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Hey look, a Honda CB750F in Sweden!

honda cb750f in sweden

honda cb750f in sweden

A friend of mine just spotted these two motorcycles while driving through Sweden! One yellow Honda CB750F and a Triumph. Thank you for sending it in and I hope you spot some more during your holiday! :D

UPDATE:

Apparently there were many more!

Sweden! One yellow Honda CB750F and a Triumph

Sweden! One yellow Honda CB750F and a Triumph

Sweden! One yellow Honda CB750F and a Triumph

Trying an LED bulb in a Honda PC800 headlight

I thought it was high time to update the ol' Pacific Coast with a LED headlight bulb. So on my shopping tour through Chinese shops, I stumbled upon this set. I was looking for a set since i own two PC800's and it would be nice if it works in one, because then I can fit the other bike as well with this LED bulb.

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The bulbs look well made and are properly packaged. The shipping time was just 8 days. China is getting pleasantly fast.

So like many things on a PC800, getting things done is complicated and you can break plastic in an instant. So the previous owner decided it's a good idea to tighten a screw so hard that the philips head wore out. This in turn rusted shut and then I had to get this unscrewed again without breaking things.

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Eventually after many tries and wearing that head out even more, I suddenly remember that I once got a tube of Screw Grab from Birdman, a cool dude from the long-ago. [1] [2] With this stuff, you apply a few drops on a proper philips bit, insert the bit, give it a few taps with a hammer and give it a careful but decisive turn.

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So these bulbs have a ring which you can "screw" off. I strongly recommend that you do that because it makes fitting the bulb a lot easier. So once you have taken off the ring, you insert it in the back of the headlight. Notch in the front downwards. (see that horizontal line?) Now you can lock the ring with the clip. Good luck with that.

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Next you insert the bulb and if you do it correctly, you only have to turn it slightly counterclockwise (from your point of view) and it locks in the ring. Afterwards, you connect the bulb to the original bulb plug and you're set. If you leave the engine off, you can hear the little fan spin up when you switch the key to contact. I also made a vertical line on the tip of the bulb to vially see that the bulb is on the right position. In hindsight, this was not needed, everything fits nice and snug.

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The bulb is pretty bright! This photo is taken about 2m from the headlight in really bright daylight:

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Lastly, here are two photos from Normal light and High beam.

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UPDATE:

This bulb is apparently meant for a projector-type headlight! It doesn't matter tho. It's nice and bright! :D

Beware of fraudulent websites, please

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It has come to my attention that there are many websites with vague and weird names that try to impersonate this website. They offer the same documents as I do, but try to trick you into a (recurring) payment scheme and if you go ahead with this, you end up with nothing and a few dollars less in your wallet. The worst case scenario is that they walk away with your credit card data.

Please be careful out there and download only from this website. I think I've proofed over the years that I am not after your money and that you can safely download all your documentation. For free.

 

I've added something new!

With this form you can request Honda documentation that is not available yet on the website. There are a few things you should know though, before sending me a request: I'm the only person currently maintaining this website and I have a dayjob to do, five days a week. So please do not expect an instant reply. I may have to dig through my library or through physical books for you and that costs time. Another thing you need to keep in mind is that I still do not have ALL the data so there is a chance that your request yields no result. 

Lastly, if I have managed to find the data that you requested, please consider a small donation. I don't mind if you do not donate, though. My goal is to help you the best I can and to keep your Honda on the road. Thank you.

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New Honda SS50 partslist!

The Honda SS50 Partslist was basically the very first download that this website offered back in the long-ago. Since I could not afford a decent scanner and I could only borrow the book, I manually typed it over. All the numbers. Everything. So this was the only Honda SS50 partslist I was able to offer for many years until yesterday when David was kind enough to send a much better version to me! Thank you very much for this!

Do you also have Honda material that you would like to share? Please click here and send it in!

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pdf Partslist for Honda SS50 K1-K3 (1976) (2.94 MB)