights the second 21W filament, for a total of 26W. These numbers are from the factory service...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,316,934
Posted By electroken
Not trying to be the poop in the punch bowl, but...

Not trying to be the poop in the punch bowl, but your math only works for the interval in which your brake light and turn signal bulbs are lit simultaneously. It's a very small percentage of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,389
Posted By electroken
Surely, he's good at something. Spelling,...

Surely, he's good at something. Spelling, grammar, photography, and painting are not on the list.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By electroken
Both of mine were $65-$70 delivered.

Both of mine were $65-$70 delivered.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By electroken
I second that recommendation. Six years so far in...

I second that recommendation. Six years so far in my C10 Concours and 4.5 so far in my KLR.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,941
Posted By electroken
The main cause of Mazda 2.3 engines losing oil...

The main cause of Mazda 2.3 engines losing oil suddenly is dumb-asses cracking the plastic oil filter housing. A popular remedy is installing the filter mount for the 2.0, which uses a conventional...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,942
Posted By electroken
I wired up a the coils to a battery, fueled it...

I wired up a the coils to a battery, fueled it through my plastic service tank, and the damned thing started on the 3rd kick. I only ran it for 15 seconds or so, but it ran on both cylinders and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,942
Posted By electroken
The original fork tubes and caliper have been...

The original fork tubes and caliper have been ravaged by the previous owners and time, so while I'm scrounging for parts I think I can improve things a bit. Luckily, 35mm fork tubes were used on all...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,164
Posted By electroken
We've had the 10% ethanol swill for 4 or 5 years...

We've had the 10% ethanol swill for 4 or 5 years now in Connecticut. My '72 CL350 and my 2003 Concours sit from late November until March every year. They sit with full tanks and nothing more than...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,942
Posted By electroken
I was an hour away from hearing this engine run....

I was an hour away from hearing this engine run. The right carb was assembled, then I started on the left. Hmmm... the float sloshes. What the... what are all these cracks?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,942
Posted By electroken
Nobody would want this seat. The gray vinyl is...

Nobody would want this seat. The gray vinyl is turning back into petroleum and so did the duct tape holding it on.

So far the only internal parts needing replacement have been the centrifugal oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,942
Posted By electroken
It looks like the oil filter and clutch basket...

It looks like the oil filter and clutch basket came into contact and they both lost. The only way this happens is if some dummy leaves the oil filter nut loose. At least they didn't run it long like...
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