I have acquired all of the stuff necessary to restore the 1964 CH that I butchered back in 1968. It took me almost 5 years to find the correct, working horn and I won't embarras myself by stating what I paid. And I gave the original horn away 1968 along with many other original parts in almost-new condition !! But most internal motor parts, frame parts, transmission parts and other mechanical parts are readily available. Original front fenders are out there at the meets as well and on ebay (usually on ebay for unreasonabe prices). Correct rear fenders and are becomming more difficult to find. Consumables like original tail light lenses are always difficult.
Jim D's advice is the only caution. The lower right corner of the cases did blow out occasuonally under the transmission as the ring gear on countershaft 1st gear wore out and the counteshaft end play increased and mis-aligned itselfe withthe differential speedo drive gear. The protruding boss that supported the right side of the countershaft was not up to the task of supporting the loading and the entire areas was, generally, too weak. This was remedied around 1973 when the lower case was thickened and the speedo drive was reloated. HOWEVER, if the 1960 that you are interested in has a pristine transmission section, chances are it was one of the 'better-machined' cases. If it were me, I would remove the ring gear from countershaft 1st, thus rendering the speedometer inoperable. It's a better alternative than a blown right case. It can be made operable again by re-installing the ring gear.
But this stuff is all part of the challange. If I were you, I would just buy that bike and jump in !!
Last edited by Bill Pedalino; 04-03-2011 at 08:07 AM.
Huntington, New York