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BlueskyC50
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Hi there, I’m new.

Post by BlueskyC50 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:52 am

After 40 years of riding bikes I’ve chosen a 1975 C50 hedge-find to make my life complete.

My late father had Cubs all his life and it’s a iconic looking bike that conjures all sorts of memories for me.

I have a few old friends who will help me but I’m counting on some good advice here too with new friends hopefully.

My project is recently stripped and showing all the signs of major and minor metal worm 🐛 so I’ll not be out on it before a lot of work and homework.

Photos to come but they’ll be best posted in a “authentic rusty bike section”

Pubs open on Monday so there is something to cheer about.

Stay safe

DC

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wightegi
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Rides:: 12v 1988 e start C90, Gl5oo silverwing ,Piaggio xevo 250ie
Location: Isle of Wight

Re: Hi there, I’m new.

Post by wightegi » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:42 am

Hi welcome , we like photos but they have to be hosted elsewhere , there is a guide , put Postimage in the search box ;)

And stick 75 C50 in your details as it will help with any questions you may have.

barker
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Post by barker » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:46 am

wellcome to the honda 90 groupe best of luck with the resstoraction will look forward to following your progress, please loads of photos

BlueskyC50
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Re: Hi there, I’m new.

Post by BlueskyC50 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:13 pm

Thanks for the advice, 👍

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wightegi
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Re: Hi there, I’m new.

Post by wightegi » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:39 pm

We have a few members around your area and they often go out for a ride so keep an eye on the events area. ;)

Seventyheadbarrel
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Rides:: C125 super cub / r9t racer
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Post by Seventyheadbarrel » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:38 pm

Hi D.C.
And welcome to c90 club your life is complete. May I point out that Honda like you consider it to be a iconic looking bike, so much so that they have trademarked the very shape of the bike the only vehicle in automotive history to achieve this.

BlueskyC50
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Re: Hi there, I’m new.

Post by BlueskyC50 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:38 pm

Thanks All.

This is the beast but it looks better than treacly is. the swinging arm is lace and the rear mudguard is toast.
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BlueskyC50
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Re: Hi there, I’m new.

Post by BlueskyC50 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:07 am

BlueskyC50 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:38 pm
Thanks All.

This is the beast but it looks better than it really is. the swinging arm is lace and the rear mudguard is toast.
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wightegi
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Post by wightegi » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:27 am

Hi swing arms are hard to find , the 12 volt ones are available from Wemoto and would give you a better choice of shocks (longer than the C50 ones ) Repair sections are out there for the bodywork .

BlueskyC50
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Re: Hi there, I’m new.

Post by BlueskyC50 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:33 am

I’ve seen the lack of swinging arms for the ‘shorts’ but I’m hoping a welding wizard pal is going to help out with a miracle transplant.
As you say the mudguard is easier to find but in need of a little persuasion to fit. By again I’m hoping my miracle worker will come up trumps.

There are issues with the rusty spokes but the rims are pitted but not terrible, solid but a bit ugly. The sets of spokes might be a best fit, either that or new wheels, but I would rather have a rideable bike not a pristine show bike.

Can you get new sets of head races or do the caged later ones fit?

Omg. loads of questions, loads of work but in the end I hope to be riding it on the road using petrol before the gov. make us all put electric engines in everything. 🙄

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