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  1. Electrical Discussion
    I've been riding problem free for months. Today i rode to and from school a couple times, however, after class a few minutes ago my engine would not turn over. Ignition was on, kill switch disabled/enabled(however you wanna refer to it), bike was in neutral, but the starter button did not do...
  2. Engine Discussion
    Hi, I'm hoping I could get some thoughts on the funky noises my bike makes when I go to start it (78 CB400 t2). In this video I use the push button starter and the kick start on an engine that had warmed up a bit. With the push button, the engine will turn over but abruptly stops trying...
  3. Electrical Discussion
    Hello all. I am new to the forum. Currently working on getting a buddy of mine's '74 CL360 up and running. With the bike hooked up to a battery tender, all lights and gauges work fine. If I try to start the bike with the electric start, the starter solenoid/magnetic switch makes a...
  4. Electrical Discussion
    Hello all! I recently bough an 85 Nighthawk 450 and am currently working out a starter issue. With a new battery the starter is sluggish and isn't turning over the bike fast enough to actually start up, however it will clutch start just fine. I checked and cleaned up the grounds, solenoid, and...
  5. Engine Discussion
    Hey all! I recently replaced the clutch on my CM200T (1981, USA) engine and the kick start lever will not return. I removed the case, pulled out the whole shaft and reassembled it according to the CM185's service manual (don't currently have a CM200 service manual) and it still refuses to...
  6. Electrical Discussion
    I have a 1972 cl350 which has been running immaculately for a few months after a carb rebuild and some other basic maintenance attention. It was totally functional electrically (electric start, turn signals, headlight taillight, brake light, horn etc) until a few days ago when the electric...
  7. Engine Discussion
    Title pretty much sums it up. I've removed the starter, the small starter sprocket, chain and side cover. I can turn the crankshaft just fine with the larger sprocket still on. Is it okay to leave it on there. I don't really want to mess with pulling the rotor and risk messing something up. I'm...
  8. Project Logs
    Hello, I recently bought my first bike, a 1976 Honda CB200t. I am a plumber with a good mechanical background and a novice, yet growing, understanding of engines. i am currently trying to restore this bike to it's former glory. It's friday night and i have a hot date with an older japanese...
  9. Electrical Discussion
    Does anyone have anything that resembles an exploded view of the internals of the starter? I took mine off the lower case last night to find that the splined cap that drives the pinion gear had two loose planetary gears on it—without any sort of bushing or bearing on it. They are obviously...
  10. Electrical Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm new to all this but I guess I will give a little background. I am a 20 year old college kid and have gotten myself into fixing up my dad's 72 CB350 K4 and getting it running again. It sat in our shed for over 20 years without being taken out, but it was running fine when he put it...
  11. Electrical Discussion
    My dad owned an '82 CB450SC which he bought new and sold sometime when I was around 3. Apparently he couldn't keep me off the bike and my mom was worried I'd get hurt. I've now been riding for about 5 years (SV650 then VFR800) and decided it was time to start a project with my dad to get his...
  12. Electrical Discussion
    First post from a rank beginner and new owner of a 1972 CL350: When I press the ignition switch I can hear the starter motor running but it doesn't engage the engine. According to Timothy D. Holtan's Honda CB/CL Tech Tips, the problem may be with the battery or the flywheel. The guys at...
  13. Electrical Discussion
    1975 Honda CB360T, This spring when I did my de-winterizing I charged the battery. I found that the battery did not hold a charge for more than a couple of days. When the battery went down, the starter would strain. If it had been ridden within a day or so, the starter worked. I got back from a...
  14. Engine Discussion
    Recently my starter clutch went out and I am wanting to convert my electric start Honda CM450E to a kick start. I have found a different starter clutch on ebay but have not bought it yet... I want to know if it would even be possible for me to put kick start in it.. if you have any suggestions...
  15. Wanted Parts and Bikes
    Want a cb 200 kill switch with the starter and brake lever spots. Looking to buy a good condition used one or new one if anyone has a online store that sells them. Any help is appreciated.
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