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So bought another bike last week, just cos it was local and a mate was egging me on with talk of epic cross country rides. This is a 1973 K4 model in Mars orange, 90cc and a precursor to the ubiquitous red 110cc postie bike. I think lots of parts are interchangeable, so should be plenty of sources for the missing bits... Picked it up yesterday, couple of kicks and she burst into life, I rode it round the house and jemmied it into the overflowing shed... And even better, picked this up this morning, local and $26. Sweet deal, rough as fuck but has a few bits I need... So unsure of plans at this stage, too much on to get into it immediately. Will prob keep patina (rust) and replace bearings, brake shoes, cables etc. Loosely planning some overland trips, also the odd scooter run, should be fun once I get some time to play with it...
So after living abroad for a few years and succumbing to small bike fever, I eventually got a Toy built in the way of a beautiful c70: Sadly, due to the mods there was little chance of making it compliant over here so I had to part with her before moving home. It was about that time that ol' c50 came into my life as a bunch of parts and the frame/engine all askew in the back of a station wagon. I moved home to meet her in pieces and then went to work and forgot put it to the back of my mind for a few months. A couple of weeks back I returned from a regular trip to Thailand with a whole bunch of goodies and thought it might be time to finally start the build. Here's what's happened so far. The bare frame as purchased, the last owner did a decent spray job, but for the life of me I can't figure out why they painted over the original decals. Hence the red patch on the tank: Next it was time to chop off the tail and get cracking on the forks too: The plans so far include the following: 4.25 inch front rim - Racingboy 4.50 inch rear rim - Racingboy Aftermarket Swingarm - Boushi Front disc conversion - Racingboy parts mostly 12 v conversion New engine build DBK Racing More....figuring it out as I go along All parts are sourced myself direct from the respective factories and shipped here or bought as luggage on my trips back and forth to Thailand. Swingarm comparison: Currently stripping the new hubs so I can get the rims laced up and ready to go: They are almost sorted, ready for polishing and a clear coat before lacing them up. (first time, wish me luck). Also the new tyres just arrived from Cycletreads in Auckland: Of course with the tyres here I became impatient and did a very very rough mock up, completely out of proportion and all: I'll post updates as they happen. New leg shield and engine are the next things to come, but there is alot of frame prep to go just yet. Fun times ahead! I post updates on https://www.facebook.com/mopednz often also. Cheers Admin for approving me and I look forward to sharing the rest of the build in the coming months.