This is the Z50 Magnum bike. A 1969 Honda Z50A frame that was in such bad shape the guy I got it from (local legend "Minibike George") refused payment. The frame was stretched 2" in height, and 4" in length. A 124cc 4 valve engine with 5 speed tranny, Honda NSR50 forks, Fox float shock under the seat makes this hardtail a bit softer. Built in 2012
An aftermarket aluminum frame configured in the Honda Z50R style. Lots of one-off parts. Custom fairings, pipe, seat, fenders, and more. 1971 Yamaha JT-1 tank, 1988 Honda ZB50 forks, modified XR70 swingarm, 110cc engine with a 4 speed tranny and autoclutch. Built in 2013. The build thread: HELEN: Davmo's Aluminum Frame Z50. Honda Z50 alloy monkey
Lake O' the Pines in East Texas. This was the end of a great day hanging with the North Texas Norton Owners club (NTNOA.) The bike took first place in the Pitbike class.
A bike bought out in Midlothian, Texas. It was a basket case. Reworked with the original tank, fenders, frame, swingarm, headlight, handlebars, triple trees, engine block, and head. Honda CR80 wheels and brakes were fitted. A 110cc powerplant, 4 speed tranny with manual clutch was built from the original cases. The original head was ported and a performance cam dropped in. Built 2011 The build thread: ...Davmo's 1971 SL70 " Midlothian Racer" Build.
1971 Z50 SUPER 50 CAFE
1971 Honda Z50 K2 model with a Honda CA110 or "Super 50" tank. Bunches of custom touches. Custom pipe, handlebars, seat, shock dampers, fenders, tail cover and lighting including hidden LED's that light the lower bike at the flip of a switch. Built in 2009-2010
1977 Honda CT70 (or Dax, as they are known overseas.) Extensive modification to every system on this bike. This was another one that came from a discard frame that at one point I tried to give away. Glad I kept it. Built 2008-2010. On Pipeburn.com:1977 Honda CT70 Dax
CRFU50. A Honda CRF50 frame, 1988 Honda ZB50 Tripletrees, 1985 Honda ATC70 handlebar clamps, a chopped 1971 Honda SL70 tank and headlight, Takegawa cables, hoses, rear shock, Superhead, oil cooler, Special Clutch and 3 speed tranny, kickstart, Kitaco wheels, super coil, and intake, Keihin PE28 carb. Heidenau tires. Galfer front rotor. Yoshimura header with a Supertrapp can. BBR rear brake system, skidplate. Joker throttle. The frame was de-tabbed and the rear end lowered by means of a new loop placed at a lower angle. Hand made fenders and seat. The seat attaches by means of a latch, and can be taken off in a few seconds. Still under construction.
Waiting on parts from Japan...Takegawa rear shock, side cover, kickstand. A couple of key pieces that keep it from being on the ground.
Getting close to completion.
The exhaust header is a Yoshimura for a BBR V3 bike, mated to a Supertrapp muffler. Hence the "Yoshi-Trapp." moniker. My buddies Ross and Chad had me do custom pipes on some of their bikes, and the exhaust heat shield was made from the leftovers from Chad's shortened muffler, while the Yoshi pipe was payment for the work done on Ross's pipe. The pipe was shortened in the first segment 2", and the tail was cut and realigned.
Prior to tear-down for paint/powder coating. This is with the smaller 3.5 front tire. In between this and the painted pics, a 4.0 was put in its place.
The unmolested CRF50 frame. The tail section is stupid high, and needs to come down.
A second loop was created with a solid bar inside, reinforcing the top loop in the mid section.
Even with the tail lowered, it still has an aggressive stance.
Made from 16gauge cold rolled steel. I used a short segment of pipe, a ball peen hammer, and a hand sledge to make the dimples.
Second version of the seat foam. It is going to be removable, so the seat can be used bare as well.
Finally on the ground. The bike starts, stops, runs as it should for the most part. There is an issue with the lights I am going to have to investigate. It started with all the light running, now it seems nothing works...either a loss of power or a surge that blew all the bulbs. I am thinking the surge less likely as the high and low beams both don't work.
Been working on the bike, and the light issues were due to a bad section of wire. Now everything is in place but the brake light sensors. The bike is a blast to ride.
1971 Honda Z50A with hybrid front forks using Honda CT70 and MR50 components. 110cc engine with 4 speed tranny.
1985 Honda ATC70 trike still under construction. 110 cc 3 speed with reverse. This one was a parts bin special (as if you can't tell.) Even so, some of the parts were collected over the years for their color, like the purple front fender, and green chain guard. Two 1980's Honda ATC70 frames were grafted together to re-direct the backbone, and give this bike which has next to no trail when stock (and usually negative trail after they were banged into enough obstacles,) a little more rake. Honda CT70 triples, 1974 MR50forks. Combination heel-toe-suicide shifter. Ashtray because throwing your butts on the ground is low-class. Finally, my fear of being without a headlight has been overcome.
Z50 Chopper 1969 Z50A
A 1969 Z50A frame that was cracked in a number of places, worked over with a lot of added gussets. 1971 Honda SL70 Tank, engine, fork legs, and widened lower fork clamp. Forward controls and a foot brake. Made in 2006-2007.