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Old 11-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #46
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Uh Oh, seems I may have been a bit slow between posts

Moved house, riding other bikes, work and making a workshed the past six months.

Cub engine now in bits,, back on it. Watch this space.

Considering sticking a 125cc top end on again.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #47
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I was wondering what happened to you and your rebuild. Glad to hear it's still underway.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:26 AM   #48
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Well, since the last real update, the engine and all it's bits have been submerged in floodwater twice

Amazingly, this has made them look better.

I now almost have a workshop, having moved house and I pulled out the cub bits from the corner they were thrown in and had a look.

Here's my new man room first:





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Old 11-04-2012, 04:37 AM   #49
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I had a friend use a puller for the magneto cover, Then saw the state of the clutch nut



Every man and his dog's had a chisel to that a few times. Now I have too. Going to need a new one.

took off shifter assembly and wondered why the hell the cases just would not open. Of course I had missed some grime covered screws, impact tool, sorted.

Cases open:





The crank has some play. plus it's rusty and abused. Going to replace and do the bearings too.



Experimental cylinder head?



The electrical system!



Chunks of metal in the bottom end:



Dogs unimpressed:



Until next time!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:59 AM   #50
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Got a nice couple of things sorted.

Took a couple of cans of WD40 and a lot of rags to inside the cases. Goven the amount of metal and plastic in there it's a miracle the thing ran at all when I tore it down back in 2010.

The crank has gone to the machinists for new bearings and I managed to fine secondhand, original Japanese replacement kickstart and shifter shafts in perfect condition, for $15.

My mechanic reckons this a better way to fix it than for me to buy spurious parts of dubious quality.

Old and new:



I promised my wife the bike, told her today it would be ready in three weeks. . .
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #51
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Well, since the last real update, the engine and all it's bits have been submerged in floodwater twice

Amazingly, this has made them look better.
What's in the floodwater there!?
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Reservoir Dogs, nice.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #52
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Nice

Post number 48. Best use of an ironing board I have ever seen.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:35 AM   #53
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^ Aye, it never saw any use so I found one for it


Been busy with work the last day or two. I own a bar and there's a lot of holidays over here about now, so late nights are the norm.

I went to the machinists today but the cam is still as it was when sent there.

I went home and had an hour to spend on the bike before work, and decided to begin to clean the cases up.

They were dirty as hell, and had different layers of silver paint and oil all over them.





This bike will have polished and clearcoated cases, so to clean this crap off is a must.

I used a paint remover, that you brush in and wash off. It's called ATM, and it f*cking stings if you get it on yourself.

I used Banana leaves to protect the yard table from the stuff, worked great. It's useful having Bananas growing in the yard


Application:



Lifts that crap right off:



Here's how the cases looked after washing off with water:



Pretty good no? It occurred to me around this point that I should have done the wheel hubs too Oh well, back at work now.

Tomorrow.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #54
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ATM sounds like something we have in the US called Zip Strip. It's pretty nasty but does a nice job (as does ATM). Nice touch with the banana leaves.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #55
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After looking at the inside of that engine, it's quite a tribute to Honda that that engine actually ran.

Looking forward to seeing the painted and polished result.

Good luck with it!
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:46 AM   #56
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The reconditioned cylinder and new piston had not fared well in due to them being submerged twice in floodwaters:





I decided that the
(new!!) piston was toast, but the cylinder should be made usable:



Took some patience and grit paper and gradually things began to improve:











Better:



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Old 11-13-2012, 05:31 AM   #57
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I got the blind bearings out of the cases. They were TOAST! No pics.

Crank should be ready tomorrow.

Removed a lot of old silver paint from the hub/brake assembly, being careful due to asbestos used in brake shoes here.



And gave the carb and the dis-assembled cylinder head a bath in the juice of 40 limes ( squeezed by me) and boiling water.



Going to look at re-assembling the head tomorrow.

I'll hopefully also have pics of the reconditioned crank, the cases and the badly rounded off timimg chain sprocket that was in there.

Also, I'm going parts shopping and will take some pictures of Honda C-Series mecca
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:57 AM   #58
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Today I went shopping for a few bits that are very much needed.

