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1974 Honda XL 70 A Restoration Project

R. J. Nov 29, 2018

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    Contact name: Scott
    call: (412) 672-5052
    :hello:my pleasure...:laughing7:
     
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    :hello: Thanks Harrimy. That's funny you are across the plant & was able to pull up his imfo but I was not. :laughing7:.
     
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    If you go on the CL ad there is a phone button top left. Hmmm did same for me...Harriminator to the rescue again!

    RJ, when you did the seat did you shave some off so you could flat foot this bike??? J/K going to be a great runabout when she is finished!
     
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    Right 87kawzl, I clicked on the button and cancelled immediately so the info appeared - ez bz.:laughing7:
     
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    :hello: On the bottom of the 70s seat I decided to put some foam dampers between the spark plug wrench & the seat pan. :laughing7:. I used Areospace ISO 9001 certified foam. It never dry rots & it resists high temps. When I worked for Lockheed Martin this foam was used for damping electronic componets for our Navys Ship Contol Systems & Submarines to obtain low EMI. I also use this foam to dampen the batteries holders in all my bikes. IMG_6839.JPG IMG_6840.JPG IMG_6841.JPG IMG_6842.JPG
     
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    Any luck with parts from the dude in the Burgh?
     
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    :hello: I was waiting to contact him until the first of the year.
     
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    At least you didn’t go blind, lol
     
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    :hello: Here are 3 pics of my 1972 & 74 Honda 70s air boxes. Total cost for both was around $75 each. I got most of the parts from partzilla. Powder Coat Plus of South Daytona FL done the powder coating. Cost $20 each. The rubber boots came from Australia. One was OEM the other 2 are aftermarket. I spent about 4 months tracking down the new rubber intake boots. _________________________________________ IMG_6948.JPG IMG_6949.JPG IMG_6950.JPG
     
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    :hello: Yesterday I picked up my XL 70 parts from my powder coat guy. They are done in BMW silver & black. Cost $140. I have 4 parts that he is redoing. IMG_6955.JPG IMG_6956.JPG
     
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    :hello: I found a NOS OEM stock down pipe for the XL 70 on E-bay. It set me back $400. Crazy A. :laughing7:. They had beat up ones on E-bay between $200 & $300 so I guess the $400 was reasonable. Also I picked up some more parts from my powder coat guy. Cost $30. As of now this build is on hold. IMG_6983.JPG IMG_6984.JPG IMG_6985.JPG
     
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    I don't get the mini bike craze. Paying top dollar for a classic useable bike I understand say early Honda four, old American iron, z1's, turbos and even Vespas.

    These prices for bikes you would give to an 8yo to putt around the yard back in the day boggle my mind.
     
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    :hello: I have extra motors for both the XL 70 & CT 70. One of the spare motors for the XL is going to be built up to a 117cc stroker motor with a roller rock head. The center cases need to be bored 3 mm over. A machine shop wants $200 to do it. My friend Ron A. can't do it with either one of his boring machines. He told me just to do it on my drill press. I have one of the center cases that was already stripped so I measured it with my calipers & took off 1.5 mm. I have a total of 3 sets so if I screw this one up it's no big deal. :laughing7:. Anyway I'm 2 months out buying the 117 cc stroker big bore kit. IMG_7182.JPG IMG_7183.JPG IMG_7184.JPG IMG_7185.JPG IMG_7186.JPG IMG_7187.JPG IMG_7188.JPG IMG_7189.JPG IMG_7190.JPG IMG_7191.JPG IMG_7192.JPG IMG_7193.JPG IMG_7194.JPG
     
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    That ought to take care of it. $200 don't go far at a machine shop nowadays.
     
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