First Resto Questions - Honda CB200t

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by cb200t, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    that's a good feeling isn't it?
  2. cb200t

    cb200t Been here awhile

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    It absolutely is!

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  3. cb200t

    cb200t Been here awhile

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    Well Sh**.  I was hooking up the electrical harness today and ran into a multitude of errors, on my part for one of them, the second was a colossal headache, but I'm not sure if it was something I did, or some other problem. Either way, Sonreir of Sparck has been unbelievable - in a tremendously helpful, excellent customer support, taking care of his work kind of way.

    The problem now is that I have to pull the electrical harness and send it back to Sparck to be fixed. It ate a ground wire, I have no idea how, but I turned the key and a huge plume of smoke came billowing up. This was after my BRAND NEW coil ate crap and died (there goes another $70).

    Ah well, what's sweet success without a little sting every now and then? I'll report back when I know what's going on.


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  4. cb200t

    cb200t Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]My repaired harness is here. I spent some time working on it last night, soldering a couple things here, taping there. It is now ready to go back into the bike! I also have the new coil I needed to replace the one I roasted. Few more weeks, or maybe even this weekend, I will reinstall the harness and hook things up. Updates then.

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  5. cb200t

    cb200t Been here awhile

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    Balanced my rear wheel today. Can't wait for spring break so that I can finish the bike up at the end of the month.

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  6. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    How this nice machine turn out for you?
  7. cb200t

    cb200t Been here awhile

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    It turned out really, really well. I've put about 3000 miles on it since I finished it, including some light touring. I have been using it as my round town bike. Still running great with no complaints.
  8. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Well done..... I sold my £10 CB200T on to someone else as it was too far gone for me...... GREAT WORK :clap
  9. cb200t

    cb200t Been here awhile

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    Thanks!
  10. ullukk

    ullukk Been here awhile

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    Enjoyed this thread, brought back some happy memories of my early biking life, my first two motorcycles were cb200's, managed to murder both of them in about 18 months trying my damned hardest to keep up with mates who had rd200's etc, to be fair the cb's took me over 20000 miles in that short time with zilch maintenance and being well abused most of the time, ended up just dumping them in the back of a mates garage and let somebody buy them both for about £30 couple of years later. Wish i'd have kept them, they deserved better.
  11. cb200t

    cb200t Been here awhile

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    It made no sense for me to rebuild this little bike, but it was a hugely fulfilling learning experience. One of the most memorable experiences I had on it was when I got to bring it to show to the guy that sold it to me. The look on his face was priceless.