Selling my beloved 1998 C70
• Registered 2014, complete OR / CR
• Bought 2010, slowly restored for 5 years
• Original parts bought at Triumph Caloocan, ie. seat, fr and rr signal lights, speedo, harness, sub cross plate, seat lock, muffler, fr and rr fender, muffler stay, plate holder, camshaft orig carburetor
• 99% Complete receipts of all items.
• All electric working.
• Professionally sandblasted and powder coated.
• Chrome stand, brake and gear pedals, rear carrier.
• Super reliable, rarely used
• Including basket and front rack (need repaint)
• Owner is one of the Admins of Honda Super Cub Philippines FB Group
• Punit ang right side ng legshield, pero tinakpan ko ng rubber lining.
• Basag ang right rear signal light, will provide replacement.
• Slight oil leak.
RFS: time to move on.
Last January 16, 2015, a Friday, was a holiday on account of the Pope’s visit, so I decided to take a little trip.
After the rebore on Leslie I needed to address another much older problem, acceleration hesitation and occasional stalling. It is a terrible problem because just when you need good acceleration such as when you’re trying to do a u-turn on the highway before a car comes it would suddenly sputter and die. It made me feel like throwing it off a bridge.
So I decided to finally spring for a new carburetor (P4,700.00).
Below are the items from Leslie that I will have sandblasted and powdercoated to black again before rust ensues. Clockwise from the left is the license plate holder, the ‘sub cross plate’, and the muffler stay.
The S90 swingarm will be joining them as well.
I recently brought Leslie my EX3 Honda to a shop to install rear signal lights so I had a chance to look at the insides again after a year it was first installed. There was some rust already even after I had relatively kept it under a bike cover and never ran it in wet roads. So this weekend I had the chance to break it open again and here it is.
To be honest it really shouldn’t shock me considering these after market Honda parts are known more for affordability than quality, but it still bugs me to heck that they so easily rust. I mean, look below. Continue reading
The thing with having a hobby is that it is very much a self – serving activity. You are not saving the world here. You are not feeding the poor, promoting world peace, curing cancer, or anything even remotely like that. You’re not even helping your bottom line. While great people are hard at work at those things, you are very much into yourself, scurrying busily away working on your stuff totally oblivious to the world around you.
Yet despite completely acknowledging all that, when I bought this thing last week:
Well, long awaited by myself mostly.
I’m a vintage scooter / motorcycle geek, and Vietnam is scooter heaven. Here I’ll compile some of the interesting ones I found during our short stay in the Old Quarters, Ha Long Bay and the trip going there.
Let’s start with the most amazing find ever, an actual ‘i never thought i’d see one in my lifetime‘, Mobylette.
Quick update on what’s going on with the bike. I found a Vietnamese store to buy parts from here. I corresponded with the guy there for almost three weeks trying to figure out what I wanted until I finally bought the ff.:
- tail light – 11.50
- winkers front and rear -16.00
- chain guard -15.50
- ignition -10.50
Prices are in pound sterling, so with shipping that worked out to about P4,400+. I didn’t buy too many because I was nervous with how much it would end up with, tax and all, when it got here. Then a few days ago, the parcel finally arrived.