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Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 06-29-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,840
Posted By rhodemon
The tubes that come out of the head ventilate the...

The tubes that come out of the head ventilate the intake valve guides to the atmosphere in order to break any vacuum that may exist in them and thus prevent oil from being sucked down into the...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 05-29-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,272
Posted By rhodemon
Nice find! Just when I thought my favorite...

Nice find!

Just when I thought my favorite forum had gone dead Frappy comes to the rescue!

I've seen a couple of this model over the years but never had the chance to acquire one. The serial...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 05-11-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,482
Posted By rhodemon
Tokyo Rose

Nice job! I used the inside of the battery cover for my color scan and ended up with a BMW color to which I had to add a bit of yellow.

Would you mind posting a few more pictures to help motivate...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 05-05-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,482
Posted By rhodemon
The plating was done by D&D Plating in Cranston,...

The plating was done by D&D Plating in Cranston, RI. I've used them many times over the past 30 years and they've always done good work. You're looking at about $750 for those items pictured, and...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 05-03-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,482
Posted By rhodemon
New chrome and a small mystery

I just got my chrome back from the platers for Old Pink, #640. When I dropped it off, I tried to explain to them that the original chrome was not perfect and please don't over do the polishing, but...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 04-29-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,698
Posted By rhodemon
Early CA95 headers

Frustrated with fitting header pipes to your early CA95? Even though the early Benly header pipes look the same, they are quite different, and they do have different part numbers. And maybe it's just...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 04-13-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,482
Posted By rhodemon
Tokyo Rose early CA95

Having closely followed Michaelclark50's excellent restoration thread of an early Tokyo Rose colored 1960 CA95 I thought this would be a good time to start a new thread devoted to those mysterious...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 04-05-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 44,998
Posted By rhodemon
Neither of my 1960 Toyko Rose CA95s have the...

Neither of my 1960 Toyko Rose CA95s have the fender packing you pictured. I've successfully taken apart and cleaned a few of the early horns…a few squirts of carb cleaner and a little movement of the...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 05-31-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,538
Posted By rhodemon
A couple of times my hard starting problems were...

A couple of times my hard starting problems were caused by a plugged low speed idle jet and the symptoms were the same as yours. Remove the carb, take out the jet and check that both its barrel and...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 05-30-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,203
Posted By rhodemon
In his book on Honda Dream and Super Hawk...

In his book on Honda Dream and Super Hawk restoration Bill Silver writes about problems with the iron "skull" that is pressed into the aluminum head and forms the top of the combustion chamber and...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 05-29-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,694
Posted By rhodemon
I give my Benlys a good spray w WD40 before...

I give my Benlys a good spray w WD40 before putting them away in the fall. That will protect the aluminum and chrome, and also protect the paint. The WD40 evaporates over the winter, and then I clean...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 04-27-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 45,540
Posted By rhodemon
I've successfully used small teflon packing meant...

I've successfully used small teflon packing meant for plumbing use as a header-muffler gasket. Its readily available at your local hardware store or plumbing supply. I wrapped a few turns around the...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 11-24-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,024
Posted By rhodemon
I've had my share of non firing issues over the...

I've had my share of non firing issues over the years and now use the following technique to trouble shoot them. This procedure only applies to engines w a wasted spark, i.e., those with one set of...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 05-11-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,662
Posted By rhodemon
Flying Posture

Latest (and last) suggested high speed posture from CB92 Owners Manual.
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 04-23-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,413
Posted By rhodemon
Since the only thing common to all of your...

Since the only thing common to all of your electrical problems is ground, I'd be checking and cleaning the bike's negative connections.

I have been able to resuscitate bad horns by using...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 04-23-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,643
Posted By rhodemon
Thanks to this discussion, I just checked my $17...

Thanks to this discussion, I just checked my $17 Harbor Freight metric tap and die set, and it has the old JIS thread taps and dies in it! I haven't had to use them, so their durability is yet to be...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 04-03-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,938
Posted By rhodemon
Suggested posture for 60mph speed attempt. Taken...

Suggested posture for 60mph speed attempt. Taken from an original Honda CB92 Owner's Manual
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 03-31-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,240
Posted By rhodemon
I also found my gearing to be too low and the...

I also found my gearing to be too low and the bike hardly got moving before it was necessary to shift into second gear. I found a front sprocket with one more tooth on eBay, installed it, and voila!,...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 06-15-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,294
Posted By rhodemon
I buy a lot of 316ss fastenings, especially the...

I buy a lot of 316ss fastenings, especially the 6mm ones, from www.mcmaster.com and give them a quick polish on the buffing wheel to create a finish that is just like chrome and will never rust. Some...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 06-14-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,187
Posted By rhodemon
When removing my tank, I find it just as easy to...

When removing my tank, I find it just as easy to suck all of the gas out using a Tempo oil changing unit. It holds about 2 gallons and has a bicycle type pump mounted on the top to create a vacuum....
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