With a C70, the easiest way is to undo it from the engine and airbox with the fuel line attached then undo the three screws that hold the float bowl on. Not putting down the Symba, just saying I thought the Honda was higher quality and more substantial. No carburetor, missing battery, a disintegrated seat cover and foam, unknown electrical, etc. It had a 72 air-cooled single engine a bigger-bore version of the C65 , an automatic 3-speed gearbox, enough power to pull this motorcycle to a top speed of 50 80. He had been doing some spring cleaning in his garage, and saw the bike just sitting there hadn't moved in over a year. If you haven't, check the throttle cable isn't being trapped or pinched anywhere.
How does checking compression or doing a valve adjustment sound? That's when you find out everything you want to know. The Passports were real Hondas, made in Japan in the Honda factory. In this case, more like 40mph. A trip to a local Japanese salvage yard produces a hard to find fairing, with a few blemishes and a crack along one seam, but it matches the rest of the machine. Give the carburettor a good clean out. Title: Clear, ready to go! We pulled the bloody thing to bits, put it all together again, cursed and screamed for a few days and now its going again. Also it appears that they flipped the front turn signal mounts, as the brackets should point down instead of up.
In a testament to the machine though, the Honda still ran really well even though internally, it was dying. Fourth, the rear shocks are shot. Instead of replying here, would creating a new thread be more useful? I did notice the petcock leaking just slightly when open. The only thing that i can see going wrong is there is too much fuel on the spark plug. Dennis Kirk has been the leader in the powersports industry since 1969, so you can rest assured that we have your back when it comes to bringing you the best 1981 Honda C70 Passport products. All in all, very exciting! The quest for a cheap bike to run around Limerock, Mid-Ohio, etc had been going on for some years.
Aug 29, 2012 First- turn on the gas. Good luck and enjoy your new Passport. Congratulations on the Passport acquisition. I tried charging the old one, and it had just enough juice to power the headlight dimly , and the blinkers. Check the connections at the ignition coil,make sure they are clean and tight, If so,.
Make sure it has oil in. No issues other than top speed. Valve timing is spot on, and ignition timing set. It's the scooter that started my whole family riding. Check the points gap and timing one and the same thing.
It just gradually lost power. A few electrical gremlins to sort out yet, and still no electric start, but real progress. Still though, the bike was an absolute hoot to ride! It's a safety device to prevent the bike from being started unless the transmission is in neutral. You must be logged in to rate posts hondalearner This post is not being displayed. Stored inside on display in my family room with fuel tank and carb drained. Here are some pics I took of it at home: I've owned two Passports, and currently have one with a Lifan 125. The starter motors rarely work, and nobody fixes them - because the bike kickstarts so easily.
Ive had problems reconnecting the throttle cable because the throttle wont release now. Perhaps there is a fourth positive; Honda made 4 gazillion of these, and parts are plentiful and cheap. I used to own one of those, bought nearly new. How do i make it stronger. I have this amazing bike. .
The C70 needs a good battery to run, or you'll burn out every light on the bike, starting with the headlight. Mine was run low at some point before I owned it and many internal engine parts were in very poor shape. Still no start- replace the plug. Craigslist is great for this kind of machine. With everything back together, the machine started and ran ok on the first concentric circle around the block.
So if i cant start it i change it with the 3 or 4 spare ones i have just in case. Got the old one off leaky drained the fuel tank. On a pushie until this gets back on the road Honda learner You must be logged in to rate posts hondalearner This post is not being displayed. The gas tank gets cleaned and the non-reserve spout gets unclogged. It looks like someone went nuts on yours with some beige paint.