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Author Topic: Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl  (Read 7196 times)

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2017, 00:01:56 »
Got Michael removing the speedo, we also removed the upper triple clamp so I can take it to work and mill it flat.
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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #31 on: Jul 04, 2019, 15:35:44 »

Got an eBay tank but the mounts weren't in the right place so I made some new mounts from sheet steel  and a co-worker welded the in f us.

And also took the wheels & tires in for mounting 👍
« Last Edit: Jul 04, 2019, 16:04:29 by KoŽstum »
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #32 on: Jul 08, 2019, 22:05:16 »
Tank is fitted nearly perfect now and test footing the seat pan template. Also... the new knobbies are installed. Unfortunately I've temporarily misplaced the upper triple clamp but it will turn up... I just had it in hand last week.
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #33 on: Jul 12, 2019, 17:23:13 »

Made this little seat hoop at lunch on the Model 3 and shop press, came out great!

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

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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

Offline trek97

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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #34 on: Jul 12, 2019, 18:20:12 »
Very nice.

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #35 on: Jul 12, 2019, 22:02:30 »
Very nice.

Thanks, looks like it needs a little tweaking... not much clearance unless we can adjust the shocks a little higher.
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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

Offline MiniatureNinja

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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #36 on: Jul 12, 2019, 22:57:21 »
you've got the same clearance I do - no rubbing yet.
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Offline KoŽstum

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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #37 on: Jul 14, 2019, 19:33:10 »
you've got the same clearance I do - no rubbing yet.
Thanks Ninja  I frgot to mention it's on a stand so its at full droop, no weight in the rear the pic. And these shocks aren't adjustable... so maybe just some new shocks a little longer will do.

On another note, my son removed the airbox & battery box in preparation to relocate electrics so we have it a bath... much of the rusty looking stuff is just red dirt so it's looking a bit more shiny now.


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

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



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

Offline teazer

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Re: Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #38 on: Jul 14, 2019, 19:57:28 »
It's your bike and your vision, but clipons and knobby tires don't usually work well together. Clipons and rearsets usually are found on road racers where it's important to tuck in comfortably out of the wind.  Stock pegs and clipons are not a comfortable combination on the street and make it harder to control the bike, which is why they go together.

Nobbies are designed to work best off road and don't have as much grip as smoother street tires. Might I suggest higher (motocross) type bars to go with the stock footpegs and those tires for more of a street scrambler/post apocalypse/urban assault look.

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: 1978 Honda Twinstar CM185t: The Black Pearl
« Reply #39 on: Jul 14, 2019, 20:05:11 »
Yup, thanks teazer. 👍

Aware of all of the above and more. It's all for fun, it won't be a race bike and it's a work in progress.
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



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