Sunday, 11 May 2014

The 10 Hour Bike Project - Honda Cub 90 Special

After a hunt on eBay, I found a Honda Cub 90 being sold locally at the right price and on the road so I snapped it up. As soon as I got it to my workshop at about 10am I started tearing it apart, removing every piece that didn't need to be there - including most of the plastic - and making it into a lightweight race machine in the space of just a few hours!


By about 6pm the same day I had chopped the seat down and re-covered it; shortened the rear; widened the forks by 2"; fitted the bike with 'proper' size tyres; changed the handlebars to BMX bars and stem; ripped out the air box and fitted a pod air filter; and modified and fitted a straight through reverse megaphone exhaust can. 


The idea behind the Cub was simply to have fun - it's a bike to chuck in the back of the van and take camping or go out on last minute missions with mates. Sometimes you can have more fun on a toy like this than any other bike, you can't help but laugh riding this thing!


I took the Cub on its maiden voyage from Leeds to Squires with my good mate Tom of Deathcats fame who was on his 1960's Panhead, we luckily made to Squires before one of his sparkplugs gave up and he had to call on one of the lads to get us back home…












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