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    ^ agreed
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    '76 CB500T Frankenbike

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    Another vote for right side being rich.
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    1979 CM400T (rider),
    1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
    1982 CM450 (parts bike)
    1982 CB450 (parts bike)
    Past rides: Vincents, Triumph, BSA's, Suzuki's, Twingle, Corgy, others.
    Remember, today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
    My chest fell, but, fortunately, my belt caught it.
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    That's great guys, thanks! I'm relieved. If this can be fixed by turning a screw then that's way better than a lot of worst-case-scenarios I had in my head...
    CB350K3

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    Hi, I'm still not able to experience what a nice long ride is like, so if you could please gander & chime in @: Fine Around Town, Dies at Higher Speeds I'd love it, thanks! In there are questions like "So how does one go about leaning the [running not idle] mixture anyhow?"

    What I Did To My Twin This Week: My R spark plug was stripping so I bored it out with a $30 HeliCoil kit, using grease to catch the shavings (as per instructions);
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    I was very careful to not let anything fall down the hole; I put a pen-straw on my shop-vac to suck out any remaining crud:
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    Then I cleaned the new wider hole out some more
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    and put in the sleeve lubed with "Red RTV High Temp Gasket Maker" which stinks because I thought I could just use red Loctite, but no, I had to buy this big-ass expensive tube I used 1% of & it'll sit around the next 30yrs till I die...
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    In the pic I hadn't put the red goop on it yet... Anyhow, it worked, although I didn't feel like I got it seated ALL the way down, so when I was having the same engine problems (Pls. chime in on my other thread: Fine Around Town, Dies at Higher Speeds ) I thought maybe the spark plug wasn't getting down deep enough, so I cut off the washer on the spark plug to seat it deeper. Turns out I had my fuel petcock set to "off" (which I won't be doing again --I've read the pro's & con's of turning fuel off or not & I'm in the "leave it on" camp w/ my spacey brain) but the plugs seem to work either way.
    CB350K3

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    I am in the definitely not leaving the fuel on as old carbs are prone to flood and leak fuel into the engine which thins the oil etc. etc. After having an engine with cam wear I play it on the safe side.
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    I am in the habit of 'turn off the key, turn off the petcock' every time. It becomes second nature and I don't have to give it a second thought. I have never left the petcock on while parked with any bike I've ever owned. On my older bikes, that's all there was to turn off....lol (mostly British magneto fired bikes from the 40's and 50's ).
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    1979 CM400T (rider),
    1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
    1982 CM450 (parts bike)
    1982 CB450 (parts bike)
    Past rides: Vincents, Triumph, BSA's, Suzuki's, Twingle, Corgy, others.
    Remember, today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
    My chest fell, but, fortunately, my belt caught it.
    I don't know everything, nor, have I met the one who does.

    T-shirt sales supporting 66Sprint's LSR Build http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/22-...d-attempt.html

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    Getting back on topic, the lighting is SO much better in the kitchen...lol

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    Got some gasket scraping done.
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    1979 CM400T (rider),
    1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
    1982 CM450 (parts bike)
    1982 CB450 (parts bike)
    Past rides: Vincents, Triumph, BSA's, Suzuki's, Twingle, Corgy, others.
    Remember, today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
    My chest fell, but, fortunately, my belt caught it.
    I don't know everything, nor, have I met the one who does.

    T-shirt sales supporting 66Sprint's LSR Build http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/22-...d-attempt.html

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    You are going to regret leaving the fuel on when not riding. These old bikes have a tendency to leak fuel past the carbs and draining into the cylinder and through to your crank case. Fuel mixed with oil = very bad.
    Trust me on this.
    '76 CB500T Frankenbike

    Carpe narem.

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    Here's a mockup of the junkyard '68-'69 CL350 exhaust on my bike this afternoon. It looks ok on the bike now that it's somewhat restored to a state that is acceptable. I have a new lower pipe-to-muffler gasket on order from David Silver Spares. I need to come up with a part for the bracket that attaches the muffler to the frame, and two of the threaded tabs that hold the black heat shield on are stripped out, so I'll have to fix that, too. Anyway, here are pictures...

    As purchased:


    As of today:




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    Quote Originally Posted by 83XLX View Post
    It looks ok on the bike now that it's somewhat restored to a state that is acceptable.
    If that's what you call 'somewhat restored' 83xlx, I can only imagine what it would be like if you ever got round to fully restoring it

    Beautiful looking bike, just makes you want to hop on and head off into the countryside on her.
    CB450 K5

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