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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 105,762
Posted By slowlane
My '82 C70 on Moses Hill Road in central NH. ...

My '82 C70 on Moses Hill Road in central NH.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4,231
Views: 604,414
Posted By slowlane
The newly renovated Blair Covered Bridge a few...

The newly renovated Blair Covered Bridge a few miles north of Plymouth, NH.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,221
Posted By slowlane
The bike I could never part with is my old '82...

The bike I could never part with is my old '82 Honda C70. Little did I know that a 70cc bike I bought on a whim 9 years ago for $250 would wind up being the only one I have kept. After over 30,000...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-13-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,561
Posted By slowlane
I own a perfect compliment of car and motorcycle,...

I own a perfect compliment of car and motorcycle, a '66 Volkswagen Beetle and an '82 Honda C70 Super Cub. Both are basic functional designs, built for ease of use and repair. Both have, or had,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By slowlane
Aj Mick and kojack06 it's good to hear from other...

Aj Mick and kojack06 it's good to hear from other small bike enthusiasts. I have only ever ridden small displacement machines. My first was an '82 Honda C70, followed by a '65 Honda S90, and now...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By slowlane
Thanks Waldo, Peter, and FotoTex. I'm glad you...

Thanks Waldo, Peter, and FotoTex. I'm glad you all enjoyed my report.

This trip really opened my eyes as to what Texas has to offer. I am a little sad that I never explored it more during my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By slowlane
Thanks for the compliments m007burns and...

Thanks for the compliments m007burns and NJ-Brett. I got lots of compliments about the condition of the 125. It actually only has just over 6000 original miles so it has seen a lot more garage time...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By slowlane
It's funny, I have lived most of my lifein Texas,...

It's funny, I have lived most of my lifein Texas, but never really traveled in Texas. We were always traveling away from Texas. It was nice to finally see some of the great scenic areas of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By slowlane
Riding a Vintage Honda 125 Through the Texas Hill Country

This report was supposed to be a quick paragraph or two but as I got into the documentation, it gradually morphed into a short story, so feel free to read as much or as little of the text as you...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-26-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 379,779
Posted By slowlane
Sunset at Little Traverse Bay in Michigan's lower...

Sunset at Little Traverse Bay in Michigan's lower peninsula.

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Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Wow, it's been two months since I updated this. ...

Wow, it's been two months since I updated this. Well, the little C70 has been up and running again for about a month and 500 or so miles now. It was funny when I took the old piston out I noticed...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
Posted By slowlane
Man this sounds like a great time. I would ride...

Man this sounds like a great time. I would ride my '82 Honda C70 with you guys in a second, but I'm way down here in Texas. Have fun on the ride.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,041
Posted By slowlane
Congratulations on the Passport acquisition. ...

Congratulations on the Passport acquisition. They are great little machines that can be incredibly addicting. I absolutely love my '82 C70 that I bought about seven years ago, also for $250, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By slowlane
I too would definitely say go for it. I love the...

I too would definitely say go for it. I love the styling of those 60's Cubs verses the '80's Passports. I would definitely second Woodsrat's suggestion of using a larger Lifan engine. I personally...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-26-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Today I rebuilt the Honda's clutch assembly with...

Today I rebuilt the Honda's clutch assembly with new friction disks and springs. Then I disassembled the gears and spacers off the worn transmission countershaft and reassembled them onto a new one....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Sorry it's been a while since I updated this...

Sorry it's been a while since I updated this thread. Work on the engine is progressing slowly. As usual what starts out as a simple reseal quickly turned into a top end rebuild. I found what was...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
I actually did buy a the high altitude main jet...

I actually did buy a the high altitude main jet that the Honda manual recommends for operation above 6000 feet. It will just be interesting having to pull apart the carburetor while out there on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Today I pulled out the leaky engine to take it...

Today I pulled out the leaky engine to take it down for a reseal. I think I'll order some new clutch plates too while I am at it. It's nice to have a vehicle where the engine can be removed in less...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Thanks Woodsrat for the front shock link. I...

Thanks Woodsrat for the front shock link. I ordered a set. I think they will help balance out the ride a bit more. It's pretty good as is but the front is definitely mushier than the back over...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Yeah I actually lost a pair of shoes in that mud...

Yeah I actually lost a pair of shoes in that mud on one ride. My Honda got stuck and sunk almost to the axles so I had to drag it out. My feet sank so deep in mud that they were totally covered...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Thanks for all the ideas Woodsrat. You read my...

