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Brining a T80 back to life in Ireland.

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Brining a T80 back to life in Ireland.

Post  laurpat on Tue 15 May - 18:34

Hi everyone,

I've just picked up an old T80 that was sitting in a shed for over 10 years. It's in fair enough condition but I plan to get all the mechanics up and running, then I will do a full respray next year and bring her back to the showroom spec.

I'm not sure how many are around Ireland, if any.

I wanted to pick up a step through but didn't want a traditional honda.

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Re: Brining a T80 back to life in Ireland.

Post  Admin drgaz on Tue 15 May - 19:02

Welcome to the T80 forum ,If you have any pictures to show along the way that would be great cheers Gaz
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Post  laurpat on Tue 15 May - 19:05

Admin drgaz wrote:Welcome to the T80 forum ,If you have any pictures to show along the way that would be great cheers Gaz

This is her the day after collection






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Re: Brining a T80 back to life in Ireland.

Post  Admin drgaz on Tue 15 May - 21:56

Great Pics looks to be all there nice project I am sure the other lads will agree Smile
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Post  laurpat on Sat 19 May - 14:28

The Boxes are starting to be delivered - New Shocks,Exhaust,Bearings,Tyres,Mirrors,Air Filter, Cables...


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Wrong shocks

Post  JohnW on Sat 19 May - 22:54

The shocks shown will not fit, wrong bottom end fitting. Lots of these being advertised on eBay for T80 when they will not.

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Post  laurpat on Sat 19 May - 23:06

JohnW wrote:The shocks shown will not fit, wrong bottom end fitting. Lots of these being advertised on eBay for T80 when they will not.

Are you sure?

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Post  JohnW on Sat 19 May - 23:13

Compare them with the originals. The ones you have have bushes both ends, but the originals have a U fitting at the bottom to fit over the brackets on the swing arm & bevel drive. The rubber bush is in the swing arm & bevel drive NOT in shock.

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Post  Admin drgaz on Sun 20 May - 8:50

Yes a seen in the of the T80 3 UP picture Crying or Very sad
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Post  dick65 on Tue 5 Jun - 14:41

good luck with the rebuild,its good to bring old bikes back to life Very Happy
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Post  laurpat on Tue 5 Jun - 15:12

It's all good - I've all parts that I think I need now and almost enough parts to rebuild another Townmate. I'm going to go and strip all down this week and send the frame of for repair and respray. Can anyone advise on a the original color code - If not a code that's extreemly similar for respray...

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Post  laurpat on Wed 11 Jul - 18:06

After review - I ended up sending the Townmate in to be powdercoated last week - The guy that was doing the work was able to create a mix that was pretty much a perfect match for the blue. I got all the engine caseing in silver. Can't wait to get my hands on it next week.

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Post  laurpat on Wed 25 Jul - 20:11

After powder coating this is what we're looking like - I've also got the engine casing powdercoated but yet to pop them on...





Finally starting to come together. I got new rims but ended up pwdercoating the old wheels. Look at how good the came out - Compare the picture above and below

It's hard to believe that we started off looking like this





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Post  Admin drgaz on Wed 25 Jul - 21:35

Looking great mate well done ! Very Happy
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Post  laurpat on Tue 31 Jul - 16:46

Today the drive got stripped and rebuilt - About 1kg of sluge was inside and had to be cleaned out.

All cleaned and ready for action.


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Rear drive grease

Post  JohnW on Wed 1 Aug - 14:14

I hope you used the right grade of grease, Castrol Spheerol L-EP-0 semi fluid is the correct grade http://www.lkperformance.co.uk/additives-lubricants/castrol-classic/castrol-classic-spheerol-l-ep-o-grease-500ml/218724

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Re: Brining a T80 back to life in Ireland.

Post  laurpat on Wed 1 Aug - 23:32

JohnW wrote:I hope you used the right grade of grease, Castrol Spheerol L-EP-0 semi fluid is the correct grade http://www.lkperformance.co.uk/additives-lubricants/castrol-classic/castrol-classic-spheerol-l-ep-o-grease-500ml/218724

john, thanks for the heads up - I did get the grease you're talking about - seemingly it caused all kinds of problems if you use regular grease

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Post  laurpat on Tue 7 Aug - 22:27

Getting some of the final parts cleaned up. Today I got the seat recovered - Not sure what you think of the white beading - I'm still not sure

Looking to replace the bolts/screws on the frame but it's proving hard enough to source.... Any help appreciated

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Some more work done - More to do...

Post  laurpat on Wed 22 Aug - 21:40

Finally getting there








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Post  Admin drgaz on Wed 22 Aug - 21:52

looking great ! Very Happy
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Post  laurpat on Fri 24 Aug - 21:21

Out with the old in with the new...



Rear Light after a clean up



Side view


The rear




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Post  marmalade on Tue 28 Aug - 23:46

looking mint! Very Happy

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Post  laurpat on Tue 18 Sep - 22:38

Scratched lens - looks like it's cleaning up with some T cut


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Post  Admin drgaz on Tue 18 Sep - 23:44

Thats looking real good Smile its sure coming along now nice one @gaz
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Post  laurpat on Wed 19 Sep - 0:03

Fridays is the day for unveiling - that's when all will be revealed

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