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Drainyoo,

What bike are you looking to fix? I've read through your posts and I don't see year and model etc.

As far as manuals go, it all depends on what you want to do. Tune up, brakes, cables stuff like that Clymer is as good as any. If you want to rebuild the enging from the crank up..... maybe not.

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Drainyoo,

What bike are you looking to fix? I've read through your posts and I don't see year and model etc.

As far as manuals go, it all depends on what you want to do. Tune up, brakes, cables stuff like that Clymer is as good as any. If you want to rebuild the enging from the crank up..... maybe not.

Mike O.
Its a 1975 CB200T.

Im not planning on rebuilding the engine at all. The most ill do myself is a tune up and MAYBE rebuild the carbs.
 

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you should be able to get the manual through any honda dealer, i got a kawasaki W1 manual through a dealer....good luck with the bike....

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you should be able to get the manual through any honda dealer, i got a kawasaki W1 manual through a dealer....good luck with the bike....

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Thanks man. Im going to attempt replacing the clutch cable this weekend. Ill let ya know how that goes and Ill also post some pics of the bike.
 

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Where in NYC are you?
Woodside, Queens.
dude I'm in flushing, Ride over to my house on a sunday and I'll tune her up for ya (depending on what you need). Only other days are tuesday, wed and thursday.

If you absolutley must have a shop do the work the best guy for a cb750 is in freeport Long Island. Mitch at Alternative used to race cb750s in the 70's, he also was the service tech at honda when these bikes were new and opened his own shop in 1982. He does all the hard stuff on my cb750 bike (the stuff that requires tools I don't have). He is kinda a drive and his prices are a little stiff but he is worth it. Phone number is (516) 379 3287, tell him Kerry sent ya.
 

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dude I'm in flushing, Ride over to my house on a sunday and I'll tune her up for ya (depending on what you need). Only other days are tuesday, wed and thursday.

If you absolutley must have a shop do the work the best guy for a cb750 is in freeport Long Island. Mitch at Alternative used to race cb750s in the 70's, he also was the service tech at honda when these bikes were new and opened his own shop in 1982. He does all the hard stuff on my cb750 bike (the stuff that requires tools I don't have). He is kinda a drive and his prices are a little stiff but he is worth it. Phone number is (516) 379 3287, tell him Kerry sent ya.
Thansk dude. Ill give him a call.
 

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Well I got her running fellas. I replaced the clutch cable, gassed her up, replaced the plugs, dropped in a new battery and she runs perfectly. Idles at 1200 without any problems. Gears shift smoothly. Every things seems to be pretty good. Im going to need a few news things, especially tires but Ill ask you guys about that later.

After doing the clutch cable, I think I can handle a tuneup myself but Im not sure of a few things. Where is the oil located and how would I replace it? What oil is the best to use? Is rebuilding carbs difficult? Is it just gaskets and what not that need to be replaced? What else should I check and fix? Points? Where are they located?

Sorry for all the questions but Im not familiar with these bikes. Just getting use to them.

Thanks again!
 

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Well I got her running fellas. I replaced the clutch cable, gassed her up, replaced the plugs, dropped in a new battery and she runs perfectly. Idles at 1200 without any problems. Gears shift smoothly. Every things seems to be pretty good. Im going to need a few news things, especially tires but Ill ask you guys about that later.

After doing the clutch cable, I think I can handle a tuneup myself but Im not sure of a few things. Where is the oil located and how would I replace it? What oil is the best to use? Is rebuilding carbs difficult? Is it just gaskets and what not that need to be replaced? What else should I check and fix? Points? Where are they located?

Sorry for all the questions but Im not familiar with these bikes. Just getting use to them.

Thanks again!
 

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First off, CHECK YOUR OIL. Seriously.

