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by GeorgeSweety
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Bikes
Topic: CB650 Custom Side Panel Badges Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 7

CB650 Custom Side Panel Badges Wanted

CB650 Custom side panel badges wanted, not bothered about paint or lugs missing. They are the final thing that I need to complete my bike but none are available in the UK that I can find.
by GeorgeSweety
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: help needed with testing accelerator pump
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: help needed with testing accelerator pump

I think that I would try the carbs on the bike and stop looking for problems until they actually happen. You only assume that the accelerator pump isn't working but you haven't taken into account the pressure created inside the carbs by the engine. If you are getting fuel through the little brass tu...
by GeorgeSweety
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: when testing carbs for leaks, how do you know when you've filled the carbs and you have no leaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: when testing carbs for leaks, how do you know when you've filled the carbs and you have no leaks?

As Folsoml said, get ready with your screwdriver handle and if fuel starts to leak from a carb then a couple of sharp taps to the float bowl will normally re-seat the valve. No fuel should come out of the carb throat unless your overflow is blocked and your float valve is really jammed open. If no f...
by GeorgeSweety
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: how to adjust accelerator pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: how to adjust accelerator pump?

juntjoo wrote:thanks. I was thinking the same about cutting it. I confused how it got this way though. it wasn't before I took it apart. I'll keep tinkering with it to see what I may have done


Definitely tinker, as it should fit now if it did before.
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is this hid kit good?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: is this hid kit good?

Folsoml wrote:8) :lol: 8) :lol: 8) :lol:


Better answer would have been...(I'm sure they had some purpose, but only a man in an office somewhere knows what it was) :lol:
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is this hid kit good?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: is this hid kit good?

I know I said in another thread that Honda would not put things that were not required, but I guess this is the exception to that rule (I'm sure it had some purpose, but no one I ever met knows what it was) OK smart arse! Explain air cut off valves! :lol: :lol: :lol: OK. You asked: When the bikes r...
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Just Cleaned Carbs First Time, Now Having Trouble Starting the Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Just Cleaned Carbs First Time, Now Having Trouble Starting the Bike

I figured it's an old bike and the first owner let it sit for 9 years Get to carb 3 though where the fuel accelerator pump is adjoined and find the o-ring sitting there was disintegrated, held together with some kind of yellow sealant. Also the boot for the diaphragm rod fell apart basically as soo...
by GeorgeSweety
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about bench syncing.
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: question about bench syncing.

alright fine Ill get one. and my carbs better be off. and a couple times a year at that. don't like tools wasting space lol. Get the bike running first, then decide if you need to buy one. Maybe bench syncing will be good enough with VB carbs, I don't know until I mess about with my own. I have use...
by GeorgeSweety
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is this hid kit good?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: is this hid kit good?

Folsoml wrote: I know I said in another thread that Honda would not put things that were not required, but I guess this is the exception to that rule (I'm sure it had some purpose, but no one I ever met knows what it was)


OK smart arse! Explain air cut off valves! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by GeorgeSweety
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about bench syncing.
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: question about bench syncing.

interesting. thanks. so indeed it has nothing to do with actual phyical parts alignment, but as a matter of fact it's sounds like the special tools for this are for when wear /tear takes parts OUT of physical alignment and you can't go by it any more. So I'm guessing then we don't see people using ...
by GeorgeSweety
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about bench syncing.
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: question about bench syncing.

Hi juntjoo, I can't comment on VB carbs yet as mine are on my "to do" list, but on my PD slide carbs I did a bench sync by raising the idle screw and inserting a small drill bit under the number 2 slide (base slide with no adjuster), then lowering the idle screw until the drill bit was a n...
by GeorgeSweety
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is this hid kit good?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: is this hid kit good?

I'm pretty useless when it comes to electrics so I'll be no use to you on this :oops: However, I have done my own modification to cut down on battery drainage which seems to be one of the major problems with these bikes :D I presume that DRL's mentioned in the link are Daytime Running Lights?...well...
by GeorgeSweety
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Really can't help you with that mate cos I'm into bikes how they left the factory, as much as possible. I'm sure there are plenty of Nighthawks in the USA but here in the UK they are mighty scarce, the last time I saw one here was in 1982 :lol:
by GeorgeSweety
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help needed with reassembling choke shaft
Replies: 19
Views: 201

Re: help needed with reassembling choke shaft

Hi juntjoo, sounds like everything is coming along nicely. I use long nose pliers to work the wire clips, just pinch the two little loops together and keep them under slight tension and slide them along the hose until they are where you want them.
by GeorgeSweety
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help needed with reassembling choke shaft
Replies: 19
Views: 201

Re: help needed with reassembling choke shaft

If the choke plates are still in place then just slacken all the screws, try the choke pulley to see if it still binds. If it does then you will know it is the pulley mechanism and not the plates.

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