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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Cafe Racers => Topic started by: MickyC on Nov 18, 2011, 02:58:29

Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Nov 18, 2011, 02:58:29
Hay guys being fairly new to the forum  thought Iíd send a shout out just say that this site has a ďTonĒ of great builds and awesome information that I have been just soaking up, keep it up cause Iím fairly new to doing up bikes and itís a great leg up.

Which leads me to my little predicament. I have just been given  a 1974ish something cb200 and am stuck as to what to do with her, she is in fairly good condition and want to keep it retro looking I am thinking of powder coating chassis wheels fenders black, reconditioning engine, 2 into 1 exhaust, and new lights due to cracks etc,  lower bars and re doing tank blue with pads.

Any help or thoughts as to whether I do a cafe build or keep it like above (slight renewing it) let me know, I know she will never dominate the track but it is mad fun cruising with the girl on the back and I love the old school CB style.
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Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Nov 18, 2011, 03:04:16
pic
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Post by: MickyC on Nov 20, 2011, 04:46:58
just got tank back from powder coating
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Nov 20, 2011, 05:00:15
few little pics of bits i have had ordered and hanging around thinking of putting on the bike
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: cafePete on Nov 20, 2011, 15:25:49
 Very nice blue!
 Good luck with the build!
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Nov 20, 2011, 19:57:34
Very nice blue!
 Good luck with the build!

thanks mate, its actually a powder coat Iím stoked at how well it came out. I have just got a heap of stuff on order for now as Iím in desperate need of garage/space to tear the bike down and start getting into the good stuff.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: riotten22 on Nov 21, 2011, 13:04:08
Hay guys being fairly new to the forum  thought Iíd send a shout out just say that this site has a ďTonĒ of great builds and awesome information that I have been just soaking up, keep it up cause Iím fairly new to doing up bikes and itís a great leg up.

Which leads me to my little predicament. I have just been given  a 1974ish something cb200 and am stuck as to what to do with her, she is in fairly good condition and want to keep it retro looking I am thinking of powder coating chassis wheels fenders black, reconditioning engine, 2 into 1 exhaust, and new lights due to cracks etc,  lower bars and re doing tank blue with pads.

Any help or thoughts as to whether I do a cafe build or keep it like above (slight renewing it) let me know, I know she will never dominate the track but it is mad fun cruising with the girl on the back and I love the old school CB style.


If I can find a CB200t I am going to be doing something like this
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SaVRIYfhqsk/TsqDtp1pJrI/AAAAAAAABKM/Ek35JVoeNvs/s798/cb10.JPG)
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: sbaugz on Nov 21, 2011, 19:47:02
saw that one on ebay not too long ago. Nice bike except the seat is too short and squat for my taste. Wish is were a little lower and about 8 inches longer.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: Ritz cracker on Nov 21, 2011, 21:06:48
nice 200 anyone know who makes that fairing?
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Nov 21, 2011, 21:17:41
that cb200 does look nice there are some guys in south Australia doing a great looking build as well:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18412.0

Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Dec 08, 2011, 00:46:03
not much happening bike wise due to lack of garage but more parts are coming in
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC 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  ;)
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: riotten22 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.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: Crash 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.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: sbaugz 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.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC 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.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: sbaugz 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.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC 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?
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: Crash 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!!!!   ;)
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: sbaugz 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.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Dec 12, 2011, 19:49:29
gave the wire wheel a go all weekend and it did come up ok(thanks  but I will have to take it to a metal worker to see if he can cut out the rust or worst case see how much to copy the shape and make a new pan. (Iím guessing tooooooo much lol) so weíll see what Iím told this week. Was also thinking of a cl175 exhaust or a two into one. Any thoughts? Im leaning towards two into one.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: Crash on Dec 12, 2011, 20:24:16
with the cl exhaust, you will have to replace the left side cover with one from a 1974 CL200.  Kind of a rare bird and the side cover is hard to find.  Could do pods and eliminate the side covers, though.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: sbaugz on Dec 12, 2011, 22:29:51
with the cl exhaust, you will have to replace the left side cover with one from a 1974 CL200.  Kind of a rare bird and the side cover is hard to find.  Could do pods and eliminate the side covers, though.


exactly. I was going to say the same thing. With mine, I am using PODs and getting rid of airboxes anyways, but the CB200 covers won't fit with CL pipes.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: cyclefreak on Dec 13, 2011, 00:03:40
I have a cb200 seat pan that's in pretty good shape. If you are interested in it shoot me a pm.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: stik70 on Dec 13, 2011, 00:32:34
Predator  in England makes a 2into1. They are stainless and waaay expensive. I ended building one for my 200 project. Lots of cool cl pipes are being used and look great too.
Kev
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Dec 14, 2011, 23:13:23
thanks guys im getting the buggered one sand blasted this week then am seeing if it can be patched. trying to keep it under $100aus. just purchased a new house as well with garage so i hope in jan we can start ripping into the bike and ill have a few more pics up of progress.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Jan 01, 2012, 02:10:23
seat so far blasted, rust proofed then ready for patching
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: Sideswipe on Jan 19, 2012, 03:01:00
Hey mate when you gonna get this on the road? gonna need someone to ride around with when I get my bobber done :P Lookin good so far like the colour!
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Jan 25, 2012, 01:20:21
Few things happening at the moment thatís delaying the complete strip of the cb200, in the process of buying a new home and the stress of that has meant the build is slowing down. Got one thing done though got a pair of uni filters for her but the flanges were to wide I was going to send them back and replace them, but had to buy new ones as the originals have gone ďwalkaboutĒ(lost....... not good lol $58aus down the drain).  But other than that fingers crossed I get this new home then she will be back in the fast lane.

Tankís all done as well finished the emblems this week new clutch cable on order as well ill through some more picís up later this week. Thanks to dime have also got a bell black custom 500 helmet and cafe racer DVD watched the whole DVD in one day very sad of me lol, but it was very addictive. Thanks guys.

More picís
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: megawatty on Jan 25, 2012, 02:03:06
Few things happening at the moment thatís delaying the complete strip of the cb200, in the process of buying a new home and the stress of that has meant the build is slowing down. Got one thing done though got a pair of uni filters for her but the flanges were to wide I was going to send them back and replace them, but had to buy new ones as the originals have gone ďwalkaboutĒ(lost....... not good lol $58aus down the drain).  But other than that fingers crossed I get this new home then she will be back in the fast lane.

Tankís all done as well finished the emblems this week new clutch cable on order as well ill through some more picís up later this week. Thanks to dime have also got a bell black custom 500 helmet and cafe racer DVD watched the whole DVD in one day very sad of me lol, but it was very addictive. Thanks guys.

More picís

G'day Mate, Looking forward to your build. I've looked at those Bell helmets and they are so nice. I just wish they came with Aust standard stickers inside.

Cheers Mega.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Jan 29, 2012, 00:14:41
Hay mate the helmet is pretty very nice looking not sure the difference between dot and the aus standard will havenít to look into it. All I know is that the THH ones and some of the aus open face ones out there arenít that safe looking compared to the bell one. Do you know a site to check the standards and difference?

Got the seat done and hinges this week end just needing to upholster it now canít wait to get that done. Used rust guard so well never have our little pitting and holiness again. some seat pics:
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Mar 17, 2012, 23:04:52
Sorry for no updates recently have just bought a new house and itís been fairly busy but as I now have a garage the striping can begin thought i would through up a pic of the new space i have to start.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: cyclefreak on Mar 18, 2012, 00:08:33
Congrats on the new work space. Looking forward to seeing what you do next with the bike.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Mar 18, 2012, 20:11:02
So I thought id through up a few pics of recent purchases and the bike before I strip her. Got them a little while ago but.... new gaskets, lever covers, clutch and brake cable, patches, carby kit, and shinny new mirrors . Also a crude little sketch and brain storm of what I hope/imagine the bike to end up looking like fingers crossed.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Mar 18, 2012, 20:12:45
1-4
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Mar 18, 2012, 20:15:26
bits and  quick sketch
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Mar 18, 2012, 20:17:32
forgot the new bolts
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: Saltcafe on Mar 23, 2012, 14:36:03
Where do you get those bolt kits and how much?
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Mar 23, 2012, 20:23:29
Where do you get those bolt kits and how much?

