Challenge Honda SL100K2 Replace – Motopsyco’s Asylum Loopy about bikes!

Honda Sl100K2

This little Honda is maybe the final word junker to jewel story that I’ve ever been a personality in. Once I first introduced it dwelling  it didn’t appear that dangerous, a rolling body, couple of packing containers of components and an engine that I assumed was caught from sitting however ought to’ve been straightforward to get freed up with a brand new set of rings. Initially I deliberate to do a prime finish job, reassemble it and flip it to another person as a operating restoration mission. I nonetheless don’t know what the hell occurred. Now my fast and straightforward 1972 Honda SL100K2 flip has develop into a full on excessive degree restoration that I can by no means hope to ever promote for sufficient cash to recuperate the dough that I’ve in it.

1972 Honda SL100K2 before
as bought, the remainder of it’s in packing containers inside

It began with the gasoline tank which regarded actually nice till I began sanding the paint off of it and found that though there was no rust seen rust that I may see by way of the filler neck, your complete decrease rear finish of the tank was filled with pinholes that took just a few hours and a few brazing rods to repair. Oh nicely the silly gasoline tank appears okay now and I’ll be placing the paint on it quickly.

The engine was one other full nightmare. What I had hoped was a easy case of an outdated engine caught from sitting turned out to be a case of 1 omitted within the climate for many years with no sparkplug within the head to maintain the water out. To make issues even worse the piston was at precisely prime useless heart. Lastly I turned your complete engine the wrong way up on prime of a bucket of Evaporust with the cylinder submerged for a few week earlier than it loosened up sufficient that I may beat it out of the bore with my large fucking hammer. Fortunately I didn’t bust the connecting rod or break the crankshaft within the course of.

At this level I used to be already spending a fortune so the choice was made to maintain this motorbike and switch it right into a full on restoration mission that regarded nearly as good as potential. The engine has numerous new outdated inventory components together with a brand new cylinder & piston, valves and so forth.

1972 Honda SL100K2  rear wheel before
Don’t neglect I do vaporblasting! That is the brake panel that matches this hub.
1972 Honda SL100K2 rear wheel after
new rim new spokes a lot of vaporblasting & sharpening

Not going full into all particulars right here however this has been probably the most irritating initiatives I’ve ever carried out. It looks like each different bolt both broke or rounded out & needed to be drilled out & changed. A number of reproduction substitute components have been sourced from abroad that turned out to be such crap that I threw them away and ponied up the money for actual Honda NOS components. As many authentic components as potential have been refurbished and are the themes of a number of earlier posts right here. I’ve even fired up the engine and it runs like a brand new one.

It actually does run nearly as good because it appears!

Final week I put all of it collectively in order that I may see what
components and {hardware} nonetheless wanted to be ordered. This week I took it again aside
in order that I can block sand all of the sheet steel once more and eventually get round to
spraying the metallic inexperienced paint. You’ll see it right here first when it’s carried out.

Honda SL100K2 almost done.
Honda SL100K2 rear