Category Archives: NTV650S

Long over due update

Well it seems I haven’t updated my blog in forever, that’s because lots of stuff happened. I sold most things I owned and moved to Belgium in 2012, putting an end to the Honda NTV project. On arrival in Belgium … Continue reading

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New old parts

I have just got back from a 240mile road trip, and collected a complete RC33E engine from oddjob1 off the hondantv.co.uk forums. The engine looks very clean but it is of unknown condition, it looks recently rebuilt as it is … Continue reading

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Blocks off

In the gaps in the rain today I set about removing the cylinder blocks, this was just a case of just pulling them off carefully. I had already broken the gasket seals while removing the heads yesterday, which made things … Continue reading

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Heads off

As the weather was nice today I started work on the engine, I didn’t really want to go any further with the rest of the bike until I knew what state the engine was in. With the rocker covers off … Continue reading

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Front brake

Yesterday I stripped down the front brake hopeing to find it in a similar state to the rear, sadly I have found it has been rather abused. You can see from the picture that there are small sections of the … Continue reading

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Rear brake

Today I decided to strip down the rear brake ready for new seals. The first job was to remove the piston to check its condition, this required a trip to Halfords to get some brake fluid as I had already … Continue reading

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Exhaust cleaning

Today I started cleaning up the exhaust, I went down to Motoraid’s and bought some Autosol polish and wet&dry paper. I started with the silencer which seems to have cleaned up quite nicely with just some Autosol, its a bit … Continue reading

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Engine out

Today I finally managed to get the engine out of the frame with the help of Colt, this wasn’t too tricky being only 3 rather large bolts and removing a mount to make space. We took the weight of the … Continue reading

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Drive shaft

I finally got the rear wheel nut undone, luckily no damage, it was just seriously over tightened. Next off was the final drive housing followed by the drive shaft and universal joint. I am now ready to drop the lump, … Continue reading

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Front end

Removed most of the controls from the front end as well as everything electrical. I got rather stuck at this point as I could not get the rear wheel nut off! The engine was nearly ready to come out bar … Continue reading

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