Originally Posted by slowlane
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 for these bikes in the U.S. Yes mine is an '82 12-volt CDI bike.
Sorry I guess I missed your post. Yes there will be lots of dirt, rocks, and mud. I am going to attempt the full Trans America Trail this summer. I have as much time as it takes. I've considered upgrading to a 88cc piston/cylinder setup but I am tempted to just leave the bike alone even if it means helping it up the steeper sections. I'm not sure how much more power the stock bottom end and transmission can reliably handle.
The bottom end can handle anything you throw at it.
Go 88cc,, cam , 2mm bigger carb, Upgrade or at least refresh the clutch. Leave the gearing alone.
If It was me?
Beef up clutch .Case bore it, go to 125cc,free flowing pipe, cam, and 22mm carb. Xr tank on underbone. Up one on front sprocket.