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Old 04-13-2008, 07:18 PM   #46
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Wow, mine's in better shape than yours.

I can't wait to see how this turns out, I've been putting mine off for years. It's a 1965 CB model with a CL kit installed (bash plate and high exhaust pipes).
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:20 PM   #47
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You can't fool me, this is just an excust to show of that gorgeous Chang Jiang (or is it an R11?)

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ing this design was. I have a 1964 Honda CT200 (the single-year model number for the first year trail 90) Mine is shown in the background of the photo below (missing its seat). Park the two together, and they would definitely look like siblings.

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Old 04-13-2008, 09:19 PM   #48
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Yeah, it's a Chang Jiang. I've gone and bought another since that pic was taken. I took them both out for rides today, enjoying our first warm day this spring. The one in the pic is now a solo bike, most of the time. (the sidecar goes on and off easily) Gutless bikes, but still lots of fun.

The CB160 project is progressing. I've now mounted new trials tires on it, and ridden it a good thirty or forty miles. I liked it enough that I decided to do a proper restoration and have it ready for summer. The bike is now stripped down to a bare frame. I took the engine to the carwash and it cleaned up very nicely. I have all the sheet metal stripped down, ready for paint as soon as the temps get over 70 degrees F. As a bonus, I scored a skid plate for a CL160 off ebay last week, to make it a bit more suitable for the dirt road riding I enjoy.

Pics to come when the paint work progresses!

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Old 09-10-2008, 02:41 PM   #49
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I have been a recent lurker here and I just joined up mainly because of this thread. I too have a 196? Honda CB160 that I am hoping to restore so I am very interested in your progress.



As you can see the previous owner felt it was necessary to paint a lot of the silver on the bike some puke yellow. Oh well, I'm in no hurry.

Please keep us posted with your progress!
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:35 PM   #50
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One other thing, you can download a free .pdf version of the Honda CB125-CB160 Shop Manual here-

http://www.freepdfmanual.com/1972-ho...repair-manual/
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:45 PM   #51
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Oh heck! This is fun!










M'kay, I'm done.

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Old 09-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #52
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That is what my bike is supposed to look like and hopefully with some work it will eventually.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:11 PM   #53
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Hey GI JoeBob! Thanks for reviving this old thread! Unfortunately, you've also reminded me of my LACK of progress. Oh well, maybe you'll spur me to get off my butt and finish the bike. Here's a progress report:

I took the bike to get it registered, and because it came from out of state, I had to have the VIN # inspected. It turns out that the VIN did not match, and I couldn't get the bike titled. All the numbers matched the title, except the "C" at the beginning oc CB160 ####### was missing.


I decided to restore the bike anyway, and just ride it at home. (I live on an acreage where I could make use of it as a sort of "farm bike") I figured that I might be able to come across a basket case bike in the future with a good title, and then switch out frames. So I stripped the bike down to a nearly bare frame, and started sanding and sandblasting several layers of paint off the frame, tank, stand, fenders and sidecovers. In the course of sandblasting the steering stem, I found the missing "C" in the VIN #, hidden under a run in the paint from an earlier sloppy paint job.

I haven't started repainting yet, but I plan to do so soon, or else I'll run up against cold weather.

Putts, are those your old bikes?
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:15 PM   #54
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WOw! that one is even uglier than mine was! Sure makes it easy to feel like you're making progress when they start out this bad!
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:06 AM   #55
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WOw! that one is even uglier than mine was! Sure makes it easy to feel like you're making progress when they start out this bad!
Most of it is just dirt, but yeah, I do have my work cut out for me.

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Old 09-11-2008, 06:28 AM   #56
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Putts, are those your old bikes?
No. I just went rummaging through the internet drawer for a coupla pix. Looking forward to see how yours turns out.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:23 AM   #57
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:22 AM   #58
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You call that a rat bike?!?!? That thing is sweet!

How 'bout a picture of your Benley?
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:25 AM   #59
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That manual isn't for 'slopers'

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One other thing, you can download a free .pdf version of the Honda CB125-CB160 Shop Manual here-

http://www.freepdfmanual.com/1972-ho...repair-manual/
Not to rain on the parade - I was excited to see a CB160 manual link - but that manual is labeled '72. Those engines are vertical twins, so you'll need a '66-69 manual for the 'sloper' 160 models. ~S
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:15 AM   #60
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Not to rain on the parade - I was excited to see a CB160 manual link - but that manual is labeled '72. Those engines are vertical twins, so you'll need a '66-69 manual for the 'sloper' 160 models. ~S
Argh! Damn you and your facts!!
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