Honda SS125

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Honda SS125

#1 Post by Bianco2564 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:19 pm

Finally after 20 years of ownership and 18 since its been on the road,I decided to do something with the Honda.
So moved it out from under the bench and started to strip it.
Within an hour tank,seat,rear mudguard,exhausts and engine were out,can't believe how simple it is.
Plan to get the rest stripped out to get the bare frame and swingarm painted.
Jobs to do;
Source new exhausts.These are the worst bit as they are very rare and very expensive,looking at £500-1000 for a geniune pair.I will find something suitable to graft on maybe a pair of C50s.
New wheel rims.
Paint frame and swingarm
Paint forks.
Clean up engine and paint side cases
Replace clutch springs and plates.Clutch was slipping last time I rode it.
Replace brake shoes
Replace tyres
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Re: Honda SS125

#2 Post by Bianco2564 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:56 pm

Got the rest of the frame stripped out tonight.
Considering some of its not been touched for 48 years everything came apart remarkably easily.
Honda quality I guess.
The frame has quite a bit of surface rust but nothing serious.
Need to find somewhere to shot blast it all now.
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Re: Honda SS125

#3 Post by Mickly » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:16 pm

Here you go
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Reasonably priced & willing to talk and accommodate any specific requirements.
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Re: Honda SS125

#4 Post by Bianco2564 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:16 pm

Mickly wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Here you go

8F3DAE2E-8D27-469B-9A4C-CAD2C43E0D6F.jpeg

Reasonably priced & willing to talk and accommodate any specific requirements.
Took the parts to Phil today.
Thanks for the lead :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Honda SS125

#5 Post by Mickly » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:30 pm

Bianco2564 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Mickly wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Here you go

8F3DAE2E-8D27-469B-9A4C-CAD2C43E0D6F.jpeg

Reasonably priced & willing to talk and accommodate any specific requirements.
Took the parts to Phil today.
Thanks for the lead :thumb: :thumb:
No worries
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Re: Honda SS125

#6 Post by fastbob » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:48 am

Bianco2564 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Mickly wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Here you go

8F3DAE2E-8D27-469B-9A4C-CAD2C43E0D6F.jpeg

Reasonably priced & willing to talk and accommodate any specific requirements.
Took the parts to Phil today.
Thanks for the lead :thumb: :thumb:
Did you get to have a look at the vintage scooters at Magpie Motorcycles while you were there ? They have some immaculately restored early Lambrettas but interestingly they also have some unrestored examples that are worth a lot more left exactly as they were found with only the mechanical bits refurbished.

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Re: Honda SS125

#7 Post by Bianco2564 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:39 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:48 am
Bianco2564 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Mickly wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Here you go

8F3DAE2E-8D27-469B-9A4C-CAD2C43E0D6F.jpeg

Reasonably priced & willing to talk and accommodate any specific requirements.
Took the parts to Phil today.
Thanks for the lead :thumb: :thumb:
Did you get to have a look at the vintage scooters at Magpie Motorcycles while you were there ? They have some immaculately restored early Lambrettas but interestingly they also have some unrestored examples that are worth a lot more left exactly as they were found with only the mechanical bits refurbished.
No,I took the parts to his home as I don't think he was working yesterday.
Just checked out the Magpie website though,looks like a decent indy workshop.
http://magpiemotorcyclesandscooters.com
Don't get the whole fascination with scooters and the value of them can be crazy,but each to their own.
Was at my mot tester the other week,there was a scooter outside around 2003 model,had got 107kms on the clock and he said the owner had been offered thousands for it.
Just looked like any other scooter to me.

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Re: Honda SS125

#8 Post by fastbob » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:34 pm

Bianco2564 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:39 pm
fastbob wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:48 am
Bianco2564 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:16 pm


Took the parts to Phil today.
Thanks for the lead :thumb: :thumb:
Did you get to have a look at the vintage scooters at Magpie Motorcycles while you were there ? They have some immaculately restored early Lambrettas but interestingly they also have some unrestored examples that are worth a lot more left exactly as they were found with only the mechanical bits refurbished.
No,I took the parts to his home as I don't think he was working yesterday.
Just checked out the Magpie website though,looks like a decent indy workshop.
http://magpiemotorcyclesandscooters.com
Don't get the whole fascination with scooters and the value of them can be crazy,but each to their own.
Was at my mot tester the other week,there was a scooter outside around 2003 model,had got 107kms on the clock and he said the owner had been offered thousands for it.
Just looked like any other scooter to me.
I would probably have said much the same thing until I visited Magpie Motorcycles . If nothing else, I feel sure that you will be impressed by the standard of finish on their restorations . Just a thought, good luck with your project.

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Re: Honda SS125

#9 Post by Bianco2564 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:54 pm

I collected all the parts on Tuesday evening,Phil had done a great job.
Shot blasted all of it and black powder coated the stand,footpeg bracket and rear torque arm.
Gave all the rest a couple of coats of etching primer the same night while it was still rust free and the weather was dry.
Can't believe the difference.

Took the rear dampers apart today using a modified pair of car spring clamps,worked a treat to release the clamping collets.
Rear dampers are completely shot ,no bump damping at all;no surprise really,they are 48 years old.
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Re: Honda SS125

#10 Post by Bianco2564 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:21 pm

Did some more work on the Honda this morning.
Removed the engine side covers to paint.
The engine has a small centrifuge on the end of the crank to keep the oil clean.
Found a paint roller tray made an ideal wet and dry tray for flatting off the covers.
Removed and measured all the cover screws,going to order new as they are all rusty and or chewed up.
Took the clutch apart as last time I rode it,clutch was slipping badly,hope the springs are ok as they are unobtainable.
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Re: Honda SS125

#11 Post by Bianco2564 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:41 pm

Got the painted frame and parts back today.
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Re: Honda SS125

#12 Post by learningtofly » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:50 pm

That looks fantastic - can’t wait to see the end result.

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Re: Honda SS125

#13 Post by Arwen » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:21 am

Looking good! :thumb:
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Re: Honda SS125

#14 Post by Bianco2564 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:29 pm

learningtofly wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:50 pm
That looks fantastic - can’t wait to see the end result.
Turns out my eldest daughters partners daughters partner is a paint sprayer, he did it as a favour so is a top job.

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Re: Honda SS125

#15 Post by learningtofly » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:53 pm

Bianco2564 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:29 pm
learningtofly wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:50 pm
That looks fantastic - can’t wait to see the end result.
Turns out my eldest daughters partners daughters partner is a paint sprayer, he did it as a favour so is a top job.
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