Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.
I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.
I appreciate connecting with other vintage Honda enthusiasts, anywhere in the world.
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Shawn, the horn circuit is hot when the switch is ON, as you have noticed. The power goes from battery to switch to horn circuit wire, through the horn and then the horn button completes the circuit
Randy..... here are my notes on your questions about serial numbers and dates... 250 Scrambler: Frame #CL72-1000299 Engine #CL72E-1000302 Wiring harness date code 1964 This bike
Bryan, You DID seize the engine momentarily. When the engine overheats, the piston gets too big for the bore and grabs the cylinder walls. Aluminum is transferred to the cylinders, the piston is gouged
Martin, Certainly these have been a problem over the years and I have to dig through a batch of used transmissions in order to find a good one, at times. The good news is that the kickstarter shaft
James, your bike is 22,529 into the 1965-67 production run. They sold something like 35,000 CA77s from 1965-70, but production ceased in 1967. That puts your bike in the 1966-ish year range. If you have
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