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Lol - sometimes this entire project feels like a spoof! :angel


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From my other favourite web forum.

https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/24-other-bikes/104738-rejuvenate-rubber-carburetor-isolators.html

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 Post Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:01 pm 
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Interesting regarding the Xylene. It's great being able to rejuvenate original parts, especially if it saves you a few quid :D


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Love reading your posts. Informative and kinda fun watching the restoration of the parts.

My hornet hasn't been through as much and so isn't as bad as yours but hoping to do something similar to mine one day!


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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Thanks anz243k :D

I'm pleased you are enjoying the thread - it makes the time put into the pics and the commentary worth it.

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Yeah - it's a great opportunity to put your personal stamp on the bike and modify it to your own spec.


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Bravo Hoon :clap

Loving the black theme... the temptation to go 'Mad Max Rat Survival' must be taxing (be strong) :angel

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:25 pm 
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Bravo Hoon :clap

Loving the black theme... the temptation to go 'Mad Max Rat Survival' must be taxing (be strong) :angel


Cheers B :D

lol - you are reading my mind :angel


Either the very tempting post apocalypse rat with a couple of projector headlights bolted to the engine bars or try and stay classy by updating the colour palate and make the bike look more contemporary by doing the tank and tail in a retro concrete grey - a bit like the Ducati Monster in the pic I posted earlier in the thread.


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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:37 pm 
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Cheers Steve! :D


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Making some excellent progress there :thumbup

Making me feel guilty about my Hornet, sitting neglected in the corner, oil cooler O rings probably rotting away :(

As for your colour scheme, all I can say is 'Steady on , Johnny !

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:26 pm 
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Cheers Richard! :D

Yeah - the rubber 'O' rings and gaskets were definitely past their sell by date - the previously pliable rubber had become hard and brittle and was losing it's sealing qualities.

lol - thanks for reminding me of that sketch - absolute classic! :angel :clap

I'll try and throw in a bit of colour somewhere :D


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Great work Hoon :clap


To be fair Richard... he has used green Litetek carb seals with dayglow yellow vacuum tubing :angel

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In the immortal words of Sir Mick:

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door I must have it painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facin' up, when your whole world is black . . .

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'Paint it Black', by the Stones, absolute classic, permanently on my personal playlist !

Used to watch 'Tour of Duty', a Vietnam war TV series, had that as its theme tune.

Back to the Fast Show:

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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:06 am 
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'Paint it Black', by the Stones, absolute classic


Yeah - where do you even begin with the Stones? So many absolute stonkers to choose from :D

A personal favourite is 'She's a Rainbow' - possibly a good suggestion for the tank/tail unit to offset all that BLACK paint :angel

'Street Fighting Man' and 'Sympathy for the Devil' are my all time favourites though.


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That's got to be a 'Hornet Nest' first !

Fecking awesome M8 :clap :clap :clap

How long do you reckon you can hold out before looking at your pistons crowns, bores and valves?

Do a video exploring the 'sooty labyrinth' from end can to header! Would be interesting to see if you can pass the

PROJECT RESURRECTION (The Movie) I'd watch it ! :hb

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That's got to be a 'Hornet Nest' first !

Fecking awesome M8 :clap :clap :clap


Cheers mate :D I was going to fly a camera equipped micro drone around the inside of the tank but I though that would just be taking the p*ss :angel

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How long do you reckon you can hold out before looking at your pistons crowns, bores and valves?


Not for long :angel

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Do a video exploring the 'sooty labyrinth' from end can to header! Would be interesting to see if you can pass the exhaust bulge thingy


I accept the mission :angel

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I bought one of those endoscopes off Amazon a couple of years back, for similar reasons, but judging from your photos you've had far more success with it than I did. Couldn't get it to focus on close up items, worked OK when things were a foot or so away, but that wasn't the point.

I did have fun looking down my ears and inside my mouth, drew the line at sticking it anywhere else, as it seemed to get quite warm !

( I have had that done several times by medical professionals, but they dosed me with Rohypnol, so I don't actually remember very much about it, and they didn't give me the video afterwards .. )

I'd be quite interested to know which one you bought. Mine was one of these:

"USB Inspection Camera, Potensic® USB Endoscope Waterproof 2.0 Megapixels HD Borescope Camera Snake Soft Wire for PC/Latop/Computer and OTG & UVC Compatible Android Phones - 16.4 ft (5 m)"

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I did have fun looking down my ears and inside my mouth, drew the line at sticking it anywhere else, as it seemed to get quite warm !


lol - yeah - I'm told you can get that kind of treatment in Soho for 100 quid :angel

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That usually comes free :angel

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Yeah - I was very pleased with the camera's performance - it has a focal length of 1.2Inch -3.2Inch which is ideal for automotive inspection work and once you get the lights adjusted properly via the controls the images are very high quality.

