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n8sjh
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Here is my new project

Post by n8sjh » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:59 pm

Please bear with me as I have never had a motorcycle before. I am 30 yrs old and have always been more of a car guy until this passed by me. This Honda Dream was my grandfathers. I am not sure what the year is for sure. All I know is that it was his first bike that he bought and used until he something happened to it and he just parked it and later bought a Harley. Well both grandparents had passed quit a few years ago and this has sat at my dads. He wanted to clean things out of his garage and asked if I wanted it so I picked it up for free. All he knows is that something is wrong inside the clutch or transmission. He does not think the motor is froze but not for sure. So going into this thing blind. All the parts seem to be there nothing has been robbed from it just needs to be fixed and cleaned hopefully.
I need to know what kind of manually is the best bang for the buck in all aspects of teardown and assembly as well as maintaining this bike? Im sure I will be on here to ask questions but would like a manual to help get things rolling and get familiar with the bike. Thanks
Here are a few pictures after I gave it a quick bath to take all the dust off. [/img]
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Post by joeweir1 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:19 pm

Congrats on the Dream.May be worth your while to read alot of the old posts on here to get info, I know I have.Ebay is a good source for Owners manuals or service manuals.How many miles on it?Bike appears to be at least a 65', but if you give the VIN number someone else may be able to pin it down further.May want to start with a new battery(12N9-3A) to check the electricals on it before attempting to start it.Clutch pack is probably seized from sitting for years also.Carb. probably needs cleaned and new plugs and timing checked and points checked out and adjusted and fresh oil for starters.Good luck.

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Post by 3BeanCrispy » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:01 pm

grats on your new bike! my best advice is read read read. i read through every post on this forum several times over a period of 2 years before i got started on mine (in the midst of it now). You seem to have a very nice bike to start with, should have little difficulty polishing it into a gem! i'm green with front fender envy, mine is crinkled like alot of other.
parts manual and bill silver's guide are key.

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Post by Superchicken » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:12 pm

Looks like youv'e got the right idea, try to get as much dirt a grease off, without scratches. congradulations on your good fortune. Their's not a thing this form can't help you answer.

n8sjh
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Post by n8sjh » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:52 pm

Thanks guys I sat up reading through alot of old posts on here last night. The bike has 18,000 miles on it according to the speedo. As far as numbers I got the numbers off the transmission case.
CA77E 1018659 Today I started to take off all the extra stuff to get down to the bike itself. I know for sure it will need a battery as there is not one in it. Also all cables for sure along with fluids and trying to narrow the main problem down as to why it will not turn over. We will see it looks like it will be fun. Thanks I will get more pictures during and after.

3BeanCrispy
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Post by 3BeanCrispy » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:31 pm

i recall someone warning somewhere that trying to kickstart these bikes without a battery may fry the rectifier. just a warning. i have no evidence of the validity of the claim.

n8sjh
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Post by n8sjh » Mon May 05, 2008 8:57 pm

Well got to tear into it this weekend. I ordered the bills book and the cd parts manual. I figured I could start getting into it. Well first I pulled the clutch packs out and the drum to get the chain off. I wanted to see if the trans would shift. It seems to run through all the gears fine so then went to the motor itself and it was lock up solid would not budge. So I pulled the whole motor out of the frame and set it on the bench. I started to pull the head off and got to the cam unit and stopped. Not sure what I am doing beyond that. Im use to 2 strokes never messed with the cams. I want to get down to the pistons so I can try and free them up. So for sure the motor is seized and will be replacing the clutches anyways so until I get the manual and the cd I am at a stand still for now. Thanks Steve n8sjh

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