1983 Honda Passport Cub C70
|1983 Honda Passport C70 Cub|
Step 1: getting the bike ride-able again.
I got the bike from my father-in-law which is awesome. We got it running ok after cleaning out the carburetor and getting some gaskets cleaned up and back together. It ran but still needed help. That's when we noticed the front suspension was dangerously loose and dented rear rim and eight missing spokes. Here are some tear down pictures.
|1983 Honda C70 Front Forks Disassembled|
|1983 Honda Passport No Wheels|
First thing this bike needed to run was a proper carburetor rebuild. I started looking for rebuild kits when I realized that I could get a brand new carburetor off of eBay for $20.00. I purchased the carburetor, new rear wheel spokes, new turn signals, and a tail light for around $100 total. The carb was the same name brand as the Honda factory carb and since installing it, my C70 has been a one kick bike ever since.
|Old C70 Honda Passport Carburetor|
|New carburetor Honda C70 Passport, 70cc|
After a long over due oil change, some new gas, a new carb and air filter, the C70 was running like a top as all old Hondas do. As mentioned before the rear wheel was missing eight spokes. With wishful thinking, I replaced the eight broken spokes and tried to true the rim the best I could via Google and YouTube advice. I eventually replaced the rear wheel due to too large of a bend in the rim. I also decided to go with new larger tires 2.75" x 17" on both front and back. I also upgraded the rear shocks so that I could ride a little higher with the adjustable shocks. Here are before and after pictures of the larger tires on my bike.
|Honda C70 Passport with 2.25" x 17" Tires|
|Honda C70 Passport with 2.75" x 17" Tires|