eBay mate just searched cb200 and there were a few sellers doing the alan head bolts just check they ship to tour country as a few don't. Think they were around ?30 aus shipped.
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Post by: Saltcafe on Mar 25, 2012, 16:33:00
Cool thanks!  Do you know what grade they come in?
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Apr 01, 2012, 23:07:13
the strip begins
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Apr 01, 2012, 23:08:51
my wiring nightmare lol

check out the wiring loom one piece soooooooo happy no cracks no cutting 
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Apr 01, 2012, 23:09:30
loom
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 01, 2012, 23:16:27
more
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 01, 2012, 23:17:36
more
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 01, 2012, 23:19:52
stripped and shes out with a lil help from jp
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Apr 01, 2012, 23:27:37
So sheís now stripped minus the swing arm bold which we are having a few dramas with. As soon as thatís done powder coating and the fun stuff begins.  Wiring loom is in good nick and whole bike needs a good cleaning de greasing and polish. Had a mate come help as the lil twin was a headache to remove from frame and trust me two heads hands and muscles are better than one. My garage now looks like a parts store grease everywhere, but trust me when i tell you I have a smile from ear to ear every time I think about it.   
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: Sideswipe on Apr 04, 2012, 04:53:00
Who's this JP bloke? Must be some Awesome dude hey, good looking to boot (hello, ladies) :P

lol

nice progress pics mate was fun stripping it to bits.  Was pretty funny trying to remove the twin the wrong way lol

Good luck with that Swing Arm Bolt it was stuck good (don't round out the bolt! nooooo no no no)

Let us know when she's coming back together would be happy to lend a hand again.
Title: Re: newbie cb200 build
Post by: MickyC on Apr 04, 2012, 05:16:25
garage is a bit of a mess at the moment mate but as soon as its cleaned up swing arm off and shes off to powder. then u will be making your way back over to put her back together mate.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: alec.korver on May 21, 2012, 00:49:42
any progress pics? Excited to watch another 200 come along.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on May 21, 2012, 02:57:14
any progress pics? Excited to watch another 200 come along.

hay alec

new progress hey, i finally after two weeks managed to get the swing arm bolt off. the sucker was pretty much fused in there. So have ordered new bushes and seals etc. Got the new swing arm bolt last week all good. At the moment Iím just cleaning and prepping for powder coating ill have to through some pics up soon.

Do you have a build thread mate?
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: ducatiboy on May 29, 2012, 03:05:53
How's this build going? Any updates?
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on May 29, 2012, 03:32:31
hit a bit of a budget snag mate am cleaning parts to get ready for powder coating now. Also had a bit of a swing arm issue but problem solved with the little help of oxy and a hacksaw lol will through some pics up asap 
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: ducatiboy on May 29, 2012, 08:25:43
Oxy and hacksaw will solve most problems...for the rest a big hammer is required ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on May 30, 2012, 01:02:57
Ok updates so far. Today I finally pulled my finger out, frame, swing arm, centre stand, tree, chain cover etc. all ready to go to powder. Also pulled the carbs out next jobs as soon as the parts go to powder are:

The carbs (kit and paint)
Finnish the seat (trim)
Prep wheels
Start with handlebars and controls

So this is where Iím at bit behind but plodding along.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on May 30, 2012, 01:03:39
ready to go
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 06, 2012, 05:03:36
Parts are off to powder. New swing arm bushes and dust covers have also showed up which is great news. All steam ahead so far.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 15, 2012, 08:31:57
Ok updates so far.
-we have a beautiful powder coated frame and bits and pieces.
-we have new bushes and swing arm bits.
-we have a seat getting finished off.
-we have a burning desire to get stuck in to the re build.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/dcec06c5-1a9b-3d12.jpg)
Before powder

(http://img.tapatalk.com/dcec06c5-1b10-dccb.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/dcec06c5-1b71-6d95.jpg)
After powdered stooooked
Bad shots sorry but it came out a treat

(http://img.tapatalk.com/dcec06c5-1be1-3c8c.jpg)
Seat prepped

And that's it so far. Next is a massive dime city order for headlight, shocks, fuel lines, new cafe racer DVD as aus sux and we can't get it here and a few more little odds and ends. And a order from cmsnl for fuel petcock and fuel cap.

Hopefully the updates will come along more often now.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: Maritime on Jun 15, 2012, 09:08:03
Nice, pooch approves as well ;D
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 16, 2012, 23:14:11
Nice, pooch approves as well ;D


shes a pain in the freckle hahah
just a question as i had a ton of trouble with the swing arm and bushes when i was stripping her do i need to lube or grease the bushes at all? and i was suggested to grease the swing arm bolt is that correct? im quite unsure as i have been told several different things
i need a lil help  :-[
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: cyclefreak on Jun 17, 2012, 01:55:09
Powder looks good man. Keep the updates coming.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: facefirst35 on Jun 17, 2012, 22:29:50
If you end up not using the stock controls, let me know. I'm trying to track down the right side control housing. Thanks.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 17, 2012, 22:40:48
hey facefirst35

sorry using the controls mate but i have grabbed a few items from the site listed bellow and there fairly reasonable and great parts.
hope it helps

http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cb200b-usa_model1005/partslist/F++01.html#results
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: noodles on Jun 21, 2012, 20:27:21
NIce... especially like that front fairing. Anyone knows who makes? Wouldn't mind one of those for my project.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 24, 2012, 03:11:31
so im tossing up between sanding the spokes, rims and hub and painting them black or getting the rims and hub powdered and buying new spokes.

any help ?
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: sbaugz on Jun 24, 2012, 14:04:35
if you have the funds, definately get them powder coated. Much more resistant to scratches and damage and they look really nice. If you strip, prep and get them ready, its not even usually that expensive to get them powder coated.

Another option is to simply have the wheels, hubs, and laces all powder coated put together already. Get them balanced and trued first, then have them sandblasted and powder coated all as one unit. I did that on two of my bikes and have been very happy. Only cost $160 for both wheels. Only downside is you cannot true them anymore after that but how often do you do that anyways?
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Jun 24, 2012, 14:12:40
Bitchen!
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 25, 2012, 04:45:55
if you have the funds, definately get them powder coated. Much more resistant to scratches and damage and they look really nice. If you strip, prep and get them ready, its not even usually that expensive to get them powder coated.

Another option is to simply have the wheels, hubs, and laces all powder coated put together already. Get them balanced and trued first, then have them sandblasted and powder coated all as one unit. I did that on two of my bikes and have been very happy. Only cost $160 for both wheels. Only downside is you cannot true them anymore after that but how often do you do that anyways?


Iím doing the pipes and a few other bits so I think I may do mate, but not the spokes it will be way to expensive Iím better of just buying new ones online and just doing the rims. 75$ for new ones so not bad. This project is starting to take its financial toll lol

Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 25, 2012, 04:56:26
On a side not I finally got my new jacket. ordered in mid february picked it up on Friday eeeeewwwwwwww(http://img.tapatalk.com/65770fc5-199f-735f.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 28, 2012, 01:12:11
So a quick update:

After getting the polishing wheel set up and realising most of the parts I was going to polish are way to scratched and would look way cooler powdered I have decided to get the little odds and ends I was going to polish will now get the powder lol. Have also ordered new spoke kit as would cost alot less then getting the spokes powdered and am waiting for the seat to dry so i can upload pics of the finished product, fingers crossed itís done by Friday. (as the mofo has had it for two weeks and all the tard had to do was glue and lock it in place)
 :)
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 30, 2012, 02:51:16
Got the carbs done today all cleaned and new jet's etc. Also I think the reason she was running so awful before the strip check out the dirt that came off them.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 30, 2012, 20:14:33
(http://img.tapatalk.com/65771071-87f8-e9c9.jpg)
That's just from the one carby
(http://img.tapatalk.com/65771071-8821-fcba.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/65771071-885f-57a8.jpg)
New shiny bits
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 03, 2012, 05:37:12
Seats all done. Soon very soon and she will be done (http://img.tapatalk.com/65771175-ae42-6848.jpg)
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 03, 2012, 06:10:26
(http://img.tapatalk.com/6577102e-b71e-aeeb.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: cyclefreak on Jul 03, 2012, 09:46:12
Love the seat man.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 04, 2012, 07:48:15
Love the seat man.

thank you :-) . we will have to wait and see how it looks all together i cant wait to start. 
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 05, 2012, 22:08:32
So I was taking the rear brake apart to clean/prep and saw this:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/657710f6-39ad-468b.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/657710f6-39cf-cfa7.jpg)
What do you guys think will it be ok or do I source a new one? It is the bit the sir clip goes into to hold the washer that holds the pads on as so:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/657710f6-3aab-61ee.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: Tim on Jul 05, 2012, 22:32:16
That post just holds a cotter-pin to keep the washer / brake pad ends in place right?  Just missing a small chunk?  It will be fine.  It's a cotter-pin, not a circlip I think.

