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Old 21st July 2012, 17:13   #16
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Sorry, powertwin, I never said the m50 and m80 are based on the Honda Cub.
Please read my post carefully and you will understand that I have stated , the Hero Honda Street was surely based on the Honda Cub.
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Old 23rd July 2012, 23:04   #17
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Sorry, powertwin, I never said the m50 and m80 are based on the Honda Cub.
Please read my post carefully and you will understand that I have stated , the Hero Honda Street was surely based on the Honda Cub.
No Anjan Ji !!
Only I should feel sorry for that.......So now both of us had been sailing in same boat!!
To be honest, when some body , compares M50 s & M80 s with CUB or Pearl Yamaha.....I get bit emotional.....Singh



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Powertwin ,

Wow go0d to see your 90 in superb shape and do i see an other honda as well there ?? interestingly i own a Honda C77 dream 305cc twin also from Malaysia which i am trying to restore , any leads of parts procurement would be a great help as i seem to need a couple of bits to get the bike on road .

Could you please inbox me on traditionz@vsnl.net or give me your co-ordinates that i can reach you on .I am currently on travel in Europe and will be back in India early next week when i will reach you .

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Thanks for your compliments!!
If your Honda is a Boonseiw Honda produce!!, than for sure you can get parts at Malaysia.
Sorry I haven been to Malaysia....one of my friend, who was there for some business...sourced some parts from a " Honda parts retail outlet at Malay capital.
Let me ask, if he has any business card of that particular dealer & revert you.
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ps: You may also contact our Tbhp member " Octaneoverdose", who is a close friend of the " Boonseiw Honda" 's official Sports events Photographer ( Sorry right now I forgot his name)...he may be able to furnish details of the dealers there, whom you couldn't find in google search to..

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Old 24th July 2012, 09:05   #18
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Thanks for your compliments!!
If your Honda is a Boonseiw Honda produce!!, than for sure you can get parts at Malaysia.
Sorry I haven been to Malaysia....one of my friend, who was there for some business...sourced some parts from a " Honda parts retail outlet at Malay capital.
Let me ask, if he has any business card of that particular dealer & revert you.
Cheers!!
KMK

ps: You may also contact our Tbhp member " Octaneoverdose", who is a close friend of the " Boonseiw Honda" 's official Sports events Photographer ( Sorry right now I forgot his name)...he may be able to furnish details of the dealers there, whom you couldn't find in google search to..

Thanks powertwin ,really appreciate that .I dont know if it was a boonseiw honda product but it was imported from malaysia brand new in the late sixties.The bike has seen the ruthlessness of many so called mechanics who have lost parts etc ,but mainly cosmetic ,i have put her together and got her mechanically up and running and would need some cosmetic bits to get her to perfection and make it a daily run about .If malaysia has the parts its perfect and i can figure ways of bringing them back to india ..

will try to contact ocataneoverdose as well


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I used to love the Bajaj M50 and M80 though both were based on two stroke engines. I assume the Honda cub has a 4 stroke engine.

A really lovely little bike, the Cub. And good job Powertwin on keeping the bike in such a beautiful condition.
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I used to love the Bajaj M50 and M80 though both were based on two stroke engines. I assume the Honda cub has a 4 stroke engine.

A really lovely little bike, the Cub. And good job Powertwin on keeping the bike in such a beautiful condition.
Thank you friend for your compliment...but heaven sake don't compare Honda Cub with M80 & M50..they are entirely different breed...hm!! I have Bajaj M50 & a Pearl Yamaha to.....
But each of them belongs to different race
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Some facts about Honda Motor Co Ltd and the Cub. Some of its other two wheelers, including its first ever motorised two wheeler, the 146 cc Dream E Type motorcycle of 1951 are featured here. The name of their newly launched 110 cc bike in India "Dream Yuga" of today also features the word "Dream":

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It's interesting that the first Cub's were powered by a 2 stroke engine.

I may be wrong but noting in the post above that American Honda Motor Co was established in 1959 and remembering that all of the early Honda's sold in the US were 4 strokes, they must have made the switch to 4 strokes prior to that.

In the US, owning a 4 stroke engine at that time was considered superior to owing the 2 stroke.

This was before the use of trick transfer ports, rotary valves and expansion chambers so the 2 stroke didn't offer much in the way of horsepower over the 4 stroke and of course they required mixing motor oil with the petrol and scraping the carbon buildup out of the exhaust port and changing spark plugs on a regular basis.
This line of thinking put the Honda well ahead of Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Bridgestone and several others who only produced (at the time) 2 stroke powered motorcycles.
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This might interest everyone. Snapped during International Motorcycle Show 2012, San Mateo, California.

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I have been informed spares have started coming in for the Street. So I am happy to give you this information so that you too can avail of the benefit and luxury of getting the original spares.
Name of the Shop : SPARE HOUSE located at Grant Road, Mumbai 400 007.
Telephone Nos: 022 23010116,
022 27888894
E-Mail Address : thesparehouse@yahoo.com
I sincerely hope the above information will help you to procure the required spares.

Full Address: 3, Mahavir Sadan, Balaram Street, Grant Road, Opposite Bank Of India, Mumbai, MH 400007*
Phone: 022 23010116

Harish Krishnan

...source Chennai Olx


I am restoring a Hero Honda Street. Since this thread discusses a related topic, I want to ask if any the posters in this thread can confirm if any of this information is correct:

Thanks in advance.
....

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The m 80 is a success story for Bajaj. It was the farmers favourite.

the Cub did the donkeys job on the muddy roads
Thanks anjan_c2007 for throwing light on cub.
After the introduction of Kinetic Honda and subsequently other CVT scooters, the configurations like M80, Hero Honda Street faded away. Needs of the urban commuter have been taken care of with motorcycles and CVT scooters.

Now, which 2-wheeler can do the donkey's job for peasants and farmers? If some manufacturer launches such a product (commercial 2 wheeler!), it will have its own niche in the market. IMO, the companies like Hero have potential to capitalize this potential. Fellow BHPian Hellmet had even commented that Hero RNT looks like a load-carrying bike!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...scooter-2.html (Hero announces 150cc Turbo-Diesel Scooter and Dash 110cc scooter)

Also, I have seen old Bullet used for such purpose. Royal Enfield too can think of tapping this potential with a simple-to-maintain and robust product.
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