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General Information

Year
1978
Make
Honda
Model
Cm185t
Color
Black frame
Packages
Removed
History
Chopped
All accessory wiring other than stater, rectifier, and kill switch have been removed. An extended frame has been welded onto the rear end front forks and wheels have been replaced with unknown.(any ideas would be great) need to get a disk setup up front. Proving to be a task. Did not have a rear brake when I picked it up so had a buddy weld me a foot brake and held by a drum brake hardware spring. Since I've purchased I have added a 6v-12v 10a power converter to it and wired a brake switch relay fuse and brake lights with a toggle switch for running light. In the process of replacing rear tire and tube. Also tonight removed the clutch and replace










































































































Modifications

Lighting
6v-12v 10amp power converter supplying 2 led strips zip tied to the frame
Exhaust
None
Suspension
None
Wheel and Tire
Factory 16 in rear. Unknown suspension up front with a 19 inch tire

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Got the clutch cover cleaned up today and after my second attempt got the tube and tire mounted. Will balance the tire when I get home tonight and get the clutch cover installed. Getting closer to riding again



 

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Got home and after putting the little one to sleep I got started on the bike. Got the clutch cover back on and as tight as I could without stripping the already almost stripped screws. Got the rear tire balance and put on the bike. Chain adjusted to where it's not rubbing the bottom frame(markings under the frame showed some rubbing) so gave it some slack. Hopefully not to much. Got it on the ground and oil in it. Posted an excited photo to snapchat about it being on the ground and begin to clean up. BAM! Spring on the ground. I clean after every night so I know it wasn't there yesterday. So I start going through my photos... I'll be damned I gotta pull this cover back off. Hope that honda bond isn't to good... no clue what this piece is other than I'd assume some sort of oil control valve. So tomorrow to pull the cover off put this random spring back in. Good thing I cleaned up. Was gonna start it up during lunch tomorrow..
























 

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Well it was a good week of riding before the rain came. Gave me some decent miles to break the clutch in and get a feel for the bike. Today my headlight finally arrived. As well as a set of plugs/fuel filter/headlight switch. The other day I notice the fuel tank seaping gas.(where the previous owner welded a 10mm wrench to act as a tank lifter) So have one on order. Thinking of doing a patina tank. I ordered those same star stickers. Really dig the red but I know I'll be dissapointed if I attempt to re-create the faded beat up look so rustic it is. Tank should be here next week. In the mean time I've got a headlight harness to build. Really hoping my 6v-12v step up will be able to supply enough for headlights and brakelights. Really didn't feel like converting the stater, rectifier and coils to 12v to keep up. But that's the good thing about a bike that's held together by welds and zip ties. As long as it works its not stupid.oh also I sadly have an oil leak I'm not looking forward to fixing. Luckily it's slow.



 
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