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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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
The clutch springs are preset with tension. The bolts just hold them down in place. You can't change the tension on the springs using the bolts, as the washers hit the stops on the clutch inner bolt risers
The kickstarter shaft is part of the whole transmission assembly. Apparently the clutch is slipping enough to allow the transmission to move the bike forward without turning the crankshaft. Even when the
Peter, sounds like a BIG project if you continue along with this one.... When bikes sit for many years, especially in variable climate conditions, a number of damaging factors can prevail inside these
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