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  • #9687
    Keith Goodman
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    A few weeks ago I was lucky to find another RC on a Facebook group i belong to, i only bought my first one in June last year from Wout

    The Seller had only listed it 3 minutes before i saw it had a quick glance through the photos, saw the price and sent him a message.. I will take it

    My wife was on holiday in South Africa at the time and was not too pleased when she returned..got a bit of hot tongue and cold shoulder for a few days but she has calmed down a bit now

    He had owned it since the early 1990’s and has been kept in a Barn since

    When i went to collect it i saw the last road tax ran out in February 1993 thats how long the bike had been stood

    It had a few old MOT certs with it to confirm the mileage was 17850 miles and even had the Honda service book with it and was supplied by Bill Smith motors and has a few service stamps in it

    I will post some photos as i go along..the plan is to fully restore it so it will be in as new condition and maybe last another 30 + years for future owners to enjoy
    [IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1587&stc=1[/IMG][IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1588&stc=1[/IMG]

    #12774
    Glenn Kirkham
    Keymaster

    Mmmm – bit of work to do there then Keith… :) Keep at it..!

    #12775
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    I have set myself a target of 3 months for the restore Glenn, all is well under way, hope to be finished by mid May

    #12778
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Plenty of fun to be had there Keith. It’s amazing how one R turns into two for so many owners.

    #12779
    JohnS
    Member

    Keith,
    Well Done, I would have snapped that up in a flash too. Looks to be all there apart from the fairing…and most importantly its genuine and looks basically unmolested.

    I saw an RC advertised in Sydney a few weeks ago for $A10K, and it was basically half a bike made from odd pieces, but it sold after 3 days!

    Funny how spouses take a little while to realise that we are always correct in our snap decisions on motorcycles.

    Please keep us up to date on this one Keith.

    #12780
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    @AndyJ 3606 wrote:

    Plenty of fun to be had there Keith. It’s amazing how one R turns into two for so many owners.

    Yes Andy I was looking for a RB but this came up,this collecting of bikes started with a couple of CB900f’s 17 years ago and now consists of 2 RC’s and 3 CB1100F’s

    Keith

    #12781
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    @JohnS 3607 wrote:

    Keith,
    Well Done, I would have snapped that up in a flash too. Looks to be all there apart from the fairing…and most importantly its genuine and looks basically unmolested.

    I saw an RC advertised in Sydney a few weeks ago for $A10K, and it was basically half a bike made from odd pieces, but it sold after 3 days!

    Funny how spouses take a little while to realise that we are always correct in our snap decisions on motorcycles.

    Please keep us up to date on this one Keith.

    Hi John

    I am a month or so into the project now so I will post my progress every so often,by the way the bike does have the Fairing

    Keith

    #12782
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    This first photo was on day 2 of ownership 15th February at 3pm after it had a good wash, the 2nd 2 photos show the progress in the next 2 hours ,Engine out and stripped Frame, was cold that day only about 6 deg C so had to work fast
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    #12788
    Glenn Kirkham
    Keymaster

    Hi Keith – not hanging about then are we… :) Well done..!!

    #12790
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    Next job was to strip the Engine to check it, it turned over ok but as it had been stood for 20+ years, took the cam cover off and all looked clean and shiny,
    Next task was to remove the Head, came off quite easily and combustion chambers looked good

    The next job was to remove the cylinder, as members know this can be the most difficult job to tackle on these Bikes, due to 4 of the studs being exposed to the elements down by the spark plug area the water drains down and rusts the studs to the holes in the cylinder

    I gave them a good spray with penetrating oil and left it overnight

    Next morning i removed the studs, from previous experience i know it is nigh on impossible to pull the cylinder off the crankcase studs, as you can see 4 of the troublesome ones came out with a nice rusty gunge on them

    [IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1601&stc=1[/IMG][IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1602&stc=1[/IMG][IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1603&stc=1[/IMG][IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1604&stc=1[/IMG]

    #12791
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    One good mod to do on the cylinder to prevent the studs rusting in is to drill 4 small holes in the cylinder as shown, this allows the water to drain out

    With all 12 studs removed the cylinder was off. plain sailing from now on

    [IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1608&stc=1[/IMG][IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1609&stc=1[/IMG]

    #12792
    Glenn Kirkham
    Keymaster

    Hi Keith – Good tip – what type/make of stud extractor did you use – getting the barrels off it usually the biggest issue on any rebuild..?

    Cheers.. Glenn

    #12793
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    Hi Glenn I used the tool shown in the photo, it does tend to dig into the spiral of the studs a bit but i have a set of perfect CB900F ones i will replace them with

    You can use the double nut method on 8 of them as they dont rust into place but the other 4 are always tight, the second pair in from each end, and have been known to shear off in the cylinder due to the grip of the rust

    Keith

    [IMG]http://www.cb1100r.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1613&stc=1[/IMG]

    #12797
    Glenn Kirkham
    Keymaster

    What make of extractor is it Keith..?
    I used to have one from Snap On for working on my mini cooper engines but I’m beggared if I can find it now.. !!

    Cheers..

    #12798
    Keith Goodman
    Participant

    @GlennK 3626 wrote:

    What make of extractor is it Keith..?
    I used to have one from Snap On for working on my mini cooper engines but I’m beggared if I can find it now.. !!

    Cheers..

    Hi Glenn..A Draper one from ebay

    Keith

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