1967 Honda S90

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$ 700

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Technical Features

Motorcycle Make

Honda

Model

S90

Year

1967

Modifications

none

Condition

original

Mileage

17236

Item Location

Bakersfield, CA

 

 

 

 

Up for sale is an amazing  barn find 1967 Honda S90 that is all original. This bike was purchased from the original owner, along with a black S90 of the same vintage. I found this bike, not far from my home town of Bakersfield, CA. The owner of this bike purchased these bikes for his twin sons back in the mid 1960s to commute back and forth from school.  They were very well cared for, as seen in the pictures, until they were put away many, many years ago. They have been stored indoors, and as such, they have remained in excellent condition.  This bike, showing 17236k original miles, starts, runs, shifts and stops like a new bike. There is no smoke on start-up, no funny noises, and all systems work as they should. After purchasing this bike, I only gave it a very minor service that included new fluids, new bulbs, a rear inner tube, a carb clean and a battery. The bike fired up very easily and required very little in the way of tuning after it came back to life.  Please refer to the pictures and video of the bike. It will best describe the  condition of this time capsule. There is no documentation or service history, other than what was verbally communicated to me, and a couple of pictures of his sons on these bikes. This bike will be sold with a BILL OF SALE only. The owner has long since misplaced the title. The last registration was in the late 60's so it is well out of the DMV system. It retains its original black plate, tags from 1965 and 1967, and the San Jose Honda frame around the plate. The key is original  and actuates the ignition and steering lock. The key chain is period, and shows the selling dealer with an original 5 digit CA phone number. The tires, as pictured, are very old, but still supple, and with the new tubes, hold air. I'd recommend new tires, for safety, before any real riding is done.  Please feel free to comment on this auction. Ask questions and contact me if you'd like to schedule a pre purchase inspection. 

SELLER DETAILS

beersandbikes

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BIDS

$700 bid placed by rocco

8 Recent Comments

  • beersandbikes 2018-02-13 18:28:27
    Rocco, there is no minimum bid, however there is a reserve. When you bid, you will be notified, by email, if the reserve has been met or not.
  • rocco 2018-02-13 17:49:51
    Is there a minimum bid? If so what is it?
  • beersandbikes 2018-01-19 07:41:53
    @Harley Norton- These are the comments that make sites like this successful. Much appreciated! And I’m sure potential bidders appreciate it as well.
  • Harley Norton 2018-01-19 07:31:41
    You're welcome. Also, on the side shot, if you look at the possibly different angles of the front forks (at the rubber boot level, for example) it could be further confirmation of the condition. Let me add that it wouldn't necessarily be that major a thing, with the use of pressed/formed metal and all back then, and could probably be brought back into true by hand/loosening and tightening, - I wasn't trying to 'throw shade', it was just something I noticed, and didn't see on the black one. Who knows, maybe that's where he hung his books! Good luck with the sale.
  • beersandbikes 2018-01-19 07:14:19
    @Harley Norton—Very interesting observations. I’ll try to make it over to my shop to confirm any out of true condition in the front end. The P.O. did not disclose any history of it going down, but then again, he bought these bikes for his teenage sons!. If i can take more pics to either support or dispute this, I’ll be sure to add them. Thanks!
  • Harley Norton 2018-01-19 00:29:06
    The one picture looking forward over the front wheel, the bars/headlight housing look out of true, and with the rust spot on the top of the left tree and foggy chrome at the same spot on the handlebar I'm wondering if the bike didn't go down at some point and maybe have somebody "straighten" the front end back? Oh, and scrolling back up, the side pic shows a ding-dent in the side of the tank - maybe part of the same event that necessitated the straightening - the handlebar might have been heated to straighten it at the point where the chrome is "fuzzy."
  • Harley Norton 2018-01-19 00:26:13
    The one picture looking forward over the front wheel, the bars/headlight housing look out of true, and with the rust spot on the top of the left tree and foggy chrome at the same spot on the handlebar I'm wondering if the bike didn't go down at some point and maybe have somebody "straighten" the front end back?
  • PaulReed 2018-01-17 20:23:49
    Really interested in these 2 s90’s. Any chance of getting the reserve?
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