Welcome to the world of sparkingdogg and my virtual salvage yard

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by sparkingdogg, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Loudo

    Loudo Pithy

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    They are fun, fast revving and really sing through the gears. And yes, lots of engine braking. Pedestrians are I'm guessing surprised to see the thing they turned their head for is an ancient, undersized UJM.

    The challenge is many of the rubber parts are hard, like the carb boots, and you need four of them, and most of the OEM are almost equally old and hard, so it's ok as long as you don't mind chasing parts and spending $.

    CB350Fs would be ok to fix and ride, fix and flip not so much.
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  2. 06motorradman

    06motorradman Been here awhile

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    I haven't ridden one either. The CB550 Four Supersports were certainly popular.
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  3. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I like the CB400F with the 4-1 upswept exhaust. Awesome looking machine. I tend to have more fun on light nimble bikes.
  4. 06motorradman

    06motorradman Been here awhile

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    I always liked the CB400F in yellow. Neighbor growing up had one.
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  5. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Beautifully engineered. It's like art work.

    Yes folks, that's the factory exhaust!

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  6. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Cam looked okay, very minor pitting.

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  7. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Flywheel has rust but nothing major.

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  8. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Bores and pistons don't look very good.

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  9. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Flywheel came off easy with the proper puller. Always nice. Some don't.

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  10. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Inside of engine isn't too bad. It stinks though. Bad. Weird smell, what's inside of an old engine. Almost like rancid vegetables and cat piss. :umph

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  11. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I just had a cup of hazelnut coffee after lunch. Must be the worst shit I have ever had. :puke1 Someone gave me a coupe pods. Yuck.

    There's a secret to splitting the cases on this engine, I had to figure it out the hard way.

    I will tell you the secret, but it will cost you a big can of Red Bull. I have an awful hazelnut coffee taste in my mouth right now.

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  12. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Dripping off some oil. Another day in the life.

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  13. 06motorradman

    06motorradman Been here awhile

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    Do you sell the parts individually? Someone will actually order one piece?
  14. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Somewhat... I sell the entire tranny, the whole shift drum/fork set, some of the sub assemblies stay together. But yes otherwise it's piece by piece. Engine parts sell very good. Much of it is obsolete.

    After 3 or 4 years the engine boxes are pretty much empty. Almost everything sells, for anything that's semi classic or collectible. Old Honda engine parts are my bread and butter.
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  15. 06motorradman

    06motorradman Been here awhile

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    So you photograph, box and label all the assemblies at tear down? Then pull it and ship it once it sells?
  16. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    Old Honda (and other) engine covers crack over time, or due to an accident. Then you either find someone selling one on ebay, or find a guy that welds aluminum....
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  17. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I label one tub, and put all the stuff in one labeled tub. I use a ton of zippy bags (get them wholesale in bulk). Sometimes I box the tranny and clutch just so the tub isn't so heavy. A lot of the engine cases end up going to scrap, I used to box them but then later unbox them for scrap. So I just tape them up in plastic and set them on a warehouse shelf. As stuff sells, what is left will fit in a large box, then a smaller box, and at about 4 years, if unsold, it's scrap metal. I generally reduce my price at 1 year, maybe offer free shipping at 2 years.

    Crank shafts and engine cases generally never sell, unless it's something really good. But after 4 years I need the room for new stuff. Plus fees add up... $1.20 a year per item. Warehouse space is expensive. Buying more racking for stuff that never sells makes no sense. I have to draw the line at 4 years. And it generally never sells because there are already 100 of them listed by other sellers for cheaper prices. One fairly big seller drops his prices to $1 per item after whatever his set time is. That makes no sense to me. Especially paying $1.20 a year, to sell a $1 item. Not worth the bother to ship anything for $1. I probably make more on scrap than he does on his silly $1 items.
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  18. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    At lunch I threw some stuff in the slow cooker...

    4 slices of bacon, cut into bits
    2 big cans of baked beans, partly drained of sauce
    garlic
    onion powder
    salt, pepper
    about 1.5 pounds of premium ham, cut and diced
    liquid hickory smoke
    molasses
    brown sugar

    Render bacon with garlic, remove most of the grease. Dump everything in and stir it. Use as much or as little of each ingredient as you want. I like some cayenne pepper but didn't add it due to kids. Cook on medium low all day, stirring a couple times. Best beans ever... I have never added ham before. The bomb! Served ours with spiral cut premium ham, cheese peas, and fresh crescent rolls.

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  19. fjer

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    Substitute 2lbs of hamburger for the ham and add chili pepper that's almost exactly how I make my chili. Use plenty of onion and garlic. Just mild hot so all the other flavors come out. I make a big pot. Usually eat about half and freeze the rest in single portion bowls for later meals.

    I'm going to try those beans!
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  20. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Yes I use the chili ground (more coarse) beef when I make chili.

    The beans I made are just fine without the added ham... but the ham kind of took them to the next level!