Honda SL70 K0 #70
This is one of
the nicest bikes you'll find that hasn't undergone a full
restoration. If you follow along with the pictures
I've taken a bunch of close-ups that show the minor
imperfections that remain. This bike was purchased
from an estate sale where it had sat for years with fuel in
it. Therefore, the fuel tank, petcock and carburetor have been
replaced and aside from that there was a bunch of Georgia
clay that needed to be cleaned up. I did repair a
couple of very small dents in the pipe and gave it a fresh
paint job. There were several small places on the
frame that needed touching up as well. The chrome is
excellent along with the spokes/nipples. It runs well
and the lights all work. The bike still has Nitto
tires (which came on the higher serial number bikes) and I'd
bet that they are the originals due to the small amount of
wear on the rest of the bike. It is apparent that this
bike was in a garage where some white house paint was used
and some overspray got on the bike. I'm continuing to
work to clean it up a bit at a time.
There were some
white paint spots on the seat. Looks like overspray
from a house painting project.
I used some
various cleaners and all the spots came off. This is a
crappy picture inside the house after cleaning and treating
also show just how well my Summer Yellow paint mix matches
This is how I
got the bike.......very nice shape to begin with.
do......what to do. This is an all original high
serial number SL70 that unfortunately had to have the tank
boiled out due to letting fuel set it in for many years.
Look at the details and see how nice of an original this is.
There are a few very minor scars on the front edge of the
front fender and that is about it. Question is.....do
I repaint the tank to match everything else and add the SL70
decals to the side covers, or do I just stick a new body kit
on it. Either way, this is a gem and the best part
is.................it runs very well.