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Old 07-12-2011, 05:04 AM   #61
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Tires

Alright.

I really do need help finding tires.

3.25 x16 front and rear.

Plenty of fronts, no rears. One guy on ebay selling a set of Shinko tires that'll fit - except he doesn't seem to want to reply to my question about load rating. I thought to ask because a lot the Shinkos I've seen that would fit are actually moped tires with a ~400lbs load rating, which is about what the bike weighs.

What are the consequences of running a front tire in the rear?



edit: discovered the shinko part # (thanks google).
Shinko SR567. Shinko lists this as a moped tire, but I have seen it advertised as a motorcycle tire too. I just can't seem to find a load rating anywhere.

Can I make a 100/80-16 fit?
and am I right thinking that 3.25 is just about 100/90 ?

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:13 AM   #62
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Just flip the front tire backwards. The direction of the tire has to do with how the plys handle the direction of torque with braking and power delivery.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:58 PM   #63
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new sneakers,eh? how are the brakes? free up that sticky throttle? can i ride it?
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:29 PM   #64
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Forgot to update this thread.
Yeah, I ordered a set of Heidenaus from Scrambler Cycle.
Should be here really soon :fingerscrossed.

The brakes ain't bad at all, you just need some decent arm strength.
my mom didn't have any issues.

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Old 01-07-2012, 07:13 AM   #65
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Getting ready to tackle my electrical issues and wanted some input first.

I found my battery dead one afternoon, after a full hour charge we were back up to 11.56v off, 11.07v running w/o the headlight and 10.55v w/. Got a nice ride in a parked it like I normally do. I should note, I run with the headlight off because I have the original rectifier.

A few days later, I had a dead battery again. Charged again, this time 11.50v off, but when I turned the key my voltage dropped to a measly 6.something. Damn.
Would start with a jumper box, but would die as soon as I removed it.

Cheapo walmart battery, that had been working for a few months with no issues.
All grounds are tight and clean.
I don't know where to start.

My electrical know how is pathetic; besides checking for loose wires, I'm never certain which direction to go. I'm contemplating rewiring the beast, but hopefully there's some glaringly obvious issue at hand here in which a more experienced dreamer could easily point out for me.


sure do appreciate any help
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:17 AM   #66
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Whoohoo!!! Sorry I missed the thread lately Blood.
You did great and it really looks nice.

Well done.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:15 AM   #67
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found my battery dead one afternoon, after a full hour charge we were back up to 11.56v off, 11.07v running w/o the headlight and 10.55v w/.
That battery is toast. Dead. At 12v there is 50% charge, 100% at, what, 12.5v. And the charging system is not even keeping it charged-- you need 13.5 or 14v to keep the battery charged.

Whoa, wait. This is an old '60's something Dream? Aren't they 6v?
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #68
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Don't worry Datch, this thread's been dead for 6 months
but thanks.

Nah Bill, she's a 12v.
Are you saying it's just the battery's fault? That being the case, something is still up since that battery only lasted like 3 or 4 months.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #69
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Why is it $160? Are there prizes??
I don't get it...

Do people really pay that kinda money to participate in these events? With all those sponsors, wheres the $$$ going?

Maybe I'm getting old but that seams like a lot of $$$ to spend to ride $100 for a day.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #70
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This bike is on my list of old Hondas I would like to own someday. Others are the CT110, and a CB350 (2 cylinder version). I had a CB125S , '78 with a mechanical disk brake up front- its enough to make you wish to have the drum brake back. I really like that bike around town, but always wanted a little more grunt and a little more weight to improve the overall feel of the bike.

Looks like you are having fun...keep at it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:03 PM   #71
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Ah, 12v. My memory dims.

If the battery only gets up to 11.xx volts after being on the charger (several hours, overnight) that batt is bad. Charge it overnight on a Battery Tender til it goes to a float charge. It should maintain 12.4 +/- volts for several hours. Get a battery hygrometer (the floating ball thingie that tells 1/1 charge, 1/4 charge, etc) and measure the charge in each cell. They should all be 1/1 or at least 3/4 charge.

The bike's alternator needs to put out more than 12.4 volts to keep the battery charged; the 13.5-14v is generally optimum.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:36 AM   #72
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Bump for MLK.

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:24 AM   #73
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20 minute ride, broke down.
No power, lights, horn, nothing.
New sealed battery that was hot, hissing and warped the casing;
fucking tumor or something.

What gives? Rectifier totally shot? Faulty battery?
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:01 AM   #74
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Sure sounds like it's over charging. Do those bikes have a regulator as well as the rectifier? Or a capacitor that soaks up the excess charge?

Nice job on the vid.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:06 AM   #75
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I should probably keep quite, because it's been a while since I worked on one, but the dreams electrical system is notoriously weak. If your running the stock rectifier, the big orange one, then, if memory serves, you should replace it with a modern one. Seems I got mine from a guy in Oregon who specializes in old honda upgrades. Sorry to be so vague.
Also, a lot of folks put in as much led's as possible to put as little drain on the system as possible. maybe you said so earlier in the thread, but have you gone to the Honda 305 forum?
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