Anyone here have a honda C70 passport

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by da 919_ster, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Bugtussle

    Bugtussle Been here awhile

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  2. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I got to talking to one of the guys I work with and when we got to motorcycles and CT90's etc he mentioned he had something similiar in his barn. I went to look at it and it was a 1981 Honda Passport. He also had a neat old Yamaha YG5T or something like that. I bought the Honda for $100 and he made me take the Yamaha which I gave to C.Herman. The honda runs great and I have done a fair amount of work to revive it. Still need to do a few small things but it should be ready to ride come summer.
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  3. Lobster Grrl

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    Great find! I'm green with envy though.
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  4. ysr612

    ysr612 Long timer

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    similar story I got my passport when I was buying a 77 yz125. I said that I wanted the 125 and he said it will cost you 150 and you have to take the Passport. So I asked him how much more for the passport he got the title and said "you have to take the passport."

    new points and I have put over 5k miles on it.
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  5. cyoung

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    They showed the part as available, took my information and credit card number, then emailed me that it was discontinued. Bike Bandit showed the part as unavailable, why can't Discounthondaparts.com?
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  6. wanna bECO

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  7. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Of a Passport.

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  8. Kismet

    Kismet vagrant philosopher

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    Stumbled across this thread in a search...

    I'm still waiting...but soon...I'll have an 80 and 81 set of running Passports.

    With luck, also with a running 110 ATC.

    Got the two Passports via Craig's list last year...the first from a kid who trashed his after being given it by his Boss, the second from a guy who had one in a shed and which hadn't run in years.

    Gave them to a former Service Manager of a Honda franchise...and have waited. He's not given to buying aftermarket parts. :( Soo...

    It is not like I need them, but be fun out here in the country. One will have ChinShens on it, the other Michelins...I had to find the tires...no one had them for months.


    The ATC was a swap for a mini trail which was killing my OLD spine on farm tracks and pasture land. The guy who dropped it off looked so honest, you'd swear he went from being a Gerber baby to Eagle Scout to Church Minister. (Uh, don't always go by the impression a guy gives. :) )

    But...once again, the service guy is bringing it back. I won't be jumping berms, just toodling around on farm fields. The two stage transmission will work just fine for my restricted uses. I've really never trusted 3 wheelers, so slow is good for me.

    Once they arrive, I have to take pictures of frame serial numbers and bills of sale and send them off to WI DOT for a replacement title. THAT should be a joy !

    But, what the hell...$100 for one, $75 for the other, and a $100 mini trail swap for the ATC. I've given the wrench $200 so far..my idea...and he doesn't want more money til he's done. I figure @ $400 for the work and parts...and then...

    I TERRORIZE the country-side !!!!:clap
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  9. jesse8931

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    dratc is cheaper
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  10. batphluke

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    I've got a sweet red '78 C70 (as Honda imaginatively called them in the UK) in the garage awaiting restoration. Bought it for 20 Earth pounds a while ago. Just need some time and money to sort it out now, I'm just beginning to put together my Triumph sidecar outfit, and then I'm planning to rebuild my wife's Honda XBR500 in time for her 40th birthday. (she was riding a C90 to College everyday when we met, I knew then she was the one for me!) Reading this forum makes me want to get the little Honda going so much... I love those old step thru's, more smiles per mile than anything else on wheels I always think.:D:D:D

    Mal
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  11. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    epic thread bump!

    yeah the cubs are sweet bikes, they made them for ages didnt stop making the cub 90 until pretty recently.
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  12. pkwvermont

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    I resurrected my grandfather's red CM-91 last summer after sitting for about 27 years. It can push about 40mph on flat roads but has a pretty tough time on our Vermont hills. It's a 6 volt system so bulbs and such can be a little hard to find. People seem to like seeing it out on the road.
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  13. snakebit

    snakebit growing old disgracefully

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    I just sold a 1981 I had been riding for five years. Great machine, the only reason I sold it was to upgrade to a 2010 Symba. Symba is really passport with 100 ccs and thirty year newer technologe. I couldn't be happier with the trade.
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  14. snakebit

    snakebit growing old disgracefully

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    6 volt bulbs and pretty much anything else you need are aavailable from

    http://dratv.stores.yahoo.net/
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  15. pkwvermont

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    I appreciate your link to a source for bulbs for my old bike! -Thanks
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  16. Mikegigabyte

    Mikegigabyte Been here awhile

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    just found out the hard way not to run the bike with no battery
    I wondered why the headlight high and low died one after another, and why the rear lamp was super bright then decided to die, and all my gauge lights burnt out

    because I had a bad battery off the bike charging
    and to top it off the stupid sealed headlight
    I cut my lens out and boot legged in temporary a 6 volt bulb until my new lights show up
    jb weld to the rescue
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  17. Mikegigabyte

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  18. Tylenol

    Tylenol Been here awhile

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    Holly Thread Revival!!!!!
    I got one to, an 82 its what got me started on the motorcycle kick. I just got the RCMP to verify the vin so I am only a few short steps away from ownership papers and a registration. Have been driving it around the yard, and I think it might need a new float needle but it still runs pretty good. I found it in my in laws barn, turned out to be my wife's bike when she was a teen.
    Its red and easy as hell to drive, will be doing my road test on it soon I hope.
    Cheers
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  19. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

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    I cannot express how much I love my C70. I hope to keep it forever.

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  20. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

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    It is a cold and drizzly day here in Newfoundland today. About 11 degrees Celsius. Lately I have been gravitating towards the ocean, as opposed to rides into downtown St. John's where I normally stop at my favorite coffee shop.

    These pics were taken this morning in St. Philips. That is Bell Island in the background.

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