CB450 Shocks – shorten/replace ?

CB450 Shocks – shorten/replace ?

I’ve been slowly working slowly through the never-ending to-do list of jobs on the ’72.

Have to deal with this one before it ends up destroying the two silencers on me as well:

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The shocks on her are about half an inch too long – 13″ / 335 mm between the bolt-centres as opposed to the 12.6″ / 320mm originals.

The ones on her ( I think) are the budget replacement shocks off the David Silver site listed for the CB450 – which are only available in that 13″ length.

Only option I have at the moment seems to be to cough up for a set of custom Hagon shocks – which aint cheap.

Realistically – is there any way of shortening the shocks that are on her, or doing something else to create some clearance between the back axle and the silencers ?


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what pilot and main jets to use

what pilot and main jets to use

folks i have a 1982 yamaha rd 350 lc,it has standard jets (220) in it at present but runs terrible,


motor was fully rebuilt recently 200 miles so far but dies after second gear,


she has micron end cans and foam air pods instead of airbox and standard pipes as seen in pics,


the forum are all divided on it a lot, rather than spend a hape of money on pilots and main jets anyone have any info would be great thanks


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zx6

zx6

How much should i expect to pay to get the valves , checked , and adjusted if necessary, ? It,s a 98 zx6.


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cnut of a bike to work on

cnut of a bike to work on

First major job done on my k1200rs beemer. Clutch and rear main seal. What a cnut of a bike to work on. It fought me all the way.

Solid four days grafting to change a fuppin clutch.

No surprise the stealers charge so much to work on em.


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Kawasaki clutch basket holder – Load of please :-)

Kawasaki clutch basket holder – Load of please :-)

Wondering if anyone has one I can borrow?

I have the “vice grips” universal thing but the bolt is so tight, its starting to cause a little wear on the basket.
Im fitting the slipper clutch off the newer model so dont care too much about the damage but the correct tool for the job is always better. Im worried the basket will break altogether and then im screwed.

Cheers


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