As for shops to work on your CB200.... good luck. Works is great but he has no intrest in the japanese stuff. The QCC are great people but again, just not their scene. There are a few mechanics that we ALL know do side-work but... BIG $$$ and only for going fast. Basically you, like the rest of us NYers will have to fend for yourself! There are a few of us on the boards here, and people always meet mondays at bar matchless @ driggs and manhattan in bklyn. Stop by.

We have also started a NY-specific mailing list and website:

www.NYCvinMoto.com

I have basically listed all the shops worth mention on the site, check it out.

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First off, CHECK YOUR OIL. Seriously.

As for shops to work on your CB200.... good luck. Works is great but he has no intrest in the japanese stuff. The QCC are great people but again, just not their scene. There are a few mechanics that we ALL know do side-work but... BIG $$$ and only for going fast. Basically you, like the rest of us NYers will have to fend for yourself! There are a few of us on the boards here, and people always meet mondays at bar matchless @ driggs and manhattan in bklyn. Stop by.

We have also started a NY-specific mailing list and website:

www.NYCvinMoto.com

I have basically listed all the shops worth mention on the site, check it out.

BORN TO LURK, FORCED TO WORK.
 

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First off, CHECK YOUR OIL. Seriously.

As for shops to work on your CB200.... good luck. Works is great but he has no intrest in the japanese stuff. The QCC are great people but again, just not their scene. There are a few mechanics that we ALL know do side-work but... BIG $$$ and only for going fast. Basically you, like the rest of us NYers will have to fend for yourself! There are a few of us on the boards here, and people always meet mondays at bar matchless @ driggs and manhattan in bklyn. Stop by.

We have also started a NY-specific mailing list and website:

www.NYCvinMoto.com

I have basically listed all the shops worth mention on the site, check it out.

BORN TO LURK, FORCED TO WORK.
Rosko, thanks man. Im going to try and swing by matchless one day. Ive been to that site before and I love it. Great resource.

As for the oil, what type of oil would be good?
 

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First off, CHECK YOUR OIL. Seriously.

As for shops to work on your CB200.... good luck. Works is great but he has no intrest in the japanese stuff. The QCC are great people but again, just not their scene. There are a few mechanics that we ALL know do side-work but... BIG $$$ and only for going fast. Basically you, like the rest of us NYers will have to fend for yourself! There are a few of us on the boards here, and people always meet mondays at bar matchless @ driggs and manhattan in bklyn. Stop by.

We have also started a NY-specific mailing list and website:

www.NYCvinMoto.com

I have basically listed all the shops worth mention on the site, check it out.

BORN TO LURK, FORCED TO WORK.
Rosko, thanks man. Im going to try and swing by matchless one day. Ive been to that site before and I love it. Great resource.

As for the oil, what type of oil would be good?
 

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Well I got her running fellas. I replaced the clutch cable, gassed her up, replaced the plugs, dropped in a new battery and she runs perfectly. Idles at 1200 without any problems. Gears shift smoothly. Every things seems to be pretty good. Im going to need a few news things, especially tires but Ill ask you guys about that later.

After doing the clutch cable, I think I can handle a tuneup myself but Im not sure of a few things. Where is the oil located and how would I replace it? What oil is the best to use? Is rebuilding carbs difficult? Is it just gaskets and what not that need to be replaced? What else should I check and fix? Points? Where are they located?

Sorry for all the questions but Im not familiar with these bikes. Just getting use to them.

Thanks again!
If you are asking these kind of questions you need some one to go over your bike with you. BTW, get a shop manual for your bike - you will need it. Gimmie a call and I'll come over and go over it with you (516) 361 9331.

Oil - old hondas use primarily 10w30 but in the summer I tend to run something a little thicker just in case I get stuck in manhattan traffic.

On old hondas there is either an oil tank or the motor and tranny use a shared tank (internal to the engine). If a seperate oil tank it would be under one of the side covers and have a filler cap. If internal, there will be no oil tank.

