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  1. Scratcher09

    Do I need to replace rings?

    I bought a 1980 SR250 on the cheap. I was told it needed a top end rebuild. It was running but rough. I have a set of gaskets and rings. Upon disassembly, I realized that the cylinder wall, piston, etc look to be in great shape. The valves are sealing well. I had not looked at the mileage...
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    Want To Start Airbrushing ?s

    DocRot gave some great advice. I’m a professional painter and I’ve been airbrushing for a couple decades now. I’ve tried a lot of airbrushes and I’ve found that nothing beats the Iwata Eclipse for an all around work horse. I prefer the gravity feed. I have a few airbrushes that cost...
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    CL350 tank

    Here is a CL tank I’m going to use on my CB. I wanted to use my favorite Honda graphic but add my own twist to it.
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    Recent project

    Had to dust the cob webs off my airbrushes for this one.
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    Recent project

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    Fresh paint

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    CB350 paint job

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    Current Automotive matches to Honda paint colors

    I painted my bike with Milano red (code R81). It’s a very close match. R81 is a Honda color used in the 90’s.
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    SR250?

    I know this is a late reply. I have an sr250. It’s been sitting for a long time in the elements. A couple years ago I rebuilt the carbs and tried to fire it up. It wasn’t getting spark. Coils looks cracked but I never got farther than that. I don’t have a title. I’d sell it for $100...
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    Want: 68/69' cb350 or cb350f / four gas tank and some 350 twin side covers

    i have this set listed locally on FB marketplace. I had it on my ‘71 CL350.
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    Triple clamp crack

    I realize this is a late response. Anyway, I have a 1971, 1972, and 1973. I disassembled the front ends and assumed they were all interchangeable. Turns out they are not. I still don’t know which parts came off which bikes. I think if I remember correctly, the distance between the fork...
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    Fresh paint job

    Still have a few details to iron out.
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    Fresh paint job

    The clear is PPG catylized urethane. It's long lasting. I'll post pics in a few days when it's back on the road.
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    Fresh paint job

    I just finished this paint job for my '71 CB350. I also rebuilt the motor, painted the frame, and refurbished many parts. I'm anxious to get it back together and ride.
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    Question about Rustoleum Appliance paint for frames

    Re: Question about Rustoleum Appliance paint for frame This isn't really an answer to your question--just a comment. After spending all that time and effort I would want to know that the paint will hold up. Most noncatalyzed paint will not hold up to gasoline or solvents. The durability...
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    Float height CB350

    Anyone? Still trying to find out correct float height. And does anyone know where the "engine number" is?
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    Float height CB350

    I always set float height for CL/CB 350 with round floats at 22mm. I did find info stating that it is 19, 21, or 26 depending on engine number. #1000001-1045164......19mm #1045165-1065378......21mm #1065379 and later.......26mm What is "engine number"? VIN numbers? My VINs don't match any...
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    CB350/360 starter block off plug, speedo spacers, tach plugs

    What is current price for starter plug?
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    Xs1100 shift lever does nothing

    I recently got my 1980 Xs1100 running for the first time in years. A few blocks from my house as i was going from 2nd gear to 3rd, it just popped into neutral. I pulled over and now the shift lever does nothing. It moves up or down but do not feel any gears. The motor runs fine. The clutch...
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    bmw airhead unstable after highway spill

    My front tire on my 1974 BMW R90/6 blew at 75mph. At about 60mph I went down. The bike slid on its right side. Amazingly, i was banged and bruised and scraped, but ok (extremely lucky--especially considering i dont wear a helmet). The bike slid on the valve cover and nearly wore through...
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