It has been a while since my last post, nearly 1 year. I promised to come back with an update, so here goes, and sorry for the wait. Kicked the engine over 50+ times before I managed to start it. Rode the bike for a rather short trip, but it was impossible to get it […]
Despite the fact that I haven’t even ridden the bike just once, I’ve just replaced the aluminum side emblems. While working on it in the shed, it was located on a table right in front of a big window, causing the emblems to fade quite a bit. Armed with goo remover, some dental floss and […]
Finally got around to install the Over Racing exhaust, GP Performance Titanium. Surely I could have settled with less, but I simply couldn’t get my eyes off this thing. The craftsmanship of this piece is stunning. The gasket goes on with the flat side facing the exhaust port, and the bolts are torqued “reasonably tight” […]
Just a little picture to show you how the bike is looking, – or at least how it looked a few weeks back. Chain and seat has been installed since then, updated pictures will follow soon.
I finally received the engine, as well as a nicely restored carburator to go along with it. A lot of new original parts were used for the restoration; cylinder, oilpump, kick start shaft, points and condenser, clutch discs and more. The engine block has only been partly polished though, so there’s still a bit of […]
If you’re looking for a great ressource available online when restoring one of these small beasts, whether it be the Honda ST50, ST90, CT70 or the CT90, then look no further. This blog has really helped me a lot with all of it’s photo documentation, so perhaps it might be useful for some of you […]
When I started building this bike from the ground up, I decided that the only thing, that I would not (could not?) build or restore, was an original engine to go along with it. My expertise in this area was simply non existing, but I can definetely assure you, that it will be a part […]
A new top bridge ain’t obtainable anymore, so I found an old one instead. Gave it a good polish, but kept a bit of patina to tell the story.
Yes! The painter delivered the parts today. The color is simply just spot on. Pictures do not do justice at all, but I’m afraid it’s the best I can do for now.