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|Comment||The information confirmed what I suspected about the stripped out thread on the short tube collar. I think my best option would be to tap both collar holds separately with a 10 millimeter tap. Enlarge the upper hanger bracket holes to accommodate the large bolts and be done with it. That to me is as close to original as possible. The frame has come out so sweet thus far it seems almost a crime to remove the replacement tubing. Just trying to keep her as close to original isn't always as easy; but it sure enough is a challenge and a lot of fun. Thank You for Listening Bob 4/12/2015.|
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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.
I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.