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    I cut my teeth on a CB400, ended up putting 20,000km's on it

    Eh.

    Reliable and all that, but I dunno. Character lacking?

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    Where did you end up buying all of your service parts from? Plugs, filters, etc.
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    80mm of penetration isn't bad, i wish i had that much.
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    My entire working career pretty much consists of suckin dick and takin names.

    Sometimes im too busy to take names.

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    Big mixture of sites. I have a few sites I check availability and pricing.

    Ebay a fair bit.
    Plugs I actually got instore at MCA and they were cheaper than ebay.

    Usually I check part detail/number here:
    https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cbr250rr_model14664/


    and have got stuff from
    http://www.partzilla.com/parts/detai...8-ML7-922.html
    which is epic cheap for oem, but slow delivery from the US

    and have also got a few bits and pieces from:
    http://www.madhornets.com/search.php...y=mc22&x=0&y=0


    but the best (if they have it in stock) is:

    http://www.xcitebikes.com.au/cbr250rr/

    amazing service, I've never waited more than a day for anything here.
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    There's also https://japan.webike.net for JDM stuff - if you dig up the part numbers, they'll quote on OEM parts for you as well as all the aftermarket shit in the store.
    I've used them for a few things.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    oh, and the UK based http://www.wemoto.com.au/bikes/honda...2_japan/90-93/

    have a solid range, but not the cheapest.
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    Stay the fuck away from anything from Pyramid parts.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Stay the fuck away from anything from Pyramid parts.
    Sounds like landmark for bike parts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimi View Post
    80mm of penetration isn't bad, i wish i had that much.
    Quote Originally Posted by schnitzelburger View Post
    My entire working career pretty much consists of suckin dick and takin names.

    Sometimes im too busy to take names.

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    Did some temp testing today, and it seems to be ok.


    This is about as hot as it got today, the other day was a touch closer to red.

    Measure.

    Ambient ground was 11 degrees C.

    I did a 60min drive through Sydney traffic, stopped and measured at idle.


    112 degrees C.

    and the cold side:


    rad seems to be working ok.
    I reckon it's ok, just will monitor it.
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    Forgot to subscribe and missed replies - thanks guys. Yeah, lower back is borked - L4 and L5. Maybe best to look at a road and trail or cruiser style bike ?

    Kula - Don't want to see you sell this mate. It is cool as fuck...
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    Reason for sale is to get a bigger bike

    But yeah this thing is mega fun. It's like a small engine with a big turbo when it hits 10,000rpm


    Also go to bikebiz and sit on a few bikes. MT/ Z300 is like a lounge chair. And unless you are planning 2hr+ rides you'll be more than fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Stay the fuck away from anything from Pyramid parts.
    I've got one of their seat cowls and it's spot on? (had it for a couple of yrs)
    Hide yo' wife!!!

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    Also sweet ride man. I've had two of these over the years. Sitting for ages didn't seem to be a major problem and they sing when you rev em. Cheap and available parts, what more do you need for a free bike. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by piss98 View Post
    I've got one of their seat cowls and it's spot on? (had it for a couple of yrs)
    That's Pyramid Plastics - different company.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Ahh I see - carry on then Dr.
    Hide yo' wife!!!

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    Great work dude.
    I much rather working on bikes than cars!
    Nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by millsi View Post
    Great work dude.
    I much rather working on bikes than cars!
    yup! Can do it all in half a garage space without a hoist
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    Just returned from my longest ride on this thing.
    Went down to Cronulla, then through the Royal Nasho to Bald Hill.
    It was cold, but fun. About 170kms, with only one toilet stop at Stanwell. Traps are sore otherwise feel fine.

    Through the Nasho every single bike passed me. I was doing the speed limit or a little more, maybe down to 30kph on the 15-25k corners, and maybe 10-20kps over the limit on the straights, but still, every single bike passed me. Guy's go pretty hard through there.. on a Sunday morning.



    Then I stopped at bald hill, so many exotic machines,

    BMW HP4,
    Big Ducs,
    R1s barely stood out in this class.
    There was a 1098 with what was the loudest idle I've heard on a bike, it sounded like a Machine gun firing.
    Really nice guy too.







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    The matt white on the new Dukes (899,959 and SS) look sick with the red wheels.

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    I found where the livery came from.
    Well, not this kit, but the original inspiration.


    Colin Edwards, RC51 Superbike.







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    Still riding this thing and enjoy it.

    The initial plan was to have it sold by now, and have a Cafe'd up CB400, but CBs aren't that cheap, and I reckon I'd spend way to much modding it.
    So, change of plan, keep this til I get my unrestricted licence (July all things going well) and then flip it for something else.

    Took it through the nasho today, was beautiful. Almost like I had the place to myself.






    and of course, the view as the reward.
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    those first two pics are great

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    ta. Just screen caps from the gopro video. Works well enough.
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    So I reckon in a few weeks it may be time for this thing to finally go...

    and I may have a few options as to whats next.

    Kinda feeling a bit of JDM Muscle right now..

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    1300ccs of Yamaha's finest, strip it down and cafe it up over the next year or so.
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    I've ridden a few of those, they bloody rip. Would bang again

    I still think you should get an original CBR900RR though!

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    Tackled the old road today.




    MV Augusta AMG didn't hang around long..
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    Owned an xjr1300sp for a while. Did some track days and went to the drags as well.
    Fun bike
    Nope

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    Deus made one look pretty good:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Deus made one look pretty good:
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Apart from the headlights, I like it.

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    Reason why bikes are cool #2948.
    Occasionally I have been getting some clutch slip, in 2nd and 3rd when hitting peak torque.
    And shifting fast with the clutch is kinda pointless.


    So I wanted to swap the clutch out, and $45 for new clutch discs makes it a no brainer.



    Doing my research it seems there are a few options on brands and materials, with racing spec models available.
    This isn't a track bike by any means, and reading around showed that the best combo is to get OE clutch disks, with heavy duty springs, so that's what I did.



    Being a wet (in oil) clutch system you need to ensure everything is nice and lubes, so first up in the morning I let the discs soak it up in Penrite's best synth.


    The process is simple, and with the right tools I reckon can be done in an hour. Amazing. Imagine how long it takes to swap a clutch in a car.


    Cover comes off.

    4 bolts for the spring cover


    and then you need a special 4 pronged 24mm tool to undo the main bolt. Honda charge something like $99 for this, so a $0.99 socket from Supercheap modified with a dremel does the trick.

    I didn't take many pics of the process as I was covered in oil, and there are good youtube vids of the process.


    original springs still have about 1mm life in them, but no point in putting them back in when I have the new ones ready.



    The old clutch cable was peeping through the sheath, so I decided to swap that out too.


    I always replace my oil filters at every change (some people do it every 2) it's $10 so I say why not.

    And she rides great.
    I only took it around the block, but as with every fresh oil change, shifting is great, everything feels nice and smooth and the clutch is perfect. May play with the adjusters a little once the cable sets in, but so far so good.
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