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    Aah, if only it was so simple!

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    wtf would you keep the oem cheesehead casing screws? They were shite when they were new, and still are, especially given how cheap SS cap screws are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    wtf would you keep the oem cheesehead casing screws? They were shite when they were new, and still are, especially given how cheap SS cap screws are.
    To keep it as original as possible ? If its going to go into concours competitions - given the prices I doubt many people buy sandcasts to ride them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    wtf would you keep the oem cheesehead casing screws? They were shite when they were new, and still are, especially given how cheap SS cap screws are.
    Got to keep it original, down to the last nut and bolt (and tyre)


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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Aah, if only it was so simple!
    Well you do actually have to make a few decisions every couple of years.

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    That was the first big bike i ever got a lift on. Guy opened it up when i was not expecting it. Both legs up at the bars and i was flat hanging off the back. I could not get myself back up, he had to slow down. Loved it and it helped convince me to get the full licence and go down the bike route.

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    Pah it’s got 2019 air in the tyres.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    wtf would you keep the oem cheesehead casing screws? They were shite when they were new, and still are, especially given how cheap SS cap screws are.
    I've never worked on such an old bike, but plenty of later hondas. If you go at Japanese crosshead screws with a Philips driver you'll come away believing they're made of cheese. In truth you're using a 13mm spanner on a 1/2" nut. You'll round any of them that's right.

    You need a proper JIS screwdriver set.

    Unless the early ones really were that bad... But the fact the same thing happens to this day on reservoir caps suggests to me I'm right.

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    When we were kids, our best pal was our impact driver. Tighten it more than finger tight, and it needed nuclear power to loosen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    I've never worked on such an old bike, but plenty of later hondas. If you go at Japanese crosshead screws with a Philips driver you'll come away believing they're made of cheese.
    Cheese head is a a type of slotted screw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Cheese head is a a type of slotted screw.
    Yes, but early ones were made of very cheap cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    To keep it as original as possible ? If its going to go into concours competitions - given the prices I doubt many people buy sandcasts to ride them


    If you wanted something objectively "good" you wouldn't be restoring an old bike would ya? Somehow I doubt this machine is gonna be commuting through winter or owt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    To keep it as original as possible ? If its going to go into concours competitions - given the prices I doubt many people buy sandcasts to ride them
    Wrong-looking screws would take thousands off the value.

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