Why I Don’t Like The New Honda Super Cub

I know the title sounds like a troll post but here me out. First, watch this video:

In this famous ad last year in preparation for the launch of the new Cub it featured ordinary people using it. Businessmen going to work, delivery men delivering things, farmers, fishermen, ladies shuttling things from gardens, kids going to school, etc.

Years ago when I wanted to buy a bike that was EXACTLY how I pictured myself. I did not want anything fancy, hi tech, speedy or macho. I pictured myself as the guy going to work around the city in my nice simple bike. The people in that video is the person I want to be. A simple guy with simple needs on my simple bike that I intend to own and use for the rest of my life. The fact it was crazy simple to fix, cheap and reliable factored in greatly to this picture.

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New S90 Project

So this is funny. April 2019 I officially gave up on the S90z project by selling everything I had to Jared, a really nice guy I met on FB. He bought everything including the box I stored it in for P2.5k. These parts had been sitting up on our condo storage area since 2014 and I figured what the hell, nothing had happened since then so I seriously doubted anything would happen soon.

Two months later I see this on FB, selling at nearby Las Pinas for P15k:

Now S90 ads happen occasionally but this is special because of this:

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Honda Cub 70cc to 100cc conversion Day 2

  1. Good news the neutral indicator was just a straight swap from the ex3 to wave 100 gear shift.

    EX3 neutral indicator is straight swap to wave 100 gear shift

     

  2. Here are pics of the 4 speed wave and 3 speed c70 transmission assemblies for comparison. Nearly same sizes for each.

    Transmission assembly comparison

  3. The bearings proved difficult to find. I needed ‘open seal’ bearings so it took two trips to buy and return them then find another. A nice old man at BRITE TOWN auto parts along Sucat helped by showing you can remove the seals and they’ll be ok. Thanks so much to the nice old man!
  4. Machine shop work: The smallest #6200 bearing was removed, the cylinder stud hole was re thread and the crankshaft thread was rethread. Cost P700.
  5. The bearings issue took so long it got late and I had to go home. Will come back Wednesday.

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Honda Cub 70cc to 100cc conversion

I finally bought a Honda Wave 100 engine for my Honda C70 EX3. Here it is.

Of course I wanted a 110cc or maybe even a 125 but I settled on a 100 because it’s just really hard to find one for sale that’s either still intact and nearby. I had been waiting almost a year and drove 80km to Laguna (back and forth) to pick this one up. Most are sold in smaller pieces so the seller can make more money. Continue reading