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Thanks that looks like it might work well, and also be fun to try. 

 

I haven't oxy-acetylene but I am prepared to use two or more blow torches, one or more with a wide-spread flame and the other to do the localised task. I've not tried but possibly the block might just go into the oven ..to be preheated a couple hundred degrees. I'd normally farm this sort of job out but ..as I say I wasn't overwhelmed with the perfection* of the last one I had weld repaired. And if this HTS2000 really does work as seen in the video (it looks quite like a cross between soldering and leading ..which I once tried when I started in the motor trade) then it will be a really useful knowledge base to have for other repairs.  I love the idea of filling around a stripped thread for example, and all too often prior owners have cracked or badly scored other parts like the cast aluminum rocker cover or broken the headlamp bracket 'ears' off these bike's fork shrouds.  

 

I see it's available on ebay at £20 for x10 rods. or £32 for x20 rods.  Unfortunately there's no indication of the size of those rods nor how far they will go ?   I'll do a search and see if I can find quantifiable information. 

 

Again many thanks,

Bfg

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......... scuttles out to garage with measuring tape. The rods are approximately 390mm long, 2.25mm diameter and according to my kitchen scales weigh 10g. You really do need the stainless steel wire brush as well to get a good "tin" on the surface and a carbide burr in a dremel is really good at cleaning up the work prior to starting.

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any interest in 13 plate honda cb500f 50500 miles mot till nov (ill check) top box

 

edit mot beginning of june (feck) - likely get another at easter

 

last oil change 47k needs plugs (misread in book when last done) and fork seals need doing although these will be done when i finish lap of ireland from next week

 

air filter changed at 42k last march chain fitted then also rear pirelli before xmas (49k) only done 25 miles a week since end of october - trip season starts next week

 

theres one advertised on autotrader with 57k and he wants 2295 - i dont think mines worth that maybe 1800??

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also have set of plastics new genuine to go with it as the ones on it are a bit scruffy

 

lacquer peel (!) on the tank boobs and marks on the rear side panels - (why it was cheap when bought)

 

 

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got bored of in line 4s (had fazers also) and done twins for last 6-7 years

 

 

 

Me too, been on twins and triples for years now.

Me too-just have v-twins and single cylinder two strokes now. And there is a distinct feel between all of them, where as I found all in line 4's feel pretty much the same as each other

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......... scuttles out to garage with measuring tape. The rods are approximately 390mm long, 2.25mm diameter and according to my kitchen scales weigh 10g. You really do need the stainless steel wire brush as well to get a good "tin" on the surface and a carbide burr in a dremel is really good at cleaning up the work prior to starting.

 

Thanks.. that is useful, insomuch as that's 1.5cc in volume, and as I can measure the cooling fin's area / volume that I need to recreate - then I'll know how many rods I'll need as a bare minimum.  Add say 50% for experiment & waste and I'll be good to go.

 

I have a set of burrs, so just need to order a high-temp flame thrower with some Map-x gas, and a s/s brush (cheers ;) ).

 

I did have a look at the instructions ..and was thrown into confusion re. temperatures. That is until I realised they still talk Fahrenheit, which as far as I'm concerned is 18th c German.  

 

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Dropped the scooter off for it's second service yesterday, it's only done about 1,100 mile in total but best to get it done as it's not had much use and stood for ages. Last time out it seemed to fizzle out around 70mph and wouldn't go any quicker. Not noticeably coughing or missing, just wouldn't hit previous speeds. They're quite fussy on fuel, possibly it was old/cheap juice, so lobbed about £8's worth of Shell's finest in and caned it up the motorway. Later on, on a private test route, it did 76-ish.

 

Anyhow, the shop it's gone to be serviced at have a new (TT) 200 coming soon, praying it's not black as I'll probably end up buying it. He reckons there's a £250 'chip' available for them too for a good bit of extra poke, on the older (TL) ones it's eight hundred odd quid for a stage 4 kit which seems a bit excessive, tbh.

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I've four stylish Italian bikes (OK, so one is not a v-twin, but looks like a 916 head on) and won't rule out a fifth.

 

However, a single cylinder bike made in India is taking my fancy at the moment

i did that and it was on the redline everywhere when on the motorway so sold it

 

friend has one of those and loves it - has a triumph tiger and they get used together

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I've four stylish Italian bikes (OK, so one is not a v-twin, but looks like a 916 head on) and won't rule out a fifth.

 

However, a single cylinder bike made in India is taking my fancy at the moment

 

Work mate has a 535 - fancy one. And an Interceptor....

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I've four stylish Italian bikes (OK, so one is not a v-twin, but looks like a 916 head on) and won't rule out a fifth.

 

However, a single cylinder bike made in India is taking my fancy at the moment

 

RE?

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Yes-a Himalayan. Going to borrow one for a couple of days when I'm in Spain next week. Think it will be excellent for plodding around on the huge number of tracks near the house.

 

Never really strayed onto unpaved roads before, but everyone says the Himalayan is easy to ride on tracks, so think it might be worth trying out, seeing I want to explore rural Spain. The Guzzi is great for the tarmac roads there, but has very, very limited ability on unpaved roads (as I found out in Albania last year).

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Where can I buy spares for my 1984 Honda Vision Moped?

 

Following the Failure to proceed of the 1984 Honda Vision last year I gave it to a friend to have a look at. He reported two things firstly a blocked petrol hose, which I am sure we checked and was free running, but that was 8 months ago now! Easy to replace anyway.

 

The other problem was the rubber connecting pipe from the air filter to the carb is broken and hanging down partially blocking the carb intake.

 

Best place to buy a replacement?

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CMS in the Netherlands have the best online parts catalogs of any bike spares supplier. 

 

https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-scooter_model3/

 

Although I'll use them for big orders for single parts postage for small orders is high so I use their site to identify the Honds part number then either have my local Honda dealer order it in or order it online from Fowlers of Bristol who are the biggest OEM bike parts mail order supplier in the UK. Also worth checking the Honda P/N on ebay as sometimes people clear old stock through there.

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What's the twin like, Sam? Bit vibey or quite smooth?

 

Not a bad as you think  - or I'd think. A complete sea change from the silky-smooth 4 but quite nice to 'feel' whats going on.

 

I rode it back from Stoke to Bewdley in that rain/wind/sun on Saturday morning - just under 60 miles. Could have done double that easily.

Very different power delivery, and not very tolerant of low (sub 2500/3000 rpm) engine speeds in 2nd or 3rd gear.

 

 

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I've four stylish Italian bikes (OK, so one is not a v-twin, but looks like a 916 head on) and won't rule out a fifth.

 

However, a single cylinder bike made in ITALY is taking my fancy at the moment

 

Fantic Cabellero - £?

 

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SWM 6 days - £4999

 

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