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'73 CL100 fix-up
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually both the fronts & backs are 14 3/4" on center, which is the average of yours (if yours were swapped front to back they would be at 14 3/4" as well). Question
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dgjessing wrote:
Actually both the fronts & backs are 14 3/4" on center, which is the average of yours (if yours were swapped front to back they would be at 14 3/4" as well). Question


Right, so since you said the front and rear stalks are different lengths, I suspect you have them reversed. Swap them and your fronts will be farther apart and the rears closer, no?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my CB125S2, the exposed part of the rear turn signal stems is 2" measured from the fender to the turn signal. Not sure if that is relevant to your bike or not, since the part numbers of the stems are different from CL100 to CB125S.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spurlock wrote:

Right, so since you said the front and rear stalks are different lengths, I suspect you have them reversed. Swap them and your fronts will be farther apart and the rears closer, no?

-Bill


Right, but doesn't it make more sense for them to be the same? No biggie either way... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dgjessing wrote:
spurlock wrote:

Right, so since you said the front and rear stalks are different lengths, I suspect you have them reversed. Swap them and your fronts will be farther apart and the rears closer, no?

-Bill


Right, but doesn't it make more sense for them to be the same? No biggie either way... Very Happy


I suppose Honda's thinking was to separate the fronts farther away from the headlight so they show up more. Also tucking the rears in closer gives them a bit more chance of survival if (when!) the bike is dropped. The fronts are protected a bit by the handlebars. Like you say, it's no big deal either way.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well son of a bitch - the rear wheel is 17", not 18" Embarassed

How the hell did I miss that? Went to mount the old front tire and it just dropped over the wheel. Oh well - new tires front & back I guess...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well alright, at least we got the new front tire on and the front wheel cleaned up fairly well. It could use new stainless spokes, but that ain't going to happen. The chrome on the rim cleaned up pretty good. Bearings are good. Brake pads are well within wear limits but they have been contaminated with grease from over-enthusiastic lubrication of the speedo drive. I've washed them repeatedly with carb cleaner - hopefully that'll do it.

Usually, the rear wheel is in better shape than the front because it's been sprayed with oil from the chain all along - not so in this case. But it will clean up OK. I've already tightened up several loose spokes, and now that I've got more time, tomorrow I will do some deep cleaning on the thing.

Since it's a beached whale until the new rear tire arrives I have removed the seat and the tank and have been re-routing cables and wires in an attempt to make things work better and look neater. So far, so good.

The chain seems to be in fine shape - currently soaking in solvent. The switch and wiring for the missing horn work - I think I have one that will work around here somewhere.

If the new rear tire arrives relatively early in the afternoon this Thursday, I'll be able to ride the thing to a minor old bike show-and-tell that evening. Very Happy



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you're on the case and making good progress!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a lot today - cleaned the chain, fussed with the rear wheel, and changed the fork oil. The old oil just sploshed out of one leg, but barely dribbled out of the other. The dribbling went on for an hour. Dunno what to make of that, but they both now have 140cc of new 10w 40, as per the manual. I want my new tire Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tire arrived about half an hour before show & tell - I was only an hour late Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning I've gotten all the remaining lights working (low beam on the headlight, turn signals, and indicators). Geeze that headlight unit is expensive! The headlight assembly was also missing all the hardware that locates the beam left-to-right - cobbled that together. The original turn signal flasher didn't work but I had one for a moped laying around and it does.

So it's pretty much totally ridable now Very Happy Just got back from a 20 mile cruise, including the first gas station visit (needed a whole gallon!).

I couldn't be more pleased.



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done. Now you need to find a stock seat so you can ride longer than 20 miles!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spurlock wrote:
Well done. Now you need to find a stock seat so you can ride longer than 20 miles!

-Bill


Definitely - the seat is horrible.

Forgot to mention, two guys were standing around looking at it when I came out of a store. One of them wanted to know if it was for sale - I like that about old bikes Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a good used seat in my price range on eBay last night - should be here mid week. Feeling like maybe it's reliable, I ventured further from home today - about a 30 mile round trip. Got it up to 50 briefly without any problem, cruised several miles at 45 easily.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the right hand side cover on a CL100 the same as that on a CB100? I'm guessing that it is not; different to clear the exhaust pipe. But confirmation would be helpful.
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