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by GeorgeSweety
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: how's my spark?
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: how's my spark?

All i can say is even if the spark looks good outside the engine it can actually be no spark when phe plug is mounted. :roll: Seems to me the best solution for you is actually find someone that is a bike mechanic to look over your bike. Or he could use one of these, but I don't think that is anythi...
by GeorgeSweety
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it
Replies: 27
Views: 163

Re: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it

Two things I dislike about the CB650. :x On the DOHC Honda's the starter clutch is easy to get to and the cam tensioners are right there as well. Well I haven't had a DOHC 650 Honda yet, but I wouldn't rule anything out. Maybe the design faults are why SOHC 650's are relatively cheap..............a...
by GeorgeSweety
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it
Replies: 27
Views: 163

Re: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it

You have my bike! Is that the 650? Take her back out and fix her up and we can be best friends! Well, we can see... :lol: You do realize that when your bike is running you will have more experience with a 650 Nighthawk than I do? Then it'll be your turn to give advice :D I have had my bike running ...
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Center Stand
Replies: 11
Views: 88

Re: Center Stand

Nice exhaust on ebay, I'd have considered it myself but its a hell of a drive for me and its collection only :(

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Cb650z ... Sw9Z1ahbSr
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it
Replies: 27
Views: 163

Re: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it

"sorry if I'm repeating myself but although the idle is high, with the choke in use it revs to 6krpms. so that wouldn't be due to extra fuel?" That's what the choke does jj, it enriches the fuel to air mixture, less air means more fuel getting into the engine so it will rev higher when the...
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it
Replies: 27
Views: 163

Re: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it

When I first bought my Custom the PO had put cables on from a CB650Z which is the road version in the UK, they have straight flat bars on them, hence cables way too short :roll:
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stator issues/replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 97

Re: Stator issues/replacement

I've never had a buggered up screw stay stuck with this method, it is a last resort that will destroy the screw head. Put your screwdriver blade in one of the flats of the crosshead +- so that you only have the smallest section of metal to notch, the remains of the crosshead is already notched, so t...
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 79 carb choke linkage broke!
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: 79 carb choke linkage broke!

If you do go that way can you update the rest of us with any pitfalls or benefits to your method. The one thing that I would make sure of is to get an extension piece welded on absolutely straight.
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it
Replies: 27
Views: 163

Re: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it

And this is when I cry like a baby cos my little baby Nighthawk is all busted and I ain't got time to fix her yet :cry: :cry: :cry:
choke lever position 003.JPG
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by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it
Replies: 27
Views: 163

Re: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it

And this is the on position.
choke lever position 002.JPG
choke lever position 002.JPG (143.98 KiB) Viewed 17 times
It would appear that your bike was revving higher because you were putting your choke on.
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it
Replies: 27
Views: 163

Re: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it

jj, just been in my shed to check my choke. This is the position with the choke off.
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by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Center Stand
Replies: 11
Views: 88

Re: Center Stand

Very nice Rich :D what's wrong with the exhaust on it?, though I couldn't really see it in the vid. I like the fume extractor system 8) I might rig something up like that myself but direct it under my compressor shed to try get rid of the bloody mice that have taken up residence :roll: Have a look a...
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stator issues/replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 97

Re: Stator issues/replacement

I should also add, do it on a work bench not on a concrete floor or you'll scratch the hell out of the casing :lol: don't ask me how I know :roll: An extra pair of hands may come in useful to hold the case steady while you hit the screwdriver.
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stator issues/replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 97

Re: Stator issues/replacement

CP, you can try the flat blade screwdriver/chisel method, you need an old flat blade screwdriver that has the metal going all the way through the handle. You place the screwdriver on one part of the cross head but right to the edge of the screw, hold the screwdriver vertical and hit it with a hammer...
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it
Replies: 27
Views: 163

Re: idles really high. Can't even adjust black idle knob to resolve it

jj, I wouldn't go taking anything off at the moment, just check everything that I mentioned first, like is your air filter and cover installed?

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