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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Owners bikes: Carsten from Germany

I had this nice message from Carsten Hammer from Germany, its also really great to here that all our experiences are so similar! Can't wait to see the finished bike.

Hello from Germany!
I was just as you, an 16 year old MBX80 driver in 1986! I owned myself  a black one, with the neon-like tank design and full fairing. Just weeks ago, I bought an white one with full fairing, and now I´m gonna do the restoration work.
MBX was a fascinating bike at the 80`s, and my first one (that i bought new!), lefts me with more then 20.000 km after 2 years. Can´t forget that horrible moment....
Hope to get things done, with my white one now...spares are difficult to find sometimes. Even the radiator shield for full fairing models (missed when I bought mine), seems to be a problem to get.
So hope you enjoy the bike in the future, I sure will (when it`s rebuild).
There`s a quit big mbx scene in Netherlands did you know?

Send you a pic with this mail), that shows my MBX 80 in the state I bought it, few weeks ago.
It looks much better on the pic, than it is in real life...so still a lot of work to do!
At the moment it is stripped fully, and the frame is sanded, and rebuild (in German i`ts called "Pulverbeschichtung" don`t know the right words in English <Powder coating, I will be doing the same to my frame!>)
Enjoy !

Monday, 16 June 2014

bikes for sale: ebay MBX80

And another white MBX80 appears on ebay, but this bike needs a lot of work...






I am selling my Honda MBX80, C Reg. I had the bike as a teenager and in 1997 I passed my driving test and parked the bike up! it has been left standing in the garage since!
The bike itself is it fairly good condition considering it has been left un touched for 15+ years, there is some rust which I have tried to show in the pics, there is no exhaust and has a few loose bits, but other things such as the wheels are virtually rust free.

The bike was last taxed in 1997 and has 15366 miles on the clock.
The bike turns over but I have not tried to start it as the battery is dead. It has always been kept inside and not left out in the rain.
The bike would be ideal for someone that has the time to restore it.

Please be aware that the bike has been stood for 15+ years and is in no way useable condition as it stands. 
Any questions and more photos please ask. Collection Only Near Matlock, Derbyshire, Viewing more than welcome. I am trying to be as honest as possible.

Bikes for sale: ebay white and black MBX80

This bike was for sale on ebay and was SOLD for £850.







Welcome to this auction of a genuine 1987 Honda MBX 80, complete with a lot of parts (please see pictures).

This is a great bike for any restorer or bike enthusiast. With some love this bike can easily see the road again.

These bikes are extremely rare to find and are deemed collectables. I have had this locked up in a shed for the last 5 years and originally brought to fix up and keep as a collectable bike, done work on it here and there. There is some work still to do on this bike and needs the dedicated attention of a true restorer and collector who has the time to work on it.

Considering its age this bike is in good condition, there are a number of things that need attention:

- Front fairing mismatch (Black opposed to white recolor).
- New chain required.
- New brake lever required.
- New grips required.
- Electrics need inspection.
- Tires need replacing, has been sat, flat for extended period of time.
- Patches of rust here and there, nothing entirely formidable.

All in all the bike need some TLC to bring it around to a pristine condition, pretty much everything is there and really isn't much work at all.  As of writing, engine kicks over with solid compression. I have no fuel to run the engine yet; but it previously ran smooth. I will upload a video here as soon as I have the fuel to start it.

Comes complete with V5 logbook and workshop manual.

Other parts included:
- Additional Rims.
- Front braking system, pipes and calipers.
- Radiator Grille.
- x 2 radiators.
- Seat.
- x 2 Left-hand panels.
- x 2 Right-hand panels.
- Front fairing.
- x 2 rear guard lamp housing faring.
- Rear guard lamp assembly (no diffuser).
- Front mudguard.
- Rear mudguard.
- Rear arch plastics with 2-stroke tank.
- Front Headlamp.
- Front engine cowl.
- x2 dashboards.
- x2 airboxes.
- x2 front fairings.
- Rear shelf bars.
- Rear brake pedal and linkage.
- Battery box.
- Another exhaust.

I also have another bike frame available; as bare bones complete with matching V5 documentation for the VIN. Please enquire if interested.

You will need to provide your own transportation to collect the bike and associated spares, cash on collection is preferred. I'm looking for a quick sale. No time wasters please, price is open to sensible offers considering the rarity of the vehicle and the parts you get as well.

This bike is sold with no MOT or TAX and has been declared SORN and off-the-road. Viewing of this bike is highly recommended.

According to howmanyleft there are THREE registered bikes like this left in the UK!

If you have any questions or would like to book a viewing, please don't hesitate to contact me via eBay messages where I will supply you with further details.

Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Owners bikes: Rothmans MBX80

This is Stefan from the Netherlands MBX80 Rothmans edition. Stefan would like to convert the bike to dual disc brake (like the UK model), if you have any parts that can help him please mail me and I'll pass the details on.

set-up: 80cc tuned cylinder, 4 valve membrane, 24mm Mikuni carb, original air box, Techno exhaust pipe, CDI mps300.




Wednesday, 9 April 2014

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Bike for sale

Just spotted this fully sorted MBX80 on ebay... it looks very, very familiar....

Here is the advert on ebay

Update: I just spoke to spoke to Martyn Butler and it is his. So check out his restoration story for a little back history on his very tidy bike.


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

NOS speedo cover

I needed a speedo cover for my build but according to the Honda M shop these were now discontinued. So I was very surprised to see a new old stock item pop up on ebay. I used www.cmsnl.com to check the value of what they should be (£40ish), so I bid honestly to its actual value and won! To say I was pleased was an understatement as it was evident that were other bidders, sorry!