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A couple of years in the past I discovered and restored a 1982 Honda Passport C70 to completely pristine situation. The one modification that I did was to alter the paint colour from Honda’s unique Angel Blue to a barely darker Ford blue. Every little thing else on it was pure inventory and it was a wonderful runner. I bought it to pay for my new store air compressor and whereas I’m glad to have the compressor I positive did miss that C70 and stored my eyes open for an additional fixer higher.

1982 Honda Passport C70 For Sale

Two or three years in the past I caught up with an previous good friend that I hadn’t seen shortly, like myself he’s a collector of tasks and issues to tinker with, and he simply occurred to have this Monza Crimson 1982 Honda Passport sitting in a shed behind his storage. It was crusty & uncared for however the engine turned freely. As a bonus it even got here with a title!

After cleansing the carburetor it could fireplace up so long as it was sprayed with carb cleaner or starter fluid. It had simply sufficient compression to run and experience however not sufficient to start out with out some assist. Time to get to work!

I began following a number of Southeast Asian Instagram accounts selling the streetcub customs primarily based on the Honda Cub, Tremendous Cub, and Path fashions. There’s a lot artistic craziness happening over there that it was inspiring. The overwhelming majority of customized Cubs within the Orient are stripped down choppers with bobbed rear fenders and minimal bodywork, however there numerous actually cool wanting full fender bikes too.

First step was to rebuild the drained previous engine, this explicit Passport had been abused as a moped for years earlier than my buddy acquired it after which it spent a couple of years sitting in his shed. Restoration was not even contemplated for this previous machine and I did need extra energy than could possibly be had from the usual engine so I rebuilt it utilizing an 88cc package bought by CMS within the Netherlands.

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Then utilizing an AFR gauge I re-jetted the carburetor for max efficiency and put in a stainless-steel exhaust from a Japanese firm referred to as Wirus Win. It has a terrific look and sound with first rate efficiency now.

Some Paint & Bodyworok

It was going to be pink, there was by no means any doubt about that. There was additionally by no means any doubt that it could not be the unique Monza Crimson as a result of it simply didn’t have the pop that I used to be on the lookout for. The colour chosen was Firethorn Crimson Pearl from TCP International in a single stage urethane. I think about myself to be an honest painter however am particularly pleased with how this bike got here out. This paint job has by no means been buffed and the shine you see right here is the way it laid down straight out of the gun.

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The leg protect is a brand new aftermarket piece, for it I blended a few spoons stuffed with dry pearls into some urethane clear for a pleasant sheen to boost the plain white plastic. A few totally different shades of rattle can gold spotlight the engine & a couple of small components right here and there.

Purchased a Few Cool Items

After the paint there are 2 different components that basically stand out; one is the brown customized seat, two are the chrome plated 72 spoke wire wheels, each of which got here from Ebay. I additionally wished to get rid the dangly eighties model flip alerts and have previous wanting spherical sign lights mounted on the handlebars not hanging underneath them on the ungainly wanting unique stalks that are clearly an afterthought. The rear license plate & gentle bracket had been modified to simply accept turnsignals from an previous CB350 I had laying round. The taillight itself was new however I do not know what it match. I did should 3d print a brand new gasket for it utilizing a versatile materials often called TPU95.

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3D Printer Go Brrrr!

On the time I had simply gotten my first 3d printer and I actually wished to do some cool stuff for this little bike so I did. Nearly the entire black rubber grommets and body plugs had been changed with components printed from black TPU95.

All the fork, body and swing arm plugs are of my very own design and had been printed out, painted & put in throughout remaining meeting. Aspect cowl knobs had been made to match the model of the body plugs and look actually cool. These little body and for plugs on the unique bikes don’t match one another and this has all the time irked me because it gave them the looks of getting been designed piecemeal.

The “StreetCub” emblem on the entrance was designed and printed in white plastic with the lettering & outlines highlighted with gold paint.

Extra Than The Sum of Its Elements

General the ultimate product makes me very joyful and final 12 months it scored a primary place trophy as finest bike at a big automotive truck & bike present that occurs yearly in my residence city of Hartsville S.C. I’m satisfied that lots of people don’t understand simply how closely custom-made it’s, nevertheless it all the time attracts favorable consideration in all places I take it even at Daytona Seashore Bike Week.

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One of many huge promoting factors of Honda Cubs & Passport was their practicality and relative consolation. I feel I killed that with that with this one. The seats not very nicely padded, the exhaust is sort of loud sufficient to be annoying and with out the bags rack you may’t haul your groceries residence with it. Nevertheless it’s acquired miles of favor and once we had been consuming supper on the campground in Florida I appeared up and noticed the night solar glowing on the gold pearl within the paint and the chrome gleaming I knew that I had executed the suitable factor with this little 1982 Honda Passport. Initially its type adopted its operate however now type is a very powerful factor and its major operate is wanting good.

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