Honda C90 – wheels complete

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There was not much to do to finish the wheels: on the front wheel I replaced the brake arms, springs and spacer (all of which were corroded beyond repair) and of course I put in new grease seals. I had replaced the wheel hub bearings earlier when I rebuilt the wheels.

wheels:   replacement parts

On the back, a new o-ring, brake arm and brake adjusters + new cush drive rubbers (these rubber parts act as dampers when power is delivered from the engine to the hub carrier in the back wheel – most people recommend using original Honda parts here as some of the pattern parts are v. poor quality).

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cush drive rubbers installed

The final part to replace is the sprocket carrier bearing (NACHI 6203 Open Deep Groove Ball Bearing 17x40x12mm) – no real sign of wear on the original, but I replaced it for peace of mind (the bearing is less than a fiver):

the bearing should come out easily – use a bit of heat if needed
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In the internationally recognised test for new wheels I bounced them on the floor and no spokes flew out. Done!

2 thoughts on “Honda C90 – wheels complete”

  1. Hi,
    I have a honda c90zz 1980 (6v) 7k miles. what would be your price to strip wheels, either re-chrome original rims or new quality rims and resilver the hubs and stainless spokes, new seals etc

    where are you based?

    many thanks
    Anthony

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    • You can get Honda rims from David Silver (they were around £40 each when I got mine). OEM spokes are between £1 and £3.50 each unfortunately, so all in it is not cheap to use Honda parts. You can get aftermarket rims and spokes for much less money, but I can’t comment of fit and quality.

      Any bearing seller will be able to supply good quality replacement bearings (around £5 each). I get mine from Simply Bearings. Apparently the sprocket bearing is prone to wear so it might be worth replacing that too when you do the work.

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