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Jengel451 Member
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Post by Jengel451 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:30 pm

Hey all,

Just picked up a couple of bikes and am looking forward to getting them road worthy. The main bike I'll be playing with is a 69? CB77, I say 69, but I'm not sure it is. The title says 70, which I know it isn't. The rear fender is Chrome, which I believe makes it 69? You tell me.

BTW, it has 5000 miles on it. It's weathered a bit, but it's in good shape.

When I bought the bike, I had to take a bunch of other "stuff" with it, a CL77, another CB77 basket case and 2 CA200's.

On top of that I'm building a CB160 Cafe bike.

As I get the 160 going, I'll dive into the 77, at which point I'm sure I'll be asking all sort of questions, I've seen the Bill Silver books, how good are they really?

BTW, I have a 1959 49cc pushrod engine with the downdraft carb if anyone is interested, it spins, shifts and has spark.


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Post by FiremanBob » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:59 am

Welcome, Jim. I've been playing with my 1964 CB77 for a few weeks now, and it's a ton of fun.

I got both Silver books and the shop manual on CD. I couldn't restore my bike without all three. The restoration guide is particularly useful for identifying which parts will or won't fit on your bike, as Honda made changes in many parts at odd times during the model's life. For example, I bought a fork top bridge (before buying the manual) from a later bike that doesn't fit my front end and I'll have to re-Ebay it.

The engine guide and the parts manual (a free download) together make my roadmap for disassembling the motor, and they are very good.

The shop manual contains all the specs, tolerances and torque values you'll need to inspect parts and reassemble.

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smithenhiven Member
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Post by smithenhiven » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:59 am

Welcome Jim. Best of luck with your restoration(s).

If you want to sell some parts off your "CB77 basket case" (that is, if it's not a parts bike and you're not going to restore it), let me know, I need a few things for my CB77 restoration that I'm just starting.


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Post by dppeter » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:56 pm

Congrats on the "new" bikes. They're a lot of fun to work on and it seems like there are plenty of parts to be had anymore (with a little looking). Your 160 cafe bike sounds like fun. I've been working on a CL160 for a while. I'm close to being done with it but had to lay off for a while and work on the house (have to keep the wife happy!)


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