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The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration The little brother to the CA160 in our family of Hondas

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Unread 07-20-2013, 07:09 PM
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Unread 07-20-2013, 11:37 PM
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I am looking forward to this.
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This should be fun, Chip. Given the state of the current bike, there's no harm in making a pure custom machine from it.

Looking forward to the updates.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 03:44 PM
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Chip, the front fender is not that easy on the C model.
On the sports model, it rises and falls with the wheel as it is attached to the brake plate and a dummy plate on the other side.
The only way to achieve this is to take the stays from the fender to the front axle.
There was a sports fender on Ebay a while back but it was a static fender like the OEM unit but without the side valences on it. It looked a bit strange when fitted, well away from the wheel like a MX fender.

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Spokes and I think similarly (Sorry Chip) and I just finished the first round of stripper on a black CA160 soon to be my interpretation of a CB92. The rear fender has already been chopped and I believe I'll run without a front fender and maybe run a slightly larger wheel.
I have a CB160 head and carbs to use (we've had this discussion before) and maybe I'll move to the 175 cylinders I have. My intention is to have it done for when I get to meet Sam in the spring and seek his "race bike " approval.
I'm not sure what I'm doing yet with the tank but have "not so good" scrambler tank I may cut up (as seen).
I also hope to box in the area in the down tube frame and move the battery into the cavity with the electrical stuff. I have plans to make new side covers (we'll see how that goes).
Still haven't decided to go with my scrambler pipes or more authentic looking Dunstall copies.
BTW the engine in these pics is now in the hands of its new owner and a White Ca160 with Bucos and it is getting some miles on it. Happy camper!
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Unread 07-27-2013, 04:55 AM
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Great idea about the tank. I have salvaged the mounts off of CA95 tanks and transferred them to other tanks, so that's an idea to fit that scrambler tank.

I have always liked the solo seat look, but the CA's just don't lend themselves to a functional spring type seat. I removed the shock mount & post from my donor frame. The pics below show the progress so far.



The seat will be mounted on a separate forward mount. The mounts will be welded. The frame will be sandblasted after the metal work is done.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 07:58 AM
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Hey Larz
Could you take a few pictures of how your rear turn signals are mounted? I'm trying to add some to my CA95. Thanks!
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Unread 07-29-2013, 01:33 PM
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Yup there are as many ways to do it but search some of Spokes' threads and you'll see his custom stuff. The bike in my pic is actually the 160 slightly different in the fender arch. The -95 had provisions for the factory ($$$) signals, the 160 turn signal bracket just bolts the fender arch. These (the turn signals) will be removed from my bike and you are welcome to them-
PM your address and I'll send them out to you if you want them.
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Very cool seat pan and springs. I like how you repurposed the shock mount parts - will definitely be a one-of-a-kind. It will be very interesting to see how they all tie together in the finished product.

Thanks for the update.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 02:30 PM
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Hi Spokes
I've been stumbling onto a lot of CB160 parts lately and now I have several nice looking hub/wheel assemblies, some with the axles in place. My problem is the components are stuck together. I've been shooting PB blaster in the seams but I have not had any luck so far breaking them down. How do you separate stuck hubs/drums?
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Unread 08-17-2013, 03:09 PM
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Jumping in here- I'd suggest a large brass drift after the obligatory soaking in (insert here).
Very likely the inner bearing race is seized to the shaft (duh). Expect to replace the bearings, over the counter sealed unit work the charm. Driving in the direction of the brake hub should at least get the assembly out of the wheel hub.
Since the hubs are cast be careful around any edges where they would tend to be weaker.
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