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Author Topic: Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl  (Read 2248 times)

Offline trek97

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ROCK AND ROLL!!!  #gingerbreadman

Are you gonna mount the tires yourselves? 
Dont forget to line the "red dot" painted on the tires sidewall w the valve stem.   Set the tires in the sun for a bit. Coat the tube liberally w baby powder.  spray a bit of silicone lube on the bead to help it slip onto the rim.  put just a tiny bit of air in the tube.  and DONT PINCH THE TUBE!!!
« Last Edit: Oct 09, 2016, 21:05:28 by trek97 »

Offline KoŽstom

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The Shorai vs the battery that came in the bike.
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

Offline KoŽstom

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ROCK AND ROLL!!!  #gingerbreadman

Are you gonna mount the tires yourselves?

Too soon to tell.
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

Offline KoŽstom

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After we got it started Michael's first question was "When can we ride it?"

His second question was "When can we ride it to Chicago". I was thinking hmmmm.... 2,200 miles on a 1970's 185cc 4spd at a max possible speed of 70mph (in the best possible weather conditions) over real mountain ranges... then he said "We coukd take Route 66" and it suddenly sounded plausable   ???  :-\
« Last Edit: Oct 10, 2016, 15:33:30 by MitchellSK »
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

Offline trek97

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Just sayin 70mph is not its max possible speed.  Unless its doing it in the back seat of the Jeep.

Offline Maritime

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Sweet, I'm in to watch and help if I can. I know there was more of these sold in Canada than in US so parts may be easier to get up here.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #21 on: Oct 24, 2016, 02:20:53 »
Thanks Maritime.

Not too much happening this weekend with the unexpected purchase of the GL500. Most of the Twinstar turn signals are broken so we removed them all... one works so I showed Michael that he can use the good signal to test the wiring for the other corners, the horn wiring, brake lights, and as a kind of continuity tester for starter button, etc... at least for wires with juice.



« Last Edit: Oct 24, 2016, 02:34:21 by MitchellSK »
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

Offline KoŽstom

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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #22 on: Mar 11, 2017, 20:06:48 »
It's warm and dry enough now to make some progress again finally. I got Michael outside to get those horrible handlebars off.

So here's an idea of what the 185 Twinstar looks like with clipons and an RD350 tank. (the tank is just sitting on top, we'll need to make it work on Honda)

Since the bikes don't have a center stand we had to tie it on both sides with straps while the front was up in the air.

Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2017, 23:16:56 »
Rear fender off... what an improvement without that obnoxious seat and big fender. Gotta get those new tires mounted.
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)