Sunday, October 27, 2013

brake and clutch levers

I changed the brake and clutch levers to Original stuff.

the old ones (not even Honda, but they have the cool ribbed levers and no mirror mounts):

(old pic, back then still with alloy top plate)

the new ones, original Honda as used on the racebikes with the springs and big adjusters:

Okay, they have mirror mounts, but according to my CR110 parts list, there wasn't even a different part number for the ones without mounts.

Made the cables with original NOS grey cables, thin 6mm with special endcaps made to fit the adjusters that are made for 7mm cables. Thinner cables save weight :P and it just looks better on a small displacement bike.
After this I started getting all the pieces together for the rear brake cable, will probably finish it tomorrow.

Monday, October 21, 2013


Decided on using the replica CR110 brake and shift lever, but the pegs that go with it, are just too wide and would cost me too much ground clearance. Therefor I was looking for some footpegs with a classic look, not the CNC knurled modern stuff. For now I've decided on a set of cast alloy pillion pegs from any modern Honda, but turned on the lathe to remove the hinge part.
I know the method too turn them looks bit odd, but it actually worked pretty well.

Okay, they aren't RSC replicas, but it looks a lot more classic then all the CNC milled stuff out there

Thursday, October 10, 2013

brake cable ends

The RSC90 will receive a CR110 brake pedal, originally the cable attaches to it by means of a pin that goes thru the pedal and the end of the brake cable which is a flat piece of steel with a hole in it, as can be seen in the picture of this original CR110:

This is not a standard available cable part, nor is there a similar cable which could be used as a donor.
Therefore today I went to play on the lathe and created a few:

Still needs some finishing and I want to experiment in making them thinner, but then they will also go to the zinc plater. When they come back, I can finish the new rear brake cable.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

RSC90 is on the lift again

The RSC is on the lift again, this will be the winter that some modifications will be made.
I've started on the foot pegs, they are going up for ground clearance. The original CYB pegs were just to low and will be moved to a CB72 project that some day will be built for street use. In the picture can be seen a new bracket made to fit the CB72 alloy plates, temporarily mounted the CR110 brake pedal and then built the brake cable stay and stopper screw fitment.

just needs some grinding to finish it off and then it can go to the zinc-plater.

other planned modifications:
- build a new front fender
- replace rear hub with original S90 part (CD50 until now)
- fix 4speed gearbox and make it close ratio
- fit 122cc kit
and if possible, fit fairing, build new tank, paint.......and so on