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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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]
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 1978Honda Hawk CB400Tii engine rebuild kit? Or recommendations on where to get parts?

    Parts Guide
    I have a 1978 CB400TII that I am trying to get back to good riding order. I would like to rebuild the cylinder head, cam chain, piston heads, rings, gaskets, etc. Is there a rebuild kit available for this? And if not, as I'm quite new to working on bikes, where can I go to find what I need...
  17. Where to begin?

    Miscellaneous Discussion
    Hi guys, I am new here as I have just taken on my first restoration project. I found my grandfather's old honda cb175 k3 (as far as I can tell). It is stripped, but I think all the parts are there, at least I hope so haha. Anyways are there any seasoned veterans out there who might be able to...
  18. Looking for CB175 K3 Manual, part list, etc

    Manuals and Technical Documents
    Hi I recently found my granfather's old bike, a Honda cb175 k3, completely stripped and have taken the project on. Perhaps a little optimistically. I was hoping somebody might have valid link to any and all relevant manuals, for the bike, wiring harness, anything that could help a first timer...
  19. Chicagoland Help!

    Tips And Tricks
    Hey guys. I need some tool networking help. I disassembled the engine on my 71 CL350, and I'm looking for a few tools that I don't have. I would rather not buy them at this point, I figure if someone is willing to share a tool I would be able to save some money, and make some new connections in...
  20. '73 CB450 - Starts, idles poorly, losing engine power...advice?

    Engine Discussion
    Hello! I've had my '73 CB450 a couple months. Purchased off Craigslist, prior owner regularly maintained, bike has been kept indoors, never dropped. It's been running great, until yesterday it began to lose power while riding. Turned off the bike, turned it back on, revved the engine, felt...
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