Reader Restoration. A sweet 1965 Honda S90 before and after.

Thanks to Danny Brimhall of Mesa, AZ
I restored it last year. Took me around 9 months.

Beautiful work!

Some before shots!



  1. Great job on the restoration! I’m also redoing an S90, but I’m having trouble finding Vintage looking replacement tires. Can you tell me what tires you used on this and where you purchased them? Thanks!

  2. I am just beginning to restore my Honda S 90. Color red just like yours. If I can get mine to look like yours, that would be a success. Great job.

  3. Looks great. I am just starting restoration of 1969 S90 Black with chrome fenders. The rear fender is not centered. It’s to the right side in relation to the tire. I have studied it checked the chain marks on the swing arm (same). It’s as thou the wheel should be a inch to the left ( drivers left knee). Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated. The fender does not seem bent, just not aligned to the center of the tire.

    1. I have the same situation with my 1965 Honda S90 restoration so hopefully whoever replies will solve both of our problems.

      1. Hi my name is dan and I had a 1966 s=90 I found it a garage Sale 6 years ago the bike was brand new, it had 375 miles on it,I got all the papers title,bill of sale,books,the paint was almost mint the tires still had the the little rubber ties on them,then, motor was stuck so I worked on it for awhile and got it free, changed the oil cleaned the carb got a new battery and she started right up,what a beautiful Cafe racer looking bike, I gave it to my son,

  4. I cannot find a front grey fender for my 1965 Red S90 Honda restoration project so if anyone knows where I can find one I would appreciate it.

  5. As an old time Honda mechanic, I found out back in 1967 that a CB160 piston works in the S90..It had a higher dome and a slightly shorter skirt, the same same wrist pin and bore diameter, but it bumped the compression ratio and still cleared the valves. Adding a Webco Carb Adapter manifold and a CL72 24mm carb, along with a Webco megaphone “gravel strainer” exhaust, turned that 90 into street sleeper! I miss that old S90, as VietNam service got in the way ..

  6. Very nice I like
    Please I am live in Massachusetts United States
    My phone number is 1-617-712-6258
    I am looking one this’s for am buy tell me hou I do.
    I need helpy am crazy for the Honda 50cc the antique like this’s

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