So since my van is still getting it's SPA treatment... I am not only lonely I am terrible BORED? Have to sit at home, can't even drive my van.
Anyway, I started a project. I have an old family 1962 Honda C110 50cc Scooter. It has not run or been driven in about 30 years.
I tried to have a professional repair shop work on it... but they declined and offered me a number for one in great shape for just $1600! Hmmm no thanks I have one to fix?
So after trying a mechanic from craigslist who charged $80 just to look at the scooter, then could not estimate what time it might take to repair? I realized that I would be alone in the attempt to fix the old sad scooter...however futile.
Well one thing about me, I do not give up. I started reading about the engine a simple 4 stroke Honda! Single cylinder pretty straight forward, Iron engine. Then I watched YouTube videos about rebuilding engines on Honda scooters... a couple of months went by while I watched and read.
Finally, I removed the old engine... never worked on a motorcycle before. Cleaned the frame, chrome and the entire dirty stinky bike. Then I took apart the carb and removed the accelerator cable, then the clutch cables which were both frozen.
I used tricks from YouTube... unstuck the cables with a bottle with oil and a whole in a bottle top. Stuck in the cable turned over the bottle like an IV it did the trick after a couple hours of drip, drip. The cable moved and worked fine!
Bought a used C110 Brake lever replaced it and rebuilt the perch. Fixed the front brake lines. I bought OEM shocks installed them. Tires and tubes come next. But I will have to get those done at a shop. But the spoke rims are tight and they cleaned right up.
I am going to rebuilt the original motor myself.
But, before I take on that project... I bought a new professionally rebuilt C110 Honda engine! I am going to install the engine onto the bike tomorrow... I will just need a new seat once I get the scooter running again.
Then it is 1962 ALL OVER AGAIN BABY!
Before Jacke cleaned the SAD 1962 Honda C110 Sports Cub:
After cleaning frame, chrome and rust from gas tank:
I need a new seat next and some tires! Then I will be on the road again!