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  1. Kickstart Lever falls over when electric start 80 CM200T

    Engine Discussion
    Hey Everyone, Pretty sure this is something I have done when I did the engine rebuild, involving the kickstart spring. When I run the electric start, the kickstart lever just kinda... falls backwards. I can lift it back to the upright position, you can hear the ratchet mechanism, and it can...
  2. 1978 Twinstar Signals Wont Flash Among Other Things

    Electrical Discussion
    Hello All, I don't know what to do. I bought a 1978 Twinstar at the end of summer here and when I bought it I knew that the signals didn't work. I was dumb, and didn't check the brake light, which also didn't work. So after some time spent on the bike here's where I'm at with it: - Turn...
  3. 1979 CM185 Twinstar Tires

    Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    My head hurts. Front tire is a 3.00-17 (4PR) Rear tire is a 3.50-16 (4PR) Guy at Revzilla Suggested some Avon AM26 Roadriders. For the front he suggested 100/90-17 or 110/90-17 front or 110/80-17 on front. For rear he suggested 130/80-16 or 120/80-16. But looking at various charts and a few...
  4. 1980 CM200t Twinstar Cylinder Head Replacement Fail - Help Please

    Engine Discussion
    Hi, Im trying to get my 1980 twinstar up and running again but have hit a road block. I recently replaced the old cylinder head (which had a stripped spark plug port) with another used but unstripped cylinder head. Being the scrub that I am, at the last timing step I dropped a bolt down the cam...
  5. Running 1982 cm250c for sale, Silverton Oregon

    Bikes and Parts For sale
    My first bike, whose research lead me here to begin with. Runs, rides, clean title, uncommon model I've had my fun with it but I want to try something else I guess it qualifies as survivor though it hasn't weathered the years unscathed I'm too lazy to make the add twice so heres a link to my...
  6. 1978 CM185T Twinstar dreaded dead battery

    Electrical Discussion
    Well, title tells it. Previous owner allowed the battery to completely die, kick started it and rode it that way for an unknown length of time. Result, every light in the house is burned out, horn no longer working and there is a serious misfire under load (when riding) with a new AGM battery...
  7. CM185T Center stand

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Has anyone put a Centerstand on a 1979 CM185T or similar small bike? Could this be a bolt-on operation or is it likely to be a custom fabrication job just to get mounting points?
  8. CM185 converted to 12v, headlight suggestions?

    Electrical Discussion
    I converted my CM185 over to 12v except the headlight. Anyone know of an after market one that fits?
  9. 1980 CM200T swing-arm grease fitting

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    My new, and ancient, 1980 Twinstar is in remarkably good condition, but I read in another thread here that the rear suspension swing arm should be greased, and to do that one removes the zerk fitting (the sort that fits a grease gun), cleans out any hardened grease, replace fitting and apply the...
  10. Front suspension forks are sticking up and won't let me put handlebar back on

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I'd appreciate anyone's help on this: I lowered the front end on my CM185 Twinstar, but now the top ends of the forks are sticking way up and don't allow the handlebar to be put back in place. Is there something like a set of extensions or different types of brackets that allow the handlebar...
  11. 1978 CM 185 Twinstar pulls the kickstarter down

    Engine Discussion
    Hey there, I´m having this issue with my 1978 CM185T. When i put it in first gear and start to go, it pulls down the kickstarter and leaves it down making a sort of ratchety noise. I can avoid the kickstarter being pulled down if I hold it with my foot, it doesn´t push it or anything, but while...
  12. CM200T Twinstar - brat style

    Project Logs
    Hello friends. I wanted to share my first project close to the end. A little background history: My mechanic friend told me that some years ago he had sold one of these bikes to a friend, and he sold it back because he did not use the bike. I wish I had a picture of it before the work, but...
  13. Starting a 1978 CM185T

    Electrical Discussion
    Here's a dumb question: Do 1978 (6 volt) CM185s start only by kick or with the electric starter? I busted out my multimeter and have tested my electric and traced from the battery to the end of the line and I get good juice throughout. I also get the starter to run and run. I have juice at...
  14. Need front brake cable for 1978 Twinstar CM185 or alternative

    Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi! My front brake cable for my 78 Twinstar 185 has seized and I am having a horrible time finding an aftermarket replacement or alternative cable. I just bought this bike for cheap (now I know why) and have two seized cables that I've been enlisting help trying to break free. I'm told my option...
  15. 1978 Twinstar Float Setting

    Fuel Supply and Carburation
    Does anyone know the float setting for a 78' Twinstar? When I first got it put fuel in the tank and it puked out of the overflow tube. I tore it apart and hooked a hose up to it and started blowing air into it while moving the float. I have it set right now to where the needle seats right when...
  16. New to bikes and forum. 1978 Honda CM185T Twinstar

    Miscellaneous Discussion
    I recently purchased a 1978 Honda Twinstar, the 181cc engine variant. It had been started just over a year prior and has been garage kept since. It runs with a good kick, and some fooling around with the choke -- but that is where the problems start. After running for maybe 5 seconds, it does...
  17. How can i set the timing on a 1978 CM185T?

    Manuals and Technical Documents
    Hey everyone, I've been looking everywhere for a manual i can download but everyone seems to have the same problem. I took the engine and transmission apart and fixed some stuff so now all i need to know is how to set the timing for a CM185 or CD185 (same engine) maybe the 200s and 250s and...
  18. New Guy - Project 79 CM185T

    Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and looking for some general advice. Apparently this is where all of us greenhorns introduce ourselves. My 79 Honda Twinstar is my first bike project. I'm super excited about it and am very eager to learn all I can. First off, I am attempting to make a...
  19. First timer in charleston, SC

    Member Introductions
    Bought a '79 honda CM185T just a little while ago. I'm new to the 2 wheel world, aside from my old bmx bike. Having troubles with shifting, mechanically. I just started a thread in the 100's-200's section. I was hoping to buy and ride but the guy I bought it from was a bit of a liar now that...
  20. Upgrading from 6 volts to 12 volts

    Electrical Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 79' cm185t Twinstar that I am trying to convert from a 6 volt to a 12 volt system. Can anyone give me a list of all parts I will need to upgrade?