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My 'new' Honda Cub
« on: 22, July, 2012 - 16:02:41 »
On Friday I won an eBay auction for a 1980 Honda C70ZZ Cub  ;D



According to howmanyleft.co.uk there are only 3 left and are all SORNd. This one was cheap (£112) as the description lacked any detail whatsoever. All I know is that it's been stood since 1995 and that it has no paperwork. Look forward to collecting it and starting work.

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #1 on: 22, July, 2012 - 19:44:29 »
I remember when these were everywhere - nice project for the school hols  :) :)

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #2 on: 24, July, 2012 - 20:38:51 »
Going to collect it tomorrow morning - looking forward to it! :D

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #3 on: 25, July, 2012 - 11:18:41 »
Top result mate. That brings back memories of my old Honda c90  8) They are superb for cheap commuting and the lack of power makes for some fun riding  ;D

Didn't realise they were getting so scarce now  :(.
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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #4 on: 25, July, 2012 - 20:07:39 »
Finally collected it this morning. I've given it a good going over and think I have a definitive list of things that need doing;

MoT;
Exhaust
Rear mudguard and two small (2"x2") patches
Mirrors
Battery
Front Inner Tube

To a presentable condition;
MoT list +
Front mudguard
Honda badge for front legshield
A fair bit of paint
Wheel spokes re-chroming
Rear rack re-chroming

I carried out an oil change today, bought a new front inner tube and purchased the ignition key from keysinthepost.com, unfortunately they are closed until the 30th of July so I'm expecting the key to arrive mid-week next week.

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #5 on: 26, July, 2012 - 12:28:11 »
Looks like the tin worms have been having a nibble , but not too bad. I reckon it will scrub up quite nice  :)

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #6 on: 26, July, 2012 - 15:34:26 »
I have started to rub down the rust on the wheelarch and it was only surface, in the two below pictures you can see the only two rot holes that are on the frame itself and the rubbed down parts of the wheelarch in primer.



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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #7 on: 27, July, 2012 - 17:03:50 »
A little progress today, I really want it running first before I become properly stuck in.

Gave the wheels a quick go over with some metal polish - the front one came up very well but the rear still needs a little more work;


I also wire brushed the rear luggage rack and that came up OK-ish;


I then ordered a new battery fitted a new battery, run a new battery overflow pipe as the original was missing & cleaned up the battery bay and the part of the main frame tube you can see through the hole in the below picture;

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #8 on: 28, July, 2012 - 23:05:51 »
I put together a website about it this evening - it can be viewed here

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #9 on: 31, July, 2012 - 17:52:35 »
Yesterday, I fitted the new front inner tube and my battery arrived today so I got that fitted too. I'm hoping the ignition key will arrive tomorrow.

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #10 on: 01, August, 2012 - 12:05:49 »
It runs!!!!!

The key arrived this morning and after 5 kicks the bike fired up! A couple of minutes later saw it idling on it's own too.

A video of the bike starting & idling has uploaded and it can be viewed here

I will post the video of me riding it once it's finished uploading.

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #11 on: 01, August, 2012 - 15:18:50 »
The video of me riding it has just uploaded and can be viewed here

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #12 on: 01, August, 2012 - 19:16:57 »
That's great news bud - but as a Dad here - short sleeves and no crash helmet !!!!!

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #13 on: 02, August, 2012 - 11:08:19 »
Suggest changing engine & gearbox oil, lubricate chain, before driving it again.And wear protective clothing!

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Re: My 'new' Honda Cub
« Reply #14 on: 02, August, 2012 - 11:19:23 »
Suggest changing engine & gearbox oil, lubricate chain, before driving it again.And wear protective clothing!
The oils were done the day I got it, the chain was lubricated yesterday.