I first stumbled across Mark Skorjiâ€™s photos while searching for supercub pictures. I followed a link from his website to the photos he has on TrekEarth and was blown away. I like to look at them every now and again. They are really inspiring!
I think I have decided on a color for my supercubâ€¦ grayish green. I donâ€™t know how to describe it. Heh, I donâ€™t have to describe it! Hereâ€™s a picture so you can see for yourself:
Anyways, I have the supercub fever again. Tonight I am going to clear out space in the garage that is right now occupied by the Ikea boxes and set up my supercub restoration space. Hereâ€™s a link to my old supercub page. I guess I should update this too! And forgive the duplicate post thereâ€¦ thanks!
While looking through a scooter messageboard, I found a link to these pictures of scooters and motorbikes around Tokyo. When I got down to the bottom of the page, I found a great picture of a supercub all set up for ramen delivery!
I had explained this vehicle to several people, but now I have a picture of the real deal. There is also a picture of a supercub that looks to have been modified to accomodate a surfboard.
This is a new design with an old concept. Based on the Supercub (49cc), this is part of Hondaâ€™s â€œN Projectâ€. Click here to read the entire press release from Honda. Itâ€™s pretty cool because you can customize some parts and colors when you order it, to mix â€˜n match to make your own style.
â€œIn addition to the three standard colors, Matt Flat Silver Metallic, Monza Red, and Parrot Yellow, the Solo is also available in a total of 285 color combinations through the Color Order Plan, by mixing and matching tanks, frames, and seats.â€
I think you should get one Kusunoki-san!
Today I got an email from a lady here in Austin saying that she had a 1980 Honda C70 for sale. I went over there to take a look, and it wasnâ€™t in very good shape, but the price was right for a fixer-upper. The frame looked good, and it has most of the parts. Plus, her husband delivered it to my house in his truck. I am a little apprehensive about fixing it up, but it should be fun. There are lots of parts available for this model, and since I have no timeline other than a couple years, I can afford to wait to find good deals on parts. I will have plenty to do to fix her up cosmetically (sanding, painting). I was about ready to buy a 1962 Honda C50, but at the last minute I amÂ cancelling that (I feel kind of bad because the person who I was buying it from is really nice and was going to help with the shipping).
I have started a page to track my Supercub project here.
I think I am getting a 1962 Honda C100 (Supercub)! The condition is not so great, and will need a little fixing up, but that is exactly what I wanted. The picture above is a 1961 C100. The one I am trying to get is black, but I want to paint it blue with light blue fairing and fender like in my earlier post. It also has a two-person seat, but I want to replace it with a single seat, then get a little rack over the back fender. I will post pics as soon as I get themâ€¦
In my search for a Honda Passport/Supercub, I ran across this group of moped enthusiasts: The Moped Army. It looks like a totally fun group. You should check out their photos. You donâ€™t see too many mopeds around anymoreâ€¦ itâ€™s a shame because they are pretty fun. Gotta love Moped Armyâ€™s slogan/dvd title: â€œSwarm & Destroyâ€.
An old obsession of mine is back! When I was in Japan, I fell in love with the Honda Super Cub. There were a lot of cool variants, for instance, the Press Cub (for newspaper delivery). These motorbikes are so uncool that they are supercool. Hereâ€™s a link to the Honda website in Japan that has the super cubs. Here in the States, they are hard to find and expensive. I am hoping to get lucky and run across one in the classifieds. If you know of one for sale (cheap) in Austin, let me know!