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Honda Sl100K2

This little Honda is probably the last word junker to jewel story that I’ve ever been a personality in. Once I first introduced it dwelling  it didn’t appear that unhealthy, a rolling body, couple of containers of elements and an engine that I assumed was caught from sitting however ought to’ve been simple to get freed up with a brand new set of rings. Initially I deliberate to do a high finish job, reassemble it and flip it to another person as a working restoration undertaking. I nonetheless don’t know what the hell occurred. Now my fast and simple 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 containers inside

It began with the gasoline tank which seemed 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 via the filler neck, your entire decrease rear finish of the tank was stuffed with pinholes that took a couple of hours and a few brazing rods to repair. Oh properly the silly gasoline tank seems to be 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 previous engine caught from sitting turned out to be a case of 1 overlooked 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 high useless middle. Lastly I turned your entire engine the other way up on high 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 bike and switch it right into a full on restoration undertaking that seemed nearly as good as potential. The engine has a variety of new previous inventory elements together with a brand new cylinder & piston, valves and so on.

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 number of vaporblasting & sprucing

Not going full into all particulars right here however this has been one of the crucial irritating initiatives I’ve ever accomplished. It looks like each different bolt both broke or rounded out & needed to be drilled out & changed. A number of duplicate substitute elements 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 elements. As many authentic elements as potential have been refurbished and are the topics 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 seems to be!

Final week I put all of it collectively in order that I may see what
elements 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 metallic once more and at last get round to
spraying the metallic inexperienced paint. You’ll see it right here first when it’s accomplished.

Honda SL100K2 almost done.
Honda SL100K2 rear