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1981 Honda Express II NA50 50cc Scooter Moped RARE

Estimated price for orientation: 1 500 $

Category: Honda

Condition: Used Model Year: 1981
Fuel Type: Gas Engine Size: 50cc

Rare Honda Express II Scooter. It isn't technically a moped, because it doesn't have pedals. It's the last year it was made, and has the automatic two speed transmission. It also has the VERY RARE twin baskets. They aren't in mint condition, but they're all there.Good:- New Kenda tires last year
- New carburetor last year
- New NOS front and rear brake cables
- New brake shoes front and rear
- New headlight last year
- Starts right up. I wouldn't hesitate this to ride this 1000 miles right now.
- Transmission works great. It would probably work better with a smaller person, as I weigh 220 lbs., but with someone under the recommended limit, it would be flawless. With me, it takes a second to click into gear, but it's still very smooth and works every time.
- Lastly, everyone wants to talk to you on this thing. As Honda used to say..."You meet the nicest people on a Honda". This goes both ways. Everyone seems to remember a time when they rode one of these. The only reason I'm selling is that I got it as reliable transportation for my brother in law, but he found other means, and I don't need any more scooters or motorcycles.Problems:- Speedometer just spins in circles. Mileage can't be trusted to be accurate, and doesn't indicate speed. The problem isn't the cable, but rather the speedometer itself.
- Right mirror: It has the mount/stalk/plastic shell for the right mirror, but not the glass mirror itself.
- Throttle cable. It can be sticky when it feels like it. If I were to keep it, I would replace it just for peace of mind, but I've been riding it as is.
- Minor tear in OEM seat cover, and a few minor paint spots that could probably easily come out. Seat has been replaced with another OEM unit, and original pan and foam will be included.
- The headlight shell has the usual weathering and cracks from being from 1981. It doesn't affect usage, but that would need to be replaced to be perfect.
- The battery may or may not need to be replaced. The lights all work when the motor is running, but the blinkers can be weak. The lights don't work unless the motor is running
- It's missing the plastic lens and outfit to indicate whether or not the brights are on.
- This may not even be a problem, but the motor does make a light ticking sound. I'm not familiar enough with these scooters, or really scooters in general, but I would look into it if it was a two stroke dirt bike. It hasn't affected performance or function as far as I can tell.
- While I've spent hours cleaning/polishing/maintaining this thing, it's from 1981. It does have weather here and there, and would need a professional to be brought back to showroom condition.Overall:This is an unrestored survivor scooter. It runs excellent and just has a few minor problems to be perfect. It is sold as is. It's a 35 year old scooter, and it is possible it could have a problem I don't know about, or a problem that I think it has isn't a problem at all. I've represented it as bast as I can, and the sale will be final. I'm going to miss it. Idaho title in hand.