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I'm selling a couple of things on ebay.
1: a set of Honda CB77 superhawk carbs, real nice, with four rebuild kits. Early model "round" float bowl type.
auction 300179596375

2: A Honda CB160 front brake modified for racing. Cooling Vent holes, drilled spoke flange, good bearings, good shoes. Clean and works well. Suitable race brake for up to 200cc four stroke vintage or cool street cafe racer.
Auction number 300179837535

Thanks for looking :)
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Ok...which one of you jokers sent me this question about the brake I have on ebay?

"I'm assuming the hub was machined to be in perfect balance after the
holes were drilled? Thanks, Bob"

My reply was:

"The holes were drilled using a rotary table on a milling machine, with the
hub fixtured by the bearing bore, so they are perfectly symmetrical. And of
course I've never seen any OEM hub in perfect balance to start with, or for
that matter perfectly concentric with the axle bores. Spin one on a lathe
and it becomes very evident how far off the balance is. I tend to balance my
wheels after assembly, truing and mounting the tire. The tire of course will
be far more out of balance than any other component in the wheel.
Considering a 1 gram asymmetry in the hub balance would be vastly out
weighed by a 1 gram asymmetry in rim or tire balance due to the difference
in rotational speed I rarely worry about minor balance issues in a hub. I've
probably vented and lightened about 50 hubs that have gone to the race track
(three on my own race bikes) and have never encountered a problem.
Considering the machine work has reduced the overall mass of the hub without
adding any balance anomalies my guess is that it's actually in better
balance than it was in stock form. Of course that's just a guess, I'd
probably have to send it to NASA or something to get the final word on that :)"
 

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Ok...what USCRA member from South Freeport Maine is bidding on the brake?

If a USCRA wins it, and plans on using it on a race bike, let me know, I'll arc the shoes before I send it if you are willing to wait a few days for shipment. Shoes need to be arc'd for racing. Would be fine on a street bike as is. Won't provide this service for other buyers, but I don't want my race brake reputation damaged in the USCRA.
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just wanted to get you going . . . though i could use another one . . .
 

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Good pics are a huge selling point in my experience.

You guys are aware that the CB160 is a 180mm DLS right? It's not 200mm like the 305/450. It's a good brake, considerably stronger than an OEM CB350 brake but not a Super Vintage class brake. It's a good 200gp, ULWSV brake, or even FCB / 250gp depending on the rider.

If there was enough demand I'd have a few sets of these shoes done in the Euro race compound (actually Fedora race compound I think). Would be interesting to see how well they could be made to work. As it is you can get brand new vesrah shoes for them.
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it ain't over sonnyboy......

i might just have to snipe you.
Ya know, that's cool and all that you're bidding up his parts...
But that's one of the big problems with Ebay. Shill bidding.

Next time I list parts, I expect you guys to bid them up.
 

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Wow....I hope $26 hasn't risen to the level of shill bidding on that brake :)

I'd say it's more on the level of "Let's steal this brake from Johnny if we can" :) Which is fine...I did start it at $20. It's taking up at least $20 worth of room in my shop.

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rob,

there is a difference.......both evil and i can eventually use the brake. i don't have deep pockets to go uber high, but as johnny said, he started it at $20......

i fully intend to buy the brake and use it should i win.

cheers,

texy

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If I win i fully intend to put it back on ebay and let tex bid on it. but I'm not going higher than $29.01.
 

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Somehow I think I'm going to end up the bad guy here :)

Should someone buy it and actually put it back on ebay, I bet you could get $80-100 if the right person stumbles upon it.

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