I have a dream...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Bloodweiser, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    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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  2. Quickv4

    Quickv4 Pro Turd Polisher

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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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  3. ADK

    ADK ____

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    new sneakers,eh? :thumb how are the brakes? :ear free up that sticky throttle? :ear can i ride it? :lol3
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  4. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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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. :deal

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  5. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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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 :norton
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  6. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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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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  7. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    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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  8. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Don't worry Datch, this thread's been dead for 6 months :deal
    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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  9. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    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.:lol3
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  10. tathambenjamin

    tathambenjamin Been here awhile

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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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  11. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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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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  12. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Bump for MLK.

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  13. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    20 minute ride, broke down. :cry
    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?
    :dunno
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  14. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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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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  15. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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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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  16. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Looks like only a rectifier.

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    You know what's a kick in the pants?
    I've got a replacement rectifier, just not on the bike yet.
    It's a readily available part from radio shack, paid like $3 for it.

    I didn't already think the original was kaput,
    and I thought I could just go for a ride around the block;
    two bad thinkings, ruined my new battery.

    Is it suicide to try and run that battery again?
    It's reading 11.5v, but looks a bit lumpy.

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    I'm kicking myself for not running a voltmeter on it when it was running.
    Could anything else have gotten damaged from the battery overcharging?
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  17. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    I'm very ignorant as it relates to electronics, but I wouldn't run that battery.

    Many people have done the radio shack conversion, and you can't beat $3. I'm old and my memory is fuzzy, but i don't think it's a simple bolt on affair. Needs a heat sink, something or another?? Anyway, the one I found was only $12 and did bolt on. not that any of that matters, I'm just blabbnin'.
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  18. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I appreciate any thoughts you have ivan.

    I've done the RD rectifier on another bike before,
    a cb350 and I didn't know about the heatsink then
    - but it never was a problem.

    I did buy a $1.50 heatsink at RD to go along with the rectifier.
    It seems fairly straight forward,
    although like you, I really don't know much about wires
    'cept to see if both ends are connected.

    Still contemplating rewiring the whole beast.
    Everything is a mess, or at least unorganized
    - I can't tell what's going on.
    Maybe at the end of it, I might know a little more about wires. :deal
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  19. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    i had the same thought when I had my dream. Seems like if you were going to take on re-wiring a bike the dream would be a good choice. I remember seeing a source for the proper connectors and crimper. Probably wouldn't be too hard to find with a little searchin'.

    When you got your dream a few months back, i guess it was about last summer going into fall, i put an ad up on CL for a honda dream because I missed mine. a couple of months after the ad was up the guy who bought mine emailed offering to sell it back to me. I'd just bought a 1980 Bajaj Chetak so i couldn't at the time, but he said he'd wait. Hopefully he still wants to sell it to me and I'll be able to pick it up soon.
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  20. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    ah shucks, there doesn't seem to be any special connectors that can't be had locally I don't think.
    Maybe I should do a little investigating before I tear it apart,
    you know, see what I need before I start.

    Haven't gotten back to her since the other day,
    fucking back to reality.
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