Category Archives: Motorbikes

The Triumph comes out to play

I finally figured out why the Triumph wouldn’t start. It was the points, they were soaked in fuel and grease. I think I over zealously tickled the carb which then leaked all over the magneto. Oops, I’ll know not to do that again.

A quick squirt with brake clean then compressed air and voila! away it went.

I’m surprised how fast it is, quite, I think it will do the ton. I’ve swapped out the front brake shoes and the brakes are a little better, still some fine tuning to improve them to be done though.

Coming Together Nicely

More progress on the Bitza Build. Got my ignition switch mounted, made one of the missing top engine mounts, made the coil mounting bracket fit, painted the shorty mudguards (not my finest work, to be fitted after compliance with a smaller tail light), fitted the exhaust from my “good” CG (not sure I like this one anymore so a new one coming for my “good” CG). Engine starts easily and runs well. Valve clearances need doing, but there is an odd noise coming from the bottom end. A sort of clicking, doesn’t sound like it’s from the engine, maybe clutch or gearbox. Further investigation required.

 

Another CG build

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 “New” Honda Cub (NBC110) arrives

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!