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So, I got curious and pulled it apart. Freeing up the vanishing that was sticking the diaphragm to the valve inlet. Blew some air through it backwards and performed some other witchcraft and then tested it by sucking on the hose until fuel came gushing out. I got the idea from something I recently watched on pornhub.com 

Then started her up first kick with engine start and it fired into life for the first time in about a decade?

Fuck yeah...its awesome! Each ride gets better as it blows out the cobwebs...

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Got a battery for the Honda. Indicators front and rear, horn, starter motor, stop lights for both front and rear brake levers all good. Headlight has been replaced but is unknown as runs off motor and its raining so don't want to go outside. But it's all looking good...yus!

So hopefully that's all the electric stuff sorted on both scooters now. So all fully legit.

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The passola was twice as loud as the Honda. I did up the head bolts with no improvement. Then realised that the header pipe wasn't even connected to the muffler.


So a school chair from the dump lost a leg to save my ears...

It was a struggle to weld the paper thin metal with 40 years of 2 stroke oil impregnated into it...but got there in the end.



All done.


And then the final touch...working headlight...yus!!!


So sexy!


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Both scooters had big chips out of the front fenders. So I bobbed the fenders back an inch, just to tidy them up.







Then I made up a cover plate to hide the ugly on the passola, as my wind shield was rooted!


This is an offcut from a garage door slide.


A fair bit of time went into this. It's still a bit agricultural looking, but it's good enough.


Overall it serves its purpose, so I'm happy enough with the end result.


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So, trademe strikes again. A classic case of "expectations V reality". But in the totally misrepresented the goods kind of way.

I've never done the Tinder thing, but I imagine this is a common experience when you are fizzing about a girl who swiped right on you...then you meet her and realise her photos are 20 years old, prior to having vaginal birthed triplets, becoming an alcoholic, developing a lazy eye and putting on 40kg.

That was my day. I woke fizzing about a trademe purchase (the expansion chamber off this scooter) a few nights before, that I was about to collect. I paid him by direct credit as he wasn't going to be there. These are the photos off his add (my internal thoughts are saying ...exciting...looks brand new...fuck yeah...soooo cool, scooters, FTW, score!!!).



Took a day off work to drive 2.5hrs (each way) to go collect it. Then found this left out for me to collect:



Womp womp...bubble burst.

But just like that rotten pog that tricks you on Tinder to swipe right with her photos from 1995... you still end up fucking her anyway, just because you're kind of there already. And so, me and this exhaust ended up going home together too.

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I fair bit of time later...got it looking presentable. I'll probably paint it, but undecided at this stage.

I'm still not sure if I'll use it on these motors, or get a more modern engine and transplant it into the passola. No rush to make that decision 

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And I picked up this pipe that potentially I could modify to work. It's off a yz80, so would need a little volume cut out of it, but that's nothing I haven't already done before.

I'm reluctant to tear down these motors and port them, as I doubt that parts are available anymore. Any Google searching for stuff ends nowhere, so I'd be making a lot of work for myself if I did do this.


I did have other plans for this. But yeah/nah possibilities are good to think about.

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The Honda didn't have front brakes, or a working speedometer.


So I ordered some cheap crap off trademe. The cheapest parts I could find, as none of the scooter places I tried could find me parts for a 1982 Honda Tact. Or nifty50, or spree...or be much help at all. I didn't cast a wide net...but soon got the impression I was on my own with this one.


I modified the original cable end.


Then joined it to the "new" cable. Two layers of heat shrink hold it inline for installation purposes. Once tension is on it, this will hold itself together.


I machined this up to go on the end of the cable, to take the place if the soldered fitting that should be there.


Like this.


Then using a old bicycle brake cable clamp, tightened it all up. Not pictured is me double downing on this...I put two on for safety reasons. Totally unnecessary, but cheap insurance. Also if I ever sold it, I'd hate for this part to fail with a teenager girl riding it down a hill in Wellington or something like that, so I made sure its solid.

Then onto the speedo. By now my frustration levels were beyond taking photos as you go, these are fiddly fuckers at the best of times...but you're going to have to take my word for it, everything now works as it should. The replacement cable I brought on a gamble worked, and after stripping and cleaning the shit out of the mechanics of it...it worked.

So after 3 hours, everything that should go, does go. Horn, headlight, brake lights on both handles, front and rear brakes work, indicators front and rear, oh and I even cleared the Mason bee hoop out of the fuel gauge dial and that works now too. Pretty stoked.

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