CB200 restoration

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bluejets
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CB200 restoration

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Been waiting for over 8 weeks for the front fork tubes to be reconditioned.
Finally arrived back today, look great.
Photos below were the choice I had originally and went for set No.1 A and B.
Straighten 1 and grind, rechrome, regrind and polish.
Engine was done nearly 5 years ago and has taken me this long to get back to the rebuild.
Happy with the result.
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First stage cleanup on the frame.
A good overall degrease and wash down with detergent.
Found it had been sprayed with an el-cheapo paint at some stage and the water jet from cleaning peeled it off in small sheets.
Rounded up some scotchbrite pads and a stainless wire brush to start second stage clean.
Then on to paint prep etc.

Three CB200's in here somewhere (Dad's shed)
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Primers and then base coats.

The final clear coat really brings up the end result.

All paints are Duplicolor.

Dad (92) had a pacemaker fitted the other day so it may help control the outcome when he sees I've cleaned out part of his workshop. :shock: :shock:
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MJF
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Re: CB200 restoration

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Looks like your restoration job is coming along nicely.

Always great to see any old forlorn motorcycle coming back to life.
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MJF wrote: 05 Dec 2020, 21:51 .... Always great to see any old forlorn motorcycle coming back to life.
If only lots of elbow grease & new paint could bring an old forlorn motorcycle rider back to "as new" :shock: :lol: :lol: .
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Wayne
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bluejets
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Re: CB200 restoration

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Dragged out a selection of the next bits to work on today.
Have 3 near complete bikes to pick from so quite fortunate in that respect.
Photos show what I have to work with.
I've seen some rebuilds which simply just astound me but then again, unlimited resources and funds can work wonders.
Plan is to get a solid base , clean up what I can and replace the obvious up front.
Things like rechroming of guards and wheels can be done later.
Engine is good now thanks to Dad rebuilding the head over 5 years ago due to being chopped out by a shagged timing chain.
Think they just rode it until it wouldn't go anymore.
Bottom end and the rest of the engine is good thankfully.
Only have the one "CB200" side cover emblem so might have to do some homework there on how to make a replacement, maybe white metal.
Some under the bench in the workshop somewhere.
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Attacked the tank today.
Removed the badges and stripped all the layers of paint back to bare metal.
Took 3 or more attempts with paint stripper to get to a satisfactory level of "clean".
A day or so sanding and preping should see some improvement and get 92 year old Dad's approval.
Funny how he still thinks of me as a 14 year old kid with a headful of ambition and no idea how to get there.
A few spots of crazied rust areas (looks like spiders) in the surface, no idea what caused that but will clean up best as possible and then throw in some rust converter.
Found a couple of dents on the right side that had been filled with bog, so removed that and poked a bar down inside and pushed it back out to the best of my ability.
Will still need a little filler but nowhere near what was there.

Spoke with my young nephew about best paint and he advised epoxy for a fuel proof finish on the tank.
Might even give all the previously clear coated frame areas a light sand and pop some epoxy clear on there as well.

Finished colour will be as close as possible to the original Musket Green metallic with a black area near the knee pads. ( well, what used to be knee pads on the old BSA DA10 I had way back when)

Found a few photos of some "fully restored CB200"s" for inspiration.
Can't beat having some idea on direction.
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Cast a new badge to replace one missing from side cover.
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Seat cleaned up and minor repairs yesterday.

Had considered new upholstery however the existing is still intact, also the replacement ones are around the 575mm mark.

One requirement for single seat rego here in Aus is the top seat section be 500mm or less.
This existing comes in at 495mm so spot on.

Tank and side cover final painting to be done as soon as I get a full day without interruptions as well as fine dry weather.
Multi colours and the type of paint requires all colours and 2 pack clear be applied all in an 8 hour period.
Have patterns made for the layout so should cut some time out of the equation.
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Re: CB200 restoration

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Tank and side covers painted,new seal fitted to filler cap (real pia) almost ready for everything to be reassembled.
Will give the engine a quick dewax/degrease and a shot of "cast aluminium" Duplicolor.
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