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    I finished up the paint work for the CB400T1. Yes, I know that's a T2 tank because the original was trashed and this was the closest fit I could find for a decent price. Had to wait awhile for the stripes to get made also. Now it's sitting and curing while I get the time to finish building the carbs.
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    I meant to post these earlier, I also polished the spokes, They were very corroded and I was figuring that I'd need to re-lace everything, but they cleaned up with some Hollywood's and a powerball, I need to check my camera for better pix, but it only took a few minutes per wheel..



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    Evaporusted my tank, it took 4 days but I was suprised by how well it worked! Replaced the petcock and fuel lines, rode it to work!
    Russ
    1970 CL175
    1981 CM200T "Armagh 200"
    1982 MB5
    1969 CT90

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    The bike was running a little off and the bowls just wouldn't quit weeping... I decided to give it a little lovin' Set the floats, they were only a little off, but sure enough... I found that the gaskets were rubbing on the floats, trimmed them, no more leak. The points were too close together and the timing was retarded about 4 degrees, adjusted that then started from scratch on the carbs. Now she's purring like a kitten and no more embarassing leaks when she laughs too hard!
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    1981 CM200T "Armagh 200"
    1982 MB5
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    Balanced the carbs on the 500T at idle, noticed when I reved up, I had an imbalance, this is due to the fact that I did not adjust the throttle cables. Learn from my mistakes.
    I also have not gotten any suggestions on it running rich, I am going to lower the needles and possibly look for new needles and seats.
    Jim

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    Started in on cleaning up the handlebar controls on my 350. Most of the wiring seemed to be in pretty good shape with the exception of the starter button. It was literally hanging on by a thread, I've since fixed it. Only other issue is a missing horn button, but I think I have another control laying around that I can steal one off. Hope to finish these controls of sometime this week.

    Perry

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    Finally got around to removing my vb21 carbs and repairing the mixture screw that the PO thought was holding the entire machine together. He , or another PO, apparently also tried to loosen it which just butchered the slot. I hacksawed a new slot in it by cutting through the boss that holds the screw, being careful to only go as deep as necessary. With a 'new' slot, and a GOOD screwdriver bit on my hand impact, it came out. Since it was not of much use after that, I 'borrowed' a set of mixture screws from a set of vb22's. They are longer at the end, but look identical at the 'business' end. My vb21's had #70 jets in them and it was running a little lean, so I 'borrowed' a set of #72's from the vb22's. Going to bench sync later today and put them on and see how they work.
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    1979 CM400T (rider),
    1979 CM400T (resting)
    1980 CM400T (just picked up in pieces)
    1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
    1982 CM450 (donor engine for 81)
    1982 CB450 (parts bike)
    1985 VT1100C (rider)

    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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    I rode mine for the first time in 20+ years this past Friday. I've been working on it for about two and a half months, to get it rideable (and pretty) again after being neglected in the lawn mower shed since about 1994.

    Video: http://vid28.photobucket.com/albums/...80742FEAA7.mp4

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    I installed one of the Charlie's Place electronic ignition in my CB350 after my 2nd set of crappy Sudco condensers failed. I was running a jerryrigged set of Lucas (MGB) condensers as a stopgap. The Charlie's Place kit is relatively painless to install, although you have to do a bit more work if you're not running stock coils and have modified your harness a bit like I have.

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    I can't seem to update/edit my last post on this topic, so, using the mixture screws and jets from a vb22 in a vb21 works just fine. The bike now runs amazing.
    1979 CM400T (rider),
    1979 CM400T (resting)
    1980 CM400T (just picked up in pieces)
    1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
    1982 CM450 (donor engine for 81)
    1982 CB450 (parts bike)
    1985 VT1100C (rider)

    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.


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