The Owner’s Tale: Karl Chad­wick

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - CLASSIC RIDE -

“This is my sec­ond Honda CB92, bought in 2003, from an old friend who did the ma­jor­ity of the work to it. First ride out the gear­box clunked; the tabs hadn’t been folded over on the se­lec­tor forks. This put a crack into the sec­ond gear which was dif­fi­cult to see. Whilst it was down I checked the pis­tons and the rings. The lat­ter were up­side down and the ex­haust valve guides were worn. The rims were after­mar­ket things with a def­i­nite bowed-spoke look so two used rims were sourced and re-chromed. I had NOS spokes that were re-plated with BZP (Bright Zinc Plate) and re­built the wheels. The rear sus­pen­sion units were to­tally stripped and the bro­ken bot­tom­ing-out springs re­placed along with some re-chroming. My first CB92 was bought in 1966 and now re­sides with a

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