1971 Honda SL70 K0 #79

Aquarius Blue / White Stripes

VIN #SL70-1054851

UPDATE August 29,2010:  I've taken this bike down and cleaned it, touched up the frame, detailed the engine while it was in the cradle, added a set of rear shocks from the stash, new refurbished seat, new cables, a beautiful set of original paint body work, cleaned the rims/hubs/spokes, detailed the original Bridgestone Trail Wings tires, added newly zinc plated hardware, a newly rechromed rear brake pedal, chain, air filter, petcock and anything else that it needed.  I now would call this a refurb, not a restoration, but it shows well as a very low mile bike with original body work.  This bike runs very well.

Runs very well.  This is an excellent 'starter kit' for a restoration or keep as original.  Very straight, clean and relatively rust free.  Pipe is in excellent shape.  Has an ultra rare speedometer and horn kit.  This one was evidently licensed in Oklahoma as evidenced by the inspection sticker on the fork leg.  Fork seals weep and side covers cracked.  Split on the rear of the seat.

     

Refurbished seat with powdercoated pan, updated foam and new cover.

The one imperfection in the bodywork can be seen in this picture.  I is at 6 o'clock just down from the fender attaching bolt.

All lights work and I installed a fresh battery.

This bike still has its' original Bridgestone Trail Wing tires.  They are slightly weather checked, but still very usable.

 

Prior to doing the refurb on the bike I had done a very general cleaning and this is what it looked like before.             

And here is what it looked like before any cleanup at all.

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