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Yup. Same pipe as on my chaly!

monkey bike exhaust on Aliexpress

will probably still need modified to tuck into frame etc though

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Just clocked up 50 trouble free ks

such modern reliable efficiency 

fuel needles still on full (was overful after I put a whopping 2.5L in)

oh and slapped some yellow lens tint on, I think it’s growing on me

 

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Here’s my favourite ever NBC type Honda. It’s the Dream from Thailand. I dunno why more people don’t like them. They scrub up real nice. 

Yours is looking mint!

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Cheers man

yeah figured for 337.33 even if it was toast I could use it for parts for my c50 but seems to be running mint, just need to seal a few oil leaks

went for a night ride and discovered the speedo didn’t light up 

figured since I had the cluster apart and the handle bar loose I’d chuck my old cx500 straight bars on, also remembered I had a speedo too so on that went

 

 

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On 25/10/2018 at 22:04, datlow said:

got enthused and removed handle bars and gauge cluster from my honda nbc/postie and installed some bars and a speedo (from dimecity with led warnings/backlights)

wired up with a seemingly pretty shitty ali "waterproof" connector only indicators worked

found a better connector and found that i had a couple of wires round the wrong way (because theyre led)

but i now have no headlight ( its AC) and the led for highbeam on the speedo aint working even with direct 12v from a battery

checked rectifier and it doesnt have any output for the yellow light wire ac or dc

im assuming the led shorted the circuit and has blown the rectifier?

So yeah that happened, whilst looking for a wiring diagram (figured should be similar to a grom which is popular in USA and lots of english sites)

found you could buy a rectifier that just puts out dc for the lights so can also run led lights I stumbled across this

http://tripageled.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=182

so just need a jumper wire to the DC brake circuit seems easy and free

there was a aux switch already wired into the brake circuit for a extra taillight that I assume they used on the post bag that would of been on the back so chopped that and put into the headlight wire from the rectifier

hey presto I now have switchable headlights and working led display

 

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Oh and I had taped up the unused light holder from the original dash

yeah they’re made of squishy rubber

prob what actually killed the rectifier

added bonus of now using dc circuit is its fused too

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Also pulled the rear wheel of to check the brakes (they are fine and bigger than older cubs just to make it a pain/won’t swap with my other bike)

the bearing was toast and had been spinning in the housing 

so replaced front and rear bearing and loctite in

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old cub manual says to fill with grease ( nzpost clearly never have)

figured id just leave them sealed both sides as they’re pretty cheap to replace and minimal mess

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Oh and every time a hit the curb into my driveway what I thought was the front shocks was actually the loose head bearing so removed cleaned greased and tightened 

soo much smoother/maybe a bit tight 

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And for the trifecta of shit servicing

the brake pedal felt crappy and was hitting the exhaust

turns out it should have a cotter pin stopping it from sliding out, should also be greased 

its worn the hangers oval but It’ll be ok/might look at some sort of bush in the future

so lubed and put a nail in the slot (will find a washer and pin today)

 

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