1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 16 Nov 2014, 21:48

All gone quiet on the project front at the moment.

Decided I should get the log book updated with the DVLA and the new frame number before spending any more.

So all the paper works back with them and in there hands. Fingers crossed they don't Q plate it or give me any grief!

Just some tinkering between then and now

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 16 Nov 2014, 22:20

that headlight doesn't look very effective.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 16 Nov 2014, 22:30

Just going to draw one on
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 16 Nov 2014, 22:54

use some tin foil so it's shiny
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 10 Feb 2015, 14:49

Massively slow at this again!

DVLA have thrown me a complete curve ball. I sent off the V5 to have the new chassis number added. After 4 (yes 4 months) of back and forth, they aren't willing to do so. Theyve stated the only way you can change the chassis number is with a brand new receipted frame. Which isn't going to happen! Only option then is to Q plate it, which again I'm not willing to do!

Live and learn I guess. So the new frame is scrap. The old frames long gone down the tip!

Picking up a new frame (with a V5) next week though. This time a CB900C, so a slightly sorter headstock, which works better for my plans anyway! Eitherway...a fecking nightmare!

Only other updates....

Beginning to strip the engine for paint.

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Snapped 2 of the bloody bolts! But got a new sump on eBay for 7quid
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Other than that....all quiet until the new frames collected.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Itchy » 10 Feb 2015, 14:53

What a ball-ache.

At least it's on the go again though.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 10 Feb 2015, 14:54

Been hell!

Every person at the DVLA has a different view on the rules. Tell you to send them all the info....they you hit another wall!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 10 Feb 2015, 15:03

What a pain in the backside. More expense and time for you.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Monty » 10 Feb 2015, 15:10

You can't win with these fecktards jlawie, you have been better off not telling them and getting someone to stamp the frame with the original frame number.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Blade » 10 Feb 2015, 20:47

I can imagine the pain and misery the jobsworths at the dvla will inevitably have caused. Its almost like they send there staff on training to be incompetent and awkward. I'm surprised they all get on the course though as by my dealings with a lot of agencies these days seems that type of course is heavily over subscribed and surprising so many w@nkers sorry I mean customer service agents managed to actually get on a course.

On a plus note the project is moving forward and I guess all projects have a few headaches, let's hope their now all behind you.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 10 Feb 2015, 23:40

Monty wrote:You can't win with these fecktards jlawie, you have been better off not telling them and getting someone to stamp the frame with the original frame number.


Too many times I've cut corners. Knowing my luck that will come back and bite me!

Very tempting though.

DVLAs attitude does nothing but encourage that though.
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby kiwikrasher » 11 Feb 2015, 12:07

jlawie wrote:
Monty wrote:You can't win with these fecktards jlawie, you have been better off not telling them and getting someone to stamp the frame with the original frame number.


Too many times I've cut corners. Knowing my luck that will come back and bite me!

Very tempting though.

DVLAs attitude does nothing but encourage that though.


Years ago I did up a car, boughtr a crap one with good running gear and then bought a tidy body. I tried to do the right thing and had the same issues. So in the end I just chsnged chassis plates over and said my winscreen had smashed to get another rego/mot sticker. Technically I illegally converted that car, but the proper way was just so damn hard!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 23 Feb 2015, 23:41

After a monster drive to collect...

The new frames here.

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby kiwikrasher » 24 Feb 2015, 09:21

So that's number 3 now?? Hopefully the rest of the project isn't as painful as getting a useable frame was!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 24 Feb 2015, 09:44

Plain sailing from now on :)
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 02 Mar 2015, 22:48

And so it all begins again!

Detabbing Take 3!

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 06 Mar 2015, 14:27

Another steering stem needed!
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby Kwacky » 06 Mar 2015, 14:30

how much will that set you back?
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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 06 Mar 2015, 14:46

Only 30quid. Amassing quite a collection of spares!

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Re: 1983 Honda CB1000 Custom

Postby jlawie » 10 Mar 2015, 19:46

Balls balls balls! Although the new steering stems appeared, it's the right diameter and spacing, but too fecking wide! The one question I forgot to ask!!

So I began to cut in anger!!!
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Out comes the rust. Far far less than the last 2 frames!
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On goes the hoop
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Definitely loosing my patience with this project now
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