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Project New acquisition - Honda Spada

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by jmw76, Jan 27, 2020.

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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Are there any jetting differences between each cylinder? If not, then it probably doesn't matter. The different length snorkels mean each cylinder has peak torque and peak power and differen locations, it helps to create a broader power band
     
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    Short one goes on rear carb facing forward. Long one on front carb facing backwards. I think.
     
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    Thanks guys. Hopefully tomorrow I can get it going again.
     
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    jmw76 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Its all back together again and running.
    It took me forever just to work out the correct routing for the throttle cables, choke cable, breather and drain tubes.
    One of the carbs has a needle and seat issue and pisses out fuel all over the place.
    Still need to bleed the brakes also.
    Then off for a roadworthy and club rego.

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    WoW! Looks great, congratulations. One trick I learnt was if the carbs are at all suspect, I place them in a plastic tub overnight with a gravity fuel feed with a piece of a4 paper under the carbs. If there are no stains on the paper the next morning it’s safe to assume the needle and seat and gaskets aren’t leaking,,, such a pain re fitting those carbs, I prefer to only do the job once if possible.
     
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    Thanks Gizzi. Yes, the carbs are a pain to get at. Even fitting the engine to the frame is a bit of a squeeze. I found the best technique was to lift the engine and get the front mount bolts installed first then swing the rear up into place.
    The carbs are leaking so much fuel. One of the needle is not shutting off fuel at all. It is fairly obvious.
     
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    Ok. Have managed to get a roadworthy sorted and have put a few test miles on it. All seems good. Just waiting on the club paperwork to come back so that I can get the club plates and log book from VicRoads. Here are a few pics of the completed bike.
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    Great job, looks amazing. Congratulations.
     
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    That grey signature frame looks great against the blue. What a tidy little bike.
     
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    @maelstrom Yes, I thought the grey looked a little better than the original silver which gets lost against the engine colour.
    The Teal, grey and silver seem to go well together.
     
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    You gotta post some pics in “the lounge“ . Looks absolutely fantastic. Congratulation again.
     
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    There are a few blemishes here are there, but within my initial objective of trying to refurbish this as cheaply as possible, it has come up pretty well. All up I think it has cost me about $500 - $600, including purchase of the bike.
     
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    Here are details of the primary paint colours I used:
    Body work teal/blue matched to original Honda colour (spray gun)
    Frame sprayed with VHT Wheel Paint - Graphite (rattle can)
    Engine sprayed with VHT Engine Enamel - Cast Aluminium (rattle can)
    All parts clear coated over the top.
    Cheers Peter.
     
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    Sorry, post pics in garage, not lounge. I was thinking the lounge room is where you should keep it.
     
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    Not sure my wife would approve of motorcycles in the house.;);););)
     
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