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Frank Ravetto’s 1966 Honda S90

This photo is of my 8-month-old grandson Anthony on my 1966 Honda S90. I restored this bike nearly three years ago, largely from a rolling chassis and an engine I found on the ground at a swap meet. It did require some eBay shopping to get it all together. Except for a few cold winter months, I have ridden it continuously as around-town transportation. It generates numerous thumbs up at stoplights and some great stories from people who walk up when it’s parked, like the guy who had one as a kid and got his first concussion after falling down when the front fender came loose and rotated around the tire. I had two different guys tell me they had one while serving in Vietnam. One guy said he was sure glad it was reliable as it often got him back to the base just in time for curfew. These are great little bikes and probably the reason why Honda is still here and BSA isn’t. Full disclosure: I also restored and ride a 1970 Triumph Bonneville.

Frank Ravetto/Prescott, Arizona

Published on Feb 13, 2018

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