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    I have been asked to put a bike back together by someone who may wish to remain nameless
    A very brief look over and it all looks straightforward and in good original condition. How hard can it be?



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    You’ll want an engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    You’ll want an engine.
    There is a small one, but its hiding.

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    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Those and the CB175 version were very desirable to learners round here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Those and the CB175 version were very desirable to learners round here.
    It's a rose tinted classic.. a mate had one as a field bike when I had a fizzy. It seemed huge, but this one is tiny.

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    60 fully comp...

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    These are less than ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    These are less than ideal.
    Does anyone make replicas of Jap silencers?

    Honda used to sell spares for all years of Honda, at least in theory and at a price.

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    Are you not feeling the speedholes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Does anyone make replicas of Jap silencers?

    Honda used to sell spares for all years of Honda, at least in theory and at a price.
    Dunno yet. Seems there's some oddly 'styled' things reminiscent of proper British bike exhausts..

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    Are you not feeling the speedholes?
    I dont think it would cope with that much speed.. Still it's K reg so not so worried about an MOT..

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    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Fat front tyre, clip ons and saw the back off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1913 View Post
    Fat front tyre, clip ons and saw the back off.
    Don't be dirty.

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    Shame its seized really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post

    Shame its seized really.

    BSA owners waiting at the bus stop used to sneer at the under-damped suspension on passing Hondas.

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