SMITTY wrote:This thing is great! Will do 45 downhill! I guess the owner wants to sell it on Ebay soon, so if anyone's interested, keep your eyes on Ebay in the next week. It's in REAL good shape! Only has 2700 on the clock if memory serves me right. I just went though the carb, sealed up some minor oil leaks around the head, & replaced the odd-ball bulbs in the speedometer for the backlight, neutral light & oil light -- nds. an oil pressure switch & a couple minor things. Runs like a champ!
I put quite a few miles on a little Honda just like that, and also the 50cc and 90cc (or was it a 110?) versions that a buddy of mine had when I was around 10 or 11 years old. I had a '80 Yamaha GT80, wore that one out and got an '82 Yamaha MX100. The 80 was kinda wimpy and was always fouling the plug. The 100 had a bunch more power and with the CDI ignition I only fouled a plug once or twice a year, rather than 3 times a week.
I never really liked the Hondas with the 3 speed and automatic clutch. I thought they were heavy, had lousy suspension, and were really slow compared to my Yamahas. I enjoyed leaving my buddy in a cloud of burnt Yamalube.