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Old 01-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #16
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The Honda City Turbo and Motocompo seen in the Peterson photos actually belong to the Lane Motor Museum, where I work. This morning, I was told to get the Motocompo running (we last ran it about 4-5 years ago), so I thought it would be appropriate to drive the City Turbo home tonight.







Found this thread when I punched "Motocompo parts" into a search engine. So thanks for the carb kit part numbers, CodyY. I'll have to order one. The tank is rusty and full of crud. The little filter screen has broken off the petcock, so whatever has been in the bottom of the tank has made it into the carb. Plus someone, somewhere during the bike's life, couldn't find an air filter, so they made one. Sort of...



Yes, that is a shop rag! Guess I'll have to try to adapt a filter from another bike.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #17
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Motobecane made something very similar back in the '70s, called the "Moby X" Solex also made one, but I can't remember what it was called. They were basically designed as a lifeboat, if your car broke down, you just took them out of the trunk and went on your way. But being French, they were no more reliable than French cars of the time. I used to own a Motobecane 50V full size moped. Very unreliable, but they had a lot of charm.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:53 AM   #18
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Cleaned the tank and petcock, running again and back together for a test ride.



The little bugger is a blast!

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:23 AM   #19
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A week after getting the Motocompo running again, the petcock decided to start leaking. So I found one in the UK and placed the order.



And then shot a little video:

http://youtu.be/m5mxU9ijJUM

Although I have to admit, I like this video much better.

http://youtu.be/THpYOCyvdAU
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:42 PM   #20
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Rare rare... I've been looking for one for a year...
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:04 AM   #21
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So it fits fully transverse in a Honda City, but not in a Toyota FJ Cruiser?!!!



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Old 04-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #22
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So what is the average time to rebuild a carb on one of these?
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