The oil drain plug is at the bottom of the engine. Get a shop manual so you know how much oil to put in. to change the oil open the oil drain plug (with a catch can underneath) and let the oil pour out, open the tank filler to let the oil come out faster. When it is all done, close it up and begin pouring oil into the filler neck of the tank. When the recommended amount is in, close the filler. You will need to change the filter when all the old oil is out and before the new oil goes in, refer to your shop manual as to how to do this.

It will take too long for me to type out the rest of what you need to do, just call me and i'll go over it with you in person.
 

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Well I got her running fellas. I replaced the clutch cable, gassed her up, replaced the plugs, dropped in a new battery and she runs perfectly. Idles at 1200 without any problems. Gears shift smoothly. Every things seems to be pretty good. Im going to need a few news things, especially tires but Ill ask you guys about that later.

After doing the clutch cable, I think I can handle a tuneup myself but Im not sure of a few things. Where is the oil located and how would I replace it? What oil is the best to use? Is rebuilding carbs difficult? Is it just gaskets and what not that need to be replaced? What else should I check and fix? Points? Where are they located?

Sorry for all the questions but Im not familiar with these bikes. Just getting use to them.

Thanks again!
If you are asking these kind of questions you need some one to go over your bike with you. BTW, get a shop manual for your bike - you will need it. Gimmie a call and I'll come over and go over it with you (516) 361 9331.

Oil - old hondas use primarily 10w30 but in the summer I tend to run something a little thicker just in case I get stuck in manhattan traffic.

On old hondas there is either an oil tank or the motor and tranny use a shared tank (internal to the engine). If a seperate oil tank it would be under one of the side covers and have a filler cap. If internal, there will be no oil tank.

The oil drain plug is at the bottom of the engine. Get a shop manual so you know how much oil to put in. to change the oil open the oil drain plug (with a catch can underneath) and let the oil pour out, open the tank filler to let the oil come out faster. When it is all done, close it up and begin pouring oil into the filler neck of the tank. When the recommended amount is in, close the filler. You will need to change the filter when all the old oil is out and before the new oil goes in, refer to your shop manual as to how to do this.

It will take too long for me to type out the rest of what you need to do, just call me and i'll go over it with you in person.
 

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Well I got her running fellas. I replaced the clutch cable, gassed her up, replaced the plugs, dropped in a new battery and she runs perfectly. Idles at 1200 without any problems. Gears shift smoothly. Every things seems to be pretty good. Im going to need a few news things, especially tires but Ill ask you guys about that later.

After doing the clutch cable, I think I can handle a tuneup myself but Im not sure of a few things. Where is the oil located and how would I replace it? What oil is the best to use? Is rebuilding carbs difficult? Is it just gaskets and what not that need to be replaced? What else should I check and fix? Points? Where are they located?

Sorry for all the questions but Im not familiar with these bikes. Just getting use to them.

Thanks again!
If you are asking these kind of questions you need some one to go over your bike with you. BTW, get a shop manual for your bike - you will need it. Gimmie a call and I'll come over and go over it with you (516) 361 9331.

Oil - old hondas use primarily 10w30 but in the summer I tend to run something a little thicker just in case I get stuck in manhattan traffic.

On old hondas there is either an oil tank or the motor and tranny use a shared tank (internal to the engine). If a seperate oil tank it would be under one of the side covers and have a filler cap. If internal, there will be no oil tank.

The oil drain plug is at the bottom of the engine. Get a shop manual so you know how much oil to put in. to change the oil open the oil drain plug (with a catch can underneath) and let the oil pour out, open the tank filler to let the oil come out faster. When it is all done, close it up and begin pouring oil into the filler neck of the tank. When the recommended amount is in, close the filler. You will need to change the filter when all the old oil is out and before the new oil goes in, refer to your shop manual as to how to do this.

It will take too long for me to type out the rest of what you need to do, just call me and i'll go over it with you in person.
Thanks for the help. My manual came in yesterday and I figured it all out. If I have any more problems Ill definitely give you a call. Thanks again for the help. I really appreciate it.
 
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