Up for sale out in north LA is a nice-looking Honda SL90 in Candy Blue.
1968-1970 were big transitional years for Honda, with the manufacturer feverishly trying to tighten the screws on what would become arguably the most successful model lineup of the next 20 years.
Designs were shifting rapidly, and for a single year, Honda produced this 90cc enduro that has the telltale signs of being from the pre-K era.
We don’t have much info about this example, but we like the idea of this as a platform for a full resto, or retaining it’s patina and using it as a runabout.
Lack of info is distressing, so I think we’d assume this one needs a few hundred bucks worth of TLC before its in good shape – despite the seller claiming it runs strong.
Paint looks decent to good, and the high-mounted and color-matched fenders look damage free. Most of the bike looks original, but the kill switch looks like it might be aftermarket. Best case is that indicates further modern electrical work thats been done to improve reliability. Worst case… well, thats why we’d look at this one in person, or have a good mechanic do it.
Seller says they have a clean, non-op title in hand, and are asking $2250. If you can throw this one in the truck for closer to $1500, then we’d go for it (after a suitable inspection).
Los Angeles, CA