Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

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Lookin good Sorf.
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Grrrr, back to square one again!
Something amiss with valve clearances. Was never quite happy with the setting up of the cams in regard to valve clearance, so after talking to a bloke far more knowledgeable in the Honda black arts than I......
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Seems either valve length is up the putty or at some point they've been cut too deep into the seats? Anyway ole mate is onto it, albeit very slowly unfortunately. Had it for weeks now and only got around to checking the specs of the newly hard faced rockers, which thankfully appear to be right. At the rate it's going it won't be back this year :-?
Have bought my new pipes.... :lol:
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But just in case they don't work out in time for rego, have also found these....
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Zeek wrote: Something amiss with valve clearances.

Seems either valve length is up the putty or at some point they've been cut too deep into the seats? Anyway ole mate is onto it .............
I know the feeling.

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A ride with Paul De Doncker on board the Drixton Honda 450 at Horice road circuit in Czech Republic


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Well still waiting for my motor to return home :banghead:
So playing around with some new gauge faces in the mean time....
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Very schmick looking gauges there Zeek.

But 9750 redline ? :doh:


Them torsion bar valve returns are gunna be twisting their little booties off. :mrgreen:

Actually I have no idea how high they can rev, the whole system is a bit of a mystery to me. :hmmm:
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