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Forum: The Garage 06-30-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,161
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Dude, that's so awesome to hear, congrats!! I...

Dude, that's so awesome to hear, congrats!! I hope it works out really well for you!!:clap

So 518 it is for the cases and base gasket, thanks! ...The Clutch cover has to come off every 1000...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,161
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Putting the aluminum CB100 (4 stroke,...

Putting the aluminum CB100 (4 stroke, pressurized) crank cases back together soon...Need to use the cut gaskets for the case halves, and the clutch cover, as they provide the right clearances...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
So my laptop's touchpad decided to stop working,...

So my laptop's touchpad decided to stop working, and I think the HDD might be going out as well...bad timing. Sorry for the lack of updates. Restoration is at maybe 80%. The frame and swingarm are...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
My process differs from part to part. Most of the...

My process differs from part to part. Most of the time I start with an acetone bath to remove grease and oil, then a small stainless steel wire wheel on the Dremel rotary tool to remove corrosion...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks! I'm going to do a big update tomorrow...

Thanks! I'm going to do a big update tomorrow since I'm on a 3 day weekend, just dropped the frame, swingarm, and rims at the powder coating place, sanding down the side covers and crankcases...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks! I started another thread about all the...

Thanks! I started another thread about all the seized fasteners I wrestled with during tear-down, and have since bought the JIS tooling I needed.:clap

I'll be using almost zero cross-head screws...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
The restoration continues, I just haven't been...

The restoration continues, I just haven't been posting, too busy. The frame and swingarm go to the powder coater this saturday, the motor is completely apart, casting flash removed, cleaned, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I'm always partial to red black gold and white or...

I'm always partial to red black gold and white or some combination thereof. The black and silver will go good together. Though I would like to point out something from my useless art degree:...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Cool2 Thanks!!:clap

Thanks!!:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I appreciate the tips about proper masking and...

I appreciate the tips about proper masking and plugging, thanks! The PC place I'll be working with does many motorcycle frames, but yes I have already made a lost of all the holes, taps, and surfaces...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Got the tires off the rims today, and will unlace...

Got the tires off the rims today, and will unlace them tomorrow morning. Conquered all the external seized fasteners, as well as a few on the oil filter rotor. Pulled the stator out and test-fitted...
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Nihon Newbie
After many days of repeatedly soaking the...

After many days of repeatedly soaking the offending screws with PB Blaster, impact driver to the rescue!! I borrowed my housemate's 1/2" drive hand impact and managed to get every one of the external...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Indeed, those looked nice, thanks! They're...

Indeed, those looked nice, thanks! They're definitely long enough, but they're 1/4" drive, and apparently most hand impact drivers use 5/16" (8mm) drive:cry
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Most frustrating that the 5/16" (8mm) size impact...

Most frustrating that the 5/16" (8mm) size impact bits are so hard to find in JIS. I need one that is a #2 size, and at least 60mm long, some of the screws are recessed or adjacent a steep landing.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, that's good to know! I saw the thread...

Thanks, that's good to know! I saw the thread size/pitch mentioned in a thread on DoTheTon.com in order to buy the right puller part, but that's super awesome that it's the same as the rear axle!...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Not just the case covers, either, the actual...

Not just the case covers, either, the actual halves of the crank case are also joined with these same very crappy screws...Sad face.

Thank you all for the input!! Weekends are really the only...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Cool2 Pics!!

Just a few more bright parts I've been cleaning up at work, and some randoms of the gross gunk in the chain case area.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks for the info, and the luck! I picked up...

Thanks for the info, and the luck! I picked up some helpful tips about stuck fasteners in the garage section too, and plan to buy some more tools before going at the motor again. I'm really hopeful...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, guys, much appreciated!! Thanks so much...

Thanks, guys, much appreciated!! Thanks so much for those tool recommendations, too! I'll have to buy some JIS drivers it seems, I own 3 Hondas. Hopefully those would fit in that hand impact driver!...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Nihon Newbie
HELP! Seized screws in Al engine block

Restoring a 1972 Honda CB100, and it has about 30 philips head screws holding on the case covers, and joining the case halves themselves...Poor fastener choice, Honda.

