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Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By CA_Strom
Had this issue with Wife #1 several years ago...

Had this issue with Wife #1 several years ago when doing granite counters. Wife wanted SS, Granite Guy said "Don't, it'll scratch and look like sheeite in a year". We went with a top of the line...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,161
Posted By CA_Strom
Thanks! The intake is an ebay find off a later...

Thanks! The intake is an ebay find off a later model K0 ct90. The carb is a 19mm KeiHin that was recommended by DrATV.com for $79. I have two OEM ct200 carbs with horizontal slides that I could...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,161
Posted By CA_Strom
Just finished up a top end rebuild, motor...

Just finished up a top end rebuild, motor paint/polish, and updated carb/intake on my 1965 ct200 today. She started right up and ran great. Now just time to enjoy her.

Here's some final pics...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 288,531
Posted By CA_Strom
Finally found time today to get my ct200 rebuild...

Finally found time today to get my ct200 rebuild all buttoned up. After getting the valves and timing spot on, she fired right up on the first kick. Very happy that she runs since this was my first...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Finally found time today to get my ct200 rebuild...

Finally found time today to get my ct200 rebuild all buttoned up. After getting the valves and timing spot on, she fired right up on the first kick. Very happy that she runs since this was my first...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
I use simple green, toothbrushes, and lots of...

I use simple green, toothbrushes, and lots of rags. Then a buffing wheel on a drill with rubbing compound followed by paste wax to bring some shine back to the paint while still keeping that vintage...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Finally got my rebuilt ct200 motor back in the...

Finally got my rebuilt ct200 motor back in the frame. I had to do a bit of fabrication to make the later model carb and intake fit. I still need to sort out throttle cable issue that's keeping the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By CA_Strom
Damn, wish I'd thought of that! I just put my...

Damn, wish I'd thought of that! I just put my freshly rebuilt CT200 motor back in yesterday solo, and it was a chore! I wound up using a low profile car jack to raise the motor, insert a drift pin,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By CA_Strom
Very nice work and I love the blue color! I'm...

Very nice work and I love the blue color! I'm just wrapping up an engine rebuild for my 1965 ct200, and have a quick question... Who is your "go to" vendor for vintage honda parts? I wound up using...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By CA_Strom
Darn, I figured finding just the glass was a long...

Darn, I figured finding just the glass was a long shot. Another option, I'd keep your eyes open on ebay for an old trashed speedo that is going cheap. That way you can just lift the glass you need.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Red, Yes, it's very easy to get the CT...

Red,

Yes, it's very easy to get the CT motor apart. It took about 30 minutes to pull the motor, and probably another hour to get both side covers off and the head/jug apart down to the piston.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Red, I'm not sure where you got the new...

Red,

I'm not sure where you got the new engine from Europe idea??

No, the motor I rebuilt in the pics is the original cast iron head pushrod CT200 engine that Mr. Honda and crew put in this...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Just about ready to put the motor back into my...

Just about ready to put the motor back into my CT200. The rebuild came together very nicely, I just hope it runs as good as it looks. Here's what was done:

Rebore piston .25 over
New valves,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By CA_Strom
So far, I've had the best luck finding obscure...

So far, I've had the best luck finding obscure parts at:

http://www.cmsnl.com/ (http://www.cmsnl.com/)

They're in the Netherlands, and they have stuff for my 1965 ct200 that nobody else has. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By CA_Strom
Here's a decent luggage rack on fleabay for only...

Here's a decent luggage rack on fleabay for only $14.50 "buy it now":
...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 288,531
Posted By CA_Strom
That's sounds about right. I was getting around...

That's sounds about right. I was getting around 110psi before this rebuild. Just got piston jug and head back from machinist, so can't give you reading on rebuilt motor yet, but I'm expecting...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 288,531
Posted By CA_Strom
Wow, someone else doing exactly what I'm dealing...

Wow, someone else doing exactly what I'm dealing with on my '65 CT200. Just finishing a full motor rebuild and going with a later K0 manifold and 19mm brand new KeiHin CT90 clone Carb I bought at...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,367
Posted By CA_Strom
I buy the Big Box o' Heavy Paper rags from Sam's...

I buy the Big Box o' Heavy Paper rags from Sam's Club. It hangs nicely on upside down on a wire shelf above my bench. Then I can quickly reach up and tear one off the dispenser to mop up the oily...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By CA_Strom
Nice work! Enjoy it. I'm looking for a '69 ct to...

Nice work! Enjoy it. I'm looking for a '69 ct to go along with my '65 ct that's just about done being restored.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Today I pulled the motor from my 65 ct200....