On your other post - about the rubber bushings in the battery tray - you should be able to pull out those steel sleeves, and then the rubber bushings should be able to be removed.  Lube them up with some WD40 or grease or something like that first and work them out.  But the steel sleeves should come out first so you can squeeze the rubber together and work it through.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: DesmoBro on Jul 05, 2012, 22:39:57
Sweet Powdered frame, seat looks a mint as well.....Is that a Ducati Jacket?
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 05, 2012, 22:41:50
That post just holds a cotter-pin to keep the washer / brake pad ends in place right?  Just missing a small chunk?  It will be fine.  It's a cotter-pin, not a circlip I think.

On your other post - about the rubber bushings in the battery tray - you should be able to pull out those steel sleeves, and then the rubber bushings should be able to be removed.  Lube them up with some WD40 or grease or something like that first and work them out.  But the steel sleeves should come out first so you can squeeze the rubber together and work it through.

Tim you are a legend thank you a million mate
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 05, 2012, 22:48:35
The sleeves came out in two second stoked. Thanks desmobro the jacket is a Ducati legend series made by dainese took like 6 months for Ducati aus to get it though lol.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 06, 2012, 02:43:29
Progress today I de-laced one of the wheels getting ready for powder and sorted out the other bits I wanted to do at the same time.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/657710d4-7a5a-c815.jpg)

I also cleaned and sprayed the engine mount bolts and will do the mounts themselves soon.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/657710d4-7aeb-67ce.jpg)

Prepped the rear fender for a slight
chop

(http://img.tapatalk.com/657710d4-7b05-9b22.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: SeekingZero on Jul 06, 2012, 03:03:28
That post just holds a cotter-pin to keep the washer / brake pad ends in place right?  Just missing a small chunk?  It will be fine.  It's a cotter-pin, not a circlip I think.

Cotter pin. You are correct. It'll hold just fine. Mine had a nail through it from the PO!
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 07, 2012, 04:54:54
Kewl thanks guys, hit a bit more done today both wheels now are de-laced and ready for powder.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/65771082-e9dc-6b76.jpg)
And getting the hubs ready too.

Also the new throttle cable came which is brand spanking new. Check our how bad the old stretched cut up one was.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/65771082-ea3b-9c66.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/65771082-ea49-3c60.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/65771082-eb66-27df.jpg)
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 11, 2012, 08:22:28
Thanks to cmsnl got some schematics printed to help with a lot of confusion when put this sucker back together. (http://img.tapatalk.com/dcec0133-6216-218a.jpg)
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Post by: legendary_rider on Jul 19, 2012, 09:47:24
Did you take that front hub apart to get at the bearing? Honda doesn't make a tool for it anymore and I'm wondering where I can get an aftermarket one. Most guys use a punch and hammer I guess but I tried that and the square holes are getting all beat up. Not working out too well.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 20, 2012, 06:44:42
Haven't attacked the bearing yet but if you check out

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32298.msg428794#msg428794

You can see how much you may need to improvise
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Post by: andycafe on Jul 20, 2012, 08:22:59
So are you still going to powder everything black? or adding a bit of blue like the tank?  ???
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Post by: legendary_rider on Jul 20, 2012, 13:35:51
Haven't attacked the bearing yet but if you check out

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32298.msg428794#msg428794

You can see how much you may need to improvise

I just dropped off the hub to a local machinst who's gonna make me a tool that'll plug into a 1/2" socket. It'll make bearing race removal A LOT easier considering I've got 10 more bikes to do and I've already trashed 2 hubs!
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Post by: MickyC on Jul 20, 2012, 21:09:27
So are you still going to powder everything black? or adding a bit of blue like the tank?  ???

All black. I like it clean it will have chrome accents like spokes shock springs etc but I love the way the frame came out so I'm keen to keep it mostly black. Thinking of metal air filter covers getting them fabed and having a number on them like milehigh did on his cl450 "ginger" bike. What do you think?
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Post by: MickyC on Jul 20, 2012, 21:11:17
I just dropped off the hub to a local machinst who's gonna make me a tool that'll plug into a 1/2" socket. It'll make bearing race removal A LOT easier considering I've got 10 more bikes to do and I've already trashed 2 hubs!

Nice, you will have to post up a pic when it's done and tell us cost I may need to get one myself  ;)
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Post by: legendary_rider on Jul 21, 2012, 10:33:18
Will do. I already found a proer tool for the rear hub. Chris at "Sirius Consolidated" found one for me at "Motion Pro" and is ordering it in.
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Post by: MickyC on Jul 27, 2012, 20:25:25
 
    so updates so far?(no pics sorry).

done:
-new spokes have arrived which are nice and shinny.
-painted engine mounts.
-started polishing forks.
-got a new cotter pin set for the re build.

things to do:
- order shocks, lights front and rear, fuel cap and petcock.
- tear top end of engine and replace seals and paint.
- fit new wiring loom to new handlebars, grips etc
- make metal fabbed air covers
- rebuild my baby
- register and ride


this may take a few more months but im hoping november she will be all done fingeres crossed 
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Aug 01, 2012, 08:41:37
So the hope is(and it is wishfully thinking more than anything) ....is to be done in time to take the bike down south to the "rockers ride" syd. So fingers, toes, armed legs and balls crossed we have no problems lol. ......... There will be problems hahaha (http://img.tapatalk.com/657711e3-1601-9dbe.jpg)
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Post by: ducatiboy on Aug 01, 2012, 19:15:43
So anyone can go to this? Have you been before? Might have to make sure I'm ready for it too...
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Post by: legendary_rider on Aug 01, 2012, 21:06:46
Lol. I'm gonna come too. I'm in Canada though. Anyone have a place for me to "crash". Pun intended. Oh, an extra bike to ride would be nice too. lol.
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Post by: MickyC on Aug 02, 2012, 00:00:23
it was posted on the syd cafe racers face book page so im guessing all are welcome heck i wonít know anyone hahahaha just going to wear my dtt patch and hope to see a fellow builder. it advises on the flyer all bikes and scooters welcome so Iím taking that as my invite hahaha. Legend mate your welcome to crash at mine but i canít help you with the spare bike though soz mate. 
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: legendary_rider on Aug 02, 2012, 09:08:43
lol. Thanks. Maybe if I win the lottery or something and can afford airfare at the time I'll come down. I appreciate the place to crash if I'm every in Australia though.
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Post by: MickyC on Aug 03, 2012, 21:53:44
Painful polishing I guess I have better start (http://img.tapatalk.com/657711b4-7282-e16d.jpg)
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Post by: andycafe on Aug 04, 2012, 06:36:19
Haha these things must be done  ;D
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Post by: MickyC on Aug 04, 2012, 08:11:05
Hey Andy do you have a thread for your cb250 I haven't seen it I don't think?
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Post by: andycafe on Aug 04, 2012, 13:12:58
sure do, heres the link. hope you enjoy  :)

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=7941.msg70283
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Sep 01, 2012, 01:46:24
So here after a lil while laying low is where we are at.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Sep 01, 2012, 01:48:15
Couldn't resist a lil mock up. Been off for a little bit but now after finally cleaning out the garage we should be back in business.
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Post by: andycafe on Sep 01, 2012, 09:01:21
Nice ;) how good is the blue on your tank, what a sweet colour! will be a sweet little ride mate  :)
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Post by: cyclefreak on Sep 01, 2012, 09:51:24
Keep the updates coming. Looking good.
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Post by: MickyC on Sep 03, 2012, 06:43:00
So attempted to put the tree back together but the pyramid parts steering bearing was too small so I'm not to happy. Apparently it's not the first time these guys have got it wrong I have seen a few of my fellow do the ton mates have been burnt as well hmmmmm. So got the swing arm bushes on and not too much else.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Sep 14, 2012, 22:42:23
Looking to grab another steering bearing kit from vintage advantage thanks to cycle freak. And I finally after a month of mucking around got my swing arm back on. To be honest all I really needed was a bfh. After cleaning the forks up decided to paint them too. I'll put more pics up soon.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Sep 22, 2012, 02:52:53
After I pulled the controls off I thought to myself "I wonder if she was ever dropped"
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Post by: MickyC on Sep 22, 2012, 23:43:55
 One to go
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Post by: wildfirexxl on Sep 23, 2012, 00:28:46
Dude! Sweet work bench!  ;D
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Post by: MickyC on Sep 23, 2012, 00:34:58
Dude! Sweet work bench!  ;D

Yeh i know right, its a mate of mines place kewl set up hay
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Sep 27, 2012, 21:01:11
Mid way with one of the forks and getting the right look on the rear guard. This is a trial on the gloss as well I thought with all the gloss satin forks might look odd.
Also I didn't like the 1st attempt of cutting the guard so I'm adding more of a angle on her. Fingers crossed it looks better.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Oct 03, 2012, 06:37:49
After a having these on my wish list for 6months I finally have em.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Oct 05, 2012, 08:51:45
Not much happening this week just painting the other fork.

