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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 12-02-2012, 07:01 PM
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I haven't posted for awhile so here's a brief update: Bike stripped to a bare frame, got a piston so the motor's back together, started tp clean and sand body parts (forks, headlight housing, swing arm) and started polishing some of the shiny bits. Cliff.




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Unread 02-08-2014, 05:12 PM
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I haven't posted for a VERY long time on this build. Between getting busy in other directions and getting discouraged so things have slowed to a slug's pace. However, in answer to a parts/bike wanted ad I run regularly a "parts' bike appeared. $200 and it's mine with papers. The engine came in a box, all apart and needing some extra parts which several members here have helped with. Wheels came too. And, it's better than the one I'm working on. So, the parts bike will go to the front of the line and the red one will have to wait patiently for awhile. It may have to wait until the CM90 gets done.
Here it is in all it's glory.



The engine has been taken apart and cleaned, new cylinders obtained, new exhaust valve, piston on it's way (thanks Spokes) and the work continues.



So, onward and upward. 2 Benly's -ha!

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Unread 02-10-2014, 01:08 PM
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Cliff, there's definitely a story in that wrinkled back fender. Somebody scuffed an elbow a few decades ago.
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Unread 02-19-2015, 08:50 AM
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Fun in the garage. Too many projects on the go.


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Haha...I must be getting old cause I'm not sure which one looks better...
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I know which one is cheaper to maintain. ��
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Unread 02-20-2015, 04:18 PM
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Which would be more fun to ride?
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Unread 02-20-2015, 04:24 PM
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Is this too shiny? I know it's not correct but....................
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Unread 02-21-2015, 12:03 AM
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Not too shiny in my book. Plus, it gets partially covered by alot of other parts and it'll dull with age to a nice patina anyway.
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Long time between posts but I have started again. Time for paint prep.


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All set for priming - looks good. A lot of work to get to bare metal. Looking forward to the pictures of the painted parts.

Looking forward to putting some miles on my Benly this season.
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More.

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Unread 04-11-2016, 07:13 PM
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A problem with painting the shock covers. I'm using a primer for plastic bumpers. The primer seemed to stick nicely to the side covers but is easily scratched off the shock covers. I sanded them down and washed them very clean. Any suggestions on another paint to use? Thanks, Cliff.
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I had the same issues with the plastic on the shock covers. I even tried an automotive-grade epoxy primer and it peels off easily if the cover was bent at all. Since I stayed with a black paint, it's not that noticeable, but it was frustrating.

Not the answer you're looking for, but I covered the whole issue up with a pair of vintage hand-made saddlebags I found on eBay:

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Unread 04-12-2016, 06:19 PM
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After thoroughly sanding the surface, I've prepped flexible plastic bike parts with SEM 38354 Plastic Prep - a product I got from my local auto body paint supply store. I then prime the surface with a good quality rattle can flexible primer (I use SEM 42013 High Build Primer Surfacer). I recommend a flexible top coat as well to finish the job. In the end, I can't guarantee the paint won't crack or flake when scratched or bent, but using these type of products that are designed specifically for plastic, should increase your odds that it won't.
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