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  1. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    Interesting day, I broke some 2 of my golden rules today, but in a good way

    let’s take this back about 8 weeks or so, I popped out too @James Mclaren storage shed to check out his bike collection. I got to have a look at his nc35 rvf400 which was last on the road and running 12 years ago. While I was there I removed the inspection cover and checked to make sure the engine wasn’t locked up. Good news it spun freely.

    fast forward to today, James brought me his rvf400 to get running , normally if I had a bike that hadn’t run in 12 years I would pull the plugs, strip and clean the carbs, change the oil etc, do a compression test , replace the plugs , gets the coils etc then try and start it, I half heatedly said, let’s see if she fires up …. I checked the oil which was at a good level and still looked mid brown so I hooked up a jump pack, hooked up my trusty sauce bottle containing fresh fuel, blocked the vac port. Jim knows I detest using start ya bastard and asked if we should use some, normally I’d say no, but thought let’s have a crack we cranked her over and she coughed a bit so we added some starting fluid and after a couple more cranks and she fired up on 3. Plenty of smiles all around and we upped the idle a bit and let her warm up , eventually the 4th pot fired up and she purred all 4. For the first 10 mins or so, she blew a very small amount of smoke, but cleared her head and idled nicely and revved cleanly to 8000 rpm once she was up to temp. #stoked


    This bike like this is a testament to Honda’s engineering , such an amazing machine.

    James has some major plans to build this up as a very original nc35 to match his mint nc30, now he knows it has a healthy motor, let the rebuild begin. Massive amount of job satisfaction today , even if I didn’t clean the carbs and used that evil start ya bastard stuff

    time for James to start a build thread

    anyone got a stash of rvf parts, he is are going to need headlight, tail light, sub frame , rear infill panels, air ducts etc in order to undo the tyga fairing conversion
     
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    Oh the irony. I would suggest buying Tyga OEM replacement panels. The quality is great.
     
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    Picked up this old girl , 1980 z250a , all there but been sitting for ages

    if anyone is interested in a resto project bike , PM me, I am in Brisbane

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    Andych Senior Member Premium Member

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    Bought myself another bike today.
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    I also have put the 1975 CB409 up for sale ( I just don’t have the time to restore it) and sold the bike lift.
    Now I just need to sort out my “L’s” during the week and I can start getting used to the CB400 Vtec


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    Nicely done, the CB400's are a nice bike
     
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    Yeah yeah. I still need to pass the Computer test lol
    As long as they don’t close the border and keep me out of Albury.


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    @Andych Are u still classed as a NSWelshman or a Mexican now?
     
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    Well, the address on my license is an Albury address. Unfortunately Albury is an “undeclared area” so no Stay Upright courses. That means I have to do the computer test and pay my money to get my “L’s”.
    Then when ready I do a Curbside rider test. Just like it was in the old days.


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    Anything would be better than the crap u have to do with cones in a carpark and all the other associated waste of a weekend with Ls and Ps here in NSW
    The questions are easy as they are multiple choice and u can practice it online beforehand
     
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    And that is why my address is in Albury. If I was just over the border in Victoria it is even worse than the NSW Stayupright setup. Plus it costs over $1000 by the time you get your license.


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    Bike looks good mate .... just dont pull it apart :lolsign:
     
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    Umm no, that won’t be happening. It needs a really good detail. Not sure if I will keep the Oxford heated grips. I will wait and see I guess.
    The Reamus exhaust sounds nice but it is a bit fugly but should look better polished up.


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    Winter is not over yet, you will come to like heated grips even on rainy days.
     
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    Yes, winter is still alive and well down here. It is currently 6 degrees with a “feels like” of 4
    But I won’t be riding on Rainy days. I have a perfectly good Company Car for that


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    Snagged a used R/R for the VTR250. Man I hope that shitbox has compression and fires off with a little 'start ya bastard'. Going to be one hell of a project if it turns out to be a viable motor.

    Snagged luggage racks/cases for the 900 hornet. Hard to find aftermarket parts for a bike last made in 2007, but every once in a great while used stuff pops up!

    Still trying to find the time to package up the 250rr top half to have it re-lined. Decided I'd rather spend more to have a motor that hasn't been welded back together. Been having a hard time catching the guy at the local machine shop to check the specs on the head, but such is life when you work full time.
     
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    The new bike arrived home today... now tucked up in the garage with the SL125 and SRX.
    It really needs a good detail... I forgot how easily Honda Nighthawk Black marrs up... plus the rims are filthy and the pipes need polishing... I wonder what I might be doing this weekend.

    I might need to do a little rewiring as well... apparently the Oxford heated grips are wired directly to the battery as is a USB charging connection.... WHY???

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    If it's like the 900, the wiring on the grip controls is a weak point. Interesting to see the difference in the frame between the cb900f and cb400. If those sliders are engine mounted I would remove them. Plenty of 919s have "sunday cases" from a tip over.
     
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    Great looking cb400 Andy , nice pick up

    On a side note , a certain social media platform tells me that our illustrious leader, aka the big cheese , aka the big kahuna and after referred to as maaaaate is celebrating a birthday

    happy birthday @GreyImport

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    5559DDB7-3FB1-4E13-98FB-718F077985AE.jpeg 9C7AAA07-F404-411E-B06E-1ED391ECAB9D.jpeg 93EFBD38-3554-4ABB-AA65-3AE19609E8C2.jpeg My care package from @XCite Bikes arrived for my mc22 , new switch block , lock set , clutch cable, fuel line, mirrors , grommets etc

    It is starting to look like a bike

    The tank and wheels are off getting painted to match the fairing kit , so while I wait, the next job will be chain and sprockets and then fit the rest of the fairings.
     
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