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Author Topic: The Twinstar Project  (Read 14285 times)

Offline CALfeRacer

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The Twinstar Project
« on: Oct 08, 2015, 17:02:56 »
I've had a bunch of CM250 parts that I've been holding on to for about a year and a half now that have been taking up space. I had it set in my mind that I just needed a frame to put everything on, and was reluctant to get rid of anything. Well, I wanted to make room for a new project, so I needed to clear out all of my CM parts. I was pretty bummed, but ended up running across an ad for a 200 with a locked motor. PERFECT! So I drove a few hours north, met a really cool guy, and picked it up for a few $20s. I'm hoping to get this old girl running soon, since I'm not planning anything too crazy.
Here she is as I picked her up:
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." -Jeremy Clarkson
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Offline CALfeRacer

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #1 on: Oct 08, 2015, 17:11:38 »
I'm not sure exactly which direction I want to go yet, but I'm thinking something a bit scrambler-esque. It would mainly be for tooling around town, and also hitting some dirt roads and tooling around in my back yard. I'm thinking about swapping on a cb175 tank, but might keep the stocker. Will be shaving the seat down if not replacing. I'm thinking about putting on a set of Shinko 241s:

Otherwise I'll use a set of Michelin Gazelles. I laced up an 18" rear rim (1.85) and will swap on an 18" front from the 250. Will either run gazelles in 3.00 or 241s in 3.50.
I'm in the middle of tear-down right now, getting ready to swap in the 250 motor and harness.
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." -Jeremy Clarkson
Afflicted by BAS: Bike Acquisition Syndrome. There's always room for one more!

Offline CALfeRacer

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #2 on: Oct 08, 2015, 20:44:49 »
Motor out

That was easy

Found this in the headlight
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." -Jeremy Clarkson
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Offline Ply318ci

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #3 on: Oct 08, 2015, 22:19:31 »
I'm in. Where in Cali are you located?


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Offline DohcBikes

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #4 on: Oct 08, 2015, 22:31:37 »
You sure that downtubes gonna be strong enough? ::) ::) ::)

Sorry. Had to be done.

CM 200's are one of my favorites. I'm in.
burning bridges sometimes light the most productive paths

Offline CALfeRacer

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #5 on: Oct 09, 2015, 01:27:11 »
I'm located in San Luis Obispo. Going to school down here.
I haven't ridden a CM before but I had a Nighthawk 250 and I loved that thing. That bike is actually the reason I have all of these CM250 parts
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." -Jeremy Clarkson
Afflicted by BAS: Bike Acquisition Syndrome. There's always room for one more!

Offline Ply318ci

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #6 on: Oct 09, 2015, 09:21:36 »

I'm located in San Luis Obispo. Going to school down here.

Cool I love in Monterey area (Pacific Grove to be accurate) we will have to meet up some time.


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Offline CALfeRacer

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #7 on: Oct 09, 2015, 13:01:50 »

Cool I love in Monterey area (Pacific Grove to be accurate) we will have to meet up some time.


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For sure man! I'd like to meet some people from DTT. I know there are a couple others in and around SLO.
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." -Jeremy Clarkson
Afflicted by BAS: Bike Acquisition Syndrome. There's always room for one more!

Offline Ply318ci

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #8 on: Oct 09, 2015, 16:14:08 »

For sure man! I'd like to meet some people from DTT. I know there are a couple others in and around SLO.

Awesome. I would love to meet some people also. Most of my riding is solo.


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Offline CALfeRacer

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Re: The Twinstar Project
« Reply #9 on: Oct 09, 2015, 16:18:57 »

Awesome. I would love to meet some people also. Most of my riding is solo.


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Same here
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." -Jeremy Clarkson
Afflicted by BAS: Bike Acquisition Syndrome. There's always room for one more!