Honda CB160 Restoration Thread

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Cowboy, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    Damn, cowperson, that's a mighty fine li'l Honda. Very nice work. Hope you're still enjoyin' that R1100RT.

    Do you get BMW Owner's News? Wanna send you a picture if you don't.
  2. champ9597

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    This site has been very helpful so far with my restoration. I am working on my 1967 CB160 and am in the need of a really good kick start lever and gear shift lever. The kick start lever I have polished up ok but would like to find a better one. The shift lever is bent and needs to be replaced. Checked ebay and found a better good kick starter but all the gear shift levers where aftermarket. Any help with parts or outlets?

    Thanks again for all your help.
  3. Treadless

    Treadless seeking adventure

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    How badly is it bent and why not have the shift lever repaired?
  4. champ9597

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    Its bent near the attachment point and twisted. Chrome is not good either. Will probably sell it on ebay when I get a better one and the restoration is finished.

    Thanks for the reply.
  5. Carnivorous Chicken

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    Will look, might have one -- I've got rear sets on mine.
  6. kalchcliff

    kalchcliff Adventurer

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    I have both, new old stock if you are still looking.
  7. champ9597

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    If they are NOS with good chrome, I am definitly interested. I already have the rubber parts that go on them. Would you mind sendng me a picture of both parts? How much do you want for them?
    Thanks. :D
  8. mototechcycle

    mototechcycle n00b

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    Hi everyone! This is my first post so I thought I would start by jumping in head first. I just purchased my first restoration project ever...a 1965 Honda CB160. It's a basket case and I've got my work cutout for me. It currently does not run so it looks like I'll be dropping the motor out of it right away. I see a lot of you have taken your bikes and really done some exceptional work so I'll be looking for advice from many of you frequently....might even overstay my welcome. Without further interruption here's my newest addition and challenge.

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    I started to take things off/strip it down to the frame. I'm quitting for tonight until I pick up a Clymer Service manual tomorrow. Goodnight all!!!
  9. kalchcliff

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    Nice start. You should have lots of fun and end up with a great bike.
  10. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    I have a 1966 Honda CB160 that's running that I'm possibly looking to sell. If anyone is interested PM me. I'm in Atlanta, GA.
  11. gene03079

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    Lots of cool 160's being build here.

    I am working on this one. tons of NOS parts going on including a NOS exhaust.


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  12. Doug Matson

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    How did you find a NOS exhaust?
  13. gene03079

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    A friend of mine had been collecting 160 parts for years. He bought the exhaust 20 years ago new in the Honda box. He paid around $20.00 back then.

    I just laced up the wheels using nos spokes. Should have the bike rolling soon.
  14. Doug Matson

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    You are lucky to have a friend like that!
  15. champ9597

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    Nice looking restoration. I don't have mine to a rolling chasis yet but I am close.
    Did you disassemble the front forks and have them painted? I need to know how to get the chrome lower front shock covers off of a salvage motorcycle and replace the ones on my restoration. I have the forks off and the dust seal out but have hit a dead end on getting the chrome covers off. Looking down into the fork tube I don't see any snap rings so I guess the fork cover is held on at the bottom some way. Is it screwed on? Any help would be appreciated from you or anyone else who has crossed this bridge.
  16. gene03079

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    I think the chrome section is threaded. They should screw out.
  17. champ9597

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    You were correct. They do screw out. We used some penetrating oil and a gun barrel vise with the appropiate sized wooden blocks to clamp the fork legs down and used an front axle and a big cheater bar and they came apart fairly easy. Didn't think they would after being together for 40 plus years.

    Thanks for your help with my project and good luck with yours.:1drink
  18. imboychuk

    imboychuk n00b

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    If you still have it I am interested -- I am in Long Beach, CA -- phone no.
    562-432-8419

    imboychuk
  19. champ9597

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    I was checking my frame and engine numbers on the my 1967 CB160 which I am restoring and they do not match. I know for certain that nothing has been changed on this motorcycle as it has been in the family since it was purchased new in 1967. Is this common for the engine and the frame numbers to not be the same on these little Hondas? Do I have something a little unusal or just something that commonly happened?
    Thanks for your help. Carle
  20. Doug Matson

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    They usually don't on old Hondas.