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1985 Honda service recommendations - July 28, 2009, 05:17 PM

Hey everyone,

I have a coworker who owns a (I believe) 1985 Honda of some type. I can't recall the particular model this minute, but I know it has no clutch lever as he has a physical disability.
Anyways, he has not ran the bike in a few years and wanted a decent place to get it serviced and running again (I'm sure the carbs would need cleaned and such.) He lives in the North Springfield area if that helps at all.
Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.

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It's hard to find a shop that will work on an older bike. Often times things are so boogered up that you break stuff trying to work on it.

That said, I would just start calling everywhere. I'm pretty pleased with RnR myself, so I would suggest starting there


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It's hard to find a shop that will work on an older bike. Often times things are so boogered up that you break stuff trying to work on it.

That said, I would just start calling everywhere. I'm pretty pleased with RnR myself, so I would suggest starting there
Agreed that most shops don't do old bikes. And if they even agree to take one on they may or may not have the expertise to get it done without extra shop time. RnR is your best bet in the area that I know of.

But I also know of a guy who is seriously checked out on old bikes (rebuilt the motor on my '75 Kawi). He is reasonable, reputable, and knows his shyt. PM for info.


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Thanks for the reply. I figured as much for the older bikes. I live extremely close to RnR myself and have been happy with the work that they have done. I might give Rick a call.
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Agreed that most shops don't do old bikes. And if they even agree to take one on they may or may not have the expertise to get it done without extra shop time. RnR is your best bet in the area that I know of.

But I also know of a guy who is seriously checked out on old bikes (rebuilt the motor on my '75 Kawi). He is reasonable, reputable, and knows his shyt. PM for info.
Thanks for the reply as well WKDBLD. I will PM you shortly to get the guy's info.
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Dealers will not work on old bikes but private shops will usually do it..

I will bet this is a cb750A Hondamatic - which is the bullet proof cb750 with a torque converter instead of a clutch that was made in the mid to late 70's

The first thing I would do is chain all the fluids and clean the carb (synch would probably be a good idea) and I would bet you it will run...

There was a shop in Nova that worked on older bikes - sorry but I forget the name - but I would be you could find it with out too much trouble..


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