Looking for a place in syd or on the central coast in aus that dose spoke tuning and tyres if any one can help?

Also did a oil change on a mates bike and watched the beginning of a bobber come to life.

And I think the lil bike had a Accident hmmm


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Post by: MickyC on Oct 10, 2012, 20:41:55
Front and rear shocks done and should have the tree on this week
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Post by: andycafe on Oct 10, 2012, 23:58:31
sweet man, looking forward to seeing this as a roller again :D
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Post by: theconjuring on Oct 11, 2012, 00:30:16
good work. just wanted to comment so that the updates shows up on my reply page. looking forward to see it come together
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Post by: Frankenfe on Oct 12, 2012, 18:51:31
Nice work, your at the really fun stage now, all down hill from here!....Subscribed
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Post by: DreadRock on Oct 12, 2012, 20:52:35
So attempted to put the tree back together but the pyramid parts steering bearing was too small so I'm not to happy. Apparently it's not the first time these guys have got it wrong I have seen a few of my fellow do the ton mates have been burnt as well hmmmmm. So got the swing arm bushes on and not too much else.
Had this same problem with them and went to ALL BALLs and np now ! Very nice work so far man ! Like everyone i like the blue  ;D
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Post by: MickyC on Oct 12, 2012, 20:57:13
Thanks guys I just got the steering bearing so here's hoping it fits right in. I tried all balls but couldn't find the cb200 they had wheel bearings but not tree. If this doesn't fit will send them a email though as in sure the cb175 may fit too thanks dread :)
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Post by: alec.korver on Oct 18, 2012, 01:21:28
looking good man!
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Post by: MickyC on Oct 20, 2012, 22:00:05
no pics sorry, but at this stage I have finished painting the hubs. Have also sourced a great place on the coast to re lace wheels and I also found a great car and bike restorer that is helping me out with some cutting/fab work and engine work sooooooo stoked to see her flying along. Pics soon.

Any one suggest some good tyres for her????

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Post by: andycafe on Oct 20, 2012, 23:06:26
pic,pic,pic,pic,pic  ;)
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Oct 21, 2012, 03:39:51
For Andy
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Post by: andycafe on Oct 21, 2012, 07:55:44
 :o oooooh nice,  ;D lol thanks.  They've come up great ! bet your looking forward to having them laced to some rims :) and spanking some tyres to em? man i'm really looking forward to some roller pic's  8) keep it up  8)
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Post by: andycafe on Oct 21, 2012, 07:59:09

Any one suggest some good tyres for her????
only joking  ;D
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Post by: WNTITAL on Oct 21, 2012, 10:17:35
For Andy

What colr are your rims and spokes going to be. Just curiours. They look good. There's nothing better once their finally laced! Keep up the work.
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Post by: MickyC on Oct 21, 2012, 18:43:02
nice wheel andy can we get them here in the land of aus?

i have new chromed spokes and the rim is the stock one just about to go get black powder coated. so it should look like bellow:
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Post by: MickyC on Oct 21, 2012, 18:43:45
Z
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Post by: andycafe on Oct 22, 2012, 08:12:18
nice wheel andy can we get them here in the land of aus?

YES, it's a Melb company  ;D and they have a warehouse in Nsw..


http://www.antiquetyres.com.au/
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Oct 22, 2012, 19:15:09
awesome !!!!! will be checking that out cheers mate  :)
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: Nevergrew on Oct 24, 2012, 02:45:19
Nice build man. I'm a coastie as well dude and just recently started a cb250rs build. Fun stuff
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: andycafe on Oct 24, 2012, 03:31:53
just recently started a cb250rs build. Fun stuff

Nice, start up a thread I wanna see that build =)
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Nov 01, 2012, 23:45:42
Engine is off at the restorers just about to get started so here is a before shot. Adam from rebel restorers even made a mounting stand for her. Steering bearings and tree are also coming together so ill put some of those pics up soon too.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Nov 01, 2012, 23:51:43
Also have been told that powder coating is porous and if you don't put a clear over the top it may compromise the frame if it gets wet. ie rust gets under the powder. Anyone have any thoughts on this????   
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: SONIC. on Nov 02, 2012, 00:00:50
Never heard that.

Factory frames are powdered.
My frame is powdered and no issues.
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Post by: andycafe on Nov 06, 2012, 04:02:13
Never heard that.


me either  :o
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Nov 06, 2012, 05:17:47
The dude may of been confused but I ain't taking that swing off again to repair/repaint it so we will just have to see.
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Post by: MickyC on Nov 09, 2012, 21:48:31
Got the tree together with nice Alan heads. Just have to shim the bush so I can finish rear shock. Other bits are at powder and after there done wheels will be re spoked and trued.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: andycafe on Nov 10, 2012, 01:16:02
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Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Nov 11, 2012, 19:54:09
New tank badges came today and I've done a little editing to see what I hope she will end up looking like.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Nov 17, 2012, 20:30:34
Started the side and centre stand clean up and paint. Bits drying and hanging everywhere.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Nov 19, 2012, 18:56:39
Old bushes and new ones I'm off 1/2mm through the hole in the bush and the collars I got done are too tight for the bolt with the new shocks. Any suggestions? As its only 1/2 a mm I was just thinking of wrapping a strip of tape round her to get the slight cushion I needed.
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 04, 2012, 19:11:01
Wheels ant tyres done sooooo stoked with how they came out. And with my paint job lol
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Post by: DreadRock on Dec 04, 2012, 21:29:26
Wheels look outstanding !!
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Post by: juan@crqcycles on Dec 04, 2012, 23:48:23
Nice wheels! Pirelli city demons right? What size?
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 05, 2012, 05:57:16
Thanks guys
Yeh mate that's them 2.75-18 front and 3.00-18 rear.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Dec 07, 2012, 02:09:59
Got a bit of work done today still need brakes set up in the rear but put it together. Rolling at least now woohoo sooo stoked. Rear shocks on forks and all bolted up. Engine is still off getting re done but she is moving along and I can see her coming together beautifully. 
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 07, 2012, 02:11:02
More pics
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 07, 2012, 05:52:16
Sweet bro! "IT'S A ROLLER"  ;D
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Post by: alec.korver on Dec 08, 2012, 02:17:12
looking awesome! keep up the good work!
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Post by: Sideswipe on Dec 09, 2012, 01:46:46
Yehhhh heaps good man hurry up and get the engine done so we can start this sucker!!!
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 17, 2012, 02:02:43
Finished the tail section today everything mocks up great so fender off to paint.
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Post by: Sideswipe on Dec 18, 2012, 04:22:19
looks sick mate keep the tail chrome!!
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 20, 2012, 23:34:36
Sorry Jp
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Post by: Tim on Dec 20, 2012, 23:48:43
Looks awesome in black.  That is one sharp looking bike.
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Post by: ducatiboy on Dec 22, 2012, 16:40:15
Great paint on the mudguard! Almost looks like black chrome. Good job :)
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Dec 26, 2012, 20:06:20
So I am a bit confused I like the bars I have but I'm wanting to go back to more of a cafe project. So what way do you guys think run the tracker bars of clubmans ?
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 26, 2012, 21:04:12
So I am a bit confused I like the bars I have but I'm wanting to go back to more of a cafe project. So what way do you guys think run the tracker bars of clubmans ?

Absolutely, there a great looking bar to do that with and if you change your mind again down the track, you can always swap them around  ;)
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Post by: alec.korver on Dec 26, 2012, 21:43:04
Do the clubmans for sure. BTW your project is looking awesome! I have gone through every page, I also used your project as a basis for me solving some of my own problems.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Dec 27, 2012, 07:15:22
Can't wait for the engine and to wire her all together. More pics. New fork gaiters on. New bars. Light and tachometer mounted.
Title: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Dec 27, 2012, 07:18:24
Pic
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 27, 2012, 07:22:17
Ill take some more photos in the sun guys sorry for the bad lighting etc. thanks for the positive feedback :) I can't wait to get her on the road.
Title: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: alec.korver on Dec 27, 2012, 11:57:21
Your build is super nice, everything is flawless. Beautiful bike, beautiful build. I love seeing updated pics of a fellow cb200 build. KEEP THEM COMING.
Title: Re: Re: cb200 bratracker "lola"
Post by: cyclefreak on Dec 27, 2012, 12:51:43
Your build is super nice, everything is flawless. Beautiful bike, beautiful build. I love seeing updated pics of a fellow cb200 build. KEEP THEM COMING.
+1
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 27, 2012, 22:17:03
Your build is super nice, everything is flawless. Beautiful bike, beautiful build.

