2001 Honda CH80
This thing is bombproof
Nothing has really gone wrong with it. When I got it, it had a flat tire and a dead battery. I got one flat tire while riding, and I left the key on so the battery died. Nothing major; other than flat tires this things bulletproof.
It's a 2001 Elite CH80, and it's my daily driver.
The acceleration sucks, but hey it's a moped, that's expected.
I plan on getting the battlescooter exhaust, a 26mm mikuni carb and a stiffer variator spring. I've taken this thing out on some 50+ mile rides while riding WOT the whole time, and it has never flinched. The only thing that can stop it is a nail in the tire haha. But that's not a big deal, and you don't even need to take the wheel off to change the tire, seeing how it's a single sided drive.
It handles awesome; I can hit some pretty gnarly turns at about 35mph draggin the deck the whole time. The suspension is waay soft, but it rides like a caddy haha.
I may change out the shocks for some fox DHR MTB shocks so I have some adjustability.
Well overall this thing is a blast, and it's bombproof like every other Honda.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2009
26th Jan 2010, 20:03
I recently acquired an '88 CH80 with 13,292 miles on the odometer! That's a testament in itself for an 80cc scooter from the Western North Carolina area. I've never ridden it, and wish the parts weren't as scarce and expensive as they are.
It is a parts bike now... but, even without having ridden it I am impressed! It has missing body parts and the top end needs rebuilding, but the rest of it is being parted out on eBay to help you lucky owners keep your scooters on the road where they belong.
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