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Old 01-02-2013, 06:37 PM   #19
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After two days of grueling painting I was allowed back in the shed.... what is it with women and grey this year.....
You just painted concrete blocks grey... don't they come that colour?

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Mr Honda made doing the tappets easy....
take off big plug, then small one, turn engine anti clockwise till you get a T in the small hole.
Tappets should all have slight play ready to check.
Ex: 5 thou
In: 4 thou
Good old screwdriver and locknut tappets...yay...

Found the valve lifter decompressor thingie one tight.....
Drained the oil out of the sump and frame ( yes its an Oil In Frame.....invented by Honda ...lol)
After that buttoned it all back and tried to start it....much better.
Bravely put on helmet and boots ( not keen on kicking these without boots and pain can ensue)
Tried to throw leg over..... squashed gentleman bits..... ouch..
LOL!!!

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Rode it up and down the street , thru the gears...all good....brakes now good...... knobbly tyres on road....not so good...
You're aware you're posting on advrider right? It should be the other way round that's a worry...

Cool project. Keep it up
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