My project: 50cc Antique Honda bicycle engine.

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by smithenhiven, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. smithenhiven

    smithenhiven Guest

    Here's some pictures of my motored bike project I'm working on. It's a 1952 Honda Cub-F bicycle engine. It's a 50cc 2-stroke engine that puts out 1/2 - 1 hp.

    I just got a few weeks ago, so I'm just getting started with it, here's how it looks now: Cub F/DSC00124.jpg

    Considering it's over 50 years old, it appears to be in pretty good condition (hopefully with a little tinkering, it will run); and overall it seems to be a complete kit, I'm only missing a few connecting tabs to mount the large rear sprocket to the bicycle wheel, but those should be easy to replicate. First things to do will be to get some fresh paint on the engine cover and gas tank, also trying to track down a period correct Japanese bicycle to mount it to.

    Hopefully soon it'll look like this one (on display at the Honda collection Hall)

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    ever since this post i've been wondering if we'd have a chance to see one of those in action, keep us posted 8)

    one more time, prolly not the last: there are a few GOOD reasons why MBc prefers members use our "upload picture" feature...

    1) if it's in our database, it's ours, we can organize and backup our quickly growing collection of bikes and technical information.

    2) consistency of format makes for a better-appearing presentation to the guest visitor, one of our major goals, note how you had to scroll back & forth to read this post, it's because the pics are wider than 600 pixels.

    3) some of your fellow members are on dial-up, what say you cut your buds a break, eh? i'm getting a lot of complaints about large pics and remote hosting slowing down loadtime. one guy said there's a post that has like 8 huge .png's that he's never bothered to wait for. i hate that kind of feedback, & without our member's cooperation we're helpless to respond with a fix...unless...

    4) a lot of the successful forums don't allow hot-linking at all, we prefer to not have to go that far but it's becoming a serious consideration.

    i'm not picking on you, smithenhiven, just using the opportunity to once again point out why we have to have a few strictly enforced rules in should be obvious our methods of madness are working, why fight it? please, everyone, help us out a bit? thanks 8)
  3. smithenhiven

    smithenhiven Guest

    I'll be sure to use the upload feature from now, I just had (most) those pictures already uploaded to my photobucket account, and figured I'd link them since that's what I'm used to.
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    righto, thanks. and like i said, it wasn't about you personally...i'm really looking forward to watching this project progress 8)
  5. luke

    luke Guest

    great looking motor

    interesting motor i don't know of any in the uk or continent.i guess japan didn't realy exsport until the very late fifties over here.
    thanks for the pics
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    So how is this project going?
  7. I've never seen one of those for sale in the US. Thats going to make an awesome bike.
  8. smithenhiven

    smithenhiven Guest

    It's going slowly but surely. I'm trying to find "that perfect bike" for it, hopefully a period correct Japanese Bike. In the mean time, I'm gonna get new paint on the engine cover and gas tank, and see what it's going to need to get it running. I'll post up some new pics when I get a chance.
  9. smithenhiven

    smithenhiven Guest

  10. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    hey guys I'll pitch in 50.00 anybody else want to buy it for the website as a club bike?
  11. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    sure! i have to room to take real good care of it & yous can come up here any time you want to ride it :p
  12. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    na i'll leave that to the liter guys here I'll crush the poor thing,but I'll damn sure go to the shows for surport 8)
  13. luke

    luke Guest

  14. LocustsOfSteel

    LocustsOfSteel New Member

    Wow... The cylinder makes it look much like one of those post ww1 & ww2 Italian bicycle engines (I'll include some pics).

    They don't make em like that any more, let alone anything else for that mater (gerrrr f***ing cheap chinese kits).

    Don't get me wrong, i own a china kit, and its fun... however i do not believe that it is going to last half as long as one of the ones made in that era lol.

    Smithenhiven, PLEASE, let us know if you ever get this beautiful machine of yours working...

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