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New Toy for the Summer [message #300433] Sat, 23 March 2019 18:12 Go to next message
spagiratwink is currently offline  spagiratwink   United Kingdom
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New project to play with, paid £600 for this Honda CBX750 1984 just finished doing the carbs which were shot
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Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300435 is a reply to message #300433] Sat, 23 March 2019 23:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cracking find for £600 given it looks to be all there and pretty good nick Thumbs Up

I assume it was word of mouth or local ads?
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300436 is a reply to message #300435] Sun, 24 March 2019 06:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It was on e-bay, it was advertised as a 95, but in fact was a 84, (which are rarer) there were 10 bidders , put in a bid far excess of my £600 bid but nobody bid against me , couldn't believe I got it for that price
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Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300437 is a reply to message #300436] Sun, 24 March 2019 06:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300438 is a reply to message #300437] Sun, 24 March 2019 07:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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From this picture as you can see when they powder coated the swing arm , they left the Chain Guard Rubber screw in and then didn't replace the rubber guard (I have a new one)
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Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300439 is a reply to message #300433] Sun, 24 March 2019 09:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've just checked the local classifieds (200 miles range Wink ): cheapest one, and a non-runner at that, is two grands. Most expensive one, and heavily "modified" as well, is eleven grands.
Methinks a lot of people have been smoking opium. Laugh
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300441 is a reply to message #300439] Sun, 24 March 2019 11:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Know what you mean Kak, seen a couple on E-bay at £2500, , but I'd like to get this back to stock, (which it nearly all is) maybe keep it another 4 years , then I wont have to MOT it or Tax it (cheapskate) Laugh
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300469 is a reply to message #300441] Wed, 27 March 2019 19:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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result on ebay mate, will have to keep my eyes peeled for something >250cc to work on over longer summer days & nights.

Have fun with the work ahead Thumbs Up
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300471 is a reply to message #300469] Wed, 27 March 2019 19:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Getting into it,had to get the swingarm out cause as you see no Chain Guide Rubber, new one fitted
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Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300472 is a reply to message #300471] Wed, 27 March 2019 19:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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and
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Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300473 is a reply to message #300472] Wed, 27 March 2019 20:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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spagiratwink wrote on Wed, 27 March 2019 20:46
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Any idea why it was powder coated? think
While ordinary tear and wear were not gentle on period Italian and Japanese paint, one big problem with Honda swingarms from the 80's (and the early 90's) was corrosion. That's the reason used ST1100 swingarm in good shape go for insane money.
Yours doesn't look repaired, but I would at least "sound" it with a rubber mallet to check for potential weak spots masked by the new paintjob.

PS: did you use the Abba swingarm removal kit to lift the bike?
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300476 is a reply to message #300473] Thu, 28 March 2019 05:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Kak, no need for the Abba Stand, the center stand did the job, as regards the powder coated swingarm,it looks good , but I would have sprayed it instead of powder coating, also took out the shock to spruce that up, rear brake pistons were shot so ordered new, caliper itself looks fine, and front left stanchion needs replacing so will do both seals while I'm at it Yes
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300583 is a reply to message #300476] Tue, 16 April 2019 21:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Result with the swingarm, looks very tidy considering the age, powder coating when well done last ages Thumbs Up

Is it going to be a complete stripdown or just bits as required?
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300585 is a reply to message #300583] Wed, 17 April 2019 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Might change the shock ,its a big heavy thing with air/oil and a choke cable to alter tension, but keep the shock with the bike for moving on:)
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300606 is a reply to message #300585] Tue, 23 April 2019 21:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Loved the looks of these as a yoof. Wink

Twin headlights, very modern for its time, all the others were still on big round searchlight you could rest your head on. ha ha.
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300620 is a reply to message #300606] Thu, 25 April 2019 08:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice find, looks like a project that could be simple or not. Depends on how far you dig and how you want it to look,
Have fun Thumbs Up
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #300621 is a reply to message #300620] Thu, 25 April 2019 09:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gearbox wrote on Thu, 25 April 2019 08:23
Nice find, looks like a project that could be simple or not. Depends on how far you dig and how you want it to look,
Have fun Thumbs Up
Quazi wrote on Tue, 23 April 2019 21:47
Loved the looks of these as a yoof. Wink

Twin headlights, very modern for its time, all the others were still on big round searchlight you could rest your head on. ha ha.
Really is a simple bike to work with, quite a few of these coming up now, would probably get another Yes
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #301195 is a reply to message #300621] Fri, 13 September 2019 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Got everything sorted, started it up Carbs were Great ,but blue smoke, tore it down split the cases , cylinders were glazed, pistons had wrong size rings , vave oil seals buggered, so honed the cylinders , new rings in , and just got this from David Silvers for the rest, New Motad for the one that was perished, brakes sorted with new seals and cylinders , new fork seals, Looked a good bike when I got it , at least it will be better now, pictures to follow later
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Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #301196 is a reply to message #300433] Fri, 13 September 2019 15:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Let's just say I begin to see why it was £600. Laugh
Re: New Toy for the Summer [message #301197 is a reply to message #301196] Fri, 13 September 2019 15:49 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Kakugo wrote on Fri, 13 September 2019 15:16
Let's just say I begin to see why it was £600. Laugh
Your so right matey Laugh But after all this work I'm going to keep it, quite enjoyed doing it, even with the rough exhaust and Blow-by it ticked over quite good Yes
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