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Got this pic from another site. Hopefully my
'lil CB200 will come out half as beautiful. At least I've already acquired a CL200 front end assembly. :cool:
 

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I just read about that bike on Caferacer.net, the owner just ripped it apart to rebuild the motor and do some frame work, check it out. Sure is pretty just like that, really love the seat!
 

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Another for inspiration.... (picture captured from unknown source)....



Personally, I like the one Bill2 made for his wife....Maybe he'll post a pic.... Steve
 

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SSCR said:
I just read about that bike on Caferacer.net, the owner just ripped it apart to rebuild the motor and do some frame work, check it out. Sure is pretty just like that, really love the seat!
I'm with you. It is beautiful; well-crafted.
I can't for the life of me figure out WHY he would want to rear it apart;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
of course I'm sure the same has been said about me one time or another. :lol:
Jim
 

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66Sprint said:
Another for inspiration.... (picture captured from unknown source)....



Personally, I like the one Bill2 made for his wife....Maybe he'll post a pic.... Steve

You mean this ol' thing??





 

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Now that's what I'm talking about! The whole bike is very nice but that motor is painted just right. There is the inspiration (along with Johnny14's 450) on how my 450 needs to be painted.

I think that will be my wallpaper for a couple of weeks.
 

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Incidentally, that silver cafe in the first picture looks like it has a 175 front end on it.
Some guys did that, as the rather unique mechanical disk on the 200 got a pretty bad rap over the years. It was only used on a couple of models over the years.
Personally, I've found that it works fine, somewhat better than a drum, actually.
It's definitely a 200 frame, though.

I'm guessing a 175 front end, as the fender appears to be 175 - it could be a CL200 front end with a different fender, I guess - but CL200's are pretty unusual and almost a "rare" model.

I'm also wondering how he got those air cleaners on there??
All my attempts to use aftermarket filters were stymied by interference frome the frame downtube. The angle of the dangle just wouldn't work.
I ended up burning off the paper elements and laying foam into the stock air cleaner "frames".
I gave some really nice Unis to Steve, and I think he worked something out using angled radiator hose - is that right, Steve??
 

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Yep....short angled rubber extensions (radiator hose) with a short, internal piece of
brass sink drain to support the clamps at the joint and prevent "crush" closure....
 

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Now that's what I'm talking about! The whole bike is very nice but that motor is painted just right. There is the inspiration (along with Johnny14's 450) on how my 450 needs to be painted.

Mike -

Engine was completely disassembled, then soaked/scrubbed in petro-parts cleaner for many hours. It was not blasted with any type of media.
It was very dirty - here's sort of a photo...... don't have a lot of "before" photos of this bike, as it was just some boxes of disgustingly dirty parts, mainly.
Then scrubbed in hot soapy water, washed several times with acetone.
Then Duplicolor self-etching primer, followed by Duplicolor aluminum engine enamel, then baked at 200 degrees for 1-1/2 hours.
Alternator cover and points cover were polished. Clutch adjuster cover and tach drive cover were chrome already.

Yuk......



A shot of the button head allens I used, compared to the usual Franken-bike allen heads - every nut/bolt/screw on the bike was replaced with stainless, even the engine mount bolts. Total cost for that was about $90, from Bolt Depot. That price includes several 100-packs of common stuff like 6mm nuts/washers/bolts, which I later also used on the 450 project.





 

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You can eat off that thing it's so clean!

:D
 

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You can eat off that thing it's so clean!

:D

I know - it was almost a shame to put oil in it.
The whole bike absolutely sparkles - and boy, is it ever fun to ride, a lot like a 175.

It will haul my lard butt to about 70+ mph or so, gets about 70 mpg, and absolutely stops traffic in town.
 
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