Always kept in a climate controlled garage. They're just about perfect for a first bike. It had a full tune-up in December, I changed the oil this week. Fortunately, you can find all the Honda Twinstar spares you need among the wide selection of motorcycle replacement parts available on eBay. By the way the helmet in the picture is not included with the sale of this bike. Four-speed bike so 70-75 sounds about right in the real world.
You do not need to do anything to this bike except neutral light does nor work. This procedure works great on 99% of all engines, for the 1% that demand a more robust throttle response on aftermarket monster fuel delivery systems additional tweaking outside the box may be necessary. I'm asking a very low price, but make me an offer. If it makes you feel better there should be some markings on the speedometer to indicate which gear you should be in. The Honda shop I worked in during that era didn't see many of the little Twinstars unless they had been totally ragged out by kids. You won't find a better example of this bike anywhere, it has been taken care of and stored in a temperature controlled environment for most of its life. I have done nothing to the bike since purchase except to put a new battery in to make sure the starter works which it does wonderfully! Runs good a little cold blooded as most early carbed bikes are.
The mixture screw may be sealed at the factory with a Welch Plug please review the following video for removal. Great for around town travel. I think I had been through 10 bikes by then, so it was cool to see him and his Twinstar still happily rolling up the miles. Unmetered air is air that is getting into your system after the fuel has been delivered. I've owned it for 2 years, been working on it in my free time as a side project. I have the original seat, rear fender, tail light, kickstand, and a Haines book all of which will go with the buyer.
I will not arrange shipping. Never did ride it around though, but always kept in the garage. Keep clean oil in it, keep the chain lubed, have a spare set of plugs handy or do the old italian tune-up trick. Having the kick start on these things meant that if you had air, fuel, and spark even in odd quantities you'd get home anyway. Rebel, Nighthawk 250, and so on. It's a perfectly functioning bike, just underpowered for what I need.
This beautiful bike comes with a detailed service manual, a windshield and mounts not pictured on the bike and a brand new battery. This might seem like no big deal but you are inviting dust and debris in your engine that is doing slow damage by not having proper fitment. Check all of your vacuum lines and vacuum plugs for carburetor synchronization. Holler if you need any help. It will need a new 6 volt battery. Will need new battery and may need the usual carb cleaning, etc.
Check the fuel valve for leaks. Includes the backrest, rack and bag! I have a friend who's closer to your friends weight and he was doing at least 70 or 75 so 73 sounds like a reasonable expectation. It should have 4 lines that goes around the speedometer for each gear that end in a hash mark to tell you the maximum recommended speed of that gear. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0700 Mazda will drop the V6 engine from the Mazda 6 lineup, the company told Automotive News. Fine-tuning your carburetor and multi carb syncing come at the very end following the proper procedure established by the Carburetor Gods.
As with any older bike check the tank for rust. I beat the hell out of it and it kept running. I've put 500 miles on this bike since purchasing it in February of this year. Just needs a new headlight bulb and a speedometer cable. A perfect starter bike, or ready for an easy conversion into a cafe racer or scrambler. Only major problem is the suspension. The mixture screw should have a spring and o-ring for tension and sealing integrity.
Do not go and start adjusting anything at this point. Should be easy to repair. Just to add a little color: when I was in college, there was some really old, eccentric guy down the street who had a Twinstar with a full Vetter fairing and hard luggage. The last time you rode the Twinstar, you barely reached the handlebars and now you are ready to experience the thrill of your first proper ride. Bike is for sale locally and auction can end at any time! There is no title, just a bill of sale.
Using it for mostly short distance commuting with a mix of 55mph backroads and in town traffic I was regularly getting 70mpg. I can help put up on a truck,but buyer is responsible for shipping. It has a new fuel petcock, recent oil change, new air filter, recently had the carb cleaned and tuned, tires still have the little nubs on them they have about 50 miles on them. Look around eBay, there just aren't hardly any of these original Honda twins out there to collect anymore. Plus it handles drops really well. I'd budget to replace clutch and fr brake cables to be safe.