It’s just a bit evil.
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 tasks each mine & different peoples, there simply hasn’t been time to take a seat down on the keyboard & doc the whole lot. That’s about to vary with this little Honda C200 . Lots of cool issues have occurred; together with me buying the second model new bike I’ve ever owned a Moto Guzzi V9. On a sadder observe 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 trustworthy 50 rear wheel horsepower.
Someday in all this there’s been a naked crankcases up rebuild on a CB400F Honda, an entire 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 loads extra on deck ready for me to get began on them.
This explicit Honda C200 is one which I acquired from a good friend; it’s in truthful situation with nothing however mild floor rust & dings however is lacking a couple of elements and hasn’t been run in a number of years. Most significantly of all it got here with a title. I typically don’t have a lot hassle getting titles for outdated bikes with out one however it’s an additional little bit of expense & time.
Restoration just isn’t within the playing cards for this explicit 1964 Honda C200. I’ve confirmed that I can do a present profitable 100% inventory restorations and I’ll do a couple of extra later however this construct goes to be about me getting again to my rat bike roots. The aim 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 way more highly effective than the unique pushrod engine it additionally has an electrical begin and a semi-auto clutch on the 4 pace transmission. This engine is offered with a handbook clutch in order for you it however I didn’t for this construct. You possibly can 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.
I’ll inform you extra about YX140 engine in my subsequent publish. The pushrod engines within the Honda C200, CA200, & CT200 engines have the identical mounting bolt sample because the later CT70s, Z50s, and different widespread 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 mentioned you continue to have to switch your body by grinding some clearance for the protrusions on the rear corners of the engine earlier than it’s going to bolt in.
Goodbye for now, I’ve received to get my wiring run and hearth this factor up. As soon as that’s carried out I’ll come again and inform you all about it.