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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 6/7/2021 6:00 AM

Thanks mate 👍🏽

Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 6/5/2021 3:24 AM

Thanks mate, pretty happy with the end result

Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 6/4/2021 5:25 AM

Thanks mate, they are a great little bike that was bullet proof in there day. Lots of memories from my end aswell

Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 6/2/2021 5:38 PM

Bike is all but complete now, just waiting on the rear luggage rack to arrive but it’s not expected for a couple of months. I’ve had the bike running, quick adjustment on the points and it’s running like a dream.

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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 6/1/2021 6:28 AM

Been a while since I’ve updated this build as the painter had a lot of work to get through prior to painting a little fork and tank parakeet yellow. I decided to get the painter to apply the decals on the yellow then clear over them. This will hopefully

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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 3/4/2021 1:35 AM

A fair bit more progress on the little monkey, majority of the electrical is done short of the front headlight, blinker and hand at switch. Rear suspension and mudguard are fitted along with tail light bracket. New OEM tail light, lens and blinkers.

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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 2/7/2021 7:25 AM

Got the frame, swingarm, headlight bucket etc back from the painters. I also refurbed the airbox and fitted it to the engine. Happy with the result.

Reply to Factory RM250 RC4 replica Update (Hinson works cover, carbon disc guard arrived) 2/5/2021 6:46 AM

Been a while since I’ve updated, recently had the carbon fiber front disc guard arrive after a very, very lengthy wait. Also a few extra pieces of Ti for engine mount bolts. Main thing left to do is kashima coat fork tubes and A kit shock housing. This

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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 2/5/2021 6:28 AM

Few more parts have been found for the build. New carby fitted to the engine. Also decided to make a little stand to sit on my normal lift stand to make life easier once assembly starts.

Mocking up frame, seat, new shocks and tank ... more »
Reply to 2006 RM250 SOBE Suzuki Factory Replica 🇦🇺 10/30/2020 5:10 AM

After seeing this bike in person I can confirm it looks even better in the flesh! Awesome build and amazing attention to detail throughout! Credit to you mate 🙌🏽

Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 8/7/2020 7:51 AM

Few parts that I’ve had for a little while and a few I’ve picked up recently. Also had the frame repaired (side cover bracket has always been missing) and front forks have had new ears mounted for the blinkers

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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 7/27/2020 11:45 PM

Engine assembly is all but finished now, just waiting on the reproduction stator to arrive to complete the engine.

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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 7/26/2020 3:39 AM

Started to assemble the engine, new transmission bearing in the cases, removed the old cam drive gear and old main bearings from the crank and fitted all new gear and bearings. After they cooled I installed the crank and transmission into the case. There’s

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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 7/26/2020 3:25 AM

That’s cool mate, as long as it’s still running around and putting a smile on your face I don’t thing it matters. This is my first ever dirt bike so I wanted to get it pretty close to standard as I could, unfortunately my barrel and head were roached ... more »

Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 7/25/2020 5:24 PM

I was originally planning on getting them vapor blasted but I got them fairly close to where I wanted them. I did tweak them a little further than in this photo, still not as good as vapor blast admittedly. The casting quality is certainly not as good ... more »

Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 7/24/2020 3:31 PM

I removed the old bearings off the crank and got the cases looking pretty decent for a 45yr old engine. Assembly of engine next on the to do list. Just need to ensure I don’t require any more parts before starting assembly

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Reply to 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 7/23/2020 5:44 AM

The engine had the top end removed previously as it was all roached, so I got to pulling the bike down. This wasn’t too hard as these bikes are only small and simple.

After pulling the bike down and realizing how much was needed for ... more »
New thread 1976 Honda Z50j (monkey) Restoration FINISHED!! 7/22/2020 5:42 AM

The time has come for me to start another project after all but finishing my 2005 RC4 rm250 replica. This next build is somewhat sentimental as I’ve had it for over 25 years and was my first ever dirt bike. A 1976 Honda Z50j. After I grew out of it when

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Reply to 2006 RM250 SOBE Suzuki Factory Replica 🇦🇺 7/21/2020 4:18 AM

Knowing the plans you’ve got for this bike and your attention to detail, I know this will be next level mate. Keen to see this bike take shape, the early to mid 2000 factory Suzuki’s are some of the coolest factory bikes ever 🙌🏽🤘🏽

Reply to 2001 factory Carmichael chevy trucks kx250 7/21/2020 4:15 AM

What a score. This thing is going to be brilliant once done! Already is! Top Effort Pete 🤘🏽