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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1900 on: 14 April 2018, 08:22:27 PM »
Took the cruiser out for a run in the sun. Finished up at Melbourne Hall, had a nice coffee in the courtyard.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1901 on: 14 April 2018, 08:44:56 PM »
Yeah, the floor tiles are from Costco, like you say they make garage seem a lot warmer and no more cold feet. Had mine down for over 10 years now and they need replacing. General wear and tear plus wifes pet rabbits like to chew them for some strange reason.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1902 on: 16 April 2018, 12:53:28 PM »
Yeah, the floor tiles are from Costco, like you say they make garage seem a lot warmer and no more cold feet. Had mine down for over 10 years now and they need replacing. General wear and tear plus wifes pet rabbits like to chew them for some strange reason.

I had mine carpeted for the same reasons haha soaks up any spills or leaks quite nicely too. Just get an earful off the missus when I take the Dyson out to clean it haha

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1903 on: 20 April 2018, 08:18:10 AM »
Last autumn I dismantled the Honda C90 Cub to treat the corrosion under the main frame tube and on the rear section under the plastic tail section. All went well  and took the metal frame parts for blasting,welding,and powdercoating. All the parts stored away in Aldi flat trays.
Christmas passed ok but developed a chest infection and then on New Years Eve caught "Australian" variant of flu virus. Couldnt breathe by evening, ambulance job to QE Hospital on oxygen and then put into induced coma for a few days. Came round in critical care with tubes & wires everywhere to discover that it had been touch & go for a while. Long story short spent most of January in hospital but got home 30th having lost 5 kilos and had to "learn" to walk properly as muscles were so weak. My sisters who love me dearly were muttering about selling bikes and giving up riding. Just to say I have convalesced by completing the rebuild of "Henry"-the C90 and on Wednesday this week rode the Tracer 75 miles in our balmy Spring sunshine. Indeed, one of the consultants said he thought the motivation to ride again played a large p[size=78%]art in my speedy recovery-so its official-motorcycling is good for your wellbeing-but we knew that anyway! [/size] :lol
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1904 on: 20 April 2018, 08:35:10 AM »
Glad to see you have recovered alright and are back up and biking, similiar but not as bad happened to me 5 years ago. Chest infection, ambulance and oxygen, four days in hospital, took about a month before I felt normal again, having asthma as well didn't help much either.,  sometimes life just truly sucks.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1905 on: 20 April 2018, 08:36:31 AM »
Wow, Dave, that must have been really scary. So glad you're well on the mend and had a project that mattered a lot to you, to focus on.
Enjoy the sun whilst it's here. Ride safe :) .

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1906 on: 20 April 2018, 08:28:08 PM »
Last autumn I dismantled the Honda C90 Cub to treat the corrosion under the main frame tube and on the rear section under the plastic tail section. All went well  and took the metal frame parts for blasting,welding,and powdercoating. All the parts stored away in Aldi flat trays.
Christmas passed ok but developed a chest infection and then on New Years Eve caught "Australian" variant of flu virus. Couldnt breathe by evening, ambulance job to QE Hospital on oxygen and then put into induced coma for a few days. Came round in critical care with tubes & wires everywhere to discover that it had been touch & go for a while. Long story short spent most of January in hospital but got home 30th having lost 5 kilos and had to "learn" to walk properly as muscles were so weak. My sisters who love me dearly were muttering about selling bikes and giving up riding. Just to say I have convalesced by completing the rebuild of "Henry"-the C90 and on Wednesday this week rode the Tracer 75 miles in our balmy Spring sunshine. Indeed, one of the consultants said he thought the motivation to ride again played a large p[size=78%]art in my speedy recovery-so its official-motorcycling is good for your wellbeing-but we knew that anyway! [/size] :lol


Well recovered

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1907 on: 20 April 2018, 09:26:48 PM »
Replaced the tine assembly in Sharp Halls electric grass rake as it only had 16 left when it should of had 60
I think I have done enough to be allowed out on the bike now
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1908 on: 20 April 2018, 11:23:10 PM »
Last autumn I dismantled the Honda C90 Cub to treat the corrosion under the main frame tube and on the rear section under the plastic tail section. All went well  and took the metal frame parts for blasting,welding,and powdercoating. All the parts stored away in Aldi flat trays.
Christmas passed ok but developed a chest infection and then on New Years Eve caught "Australian" variant of flu virus. Couldnt breathe by evening, ambulance job to QE Hospital on oxygen and then put into induced coma for a few days. Came round in critical care with tubes & wires everywhere to discover that it had been touch & go for a while. Long story short spent most of January in hospital but got home 30th having lost 5 kilos and had to "learn" to walk properly as muscles were so weak. My sisters who love me dearly were muttering about selling bikes and giving up riding. Just to say I have convalesced by completing the rebuild of "Henry"-the C90 and on Wednesday this week rode the Tracer 75 miles in our balmy Spring sunshine. Indeed, one of the consultants said he thought the motivation to ride again played a large p[size=78%]art in my speedy recovery-so its official-motorcycling is good for your wellbeing-but we knew that anyway! [/size] :lol


Stop teasing me Dave give me a picture of the Cub you rebuilt.


Below is a picture of the one i rebuilt over winter.
I bought it for £200 as a shed find lots of surface rust but nothing to serious the frame tube was absolutely fine as was the metal work under the the plastic bodywork/ rear mudguard, just surface rust. A friend has a sand blast cabinet so all the metal work got taken back to clean steel and all the plastic work got rubbed down and sprayed with a plastic etch primer, the metalwork was resprayed with rust inhibiter primer and 4 coat of blue top coat and two coats of clear lacquer.


Inside the body work/under fuel tank was all painted with two coat of red oxide.


New tyres, tubes, rear shocks, front leading link bushes and pins, brake shoes all round, new clutch plates, LED indicators (2 of the original were broken) battery, new bake light lens, new speedo cable, front brake cable, front sprocket and locking plate and chain, new seat plus lots of love and elbow grease, but it was worth it, such fun to ride, 54 MPH flat out but goes uphill absolutely fine, seems quite low geared, but my understanding is they were built as a city runaround, so no need for it to be any faster but its great pulling away from lights and junctions.
The whole project including buying the bike cost 760 quid, the garage that MOT'ed it for me offer me £1200 for it , when I said not for sale he said £1400, i told him he was wasting his breath as it was not for sale.         

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