Turning Japanese, I really KNOW so!

In late February I learned that dangerous things happen when you have drinks with friends who have more Motorcycles than you do, and you have ebay installed on your smartphone! the result? A Honda CL450 added to the stable for a few months. It went back up on ebay before I lost my mind again and bought the Enfield.

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My new 1972 Honda CL450! Andrew and I went to pick it up, the ebay description said runs and shifts, it should have said runs and shifts on the centerstand!  Took just 2 Months of spare time to sort it out…

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Das Bike Projekt: Motor Assembly oh so close….

Carbs and tank are on

Left to do:

Clean up tools

Put on Exhaust

check valve lash

put on valve covers

change jets

check for spark

add 1 gallon of gas

check oil

MY idol, Professor FATE!

push the button MAX!

Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/25/das-bike-projekt-put-the-spurs-to-er/

Das Bike Projekt: Motor Assembly Cont.

99 degrees in the garage, but i did last 2 1/2 hours and got a little done! Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/22/das-bike-projekt-motor-assembly-oh-so-close/

Das Bike Projekt: Engine Rebuild

82mm = 746cc… 87mm = 839cc… 97mm = 1044cc

Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/20/grattan-raceway/

Das Bike Projekt: Back on Track

I started pulling the bike back down, I Tightened the loose timing chest. If I  forgot to torque it, or the gasket compressed over time, I do not know. Next step is do the compression test, check timing and valves, and have a go at the carbs.

Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/12/das-bike-projekt-tear-it-down/

Das Bike: Current State of Things…

Waiting for a warm day…….

Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/04/02/das-bike-projekt-on-hold-for-avion-repairs-3/