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1  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Lower Exhaust mount bracket on: October 30, 2018, 01:39:25 PM
I just had a look in the service manual and there is supposed to be a long bolt that I don't have, attached to a bracket that I don't have either. So you are probably correct, it's a common point of failure. I can say though that mine has been missing for more than 7 years so it must be a bonus item if anyone has this still.

It would be interesting to hear from others?
2  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Lower Exhaust mount bracket on: October 30, 2018, 10:04:23 AM
It looks broken but unless mine is broken in the same way I think that's how it should look. I've attached a photo, please ignore the dirty state of my bike, it's in daily use.

Hope this helps  Cheesy
3  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Adjustable brake lever to fit the CB-1? on: October 09, 2018, 04:16:20 AM
This one will do it but it's a bit pricey

Cheers, Al
4  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: CB-1 new owner impressions on: October 04, 2018, 04:12:54 AM
Welcome emiller412, your analysis is spot on, great engine and yes top gear should be higher. But apart from that I think it does everything well and me having freakishly short legs it suits me :-) I've had mine for seven years now and I can't seem to part with it. Enjoy!
5  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Story of one CB-1 on: July 24, 2018, 10:21:38 AM
I'm very interested in your build, thanks for the update and please keep the posts coming.

Where did you buy your new coolant hoses from?
6  General Category / Tech Corner / Changing the handlebars. What do i need to buy? on: May 17, 2018, 11:45:26 AM
I'm sure this question has been asked before but I couldn't find the answers to my questions by searching.

I'm thinking of changing my standard clip-ons for higher bars, I'm finding the low position a bit too low for my old joints on longer journeys. I need to know what to buy exactly. I know I need risers and new bars and probably new longer cables but I don't know the exact items that I can buy or what my options are or where to get them from. Is there a guide or a previous post someone could point me to? Also if I could buy at least some of the parts used if I don't like the new position then I wouldn't have blown a wad of cash.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks Al
7  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Reprise of: New bike a Republican? (aka my bike doesn't lean LEFT). on: April 17, 2018, 04:25:40 AM
I'm not sure if this helps but just to add to what everyone else has said, on choke if I start the bike on the center stand and then lean it over to the side stand the revs drop slightly. It's always done it and doesn't really cause a problem for me. I cleaned my carbs last year and it made no difference.
8  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: So, these 400 cc bikes on: March 19, 2018, 06:02:36 AM
I've had the same thoughts and I've been looking around lately. It's good to see smaller capacity bikes on the rise again. The BMW G310R gets a good review although I'm not sure how I would cope with a 34bhp single although one of my favorite bikes was a 125cc single. I've not ridden one though but I hear they are a hoot to ride.
9  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: Blossom time on: March 02, 2018, 04:13:48 AM
Spurlock, looks great! Please keep the pictures coming. Wish I was there with you  Grin
10  General Category / Photo Gallery / Re: CB-1 Mk2 Project on: February 12, 2018, 12:08:10 PM
Looks like a nice little winter project. I wish I had a garage like yours, I particularly like the look of the most important tool in the workshop, the kettle! I have to put up with this freezing weather if my bike goes wrong.

You'll have it ready for the spring then  Grin

Just out of curiosity, where do you buy your gaskets and stuff from?
11  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: LOTS OF PARTS: Carb, Gas Tank, Wiring Harness, Exhaust, Rims, Engine on: February 01, 2018, 08:17:51 AM
Hi fireblade 1969,

You might want to get a UK spec one. The Uk spec ones were stainless, US ones were black painted or anodised mild steel so they rust more with all that salt on our roads at the moment. Plus shipping cost from US would be prohibitive.

There are a few on ebay at the moment, for example...


12  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Gas cap help on: January 10, 2018, 03:14:03 PM
Thanks for that, I'll be taking it all apart at the weekend, it's good to get photos of it all.

13  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Gas cap help on: January 10, 2018, 08:24:45 AM
Thanks for posting this, very useful.

It's a shame it sat proud because they both look identical. Did you work out why it didn't close properly?

I have a problem with my gas cap too, the mechanism is well corroded. I frequently lubricate it and it's fine for a while, then it gets stiff again. One day I'm going to snap my key in the lock. I could do with replacing it really, but because you've taken yours apart do you have any idea how easy it would be for me to take the latching mechanism apart to give it a proper clean up?
14  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: engine case paint? on: January 04, 2018, 03:40:10 PM
Nice job. I'll be using that on my engine in the spring time.
15  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: engine case paint? on: January 04, 2018, 02:30:04 PM
I've often wondered how good the 2k clear coat is. I rattle canned the rear cowl some years back, the paint was mixed to perfection by a local paint shop and put into cans for me but I used standard clear coat and the clear coat finish has not held up too well. I'll try a can of 2k clear coat next time. Do you know if you can spray the can of 2k over all rattle can paints or do you need to match them?
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