1971 Honda SL100 build

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Kanook, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. bvardi

    bvardi Probably not Deciduous

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    Nice work! I'm doing a bit of this on a CT90 (but what I am doing REALLY pales in comparison to your work on this bike... great stuff)
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  2. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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    Thanks i'am.
    I've yet to find an SL or CL modded much more than a bobber. And i guarantee I could sell this bike for a lot more than I could have in stock form.
    The great thing with this build is I have not done anything that can't be put back to original.
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  3. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Well it's unique and unusual....

    - Mark
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  4. WECSOG

    WECSOG Been here awhile

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    Wow, what a cool build. I especially like the taillight. Too bad it wouldn't work with using the actual filaments in the tubes. I can imagine hitting the brakes and the two outer tubes slowly lighting up to a bright orange! :rofl
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  5. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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    Yeah I thought about that but with 6 volts I could have come to a stop, waited for traffic, and it still probably wouldn't have started to glow. :)
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  6. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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    I received my new brass levers and got them installed. It's a much better look.
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  7. Tooslow

    Tooslow Banned

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    nice work, love the motif
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  8. Prettyboy

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    I love the idea, and most of the look, but there are a couple things that just seem off. The tanks look disproportionately small to my eye. Also, the garden hose valve for a kill switch is kind of tacky. I think it would look much better with another toggle switch, since that is an on/off anyway.

    But keep up the good work, this is a lot of fun.
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  9. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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    :huh

    The valve is more than just an on/off kill switch. It also functions as a three way headlight switch. off, low beam, & high beam. So a toggle switch would not work and be to small. Plus a water valve makes more sense with cylinders that more than likely would contain a fluid.
    Thanks for the 2€
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  10. Prettyboy

    Prettyboy BFLB

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    Okay, that makes a bit more sense than I thought. I am still not a huge fan of that specific knob, but the valve makes sense. Maybe it's just me, but that one just says garden hose too much to me. Although, who am I to criticize, I have nowhere near the skill to make something this cool.
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  11. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I like the creativity, but damn, that was a pretty much all there SL100! Those are getting SO hard to find. I hope you kept all the stock parts! In good nick, I have seen an SL100 go for$1500.00, and like new ones $3000.00!
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  12. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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    Oh yeah I did. I haven't done anything to the bike or frame that can't easily be put back to original glory. In fact I've turned down a couple offers to sell the stock parts.
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  13. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    You should. BTW that is one of my fav vintage ikes since I grew up in that year span when i first started riding. Always wanted a dead stock SL 100 to put round on.
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  14. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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