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    Diving in

    Hello, all. About to dive into a '74 CB200 restoration. I've got my Clymer, a decent set of tools, and enough knowledge to really screw some stuff up. Just wondering if there are any "right out of the gate" tips anyone has either for this bike specifically or projects in general.

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    Welcome - and right out of the gate, you should get the FSM (factory service manual). PM (private message) sent.

    Oh, and pictures of the bike too... we like pictures around here
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    Welcome aboard. Tom's already PM'd you for the FSM. Here's a checklist for things to go over carefully https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/67...-old-bike.html
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    Thanks so much! MAJOR time saver on the search front! As for pictures of the bike...heh..heh...well... her it is so far (if I inserted the pic correctly)...Diving in-img_1212.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paper Geek View Post
    As for pictures of the bike...heh..heh...well... her it is so far (if I inserted the pic correctly)...Click image for larger version. 

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    Yup! Looks about right. Except you may want to find a more level place to work so your tools don't slide off the bench.

    Welcome aboard!
    "They're not like cars with a body that rusts out in a few years. Keep them tuned and overhauled and they'll last as long as you do. Probably longer." - Robert Pirsig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paper Geek View Post
    ...(if I inserted the pic correctly)...
    Here's some info on picture orientation (and no, you can't insert the picture incorrectly, it uploads the way the website software sees it)

    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/25...ml#post1008568
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    Rule number 1...…..Ditch the Clymer manual !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IOM View Post
    Rule number 1...…..Ditch the Clymer manual !!
    or use it as a doorstop, or under the side stand if needed, or as a beer coaster
    Tom

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    Budget drag bike project
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    Ride along at the drag strip


    running points... because I'm too old for mysteries that begin with pushing

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    Or to level up my work-station?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientdad View Post
    or use it as a doorstop, or under the side stand if needed, or as a beer coaster
    Only for cheap beer
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