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Dave.T
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New MEMBER MD90

Post by Dave.T » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:47 pm

Hello Gang..Picked up a MD90 from Seven Seas in Dewsbury last Saturday. Train over & rode it back to Lincolnshire in torrential rain ! My first “cub” riding experience in 34 years of motorcycling ! A disgrace I know ! We (the MD & I) both survived the experience & i’ve Been out for a razz about since, LOVE IT !
Need to get a maintenance manual to familiarise my self with servicing etc...Any body got anything...Haynes or otherwise ? And any other owners in the Lincolnshire area ? Cheers Dave

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wightegi
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Re: New MEMBER MD90

Post by wightegi » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:15 pm

The engines were either 6 volt or 12 volt , the 6 volt 90 engines are not the same as the 12 volt ones , so what have you got ?

Dave.T
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Re: New MEMBER MD90

Post by Dave.T » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:10 pm

12v.....

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Re: New MEMBER MD90

Post by PhilB » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:21 pm

Welcome!

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Re: New MEMBER MD90

Post by bikerbaker » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:14 pm

Welcome indeed.

You're unlikely (someone prove me wrong) to find a manual for the MD90 but if I'm right it's basically a C90 with a 14" rear wheel? Have a look at the following thread to find a sort of generic Honda C90 workshop manual - up to 85'ish - might do for a start.

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=34257

I'm in Essex and did have a plan to have a disorganised camping weekend at Lincs Aviation Museum, East Kirkby this year. Managed to mangle my leg but still aim to do it next year when finally fit enough. :D

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Re: New MEMBER MD90

Post by Dave.T » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:26 pm

I got a HAYNES, just to get my head around basic maintenance & yes i’m Sure you are right, no need to hunt a specific MD manual.

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Re: New MEMBER MD90

Post by bikerbaker » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:36 pm

Dave.T wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:26 pm
I got a HAYNES, just to get my head around basic maintenance & yes i’m Sure you are right, no need to hunt a specific MD manual.
Thinking about it, you could probably get a manual for an MD90 but it would be in Japanese! The downloadable one mentioned above is better than a Haynes IMHO. :lol:

Enjoy whatever.

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Re: New MEMBER MD90

Post by Harps18TV » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:10 pm

Hi Dave & welcome.
I too bought an MD90 from Seven Seas but had it delivered as I`m in Essex & felt too old to ride that sort of distance! Maintenance is basically the same as the C90 & I haven`t found a specific manual apart from a Japanese one & that wouldn`t be much use to me. I think that the engine is the same as the 6v machines althought it has 12v output - it certainly has the larger clutch side case than my 12v cub. There are a couple of grease nipples that the C90s don`t have - on the side stand & centre stand pivot but you`ve probably seen those.
I think they`re great little bikes as well & I think I may even prefer it to my C90 :o

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