Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

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wightegi
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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by wightegi » Tue May 11, 2021 8:06 pm

jrgibb wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 4:23 pm
wightegi wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 4:14 pm
That looks like the wrong casing on that engine ,is there a steel liner in the head ?
My engine on the bench, Chris's head ergo different engines
It looks like the casing from a 6 volt C70 the later ones had a lower oil dipstick hole .

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Tue May 11, 2021 11:08 pm


It looks like the casing from a 6 volt C70 the later ones had a lower oil dipstick hole .
Interesting, that's my engine. It's 12V and its registered as a 1985 C90E, the V5 has both the chassis and engine numbers and both correspond to the numbers on the bike. It's an HA02E engine number 85cc

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by wightegi » Wed May 12, 2021 6:59 pm

The lower oil filler hole was fitted to stop people overfilling the engine, HA is correct for a 12-volt engine but someone has had the cover off :?

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Thu May 13, 2021 10:13 am

wightegi wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 6:59 pm
The lower oil filler hole was fitted to stop people overfilling the engine, HA is correct for a 12-volt engine but someone has had the cover off :?
Yep that was my conclusion, guess these bikes can be bits of mongrels over the years :D

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by bikerbaker » Sat May 15, 2021 10:59 am

The best of luck with your endeavour!

The advice re French (Bstrd) fuel stations on a Sunday is good. I took an ample supply of Euros for this (in an envelope) and got my pocket picked in a queue whilst waiting to pay. It was a quite complicated distraction technique involving about 4 a holes.

I had seen a couple of FB posts of yours and must admit I was intrigued as I know another guy with the same name on this forum with a C90, not sure if he's ridden his since restoration though.

Think I saw a post about accompanying you from Dover to Maidstone which I'll think about later as I'm only in SE Essex.

Oh, and my name is Chris Baker (also nearly Barker). :lol:

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Sun May 16, 2021 12:27 pm

bikerbaker wrote:
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The best of luck with your endeavour!
Thanks mate, appreciate it! Yes, we're doing a run for hte day we plan to get back into the UK. Check us out in the Med2Med FB group;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/med2med

Come say helLo to the other Chris B :D

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by jrgibb » Mon May 17, 2021 11:25 am

Update - 16th May 2021 - 96 Days till departure

France is on the government amber list and we're still waiting to see how and when travel restrictions will be eased. I'm fully vaccinated, Chris is awaiting his second jab. We have a plan b) which is round the UK clockwise from Kent picking up Lands End to John O'Groats then back to Kent.

Both bikes are a little poorly at the moment Blue Steel more so that Kitty, after a top end rebuild the plug strip repair wasn't the hoped for success, the engine is running but very underpowered, almost certainly the loss of power is loss of compression.

Various options being considered including a Lifan but we're presently weighing up the "morality" of the bike(s) being non OEM for the event versus the ongoing cost and subsequent reliability of keeping the original engines running. A tough one! That 4th gear on a semi auto Lifan replacement engine is appealing with a fully loaded bike for camping and our more than ample physiques!!

Anyway the engine is out of Blue Steel again and, I have to say it's not until you see them bare like this that you realise they're just glorified cycles :D

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by bikerbaker » Mon May 17, 2021 11:46 am

jrgibb wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 12:27 pm
Come say helLo to the other Chris B :D
Might well do that. It would be funny if I could drag the other Jason G along. His dad is in a little local FB group and is always up for a ride out. :D

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by wightegi » Mon May 17, 2021 4:15 pm

If you are down on compression a new piston and Cylinder kit for about £50 will sort it. Alan CF is the main man for engine rebuilds .

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Re: Med2Med - For Alzheimer's and Stroke Ass

Post by dmw1950 » Mon May 17, 2021 4:51 pm

I'm going to a Honda owners club meeting (Kent branch) tonight I'll see if any members have C90's or parts and drum up some interest in your proposed trip.
regards from a man over the hill.
Dave
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