Painted the engine today, really happy with how it came out, super glossy. Also managed to get many of the other bits together to build a rolling chassis.
I’ve got so many CG125 parts left over I thought I would build another one to use them up. I managed to pick up a frame, engine and some other bits and bobs for a good price so I now should have everything I need to complete. This one will begin it’s next life as it started it’s first life, as a CG110. And so it begins again.
The insurance company wouldn’t insure Thomas’ Z300 when parked on the street overnight when he’s at his mums in the city, so we looked for a cheap and cheerful moped he could use when he stays in town. Initially we thought we wanted a moped, but a thorough search didn’t find anything that was reasonable value for money at our lowish budget. Then I spotted this NBC110 at a price that was roughly double or budget, but it seemed like much better value for money. And hey, it’s a Honda Cub, so we had to have it. Ex Postie bike with a high 57,000Km’s, but it’s obviously been well serviced and maintained and goes great. EFI means super low fuel consumption and 110cc means it will actually go up Wellington’s hill at a reasonable pace. The top box was an added bonus. Result!
We picked up this 2018 Kawasaki for a bargain price. It had been for a slide on both sides, but after fitting a new front wheel, new rear tail piece panel, muffler and engine clutch cover paint, plenty of buffing and it’s come up mint. Thomas is most happy! It goes really well, has EFI so should be really good on gas and has only done 2500Km’s, pretty much brand new 🙂 Good for him to have something that’s a little more capable on the motorway.
I’ve always really liked the look of these and when one came up for the right money I couldn’t resist. It’s a 1987 model with 48,000 Km’s. It had been sitting under a lean too at Lyall Bay for 5 years and as a result there is some corrosion. Most bits will clean up ok though. Fresh gas, oil and filter change, front brake caliper overhaul and new brake fluid and it’s good to go. Everything works, lights etc, I just need to buy a pair of tires and it will be ready for compliance and re-registration. It rides really well, very torquey and quite peppy compared to the little CB and CG.