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Old 11-13-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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30 year old Honda Scooter with only 140 miles?!

Yup it's true. I picked this little sweetheart up today from a guy in CT. It is a 1983 Honda Aero 80, 2 stroke. 1st year they made this model.

He bought it from the original owner with only 27 miles on it in 1993 for $200. She parked it in the basement for 10 years after she tipped it over and got scared of riding it.

He put another 113 miles on it and then let it sit in his garage for 20 years... until today.

He put a new battery in it and she surprisingly runs like new.

These pics are before I've gone over it with a fine tooth comb. It will be "museum ready" next time I post pics. This has to be the lowest mileage Honda Aero 80 in the country?!










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Old 11-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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Nice find! Wow, 30 years old.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Man I use to have one of them, nice find ;)

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Old 11-13-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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Very cool!
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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80cc two stroke... must go pretty good.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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Herman I have an 84 aero 50 I am working on
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:19 AM   #7
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I didn't get a chance to ride it much but I will today. From what I've read online, the aero 80 absolutely kills its 4 stroke cousin (the elite 80) in acceleration. Top speed of the 2 scooters is about the same though... 40mph.

Here's my other recent old Honda find. It's a 1978 NC50 Express with only 1600 miles. I found it within 1/2 mile of my home and paid $100. With much elbow grease, it turned into a very nice looking moped. I put about $250 worth of parts on it... new front & rear brakes, tires and tubes. New battery, all new bulbs, rectifier, air filter, ignition switch, complete tune up, a set of used front & rear baskets, small windshield and on and on.

I love these old hondas!

The bag is on the seat to protect it.

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Old 11-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #8
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Herman I have an 84 aero 50 I am working on
cool post up some pics when you get it done.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #9
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Great looking scooter and wow the miles!!! Good one!
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:49 AM   #10
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I rode one owned by a friend this summer. It was a blast and really well-suited to scooting thru the city. Enjoy!
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #11
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Aero 80

Its great. I'm looking for a mint Elite 250. Anyone know of a reasonably priced one give me a holler! My Helix has 65698 miles and has been in storage 7 years now. Need to get "Felix" up and going. Just needs a new battery.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:15 PM   #12
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All buffed up!





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Old 11-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #13
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Wow ! I really like your bike. When you have time can you take a picture of your carb. I am really curious what parts are interchangeable between the 125 and the 80 Aeros. BTW, your dash is really cool!!!!

I am glad she is running great -Have fun!
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:53 PM   #14
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One word: wow!! Awesome find.

Doesn't it feel good finding something like this? I found a mint C70 Passport last year that was so nice I kept it in my kitchen for the first month or so. This is it here:




















One of my daughter's on it (thinking it'll be hers someday, pfft).


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Old 11-15-2013, 04:45 PM   #15
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You find the nicest people storing away their Honda.

I had an Express as a kid. Life was great back then!

Ride reports? Does she rip?
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