Motoring Discussion > Honda C90 Project. Miscellaneous
Thread Author: R.P. Replies: 20

 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
Bought the bike home a couple of weeks ago along with a shed full of parts. Dragged it out of the garage earlier and gave it a pre inspection clean. Typically Honda the 40 year old paintwork shines at the touch of a sponge and leather. Some wires have been re-connected and the battery taken off - the engine is a mixture with a piggy backed starter motor that's not connected to anything on the original bike. Kick start shows strong compression and the gearbox changes easily and I find neutral easily - it will need a new battery. Hopefully with draining the tank and the carb and re-fuelling it should go !


I have three spare fuel tanks amongst the spare parts, what is apparent is the superb build an manufacturing quality of Honda products.

Will be ordering a battery soon and then the next steps...
 Honda C90 Project. - Zero
Sounds like fun
 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
I may go off roading (plenty of scope around here)
 Honda C90 Project. - No FM2R
As I'm sure you're intending to, change the oil. It'll have all sorts of s*** in it by now.

And then do it again 50 miles later when it'll still more s*** in it.
Last edited by: No FM2R on Sun 5 May 19 at 19:37
 Honda C90 Project. - MD
>> I may go off roading (plenty of scope around here)
>>
We (our gang) had several as field bikes when we were kids (early seventies) but mostly the 50 not the 90. Happy happy days. you couldn't break them. One or two you couldn't brake them:-)
Last edited by: MD on Sun 25 Oct 20 at 22:13
 Honda C90 Project. - bathtub tom
>> the engine is a mixture with a piggy backed starter motor that's not connected to anything on the original bike.
Are you saying someone's bolted a starter to the engine that doesn't do anything?

>>I have three spare fuel tanks amongst the spare parts
I thought the petrol tank was integral with the frame.

I'm currently looking at what was described as a goldie. Turns out it's the frame of the other single manufactured at the same time with a very early goldie engine. It doesn't have the distinctive features of the squared-off finning on the barrel, swept back exhaust or conical silencer. There's some filler in the engine casing.........................
 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
Henry Cole is restoring a Goldie in his Motorcycle Show on ITV 4. I'm pretty contented with the bike. There are something like 35 million of them in the world. Plenty of bits to be had ! ;-)
 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
Well a whole year and a bit went past.....a friend who lives locally came for a BBQ mid August. His eye fell on the C90 and he volunteered to fix it. I wheeled it to his house (insurance for a day acquired) about two miles away. Paid a visit yesterday, bike has been partially stripped down. He managed to start it ! - the bike is basically sound and worth repairing. Ordered some bits including a pair of tyres for £45.00 ! I have no doubt that it will be ready for an MoT this autumn. Can't wait.
 Honda C90 Project. - Robin O'Reliant
The Honda Cub is the best selling motor vehicle in history.
 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
Paid a pre-lockdown visit yesterday. Whole rear end up to the "joint" in front of the engine is now totally re-furbished and re-painted. New centre stand fitted. Engine is good to back on. "The Plan" is next spring or summer to go to Northern Ireland to ride it. Somewhere I've always wanted to go. Dropped out of a ride over in the early 90s. I will need support of course ! :-)
 Honda C90 Project. - tyrednemotional
>> I will need support of course ! :-)
>>

...easily sorted.

tinyurl.com/NIC90support
 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
I'll try to find some contemporary "Hondastyle" ones !
 Honda C90 Project. - Runfer D'Hills
I've been travelling to NI on a regular basis for decades. Some of it is beautiful of course, other parts, well, less so...the people, by and large, are lovely, but there are some places where you might want something a bit quicker than a Honda 90... ;-)
 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
Got to have a project ! Might end up there on the Guzzi if it goes badly wrong :-)
 Honda C90 Project. - Runfer D'Hills
Makes me wonder where we all will be able to go and when.

It's all getting quite depressing.
 Honda C90 Project. - Duncan
>> It's all getting quite depressing.
>>

Don't dwell on it.

The more depressing you keep telling yourself and everybody else it is, the more depressed you will become.
 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
I subscribe to that view, hence the rather modest ambition for this trip. You have to have something to look forward to, even if they're something like a decent time takeaway. We are where we are, we may be here for a long time, I've had a very basic sort of riding year (fewer miles than in 40 years I suppose) but the rides I've had have been good - small crumbs of comfort in a world gone mad
 Honda C90 Project. - Runfer D'Hills
Oh me too, mostly. I do find myself having the odd random involuntary "dwell" now and then though. As do most people I'd suppose eh?
 Honda C90 Project. - R.P.
:-)
 Honda C90 Project. - MD
Leccy bike ordered today. I'm fed up with being hamstrung and being told what to do. I need to get out.

Oh! I forgot - I'm married. Yes dear I'm on my way...............
 Honda C90 Project. - tyrednemotional
>> Leccy bike ordered today.


...so, what did you decide on?
Latest Forum Posts