Crusty but trusty CL200 Build

interceptor

Coast to Coast
I've been out of the scene for a couple of years, and decided one day that I really need to build another bike. I really thought that I was going to take my time, build something perfect, and dump a ton of money into it. But then I started looking at the incomplete CL200 I purchased (thanks Erik), and the patina is actually really cool. So I started cleaning up some parts, taking a good look at the condition, and made the decision that I am going to build this bike as a 'Crusty but Trusty' looking barn find. I'll replace things that need replacing, upgrade some things, put a little Scrambler influence into it, and see what I come up with.
With the purchase of the bike, I received boxes of parts. I am missing quite a bit to complete the bike at this time, but I will do what I can with what I have. Luckily, it came with a running engine! So far, I've found a decent looking set of CL pipes off of Ebay, minus muffler and a few miscellaneous items from a guy locally. I don't remember how to post pics (it's been awhile) or if there is an easier way than what I do remember, but when I figure it out, I will do so. So far, it's been fairly easy going, and satisfying cleaning the parts and just bolting them to the frame. If anyone reading this thread has any CB/CL175-200 parts laying around that you don't need, pm me and maybe I can use them. Thanks for looking!
 

interceptor

Coast to Coast
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interceptor

Coast to Coast
Having some fun tonight! New starter installed, tune up, new muffler, new petcock and new battery. This thing is a beast. With like 600 forward gear choices and four-wheel-drive, I literally think this thing can crawl up the side of a building.
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interceptor

Coast to Coast
The shop is done!
Need to let the floors clear coat fully cure over the weekend, and then I get to move everything back in on Monday. Because of the work on the shop, I haven’t had much time to dedicate to the bike this week, but I did have time to clean a few things and bolt them in place. Everything so far looks good, is solid and functions properly.

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Maritime

Over 10,000 Posts
I used to love my ole Zuk 250 4x4 I put 45K Km's on it the 2 years I had it in high school. sold it for a computer in University and regretted it ever since. Nice start on the CL!
 

interceptor

Coast to Coast
I’ve been collecting parts and in general, just having fun building this bike. Lots of changes made along the way, but I really like the way it’s turning out.
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interceptor

Coast to Coast
It’s been some time, but I finally finished my project, I’ve decided to just tool around on some property I have, so no road use. It was a lot of fun to build, and I made it super simple.
 

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teazer

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CB 125/160/175/200 are great little bikes. They make great street bikes, cafe racers and also AHRMA race bikes. We don't need a gazillion HP to have fun.

Keep having fun.
 

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