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glad to hear the gearbox issue sorted itself out. yeah extra tension on the chain can change gear changes.
a nice slow and positve gear change , letting the engine do the work to slot it into gear is the way to go, fast and hard might sometimes work, untill something breaks.
cool, have you got a link to the thread page its on would love to have a look its not too bad the ace has a single disc front end and a drum rear , the front is an easy fix , better brake pads and fluid as well as a braided line etc
cool, looking good. led ilights are good, they reduce the amps running though the thin wiring on the ace. which is a good thing
i left my old indicator tabs on, i have this crazy idea to use them as either a camera mounting system to get the camera high in the air with a frame or for saddle bag...
today i had a look at the rear actuater arm on the drum and noticed it wasnt really a the right angle to utilise the force of the main linkage to the front well.
a percentage of the force goes into pulling the arm inwards towards the drum pivot instead of rotaing around it.
you can see in the...
5 MINUTE FIX
talking about the back brakes got me thinking again how to make the back drum better on the older aces with out too much fuss.
so with that in mind i applied some high school physics to the problem and have come up with a 5 min fix for the stock brakes on the early ace.
one of the guys on the face book group is going to get his wheels re spoked with stainless spokes and get the details for others to be able to get them as well, but no idea on time line yet. its on my todo list next before i do any engine upgrades.
ill keep you posted when i know more.
Ive managed to find a honda fuel cap that fits the bike, took a few weeks of searching part numbers and measuring sizes etc until i found "the one"..
the magic number for the non locking fuel cap is
surprisingly it isnt actually listed for the honda CG models
it fits alot of...
for any aussies looking for parts ive heard that skyteam Canberra and nsw can do big bore kits 250 engines etc and postage would be cheaper then sending it over the pond.
i havent bought anything from them yet as my ace is happy at the moment (touch wood)
but you can check out their page on...
i found the headlight on ebay, it was chrome side mount with a ba20d fitting , i cant find it now it was nearly 2 years ago i got it.
i think it actually is listed as a 6 inch on ebay but is a little smaller.
this might be it, it look like it, i needed to solder the wires to the headlight...
any globe you can make fit will be fine as long as it is no more wattage then the stock globe.
i an a ba20d 35/35 halogen for a while till it blew and now have a 5.5inch headlight with an led globe (heatsinked and fan cooled) but its not that bright. but it suits me
the wiring on...
i dont know tthe bike but looking at the way its protected from touching the casing and going inside i would say no thats not it. it should go from the engine casing to the frame and another strap from the negative on the batt to the frame, or even better direct between the two
heres a shot of...
cool, if the PO has ripped the cable off and its earthing though the frame and tank it could start a fire or burn out thinner earth cables as it tries to find the easiest path back to the battery.
I would run a earth cable from the battery to one of the engine casing bolts if there isnt one on...
it could be some water in the petrol from condensation, if you are on reserve then switch to main and make sure you have a full tank, pull the fuel hose off and see you have flow from the tap, then drain the fuel bowl on the carb and give her a try. if you can get enough power to get it out on...