1971 Honda Cb on 2040-motos
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I always said I would never sell this bike,...well never say never. I need the money so I need to sell some stuff. :-(
I bought this bike as a "barn find" off Craigslist in Maine a few years ago. The guy I bought it off said that acquired it in a estate sale. It had SUPER low miles (less than 1000 if I remember correctly) The guy said the motor turned over fine but after I bought it I tried turning it over slowly and it locked up. So I removed the motor from the bike and tore the motor down and rebuilt it. Everything looked great inside except the calendars had some light rust so I honed them out. I flushed the motor case out and soda blasted the engine parts. I put everything back together with stainless steel fasteners, new gaskets, and new piston rings. I tore apart the whole motorcycle. I took every black painted part and had them all blasted and powder coated black. I replaced the stock steering bearings with tapered bearings. I replaced any badly pitted chrome parts with OEM chrome parts from Ebay. I replaced almost every nut, bolt, cotter pin, etc. with stainless steel or chrome fasteners. I cleaned every tiny part of the bike. I soda blasted, fine grit sanded, then polished a lot of the aluminum parts. I replaced both tires with new OEM style tires. I replaced the stock chain with a gold O-ring superbike chain. I replaced the battery with a stock style battery. I had all of the nickel plated metal parts re-plated. I replaced the cables with NOS gray cables.
I used etching acid to clean the rust out of the inside of the gas tank. I put new floats and kits in both carburetors. I cleaned the ignition points. I replaced the spark plugs. Etc. Etc. Etc.
I would say this bike is at least 95% original Honda parts. The mufflers are NOT stock but look nice on the bike and sound a lot better than the stock ones usually do. The bolts on most of the bike are not original but I still have the original bolts if you want them. The tires and tubes are not original. The steering stem bearings and fork seals are not OEM.
As as far as overall condition I'd give this bike a 8 or 9 (If 10 was a 100% OEM bike with no rust, dents, dings, nothing missing, polished aluminum AKA "show condition")
The motor weeps a tiny bit of oil around the sections of the head (head to jug and jug to case) The only time it weeps any oil is when it is hot and you dive the bike over 60 MPH for an extended a period of time. I asked a local antique motorcycle expert about the situation. He said it is very typical for these bikes. He told me it is because it is only a 350cc and the speed limit used to be 55 MPH so when you go over 60 it is pushing the bike. It will do 60 no problem,..it will do over 80,..but it will weep a tiny bit of oil. This expert said you can fix the problem by redoing the jug and head with liquid sealant on the gaskets. Now this is a tiny bit of leakage!! Like after a summer of riding you might leak enough oil to fill a thimble. I just don't want someone buying this motorcycle, riding it hard, then contacting me because a couple cooling fins on the engine are damp with oil residue. It's a 1971 bike! These are the little things that make it cool!
The motorcycle has some minor damage but I left it that way on purpose because it tells a good story. See below-
This bike had SUPER LOW MILES. After I bought it I found that there was a dent on the left side of the gas tank where your thigh is when on the bike. The left hand grip is partially torn through the end of the bar. The rear fender has road rash on the rear left hand side. One of the tail light lenses screws is sanded down. My theory,...someone bought this as their first motorcycle. They were trying to learn to use a clutch and ride a motorcycle. They dumped the clutch, the bike went up in a wheelie, all the way till the rear fender and taillight dragged on the road. Then the bike fell down on the left side. After this the bike probably only got rode a handful of times buy friends of the owner. Just my theory,..it's a good story to tell people when they look at the bike.
*NOTE the rear tire on the bike right now is NOT a new tire but the bike would come with the new tire that I purchased. The tire that is currently on the bike is in ok condition.
Buyer is responsible for pick up and delivery. $100.00 deposit is due upon end of auction.
Motorcycle does not have a title. The previous owner did not get one when he bought it. In Maine, and many other states, you don't need a title for old motorcycles.
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