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Unread 01-26-2015, 06:38 PM
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I have two different part manuals. Neither one shows the black front fender packing that my bike has on it. It is the same rubber that the larger Dreams come with. Is this something that was maybe never documented on the earliest models?

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Unread 01-27-2015, 05:29 PM
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Mine is an early '60 (like yours), but it did not come with a front fender. My late (all original) '61 does not have the packing and I have never seen a CA95 with packing in that area. Do you have a picture of your fender packing before disassembly? Was the packing on yours attached to the fender or headlight shell?
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Dane,
Here is a pic taken before disassembly. I am pretty sure it was attached to the headlight shell. It's weird that it is not in either parts manual but was on mine. I looked at that blue CA 95 I found on the Japanese guy's site and it looks like it has it too. Hmmmm...
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Take a close look at a bike I built a couple of years ago.


You can see the "packing" between the headlight bucket and the fender.

Looks original? No. I just used black automotive door edging found at any big box auto parts store. The inside of the door edging has adhesive and fits the lip at the bottom of the headlight bucket.
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In the shot I attached of the Japanese guy's CA95, it looks like there's no packing. Also, I see no sign of a packing ever being installed on my headlight shell. If there was one on there for very long, the paint would've been less faded/rusted in that area, but it is not. I think someone installed the packing at some point on your bike, just like Spokes did on his bike.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 09:01 AM
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Thanks for the photos guys. Looks like I may not include the packing.
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Unread 04-05-2015, 08:03 AM
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I ordered replacement clutch discs from Thailand. They said they were were for a CA95. When I received them I noticed they were thinner than the originals. There are also 5 discs instead of the original 4. Anyone had this happen?
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I haven't inspected them to compare to those installed but my bike came with a spare set of discs that I would let go of if those don't work.
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Unread 04-05-2015, 02:27 PM
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I haven't inspected them to compare to those installed but my bike came with a spare set of discs that I would let go of if those don't work.

Thanks. I attached a pic of the two discs. The one on the left is original. The right one is about 1mm thinner. I will take you up on the offer if the set you have checks out. Just PM me and let me know the specific.
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Unread 04-05-2015, 06:07 PM
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I will caliper them tomorrow and photo them to see if you want them. Thanks! Hoppy Easter! -William
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Unread 04-05-2015, 06:44 PM
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Neither of my 1960 Toyko Rose CA95s have the fender packing you pictured. I've successfully taken apart and cleaned a few of the early horns…a few squirts of carb cleaner and a little movement of the adjustment screw got them in working order.

In regards to the color, the October 1960 issue of Cycle had a wonderful comprehensive Road Test (#111) of the CA95. "Attractively painted in a color that we can as nearly as possible describe as 'passionate pink', the Honda looks and performs like no other lightweight of that capacity we have ever ridden."

And they went on to say "The more we rode our test Honda, the more we liked it. It performs exceptionally well for its size and is well designed and put together" And I'd add to that the same applies 55 years later!
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Unread 04-06-2015, 09:48 AM
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Neither of my 1960 Toyko Rose CA95s have the fender packing you pictured. I've successfully taken apart and cleaned a few of the early horns…a few squirts of carb cleaner and a little movement of the adjustment screw got them in working order.

In regards to the color, the October 1960 issue of Cycle had a wonderful comprehensive Road Test (#111) of the CA95. "Attractively painted in a color that we can as nearly as possible describe as 'passionate pink', the Honda looks and performs like no other lightweight of that capacity we have ever ridden."

And they went on to say "The more we rode our test Honda, the more we liked it. It performs exceptionally well for its size and is well designed and put together" And I'd add to that the same applies 55 years later!
Got the horn apart and appreciate the tip. The color is definitely "passionate" and pink as well

Here are pics of my horn and tank finished!
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Very nice! I didn't get a chance to check those plates today. I will tomorrow!
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Unread 04-07-2015, 08:15 AM
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Looks like they are roughly 3.5mm. I have 3 plates and 4 discs. They look used maybe they were just oiled for storage.
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