View Full Version : My CL 100 build, Mono shock :-)

06-11-2010, 8:46 AM
OK, thought I would post this up for everyone. Got the bike on Tue. and this is what I have done so far. 8" stretch on the swing arm, shock mount, seat mount. I hope to get the seat today, finish up the swing arm, and start on paint and reassembly this weekend.

06-11-2010, 8:52 AM
This will be my 1st mono shock build. So far I'm diggin' it.

06-11-2010, 11:05 AM
Do you guys think I will need a chain tensioner? And if so, should it be mounted to the frame, or the swing arm? It's a stock 99cc Honda motor, and the bike will weigh less than 200lbs. if that makes any difference.

06-13-2010, 9:52 PM
If you were to run one it looks like your only option would be on the swingarm. As far as needing to run one? Not sure about that.

06-14-2010, 7:35 PM
The chain ended up being a 142. I will post up more pics later. A buddy of mine came over to check it out today, He is a vintage dirt bike kinda guy, he says "you need a chain guide on the bottom of the swing arm just in front of the sprocket" I don't know about all that, a 428x142 chain does not seem THAT long to me. I need a 12-13" eye to eye shock that is intended to be a mono shock. I tried 2 rear shocks off of an XS 750, still not stiff enough. I have a mono shock off of a KX 250, but it's 16", and has a remote res. that I really don't want to add to the bike.

06-14-2010, 9:45 PM
that is WAY long. a guide should be good. I have a cb100 and they arent that powerful to warrant one.....i dont think

06-14-2010, 11:58 PM
I have some UHMW, I could carve up a guide out of, I will get started in the AM on it. I got the main wiring harness done, and the rectifier mounted tonight. I ran all the wiring run through the frame, and put the rectifier right up by the ignition switch. I will post pics of it all in the AM.

06-15-2010, 7:01 AM
my ol' lady bought it for 150 about 3 years ago. fun lil bikes, suprisingly quick to!!

06-15-2010, 2:57 PM

06-15-2010, 4:14 PM
Well, I got NOTHING done on it today LOL, just pulled it out on the street to snap some pics.
Still on the to do list
1) Get the shock sorted out
2) Build the exhaust
3) rear fender
4) A 150 rear and a slim front tire with nice sport bike type tread pattern
5) Sort out a 6 volt head light, and mount it and the tail light and tag.
6) Replace the kicker shaft and kicker
7) Odds-N-ends, air cleaner ect.

On to the pics: