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.