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Hey all, New to the forum and the world of motorcycle ownership. I got a 1972 Honda CL100 Rolling Chassis for $150.00. With the CL I got the full frame, engine, transmission, Showa rear shocks and forks and some sort of Honda wheels I have yet to identify. I have been ordering parts as I can afford them off E-bay. Today I found a 1970 SL100 Enduro, I was planning on using it as a parts bike, I know not everything is interchangeable I was wondering if anyone had any info on what is interchangeable. I will link to my pics in another post on the same thread. I will also be posting pics on my progress as I go. I would really appreciate any pointers and hints you more experienced owners can provide. Thanks!
 

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I like little toy bikes... Here is my '70 CL100 I restored:



Just use an online fiche site to identify and cross reference parts.

The little Hondas are simple and easy to work with as long as you have $$, time, some mechanical experience, (JIS) tools, a good factory service manual, patience, a multimeter, common sense, a sense of humor.....etc... etc...

Also, I recommend you read this book:

 

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First use the IMG link form photobucket


Thats mine

Wholly holes batman! what did you buy?
These bikes SUCK as cafe racers or what ever you think cafes are. I had one and it was almost unrideable. They are just to small and hard to do the mods necessary to make work.
The dragon tattoo bike has a few newbie bandwagon jumping fails on it. Read up around here and get an idea what they are.
That said its not the worst thing to build to.

Personally I would take that SL frame and build up a mini baja bike out of it. Much more useable every day and I think more fun
 

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Do us all a favor and go kill yourself. Ok maybe not kill yourself but something to knock some sense into you.



Jag, the 125 motorsport is a different bike. It may be the same engine but IIRC it is physically bigger than the cb/cl 125.
 

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The SL bikes (100, 125, 350) all had the word motorsport listed near them. Kinda like a CBXXX*F always had super sport near by

He has the parts and can build a bike like that article, way cooler then a ghey cafe out of one


Dean,
I love the rack, its so helpful.
 

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Nice CL jag. I know, the holes. The guy I bought it from bought it from someone who was using it as a flat tracker. Why they thought making swiss cheeses out of any available surface would really help them on the track I have no clue.

The dragon tattoo bike was the first bike I saw in a long time that I liked. I am so used to seeing mid life crisis Harleys, I forgot bikes could be cool. And as far as I understand a "Cafe" is a bike stripped of non essentials and comfort items. I know speed is the object with a Cafe, but with my budget and lack of experience I thought I would start small. As for the "fails", I would love to see an honest critique of what is wrong with it.
The frame for the Enduro is something I have not thought about, getting the Enduro was only a development that came about this afternoon. I might just have to sell it to fund this build.
Holy shit! Nader wrote a follow up? What a sense of humor on that guy!

Geeto, you know killing myself is not as easy as it sounds? Jumping a Geo Prizim through a house, and Congestive heart failure were just not enough. Maybe a motorcycle will finish the job nature could not. An honest critique may help me see the error of my ways faster than a concussion or death.

Having a bike exactly like the article is not that important, right now speed is not either. Just something I like to look at, and ride. A REAL mans cafe bike can always come later. I need to learn how to ride something more powerful than a moped or scooter without ending up in a wheel chair, again.

Thanks for the advice guys, I really do appreciate it.
 

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Pay no attention to these nay sayers. Little bikes are a blast! Like the old cliche "its more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow". I know all about slow, I race a pushrod 50....well, I did for 1/4 lap until it blew up, but it will be ready for the August races!

Dean, is that a real book it your post or something you made up? The picture and the authors name match up, and I know he has been published in the past.
 

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quote:It's la Bellisima Motocicleta alla Deano! In Lancia red, and with a real Made in Italia fuel tank.
See it here:http://xs500.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=bom&action=display&thread=275
I see that bike, drool, and forget my name for 3 seconds. What did it start out looking like being a $200 CL find?

quote:Just use an online fiche site to identify and cross reference parts.
Can you recommend a good fiche? I have been using Buymotorcycleparts.com
 

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Selling the Sl to fund the bike with the holes is a mistake. That thing is scrap.
Dont want an enduro? fine, but I still maintain that the cafe look is a bad idea on a single honda
Even on a budget things can be improved, cafes are not just about making hte bike uncomfortable, its about improving.

Run the drum off a CB160 or any bike that would be larger, swap forks from a cb350, again anything would be better then whats there
You can score a few stock CB350 parts from the FCB racers here cheap I bet.
Motorsports bike is the way to go
 

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quote:Originally posted by wasp

quote:It's la Bellisima Motocicleta alla Deano! In Lancia red, and with a real Made in Italia fuel tank.
See it here:http://xs500.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=bom&action=display&thread=275
I see that bike, drool, and forget my name for 3 seconds. What did it start out looking like being a $200 CL find?
It looked like this, however before you continue to drool... keep in mind that it was a budget build theme bike, a daily rider, not a racer

 

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quote:Originally posted by JackC


Dean, is that a real book it your post or something you made up? The picture and the authors name match up, and I know he has been published in the past.
it's on the internet... so it might be real
..if not , it should be
 

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After 2 weeks of dicking around with this CL I am totally abandoning the Cl build. I have managed to part the bike out and sold the frame to some guy who is going to chop it up and make some kind of Rickshaw for Burning man. I stopped listening after the words Burning man came out of his mouth, so I have no clue what the hell he meant by Rickshaw.
I managed to pick up A CB160 for half of what I sold the other bikes for, and ended up making $200.00 more than I put in, great success. I will start a new thread with the CB160. Thanks.
 
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