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I'd be quite interested to know which one you bought.


Here's the link:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/FYLINA-Inspection-Semi-rigid-Waterproof-Smartphone-Grey/dp/B07C7FZW9D/ref=pd_sbs_263_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07C7FZW9D&pd_rd_r=dc33566f-a64b-11e8-9094-0d1bef056789&pd_rd_w=HLrD6&pd_rd_wg=7dhSs&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=85d62760-2a0e-407d-aa36-f3c03afc01c3&pf_rd_r=SEYDPZHW36J8DB0ETARX&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=SEYDPZHW36J8DB0ETARX


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Thanks for that. At that price, it's worth a punt.

Most of the ones on Amazon have the same spec as the one I bought 18 months ago, I'm just wondering if it's the app that let me down, rather than the hardware.

Anyway, Amazon Prime makes it so easy, ( too easy ! ), so I've ordered one like yours, we'll see how I get on this time. I've a couple of different 175 tanks in the shed awaiting refurb.

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No worries - as you can see from the pics it does very good mid shots and crystal clear close ups - which is just what you want for this type of work.

The following info should get you quickly up and running with the scope:

To download the software you need to past the following into your browser address bar:

http://www.kkmoom.com/camera.rar

You can then download the RAR file and extract and install the software.

The scope routes through the laptop webcam software/hardware to generate the picture - if you are running anti-virus software the AV might attempt to block the scope from accessing the webcam - if this happens you need to give the scope permission to access the webcam via the AV's control panel.


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Thanks very much for that info.

I had given up yesterday, the Kkmoon link in the box didn't work, just returned message that it couldn't find the file. Similarly with the Android app, couldn't find an97.apk, found an98.apk in Google store. This works OK on my Galaxy Note4 phone, but not on my (older, despite the name ) Galaxy Note8 tablet, different Android versions I suppose. Both devices support OITG.

( 30 years ago, I was the departmental computer nerd, built PCs, installed Novell networks, built a large multi user relational database application. Nowadays, I'm scratching my head about opening a .rar file )

Anyway, up and running now, once I'd allowed access to the camera in Win 10. Looks promising, decided to take a photograph of my nuts. :eek

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Nice one :D - so you managed to download the rar file in the end?


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Followed your link, downloaded the rar file no trouble at all.

It was opening it that caused me spending a few minutes on Google, downloaded WinRAR in the end, after not being able to persuade Edge to have anything to do with it.

Life was so much simpler, back in the days of Msdos and the command prompt, CD, DIR/W etc, Windows seems to take delight in hiding files from me, Windows 10 seems worse than ever in that respect.

Just performed an endoscopy on a spare CB175 tank, will post some images once I can find where Android has hidden them on my phone :Bang

Here we go. When I got this tank, it had great chunks of epoxy sealant loose in the tank, too large to come out through the filler neck. I zapped the epoxy using some nasty stuff called 'Sealeater', mainly methylene chloride. I then removed the underlying rust using Harpic Max Strength, which is 10% HCL, then rinsed, dried and finally coated with two stroke oil, which is the red stuff showing in these pics. Also note the pitting left by the rust.

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Glad to hear it's working properly - I'm so pleased I purchased the scope - it was absolutely brilliant to be able to survey the interior of the tank and see for myself exactly what state it was in rather than just flushing it and hoping for the best.

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Life was so much simpler, back in the days of Msdos and the command prompt, CD, DIR/W etc, Windows seems to take delight in hiding files from me, Windows 10 seems worse than ever in that respect.


Yeah - not convinced I like WIN10 yet - might go back to 7 at some point.

The inside of your fuel tank looks in really good shape - must be a relief to know all the epoxy is out and no rust present :D


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Ultrasonic Cleaner for carburettors

If you don't mind me asking, which one did you get ?

Does it still work, and are you pleased with the results ? Using a carb specific cleaner in it ?

Reason I ask is that my cheap jewellery cleaner really isn't up to the job. Not big enough, and only runs for a maximum of 4 minutes before needing to be restarted. I'm guessing that you can leave the professional units running continuously ?

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Hi Richard,

Regarding the Ultrasonic Cleaner - yes - it did seem to do a good job on the carbs and I'm pleased I got it (although I cannot provide 100% verification of this until I actually put the carbs back on and fire the bike up!).

