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|Comment||That has cleared up a mystery for me about the narrow sprockets and the oversized chain that the poor thing came with. I say poor only because of the backwards things that had been done to this CL72. The frame has now been repaired by the Frame Man in Sacramento. It will be a while before it sees the road again. But that is the fun it ! Just trying to track down parts is like detective work. Like the right outer lower fork leg tube is bent not allowing for the bushings to set in properly; the fork tubes have also been trued and I will not install them until I find an undamaged lower housing. But the fact that these parts are not growing on trees makes it even more so THE ADVENTUREOF THE HUNT ! As a retired guy who in 1965 was not quite old enough to own or drive a CL72 its now my chance bring this old girl back to life. By the kid that had a crush on her 50 years ago. Thank You again for Listening Bill. Bob 5/11/2015.|
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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.
I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.