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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Ed, Honda did an odd thing in 1964. They have two sets of serial numbers denoting that one specific year. There are CA77(78 for "late" style models) 4xxxxx numbers and yours which is the 6 digit number
I can't think of anyone personally in the AZ area, but I found a listing for http://www.azvintagecycles.com/ that might be able to take it on or direct you to someone in the area. If you are on FB,
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
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