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Repair And Restoration

From the worst of the bodges to the craft of restoration...

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Gear Lever Shim Bodge Under duress our artful bodger is taking up the slack in his gear shifting mechanism. Will the results be enough to satisfy both Sharon and Ian?
Scottoiler Guide Bob's gives us the basics of installing and running a Scottoiler system while singing high praises of the lubricational benefits for your long suffering chain.
DIY Fork Stanchion Half Gaiters Ren brings a great offer to the motorcycling masses. For just a small sum (£4,598) you too can relax safe in the knowledge your forks are protected.
CBF125 Fork Seal Change A simple how to for replacing the fork seals on a CBF125. You'll need to tools and some patience.
Aftermarket Alternator Stator CBF 125 Ren's taking a gamble on an aftermarket alternator stator for the CBF 125. Will it fit? Will it work? Will Ren's wiring hack set the bike on fire? Mechanical muppetry Bikes And Travels style.
Kawasaki ZZR 600 Restoration The trials a tribulations of putting a dirty old dog back on the road and back into service. It's not always easy for Stephen.
Seized Centre Stand Solution V2 Ren's original bodge to stop the centre stand from seizing up needs an update to something more substantial.
CB500X Fairing Panel Removal Ren's guide to assist you when removing the fairing panels off a CB500X. There's a video to help as well.
CB500X Side Panel Removal Ren's pictorial guide to removing and replacing the side panels on the Honda CB500X
Keeway RKS 125 Chain And Sprockets This is merely a note for future reference and other Keeway RKS 125 owners. What bits will do the job?
DIY CB500X Hugger Oh no...Ren's already bodging on the new 500. This time he thinks he's capable of making some sort of hugger or mudgaurd extender. Idiot.
Spark Plug Colour The rusty spark plug from Ren's CBF 125 suggests that the motor is running a little lean. There may be other forces at play too.
Better Grinder Than Welder Ren's been welding. This can only mean one thing. There will be a hell of a lot of grinding too.
Seized Centre Stand Solution Having done battle with removing a centre stand Ren believes he's found a simple solution to the seized centre stand pin issue.
Honda Camchain Tensioner Test In the interest of diagnosis of cam chains and tensioners Ren's made a little video. Rattle rattle rattle rattle rattle rattle...
Leaky Tyre Bead Repair With the assistance of the mechanical genius of SL Ren has sorted the front tyre's bead leak once and for all...hopefully.
Leaking Tyre Bead Temporary Fix Ren explains his latest mechanical episode as well as a video to show the temporary solution. Is there anything this man can't do? Yes...stop his motorcycles from breaking down all the time.
Crankcase Pressure And Breathers Ren is trying to explain crankcase pressures and why we have crankcase breathers. Maybe a video will help.
Metal And Water In Oil Ren ventures inside the 50,000 mile motor of his CBF 125. Will he live to regret what he finds?
Honda Camchain Tensioner Tool Bodge Ren and his friend get all 'MacGyver' in an attempt to refit a camchain tensioner into an awkward Honda. Bodgetastic!
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Tom McQ said :-

Ren - The Ed said :-
Cheers tom
mick murphy said :-
Hi guys my honda 125 cbf is running at nearly 4000 revs in idle mode .any advie would be appreciated
Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi Mick. Check the throttle cables are adjusted, check some idiot has not tried to adjust the throttle stop, this shouldn't need to ever be touched on the CBF 125.

Otherwise you're into the injector and you'll need to know what you're up to in there.
RobE said :-
I have a tapping sound from my CBC on idle. Knocks seven or eight times then stops-does this repeatedly. Sounds a bit like a ratchet being turned slowly. Any of you guys come across this
28/05/2017 18:29:52 UTC
RobE said :-
CBF of course
28/05/2017 18:31:07 UTC
RobE said :-
CBF of course
28/05/2017 18:31:08 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi RobE. It *could* be...possibly...perhaps...be the same problem as I had. Thing is check everything else before you start stripping the motor down.

Check out the links.

28/05/2017 19:53:24 UTC

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