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  1. CB400 hawk kickstart not returning

    Engine Discussion
    Hi, Repost of my question under the unspecified bike category. Not sure where i should be posting. "I am new to this site and also kind of new to 'bike mechanics'. Just bought a project bike - 1989 Honda CB400t/hawk. In the videos it ran great but the prev owner informed me that the...
  2. '85 CB450SC no spark in left cylinder, weak spark generally. Help!

    Electrical Discussion
    Hello, I have been working on my buddies 1985 CB450SC Nighthawk over the past couple weeks. The bike is able to idle, but whenever any throttle is given it starts to die. it seams to die inconsistently, one sec it would rev alright for a sec then the next it would die immediately. Do you know...
  3. Oil Drain Plug - '75 CB500T - Help!

    Engine Discussion
    I am going through the process of tuning up a cb500t recently bought and I am having the worst time with the oil drain plug. At first it wouldnt budge, but after a trip to the store for a giant breaker bar and 19mm socket I was able to get the dang thing to move. Now it seems to be just...
  4. CA77 Fuel Line Routing

    Fuel Supply and Carburation
    Hi everyone! I’m relatively new to the realm of restoring motorcycles and was wondering if anyone had a diagram of the fuel lines for a 1964 CA77. I can’t seem to find one anywhere. If anyone could help, I’d greatly appreciate it!!
  5. Manual for 1964 CA77

    Manuals and Technical Documents
    Hi everyone! I was hoping someone might be willing to share a restoration guide for a 1964 CA77. I’m relatively new to restoring bikes and have never done one before, but this was my grandfather’s bike and I’ve already got it running sort of. I was hoping to sort of educate myself and learn as I...
  6. Absolute mess of wires = Confusion

    Electrical Discussion
    Where to start, I guess you'll probably need to know what bike this post refers to... 1978 CB400T HawkII -TLDR at bottom- Bought it as a project a couple years ago, with little to no experience and expectations through the roof. Since then I've got it to start and idle, although not...
  7. 80 CM200T 12v Refit

    Electrical Discussion
    Hey folks, I am now the proud owner of a $60 1980 Twinstar. As you know, all of these are 6v, but I have some things I'd like to do that involve 12v. I know its not the easiest thing, but I found a kit that *should* work, but I wanted to get some input...
  8. In Search Of a 6V Headlight Upgrade

    Electrical Issues
    I've got the below mentioned CM185 Twinstar. It's on a 6V system of course, and ... well the headlight is useless. I have found a decent number of 12V upgrades, a few I could probably make fit - but of course they wouldn't work. I keep hitting a brick wall in the 6Volt territory. Long...
  9. CL175 No Electronics On

    Electrical Discussion
    I bought a CL175 this summer. The bike ran well with no problems, but after being away for a couple weeks I went to start the bike and nothing... No lights would even turn on. I went first and fully charged the battery. (I did this out of my shed with the battery still fully connected to the...
  10. New member and need help!

    Member Introductions
    I just purchase a 1969 Honda CB450, and its a basket case. Honestly, I purchased it impulsively, and now I am at a complete lost. I've had friends say to look at forums, so here I am. I'm trying to figure out what different types of engines will fit inside the body, without needing to fabricate...
  11. 1975 Honda Cl360 Smoke Problems

    Engine Discussion
    Hey all I'm new here to the community as over the past weekend I purchased a 1975 Honda Cl360. When I purchased the bike it was in good mechanical order expect for a couple electrical issues that I have competently diagnosed and fixed over the past couple days. I noticed, however, that during...
  12. 1982 CM450C Oil Drain Broken!

    Engine Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm new here to this thread and have only recently gotten into riding and working on my motorcycle. In this adventure I have managed to majorly screw myself by not realizing there was a crack in my drain valve on my bike and when tightening the bolt back on with a new crush washer I...
  13. 1976 CB500T No Start After Rebuild

    Engine Discussion
    Hey Fellas, I'm a long time lurker here on the site, and have already learned a great deal from you guys, but need some help. I have a 1976 CB500T (20,000 original miles) that I bought for next to nothing last year from a guy in Luray, VA. The previous owner said the bike shut off after a...
  14. 1982 CB450T Hawk Burned out Headlight

    Miscellaneous Discussion
    New to the forum, and also new to motorcycles! (3 months riding) The bulb in my headlight has burnt out. I am not used to dealing with sealed beam headlights. I have been looking online and am having a hell of a time finding a replacement. I am open to replacing it with a newer halogen bulb...
  15. 1979 cm400t speedometer

    Miscellaneous Discussion
    Hello! I just bought my first bike, a 1979 cm400t, and the only major problem with the bike is the speedo has been busted and does not work, the cable does still spin the gauge just spins around. I'm wanting to replace the speedo but I really don't know what I should get, I'm looking for any...
  16. WTB: Carb Float set for a 1974 360 part number 16013-360-004 DESPERATE!

    Wanted Parts and Bikes
    WTB: Carb Float set for a 1974 360 PROBLEM SOLVED THANK YOU INTERNET Took apart my carbs and found a twisted float. This is my first rebuild. Now comes the waiting game for my brand new float to come in the mail
  17. WTB Complete 75'ish CB200 Parts Bike

    Wanted Parts and Bikes
    I am looking for a complete parts bike for odds and ends it can be rusty as can be with a seized motor. I am looking within a two hundred miles of central Illinois, further if needs be. If you have one for sale or know where I could find one please send me a PM or email me at [email protected]
  18. Honda CM400C - Neutral Light Issue...

    Electrical Discussion
    Honda CM400C - Neutral Light Issue (SOLVED) Hi All, I'm wondering if anyone can help point me in the direction of some troubleshooting tips. Long story short.. I bought a Honda CM400C in 2015 as my first project bike. Everything was removed from the bike until in was in 100's of pieces! Over...
  19. Advice on my 350 rebuild

    Engine Discussion
    New to the site and the bike world, very excited to get out riding in the spring but before then I have a bike that needs to be fixed up. I bought a 72 cb350 cheap and I'm looking for advice on overhauling the motor I just got it running so I know it does turn over. So the next step for me is...
  20. Tips needed on removing rust from 1982 CB125S frame.

    Project Logs
    Hello everyone, This is my first motorcycle restoration, I recently bought a 1982 Honda CB125s and plan on doing a Cafe Racer build. I just finished taking it down to the frame and noticed minor amounts of surface rust just above where the swing arm connects to the frame itself. It's far too...