75 CB200T build

MrMister

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The painters said that the clear needs to be applied an hour after the base coat, so went with 2K Max.
 

MrMister

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Did a light sand before re doing the base white. Turned out alright for a rattle can job.
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MrMister

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Slim Hagon shocks from DCC. Everything is smaller on the 200. And everyone is out of 9/16 bushings, so making some reduction sleeves.

Also the stock suspension’s clevis is M8 instead of M10, so put in a thread tap and reduction bushings on there too.
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MrMister

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Painted, polished and spiffed up. Polishing is honestly my least favorite part of a build. There’s just so much sanding by hand involved. But the end result is definitely worth it.
320 grit. Once you think you’re done... you’re only about 1/3 of the way. Then repeat with 600 grit. Then 1000. Then the fun part, polish with brown Tripoli a couple times over.

Paint is high temp primer, high temp paint and high temp clear. Used vht on the last bike. Trying out rustolium in this one.


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MiniatureNinja

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make sure you service that damper and fill it - I didn't do mine at first, rode the bike quite a while... after about a year I decided to go through it... the difference was extreme
 

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make sure you service that damper and fill it - I didn't do mine at first, rode the bike quite a while... after about a year I decided to go through it... the difference was extreme
Thanks. Yeah it had some bubbles when it arrived so I had to. It’s a small bike so went with 5 fork oil which is apparently stock for gsxr600s.


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The CB200 was way more popular in England. One of the reasons I went with Hagons. Thought I’d keep it in that tradition with a Lucas style brake light.


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While adjusting the tappets, I noticed a small amount of light leaking through the left valve’s exhaust port. So... pulled it apart and cleaned it up. I do have valve grinding/lapping compound, but my spring compressor isn’t deep enough for me to put the little stem locks back in again (had to improvise with a 14mm socket as an extender to reach that deep), so I might just take it to moto classic garage and have peace of mind as well.

The culprit seems to be something must have gotten into the cylinder and banged around in there at some point.

Not bad at all though. Very salvageable.


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MrMister

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The bike shop is crazy busy, and would have had to wait a week or possibly two. So bought some amazon special tools and away we go.
Lapping is pretty straight forward. Remember to lube the valve stems when you put them back in.
Also remember to mark your valves and springs. (Notice my ziplock)
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Since the Hagons are about an inch longer than stock, had some exhaust clearance issues. Promptly addressed with some bushings.
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Finally got the seat finished. Also got a qsps fuel cap gauge. It’s not 100% but gets the job done.

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