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Offline Johnwebley

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« on: June 10, 2018, 11:11:14 PM »

 just purchased a red CB200,  77 plate ,21K miles ,a little scruffy,but quite nice ,more details and pics soon
lifelong motorcycle rider,and fan

Offline Laverda120

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Re: CB200
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 01:43:33 PM »
I had one of those John back in 1980. It had been painted black with a nose fairing so at least it looked fast! The guy who owned it was actually an undertaker so maybe he had a job lot of black paint!  It was a nice bike apart from the front cable operated disc brake.  I was slowing down one day in heavy traffic when it locked on (I think the release ratchet broke in the caliper). It sent me over the handlebars!
I used to like the green metallic ones.

Offline Seabeowner

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Re: CB200
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 04:03:55 PM »
We had a green one, we re-sprayed it blue. Come to that I had my 500, candy garnet brown and re-sprayed that blue. Liked the CB175s, but never took to the 200. The cam seized and never really found out why. Looked spotless inside engine.
Don't like blue bikes now.  ???
1971  CB500K0
1973  CB500K1
1975  CB550F1
1978  CB550K

Offline MarkCR750

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Re: CB200
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 08:28:23 PM »
I had a green one when I was 17 , the clutch slipped, it was before I had any mechanical knowledge, or money, so I rode it for a year with a slipping clutch 🙂, I was talking to someone a couple of weeks ago he’d got a nicely restored red one, he said he was sure the one he had in the 70’s was twice as fast! 😄, what do they do 70mph ?

80+ evidently, just found this , scroll down past the spec to find a really good article from cycle magazine 1974.
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Offline rozabikes

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Re: CB200
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 07:32:51 AM »
Like the bit about "if fuel ever goes over a buck a gallon".....

Good article telling lots about the basic motor development from 125 etc.
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....