Restorations

Pre-Paint, Prep & Prime – Chaly Challenge 3

To those who ‘revel in restoration’ and especially if you ‘treasure the ten-inch tyre’ may I bid you a very warm welcome… from a rather cold garage. Since my last ramblings the Chaly has enjoyed a transformation in appearance, but…

 

Honda SL125 Street Scrambler Salvation Part 5

Hall-e-lu-jah!!!! The Holy Grail of side panels has come into my possession located not by the great Indiana Jones but in fact via E bay, discovered not near Jerusalem or even inside one of the great pyramids but much further…

 

Different Strokes for 80s Blokes

Saying ‘konnichiwa’ to Honda’s NS400R was not the ‘Banzai’ charge that other two stroke race replica’s offered in the mid-80s; it was no shrinking violet either. You didn’t have to be completely mad to get the most from your eighties…

 

Honda SL125 Street Scrambler Salvation Part 4

The dim light at the end of a long tunnel brightens by the day and whilst I have enjoyed a large whinge over gathering parts for our little Honda, working on this bike is straightforward and surprisingly fun. So where…

 

Honda SL125 Street Scrambler Salvation Part 2

When this SL125 left the showroom for the first time the rider would have certainly looked familiar in flared jeans, feet protected by yellow laced DM’s whilst the Can-Am peak-less open face helmet squashes wayward locks flat. It was the…