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I'm an expat living in Bali, Indonesia. Here the c70 is the classic, the original, the legend of scooters.
I grew fond of the style (strange at first but it grows on you) and looked into buying one.

After a discussion over some home distilled alcohol (think moonshine, called arak) with a local late at night up in the mountains I had an appointment in the morning to see a bike.
I arrived and found 2/3 of a Honda c70, it looked terrible. A quick test ride around the block and that was it, my love affair started there.

I've since carried out a lot of modifications on the bike and wanted to share how it looks now, and share pictures of what I'll be doing to it in the future.
This post may never reach the public eye, if not then it stands as a nice gallery and history for me to look back on and smile in the years to come.

Apologies for the gaps in time with some of these pictures, I've pieced them together from old social media posts, disks, USB's and phones I've managed to recover.


The earliest image I can find, not long after I bought and started modifying the bike (3,000,000 IDR so about 150 GBP / 200 USD):
 

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The bike suffered from a difficulty in axle size from the rims and the forks using a different diameter. Hard to get parts where I was at the time I had resorted to letting a local 'mechanic' cut up a can of coke and hammer slices of the metal around the wheel bearings to stop them from moving around as much.

Needless to say this did not last, it then sat garaged for a couple of years.
I did strip, sand and paint the bike in this time but gave up on the electronics due to a lack of tools and supplies.
 

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About 4-5 months back it seemed too good to just let rot in the garage..


I had plans to put larger wheels and take advantage of the sheer power of the upgraded 110cc engine in the summertime and went shopping to a bike superstore I had discovered.

Purchased:
- Wheels
- Tyres
- Forks
- Headlight
- Swing arm
- Rear suspension

The rear swing arm is off a Ninja 250cc, but and welded to fit.
The rear end had a lot of rot, this was cut out and puttied back into place.

All rust removed, all metal repainted.

The photos below are merely putting the parts on to test. The bike was then fully stripped (again), painted, fitted, rewired, etc..


Here's the start of that new build:
 

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While riding to get a custom seat made from some bloke I met on a facebook forum the wheels started to jam a little.
Pulled over, turned out the lemon who fit the rear wheel for me didn't use long enough bolts - they came loose and messed everything up.

As luck would have it I was around 700m from their mechanics garage at the time - they popped some tools in a bag and came over to see what the problem was.

CHECK THE BOLTS>>>>
 

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