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Got antsy to get the wrenches twisting again, gonna turn this 1972 Honda CB into a worthy trail/road/surf exploring machine. Motor already rebuilt, frame stripped and starting with the new parts… Photo 4 with the new wheels and shocks on the restored frame… More to follow-
At about 70% complete now, the rebuilt motor goes well and the 125 cc’s has enough pulling power with an aftermarket exhaust and a little carburetor change/modification. Leaving the motor at the standard 125 and standard parts gives a reliable performance to a daily use surf/road bike; built to be ridden on the roads and trails she can do a work commute and a trip around the island, only routine maintenance required.
Still to go: some dialing of the timing and carb settings, connect and test electric, fit seat, final bells and whistles…
INSERT 4 MONTHS AND $$$$ (LOTS OF) HERE. AND FRUSTRATION. GALLONS.
Can you believe this crap? For real, how long should it take to finish a basic modif??? I mean @$*&!^? $*!% what the what?
Welcome to DIY in Bali.
The first go was with this motor in this bike, a CB 125
This is Stinky, a neighborhood dog who helped by reminding me when I needed to relax.
Which generally worked, or didn’t- this project had me spewing all things great and small about 50 times
Because this motor, below, REFUSED to be successfully rebuilt.
By that i mean it was installed and the bike completely assembled 6 times, and the motor failed each time after a brief test ride.
Until I sacrificed a WHOLE OTHER BIKE!!! which was meant to be a project in itself… Just to finish this @$&%!& project. I now have a spare empty frame and a “parts” motor, haha. Except for an un-usable aluminum case. And gear ratio shaft. And main gear shaft.
So now it’s done. I got no flowery words or witty anecdotes- it’s done and it was a bitch. But, I had a ride today… I kinda like it. I carries a surfboard too. Maybe, just maybe, it will grow on me. After a while. Maybe.