All but 3 of them are...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I hate philips head screws

Uploading pics to photobucket...

I've hit a very frustrating wall...I got the motor out of the frame, but I cannot for the life of me budge hardly ANY of the damned philips head screws out...It...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Drained the forks last weekend, got the snap...

Drained the forks last weekend, got the snap rings out that retain the top seals, but I can't get the damper rod screw out of the bottom, looks like I'm going to have to use a screw extractor to back...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,781
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Glad you made it OK!!

Glad you made it OK!!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Finally got around to picking out some photos of...

Finally got around to picking out some photos of the disassembly progress I've been making...I spent about another 8 hours working on it, and another 8 hours researching stuff I need to do/buy. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
So I've put another chunk of work and research...

So I've put another chunk of work and research into the bike...Looks like I'll be doing a 12v electrical system conversion, mostly to be able to run commonly available LED lighting, and a brighter...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Indeed, thanks! It's not really missing much of...

Indeed, thanks! It's not really missing much of anything original except for a couple nuts and bolts, and the air cleaner element. I currently have it down to the frame and the motor, and a shopping...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Page deleted entire post... TL;DR : 10 Hours...

Page deleted entire post...

TL;DR : 10 Hours of working on the bike yesterday, I'm sore as heck, the bike is mostly apart. Leaving motor in frame for now so I can work on it without it falling...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Insurance for the bike will be $40 per...

Insurance for the bike will be $40 per year:rofl:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,781
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Wondering the same about taking my CB100 on long...

Wondering the same about taking my CB100 on long trips...Great info about that oil temp dipstick!!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Trying to research how I can fit a tachometer to...

Trying to research how I can fit a tachometer to the bike...there is no mechanical pickup, but I've been told about digital ones that read based off the ignition coil...

Disassembly starts...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Indeed, there are several oil leaks at the...

Indeed, there are several oil leaks at the moment, including the head gasket. I'm going to likely use the same trick as you when I pull it apart. Good to know about the exhaust, thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Well update #1 isn't the best news, lol. The head...

Well update #1 isn't the best news, lol. The head gasket is weeping on the forward edge, so that will need to be fixed...Almost a bit more work than I really want to take on with this bike, but I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Project 1972 Honda CB100 K2

Planning to pick up the bike today, have to start a build thread...researched a lot about what I might want to improve and I'm leaning towards a budget custom build, mostly aesthetic, not full café...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,690
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Sounds scary! Weird thing to forget, in my...

Sounds scary! Weird thing to forget, in my opinion, ha. The bike now has 20,000 miles on it and usually gets the fluid changed out once a year, after trackday season.



For sure! I used to...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-08-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,690
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I flushed both systems, yes, but no mechanical...

I flushed both systems, yes, but no mechanical disassembly on either one, and I've never had a problem with them.



Thanks, always glad to hear when my huge posts are helpful to others! :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 04-07-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,690
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks!! It was a hell of an overhaul, for sure!...

Thanks!! It was a hell of an overhaul, for sure! The bike has seen a lot of use since I did all that 2 years ago, so it's not as pristine as it was, but I'd wager it's probably still the cleanest of...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,690
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Back from the dead, thread... Bike has done...

Back from the dead, thread...

Bike has done 8 track days at Buttonwillow, has 19,000 miles, has had water pump and cam chain tensioner replaced after each failed, but other than that has been...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,161
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Great info, thanks! Bike is already packed up for...

Great info, thanks! Bike is already packed up for 2 days at the track, but after I get the 5920 I'll see about pulling the plates back off and reinstalling with 5920. Will follow up after that....
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,161
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I bought some Loctite 5920 just now, should have...

I bought some Loctite 5920 just now, should have it within a week. Sounds like it's the copper RTV you mentioned earlier, but if you have a different suggestion, I'll still enjoy having the 5920...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,161
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I was jobless for 6 months a couple years ago, I...

I was jobless for 6 months a couple years ago, I remember all too well how much it sucks! Hang in there though, I'm sure as qualified as you are, something good will come your way!

The plates...
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