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1981 Honda C70 Passport from United States of America

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11490 miles
Most recent distance13800 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB100SS

Summary:

Well done, I want five more like it

General Comments:

So far I had to replace rear tire because I could see air. I mounted a 3.00 tire and it handles better for it, however before I repaint I'll move the lower left inner fender outboard so the tire can have a truer tracking. The bike for me could use a 4 speed gear set. The auto clutch is fine and does well on those grocery store junket runs.

I weigh 200 lbs and it even surprises me for 4.4 cu inch motor. I think the only thing that can out handle this bike is a P-51 Mustang.

I average about 85 mpg, but if I let off the feed a little it would hit 100 easy.

As far as power goes, maybe a 88cc upgrade and 4 speed gear set, but that's all and new paint. From the beginning I soaked the gasoline tank in acid and filled it with rocks to loosen the rust, then hosed it all out.

Does anyone have the colour codes for Angel Blue?

Bravo Mr. Honda, good job.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2006

8th Jul 2008, 10:42

What is the shipping weight of a Honda C70 Passport???

1982 Honda C70 Passport from United States of America

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership2006

Summary:

Great scooter

Faults:

The only thing I have had problems with is the electric start button it no-longer works. If anyone has experienced a similar problem, I would be interested to hear how you fixed it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th July, 2006

26th Jan 2007, 10:50

First, make sure it in neutral.

Open chain cover at engine/trans block. Remove the green/red wire from the neutral safety switch (push the spring inward and pull out the wire). Connect this wire to good ground. Try to start it.

If it works, you have a bad safety SW. It is easy to replace, only one phillip screw to remove and pull the SW out, install new part in reverse order.

If it not start, open headlight and disconnect the yellow/red wire. Probe green/red (The one that you connect to ground) and yellow/red wires (the one come out from the push button, not the one that goes to the relay) while pushing starter button with Ohm meter. Reading 2 ohms or less is acceptable. If reading higher than 2 ohms, fix the start button by sand paper (need patient and skill to do this work because it hard to put it back together). If it still not working, you need to check out the starter relay and power supply.

Good luck. (make sure your battery is fully charged)

2nd Feb 2007, 00:06

Actually I would start with a fully charged battery, then go to the solenoid and switch. The battery is the most likely issue when a starter doesn't work. Sometimes you have just enough charge to kick it a few time and then the starter starts up.

1983 Honda C70 Passport from United States of America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 3 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance300 miles

Summary:

Great

Faults:

The gas tank is rusted out.

Kills headlight bulbs (always use a fully charged battery, or kiss the bulb goodbye).

Nothing really has gone wrong with bike.

Oh, replaced the carb... rust kills!

General Comments:

This is an amazingly reliable bike. Small yes, and it sure is not a hotrod.

It is a great bike to learn how to ride, shift gears, and balance on a bike. ***Stay away from pine straw... yikes!

Here it is 2005, and the bike was made in 83. Still cranks! I had to replace the carb (replaced with a carb off a 70's model Passport, and it runs fine. The gas tank rusts easily, and rust is bad for the carb... I wish I could find a plastic gas tank replica).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2005

6th Mar 2006, 15:24

I have managed to tune my 1982 C70. I fitted a larger rear sprocket and chain assembly. I removed the air filter box and swapped for a cone filter. My last modification involved swapping the carburettor for one off of a 1986 CB-125N.

I have had it up to 79MPH, but it was very wobbly at that speed. I almost fell off when I hit a small bump in the road. I am now welding extra metal to the frame so it can handle better.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 10 reviews