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Saturday, September 24, 2011


Tony from Wigan arrived this morning with his lovely condition blue Superdream. Fortunately, Tony's quite a knowledgeable and technical guy, so it was good to muse over the bike problems with him. Just to be 100% awkward, the bike wouldn't start up, so after cleaning up the plugs, she fired into life on ONE POT! Grrrr!!

We took some readings from Tony's alternator and checked over a couple of other things that I had been curious about and then determined that the problem must lay in the wiring loom. I've changed EVERYTHING ELSE and by the process of elimination, it simply must be a fault somewhere in the loom (musn't it?).

Tony and I agreed that it was worth removing the headlight and checking the myriad connections in there. If there's nothing wrong there, then I might look for a secondhand loom (I threw one away a few months ago, der!).

Anyway, MANY THANKS to Tony for coming over. Nice to meet you mate.


Klaas De Craemer said...

Hey Tom,

Any updates on the wiring loom?

MadDogMcQ said...

Sadly not Klaas. Been so busy with other stuff. I've got too many bloody hobbies :-)

Anonymous said...

keep it up! if you can make her a two-potter you shall have loads of fun :=)

Chris said...

Hey MadDog!
Great looking bike you have there. Ive got one in exactly the same colours but an 81 model. Im in the process of fixing it up a little and have a slight issue that im wondering if you have a fix for? The bike will start, and idle, albeit a little wobbly at times. When it gets warm and i can set the idle it will happily idle and rev. If i have a quick lap around the backyard, when i pull the clutch in to stop, the damn thing stalls. Starts right back up again though. Carbs are rebuilt with keyster kits and i have fitted a brand new set of plugs and a coil.

manuel said...

Dear friend, I have a CB 250 N for reborn, and in my country Venezuela is very difficult buy original parts. I have a big problem with the original seat, and i preciate that you give any idea for make a new seat, maybe cafe style or other.
Thanks for your excelent blog, i learn very much with yours comments. Feliz navidad !!!!!

bigbikerbob said...

Hi Tom, A bit Quiet lately, any progress?Bob

MadDogMcQ said...

Not a scrap Bob. Not had the dust cover off her for God knows how long. Too damned cold in that garage. Will probably let her sit there sulking until Spring :-)

Bike Details

Honda CB250N Superdream
Reg No : ORH746W (ORH 746 W)
Reg Date : 1980
Orig Colour : Blue
New Colour : Black
Current Owner : Tom McQuiggan
Current Location : Horwich, Bolton, UK.