+1
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 30, 2012, 20:40:18
Not to happy with the shape of the seat so I'm looking at the solo one bellow.
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Post by: tybalt_214 on Dec 31, 2012, 00:45:30
Is that one of the seats being sold by the Vietnamese Ebay store?
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 31, 2012, 00:47:07
Is that one of the seats being sold by the Vietnamese Ebay store?

That seems like a loaded question  :o lol....
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Post by: andycafe on Dec 31, 2012, 00:48:50
I think the seat looks jammin! Should stop you falling of the back of the beast on take off  ;)
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Post by: MickyC on Dec 31, 2012, 02:03:05
Is that one of the seats being sold by the Vietnamese Ebay store?

it was on e-bay but unsure if its from Vietnam no location of item etc.

no good????
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Post by: cierrecart on Jan 01, 2013, 21:55:22
I got one for my old RD350 and it was great.
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Post by: MickyC on Jan 01, 2013, 23:42:53
ordering it next week so we will see at the end of the month :) thanks for the feedback cierrecart
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Post by: tybalt_214 on Jan 05, 2013, 03:14:07
Haha, didn't mean to imply anything. I'm looking at getting one off of there, but I haven't seen much feedback on quality yet. Congrats on ordering it, please do let us know how it works out!
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jan 10, 2013, 01:35:09
Waiting for parts and engine so cleaning it is. 13L of vinegar hahaha.
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jan 17, 2013, 05:11:57
New goodies. New coil and NGK caps. Left control switch. Tank rubber. And perch bolts.
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jan 21, 2013, 03:01:15
Getting the controls sorted and painting the levers to gloss black
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 21, 2013, 03:25:49
Sweet Bro  ;D
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Post by: The Giant Robot Co. on Jan 21, 2013, 09:42:09
Great work thus far, this is turning out fantastic!
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: DesmoBro on Jan 21, 2013, 22:33:33
any extra CB200 bits? i just picked up a heap so i'll be looking for pieces for one
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Post by: MickyC on Jan 22, 2013, 05:02:43
I have a few bits what are you after mate. I have lying around a spare tank, two bottom end engines and a heap of bits im not using on my build like rear light original bits like crappy indercators headlight rear shocks ...... The list goes on.
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Post by: DesmoBro on Jan 22, 2013, 09:43:12
I'll be making a List at some point today...I will let you know

Thanks
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Post by: Joey_C on Jan 22, 2013, 19:42:18
I PMed you mate! cheers
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jan 25, 2013, 05:14:32
Seat came today soooo stoked with it will post up a pic ASAP. In the light.
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jan 25, 2013, 19:15:54
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/26/evyrazum.jpg)Here we go


One with my girl :)
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jan 27, 2013, 00:37:46
engine is getting close now. i have it all appart and im awaiting a few last bits:

piston rings
piston clips
tensioner push bar ruber and spring
new cam shaft sprocket

as soon as we have them it will be straight in and off for rego.
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Post by: MickyC on Jan 28, 2013, 05:13:41
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/28/nadu4epy.jpg)Rear
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Post by: andycafe on Jan 28, 2013, 05:18:45
She is looking as cool as hell man!  ;D
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Post by: MickyC on Jan 28, 2013, 05:52:54
She is looking as cool as hell man!  ;D

Am dying to get it running now man. How are your projects going I think I'll need a update on that 600 of yours  soon.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: andycafe on Jan 29, 2013, 05:28:18
Am dying to get it running now man. How are your projects going I think I'll need a update on that 600 of yours  soon.

The Wife has said, if I want a new bike  ;D a couple of the old ones have to go ::) so the 600 is up for sale  ::)

Which new bike topic here (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45452.0)
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Feb 02, 2013, 00:03:02
The only problem I see is getting the colours right...... I hope.
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Feb 02, 2013, 00:04:18
The cm250 control
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Feb 07, 2013, 01:24:32
Old tensioner chewed out heaps.
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Post by: MickyC on Feb 07, 2013, 01:25:09
And new
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Post by: andycafe on Feb 22, 2013, 23:23:45
Any updates for us bro? :)  :o
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Feb 23, 2013, 01:46:39
Engine is coming Back together now and getting painted, after that there will be a celebration of pics and updates. Hahaha as soon as its done.

At the moment I'm working on the tank getting the new seal on and cap bits together.

As soon as I get the engine back it will be a few days I'm hoping and she will on the road.

Using half gloss black on the engine so I'm hoping it will come out ace.
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Post by: MickyC on Feb 23, 2013, 20:20:34
Slowly doing bits. Fuel cap done
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Post by: caveman592 on Feb 23, 2013, 20:49:39
How did you replace the rubber on the gas cap?
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Post by: MickyC on Feb 23, 2013, 23:06:10
Pulled it apart then slid it on. If you pull the spiked teeth up the whole internal mechanism comes out and it's easy to replace. Check out my help page for more details: search cb200 help pleeeeease.
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Post by: MickyC on Feb 23, 2013, 23:07:03
No more carbon in there. Clean as a whistle.
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Post by: Nevergrew on Feb 24, 2013, 04:48:44
Wheels ant tyres done sooooo stoked with how they came out. And with my paint job lol

Mate, can I ask where you purchased your spokes from?

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Post by: MickyC on Feb 24, 2013, 05:06:18
Was a eBay purchase mate Thailand spokes I think from a seller named vintage_001
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Post by: Sideswipe on Feb 26, 2013, 06:02:57
wheres the engine? where is it man we all want to see the engine!?!?!
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 20, 2013, 03:40:50
So riding my bike without the engine was getting kinda lame. Sooooo randomly this guy turned up to say g'day.
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 20, 2013, 08:12:00
So we have new cam sprocket, cam tensioner bar, new rings, new plugs, new seals, honed and polished cylinders, cleaned valves and a nice new respray. Can't wait to put her in and Finnish it all up. It's taken 12 month to get this far since I started to tear her down.
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 20, 2013, 08:20:15
So we have new cam sprocket, cam tensioner bar, new rings, new plugs, new seals, honed and polished cylinders, cleaned valves and a nice new respray. Can't wait to put her in and Finnish it all up. It's taken 12 month to get this far since I started to tear her down.
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 24, 2013, 06:16:07
So stupidly on a 30 degree day decided to put frame and engine together. So mistake number 1 the heat and number 2 scratching the crap out of the frame grrrr oh well have to get out the black nail polish to touch it up. Up side we have one engine in frame.
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 24, 2013, 06:18:11
Ill have to take more pics during the day.
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 25, 2013, 21:21:19
Wiring nightmare and a pic of the engine in.
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Post by: Nevergrew on Mar 25, 2013, 22:10:03
Looks good man. Not looking forward to that job
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 26, 2013, 02:03:59
been looking at a few build out there where guys are running small fuel filters from the petcock to the carbs, when i took the bike apart it did not have these. any thoughts as to if i need or type to use?
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 26, 2013, 05:24:39
been looking at a few build out there where guys are running small fuel filters from the petcock to the carbs, when i took the bike apart it did not have these. any thoughts as to if i need or type to use?

There is no harm in adding a filter, for me I think the petcock filter will be fine so I wont be adding extras  ;D our fuel is pretty clean  ;)
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Post by: JSJamboree on Mar 26, 2013, 10:41:44
If you get some small specks of sand, rust, or grit through your larger filter in your petcock you may be taking your carbs back apart to clean them.  I didn't run filters on my last bike, but will be from now on.  If youre willing to pay a bit more Dime City Cycles has some really nice rebuildable glass filters that I feel look much better than any of those cheep plastic ones.
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 26, 2013, 18:24:47
Thanks Andy  and JS will see what I can pick up locally and get her running them see if I can find nice ones.
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 26, 2013, 18:25:28
Although I do like ordering parts
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Post by: JSJamboree on Mar 26, 2013, 22:15:37
Here is what I was talking about

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-carburetor-parts-retro-glass-chrome-inline-fuel-filter-60-3516.html

(http://www.dimecitycycles.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/0/603514-vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-motorcycle-glass-fuel-filter-4_1_2.jpg)

$12 a pop, but pretty
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 28, 2013, 21:50:44
They do look good mate.

