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Motorcycle Wheel Restoration

The old rims on my 1974 Honda CL200 had seen better days. They were dented, out of true, scratched, a little rusty, and no longer safe. So I ordered some new rims: shouldered aluminum ones. Here's how I installed them.

lacing motorcycle while rims spokes

How to paint/restore motorcycle or bike spokes

This is how I painted my old, used motorcycle wheel spokes. The same process should work for bicycle spokes as well. The bike is a 1974 Honda CL200. The spokes are cadmium plated steel (I think).

restored motorcycle rim spokes

New project! A 1978 Honda CB750

Just picked up this awesome bike! A 1978 Honda CB750. And a box of parts to go with it.

honda cb750 project bike motorcycle old

This Old Three-Wheeler: Honda ATC90 Project, part 2

It was time to stop ignoring the problems with the engine and fix them propery. 

Honda atc90 three wheeler atc

How (not) to make a DIY seat for a motorcycle/ATV

For my This Old Three-Wheeler project, a 1973 Honda ATC90, I needed to make a seat. I didn't care much about looks, I just needed something function and inexpensive. That's why I decided to try and make it myself. For my 1974 Honda CL200, I had a hot-rod upholstery shop make the seat and they did a terrific job and the seat is gorgous. This seat, however, is not.

homemade motorcycle atv dirtbike seat diy honda atc90

How to remove the clutch from a Honda ATC90

This is how I was able to remove the clutch from my 1973 Honda ATC90. I believe that this method should also work for ATC110s, CT90s, CT110s, etc. 

clutch holder removal tool honda atc90

This Old Three-Wheeler: Honda ATC90 Project, part 1

Here's my new-to-me 1973 Honda three-wheeler. Going to do what it takes to get this guy running nice and reliable. 

honda atc90 project three wheeler 1973

Free! Honda CB200 CL200 Owners Manual and Workshop Service Manual free downloads

Don't know why I didn't share this sooner! The Factory Service Manual (FSM) is a MUST!! It's also called the Workshop Service Repair Manual. The owners manual is nice to have too. It's also fun (for lack of better work) to find that the two documents contradict each other on a few things. For example, the owners manual says to tighten the cam chain by putting it in TDC first, while the FSM says to do it while the engine is running. I do as the FSM says.

Evaluating Old Honda Twins - Six Easy Steps

I am reposting this gem of information for HondaTwins.net. The origintal article is here - http://www.hondatwins.net/.../evaluating-old-honda-twins-six-easy-steps.html - but as you can see is has been removed. It was an invaluable piece of information for me as a beginner, so it is my hope that other beginners will find this and get the help they need. Below is the transcribed article, all credit goes to someone by the name of Bill (who, I believe, was badly injured in a wreck and he deleted his account, very sad.)

Vintage Scrambler Build, Part 2

After rebuilding the engine and finishing up some of the customizations, my custom cafe-racer/scrambler/tracker/bratstyle motorcycle is complete! 

Honda CL200 custom cafe racer scrambler bratstyle tracker motorcycle 1974

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