Before I put the carbs in the Ultrasonic bath I cleaned them conventionally inside and out with a dedicated carburetor cleaner (the proper dangerous stuff that melts your lungs and eyeballs) - I used a toothbrush for the carb exterior and squirted the interior jets and passages with liberal doses of the cleaner - afterwards the carbs looked properly clean - so when I put them in the ultrasonic cleaner I wasn't expecting any more muck to come off them - after 20 minutes in the hot ultrasonic tub (with added ultrasonic carburetor cleaning solution) I took the carbs out and drained the tub - and I was surprised to see that the carbs had secreted a further layer of grime and filth on the floor of the bath - which proves that the Ultrasonic cleaner and cleaning solution goes that extra mile and gives a much more thorough and comprehensive clean than just the carb cleaner/toothbrush alone.

To help you make your mind up there are 121 Amazon reviews on the US site of the machine I purchased (they come in various sizes - I bought the 10L machine for 100 quid - it's just big enough to take four separated carbs) link below:

https://www.amazon.com/VEVOR-Commercial-Ultrasonic-Cleaning-Eyeglasses/dp/B077F53GHJ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

You can buy the cleaner from Ebay UK - it's a different brand from the Vevor but the machines are identical in every respect (probably turned out by the same factory):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIGITAL-STAINLESS-ULTRASONIC-CLEANER-ULTRA-SONIC-BATH-CLEANER-TANK-TIMER-HEATE/181872823891?hash=item2a58770e53:m:mc39XkS77W7J7TDXCdLSx8w

I used this Ultrasonic cleaning solution:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultrasonic-Cleaning-Solution-Carburettors-5L/dp/B00BWAQTDO/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_263_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=P3QYZKHBQYE4J70H9MB3

A couple of tips if you do buy one:

Heat up some hot water separately in the kettle rather than waiting for the cleaners internal heater to warm the water to the required temperature - it will be quicker that way.

Make sure you have a metal sieve to hold small parts like carb jets etc - as they will fall through the basket onto the floor of the bath which could result in damage.


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Thanks for that.

As it is, being an impatient chap, I actually bought a 3.2 litre tank from the same Ebay vendor that you linked to. I checked the dimensions before hand, to make sure that I can get two complete CB175/200 carbs in at once.

With my little cleaner, I use aerosol carb or brake cleaner first, then hot soapy water, followed by a dip in the cleaner, just using hot water with a drop of washing up liquid. Too much washing up liquid leaves the alloy body of the carb with a white deposit. I have ordered some dedicated ultrasonic carb cleaning fluid.

I get the little deposits of muck in the bottom of the tank, no matter how much I rinse and repeat. I do wonder if this is actually oxidised metal being vibrated off the carbs !

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I do wonder if this is actually oxidised metal being vibrated off the carbs !


Blimey, hadn't thought of that? :angel

I also got a slight white residue on the carbs using the ultrasonic carb cleaning fluid I linked to.

Let us know how you get on - I'll be interested to hear if you think using one of these larger ultrasonic things is worth it.


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Well, I got my '3 litre' ultrasonic cleaner yesterday, carb cleaning solution arrived today.

It works. I first tried it with water and a drop of Fairy liquid, got most of the visible dirt off. Today, used the proper cleaning stuff, this has got a lot more muck off. Solution is really dirty now, dismantled carb appears clean. I shall try again with fresh clean solution, see if any more dirt comes out / off. I've been running it at 65c, which seems pretty hot to me, cleaning solution instructions suggest 80C. :evil

It's nice to be able to run the bath for up to 30 minutes at a go, my little bath can only do 4 minutes at a time before needing a reset, and obviously doesn't have a heating element like the new one does. So yes, on the basis of this brief trial I would rate it as a success. I had some fine wire mesh handy, and bent up a little basket to take the carb jets and other small bits.

Stated dimensions are spot on, so my pairs of 175/200 carbs fit in OK, but where they get the 3.2 litre capacity from beats me, it actually holds a shade under 2 litres of cleaning solution. This smaller bath doesn't have the drain tap that the larger ones do, so you just have to pick the bath up and invert it over the sink or drain, to empty it. Best allowed to cool before doing this.

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Good stuff, yep - for carbs the ultrasonic cleaner is definitely the way to go - after reading a lot of Amazon reviews by guys using these things for their carbs the consensus seems to be that they are worth it.


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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 pm 
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HOON98 wrote:
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Hopefully will be back on it shortly - one last big push :angel



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