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Author Topic: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"  (Read 69229 times)

Offline MickyC

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #10 on: Dec 08, 2011, 00:46:03 »
not much happening bike wise due to lack of garage but more parts are coming in

Offline MickyC

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #11 on: Dec 08, 2011, 00:51:27 »
also got a nice set of shorter oem mirrors. Have decided also to go with a brat type look keeping the same seat but slimming her shortening fenders new smaller lights and respray. Be prepared for a heap of help questions when I start stripping her as this is my first total strip I think Iíll need all the help I can  ;)

Offline riotten22

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #12 on: Dec 08, 2011, 08:56:42 »
nice 200 anyone know who makes that fairing?

I contacted the owner when it was on ebay.  He custom made the front fairing and rear seat pan. I asked if he would make one for me and he said yes but never returned my emails after that.

Offline Crash

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #13 on: Dec 08, 2011, 09:27:00 »
Lots of cb200's being built, including mine.  I am past the tear down and into the cleaning, replacing, repainting stages.  Will be glad to help.

Offline sbaugz

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #14 on: Dec 08, 2011, 18:33:06 »
Lots of cb200's being built, including mine.  I am past the tear down and into the cleaning, replacing, repainting stages.  Will be glad to help.

Likewise, I also have a build going on and would be glad to help.
Seems like I have literally replaced everything on the bike so far.

Offline MickyC

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #15 on: Dec 08, 2011, 20:05:10 »
thanks guys knowing this site has great help like this makes it less daunting a task. i have a first question as well  :) i have just taken the seat of to face a rusty sight. im thinking of ordering a new seat pan on ebay, what do you guys think???ill post pics of my mess.

Offline sbaugz

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #16 on: Dec 08, 2011, 21:13:53 »
take a wire wheel and get all that rust off there. You'd be surprised how well it might clean up. Mine looked pretty similar and it cleaned up very well. With that being said, I ended up pitching it out anyways because I went with a custom made seat locally anyways.
I have seen those Vietnam seats on ebay, if that is what you are referring to. The look pretty nice, but they are super fat and chunky for my taste.

Offline MickyC

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #17 on: Dec 08, 2011, 22:43:41 »
its rusted through in alot of area's, i was thinking of using it as a mould to fiberglass? thoughts?

Offline Crash

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #18 on: Dec 08, 2011, 22:53:35 »
Using it for a mold would be a pretty cool idea.  Just make sure that u get everything right so that it bolts back up straight.  The Vietnam seats are a little chunky, but any good upholstery shop could redo them to your liking for very little money. 

I have also seen a couple of full seats that had bad covers for pretty cheap.  Just no outbidding me on anything!!!!   ;)
« Last Edit: Dec 08, 2011, 22:59:36 by Crash »

Offline sbaugz

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Re: newbie cb200 build
« Reply #19 on: Dec 08, 2011, 22:54:57 »
its rusted through in alot of area's, i was thinking of using it as a mould to fiberglass? thoughts?

Would probably work. If you are going with stock shape, might be cheaper and easier to just buy a used stock pan on ebay or something.
Depending on the look you are going for, might also be easier to go with a premade glass unit- from glass from the past or airtech, etc.
I took forever to try and decide what to do with my seat. Couldn't find one that I liked enough,  and ended up saying 'screw it' and am now having one hand hammered out from steel sheet locally. Cost ended up being around the same anyways and its custom fit to my frame.