Tony Beech’s 1966 Honda C110

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - FEEDBACK -

I picked up this lit­tle Honda C110 at an auc­tion in Kings Lynn for £350 and I felt I could do some­thing with it and as you can see, the bike was in great need of some TLC! As it’s a Honda, David Sil­ver Spares helped out with parts and af­ter a year or so it was fin­ished. I took it for its first MOT but the lit­tle Honda 50 had it in mind that it wasn’t go­ing to start! I took it home by van, checked fuel and spark: no go! In the end the kick-starter broke, so out came the en­gine. Honda made four dif­fer­ent kick-start shafts for this model, so af­ter a lot of search­ing, Dave Sil­ver’s man­aged to find one. It took a long while to get the lit­tle Honda to run right as it needed to be run in as it had re-bore, pis­ton rings, valves, springs and clutch plate. It had some small jour­neys up to the weekly bike meet at Great Bent­ley green and it re­ceived a lot of at­ten­tion. I asked David Sil­ver if I could dis­play my bike at his mu­seum, and he was only too pleased to have it on show. So that’s where the bike has been re­tired. I’ve been get­ting this magazine for over 20 years and I al­ways look for­ward to the lat­est copy from my newsagent. Great mag! PS – what about some­thing on the Suzuki GSX1400?

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