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I have what looks to me like a 1958.   The left stamp on frame plate is C65-8(or maybe B)O960795.    The gas tank says Super Cub.   The seat has no Honda logo.  The speedo is in km per hour.  It is like military green.   It has magnito not coil.   I cant find stamp on crank case.   Can you ID from  number above?

Anthony,   The bike is a C65 Cub, built in June 1965.  The first digit after the dash is a B, which denotes the month/year of production.  These are OHC engines vs. the original Cubs which had pushrod engines from the factory.

They were sold in Canada, but not in the US. Basically a domestic or SE Asian machine, most likely.

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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.


I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America

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3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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