I have also ran in a hiccup that I need some help with guys. I am unsure how to keep the fuel cap pivot pin in. The others where fine as they where tight but as this one moves I'm not sure how to open/flatten the end so it stays locked in place.heres a few pics to show what I mean. Second is the pin first is just a shot of it all together. 
Any suggestions ?
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Post by: Joey_C on Mar 28, 2013, 22:08:52
Looks great mate! Engine looks mint, did you use satin black?
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 28, 2013, 23:06:02
thanks joey, I started with satin but she looked to bland so i used semi gloss dupli engine enamel. 
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 28, 2013, 23:37:42
going by your pic's the pin doesn't look like a split pin? if it was it would splay open to hold on to the cap holes but still move freely inthe tank hinge point  :o
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Post by: Tim on Mar 28, 2013, 23:38:11
You'd flare that with something along the lines of a chain rivet tool, or a punch/hammer setup.  I presume it was punched out for when the tank was painted (looks nice).  You could replace it with a thin bolt or something.
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Post by: Tim on Mar 28, 2013, 23:46:07
Here is what I was talking about

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-carburetor-parts-retro-glass-chrome-inline-fuel-filter-60-3516.html

(http://www.dimecitycycles.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/0/603514-vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-motorcycle-glass-fuel-filter-4_1_2.jpg)

$12 a pop, but pretty

I had a pair of those on my XS650 when I first put it on the road.  Work like a charm - plenty of fuel flow and they look awesome.  You can take them apart to clean them too.  But sadly I dropped one, and they are glass.  So there you go.
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 28, 2013, 23:46:27
I may have to find a bolt/pin with a hole in it so I can use a cir-clip to lock it in if I cant punch it out/flare it thanks heaps guys. its very hard to do as it is with the new paint.
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 29, 2013, 09:25:19
Something like this would be nice then  ;) the 2nd 1 is what you really want eh  :)
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Post by: Texasstar on Mar 29, 2013, 13:09:13
Here is what I was talking about

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-carburetor-parts-retro-glass-chrome-inline-fuel-filter-60-3516.html

(http://www.dimecitycycles.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/0/603514-vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-motorcycle-glass-fuel-filter-4_1_2.jpg)

$12 a pop, but pretty
gotta have
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 30, 2013, 03:11:47
Something like this would be nice then  ;) the 2nd 1 is what you really want eh  :)

Definitely Andy ill start looking. Did u get them from a website? And do u know what they call them mate ?
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 30, 2013, 04:29:59
The first is called a clip pin and the 2nd is a circlip pin, i'm not sure where you can get them up there, I would just make one  ;)
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 30, 2013, 05:31:55
Got more done today new plugs in, exhaust warped, new exhaust gasket and fitted.
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 30, 2013, 06:32:11
Nice dude  ;) the pipe wrap looks sweet as  8) getting close now  ;D
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Post by: Tim on Mar 30, 2013, 11:09:04
Make sure you're using EITHER plugs with resistance (BPR8ES vs. BP8ES) OR boots with resistance.  Those NGK boots would be stamped 5Kohm if they have resistance built in.  You don't want to double-down on your resistance - just creates a weaker spark.

Non-R plugs are sometimes hard to find.  The bike will run fine with both boots and plugs having resistance, but try to eliminate one or the other (or both if you're not running an electronic ignition).
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Post by: MickyC on Mar 30, 2013, 17:58:50
I have D8EA plugs as D8ES I could  not get and all the mechanics here had no idea what the s stood for. Was told they where ok what do you think ? That's what I pulled out of the bike.
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Post by: andycafe on Mar 30, 2013, 19:41:20
I have D8EA plugs as D8ES I could  not get and all the mechanics here had no idea what the s stood for. Was told they where ok what do you think ? That's what I pulled out of the bike.

I got a new plug for the rs and its listed as the D8EA  ;)
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 05, 2013, 01:04:55
We will see soon if the plugs are spot on.

Ordered the pins online as I tried several shops and not one had anything to use instead.

Also got other things done :
Dropped the bike to the mechanic to start working on it.
Getting the exhaust adapters made as the old copper ones where too soft and bent.
Hide the wiring loom and installed the battery and earth and other wire bits.
Centre stand is on with the foot brake.
Headlight on and had to get some indicator ears from modern motorcycle co as where I wanted to mont them on the headlight didn't sit too well.
All the cables I got where way too long so had to cut and re size them pretty frustrating.
Carby's on and fuel lines and filters cut and ready to go.

Not too long now. I thing in a few weeks she will be a runner.

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Post by: MickyC on Apr 07, 2013, 01:43:09
i have another question for you cb200 guys, if i was looking to upgrade the front brake dose anyone have a suggestion to a new one. preferably a system that bolts straight on. the one on it now is slightly worse for wear and after taking it apart to change the cable she's having difficulty actually working now grrrrr i have been told they kinda suck anyways but was just going to recondition it. what do we think????
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 07, 2013, 01:45:21
Further to that I kinda liked the look of these pegs too so I grabbed them for 25$
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 07, 2013, 04:01:46
Sweet mate, I rode the cb for the first time today (just in my court) i'm sure your looking forward to that first ride  ;D
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 07, 2013, 04:05:35
dude stop it you have no idea how jealous I am. the thing is killing me its that close 14 months i havent been out for a ride hahahahaha i am stinging for it.
 hows your seat going is it  trimmed yet?
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Post by: Nevergrew on Apr 07, 2013, 04:51:21
Rode my cb too... Haha !! Testing new wiring job. So much fun.

You'll get there mate, and it'll be all worth it. Bike looks sweet too man
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 08, 2013, 06:24:49
dude stop it you have no idea how jealous I am. the thing is killing me its that close 14 months i havent been out for a ride hahahahaha i am stinging for it.
  :D :D ;)

Hows your seat going is it  trimmed yet?
I haven't had an opportunity to drop it off yet, thinking I should just put it in the work Van on the off chance I'm going close to them 1 afternoon :)

I have a question about your exhaust wrap, how long was the roll? how wide is the wrap? and did you have much left after you did both headers?  :o :o ;) :D ;D
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 08, 2013, 08:32:59
http://www.oldbikebarn.com/Helix-Racing-Exhaust-Wrap-Black-1-Inch?sc=132&category=1503370

I got the one above mate and had plenty left over but yet to see how she runs. Dime also have a 1inch roll as well but I know the bike barn one gave me a heap of roll left over (about 1/3).

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-exhaust-parts-black-fiberglass-header-exhaust-wrap-66-0804.html

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Post by: andycafe on Apr 08, 2013, 09:08:12
Cheers Man  ;)
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 10, 2013, 09:21:13
i have another question for you cb200 guys, if i was looking to upgrade the front brake dose anyone have a suggestion to a new one. preferably a system that bolts straight on. the one on it now is slightly worse for wear and after taking it apart to change the cable she's having difficulty actually working now grrrrr i have been told they kinda suck anyways but was just going to recondition it. what do we think????

Any thoughts guys?
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Post by: DesmoBro on Apr 10, 2013, 13:16:33
Not sure what will switch over for a front brake...but keep in mind if you get a hydraulic caliper you'll need to mount a lever with a reservoir, (wont look as clean)....But the caliper on there is mechanical so it should'nt be too difficult to get it working properly.....just get it rideable....Your soooo Close
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 10, 2013, 19:56:33
Your probably right mate think ill do that worst case there's a guy up here that works on old Hondas and Ducati's and he's pretty good but very expensive so if I can't get it working I may go see him.
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Post by: teazer on Apr 10, 2013, 20:51:26
I have heard of a regular disk conversion but I think it needs a change in forks too. Check your local wreckers and see what they have for a 125 road bike and see what you can make out of it.
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 10, 2013, 21:16:04
Was thinking of something like that teazer may get her on the road see how she goes then see how we go but thanks for the idea mate.
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 15, 2013, 05:01:03
Crazy day today had to cut every cable to size got to love eBay. Cut the throttle cable, clutch cable & brake cable.

Got the new sprocket on and chain although I had a 35 sprocket and the eBay special was a 31 so unsure how we will go there.

New chain on.

Full of fluids and the carbs are now balanced.

Mucked around with the exhaust.

Got the starter wired up and tail light but the rest of the wires are a nightmare. May have to shout out to locals on here that know how to wire up a cb 200.

And the best part of today got the front and rear brakes on and they are working fine yewwww
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Post by: noodles on Apr 22, 2013, 16:03:37
NICE build... I like those brown gum rubber grips... I'm looking for some for my project as well. How do youl ike the ones you have?
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Post by: MickyC on Apr 23, 2013, 20:25:42
They feel good yet to ride with them though. There posh ones so I'm hoping they hold up wear wise. Ill have to let you know how they feel riding in the next few weeks.
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Post by: andycafe on Apr 24, 2013, 06:29:24
riding in the next few weeks.
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Post by: MickyC on May 15, 2013, 06:02:23
So after a two week battle with the new wiring loom I decided to put the old one back on and look at what happened.(with a little help from Road & Race)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LHpkMOENAo&feature=player_detailpage
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Post by: MickyC on May 15, 2013, 06:07:17
A few more pics with the tank on and filters. Ill have to put up a vid when she is all dialled  in and I fix the pegs.
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Post by: Bert Jan on May 15, 2013, 06:11:43
Wich carbsare those? 18/20/22mm? And what are your jet sizes?
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Post by: MickyC on May 15, 2013, 06:21:35
Stock carbs mate and just new stock jets I'm yet to put the mufflers back on.

