Saturday, November 15, 2014

tachometers

Since I've built a new tacho for my 50 this year I got annoyed by the quality of the old prints for the tacho face. So I asked a friend who is good with graphics and has his own company in printing if he could help with new tacho faces, not only the CR110 / CR93 replica, but also an RSC and two different smiths faces, like the ATRC tacho's.
Today I mounted the first test print into an old housing to see what it would look like and how it would fit. Just a few tweaks and then it will be ready for a small production run.



also available will be:
smiths from 1 to 14
RSC from 3 to 15
CR110 CR93 replica 3 to 16

all to fit in original honda 1:7 tacho's as used on most models up to 500cc

Monday, November 10, 2014

another batch

And yet another batch of brand new vintage parts.
Including two of the newest project, a rear backing plate for 110mm Honda hubs, SLS but also in the future I plan on making a 2LS out of it, some preparations for that are already in the mold.
Planning the 2LS for my RSC90, will make the rear hub fit more with the 4LS front CB125RSC hub.



the line-up:
160mm front brake plate, Honda RC styled
110mm rear brake plate, Honda RC styled
CR110 footpegs
CR750 clutch perch
Honda RC styled brake pedal
JRP breather covers
S-monkey oil cooler adaptors
RSC engine cover, meant for a Honda 50, but going towards a 750

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CB72 racer

Had one of my dad's CB72 racers out to testfit a CR93 fairing that I have for sale, someone wanted to know how it would fit a CB72.



Fits it quite nicely I would think.
And then we rearranged some of the workshop, what meant that another CB72 came out of a dark corner, making me want to start this project.



Not with original tank and (replica) CYB seat as seen here, but with something more like a CR72 tank, period correct and with a lot of home made castings and other replica parts, and even some originals. As I have collected some CYB72 stuff over the years.
I have, or can build many of the small parts, the tank will pretty much be the only part I really don't have any idea of where to find or how to built yet.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

S90 trial

another great project from a friend, who is building an S90 trial bike.
And I will so lucky that I get to work on some little things for this bike also.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

end of season checks for the C110

the racing season is over now, so time to check the bikes and store them for winter.
At the last event the C110 started shifting a bit less smooth, so I wanted to open up the motor to see if I could find anything.

couldn't really find anything with the gearbox except for normal wear, well, not even normal as the bike is about 50 years old and all I could find was a small mark on a shift fork. Made some clearance there and that was it.

Then wanted to clean the clutch, as it acts somewhat as a centrifugal filter and found this:

oops, although I've seen them worse in pictures.

luckily I had a spare engine by now that still had a good clutch center, so this is going back together as it worked fine up till now with the extra preload washers with heavy duty springs.


Just one modification I wanted to do to the gearbox, I replaced the standard stopper arm with an S90 part, these have a little roller on the end, that might just prevent the selector to stick between gears. I've had this happen a couple of times so hopefully this helps, or the fact that I now swapped the old style shift arm for a more modern type, eliminating about 2cm of play in my pedal.

Monday, September 29, 2014

the last event this season

Last weekend was already the last event for this year, Giessen, for me the first time here and I like the track a lot. So hopefully we can ride here again next year.

We took a lot of bikes with us, left to right:
-the C110 racer for the oldtimer class.
-CB50 racebike we overhauled for someone to do a couple of test laps in the oldtimer class, luckaly it behaved all good so I could jump on my C110 after 2 laps en do the rest of training with that.
-My dad's old CB50 racer that we had a friend ride in the 50 class.
-My own CB50 that didn't run very well in this experimental phase, took a little getting used to again to rev between 12.500 and 14.500.
-and last but not least, my RSC90, reliable and quick, might just open up the engine this winter to see why it is as quick as this, because I can't really believe how it's doing so well.

Friday, September 26, 2014

picture day

Not bikes this time, but parts.
homemade cast aluminium parts.

Honda CR750 pedals


Honda RS125 / RS250 foot pegs


Honda CR110 pedals and pegs


Honda MT125R top yoke


Honda replica brake plate for 160mm drum


Honda CR110 / CR93 perches

(in machining all evidence of mirror mounts will be removed, better then plugging one up or welding it shut)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

JRP covers for sale, part two.

the top engine covers / breather kits are also ready now
for sale as a set with the points cover or separate.



interested?
cb-viguur@hotmail.com

only 10 to 12 breather sets will be made

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

JRP covers for sale

I've now got 5 JRP points covers for 6v monkeybikes machined and ready, but I don't have that much engins myself, so some are for sale, if anybody is interested, give me an email.



I'm also working on the top cylinder head covers / breatherkit, but they are not ready yet. Will be available soon, and also as a set with the points cover.

Friday, September 12, 2014

2 more days of aluminium casting

Last week, I planned two days of casting and managed to create some more nice parts



some Honda MT125R top yokes, CR750 pedals and shift arms, CR110 pedals and pegs, also useful for other Honda racers like RC162, RC181, CR450, CR72 replicas and so on.

Another 160mm TLS front brake plate and a bunch of JRP engine covers for monkey engines, most of which are already reserved for friends.
Guess I'll have to do some more casting...