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Old 05-18-2016, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default 2004 Hornet - Issue already

Hello,
Well, after being out of riding for 10 years and my son being 18, I bought a "Father/Son" project. It is a 2004 CB600 Hornet. The bike looks great, has ~10K miles on it but it was not running right. So after a number of trouble shooting attempts, I took the carbs off. Well...it appears that the previous owner tried to clean the carbs and when he took off the main jet, he broke the threaded stack of the carb body. To fix it he used a generous helping of JB weld. Unfortunately he got some in the jet and it is one solid piece now. I believe I need a new carb set. Does anyone know where I can post a "Wanted" ad for a replacement carb set?
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:51 AM   #2
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I would look on ebay under Honda Hornet 600. There seems to be u number of carbs up right now.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thanks MLove
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:17 AM   #4
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Here is a few picture of the mess I bought..
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:27 AM   #5
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I wonder if that's why they sold the bike. Hopefully you will find a nice set of clean working carbs. Good luck
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:28 AM   #6
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Ya...I bought the bike "right" so i'm not terribly concerned...but would like some "good" news to be found. I ordered a motor off of EBay...only 9K miles and looks good. I have a line on a new carb bank that should be available soon. I'm hoping to get it back on the road in three weeks. This is a good learning experience..
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:37 AM   #7
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Default Re: 2004 Hornet - Issue already

Not to change the subject here - but looking at the motorless 599 is kind of messed up. It looks like some horror film science experiment. That mono-backbone frame looks weird without the engine (and nothing under it).

And on a related note - sweet deal about finding a "new" powerplant. Did it say if it was out of a 599 or F3? Same thing, sans the carbs, but I am just curious.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:02 PM   #8
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Ya...some of my friends look at this poor things all torn apart and laugh about me getting it all back together...the joke will be on them...I got this! The motor I found is out of a 2006 cb600 (599). They strip the motor down to nothing. The carbs that I am hoping to get will also be from a 2006. I also ordered about $400 in "maintenance" parts..chain, sprockets, fork seals, new gaskets and oil seals for the motor, new pulser cover (one coming is beat up), oil, filter, plugs, ect. ect. I don't know that I am saving much money from just finding a good deal on one. But I will definitely know what I have when I am done. Its fun too!!
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