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Post by Wee Al B on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 22:01

Collected my "new" 98 Blade last Friday, looking like this






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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 22:07

After an hour or so last night and tonight it's looking like this







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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 22:11

Thing I prefer the plug access on my CB13 lol.

Was hoping to get the plugs out and some oil down the ports so I could try to start her tomorrow but, bugger, no toolkit and the plug tool from the CB is too big. Anyone know if the tool from an 04 fits?

Stuck the battery on charge last night and it's saying charged so that might be one less thing to buy lol

Hooked it up to check the mileage, 23564, so hardly broken in yet.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by masterblader on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 22:27

The plug spanner from the 04 is 10mm and will fit your blade. The bigger spanner for the CB is probably 12 mm
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Post by Wee Al B on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 22:36

Cheers for that Masterblader. Hopefully Bazza's got a full toolkit for his and I can borrow one
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by JT on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 23:16

Now then Al

Fingers crossed it starts M8. REsult with the battery, how good is that :-)
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by keen2511 on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 23:49

A little TLC needed there,Hope she fires up ok and runs sweet as a nut for you mate.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by alsieboy on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 08:24

a nice start to the project keep us updated Smile
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 08:47

That's the plan Smile
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Thu 22 Apr 2010, 21:34

Plugs out tonight no problems, cheers to Bazza for his plug tool Smile Wee bit oil down the ports and new plugs fitted.

Fuel tank and oil drained, just need to figure out what to do with a gallon of crap petrol, new filter fitted and some nice fresh oil. Best treatment she's had for a while I'd think.

Some fresh petrol in tomorrow, battery fitted and fingers crossed that she runs Smile
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by wild bill on Thu 22 Apr 2010, 21:42

Wee Al B wrote:Some fresh petrol in tomorrow, battery fitted and fingers crossed that she runs Smile
Got me fingers crossed for ya mate thumbup
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Post by JT on Thu 22 Apr 2010, 21:48

Now then Al

I'm excited for ya hyper You should be able to get rid at the local council tip thumbup
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Thu 22 Apr 2010, 21:52

Cheers lads, don't think it'll be ready for next weekend though John Laughing

Aye, I'll just dump it in the waste oil thingy eyebrow
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Kaiser on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 09:14

Nice work mate - always good to see a bike being treated to some TLC cheers
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 19:03

Oh well, battery not as good as 1st thought, held a charge but must have a cell down as not enough to kick her over No

Would have taken the battery out the CB but then the alarm goes off so it's Ebay for a new one tonight Smile
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by JT on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 20:41

Now then Al

Bummer M8 pullhaur2 Can't you get H to give you a push up and down the street happyahh
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Fri 23 Apr 2010, 21:07

There was a short answer to that suggestion mate lol

Battery ordered so hopefully get it Monday or Tuesday.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 17:33

Got her started today after getting a loan of a start and charge.

Good points. Started pretty much straight off, once I remembered that she had a choke, and sounds pretty good.

Not so good points, will only run on the choke down to about half closed then dies. Same result when you give her any throttle.

I'm assuming that it's the carbs. Hints or tips before I jump in and start stripping anything I don't need to
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by griz on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 18:24

Wee Al B wrote:Got her started today after getting a loan of a start and charge.

Good points. Started pretty much straight off, once I remembered that she had a choke, and sounds pretty good.

Not so good points, will only run on the choke down to about half closed then dies. Same result when you give her any throttle.

I'm assuming that it's the carbs. Hints or tips before I jump in and start stripping anything I don't need to

Well I'm no expert but I woulda thought the carbs need a good clean.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by radiobloke on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 19:33

yep, clean carbs, new fuel...if that fails try new plugs...just work through it.

sounds like you've got that old petrol in there...or could have gummed a jet up or summink
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 19:59

Looking like the carbs will be out for a clean. Think it's ran long enough to get the clean fuel through from the tank and I fitted a new set of plugs so can probably rule them out.

Wee job for tomorrow then lol
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by JT on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 21:22

Now then Al

Great news about getting it started clap , surely just some crap in the carbs that's not allowing it to run freely pullhaur2 You'll soon ave that sorted thumbup
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by fastbikefinder on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 00:55

Al, you may find that some of the jets are completly clogged with yellow gunk from the old petrol.

A high acidity vinegar of 6% acidity or more is really good for soaking old carbs in for a coupleof days, think sarsons do the 2 litre glass jars for about £2 each. Also get some 0.4mm Endekay dental sticks from the local pharmacy. They are basically metal flossing sticks 0.4mm thick with tiny bristles on them, they're great for clearing gunk build up in jets:



Sounds strange but a very effective and cheap way to clear knackered carbs.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 07:47

Looks like carbs off this week. Wee job for the nightshift next week Laughing

Thanks for the tips Fastbikefinder.

Had a browse through the Haynes manual last night and it says I need a overhaul kit too.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by fastbikefinder on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 08:47

Wee Al B wrote:
Had a browse through the Haynes manual last night and it says I need a overhaul kit too.

I'd at least get new pilot rubbers.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by masterblader on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 09:18

Pilot air screws have a tendency to seize after a period of storage.
These are brass cross head screws extremely fragile any pressure and they break off. Stubborn screws need some WD40 with a screw driver bit a rapid number of taps should release the seizure, when there is some movement just rock the screw to and fro patience is required as the threads are microscopic so go easy Al.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 11:00

Problem solved Smile

Guy I work next to who has a lot of experience with carbs has told me to bring them in to him and he'll strip, clean and set them up cheers

I'll pass on the advice about the pilot air screws and the rubbers, cheers FBF and Masterblader clap


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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Fringe on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 12:22


Great work
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by griz on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 13:09

Sounds like a result Wee Al!

It's always nice if you can find someone to do em for ya! woot
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 13:42

Much as I like to try and do jobs myself I'm always prepared to bow to superior knowledge or skill thumbup
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