 So I went for a quick run but she needs a bit of work. Going through to 4th she lost some power then took a moment and came back up.
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Post by: Texasstar on May 15, 2013, 07:52:38
So after a two week battle with the new wiring loom I decided to put the old one back on and look at what happened.(with a little help from Road & Race)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LHpkMOENAo&feature=player_detailpage
sounding sweet
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Post by: MickyC on May 16, 2013, 05:51:47
Looking forward to hearing her with the mufflers on.

One hole

One hole plugged
 
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Post by: MickyC on May 22, 2013, 01:02:15
Pegs sorted and am now waiting in the motor registry for rego.
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Post by: MickyC on May 22, 2013, 04:18:33
So I got 1k down the road then I lost all power and stalled I revved and revved and felt like I wasn't going anywhere. Then the starter. Just stopped altogether any help ?
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Post by: Nevergrew on May 22, 2013, 06:35:26
Dare I say it, but fuel tap? And starter, no idea apart from checking connections/fuses etc
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Post by: andycafe on May 22, 2013, 17:27:19
It does sound like a fuel blockage / lack of fuel, unfortunately  :( and the starter could be any number of things, starter button/ starter solenoid/ Fuse/ wiring ?  :( Ahh the old first run bugs  ;) you'll get it sorted mate, just keep at it  :D
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Post by: MickyC on May 23, 2013, 04:50:17
so after going over it with phil at rode and race up here. found out that one of the spark cap heads was gone, petcock was full of crap so I need to re flush the tank, the rectifier may be gone as the battery dies every time the lights go on and other then that we should be sweet to ride . ahhh the blessings of old bikes. 
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Post by: andycafe on May 23, 2013, 05:01:40
Nice  ;)
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Post by: Bert Jan on May 23, 2013, 05:31:09
You can easliy and cheap fix the electrical problem with a Kohler rectifier. Google on 'Kohler recifier honda' and you'll find enough threads about guys working with it. Does a great job!

Cb200 has single coil, so when one plug fails, automaticly the other one does as well. Sure it's the cap? cb200 can NOT fire on one leg, when both plugs are checked OK and wires are on. (that is when carbs are ok ofcourse..)
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Post by: MickyC on May 23, 2013, 07:13:47
Ok cool do you know / sugest where to get one for the cb200 ?
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Post by: MickyC on May 24, 2013, 23:16:01
So we fixed the rectifier problem by unplugging a yellow lead unsure what it was for and ill post up a pic for some guidance soon.

But here she is on her 2nd maiden voyage.

Need new clutch as she slipped a few times and found a few gears that I never new existed.

And a bigger rear sprocket. The smaller teethed eBay one means I'm changing gears evert second not kewl anyone recommend a good sprocket ??? I think ill change both when I do the clutch.

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Post by: MickyC on May 26, 2013, 02:55:50
Back home at last. Still have to mount the badges. Do the clutch and sprocket and ride the shit out of her.
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Post by: Nevergrew on May 26, 2013, 04:22:00
I'll keep an eye out for ya dude.
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Post by: MickyC on May 27, 2013, 07:30:46
We will have to do a run down the old road when she is dialled in.

Anyone recommend a good site to get a new clutch friction plates normal plates and springs etc.

Been looking but it's getting confusing as prices vary heaps. 
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Post by: andycafe on May 27, 2013, 07:38:08
Awesome man ! are those pink corduroys  :o
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Post by: MickyC on May 27, 2013, 07:42:20
Awesome man ! are those pink corduroys  :o
Hahahaha no maroon chino's hahaha
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Post by: MickyC on Jun 15, 2013, 00:26:32
So I took a few pics today after a little ride :)

its been 150k's now I'm finally ironing out all the little hiccups.

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Post by: MickyC on Jun 15, 2013, 00:28:47
And one happy Chappy
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Post by: Nevergrew on Jun 15, 2013, 01:58:18
Nice work man. Hey did you have to blue slip this bike, and if so, who did you use?
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Post by: MickyC on Jun 15, 2013, 03:24:32
Yeh was cheap I think about $30 from lakes edge motors at tumbi. I think that was the place it was a mechanic next door to road and race. There pretty good as long as the lights work they will blue slip anything. They didn't even turn it over and run it.
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Post by: Nevergrew on Jun 15, 2013, 05:52:00
Oh sweet, I'll keep them in mind if my plan A fails.
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Post by: theconjuring on Jun 20, 2013, 16:11:55
just got black clubmans too but now Im thinking it's going to look funky with the silver controls.  did you buy your controls black or you painted all the hardware black?
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Post by: MickyC on Jun 21, 2013, 08:04:30
I painted the levers but the switches are stock from a cm250(right) and ebay cb200 (left). the ones here are from dime and they had less pitch then others I have seen great for the cost and the angle i was after. 
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Post by: MickyC on Sep 24, 2013, 10:05:09
So a slight update. The bike is with Anton at moto fix. We are looking to seal the exhaust fully as we vent a little and increase the jets as the little girl isn't likening all this breathing easy.
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Post by: MickyC on Sep 24, 2013, 10:06:50
Oh and I almost forgot I seam to have acquired a new project I'll put up a pic as soon as I get this dam iphone taptalk app working.

 
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Post by: stroker crazy on Oct 18, 2013, 19:21:29
How's Lola?

If you want a hand with the timing etc. let me know; any excuse to do a run up the Old Road.

Crazy
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Post by: MickyC on Oct 19, 2013, 01:55:54
I will mate definitely as I'm thinking it will cause me grief,

I just got the new friction plates and springs delivered on Friday so ill be putting them in soon that, just awaiting the outcome of the trex and that will determine the time frame i can get stuck into replacing the clutch and fixing the timing.

trust me crazy I will be shouting out for help sooner rather then later

will have to get some of the boys(DTT/SCR) around for a BBQ/Yamaha muck around soon
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Post by: stroker crazy on Oct 19, 2013, 01:58:45
I will be shouting out for help sooner rather then later

Anytime.

Crazy
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Post by: MickyC on Oct 19, 2013, 01:58:45
Here is a little pic of her before we went for the ride up the old road. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/19/ja2udu2u.jpg)
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Post by: work9to5 on Jan 28, 2014, 19:45:12
anyone have any idea where to source these tank pads you see on these cb200's?
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Post by: MickyC on Jan 31, 2014, 23:14:47
I found some on eBay mate but there not to great that's why there not on this girl.
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Post by: MickyC on Feb 06, 2014, 00:16:06
So finally got some oil today to I can do the clutch. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/06/a8y2ege6.jpg)
Soaking overnight (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/06/yjydabyj.jpg)
I'm hoping that's right I was going to throw them on dry but was told not too any other suggestions. This will be my first clutch.

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Post by: teazer on Feb 06, 2014, 00:21:32
A real Respsol Honda....
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Feb 06, 2014, 22:43:45
So she pulled apart and went back together without a drama and she has never run so smoothly. I'm do happy with the new clutch. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/07/ury5ezut.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/07/tuduhy4u.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/07/evugehu8.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/07/7aqydagy.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/07/y3ypy3y6.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/07/amemujuq.jpg)
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Feb 06, 2014, 22:45:17
Cleaned out the oil filter and the usual amount of fine particles came off. Nothing to bad. Although I did find this bit of black plastic (in pic above) unsure where that came from? Hmmm
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: andycafe on Feb 07, 2014, 00:35:48
Cleaned out the oil filter and the usual amount of fine particles came off. Nothing to bad. Although I did find this bit of black plastic (in pic above) unsure where that came from? Hmmm

Cam chain tensioner ?  :o Think that's the only piece of plastic inside the engine.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Feb 07, 2014, 01:23:25
I hope not as I replaced that when I rebuilt the top end. But it wouldn't surprise me if it was sitting in the sump from the old one. Think you may be right Andy fingers crossed its off the old I ripped out.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: andycafe on Feb 07, 2014, 05:38:20
 :o
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Maritime on Feb 07, 2014, 09:37:25
Glad the new clutch is workign for you, and going to give you good juju that the plastic was stuck in there from the "Old" tensioner too.  Nice work, nothing worse then mistery bits in the oil though.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Mar 10, 2014, 07:48:32
New front and rear sprocket on their way.
Trialing a 16t/35t set up thanks to the website texasstar
Here it is if anyone's keen it's epic.


http://www.gearingcommander.com
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Mar 11, 2014, 02:09:46
playing around with the new GoPro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4svfWT9pgI4#t=7

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4svfWT9pgI4&feature=player_detailpage#
Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Mar 20, 2014, 07:44:37
Look what came in the mail today.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/rujameqa.jpg)
One more to go.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: stroker crazy on Mar 20, 2014, 08:20:13
I'm running 17/35 on the 'Ace' now; it's certainly helped the top speed, without doing too much harm to acceleration.

