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Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 04-14-2018, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Rocketsled
Speedo Options

I managed to derust the original speedometer, and with a drill driving it, it nearly works like it oughta. Problem being: The weather sealer plastic crumbled completely upon disassembly. It's a...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 01-01-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rocketsled
No, it's on my list of things to do. Family...

No, it's on my list of things to do. Family commitments around the holiday and a 20 degree garage have kept me from turning wrenches. (and a broken kitchen faucet, and a broken Samsung dryer,...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 12-31-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rocketsled
I cleaned everything up, lubed and reassembled,...

I cleaned everything up, lubed and reassembled, and when I applied power...it made smoke and ozone. :eek:

A continuity tester was showing a short pretty much everywhere I touched it. I don't...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 12-29-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rocketsled
FWIW, this article: ...

FWIW, this article:
http://www.bikeexif.com/motorcycle-wiring

was a tremendous help. Once I bit the bullet and got a real crimper and wiring kit, converted to 12V, and figured out the carburetor,...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 12-29-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rocketsled
Thanks for this! (I wasn't sure if the forum had...

Thanks for this! (I wasn't sure if the forum had gone dormant, or if everyone was just out riding because they'd fixed all their issues.)

The leaks appear to be around the studs holding the case...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 12-27-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rocketsled
Smoking out one pipe

Got it working, and working well, but it's obvious I'm not done. a)it leaks oil, b)it smokes out one pipe, 3)I should have used the ring kits when I had it out the first time, but I'm not sure it...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 10-24-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,848
Posted By Rocketsled
It Lives!

After a winter of frantic teardown, a spring of frantic learning I can't paint, three long years being ignored in the back of the garage, then a couple months recovering from a Motorcycle accident...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 11-18-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,657
Posted By Rocketsled
Got it...precision phalanges it is, then. :)

Got it...precision phalanges it is, then. :)
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 11-17-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,657
Posted By Rocketsled
Settin' lash

Benly is really running down the homestretch to running again under it's own power...and I'm to a point I've been putting off for a long time: setting the motor up. Valve lash, dwell and advance,...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 11-07-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,722
Posted By Rocketsled
I will! (Life has just recently opened up so that...

I will! (Life has just recently opened up so that I may get back to completing the Barnly.)

Course, I won't be riding it very far, seeing as how the observed average speed of traffic is twice what...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 09-25-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,306
Posted By Rocketsled
Having a reassembled (but not yet fired up) 150,...

Having a reassembled (but not yet fired up) 150, The clutch adjustment is a little iffy. Granted, there's no lube in the crank case, which will change the friction coefficient, I'm sure, but I either...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-25-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,249
Posted By Rocketsled
Who'da thunk that, by far, the most efficient way...

Who'da thunk that, by far, the most efficient way to store a restoration project is assembled? A Lump of motor, a frame, and four tubs of parts is now something that LOOKS like a motorcycle, and some...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-23-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,596
Posted By Rocketsled
I would have considered the 12v conversion if I...

I would have considered the 12v conversion if I knew then what I know now. After buying a vintage 6V Yuasa, and a battery charger, and figureing out the necessary big ol honkin resistor to keep the...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-23-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,596
Posted By Rocketsled
Spark options?

Things are getting perilously close. I've given the paint a week to cure (and boogered up part of the tank when test fitting the chrome...again...I'm leaving it this time.)

And now I'm looking at...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-22-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,722
Posted By Rocketsled
Natch, there's nothing in Colorado. An earlier me...

Natch, there's nothing in Colorado. An earlier me would think "There's a niche to be filled, go start one!"...the older me just says "meh, I'd rather ride than look at stopped bikes."

and one any...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-22-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,704
Posted By Rocketsled
More importantly, that 'pitting in the chambers'...

More importantly, that 'pitting in the chambers' look more like 'metal chunks lightly caressing the chamber' to me. :eek:
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-22-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,249
Posted By Rocketsled
3111951...so VERY end of the 1963 production run....

3111951...so VERY end of the 1963 production run. (ended at 3112600), which sounds consistent with a 1964 title.

Before the speedo seized, it recorded about 9000 miles on it...there are some...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-21-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,249
Posted By Rocketsled
The motor's number is CA95E-3111984, so late...

The motor's number is CA95E-3111984, so late 1963, and I...uh...can't find the frame number. Where is it?
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,249
Posted By Rocketsled
Yeah, thanks Sam! Spokes pretty much nailed...

Yeah, thanks Sam!

Spokes pretty much nailed the major points I'd heard on laying paint. I used Duplicolor's Paint Shop brand of paint, it's supposed to be pretty idiot proof from a humidity,...
Forum: The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration 08-19-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,249
Posted By Rocketsled
Kindasorta. :) I sanded the black down, saw some...

Kindasorta. :) I sanded the black down, saw some primer showing through on high spots, added another coat of black, then a couple of heavy coats of clear. I'll hit that with a reasonably aggressive...
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