And it was gone. I traded it on a 1974 (maybe 1973) CB350. The seller of the CB350 is Christchurch based so we both had to pay for shipping either way. Hopefully the sadness of seeing this one go will be followed by much joy upon the arrival of the CB350 on Friday afternoon.
Pretty chuffed with how this one turned out. I think it’s my new favourite ?
I managed to fix the neutral light. Pulled the sender out and stuck a screwdriver driver in the hole. I managed to rotate the contact back to where it should be. I’m absolutely chuffed to nuts I don’t have to pull the engine out and split the cases again. YeeeeeHaaaa ?
After pulling the engine, splitting the crankcases and spending several hours trying to understand how the kick-starter mechanism works, I figured it out. There’s a plate the controls engagement of the kick starter ratchet and it was bent. Bent it back and all is fixed.
Lapped the valves while I was in there, exhaust valve was bad, came up great though. Runs really nice now with good slow steady idle.
I have introduced another issue now though, the neutral light is on all the time. The engine will have to come out again as the sender is buried in the middle of the gearbox.
I put the engine back in the frame and started it up today.
Now I remember that the engine was making this grinding noise from the kickstarter previously. It still is.
Getting quite close to completion ? sorted speedo, switchgear, brake light switches, clutch cable and indicators this weekend. She’ll be a minter when finished. I’m almost going deliberately slowly because I want everything to be as perfect as it can be ? This one will have a new silver tank with some very old style Honda decals.