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Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By CA_Strom
Yes, DrATV has a few things, and EBay is your...

Yes, DrATV has a few things, and EBay is your friend. A few hard to find items like new pushrods and other engine bits came from Consolidated Motor Spares in the Netherlands. They have tons of parts,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By CA_Strom
Yes, gotta love the CT200's! Here's my all...

Yes, gotta love the CT200's! Here's my all original 1965 ct200. Found her in Whittier CA for $750 with a clean title. I probably put that much back into her with an engine rebuild and various other...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,302
Posted By CA_Strom
I was at my local Sam's Club Sunday and saw a...

I was at my local Sam's Club Sunday and saw a pallet of twin tube 4' LED shop lights for $30. I picked one up to mount over my lathe in the shop. Wow, what a great light! Nice heavy aluminum...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,974
Posted By CA_Strom
Definite pass on the HF variable speed mini wood...

Definite pass on the HF variable speed mini wood lathe. I'd always wanted to turn pens, so I bought this for about $100 with the 25% coupon in December. After spending 3x that in a pen chuck,...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 51,170
Posted By CA_Strom
DeWalt has a very similar component based cart...

DeWalt has a very similar component based cart system, the "T Stak".. The basic base with four casters is $40, and then you can go crazy adding all the doo dads you choose. The only place I've seen...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By CA_Strom
The gas line inputs on those old Honda Carbs...

The gas line inputs on those old Honda Carbs often pull out and leak. It's a press fit for the nipple. Try pulling the nipple out, coat it lightly with some JB Weld, and reinsert it into the carb. ...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,764
Posted By CA_Strom
That is a steal. A M12 drill/driver with 2...

That is a steal. A M12 drill/driver with 2 batteries is now $199 at Home Depot. My old DeWalt 18v set shit the bed, so I picked up the Milwaukee M12 drill with two batteries for $99 last night at...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By CA_Strom
For going OEM, I've had very good luck with these...

For going OEM, I've had very good luck with these guys:

http://www.autohausaz.com

Free shipping at $75, even on very heavy rotors. Not sure how they do it. I bought OEM Brembo rotors for a...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By CA_Strom
I've done 4 or 5 brake jobs using Duralast non...

I've done 4 or 5 brake jobs using Duralast non OEM rotors or another equivalent from Pep Boys with no issues. The last brake job I did was a 2007 Lexus E350, with a coupon from PepBoys online, the...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,974
Posted By CA_Strom
HF 8x12 Mini Woodworking Lathe

I couldn't resist the "25% off one item" New Year's Day coupon, so I bought the 8x12 variable speed mini woodworking lathe. It was under $100 out the door after the sale price and coupon. So far...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By CA_Strom
Very nice find. I've seen a few others listed...

Very nice find. I've seen a few others listed around So. CA. DrATV.com is your friend for parts. I have a 1965 ct200, and this guy in the Netherlands has parts you won't find elsewhere: ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
Took my 1974 ct90 out today to survey the rain...

Took my 1974 ct90 out today to survey the rain damage near the wetlands around my house. Gorgeous brisk day for a ride. Did a few laps around some wetlands trails being built, and then realized how...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By CA_Strom
How about an OEM seat from a Honda at your local...

How about an OEM seat from a Honda at your local pick-a-part?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,521
Posted By CA_Strom
Ct90 is the ultimate camp bike! ...

Ct90 is the ultimate camp bike!

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d133/csr67/0ec2c63085d339dd72beda44dea9c9f1.jpg
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 400,467
Posted By CA_Strom
Cleaned up my shop a bit after finishing up the...

Cleaned up my shop a bit after finishing up the rebuild of my 1965 ct200

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d133/csr67/7c5818a025a06a5a56cc65fbdd647458.jpg

I needed to make room for her new...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
My 1965 ct 200 was feeling a bit lonely in the...

My 1965 ct 200 was feeling a bit lonely in the garage, so I picked up a very clean 1974 ct90 k5 today. She's all original, only 398 miles, and has current title/registration. I think this "newer" ct...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,245
Posted By CA_Strom
My local Costco has 4' LED shop lights for $40 a...

My local Costco has 4' LED shop lights for $40 a few months ago. They were damn bright! I wish I'd picked a few up, as I don't see them anymore and they're not online.
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,922
Posted By CA_Strom
Had this issue with Wife #1 several years ago...

Had this issue with Wife #1 several years ago when doing granite counters. Wife wanted SS, Granite Guy said "Don't, it'll scratch and look like sheeite in a year". We went with a top of the line...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,269
Posted By CA_Strom
Thanks! The intake is an ebay find off a later...

Thanks! The intake is an ebay find off a later model K0 ct90. The carb is a 19mm KeiHin that was recommended by DrATV.com for $79. I have two OEM ct200 carbs with horizontal slides that I could...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,269
Posted By CA_Strom
Just finished up a top end rebuild, motor...

