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    eBay Seller - davegeomat

    All Club members, please be aware of an eBay seller called davegeomat. He is selling Honda CX items but beware, from my recent experience with him, this is not a person who you would want to purchase from. His descriptions are very misleading and he is deceitful. In addition, he is positively rude when communicating. I have reported him to eBay. DC
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    The clubs gas cooker / BBQ

    Marty, is the gas bottle from Liverpool ? How about using Ebay. Put it up for 99p and just take what we get. However, I will be surprised if it sells for a decent price, but at 99p someone will have it if only for scrap. DC
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    2018 North Devon Rally

    I will pencil this in and intend to attend. I do like west Country beer DC
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    Electrical Connector Blocks

    Hey Lance Thanks for your input. I managed to pull the female connector out after much grief and it became clear what I was doing was wrong. You have to go in at the open end of the connector at its base. Using a thin, narrow blade, pushed under the female connector, then this flattens the barb and the connector can simply be pulled out - result
  5. How do you prise out the female side of the spade connector in the electrical connector blocks. I'm having a real job trying to pull out the connector in the black connector block situated behind the headlight. I have no problem with the male side - just need to slide in a small thin screwdriver which releases the barb. Does the female side have the same or is there another technique. DC
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    Bristol Bike show 3-5 Feb 2018

    Sadly my CX let me down just as I was about to leave the showground. No ignition lights when I put the key in. On the Saturday, I must have caused the fuse (near the rectifier) to break when I was checking to see what the amperage was compared to my A model. The B model has a differerent type of fuse (small spanner shaped) compared to the A model (glass type). After 37 years I guess the fuse was very brittle so objected to me giving it a wiggle. Luckily for me there was a spare fuse on the plastic cover but, unluckily for me, this was also fragile and broke in 2 when I tried to release it - bugger, what to do now. I recalled DF mentioned fuse wire earlier in the day so, having tracked him down, he came to the rescue by offering me the fuse from his own bike and Marty supplied a decent screwdriver (many thanks to you both), and I headed back to the bike to continue with the 'fix'. Replacement fuse in and tested before I replaced its plastic cover. When all was put back in place I tried the ignition again and .... bugger me, no idiot lights. I pulled the covers off again and checked DF's fuse and discovered that this fuse had also broken !! That's when I thought the worse i.e. A short circuit, but couldn't help thinking it was another brittle fuse which broke after the wiggle to get the fuse holder back into position. What to do now...... Well, I found a trader who was almost packed up but still had some small bags of copper wire priced at £2.50 but the lady just gave me a bag gratis. Back to the bike where I wound some of the wire between the screws and all worked fine. So, back on the bike and left showground one hour later than planned. It was a tad cold on the journey back to Farnborough but the bike ran perfectly and got me back in 2 hours. I was relieved to be home without any further problems and I thawed out nicely in front of my log fire and downed a well earned beer. Was good to be a part of the CX Club display at Shepton and meeting up with other attendees, but it was s**t cold especially on the Saturday. My apologies to Mark (travelling man) if my snoring kept you awake. Anyway, the fuse episode has helped me learn more about my bike electrics, and the cold episode has encouraged me to invest in some heated grips which will come in handy for the trip to the National Rally. Being 'up north', it's bound to be bloody cold. DC
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    Bristol Bike show 3-5 Feb 2018

    Travelling Man Mark, I have sent you a PM. DC
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    Bristol Bike show 3-5 Feb 2018

    For John Mac What is the time window for moving the bike into the hall on Saturday morning ? I Will get to Shepton Friday evening around 9. DC
  9. Hi Martin The bike is original and no mods to the electronic ignition. When I purchased this rough old dog I set about checking everything. The ohms readings quoted in the Haynes manual for the alternator were not what is was seeing on my meter. There was one reading that was way out of tolerance and it was from the stator windings. I sent the stator and 2 pick-ups to WCW and they did a diagnostic and confirmed the stator windings were jiggered. They replaced the stator windings with heavy duty wiring. It looked odd compared to the original but was to be expected. Return to me took a Couple of weeks and, as I recall, cost about £150 maybe a bit more. When fitted back into the engine casing the readings were all good. The bike ran fine when I got it back together and out on the road. It remains original with no additional wires added or taken away. This is a bike that I hardly ride and, at the end of last summer decided to get the engine running. Unfortunately, it would only fire on one cylinder (see my previous posts on this issue). I traced the problem (bad ohms reading) to one of the coil pick-ups. Luckily, one of the club members had a spare (Pete G) and sent it to me. Why this pick up should fail at that time I have no idea. I guess these old bikes are going to throw up issues from time to time. Anyway, replacement pick-up was shoehorned in the engine harness and engine about to go back in the frame. This bike is undergoing a refurbish after having the frame powder coated and may be another month or so until I can get the bike started again. Hope this helps but let me know if you need further assistance. DC
  10. Yes, although it was about 2 years ago. They use heavy duty wiring in place of the old thin stuff. Expensive but they did the job that I wanted. I would use them again. DC
  11. It was the green coloured car stuff that I am also going to use. Thanks for your input Mike.
  12. It was the green coloured car stuff that I am also going to use. Thanks for your input Mike.
  13. What antifreeze did you put in. Was it bike specific or car stuff. Maybe other members may have an opinion on wether we should use specific bike antifreeze or ‘run-of-the-mill’ car stuff. Mike in France, do you have a position on this ? DC
  14. What antifreeze did you put in. Was it bike specific or car stuff. Maybe other members may have an opinion on wether we should use specific bike antifreeze or ‘run-of-the-mill’ car stuff. Mike in France, do you have a position on this ? DC
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    Message for Travelling Man

    Thanks Mark. My post was more tongue-in-cheek as I assumed they were sent out to members and I hadn’t received mine. I now realise that it is ‘card on request’ only. DC

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