New Winter project.

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  1. racerx

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    That fits the metal tank. A bit pricier than they were but well worth the bucks. It will seal the tank and the switchable vent works very well.
     
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    You'll want that vent switch for what it was made to do. Thats why these bike's came with one. Switching it off for transportation was the intent, but another plus is for storage when the tank is emptied and fogged. Just dont forget to turn it back on when you go ridding....it wont go very far and I'm guilty of doing that myself.lol
     
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    The helmet lock, hmmm, not sure how much it would get used? Probably not enough for the price to get the core rekeyed etc, it just got bumped to the long list of things to get done! I just like things to be working if they are there, my problem though.

    Just a couple of detail notes on all the work I did on Sunday: As per the Honda manual, when I put the new cam chain on, I aligned the crankshaft woodruff keyway with top notch on the head and the “O” on the cam chain sprocket with the same notch. Then put the chain on, aligned the holes on the cam to the sprocket then bolted In the cam chain sprocket bolts.

    When I torqued the flywheel nut to the crankshaft I used my rubber strap wrench around the flywheel in one hand to hold it while I used my torque wrench to tighten it with my other hand. Worked good for the 25 ft lbs I was putting on it.

    Lastly, when I checked the valve lash, as per the Honda manual, check the valve lash when it’s cold not when its warm. Needs to be at TDC of the compression stroke. You can tell this when the “T” on the flywheel aligns with the notch on the crankcase and both rockers on the valves have just a little wiggle by hand. If they don’t wiggle rotate the crank another 360* then you should get the wiggle.

    Not exactly new news to all members, just my notes.
     
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    Thanks, I had a look, appears he doesn’t ship to Canada? I’ll eBay message him and plead my case maybe if I pay a little more he’ll consider it?
     
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    So, I messaged the Key Guy in the above link provided by “PurplePackFan” thanks for that! Then he got back to me and apparently he just doesn’t ship to Canada on his E-bay sales. He redirected me to his website, where he does ship to Canada! Woohoo! So I decided to pull the trigger and order. Ordered keys for 4 assorted separate locks, 3 helmet locks and an ignition key, he combined all the orders and I only got charged one shipping fee. Bonus! This all happened in less than a couple of hours and I got the shipping notice! Wow this guy was quick and impressed me. Hope everything has a happy ending.
     
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    3 helmet locks? Somehow this reminds me of that cheesy Japanese Godzilla flick with Monster X... I think that was the 3-headed terror, correct me if I'm wrong, I've killed a few brain cells since I saw the movie, lol. Saw it in the JUSMAG Theater in a suburb of Athens, Greece, sometime between 1968-1973, and it only cost a QUARTER... ya gets what ya pays for, no doubt about it. CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Found this gas cap in my stash. Needed a little TLC. Switch works good.

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  9. racerx

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    Big improvement over what was on there. Test it to be sure it breathes properly, doesn't leak gasoline and that the vent actually seals when switched to the closed position. Those all matter. If it passes all of those tests, you're good-to-go; if it fails any of them, replace it.
     
  10. MountainMini

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    Pretty sure this came off a 1974 tank. Thanks, I’ll test it out when I get gas in the tank.

    Carburetor settings, where the bike sits now it’s at just over 3700 feet above sea level. Riding area is real close to 5000 feet above sea level.

    Dratv, has a excerpt from the Honda red spec book, that says for a 533A carb like mine it should be:

    Main jet - #58
    Slow jet - #35
    Needle position 2nd notch from the top
    Idle mixture screw - 1-3/8 turns out from seated position

    The Honda manual I have says to turn the air screw out 1-3/4 +/-1/8 turn from seated.

    Think I’ll start with the above settings.

    The Honda manual I have also gives a couple of high altitude settings, think these are for later carbs than the 77 I have. Not sure if that will work for mine? Like putting in a smaller main jet #55 main jet for 5000 feet above sea level and #52 main jet for 5000-6500 feet above sea level.
     
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    You shouldn't have to rejet from stock, other than what it takes to compensate for fuel that is vastly different from what was available 40+ years ago. Shouldn't take more than maybe changing jet needle height and the pilot airbleed screw setting.
     
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    Sounds good, thanks I’ll stick with the stock settings and adjust as you suggest if I need to fine tune.
     
  13. MountainMini

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    Got my keys today. All good! The one helmet lock and ignition from my 74 have the same key, everything else is good too. Cyclekeysonline do good work. Just a little cleanup now.
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    I never use the helmet lock on these either, but it is cool to know that the ignition key fits the helmet lock too, like it should.
     
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  15. MountainMini

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    Not sure how much I’ll use it either? Just a quirky thing I have. If it’s there it should be functional! Especially if all you need is the right key. Now I at least have options. :) I only have 1 matching ignition and helmet lock set. I have 3 other helmet locks that have no matching ignition? Either missing or drilled out? Or maybe just mismatched over the years.
     

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