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What a beautiful job. I had a C95 - Honda Benley Touring, in High School. It was very reliable and did everything asked of it. Bought it at age 15 and upgraded to a scrambler at age 17.
Your work is very impressive.
CL72, XL600R, XLV600, TL125, Bultaco Sherpa T 350
Thanks Skeptic, I appreciate your comments.
I took it for buzz on Saturday doing about 60 miles round our country lanes, it was really enjoyable, not fast, a bit gutless on a long steep hill but it did have a great smile factor. Quite a few people wanted to ask about it and some to reminisce. I also have a CA77 and while superficially they look the same I think I’m tending to prefer the smaller engined bike which I didn’t think would happen.
The C95 seems determined to give me grief, the paint on the tank around the filler cap has pickled up despite leaving a clear gap between raised lip and the paint. I rubbed it back to solid paint before putting several coats of primer on and flatting to lose the step between old and new paint. I speeded up the hardening using a hair drier before applying the fresh paint, I’ll give it a couple of weeks before I apply a coat of petrol resistant lacquer and hope it doesn’t change the colour noticeably. I’ll keep you posted on the result of applying the lacquer.