New owner on Isle of Wight

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Alan CF
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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by Alan CF » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:04 am

Nice bikes, loving the old DT50M and the TS/ER. :)

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Andrewwoey
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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by Andrewwoey » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:24 pm

Alan CF wrote:Nice bikes, loving the old DT50M and the TS/ER. :)
I also had to zoom in to get a good look at then. :D

L666GTB
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Rides:: 1996 Honda Cub C90E (C90-T)
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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by L666GTB » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:26 pm

First purchase for the C90 done :D

After looking through old forum posts I got one of Yvonne's Replacement Seat covers. Bought through the eBay shop.
Really happy with the quality and finish.

Likely I will not fit it straight away, and maybe wait until the mini-restoration time in 2018/2019.

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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by L666GTB » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:17 pm

So the C90 has sat in my shed for a year.

Time to get it roadworthy. Taken it to my dads so we can strip it on his workbench and sort out any issues. Fit new chain and sprockets too.

First isssue found, head damaged. The missing exhaust stud turns out the threads are damaged and material missing between the exhaust port and stud hole. We have some C70 and C50 parts. But these are all pre 1985 stuff.

From the FB group post, looks like we need to weld the damage and repair it.

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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by L666GTB » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:36 pm

I have been tempted by the 110cc Barrel/Head conversion for around £60 on eBay!

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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by Leiba » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:59 pm

L666GTB wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:17 pm
First isssue found, head damaged. The missing exhaust stud turns out the threads are damaged and material missing between the exhaust port and stud hole.
Could it be this?
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=28501&p=263609&hil ... st#p263609

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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by wightegi » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:52 pm

The 110 conversion may need the cases boring out. A110 Lifan engine would drop in withe the carb and exhaust from the Cub and give you everything new .
I use Berts for my MOTs you can book a time and get it done while you wait.

And the Southern Softies meet is here on the isle this year :D :D

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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by L666GTB » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:00 pm

Leiba wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Could it be this?
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=28501&p=263609&hil ... st#p263609
[/quote]

Thanks for that, but that cut-out isn’t my issue.
Should be able to repair it though 👍

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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by L666GTB » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:13 am

wightegi wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:52 pm
The 110 conversion may need the cases boring out. A110 Lifan engine would drop in withe the carb and exhaust from the Cub and give you everything new .
I use Berts for my MOTs you can book a time and get it done while you wait.
And the Southern Softies meet is here on the isle this year :D :D
Thank you for that, I will aim to be on the road and join in the Southern Softies meet.

I will look the options for the engine, it’s no problem doing a bit of work to make it fit. Might be the cheapest option - plus give the bike a little more go.
Not sure if 35,000 Miles is a lot for these engine?but the 110 Lifan engine new looks around £200 delivered to the IoW.
I will do some more forum reading thanks

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Re: New owner on Isle of Wight

Post by L666GTB » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:08 pm

Thanks for the advice

Decision made, 110 Lifan 4spd semi auto will be ordered from Pitbike Spares on Monday morning.

I will still repair the C90 engine and it will be used in one of the old field/farm bikes.

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