Crazy
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: 1sttimer on Mar 20, 2014, 11:29:16
Here's a good one too:

Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Texasstar on Mar 28, 2014, 21:39:23
playing around with the new GoPro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4svfWT9pgI4#t=7

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4svfWT9pgI4&feature=player_detailpage#
love the gopro
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Mar 31, 2014, 08:07:15
Thanks guys.

Still waiting for the front sprocket to turn up then we will find out how she goes.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on May 18, 2014, 06:49:07
So we had a indicator relay issue. It made a aweful noise every time I put the indicator on then the lights just turned on permanently and did not flash. So I after people telling me it was a grounding issue I spent half a day checking that before getting the shits and buying a new relay online. New one had two wires not three which was bizarre as I had no idea what the green wire was fore. After plugging in the ground and grey one I connected the green with the green left behind and wola we have a working indicator.

My question to all is what's the green wire for and have I done it right? 
Old:
 (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/18/usy8u6e2.jpg)
New
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/18/umu3y2yg.jpg)

Wire?
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/18/hahu2uta.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/18/ega4uny5.jpg)

Woohooo:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/18/3eva6eme.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Nevergrew on May 18, 2014, 07:44:35
Went through the same thing mate, and solved it the same way haha dunno, don't care, they work. Mine was the reverse, had two wire new one had three
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: stroker crazy on May 18, 2014, 10:16:02
have I done it right?

Dunno about the wire, but I am impressed with your safety footwear!

Crazy
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Sideswipe on May 19, 2014, 06:14:07
I think this is the right wiring diagram? (no promises)
Even if it isn't wiring colouring is very much standard from Honda to Honda.  Green/yellow should be going to your brake light and your front and rear brake switches  You can see that 'double green' plug thing above the brake light, it's your ground wires.
(http://i37.tinypic.com/sne25v.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: teazer on May 19, 2014, 12:52:12
Dunno about the wire, but I am impressed with your safety footwear!

Crazy

I have a set of those that I use all the time.  I do try to remember to use something better when I weld though.............
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on May 21, 2014, 09:17:16
Bit of a update after 3months the front sprocket finally turned up. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/21/ese7ysan.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 07, 2014, 02:07:49
Front sprocket now on and she is running a lot smoother. Still have the 28t sprocket on the rear have the 32 sitting on the shelf think ill run the 16/28 for a little while.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Nevergrew on Jun 07, 2014, 07:01:35
What are ya chasing mate, taller gears?
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 07, 2014, 21:03:36
What are ya chasing mate, taller gears?

Better top end speed I want to at least hit 120k's.

She is running a lot smother through the gears with the bigger front sprocket.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 18, 2014, 05:02:25
So I guess the clutch is heavy (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/18/venadene.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Nevergrew on Jun 22, 2014, 04:14:21
Or you grip is vice like :)
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 25, 2014, 04:05:38
Hahahaha gold. New replacement on order and now I can get rid of that ugly second switch block.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261492146166
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Nevergrew on Jun 26, 2014, 06:53:24
Far out $$
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jul 10, 2014, 08:36:31
Back in business. Although I just blew the new flasher mech. Hmmmm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/10/ape5etat.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/10/asu8e3ud.jpg)
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Dec 30, 2017, 08:06:01
So after some time cough cough 4years of being off the road due to engine issues, piston slap week spark and never ending carb problems. I finally pulled my finger out. Bought a lift. Re bored the cylinders and machined the head. Ordered a set of vm20ís New valves springs and hopes and dreams. I will get this old girl back on the road.
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Title: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Dec 30, 2017, 08:06:41
Also some new upgrades are in the works. Looking at a rs125 front end and cl high pipes.


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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Mar 21, 2018, 04:10:04
So I figured the rs125 front end would cost a mint more to put it on bearings stops controls etc. So I ended up finding a cb500 front calliper that Iím going to use on a custom mount. Here is what I got and here is where she is at. Got the head machined so not too long now and the engine will be back together. 
Lots of parts coming.



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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Mar 21, 2018, 04:12:10
Side note I bought the rs front end but sheís now being used on a gt125 suzuki a mate of mine has.


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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Mar 21, 2018, 04:14:18
Brembo master has also arrived. I know a few people like to upgrade the 200 front brake so I hope this turns out ok.
 


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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Habanero52 on Mar 21, 2018, 21:42:23
Would you mind sharing the part number of the Brembo master you ordered?
Thanks.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Mar 22, 2018, 05:11:07
Would you mind sharing the part number of the Brembo master you ordered?
Thanks.
  No dramas
https://japan.webike.net/products/20299862.html


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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Habanero52 on Mar 22, 2018, 15:12:33
Thanks MickyC.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Apr 13, 2018, 07:43:42
So front calliper may be a tad big. Any suggestions on a smaller one that may suit.


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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: teazer on Apr 13, 2018, 13:38:35
How about a smaller twin piston Brembo such as the ones used on the rear of many Ducati twins?  There are some truly tiny rear calipers around, but a regular sized Brembo rear would probably fit.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Apr 13, 2018, 18:17:14
Like this one teazer? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F162966437510

I may also have to get a mount like this made up as one that fits on the front left fork is becoming hard to find.


I also found a pic of this brembo caliper any idea what itís off?



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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: teazer on Apr 13, 2018, 19:18:55
I have one like the ebay link and it's probably too small, but with the right M/C it might work.

That center pic looks like the caliper than is still sold by Grimeca and looks like a Lockheed CP2696 unit.  The bottom one looks more like what I was thinking of.  Brembo and Grimeca made simple twin piston front calipers too that were fitted to a number of Italian bikes. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ducati-Brembo-P2-38mm-F08-Black-Left-Front-Brake-Caliper-Marzocchi-Forks-Vintage/352319191993?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44040%26meid%3Db260701fa8bf4498bbb1103864c5ccc0%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D7%26sd%3D252808462926%26itm%3D352319191993&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

https://www.ebay.com/itm/07-13-DUCATI-848-1098-1198-EVO-Brembo-Rear-Brake-Braking-Caliper-Master-Cylinder/292376980637?hash=item441306ac9d:g:6egAAOSwAC1aOXRM

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DUCATI-brembo-OEM-REAR-BRAKE-CALIPER-ST2-ST3-ST4-ST4S-some-monsters/302699993911?hash=item467a535b37:g:sv4AAOSwLnZazCtW


Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Apr 14, 2018, 09:57:43
I have one like the ebay link and it's probably too small, but with the right M/C it might work.

That center pic looks like the caliper than is still sold by Grimeca and looks like a Lockheed CP2696 unit.  The bottom one looks more like what I was thinking of.  Brembo and Grimeca made simple twin piston front calipers too that were fitted to a number of Italian bikes. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ducati-Brembo-P2-38mm-F08-Black-Left-Front-Brake-Caliper-Marzocchi-Forks-Vintage/352319191993?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44040%26meid%3Db260701fa8bf4498bbb1103864c5ccc0%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D7%26sd%3D252808462926%26itm%3D352319191993&_trksid=p2047675.


Thank you mate I just purchased the F08 one think she will work a treat. That means I wonít have to muck around to much with mounting her too. Cheers.


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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Apr 21, 2018, 10:21:44
Due to a timing chain issue. Aka I bought the wrong one, it was solid and not broken link. I had to fully rebuild my engine today with the patients and guidance of a good friend.

Here is how we went.

I was going to repaint it then I thought stuff it letís just ride it.


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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Apr 28, 2018, 04:26:19
Quick mock up

Pipes cut and wrapped

Muffler was too rusty to use

Some light exhaust flanges

Clutch lever on now to put her back together.



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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MiniatureNinja on Apr 28, 2018, 13:34:44
those are speedy seigle racing flanges right? they are super nice!

bike looks great!
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Apr 29, 2018, 07:58:45
Carbs back on

Points new and fresh

And we have a runner again after 4 years



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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on May 14, 2018, 07:54:17
So I found a caliper that works for the front hydraulic conversion. Yamaha r150  I think Honda use a similar one on the cb125. Just need to make up a bracket.


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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 02, 2018, 04:24:41
Reservoir on and exhaust hanger done.



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Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: Pete12 on Jun 03, 2018, 06:24:20
Did you get your front brake bracket made? If not, I can probably help you there.
Title: Re: cb200 back to the cafe "lola"
Post by: MickyC on Jun 05, 2018, 06:26:53
Did you get your front brake bracket made? If not, I can probably help you there.
Soon Pete have had zero time to go to the work shop need to but I canít wait to get her on the road.


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