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Wanted / Honda SL70 frame
« on: February 29, 2020, 07:55:14 PM »
Hi all.
I'm looking for a Honda SL70 frame and any frame bits I can get (wheels, guards, seat base, that sort of thing).
ANY condition. A long shot of course, but you never know what people have under the workbench or behind the shed....
Cheers,
Joe

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Manuals & Technical Doco / Honda TL250 (1975) Service manual for sale
« on: January 27, 2020, 10:04:56 PM »
Hi. I have just put this manual on eBay and thought it may help someone here... sorry if this post is in the wrong forum, admins, please move it. The link is: https://www.ebay.com/itm/233477486467

Cheers,
Joe

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Twinshock Trials / Attempting to build a trials CT110 with grandkids
« on: January 31, 2019, 12:34:19 PM »
I'm getting close to finishing a '82 CT110 as a commuter.
In the process, a lot of parts are left over and the grandkids have developed a big interest in trials bike riding. They are riding dirt bikes VERY competently and confidently already.
So when I came across a few pics of CT90 and CT110 trials builds, the penny dropped. The grandkids are very excited to be able to work with me building this.
This is the kind of thing we are going to aim at - or improve on:

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Wanted / Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: January 31, 2019, 12:23:53 PM »
Sorry, posted this message in the 'for sale' by mistake yesterday.... OPS, feel free to delete that one.

Hi. I'm looking for a used 19" alloy rim either 1.4" or 1.6" wide. Usual dings and corrosion is OK by me and I'm hoping to spend no more than $50 plus postage or pick up in person.
Building a trials bike for grandkids and can't find one in my usual sources for bits. Someone here is more likely to have one under the workbench or hanging up in the shed :)
I'm near Bendigo, Victoria.
Cheers,
Joe

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For Sale / Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:55:26 AM »
Hi. I'm looking for a used 19" alloy rim either 1.4" or 1.6" wide. Usual dings and corrosion is OK by me and I'm hoping to spend no more than $50 plus postage or pick up in person.
Building a trials bike for grandkids and can't find one in my usual sources for bits.
I'm near Bendigo, Victoria.
Cheers,
Joe

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General Discussion / New bike tie-down
« on: May 06, 2009, 08:21:59 PM »
Anyone watching 'New Inventors' tonight? I like the bike tie-downs!

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Tech Talk / RAD Shocky Repairs?
« on: November 21, 2008, 11:18:12 PM »
Has anyone here used the services of RAD Shocky Repairs in
496 Sherwood Rd, Sherwood QLD 4075?
They advertise being able to rebuild sealed shock absorbers - and I have some 70's shockys that look structurally (Chrome etc) OK but don't do any absorbing any more. Worth a try?

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Wanted / Rear Wheel or just Rim for XR400?
« on: October 22, 2008, 10:52:00 PM »
Still looking for a replacement rear rim or wheel for my son's XR400 ....
Anyone have a spare or a source for one (not quite at a commercial new price)?

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Wanted / WTD: fork legs for Honda SL175
« on: October 14, 2008, 12:50:06 AM »
I need a pair of fork legs for my Honda SL175. I could make do with a really good pair of stanchions of a 65-73  CB175 or CL175. Those are 19" long, 31mm OD and 24mm ID. I can find the SL175 sliders off a rusted pair of of forks....
Anyone?
Cheers,
Joe

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Wanted / Wanted: SL175 parts
« on: August 25, 2008, 11:56:01 PM »
I'm awaiting delivery of a 1970 Honda SL175 basket case to restore.
I'll be looking for things like exhaust, drive sprocket cover, chain guard, seat, front guard, number plate/taillight bracket, headlight rim and sealed beam (or equivalent) and side covers.
Anyone got some left-overs? or knwo where to go an look? eBay has not been a great help so far, these things must have been built in small numbers or something...
Joe

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Bike Talk / restoring/replating front fork stanchions?
« on: August 17, 2008, 08:25:41 PM »
I'm restoring a Honda SL70. Among the many parts Tim helped me with (with many thanks!) is a front fork which has considerabel pitting and wear through the hard chrome in places.
Re-chroming costs at least $240 the pair and good ones are hard to find - of course.
I wonder if anyone has experimented with having forks electroless nickel plated or 'ordinary' nickel plated to rstore the dimension and then getting them cylindrical ground to size?
This bike os not likely to be ridden 1000's of kilometers but will be ridden. I doubt they will be work out again....
Any suggestions?
Cheers,
Joe

PS: does anyone know if the 'Posty bike' forks are the same diameter (27mm), same or longer length and could be adapted (cut/ends turned on lathe etc)? They might be another option...

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Wanted / WTD: 2.15x18" 32 spoke alloy rim (for son's XR400)
« on: August 17, 2008, 08:16:47 PM »
Can anyone assist with one or point me in the right direction?
I noticed a crack in his rear rim (in the space between spoke holes and about a third of the way across).
I don't hink welding is a good idea and would prefer to replace it. I can do the lacing myself.
Cheers,
Joe

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Some time ago, a friend near Mackay offered me his 1970 Honda SL175 as a resto project.
I've now managed to get it relocated to Mooloolah - just North of Brisbane - to my brother-in-law's.
I have been offered a 'berth' for it from Sydney to Melbourne (where I can go get it) in about 10 day's time by a Vic VJMC member.
Is anyone here able to get it from Brisabane to Sydney for me? My brother-in law works in Brissy and is happy to deliver it there to a pick-up point...
Obviously I will contribute to fuel cost etc if required to share a load.
Anyone?
Cheers,
Joe

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Wanted / Wtd: SL70 or XL70 or parts
« on: July 18, 2008, 07:44:39 PM »
Hi all. I'm new to this forum - been around Honda and Suzuki dirt bikes since 1971 (as a mechanic and rider) and interested in these bikes that are now 'classics'...

I'm looking to build an SL 70 or XL70 for my grandson, after building one for my son in 1981... which started him off in dirt bikes at age 6....

I'm very aware that they are now very rare, but I'm quite good at repairing the 'irrepairable', so will take on even very badly damaged bits.

Cheers,
Joe
(joe dot hovel at bigpond dot com)

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