Cafe Racer Forum banner

HONDA CB100 FrankenBike ( No Running Lights )

4811 Views 26 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  Boostamante
So i bought this 1972 Honda CB100 a while back for a couple hundred bucks. It ran a bit rough and had no lights wired up. Since then i have ran new gas in it and have managed to get her running somewhat decent ( might need a carb clean and new gaskets ). I see no evidence of a stator and it seems to only been used as a dirt bike in its past life. I would love to run lights and have at least a working brake light but cant figure out what the best way to go about it. Cant really tell if the engine is the original CB from another bike or a CL. ( the original exhaust ran High vs the low CB style ).

I have 2 options in my head, one is run a LED head light and wire up a small 12v battery or figure out they correct stator that will work with mentioned engine ( The isnt option isnt ideal but it works ). Currently the bike runs without a battery and has one wire coming out the left side that goes to a kill switch.

Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Motor vehicle Car

Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Motor vehicle Automotive tire

Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Motor vehicle Car
See less See more
1 - 4 of 27 Posts
xr motor the engine numbers will tell you
total waste of money to try to make it road leagal
you could buy a good used 175-250cc dualsport and actually ride
that thing wont be able to keep up with the cages anyway
they will run over,you... 15 year old girls on chinese scooters will run over you
,teach a pretty girl to ride ,teach some kids to ride learn to fucking ride yourself in the dirt its the best place to start
the parking lot and out at the river

how much do you weigh ? what size motor is it it ?it is cast in the cylinder
in fact the best thing is ride it like it is on the street when popo yanks it go get a bike that doesnt need everything
  • Like
Reactions: 1
This explains why the CB100 Exhaust didnt quite bolt up. HA! Hence the funky mod exhaust i did. If its a XR100 engine, how can i tell? engine is stamped with HE01 and cant seem to come up with anything using google
i already told you, the engine capacity, it is stamped into the fucking cylinder fucking barrel
it is actually fucking cast right in to the fucking aluminum
if you cant even follow simple things like where to see the capacity of the engine,how the fucking hell will you learn to fix your motorcycle over the interrnet ? thats the point nobody does and that is another reason not to own a fixer bike because you know nothing
read books if you want to repair a motorcycle
trying to get that machine worthy for street riding is pure insanity ,why not just flush your money, all of it ,down the toilet ?
ride it like it is until it breaks and then give it to some young 'un
Seems I have the 80cc engine. At least i know that for sure now. Wanted to make sure so i could order a carb rebuild kit as it idles a little rough and am afarid to crack her open and find out i need to replace gaskets. Would the XR100 /CB100 carbs / kits be the same?
first thing is put in a new sparkplug then a compresion test then a new sparkplug cap then check all wire connections clean all ground connections adjust valves and timing chain inspect airfilter clean if needed make sure the engine cannot suck in dirt
now this one is very important, not doing it could kill you
inspect the brake shoes especially the front
unless they look like brand new shoes ,get new ones
then read some books wtf is it about gaskets ? there are simple methods to check for air leaks which could mean you need a new gasket but it usually causes a high rough idle
get some books and study
i have a couple or 12 vintage motorcycle mechanics training books that you would learn so much from
studying one of them would do you good
shit i still learn stuff from them and i am 60
honda identifies parts using a 3 digit code as does yamaha and suzuki
the 3 digit code is marked on most parts it is not always the same as the vin first characters
Motorcycle Model Codes
See less See more
1 - 4 of 27 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.