Honda C90 - wheels complete

29th Dec 2019
Tags: Wheels, Brakes, Suspension

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!

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