Monday, 27 February 2017

Brochure: Honda Sports and Touring 1984

Here is a scan of the lightweight page of Honda's 1984 range brochure featuring a black MBX 80. What is really nice about this brochure is that the cover is signed by Freddie Spencer, so I have included that scan as well. The other pages feature Sports Mopeds (inc MBX50), Sports Singles and Twins, Euro Sports, Super Sports V2/V4, Super Sports, Touring and Trail (inc MTX80).

Magazine Feature: Practical Sportsbike Oct 2016

This scan is from the magazine Practical Sportsbike and features the restoration story by the bikes owner Rob Billman.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

My bike: Restoration, final frame strip ready for paint

Its taken a little while but I need to push on and make some progress, so I decided to take a Friday off work and get the frame completely stripped so I can take it and get it powder coated.

The final strip was relatively straight forward with the exception of some rusted bolts that were holding the rear mudguard on. A couple of bolts snapped and the final bolt wouldn't budge, fortunately this last bit of mudguard is being replaced and was cracked so I just pulled it off then cut the bolt off.

So with the final brackets and the head race's removed we are ready for paint next week, I feel this is an important step as technically from now on I am re-building!

27/02/2017, Frame, side stand, rear rack, brake pedal and nose fairing bracket dropped of at - looking forward to getting it back, so watch this space!