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Suspension / Re: Overcoming Modern fork swap issues!
« Last post by crazypj on Jan 15, 2019, 17:42:35 »
I know that if I had a larger lathe capable of doing metric threads I could probably make a small fortune (eventually  ;D ) As it is, small lathe I have doesn't have capability or power to do much threading at all (at least not sizes and materials I want to do)
BUYING / Re: WTB: Early 1980's BMW R100
« Last post by PRIMEWORKS on Jan 15, 2019, 17:40:57 »
Probably the biggest Airhead forum anywhere is the Airheads forum on ADVrider.  You may have the best luck posting there or searching their Flea Market threads.

Also, if you're already a member or if you know you won't quit until you get one so you should be a member, consider joining BMWMOA and keep an eye on their Marketplace.

Thanks a bunch ! Ill make sure to take a look!

HELP! 1-800-CAFE-HELP / Re: Cb360 Reassembly Help
« Last post by crazypj on Jan 15, 2019, 17:21:36 »

But last night I went to give the starter a turn again after its rebuild, and unfortunately it still didn't turn.

Things noted now that are different:
-When I push the starter button, the solenoid makes a buzzing noise. Before it would only click once. Is this indicative of the solenoid being fried? I tried to just bridge them with a screwdriver and no turning of starter.
-Still haven't bought a new battery, but I used my tractor jump starter connected to the bad battery at 200A when I tried to turn the engine over and thats when the buzzing came.
Could all of this be from a bad/no ground point behind the coils? Everything else works properly (all lights).

'Buzzing' at starter solenoid is usually a sign of bad battery or bad connections  Did you test the starter before fitting it? Just use jumper leads, negative to motor body, + to cable screw, (It's high torque so hold it down in vice of with your foot)  You can do same test with it fitted, make sure bike is in neutral (or on main stand, no drive chain, etc) 
Test starter solenoid on bench. Connect multi-meter on continuity/Ohm's to large battery terminals, apply 12v to the thin wires. pos to Y/R, - neg to G/R. Check continuity across 6mm bolts. Should be very low or zero. The coil ground has no effect on starter circuit, if bad you won't have spark
Cafe Racers / Re: DOHC CB750's
« Last post by Boze on Jan 15, 2019, 16:51:06 »
Finally "finished" my 1981 CB750K, although its never really finished, still have a list of future changes I want to make. It was quite the feeling finally being able to ride it after the 5 years of slowly working on it. I have been a longtime reader on here, and couldn't have completed my bike without this forum, thank you to all who have posted on their builds and insights! I am debating on whether or not to go with emblems or no emblems on the tank, any opinions?
Cafe Racers / Re: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project
« Last post by jaredc7 on Jan 15, 2019, 16:50:13 »
Sweet Bike! What year forks are those? What size are those clamps for the headlight?

Forks are 2006 Honda CBR 600RR, and I don't recall the size of headlight clamps. I got the headlight and clamps from
Most people probably don't read through the entire forum so they probably do not know about the contest.

Spread the word, maybe the forum could start a social media page. Instagram would be best, since it is dominated by pictures. That way, if somebody is a semi pro builder on here, they could be tagged in the post and their name would be spread a bit more AND potentially get more business for that builder.
Member Introductions / Re: Hello from the UK
« Last post by Sonreir on Jan 15, 2019, 16:25:28 »
Not quite as good as a jammie dodger.
Member Introductions / Re: Hello from the UK
« Last post by irk miller on Jan 15, 2019, 16:20:25 »
I just had to look up jammy git.
Member Introductions / Re: Hello from the UK
« Last post by Sonreir on Jan 15, 2019, 16:00:10 »
Welcome to the Fray!

I used to drive through Towcester all the time when I was heading to Leicester (I used to live in the New Forest).
Member Introductions / Re: Hello from the UK
« Last post by teazer on Jan 15, 2019, 15:44:18 »
Being a jammy git is OK in my book, but perhaps a different tank might work better to balance the relative size of the rest of the bike.  I have one of those tiny tanks for a CB160 and it looks small on the tiny Honda.  That may be why people like the old maggot tank - it looks sort of proportionate to the rest of the bike and is quite long - like an old school cafe racer.

BTW, I don't think that many of the other CX's are ridden at all, let alone hard or with a more generously proportioned rider.
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