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Author Topic: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)  (Read 977 times)

Offline Bama704

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1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« on: Mar 07, 2017, 16:22:13 »
I came across somebody selling a 1965 Honda CA95 pretty close to me with 2 parts bike to go with it.  I decided I couldn't pass it up.  Not sure what they are worth, but figured I would try to get it up and running and clean it up so the wife can ride it.  Anybody have any experience with one of these little guys? 

The motor turns over, the process will begin shortly getting her back to running.  Any pointers throw them my way, and if anybody has a downloadable factory service manual, let me know!
1977 KZ900-A5
1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)

Offline Bama704

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2017, 16:23:17 »
forgot the second attachment
1977 KZ900-A5
1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #2 on: Mar 07, 2017, 16:53:11 »
I dont have any advice for you, but around here you robed that man of at least $600.  Always thought those were cool bikes.

Offline Bama704

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #3 on: Mar 07, 2017, 17:14:49 »
Yeah seriously, I actually paid $500 for the lot.
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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #4 on: Mar 07, 2017, 18:33:01 »
Fair price for that collection. 

Lazloh restored one a couple of years back and some of us have some experience with them. Essentially the same as a a C92 (125) and some parts common to a CB92. Fun little bikes.

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #5 on: Mar 07, 2017, 18:53:08 »
I've been working on one for 8 years ;)

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=7682.0

As bought:



The way it has been for about 5 years now!  I really should finish putting it together :P

"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #6 on: Mar 07, 2017, 20:13:01 »
Good score! A friend of mine has a 150 for sale for $400 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I think it is in decent shape, but has not been restored.  Some parts for them are getting hard to find. 
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Offline Bama704

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #8 on: Mar 08, 2017, 10:06:26 »
Thanks for the link Turnturtle.

Tim, nice thread.  Hilarious how long it has taken, looks pretty sweet right now!  I may be picking your brain every now and then.
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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #9 on: Mar 08, 2017, 12:07:19 »
if you are stuck for parts for your dream pm me
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #10 on: Mar 08, 2017, 12:11:46 »
Hondas of that era are very usable classics, and this one is looking very clean and tidy.  I'm in.
If it ain't broke, then I haven't been hitting it hard enough.

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #11 on: Mar 08, 2017, 12:33:16 »
I might be able to use one of those motors once you are done, depending on how complete it is.  I want to stuff it in an old CT70.

Offline Bama704

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #12 on: Mar 09, 2017, 10:32:52 »
Cxman, thanks for the offer on parts, I may get back to you and see if you have something I could use.
Jsjamboree, on motor is seized, not sure about the other one, I will have to take the kick start lever off of one to see if it will kick over at all. 


I have the carb apart and soaking, will have to wait on gaskets before I put it back together.  The float bowl gasket is dried out and stuck to the bowl, doesn't want to come out.  Any ideas for scraping it out?  Have tried soaking it 12 hours and using a flat blade screwdriver, no luck.  Have used a razor blade, didn't work.

The petcock looks to be ok, however haven't tested it out so I am sure that will bite me in the ass later.  The tank has been coated but it is starting to peel.  The coating is white, even though in the pictures it mainly shows black, weird, any ideas how to remove the coating and possibly what coating was used to begin with?  Maybe the white color is a hint for anybody who has coated a tank before?
1977 KZ900-A5
1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)

Offline Bama704

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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #13 on: Aug 01, 2017, 19:12:30 »
Ok guys, I am in a bind trying to get the front tire on.  The tire keeps hitting both bolts on either side of the fender (circled in red).  Anybody who has worked on one of these had a similar issue?  Tim, do you remember dealing with this?
1977 KZ900-A5
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Re: 1965 Honda CA95 (Baby Dream)
« Reply #14 on: Aug 02, 2017, 09:35:49 »
I think the stock tire size is a 3.00 X 16 and you're using a 3.25 which looks pretty chubby for that size, so perhaps the fouling problem?
But, all is not lost.
Try deflating the tire and "squishing" it to push past the offending bolts and re-inflate after you're past it.  I think the bolts are the narrowest area in the forks, but check the tire at full fork compression as well - it just may be too wide for the forks.
Another thing about the Dreams is, they were never known to be stellar handling bikes and the oversize front tire might squirm more than you'd like - you'll just have to wait and see.
Hope the above helps.
Pat