Today I pulled the motor from my 65 ct200. Amazing how easy it came out considering it really has not been touched in 50 years. The nice UPS lady delivered a box of goodies from CMSNL in the...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 288,531
Posted By CA_Strom
Today I pulled the motor from my 65 ct200....

Today I pulled the motor from my 65 ct200. Amazing how easy it came out considering it really has not been touched in 50 years. The nice UPS lady delivered a box of goodies from CMSNL in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,197
Posted By CA_Strom
Buy an old bike! My 1965 Honda ct200 runs me...

Buy an old bike! My 1965 Honda ct200 runs me under $50 a year for full coverage, $3,500 agreed value, $0 deductible and 300k of liability with Haggerty classic car insurance. I only paid $750 for...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Red, Are your valves in spec? My ct200...

Red,

Are your valves in spec? My ct200 would start on first kick, run great, but refuse to restart once warm. Last weekend it stranded me 5 miles from home!

I checked the valves, they were a...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,218
Posted By CA_Strom
Thanks for the tip, just ordered one on Amazon...

Thanks for the tip, just ordered one on Amazon Prime for 12 bucks....
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HLBL24O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 288,531
Posted By CA_Strom
A while back I scored a spare ct200 motor/carb...

A while back I scored a spare ct200 motor/carb from ebay. My '65 ct200 runs pretty good already, but It figured a spare motor would be nice, even just to rob obsolete spare parts from for these...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Engine stand

A while back I scored a spare ct200 motor/carb from ebay. My '65 ct200 runs pretty good already, but It figured a spare motor would be nice, even just to rob obsolete spare parts from for these...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Check and lube the spark advancer too! I chased...

Check and lube the spark advancer too! I chased issues for 6 mos on my '65 ct200, but once I R/R'd the spark advancer, it ran great.

Here's more than you'll ever want to know about the lowly...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,306
Posted By CA_Strom
Sweet! Frame looks very well made! Count me in!

Sweet! Frame looks very well made! Count me in!
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,218
Posted By CA_Strom
Ding ding! We have a wiener! Ya, good catch....

Ding ding! We have a wiener! Ya, good catch. Let me rephrase it: I used simple green concentrate and water!
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By CA_Strom
I was at Costco the other night and they had some...

I was at Costco the other night and they had some really nice LED shop lights cheap. Site is down right now or I'd link them.

They were 4' twin tube type shop lights for under $40 each and...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,218
Posted By CA_Strom
Good point! I just got one with my purchases...

Good point! I just got one with my purchases this week. Will check it out.

Next item to review is the Cylinder leak down tester I bought. Going to use it to diagnose a couple of 1965 CT200...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,218
Posted By CA_Strom
Very true.. Even just with simple green, my...

Very true.. Even just with simple green, my entire 3 car garage now smells clean and minty fresh!
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By CA_Strom
REI has it in many forms, by the foot.

REI has it in many forms, by the foot.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,218
Posted By CA_Strom
Picked up this 2.5l heated ultra sonic cleaner...

Picked up this 2.5l heated ultra sonic cleaner the other day. Normally $119, but I got it for $67 after sale and 20% coupon. Definite pass, I'm very happy with it.

First test was a crusty 1965...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,176
Posted By CA_Strom
+1, I have a 2400 psi Karcher that I got from...

+1, I have a 2400 psi Karcher that I got from Costco over 5 years ago. Had an issue once with the pump, took it back and got a full refund, no questions asked (thanks Costco). With a Honda motor,...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,215
Posted By CA_Strom
I've been very happy with this "Ultra Heavy Duty"...

I've been very happy with this "Ultra Heavy Duty" workbench from Sam's Club for $199. It's very sturdy with heavy steel legs and a nice thick maple top. The top was easy to mount my large vice to,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Yes, no freeways for my ct200. As said above...

Yes, no freeways for my ct200. As said above ,it's under 90cc.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By CA_Strom
So true. Keep your CT on a 6v Battery Tender Jr....

So true. Keep your CT on a 6v Battery Tender Jr. When not riding and you'll save a few headaches.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
Thanks.. Yes, I do have a tool fetish. The air...

Thanks.. Yes, I do have a tool fetish. The air box on the frame works good, and has some nice intake noise to it when riding....

Yes, the two side covers were always plain white for those years,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,160
Posted By CA_Strom
There's still lots of 64-65 ct200's around but...

There's still lots of 64-65 ct200's around but most are pretty well beaten up or heavily bastardized. I found mine for a fair price, with a title, and all stock. I did a bit of clean up, new seat,...
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