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Author Topic: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?  (Read 6176 times)

Offline Odontologist

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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #100 on: May 16, 2018, 21:21:30 »
Right again crazypj. Turns out the threads are stuffed. Retainer is made of a very soft material. Couldn't get it down all the way. I have ordered a new retainer from JC at bettysprocket.com.au who also stocks a fair few other parts for the CX family. Will replace it when new one comes in.
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1982 Honda CX500 Roadster build

Offline crazypj

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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #101 on: May 17, 2018, 17:27:48 »
I made a scraper for them (probably 1978~79?)Old Phillips screwdriver that was worn got ground to a 60 degree point to make a 'lathe' cutting tool (easiest way to describe it) heated end to red hot and bent 90 degrees. Made it easy to clean out dirty or damaged threads. I've still got it even though it's only been used twice in last 30 yrs  8) Just dug it out for a picture


 
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 17:46:13 by crazypj »
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