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  1. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Greetings, New to the world of vintage Hondas and I'm looking to pick some of your guys' brains about refurbishing and repair. To start, I've got a CB450 K6 that had a rear drum brake that was completely seized. I was trying to be careful with removing it, but the inner rim of the cover that...
  2. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hello, I’m new here but have been browsing the forums for a while. I just bought my first bike which is a 1976 cb200 and since I am new to bikes I have some questions. What brake pads do I need for the front disc and rear drum? Are all motorcycle brakes the same size and fit for every bike...
  3. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hello, I have a '73 CB450, currently trying to rebuild the front disc brake caliper. The issue is the piston–for the life of me I can't get it back in there. I've tried (per other posts) • obsessively cleaning the channel that the seal sits in, to ensure there's no debris • lubing the...
  4. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    So, super new to moto wrenching (I've been a bicycle mechanic for years, so I am mechanically inclined, but moto is a whole new bag of worms). Looking to better understand what to look for in buying a stainless braided front brake line. I have no idea what's compatible with what years/models...
  5. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Didn't see a sticky on this but a post that said you could run a 130/90 on the rear by moving the break bar out about 1/4" or so.... I'm refering to the one that runs parallel to the actual brake linkage. My question, and I want to run a larger tire in rear and front, is can you run same size...
  6. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    I'm trying to replace the front brakes on my CB450. I got a new front caliper, and new lines and new pads. I made sure there was no air in the line. Tightened the bleed valve and the front lever is super spongey. It builds up a little bit of pressure but then that pressure drops off after a few...
  7. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    I recently picked up a second 450 drum for a project, and it's different than the other one I have, as well as the others I've seen. Wondering if anyone knows what's up. Thanks in advance. These are pics of the one in question. No alignment dots, and has this dust shield thing. Here is...
  8. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    I'm midway through my rebuild of my CB360 engine and I'm starting to plan the rest of my build. I'm on the fence between going full cafe brat or just a mechanical restoration. One thing I for sure want to do is rebuild the rear drum brake with fresh pads and replace the front drum brake with a...
  9. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hey all, I have a 1980 CM400T I was trying to replace my rear brake shoes. Using EBC catalog I found part #313 was the magic part. After I got my wheel off the new shoes are clearly smaller than the ones on my bike. The radius is smaller and there was no way they are fitting. I am thinking...
  10. Engine Discussion
    How do you know if you need a new break pad or need to bleed the hydraulic fluid for your front break? All i know is my break is getting weak to the point its a safety concern- this is an area i have 0 experience in and to my knowledge these are the two components that dictate your front break...
  11. Wanted Parts and Bikes
    Mine is in terrible condition aesthetically, but works fine. I'm looking for a front brake reservoir that's pretty clean. Also, I'm a build newb so not sure what might work with the factory caliper or if it matters how what size the reservoir is.
  12. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi All. I have a 73 CB350 twin with a disk brake up front. Obviously this setup is better than the older ones with a drum brake, but I still am less than impressed with the stopping power, especially when trying to slow down quickly. I'm curious about what my options are for upgrading to a...
  13. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi! My front brake cable for my 78 Twinstar 185 has seized and I am having a horrible time finding an aftermarket replacement or alternative cable. I just bought this bike for cheap (now I know why) and have two seized cables that I've been enlisting help trying to break free. I'm told my option...
  14. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    http://www.amazon.com/EBC-Brakes-FA13V-Sintered-Brake/dp/B00666GN6W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439860158&sr=8-1&keywords=honda+cb360twin+brakes Honda cb360 twin Are these too expensive? My front brake kept locking up and I feel that I need to completely rebuild the damn thing... Anyone know of...
  15. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    I (along with others here) have big issues with the front disc brake of this model/year. Squeaky, the piston doesn't seem to retract properly, or somehow causing the front disc brake to drag... The caliper is getting very difficult to take apart, and is most likely corroded.. Would it be...
  16. Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Hi there. I am working on replacing my handlebar controls. I really don't like the look of the stock Master Cylinder on this bike. I am looking at this product on ebay: 7 8'' Clutch Brake Levers Master Cylinder Reservoir Set for Honda Motorcycle New | eBay It says it's...
  17. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hello, I have been restoring an old cm400 C. I had to purchase a new master cylinder, with handle and everything, in addition to having the caliper rebuilt. Everything on my front brakes is "new" except the line. Now I can't get it to bleed. I filled my reservoir, followed the instructions to...
  18. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi all! I'm new here, but I am a part of the Honda Rebel Forum. I'm working on my second bike and it's in pretty decent condition. My roommate gave me his 1972 CB175 with broken gas lines, I've fixed those and the bike is up an running and running pretty well. The next immediate fix I need...
  19. Parts For Sale
    Some things that didn't make it to my build. I'm in So-CAL, Irvine. Pic to come: Immaculately restored and re-chromed foot brake lever with re-chromed spring: $60 Professionally tungsten Cerakote (gun coating) front 69 SL350 brake drum (bigger than cb350) with milled vent holes and NEW pads...
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