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Forum: The Garage 06-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By CA_Strom
And after all this work, he realized the hinge...

And after all this work, he realized the hinge pins to the door were on the outside!......:D
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,510
Posted By CA_Strom
Interesting. Roundup is still in full supply in...

Interesting. Roundup is still in full supply in CA, heck even Costco sells the good concentrated version. I've tried several others and keep going back to Roundup.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 261,317
Posted By CA_Strom
Oscillating Tool

Major pass on this variable speed oscillating multi tool:

http://t.harborfreight.com/power-tools/oscillating-tools/variable-speed-oscillating-multifunction-power-tool-61219.html

I paid about 26...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,167
Posted By CA_Strom
I've got a 6 year old vinyl spa cover that bakes...

I've got a 6 year old vinyl spa cover that bakes in the CA heat for 9 months of the year. I hit it with 303 once, maybe twice a year, and it looks as good as new.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,167
Posted By CA_Strom
I just tossed a huge unused bottle of Armor all...

I just tossed a huge unused bottle of Armor all in the round file. 303 Protectant works so much better!
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 507,365
Posted By CA_Strom
15 two! Loves me some cribbage! Nice board....

15 two! Loves me some cribbage! Nice board. I've been meaning to make one, and yours is damn nice. Well done.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By CA_Strom
Yes, I used to be a heavy consumer of those USPS...

Yes, I used to be a heavy consumer of those USPS mover packs just to get the Lowe's 10% coupon! They no longer put coupons in the packs...

The only suggestion I can offer is to open up a Lowe's...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-21-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,906
Posted By CA_Strom
Just returned from a two week beer fest vacation...

Just returned from a two week beer fest vacation in the EU. During our stay in Bruge Belgium over Easter weekend, I witnessed a huge pack of tricked out Groms descend on the Markt Square in Bruge. ...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By CA_Strom
Since my CT's are both old, they're insured as...

Since my CT's are both old, they're insured as "classic vehicles" through Haggerty Classic Car Insurance. My 1965 CT200 has their minimum "agreed value" of $3,500, and the 1974 CT90 has an agreed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By CA_Strom
I need to get out there. I've always wanted to...

I need to get out there. I've always wanted to see the place. The guy who owns the whole town also makes some damn good chicken, rice, beans, tater salad, tortillas and salsa :evil. Any of you who...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By CA_Strom
I splurged and got the 2 speed $14.99 HF gun....

I splurged and got the 2 speed $14.99 HF gun. I've used it a ton with no issues.

http://t.harborfreight.com/1500-watt-dual-temperature-heat-gun-572-1112-96289.html
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,175
Posted By CA_Strom
Yes, DrATV has a few things, and EBay is your...

Yes, DrATV has a few things, and EBay is your friend. A few hard to find items like new pushrods and other engine bits came from Consolidated Motor Spares in the Netherlands. They have tons of parts,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,175
Posted By CA_Strom
Yes, gotta love the CT200's! Here's my all...

Yes, gotta love the CT200's! Here's my all original 1965 ct200. Found her in Whittier CA for $750 with a clean title. I probably put that much back into her with an engine rebuild and various other...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,373
Posted By CA_Strom
I was at my local Sam's Club Sunday and saw a...

I was at my local Sam's Club Sunday and saw a pallet of twin tube 4' LED shop lights for $30. I picked one up to mount over my lathe in the shop. Wow, what a great light! Nice heavy aluminum...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 261,317
Posted By CA_Strom
Definite pass on the HF variable speed mini wood...

Definite pass on the HF variable speed mini wood lathe. I'd always wanted to turn pens, so I bought this for about $100 with the 25% coupon in December. After spending 3x that in a pen chuck,...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 54,751
Posted By CA_Strom
DeWalt has a very similar component based cart...

DeWalt has a very similar component based cart system, the "T Stak".. The basic base with four casters is $40, and then you can go crazy adding all the doo dads you choose. The only place I've seen...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By CA_Strom
The gas line inputs on those old Honda Carbs...

The gas line inputs on those old Honda Carbs often pull out and leak. It's a press fit for the nipple. Try pulling the nipple out, coat it lightly with some JB Weld, and reinsert it into the carb. ...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,575
Posted By CA_Strom
That is a steal. A M12 drill/driver with 2...

That is a steal. A M12 drill/driver with 2 batteries is now $199 at Home Depot. My old DeWalt 18v set shit the bed, so I picked up the Milwaukee M12 drill with two batteries for $99 last night at...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By CA_Strom
For going OEM, I've had very good luck with these...

For going OEM, I've had very good luck with these guys:

http://www.autohausaz.com

Free shipping at $75, even on very heavy rotors. Not sure how they do it. I bought OEM Brembo rotors for a...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By CA_Strom
I've done 4 or 5 brake jobs using Duralast non...

I've done 4 or 5 brake jobs using Duralast non OEM rotors or another equivalent from Pep Boys with no issues. The last brake job I did was a 2007 Lexus E350, with a coupon from PepBoys online, the...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 261,317
Posted By CA_Strom
HF 8x12 Mini Woodworking Lathe

I couldn't resist the "25% off one item" New Year's Day coupon, so I bought the 8x12 variable speed mini woodworking lathe. It was under $100 out the door after the sale price and coupon. So far...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-03-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By CA_Strom
Very nice find. I've seen a few others listed...

Very nice find. I've seen a few others listed around So. CA. DrATV.com is your friend for parts. I have a 1965 ct200, and this guy in the Netherlands has parts you won't find elsewhere: ...
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 191,535
Posted By CA_Strom
Took my 1974 ct90 out today to survey the rain...

Took my 1974 ct90 out today to survey the rain damage near the wetlands around my house. Gorgeous brisk day for a ride. Did a few laps around some wetlands trails being built, and then realized how...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By CA_Strom
How about an OEM seat from a Honda at your local...

How about an OEM seat from a Honda at your local pick-a-part?
Forum: Battle Scooters 11-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,190
Posted By CA_Strom
Ct90 is the ultimate camp bike! ...

Ct90 is the ultimate camp bike!

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d133/csr67/0ec2c63085d339dd72beda44dea9c9f1.jpg
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 507,365
Posted By CA_Strom
Cleaned up my shop a bit after finishing up the...

Cleaned up my shop a bit after finishing up the rebuild of my 1965 ct200

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d133/csr67/7c5818a025a06a5a56cc65fbdd647458.jpg

I needed to make room for her new...
Forum: Battle Scooters 11-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 191,535
Posted By CA_Strom
My 1965 ct 200 was feeling a bit lonely in the...

My 1965 ct 200 was feeling a bit lonely in the garage, so I picked up a very clean 1974 ct90 k5 today. She's all original, only 398 miles, and has current title/registration. I think this "newer" ct...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,883
Posted By CA_Strom
My local Costco has 4' LED shop lights for $40 a...

My local Costco has 4' LED shop lights for $40 a few months ago. They were damn bright! I wish I'd picked a few up, as I don't see them anymore and they're not online.
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,194
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: 118
Views: 25,698
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: 118
Views: 25,698
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: 3,459
Views: 507,365
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: 762
Views: 191,535
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: 762
Views: 191,535
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: 762
Views: 191,535
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: 18
Views: 2,896
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: 18
Views: 2,896
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: 12
Views: 1,581
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: 762
Views: 191,535
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: 762
Views: 191,535
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...
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