So my girlfriend bought herself a cool new toy last night!
A 1983 Honda Aero 80 Scoot! The NH80.
We scored it off Craigslist for $500, which I personally thought was a good deal for a rare, retro/vintage Honda scooter, in decent running shape.
So, I am planning on piece by piece, little by little, basically rebuilding this thing.
This is where you guys come in!
I believe my first order of business should be the carb. I rode it back from the sellers to my girlfriends place last night, the little scoot wouldn't really go past 25mph. However at one point, for a stretch of a few minutes, it blasted up past 40mph. So I know it's got some guts, they're probably just in dire need of cleaning. Along with rebuilding the carb, I suppose I should replace the fuel filter, fuel lines, maybe oil line? (It is a 2 stroke after all!)
But.... I've never rebuilt a carb before... any advice? It can't be that hard, and I am somewhat mechanically inclined, and have a decent tool chest...
So after I run through those fuel components, what do you guys recommend? The thing is belt driven, I believe, so should at part be replaced (much like a chain?)....
chime in, let me know what you think, what you would do... especially if you have experience with a Honda scooter from that era. Or any 2 stroke experience/advice... this is my first small project of the sort, and I excited but want to do it correctly and not get myself in over my head.