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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Restorations => Topic started by: irk miller on Sep 10, 2017, 18:23:49

Title: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: irk miller on Sep 10, 2017, 18:23:49
I just pulled in a 9 bike z50r haul. I'm looking to restore as many as three of them, with the 86 seemingly the most solid. Plus it's a classic gold wheel Honda dirt bike. This will be my first actual restoration:

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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: bradj on Sep 10, 2017, 18:28:21
Rad
Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 10, 2017, 20:09:39
I'll watch

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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: clem on Sep 10, 2017, 22:23:51
Addicted.

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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: irk miller on Sep 10, 2017, 22:26:16
It's a hellride.   
Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: clem on Sep 10, 2017, 22:41:42
Rust rida. All joking aside this is a cool pickup.

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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: cyclefreak on Sep 10, 2017, 22:58:50
http://www.hondaminitrail.com/z50.html
Whole bunch of new parts here if you need them.

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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: WhyNot on Sep 11, 2017, 06:36:22
Cool, wouldn't mind having one of those, myself.................
Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: irk miller on Sep 13, 2017, 23:21:25
Started a tear down. The jug is actually good to go with a cleanup and hone. The head, on the other hand, I'm not so sure. One valve doesn't spring back. The cam looks good. Everything else with the motor is solid.

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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: Brodie on Sep 14, 2017, 00:46:06
I am in for sure. I love the old Z50s.
So many parts for these motors as well.

I have 2 Z50A and my brother has a Z50R. Best fun I have had on a bike was on these little things.
Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: advCo on Sep 14, 2017, 01:30:47
I am envious of that haul. Those gold wheels are too legit.
Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 14, 2017, 17:44:14
Neat minis.
Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: Tifun on Sep 20, 2017, 20:00:58
Fuck yeah


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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: irk miller on Sep 26, 2017, 01:46:55
Trying to see if I can save some covers.,,

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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jan 14, 2018, 21:20:31
This little guy has not been forgotten. Iím slowly collecting parts. The gold paint on these rims doesnít appear to be available in the US. Iíve been testing different off-the-shelf paints to find the right match, hoping I can find it that way without having to dig through catalogs of paint chips. Low and behold, I think Iíve found a decent match (old rim with tire, newly painted rim without):

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Needles to say, HM rims in good shape are not as easy to find as I thought. For all the bikes I hauled in, thatís one part I have a short supply of.


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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: cxman on Jan 15, 2018, 07:29:42
you can get a complete top end jug piston rings cam head rockers gaskets everything for less than 100 bucks

its tough to spend a lot of time working on the old stuff steve brought some to barbers and sold them all either there or since
Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: Ply318ci on Jan 19, 2018, 11:12:38
Awesome. Watching this one.


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Title: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: irk miller on Feb 01, 2018, 01:36:33
Starting rust removal and rebuilding forks.  Everything rusty is getting a bath in phosphoric acid.

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I worked the forks with Scotch Brite and phosphoric acid, then I followed up with a Simichrome polish...

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Also trying to rebuild the handlebar control switches...

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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: morgs88 on Feb 01, 2018, 02:30:21
I remember I had a yam pw 50!! My friend has the 50r his sister Iím sure had the 50r trike!! Hours of fun


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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: morgs88 on Feb 16, 2018, 02:12:21
You got these little beasts running yet?


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Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: irk miller on Feb 16, 2018, 08:17:08
Not yet. Still collecting a few parts.   ;)
Title: Re: 1986 z50r restoration hellride
Post by: Maritime on Feb 16, 2018, 08:55:44
Not sure how I'm not yet signed up to get notices on this hellride but I am now