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So Bain's progression, aka trying to rectify years of abuse, neglect, and bodging. I am still asking myself WHY! Getting there , when I feel like it, on stripping it down, engine out next then the swingarm and steering stem. Idiot I got it from (at times I do think was he the idiot, or you for buying it) was still using it with that front tyre, the rear is only marginally better. I think the disassembly can best describe it's previous owner with the following. The three bolts that hold on the end can consisted of one 13mm one 12mm and one allen bolt, which he had cross threaded. More times than I care to remember something that rhymes with tanker has been uttered whilst I'm trying to sort out whatever bodge I've come across. I had to give myself a pep talk the other day by reminding myself that at least , unlike the Mini I restored a few years back, I'm not going to be spending countless hours sorting out tin worm and cutting/welding new panels. It sort of worked.
 

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The motors good, first thing I checked, and the only reason it didn't get parted out, so largely it will be recon/rebuild/replace as required and mod it for a nice comfortable ride. Really haven't decided on what to do with the plastics (they need some welding) but I have never been a fan of the Repsol colours, also a pain in the arse to spray, so they won't be staying,
 

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That tire! Yikes! Scares me seeing what some people are out there riding on.
 

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That tire! Yikes! Scares me seeing what some people are out there riding on.
The other bike the guy I bought it from had was an Urban Tiger , that was down to the canvas on both ends. He believes in getting his moneys worth :smile
 

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It's the little things that try. Spent far too long trying to get the ignition switch out of the top yoke (no keys grrrrr). Nice drift and a hammer, endless fun. Didn't move a jot. Pair of long nose pliers, straight out, you live and learn.
 

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Anyone had problems getting the carbs off? Damn things are stuck like limpets.
Best success I’ve had is to leave carb side clamps tight and loosen head side clamps so the insulators stay on the carbs. Then rock them forward and backward. It’s best though to do it while the engine is still in the frame, you get far more leverage.
 

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I'm a bit past the engine still being in the frame bit. I did attempt this prior to removing the motor and succeeded in nothing more than an overwhelming need to drink beer and curse the damn thing. This worked very well in the short term, but unfortunately still left the job at hand.
 

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I'm a bit past the engine still being in the frame bit. I did attempt this prior to removing the motor and succeeded in nothing more than an overwhelming need to drink beer and curse the damn thing. This worked very well in the short term, but unfortunately still left the job at hand.
Last ditch effort would be to use a heat gun and heat the insulators. Over time they get "vulcanized" like hockey pucks and it's very hard to get them pliable enough to release the barb on the carbs and/or the head. With the engine removed, it will be easier to destroy them to get the carbs off, but be careful with that. They might be discontinued from Honda by now.
 

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Dave Silvers to the rescue, £33 for new inlet to carb rubbers , so your idea of toasting them may well be a goer. I'll try and get some lube in their first, but if they still refuse then their days are numbered.
 
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