Thanks for all the ideas Woodsrat. You read my mind with the overlay sprocket. I had been thinking about that for a while. It's on the list for sure now. What modifications did you have to do to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Thanks. Yeah that 400cc minimum makes me...

Thanks. Yeah that 400cc minimum makes me slightly apprehensive, but that's all part of the thrill I guess. I know there will be sections that I will have to walk the bike through or up where a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
I don't doubt that at all given some of the...

I don't doubt that at all given some of the technology, or lack thereof, on the earliest CT's. My favorite is how instead of the dual range transmission of the later bikes, the early ones use a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Thanks. I really like the subtle styling...

Thanks. I really like the subtle styling differences of those '60's models compared to the early '80's Passports. My friend had a nearly mint '65 C100 that I rode a few times. It was noticeably...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
The TAT maps came today! Also I modified (cut...

The TAT maps came today! Also I modified (cut up) a cheap aftermarket leg shield to fit over the bash guard. I just couldn;t bring myself to cut my original shield even though its somewhat beat up....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Thanks. I have always maintained it so it has...

Thanks. I have always maintained it so it has held up well. I did cut out a hole for the oil drain plug. The center stand is an all OEM Honda setup from dratv.com. They carry all sorts of parts...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Honestly, I wish it was starting tomorrow. The...

Honestly, I wish it was starting tomorrow. The big adventure should start in late June. I am moving from Texas to New Hampshire to work on a farm and between leaving my current job and going up...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
The shocks are from hondatrailbikes.com. They...

The shocks are from hondatrailbikes.com. They are listed under the Z50 '79-'87 category in the frame section as "Rear Shock Set - AFT - 280mm - All Models". The pair ended up being $140 even with...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Thanks JerryH. It will definitely have extra gas...

Thanks JerryH. It will definitely have extra gas as I plan on mounting a 1 gallon tank on either side of the rear end. Yes the milk crate is an amazingly simple and useful stuff carrier. I have...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
chazbird I agree with you totally. They deserve...

chazbird I agree with you totally. They deserve an important place in transportation history. It is just a shame that these bikes weren't available for very long in the U.S. The C70 is all of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
JHOLEAHOLE yes these shocks are significantly...

JHOLEAHOLE yes these shocks are significantly stiffer than stock and they seem really well built which I can't say of some of the other replacement shocks for the C70's. I have bought 2 different...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Offcenter I like those little Honda CT90-110's. ...

Offcenter I like those little Honda CT90-110's. The amazing reliability of the little Honda's never ceases to amaze me. It is one of the reasons that I am choosing to ride mine cross-country.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
The new rear shocks came today and I couldn't...

The new rear shocks came today and I couldn't resist trying them on.
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Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
This C70 is currently running the 15 tooth (one...

This C70 is currently running the 15 tooth (one up from stock) front sprocket. It was a very early addition I made to it. The bike takes off from a stop light just fine. I am going back to the 14...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Dang! I just looked it up here on the internet...

Dang! I just looked it up here on the internet and you're right. I must not be recalling the price correctly but I remember it being well over $2399, enough that I wouldn't even consider it. This...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
chazbird I love S90's. I used to own a 1965...

chazbird I love S90's. I used to own a 1965 rotary shift S90 that I bought in pieces. That little bike would hit 65 mph no problem which is pretty impressive for an almost 50 year old 90cc...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Thanks everyone for the interest in my thread. ...

Thanks everyone for the interest in my thread.

JerryH I also happened upon a dealer a few years ago selling Symbas. I saw them from the road at speed and thought they were Honda Cubs. I went...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 124,739
Posted By slowlane
That's a nice lean on that CBX. With that big...

That's a nice lean on that CBX. With that big inline six, it almost looks like you'll scrape engine before you would scrape a foot peg.

Here is a scan of an older photo of my '82 Honda C70 that I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
I spent several hours Saturday and Sunday...

I spent several hours Saturday and Sunday building the bash guard for the engine. It is nearly done and just needs some finishing touches and paint.

Here is the C70 with the leg shied removed...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,340
Posted By slowlane
Preparing my daily ridden 1982 Honda C70 for our biggest adventure yet

Hello everyone. Since this is my first post I guess I should first make a quick introduction for my bike. It is a little red 1982 Honda C70. I bought it back in October 2005 while living in rural...
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