Honda CB200 - August 2012
Picked up this little baby a few weeks ago, it was going to be a very quick get going and sell but of course it hasn't turned out that way.
The seller had started the rebuild, stopped and then let the bike sit for some time, the motor had already been rebuilt however trouble was just a crank case split away.
Pics above are the bike as purchased, a good washing before I begin, finding the tank was pretty rusty inside, a replacement is sourced and the cafe look begins, this changes down the track.
The frame was already painted, not perfect but acceptable, I repainted the swing arm and the front fork lowers. The motor had to come out as I found some of the gears did not select, the two arrowed were stuck fast on the shaft. The ace bars were on it briefly but I have decided to get the bike back mostly stock. I do have another Cb200 here that I will cafe but I will do it right, right from the beginning. The harness was a mess and I rebuilt most of it.
While the motor was out and somewhat apart I took the opportunity do do some paint and polish. I did like the look of the polished alloy sprocket cover against the black stator cover however the previous owners paint did not like fuel so I repainted it silver. The red air filtewres will not be used on this bike, I'll be putting the stock cover back on. The chain guard I took a hole saw to it, you know, just to lighten it up for those racing moments:-), the after market mufflers sound pretty throaty too.
Couple of pictures of it about half way finished, I have done more since and will upload final pictures when the bike is complete in I'd say one to two weeks. I am still waiting on some new parts from overseas.
This bike has new Motobat battery, tyres and tubes, fork seals, fork oil, wheel bearings, head stem bearings, swing arm bushes, rear shock absorbers, rear brake shoes, front brake pads and actuating bearings for the cable operated disc, and it works great too, levers and perches plus small items like wiring ends and plugs, blubs etc. Yet to be fitted are a brand new seat, ignition switch and keys and hand grips. The tank and frame covers are currently at the painters and will come back CB200 Green with black inserts.
Also and although not done by me, the top end has new pistons, rings and cam chain.
Latest pictures above, almost done now, ignition switch arrived and installed and all wiring now complete. Waiting on new grips, throttle cable and seat to arrive and painting to be completed.
New paint work completed and fitted. New seat and fuel tap to come and it is done. I guess it could do with new mufflers, headlight and indicators, maybe the next owner can do that.
New fuel tap now fitted and I have replaced the headlight too, the other one had some damage, so now it is time for a short ride, goes really really well. Only the seat to come now and it is ready.