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Wife was going through some things and came across this photo of my 1981 Honda CB900F. It was my second bike (I bought it in 1999, a step up from my first, a 1982 Honda CM450). I had no idea the history of the bike when I bought it. Every time I went somewhere where other motorcyclists were hanging out, I'd have few guys come over and admire it.

I rode it many miles in southern Arizona. Great bike for me at the time. Of course, now looking back, I feel like I should have kept it. I still like the look of it.
 

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I had a 750 Chris, no happy ending to this story though, but when it was going it was great. That Wildcat 4-1 was load and low, the RC fairing worked great.
Sorry about the poor quality picture.
 

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I had a 750 Chris, no happy ending to this story though, but when it was going it was great. That Wildcat 4-1 was load and low, the RC fairing worked great.
Sorry about the poor quality picture.
Nice. Why no happy ending?
 

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Nice. Why no happy ending?
Needle and seat started leaking, and on these things they will keep filling/flooding the carbs, till they flood into the engine, just about emptying out the tank, much like a float getting stuck.

How I suspect it happens, the carbs fill up, fuel then flowed back into the airbox, once that got full enough, the fuel flowed in to engine via the gearbox/engine breather hose.
I came out of my room in the college hostel I use to live one morning, tried to start the bike and that was pretty much the end of it, it started, revved out of control just I smelled the excess fuel, and then cut out solid.
I jumped off and could see fuel pouring out of the airbox, long story short, I drained the oil/fuel mixture as I had to get to work ASAP, put some new oil in and she started fine.
Took of to work and got about 5km's out of town before it destroyed the crank bearings, I suspect there was still fuel left in the motor and this thinned the oil to shit.

A very expensive problem for a 3rd year apprentice who's other bike (RG 250), was also standing due to extensive gravel rash damage.
 

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You could have bent a conrod Donsy. This is something we watch out for on the 3 cyl Laverdas. Never leave the fuel tap on .If a fuel admit. Valve fauls the flooding can fill a cylinder.
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You could have bent a conrod Donsy. This is something we watch out for on the 3 cyl Laverdas. Never leave the fuel tap on .If a fuel admit. Valve fauls the flooding can fill a cylinder.
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Yeah I know Joe, I was just a young fella then :)
 
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