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1981 Honda Passport c70 - $1,400 (Bozeman)

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condition: good
engine displacement (CC): 71
motor: gas
odometer: 1875
title status: missing
transmission: other
I bought this '81 Honda Passport c70 about 4 years ago. Her name is Daisy. She needed a fair amount of work, though most of it was cosmetic. I tried to stick with OEM parts, but it should be noted that the mirrors and headlight are custom.

The bike starts nice and easy, usually with one kick and a light roll of the throttle. Will idle smoothly after about 5 seconds from a cold start. It's nice and nimble, great for kicking around town, with lots of smiles per gallon.
That said, it's a small bike with small power. On a flat road, it will top out at around 40-45mph. Faster on a downhill(I once clocked 55) and slower on the uphill. On very steep hills, it will struggle to maintain speed and you may have to drop down to 2nd(it's a 3-speed). If power is a concern for you, big bore kits for this bike are widely available.

Everything on the bike works like it should with three exceptions:
The electric start is not working. I have checked the start button wiring and replaced the starter solenoid. I believe the culprit to be the starter motor itself. Should be an easy fix.
The bike needs a new speedo cable and the worm gear in the front wheel that spins the cable should be checked.
There is some play in the front fork allowing the front wheel to sway slightly when pushed. This stabilizes at speed due to gyroscopic forces but should be addressed all the same.

One more item of note is that the bike is currently fitted with ct70 tires, which are knobbier than the stock ones. Because of this, the front fender is not on.

With the sale of this bike, you will also get the front fender, front basket, a set of crankcase gaskets, and the headlight that came with the bike. I also have a notarized bill of sale from my purchase of the bike.

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