Undertaking 333 Honda C200 – Motopsyco’s Asylum Loopy about bikes!

It’s just a bit evil.

1964 Honda C200 Junkyard Dog
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In case you’re questioning pricey reader, I’ve not stopped engaged on bikes however have been steadily cranking them out. Between my day job & a store stuffed with initiatives each mine & different peoples, there simply hasn’t been time to sit down down on the keyboard & doc all the things. That’s about to alter with this little Honda C200 . A variety of cool issues have occurred; together with me buying the second model new motorbike I’ve ever owned a Moto Guzzi V9. On a sadder notice the Suburban Assault Scrambler CB650 has gone on to its subsequent proprietor however not earlier than proving itself on the dyno by placing out probably the most horsepower per cc at a present final March. In case you’re questioning it cranked out an sincere 50 rear wheel horsepower.


Someday in all this there’s been a naked crankcases up rebuild on a CB400F Honda, a whole mechanical refurbishment of a Suzuki DR350 and some others too quite a few to write down about. It’s all been a blast and there are a lot extra on deck ready for me to get began on them.

Honda CB400 jigsaw puzzle
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This explicit Honda C200 is one which I acquired from a pal; it’s in truthful situation with nothing however mild floor rust & dings however is lacking a number of elements and hasn’t been run in a number of years. Most significantly of all it got here with a title. I usually don’t have a lot bother getting titles for outdated bikes with out one however it’s an additional little bit of expense & time.

Honda c200 ca200

Restoration isn’t within the playing cards for this explicit 1964 Honda C200. I’ve confirmed that I can do a present successful 100% inventory restorations and I’ll do a number of extra later however this construct goes to be about me getting again to my rat bike roots. The purpose for this one is to have it carried out & prepared in time to cruise round on the Barber Small Bore Competition organized by MNNTHBX the primary weekend in June.

The inventory 90cc Honda C200 engine has been positioned into my elements stash to make room for a Piranha YX140 engine. Along with being rather more highly effective than the unique pushrod engine it additionally has an electrical begin and a semi-auto clutch on the 4 velocity transmission. This engine is offered with a handbook clutch if you’d like it however I didn’t for this construct. You may most likely go quicker with the handbook however I understand how to construct up the revs and launch a semi-auto so I’m not too involved with that.  There’s much more to this little bikes new function in life than simply blasting down the 1/32 mile drag strip.

Piranha 140cc engine
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I’ll let you know extra about YX140 engine in my subsequent put up. The pushrod engines within the Honda C200, CA200, & CT200 engines have the identical mounting bolt sample because the later CT70s, Z50s, and different frequent pit bikes so that you don’t want any particular adapters & spacers to place them in like on a later overhead cam 90cc Honda. That being stated you continue to have to change your body by grinding some clearance for the protrusions on the rear corners of the engine earlier than it’s going to bolt in.

Piranha 140 engine in 64 Honda C200 CA200

Goodbye for now, I’ve received to get my wiring run and fireplace this factor up. As soon as that’s carried out I’ll come again and let you know all about it.

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