Tag: Honda

1966 Honda CL77 Scrambler – Engine is Apart

With the Dnepr project finally behind me, I’ve turned my attention to the 1966 Honda CL77 Scrambler restoration.  The bike has been disassembled for a several months, but the engine had yet to be taken apart.  These 305 cc engines were reliable and strong, but still…

The ol’ ATC Gets a New Carburetor

Our ancient Honda ATC 90 3-wheeler has needed some help for a while.  It hasn’t been run in a few years, mainly due to carburetor issues.  The 36 year old carburetor suffered from a sunken float, flooding the poor machine and dripping gasoline on anybody that…

The ’65 Super Cub Gets Some Tweaks

I’m particularly fond of my 1965 Honda Super Cub.  It’s the first motorcycle I’ve owned, and I took my road test on it.  After a few seasons of riding, it needed some maintenance and updates, but those were put on hold while I restored the ’65…

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…

Reassembly Begins

274 days after I began disassembling the ’65 Honda in Alden, I finally started to reassemble the pieces.  Since the wide white wall tires are still on back order, I can only go so far, but I put in about 4 hours on the project today.…

Lacing a Wheel

With this ’65 Honda restoration project, I’ve learned that I like some tasks more than others.  I dislike sandblasting, along with polishing aluminum.  I do enjoy lacing spoke wheels, and today I laced the second wheel for the project.  The wide white wall tires are still…

Ready for Painting

After a few months of scrubbing with steel wool, sand blasting, filling, sanding, priming, and repeating those steps, the ’65 Honda motorcycle parts are ready for the paint shop.  My goal is to have the parts back in time for my one week vacation at the…

Back in the Saddle

Since acquiring the vintage Honda saddlebags a few months ago, I’ve been wanting to get them cleaned and treated.  Several people suggested that I take them to a tack shop, but my work schedule has effectively prevented that.  Doing some on-line research, I learned that what…

Shocking Development

With electric service restored in Alden, I’ve jumped back into the motorcycle restoration project.  I’ve set a goal to have the engine put back together before the end of March, assuming that the machine shop doesn’t take too long to bore and hone the cylinders.  Meanwhile,…