1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

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1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by Northsands » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:38 pm

As per title, looking for a genuine leg shield for a 1984 C70 in good condition (no cracks/stickers) - ideally in the North East of England, but I travel regularly down the A1 to London so elsewhere on that route isn't a problem. Pic attached of existing one if that helps.

Cheers, Andy
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Re: 1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by steveST100 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:54 pm

Hi Andy

Remember the square and round headlight 12v models leg guard may look and fit the same but the square headlight has a lip on top that needs cutting off if you want to fit it to the round headlight model.
Bit of info on the guards on this guide.
viewtopic.php?f=57&t=31054

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Re: 1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by Northsands » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:02 am

Thanks a lot for that Steve, very useful! :D
steveST100 wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:54 pm
Hi Andy

Remember the square and round headlight 12v models leg guard may look and fit the same but the square headlight has a lip on top that needs cutting off if you want to fit it to the round headlight model.
Bit of info on the guards on this guide.
viewtopic.php?f=57&t=31054

steve g

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Re: 1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by Northsands » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:31 am

Still looking! Are the cheap repro ones as bad as I'm guessing they are?

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Re: 1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by bikerbaker » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:10 pm

Last time I looked the repro ones had dried up for the square headlight bikes. They were around for under £30.

Had a couple of sets of them and they are obviously not Honda quality (or price!). The ones I have had are too white in comparison to original but do yellow up a bit after a couple of years or so. They require a bit of fettling to make them fit but boiling water, hairdryer work does the trick.

Used a heat gun a few weeks ago to try to reshape an area of one set to fit over the larger alternator of the Kayak, one last push resulted in a melted hole so had to trim round it. :lol:

If you can get them they do the job. :D

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Re: 1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by knapdog » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:47 am

I had the same problem on my 1983 C70C.
If you can save your existing legshields then do so.
I also had to buy a new square headlight set and had to trim the top.
I measured carefully and used a fine toothed saw to trim to ensure a straight cut.
You'll be able to file and sand the edges to a really good finish.

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Re: 1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by Northsands » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:50 pm

Thanks all! Any idea if this would fit? Looks identical, although I'd rather not fork out £100!

http://www.mileskingsport.com/buy/Honda ... 4681ZA#eq1

The original is beyond repair sadly, lots of stickers and a big bit of missing plastic on the front. If I had the missing bit, maybe...but sadly not.

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Re: 1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by knapdog » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:15 pm

Bloody 'ell they've gone up in price since I bought mine.

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Re: 1984 C70 Leg shield / Leg guard wanted

Post by bikerbaker » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:55 am

knapdog wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:15 pm
Bloody 'ell they've gone up in price since I bought mine.
The older versions are still cheap though, very frustrating!

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