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This is a discussion on Honda Z50 Restore Project #4 within the Z50, CT70 and JDM Monkeybikes forums, part of the General Talk category; Picked this up for $180. Looks like frame, forks and hubs are in great shape. Rims and handles bar are not any good. I plan ...

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ID:	174699 Picked this up for $180. Looks like frame, forks and hubs are in great shape. Rims and handles bar are not any good. I plan to put a atc 70 fork top plate on it, so i can put regular handlebars on it. I ordered a set of chrome rims and tires off ebay for $150. I couldnt pass up that deal. I need buy a bench buffer/polisher. I really want to polish the hubs. This was to be next winters project,but since i have a delay in building my garage i figured i would work on this a bit. Engine doesnt run. I will buy a Piranha 70CC engine to put on it.
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    Also the Harbor Freight portable sand blaster work pretty well. I need to put the water trap on air line before i use blaster again. The moisture just makes things messy and unneccassarily more dufficult. I ran the PSI at about 75. Next time i will try 100 PSI. At this time i'm thinking of paint bikes frame red. Then the fenders, gas tank and wheels will be chrome. The handelbars and seat mounting hardware will be black. I'm working on getting a grinder/ buffer from a friend. I've done a bunch of research and have learned which buffing wheel to get with what buffing compound to polish my aluminum wheel hubs. Also you can see in my pics i have bought a a honda atc 70 triple tree top plate and handler bar clamps.

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    So i got a bench grinder from a friend. I ordered 2 spiral sewn 6" buffer pad with brown(tripole) and white buffing compound. I have a have few more parts on order. I post pics tomorrow. Also i plan to give this bike to a friend when i'm done.Please don't tell him 👌🏻

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ID:	175151 Buffed brake hub with a 6" spiral sewn buffing wheel and brown rubbing compound. The actual buffing process is pretty easy. The removing clear coat with paint remover, removing dirt and discoloration from aluminum with Purple Power and steel whole is hard. I will polish all the part with the brown compound before changing to a different 6" buff wheel and white rubbing compound Click image for larger version. 

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    So far so good! I bet it will look great when you are finished. Keep up the nice work.
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    Looks great! If you have a decent compressor, you can soda blast the clear coat and grime.
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    Don't know if you saw this already, but there is a method for speeding up hub polishing in this thread:Aluminum polishing time. Z50 Wheel hubs, brake panels, and tripletree clamps.


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ID:	175271 Fenders just showed up. I think they look awesome.

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    Are those parts from Webike? Ive never seen Tanaka parts sold by anybody else.

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    what is that tanaka part called?

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    ^^^^^^^ A chain adjuster.

    TANAKA TRADING : Chain Adjuster [ca758]

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    The fenders were also Tanaka. Bought them off Ebay. From "socalct70parts"

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