Just finished up a top end rebuild, motor paint/polish, and updated carb/intake on my 1965 ct200 today. She started right up and ran great. Now just time to enjoy her.

Here's some final pics...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 400,467
Posted By CA_Strom
Finally found time today to get my ct200 rebuild...

Finally found time today to get my ct200 rebuild all buttoned up. After getting the valves and timing spot on, she fired right up on the first kick. Very happy that she runs since this was my first...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
Finally found time today to get my ct200 rebuild...

Finally found time today to get my ct200 rebuild all buttoned up. After getting the valves and timing spot on, she fired right up on the first kick. Very happy that she runs since this was my first...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
I use simple green, toothbrushes, and lots of...

I use simple green, toothbrushes, and lots of rags. Then a buffing wheel on a drill with rubbing compound followed by paste wax to bring some shine back to the paint while still keeping that vintage...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
Finally got my rebuilt ct200 motor back in the...

Finally got my rebuilt ct200 motor back in the frame. I had to do a bit of fabrication to make the later model carb and intake fit. I still need to sort out throttle cable issue that's keeping the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By CA_Strom
Damn, wish I'd thought of that! I just put my...

Damn, wish I'd thought of that! I just put my freshly rebuilt CT200 motor back in yesterday solo, and it was a chore! I wound up using a low profile car jack to raise the motor, insert a drift pin,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By CA_Strom
Very nice work and I love the blue color! I'm...

Very nice work and I love the blue color! I'm just wrapping up an engine rebuild for my 1965 ct200, and have a quick question... Who is your "go to" vendor for vintage honda parts? I wound up using...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By CA_Strom
Darn, I figured finding just the glass was a long...

Darn, I figured finding just the glass was a long shot. Another option, I'd keep your eyes open on ebay for an old trashed speedo that is going cheap. That way you can just lift the glass you need.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
Red, Yes, it's very easy to get the CT...

Red,

Yes, it's very easy to get the CT motor apart. It took about 30 minutes to pull the motor, and probably another hour to get both side covers off and the head/jug apart down to the piston.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
Red, I'm not sure where you got the new...

Red,

I'm not sure where you got the new engine from Europe idea??

No, the motor I rebuilt in the pics is the original cast iron head pushrod CT200 engine that Mr. Honda and crew put in this...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
Just about ready to put the motor back into my...

Just about ready to put the motor back into my CT200. The rebuild came together very nicely, I just hope it runs as good as it looks. Here's what was done:

Rebore piston .25 over
New valves,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By CA_Strom
So far, I've had the best luck finding obscure...

So far, I've had the best luck finding obscure parts at:

http://www.cmsnl.com/ (http://www.cmsnl.com/)

They're in the Netherlands, and they have stuff for my 1965 ct200 that nobody else has. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By CA_Strom
Here's a decent luggage rack on fleabay for only...

Here's a decent luggage rack on fleabay for only $14.50 "buy it now":
...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 400,467
Posted By CA_Strom
That's sounds about right. I was getting around...

That's sounds about right. I was getting around 110psi before this rebuild. Just got piston jug and head back from machinist, so can't give you reading on rebuilt motor yet, but I'm expecting...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 400,467
Posted By CA_Strom
Wow, someone else doing exactly what I'm dealing...

Wow, someone else doing exactly what I'm dealing with on my '65 CT200. Just finishing a full motor rebuild and going with a later K0 manifold and 19mm brand new KeiHin CT90 clone Carb I bought at...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,061
Posted By CA_Strom
I buy the Big Box o' Heavy Paper rags from Sam's...

I buy the Big Box o' Heavy Paper rags from Sam's Club. It hangs nicely on upside down on a wire shelf above my bench. Then I can quickly reach up and tear one off the dispenser to mop up the oily...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By CA_Strom
Nice work! Enjoy it. I'm looking for a '69 ct to...

Nice work! Enjoy it. I'm looking for a '69 ct to go along with my '65 ct that's just about done being restored.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
Today I pulled the motor from my 65 ct200....

Today I pulled the motor from my 65 ct200. Amazing how easy it came out considering it really has not been touched in 50 years. The nice UPS lady delivered a box of goodies from CMSNL in the...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 400,467
Posted By CA_Strom
Today I pulled the motor from my 65 ct200....

Today I pulled the motor from my 65 ct200. Amazing how easy it came out considering it really has not been touched in 50 years. The nice UPS lady delivered a box of goodies from CMSNL in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,872
Posted By CA_Strom
Buy an old bike! My 1965 Honda ct200 runs me...

Buy an old bike! My 1965 Honda ct200 runs me under $50 a year for full coverage, $3,500 agreed value, $0 deductible and 300k of liability with Haggerty classic car insurance. I only paid $750 for...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 176,850
Posted By CA_Strom
Red, Are your valves in spec? My ct200...

Red,

Are your valves in spec? My ct200 would start on first kick, run great, but refuse to restart once warm. Last weekend it stranded me 5 miles from home!

I checked the valves, they were a...
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