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Old 08-31-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hi I Just Finished Restoring A 1959 Honda C100 . Any Other Owners Here Or Fans Of This Bike . Ive Included A Pica Any Comments......C50.JPG
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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Looks pretty neat! Take some close-up photos, add a few words about what you did: Where did it some from, what was the restoration like, how much time/money in it, you know, stuff like that. And, how does it ride?
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:04 AM   #3
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I found this bike in a barn it was literally stored there for 30 yrs. the bike has 234 original miles on it. i paid 200 for her. the first thing i did is put a new seat on its now red instead of the grey in the picture.ill be putting up some better pics when i get some film for my camera. jim
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:54 PM   #4
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If you change stuff like the seat, be sure to save all the original parts. A 30 year old bike with 234 miles should be carefully preserved. Consider yourself a "caretaker" and not an "owner," if you know what I mean. Even if it's never "worth" more than $200 (and I'm sure it is worth more) you'll have done the right thing.

BTW: a quick Google turned up some interesting sites on old Hondas being collected. You might enjoy comparing your bike to some others like it.
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:25 PM   #5
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Gorgeous. I'm pleased that you did not polish it to a sheen!
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Ah yes, the 90cc pushrod motor, right? I have a '60 Honda "motowheel" moped that has the 55cc motor incorporated into the rear hub (!?).

Also had a '59 Super Cub 4 speed with clutch that we use to rev so hight it would bend the pushrods. We'd yank the bent pushrods out with a pair of vice-grips, beat them straight again with a handy rock or brick, wipe 'em off with a rag, and we'd be back thrashing that lil' Honda all over again.

Nice little bike.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:35 AM   #7
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[quote=mscuddy;192676] We'd yank the bent pushrods out with a pair of vice-grips, beat them straight again with a handy rock or brick, wipe 'em off with a rag, and we'd be back thrashing that lil' Honda all over again.

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Old 09-02-2008, 09:34 AM   #8
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Ah yes, the 90cc pushrod motor, right? I have a '60 Honda "motowheel" moped that has the 55cc motor incorporated into the rear hub (!?).

Also had a '59 Super Cub 4 speed with clutch that we use to rev so hight it would bend the pushrods. We'd yank the bent pushrods out with a pair of vice-grips, beat them straight again with a handy rock or brick, wipe 'em off with a rag, and we'd be back thrashing that lil' Honda all over again.

Nice little bike.
No, the Cub had the 49cc pushrod motor. I had one for my first bike in '64. Rode the p!ss out of it. I bored it and put in the 55cc piston form the trail 55. It'd do 45mph! My parents wouldn't let me get anything bigger because somehow they thought that it was "safe" to ride on Pacific Coast Highway at 10 mph below the traffic flow. However I think I did see about 90% of the Palos Verdes peninsula on that thing.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #9
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The seat is a new old stock so i plan on keeping 100% original.
im not going to paint it either just clean and wax to protect it. i kinda like the look of the original little marks etc
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:47 PM   #10
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It's beautiful Will you post the pics on a brand new site - It's for Honda enthusiasts and they will love seeing it. Spamming- Home

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