Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1989 Hurricane restoration

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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:39 pm

gymwitch wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:38 pm
These carbs are a joy to get out !!! 2.5 hrs wiggling and jiggling and thats before i get to the bike 😬 i blame the cake.
Yes the carb jig is a merry dance eh
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by gymwitch » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:01 pm

Its afuckinoying !!! 😤
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:17 pm

gymwitch wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Its afuckinoying !!! 😤
Yeah tell me bout it, it does get easier the more you do it!
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by oldgrump » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:57 pm

gymwitch wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Its afuckinoying !!! 😤
@gymwitch I must admit, after working on loads of bikes in my life, the NC23 has to rank as one of the worse, the bloody wiring loom gets in the way, and the frame just seems to narrow to pull them out :x
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by gymwitch » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:05 pm

Hair dryer worked a treat 😁 only taken 3 and a half hours. Now im reading up on getting the throttle cable off. Should have done that first 😳
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by Swagman » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:17 pm

Wait while you try putting them back :shock: :shock: .

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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:19 pm

Swagman wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Wait while you try putting them back :shock: :shock: .
Agreed its generally harder to put stuff back together than the removal so @gymwitch I bid you luck
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by gymwitch » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:27 pm

Richzx6r wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Swagman wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Wait while you try putting them back :shock: :shock: .
Agreed its generally harder to put stuff back together than the removal so @gymwitch I bid you luck
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by skyrider » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:40 pm

and i have to say that i will never have another bike with a fairing they are just not built for the home mechanic to work on :evil:
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by gymwitch » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:05 pm

They are pretty though 🥰🤩
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by Mickly » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 pm

They are very dinky,
I’m sure if I sat on one, clenched my buttocks & straightened my legs they’d be no need for paddock stands 🤣🤣
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by gymwitch » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:56 pm

Mickly wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 pm
They are very dinky,
I’m sure if I sat on one, clenched my buttocks & straightened my legs they’d be no need for paddock stands 🤣🤣
🤣🤣🤣 now theres an offer. If you wouldn't mind i could use a paddock stand 🤣
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:04 pm

gymwitch wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Mickly wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 pm
They are very dinky,
I’m sure if I sat on one, clenched my buttocks & straightened my legs they’d be no need for paddock stands 🤣🤣
🤣🤣🤣 now theres an offer. If you wouldn't mind i could use a paddock stand 🤣
If your in need of one, I have one I don't have use for
Its better when its loaded

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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by gymwitch » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:25 pm

Richzx6r wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:04 pm
gymwitch wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Mickly wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 pm
They are very dinky,
I’m sure if I sat on one, clenched my buttocks & straightened my legs they’d be no need for paddock stands 🤣🤣
🤣🤣🤣 now theres an offer. If you wouldn't mind i could use a paddock stand 🤣
If your in need of one, I have one I don't have use for
Thanks but bike actually came with front and back stands, i was just taking the rip 😁
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Re: Honda CBR 400RR NC23 1998 Hurricane restoration

Post by gymwitch » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:37 pm

Took the choke mechanism off and the throttle cable. Undid the screws that clip the carbs to the block. These are fiddly and need opening up enough so that they spin.

Rocked the carbs with the rubber handle of a hammer and a large screw driver wrapped in a cloth. Used a hairdryer to warm up the rubber and 3 and a half hours later they popped off.

Numbered 4 tubs 1 to 4 to correspond to carbs so that anything ive taken off goes back onto the carb it came from.

Blocked the holes into block with paper towel so that nothing drops into the engine.

Could only get into carbs 1 and 4. The screws have been rounded off on the other 2 carbs (not by me ) . Hubs is going to sort those tomorrow.

Carbs 1 and 4 are spotless inside.
Would like to replace all the screws.....

Took plugs out. Plug 1 perfect. 2 a little darker. 3 was half and half and 4. Was black (ill post pics tomorrow of plugs.
Good productive day 🙂
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