Restoration Complete

Today I had the pleasure of putting 23 miles on my newly restored 1965 Honda CA95 Benly Touring 150.  I took it easy since the engine is still breaking in, but it ran quite well, and shifted through the gears with no issue.  Since this was the maiden voyage, I listened closely for things that need some adjustment.  It’s a bit loud up front, so I need to examine the exhaust gaskets.  The front wheel also needs to be balanced.  No matter, it was a successful first ride.

The project took 11 months and 2 weeks of weekend work.  64 parts orders were placed, 34 from within the USA, 27 from Thailand, 2 from Canada and one from England.  Within the USA, I ordered parts from 19 different states.

It’s a tiny little machine, but it’s fun to ride.  I’ll bring it down state next weekend where it will be more at ease on the slower surface streets.


3 Comments

  • Mom

    September 25, 2012

    Again, I say………………………beautiful job, Kev. You’re one talented guy!

    • Kevin

      September 25, 2012

      I truly appreciate your unbiased opinion!

  • Allan Krasnicki

    September 26, 2012

    Kevin those before and after pictures really tell the story. It show’s the work that you did to each part and the out come. I love them. As I told you before the white wall tires are really sharp and your idea to add that Honda emblem to the side makes the bike look like one of a kind. Great idea.

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