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Author: Russ
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Save a set of VM26ss airscrew
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Save a set of VM26ss airscrew

He's made a right ball's of that :shock: Everything needs keeping aligned to the seat so I would take it to a machine shop and get them to set it up on a miller. If you try to drill it out the drill will snatch or run off into the ally, which is softer, and make it worse. Don't be tempted to use an ...
Author: Russ
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Short post for the brake calipers and some other bits; Got front and rear bake master cylinder seal kits, new pads all round and new caliper seal kits, also put new pistons in while they were stripped down. These are some of the few things that are readily available, I think these were from Tourmax....
Author: Russ
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Can put some of the sub-assemblies back on now. Got the carbs on with the control cables already fitted. I was waiting for over a year for the engine breather hose (the short one coming out of the rear if the alternator) on "back order", in the end I kept buying various second hand ones fr...
Author: Russ
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

So, while the engine bits are away for their expensive coating...... I had already had some sub assemblies together, forks, clocks, etc. The main stand was put onto the frame, then head stock, handle bars and forks. The G clamp at the bottom of the stand is to stop it accidentally folding up and eve...
Author: Russ
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Engine part three......... Did a lot of research for the correct paint type for the engine. Bought enough Motip VHT paint to do it twice (and didn't use it ), sprayed aluminium sample pieces with different paint, with and without lacquer. Then put them all in the oven at 200'C and compared them with...
Author: Russ
Mon May 28, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Part two of the motor then..... As mentioned all the engine orifices were blocked up, this was to stop any media getting into the motor when it was vapour blasted. The motor sounded ok when it was running and I knew it would be a massive job to strip all the casings down. I could tell that the engin...
Author: Russ
Wed May 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Always loved CBX's, but frightened I'd have to do a shim change at some point. :) They are not too bad to do and at least they are on top of the buckets - you can change them through the frame spars with the motor in place. Ones on my ZZR14 are a nightmare, under buckets so cams out. Pushing a full...
Author: Russ
Mon May 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Here we go with the start on the engine........It took me over a week to get this lot together, hope it's not too heavy reading with it not being a Zed :roll: This is the whole point of the bike really, Hodna flexing it's 1970's technical muscle. If the engine is knackered or there is anything serio...
Author: Russ
Sun May 13, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Sooo, delivery all wrapped up with a nice fresh coat of blackness..... Before they were sent off the parts were stripped and inspected for damage. Bits of the frame was given a light going over with a "softy" pad on a 4 1/2" grinder, this was only to take the high spots off the welds ...
Author: Russ
Thu May 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Next was the frame and other black stuff....... Frame was basically OK but with rust where the paint had rubbed off or got chipped. Battery box was corroded with snapped fasteners, all due to 30 years of acid fumes / spills I suppose. You can see the battery retaining flap is missing. IMG_0678.JPG A...
Author: Russ
Tue May 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Handlebar clutch lever clamp z1000
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Handlebar clutch lever clamp z1000

becker wrote:Anyone got a handlebar cable clutch clamp in black - the thread for the mirror has stripped on mine

Hi bud, if you want it helicoiling PM me and send it up with return address, you could then return Compo's kind donation?
Author: Russ
Mon May 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

While all this work was being done I was asking round about a sprayer for the tank and plastics. I wanted someone who was used to doing CBX's, obviously Dream Machine's name was mentioned but they are too hit-and-miss now, I heard that they have 30+ sprayers and all these sprayers can't be as good a...
Author: Russ
Thu May 03, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

Bike was almost fully stripped. IMG_0664.JPG Next was refurbing the wheels, tyre's were removed and the wheels were put in a 4 jaw chuck on the big lathe. They are anodized I think but they came up fairly well using wet and dry down to about 800 grade and then finishing with Autosol. New boot on the...
Author: Russ
Wed May 02, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Hi from out west in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: Hi from out west in Canada

Hi bud, you've got some nice kit there.
Russ
Author: Russ
Tue May 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

Re: My CBX build

I thought it best to do the carbs first, this is one of the Achilles heel's of the CBX - it has lots :( Somewhere in here are the offending items; IMG_0591.JPG To get the carbs out you need to follow a procedure, starting with the rear wheel spindle - I kid you not :D First you loosen the rear wheel...

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