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1  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Just scored my "Dream" bike! on: August 30, 2018, 05:13:48 AM
Lovely  Cool People are going mad over little bikes at the moment, in the UK, they're paying up to 6K for restored 1970s Yamaha FS1-E sports mopeds and other classics of the time. I'm a "nevermind the quality, feel the width" type of guy myself and it always seems a lot of money for little bike to me but I see the attraction.
2  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Fuel filter, pump and fuel line routing on: August 23, 2018, 07:20:21 AM
For future reference:-

3  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: Center stand on: August 23, 2018, 06:53:33 AM
Thank you for the "link".

How does one proceed?

Appears the current price is reasonable--but worry about shipping sending the cost through the roof.

Can you cast any light on my concerns?

Thank you

Shipping to the UK would be about 20 GBP, a little less to The States. I just had a 6KG parcel arrive and that was $100 US using SAL, (Sea And Land). EMS is quicker, more trackable and more insured but about %20 more.
4  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: Center stand on: August 23, 2018, 06:48:18 AM
After looking for one for about 8 years, I finally found this the other week:-
5  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: Center stand on: August 23, 2018, 06:33:07 AM
There are several agents to use, but there are things to be aware of. Firstly, unlike on eBay, sellers on Yahoo JP don't have to state shipping charges, some do, some don't. This leaves it open for the agent...if they feel so charge whatever they want. Also, as charges go up with value, again, if they feel inclined, the agent is free to bid up an item on your behalf to get more fees. My agent charges $5 US for anything up to and including 1000 yen. 1001 yen to 10,000 yen is $10 US, then it goes up by $10 for every 10,000 yen. Multiple items from the same seller, bid on at the same time, incurs only one fee.
I've had the same agent for over 10 years with relatively problem-free bidding but I do like to keep an eye on the numbers, mistakes happen.When I have found a mistake, I've been reimbursed.
Big problem at the moment is with shipping, security measures at airports now means that sniffer dogs are used to detect dangerous chemicals. This includes petrol, so anything with fuel residue, like tanks, carbs, exhausts etc the agents won't touch. This is a big blow  Angry
I havn't been on here a lot recently, my CB-1 is still in storage waiting for a full restoration while I work on other projects, but I always said that I am willing to help out other CB-1 owners with parts from Japan. I can have them sent to me or direct to wherever overseas. I don't charge anything and the only thing I can't help with is parts for people that want to sell them on for profit as this could lead to trouble for myself. I usually pick out parts over a few weeks until I have a decent sized parcel, then have them shipped over together. I havn't been bidding on much recently as the transfer rates are so bad, they're double what they were when I started!

Any questions, please ask.
6  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: 4-1 exhaust on: August 21, 2018, 10:50:23 AM
Be careful with the agents, not all of them will tell you they can't ship until after you've bought the item! I'm having the same problems with shipping carbs and carb parts, working on a fix at the moment. The agents have taken a blanket approach and will not ship used parts even if they don't smell at all. You may be OK with new parts though as Eric mentions, but then you can have big Duty bills.
7  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: wtb clean fork tube for cb1 on: August 21, 2018, 10:44:47 AM
I have a spare pair that aren't too bad, they're a bit mucky at the top but I can't see any pits in the swept area. I can dismantle them and clean them up to get a better idea but not till next week I'm afraid.
Alternatively, you can get yours re-chromed or buy a pattern set.
8  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: Center stand on: August 21, 2018, 10:40:37 AM
I've picked a couple up from Japan for other folks on here before and there's a nice one listed at the moment if any use, it just needs a paint?
9  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: 4-1 exhaust on: July 08, 2018, 08:19:52 AM
Because of shipping restrictions of anything with fuel residue, it's just about impossible for me to get any exhausts sent over from Japan any more, which is where I found my Kerker system.  Embarrassed
10  General Category / Tech Corner / Re: Changing the handlebars. What do i need to buy? on: May 18, 2018, 09:27:29 AM
Honda made various similar style bars to the CB-1s for other models that should fit. I can't remember which models exactly but the VFR800s are 41mm so might be a good place to start. The MKll CB-1 also had higher bars as standard. It will be easier to go this route than finding a top yoke or drilling yours for risers.
I havn't got a clue where they are but somewhere I have a set of what I think are VF1100R bars that are the same size.
11  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: I need a few parts to restore my 1989 cb1 on: May 18, 2018, 09:13:02 AM
I can help with the two infills and I have a gas cap with key but it has had a fake kevlar cover stuck on it.
12  Classifieds / For Sale / Re: Stock S/S Exhaust (UK) on: February 12, 2018, 06:38:59 PM
Blimey many bikes and so little time.

I've seen a lot of good condition systems for sale in Japan recently but they're just too big for regular shipping, if only they made it a two or 3 piece. I could see if I can get 4 or 5 systems slotted in a crate somehow but it's the storage thats going to be the problem.
Still got my Kerker that I bought new, sold to help pay for the Yamagamma and then bought back again! I keep my eyes open for another but that's the only one I've ever seen.

On a brighter note, I can get hold of repro CB-1 stantions now:-
13  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: Help please. Waterpump gone! on: December 23, 2017, 11:22:48 AM
Yes it has snapped, then I ran it without knowing which rounded the shift, it broke as my very old  coolant froze and jammed the water pump.  how long or difficult would it be to sort oil pump, competent diyer or garage?

Oil pump....or water pump?
14  Classifieds / For Sale / New Starting Clutch Available on: December 21, 2017, 01:08:42 PM
I've managed to pick up a couple of new starting clutches along with the thrust bearings, pinion gear, pulse rotors,(gear), and side cover gaskets. I'm in no rush to get rid of them but will do if anyone gets stuck in the future.
These have been NLA from Honda for a long time and as most already know, they are prone to come loose with vibration, sometimes needing replacement.

Can post anywhere if required.

Cheers, Drew.

It may be worth noting that these starter clutches come with at least three part numbers that I know of, maybe that's down to Honda using different suppliers......I don't know.
15  Classifieds / Wanted / Re: Help please. Waterpump gone! on: December 15, 2017, 02:38:25 PM
Looks like the CB-1 pump has a mechanical water seal that packs up, (probably from incorrect coolant use).
 I've just rebuilt the GT Water Pump which has a similar affair. The same seals are used by washing machine manufacturers but it's not that easy to get hold of the correct size.
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