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by Stumoores
09 Nov 2015, 20:47
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.
Replies: 123
Views: 14420

Re: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.

Running just before strip down. Bloody noisey compared to the blade ! https://vimeo.com/145190806
by Stumoores
09 Nov 2015, 20:44
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.
Replies: 123
Views: 14420

Re: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.

So I've done an oil and filter change and stripped the forks off for servicing. I'm looking at clocks now and need the drive ratios ? Once I've got the front built back up I'm chopping the back off and making a start on the rear end. I was gonna wait until I had run it for 500 miles or so but the re...
by Stumoores
07 Nov 2015, 22:19
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.
Replies: 123
Views: 14420

Re: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.

Oil and filter change tomorrow and fork seals to order. I'm still waiting on a year of manufacture letter off Honda so I can press on with getting it UK registered. I'm really impressed with the quality of the bike and feel a little apprehensive taking an angle grinder to it. I've decided that I wil...
by Stumoores
07 Nov 2015, 22:09
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Bike gear shops
Replies: 12
Views: 1228

Re: Bike gear shops

Put £100 on Rossi to win and buy Dianese with the winnings
by Stumoores
07 Nov 2015, 15:48
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.
Replies: 123
Views: 14420

Re: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.

Well after cleaning the carbs and tank of old fuel, installing a fuel filter and a fresh battery i couldn't resist giving it a go for the first time in years I would guess, this happened https://vimeo.com/144981498
by Stumoores
03 Nov 2015, 20:45
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.
Replies: 123
Views: 14420

Re: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.

Cheers Cab. Your right it's heavy and the brakes look shocking too. It's the look of the firestones I like so given that's it's all show with little go, I'm probably gonna plump for them. I'm gonna get it running and give it 500 miles or so before it gets the chop.
by Stumoores
03 Nov 2015, 19:27
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.
Replies: 123
Views: 14420

Re: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/03/ce0952ec7747da681172df08fc55621e.jpg Dent gone! I've cleaned the carbs and have 2 air cut off valves to fit before reassembly It's got a brand new battery. Fresh fuel and spark plugs. The oil looks ok ( to test run) there's plenty of coolant in it. It looks l...
by Stumoores
02 Nov 2015, 17:47
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.
Replies: 123
Views: 14420

Re: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.

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Hot glue gun. Slide hammer made from old gene rotor and compressed air. My tank dents coming out nicely ! I think I need stronger glue tho
by Stumoores
01 Nov 2015, 18:46
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.
Replies: 123
Views: 14420

Re: Sold the fireblade and bought a 1979 CX500 custom.

Anyone got any idea on tyres. Firestone deluxe look like what I'm after but Jesus they're expensive. According to opinion the largest that will go in the rear is 130-90-16.