Though I almost bought this rusty old gas tank instead as it just looked sexy:



The bike needs wiring. There was hardly any original or logical wiring on the thing when I bought it. I was going to buy a new Chinese loom for $3.50, but some of the connectors seemed poor quality and the wire seemed a bit light.

Instead, I secured a genuine Honda C50 loom with all the connectors in good condition with a warranty for $9. She wanted $!2, I wanted to pay $6, so I figured it would be an O.K deal.



Then I began looking at the switches. One of the reasons the loom on the bike was so hacked was that the switches had their plastic toggles broken off. The PO then just bypassed them with cheap flick switches. In fact, the bikes whole electrical system was one flick switch for ignition and another for light.

I had a choice of buying Secondhand Honda for $10, new Vietnam made copies for $4 or a repair kit for $1. No contest. I get to repair and re-use the bike's original switches

Repair Kit:



You can see where the toggle was broken on the right hand switch:



The old exhaust was toast and went to scrap a long time ago.

A Japanese secondhand was $10/20 depending on condition, so I went with a $10 Vietnamese item.

Shiny:



The final purchase was a pair of rear shocks. These ones have strong and adjustable springs and match the look I have in mind for the bike:



Not bad for $11. Try as I would, there was NO way the lady who sold these would come down to $10.

Not a bad market visit. All I need to buy now are tubes/tires, footpegs and a new stand, timing chain and timing sprockets, plus a piston and we should be rolling

I could have haggled more and got better deals but, unfortunately, a busload of white tourists were wandering around taking fucking photographs and I was probably seen as one of the backpack toting idiots

Damn white people

I took a few photo's myself AFTER I had made my purchases, for you guys. But really, these quick and surreptitious shots don't even begin to scratch the surface of what's available here:













Then, as usual, I ran out of bike time and was onto family time:



And I'm now on work time, serving beers and fucking about on ADV.

Next time
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:14 AM   #59
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Today I went shopping for a few bits that are very much needed.

Though I almost bought this rusty old gas tank instead as it just looked sexy:



The bike needs wiring. There was hardly any original or logical wiring on the thing when I bought it. I was going to buy a new Chinese loom for $3.50, but some of the connectors seemed poor quality and the wire seemed a bit light.

Instead, I secured a genuine Honda C50 loom with all the connectors in good condition with a warranty for $9. She wanted $!2, I wanted to pay $6, so I figured it would be an O.K deal.



Then I began looking at the switches. One of the reasons the loom on the bike was so hacked was that the switches had their plastic toggles broken off. The PO then just bypassed them with cheap flick switches. In fact, the bikes whole electrical system was one flick switch for ignition and another for light.

I had a choice of buying Secondhand Honda for $10, new Vietnam made copies for $4 or a repair kit for $1. No contest. I get to repair and re-use the bike's original switches

Repair Kit:



You can see where the toggle was broken on the right hand switch:



The old exhaust was toast and went to scrap a long time ago.

A Japanese secondhand was $10/20 depending on condition, so I went with a $10 Vietnamese item.

Shiny:



The final purchase was a pair of rear shocks. These ones have strong and adjustable springs and match the look I have in mind for the bike:



Not bad for $11. Try as I would, there was NO way the lady who sold these would come down to $10.

Not a bad market visit. All I need to buy now are tubes/tires, footpegs and a new stand, timing chain and timing sprockets, plus a piston and we should be rolling

I could have haggled more and got better deals but, unfortunately, a busload of white tourists were wandering around taking fucking photographs and I was probably seen as one of the backpack toting idiots

Damn white people

I took a few photo's myself AFTER I had made my purchases, for you guys. But really, these quick and surreptitious shots don't even begin to scratch the surface of what's available here:













Then, as usual, I ran out of bike time and was onto family time:



And I'm now on work time, serving beers and fucking about on ADV.

Next time
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:37 AM   #60
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Is that like a once a week type flea market, or a daily business location?

Either way, an amazing amount of material. Do they cater to just the 50cc bikes, because the number of similar frames was mind boggling.

Just finding something in that mess would seem to be a feat.
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