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by Channel Hopper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Wheels, Brakes & Tyres
Topic: Wide Comstar Modifications
Replies: 13
Views: 4222

Re: Wide Comstar Modifications

This earlier thread describes the parts and sequence of upgrading front / rear with the 1000 rims.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=411

and yes, I still have the red wheel here, just awaiting a few hours to manufacture the unlocking tool.
by Channel Hopper
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Late to the Game in Georgia USA
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Late to the Game in Georgia USA

Congratulations on getting her roadworthy, or at least running on the road.

What type is she ?
by Channel Hopper
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Spark

Have you checked the earthing points on the frame and engine are making contact.

You could try a ferrous screwdriver on the rotor just to confirm it is still magnetised, though I have not heard that the NS400 can fail in this way.
by Channel Hopper
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Forum Help & Support
Topic: New Look to the Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 99

New Look to the Forum

Almost Monochrome
by Channel Hopper
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Decal Clue
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Decal Clue

On other Hondas, it would usually be found on the underneath of the seat.

Apart from head and exhaust gasket though, is asbestos found elsewhere on the bike ? (within the side panel heat shroud ?)
by Channel Hopper
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: rear cowl wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: rear cowl wanted

Most put them on to stop pillions from climbing on ( and to carry sandwiches to work).

Do you mean the piece of plastic above the rear light ?
by Channel Hopper
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: general question spare parts
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: general question spare parts

I've just had a glance at the other stuff these two are flogging. I suspect the auction price is artificially high to offset the eBay / Paypal charges that creep up to almost 30% of the final bid plus delivery costs.

The seller is certainly stung on the site.
by Channel Hopper
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: general question spare parts
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: general question spare parts

Slightly off topic, but is one of the Ians on this forum linked to the company and eBay store Legend Biking ? Currently they appear to be breaking a NS400R, their prices are eye watering, though not as much as the seller flogging stuff out of Hanover. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-NS-400-R-Swingi...
by Channel Hopper
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Running Hot

As with all watercooled Hondas I have owned that are used in traffic (with the exception of the NTV650) , fit a bypass switch to the thermostat circuit so that you can turn on the fans from the cockpit.

Far cheaper than flushing, more efficient radiators, different coolant etc.
by Channel Hopper
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brake and clutch levers
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Brake and clutch levers

The thread title mentioned both brake and clutch, presumably as a matching pair. Your riding technique will have an impact (keeping one or two hovering fingers over both sides), as well as the size of your hands, the number of miles you might be doing in one go, and even the thickness of your gloves...
by Channel Hopper
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brake and clutch levers
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Brake and clutch lev

Surely the span will be down you your reach and comfort whilst riding. How old are you ? How good are the front brakes? How good is your eyesight ? How good is your riding ? How much do you trust your engine rebuild ? The only advice I could give for fitting levers is to look at your last crash and ...
by Channel Hopper
Thu May 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Paddock stand alternative needed
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Paddock stand alternative needed

I have front and rear stands but would not use the 'peg' version on anything except the front forks. The rear stand has two 90 degree rubber mounts, with adjustment on each for swingarm width, and the assembly is installed from the rear with its own wheels before turning through about 100 degrees. L...
by Channel Hopper
Sat May 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: general question spare parts
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: general question spare parts

Hi Paul and welcome to the forum The answer to your question is yes, and no. The NS has a unique frame for a Honda, and the engine, whilst similar in design/technology to the NS250 and MVX250, does not have much to share with either. Top end replacement is relatively easy, but bottom end is the real...
by Channel Hopper
Wed May 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch & Gearbox
Topic: Crank rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Crank rebuild

A very informative video, thanks