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    Thumbs up Nuts & Bolts

    The rebuild of the 654 is progressing slowly. I am still dismantling various parts and cleaning them. What I have noticed, and what I think is really impressive, is that so far I have not damaged one nut or bolt.
    This bike is 35 years old. I have had a number of Japanese bikes over the years and any maintenance with those inevitably lead to rounded off bolts, or cross-headed screws that simply disolved under the screw-driver. Some people dismiss the 4 cylinder Benellis as being merely copies of Hondas, but everything I have seen so far indicates that they are much better built than Hondas. I can't believe that any Japanese bolts would have been this well behaved.

    Am I just lucky or is this normal for Benellis ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardJ View Post
    The rebuild of the 654 is progressing slowly. I am still dismantling various parts and cleaning them. What I have noticed, and what I think is really impressive, is that so far I have not damaged one nut or bolt.
    This bike is 35 years old. I have had a number of Japanese bikes over the years and any maintenance with those inevitably lead to rounded off bolts, or cross-headed screws that simply disolved under the screw-driver. Some people dismiss the 4 cylinder Benellis as being merely copies of Hondas, but everything I have seen so far indicates that they are much better built than Hondas. I can't believe that any Japanese bolts would have been this well behaved.

    Am I just lucky or is this normal for Benellis ?
    if they were better built than a honda then we would have no problems whatsoever

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenH View Post
    if they were better built than a honda then we would have no problems whatsoever


    some of the fasteners do seem better quality than fitted to Japanese machines, Oh apart from the one holding the Z25 gear in place Mine must have been mistaken for Luigi's lunch time bread stick
    A nice pair of nellies

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    A bit like a Z25 then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenH View Post
    if they were better built than a honda then we would have no problems whatsoever

    Fair point, but I have had to undo some pretty reluctant bolts on this bike, and I keep expecting the head to fail, but it never does. Perhaps I am being unfair to Honda. I think my worst experiences were with Yamahas and Suzukis ( I've never owned a Kawasaki ).

    My anti Honda bias could be because a lot of people dismiss these Benellis as being merely copies of the contemporary Honda models, but I think they took a good design and made it better.

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    I've just gained another full assortment of Tornado tre nuts and bolts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by klinkerstinker View Post


    I've just gained another full assortment of Tornado tre nuts and bolts.

    Are you putting them on the Trumpet??? lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardJ View Post
    Fair point, but I have had to undo some pretty reluctant bolts on this bike, and I keep expecting the head to fail, but it never does. Perhaps I am being unfair to H onda. I think my worst experiences were with Yamahas and Suzukis ( I've never owned a Kawasaki ).

    My anti Honda bias could be because a lot of people dismiss these Benellis as being merely copies of the contemporary Honda models, but I think they took a good design and made it better.
    im currently restoring an 82 354 and it came apart no problem ! lets hope it goes back together as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenH View Post
    im currently restoring an 82 354 and it came apart no problem ! lets hope it goes back together as well

    And you don't end up with a pile of bolts left over like Klink does
    A nice pair of nellies

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    A bit like a Z25 then.

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    You really need the JIS screwdivers for the Japanese Philips type head. A regular philips screwdriver just cams out of them. I use the JIS on everything philips now they work much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEIRMOOR View Post
    You really need the JIS screwdivers for the Japanese Philips type head. A regular philips screwdriver just cams out of them. I use the JIS on everything philips now they work much better.

    Jis I will look that one up
    A nice pair of nellies

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    A bit like a Z25 then.

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