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Author Topic: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle  (Read 14428 times)

Offline chucklump

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2014, 19:14:16 »
I like how the cops shinning the light at your bike.

Offline shift_love

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #11 on: Feb 13, 2014, 19:27:03 »


I love this one, its totally rad

Offline i.holmes

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #12 on: Feb 18, 2014, 17:03:18 »
I've got the same bike!! When I found mine it was in great condition and it makes me worried about cutting into it. I've had a lot of the same inspiration bikes that you've posted here. How rare are these bikes actually?

I know that I can do whatever I want since my bike is mine but everything on the bike is still original and I would hate to ruin some of the pieces since they are so nice. I do plan to change out the stock handlebars for daytonas like you did. Seat is a whole other monster. I would love a flat leather seat but they all look so uncomfortable.



I like the way your going with yours and would love to see what you do to it next.

Offline mannydantyla

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #13 on: Feb 21, 2014, 23:30:43 »
I've got the same bike!! When I found mine it was in great condition and it makes me worried about cutting into it. I've had a lot of the same inspiration bikes that you've posted here. How rare are these bikes actually?

I know that I can do whatever I want since my bike is mine but everything on the bike is still original and I would hate to ruin some of the pieces since they are so nice. I do plan to change out the stock handlebars for daytonas like you did. Seat is a whole other monster. I would love a flat leather seat but they all look so uncomfortable.

I like the way your going with yours and would love to see what you do to it next.

Haha yeah, I found your build thread too. Some advice: do NOT replace the air boxes with pods, repair them if you must. Do NOT leave the petcock open for even a few minutes or gas will make it's way into the oil, which could ruin the cam, journals, and tappets. Join us at hondatwins.net, those guys are masters at diagnosing problems. Right now I'm having problems with it bogging from a stop and a weak top speed. The pod filters are a performance downgrade for sure, and the chopped exhaust shrinks the RPM range. I have a range of main jets I'm trying, just put in #93s and will test out tomorrow, but pilot jets cannot be found. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

And I know exactly what you mean about tearing into it. Part of me is not happy about ruining a "survivor". But another part, a much bigger part, is very happy with how it's turning out. I know I made the right choice though because every time I park and walk away, I have to look back and admire it  ;D

I'm having a custom seat created this Tuesday, so stay tuned. ;)

Oh, and I don't know HOW rare the bike is.. NO  ONE does. Honda never exposes the sales numbers for any of their models, even 40 years later. My VIN number is CL200E-1007044. 7044th one exported??
« Last Edit: Feb 21, 2014, 23:35:07 by mannydantyla »

Offline i.holmes

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #14 on: Feb 23, 2014, 10:47:33 »
I had a similar issue with bogging, mine was when I was at speed then after short runs it would stall. I figured out it was the bowl floats were not adjusted correctly. Easy fix, just bent the arms of the floats and tested it by turning it upside down and blowing thru the fuel line to make sure there were no leaks.

I think if I end up doing anything to mine it will just be changing the handle bars. I like the stock ones but they look so goofy.

I'll definitely be staying tuned with your build and I've checked out hondatwins a couple times just havent started on the forums over there yet.
« Last Edit: Feb 24, 2014, 18:46:11 by i.holmes »

Offline Steaksauce

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #15 on: Feb 27, 2014, 09:32:53 »
Clean bike, your inspiration might have just became mine haha

Offline mannydantyla

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #16 on: Mar 08, 2014, 23:34:57 »
Clean bike, your inspiration might have just became mine haha

Thanks!

Offline mannydantyla

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #17 on: Mar 08, 2014, 23:40:03 »
Alright, so I had the seat re-upholstered and it looks great! The guys at The Interior Shop in Kansas City did it for $100, and I highly recommend them!


http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/attachments/33802d1393447364-custom-seat-builder-recommendations-1921086_10153881144855254_1451054495_o.jpg

But I'm having engine issues. The right cylinder is not firing as hot as the other. Then today I discovered that the two carbs have different size pilot jets! Not sure if this is the source of the problem, but I definitely need to find some pilot jets to get them the same. But I can't find any the CB/CL200. Does anyone know where some could be found??


http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/attachments/34206d1394330744-engine-bogs-under-load-poor-compression-too-rich-mixture-dsc_6141.jpg


http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/attachments/34205d1394330740-engine-bogs-under-load-poor-compression-too-rich-mixture-dsc_6137.jpg

Offline teazer

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #18 on: Mar 09, 2014, 01:05:05 »
BTW, those pilot jest are very different - not just the numbers,  but check out the air bleed holes.  The 38 will probably run leaner than the 35 because it's allowing more air in, but it may also have better atomization that the #35

Offline mannydantyla

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Re: rare Honda CL200 transformation to tracker/scrambler/bratstyle
« Reply #19 on: Mar 13, 2014, 01:33:31 »
BTW, those pilot jest are very different - not just the numbers,  but check out the air bleed holes.  The 38 will probably run leaner than the 35 because it's allowing more air in, but it may also have better atomization that the #35

Yes, yes they are. We think the #38 is stock and the #35 was added on. I have another #38 from a CL175 in the mail, should be identical to the one I have now. The CB200 comes with #88 mains and #38 pilot jets, and the CL200 has #35 and #95 jets. HOWEVER, my particular CL200 came with the jetting profile of the CB, I know this because it had #88 mains and the tuning numbers 008A is stamped on both carbs.

I can't get the idea out of my head of wrapping the headers with a titanium wrap. They're a little rusty, but not too bad. I made another mock-up, which helped me decide to keep them the way they are. Not terribly pretty chrome, but better to stay stock than ruin the headers or something.



What do you think? Another option is Jet Hot, not sure about that either.