My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by goichi1 » 08 Apr 2010 14:21

Thanks! yea, the body work turned out good. color is almost there....close enough I guess. yea, it's really nice around here now, it's only a few more days and all the trees will shed and turn to green. Gotta enjoy them while you can!!

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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by nickledimeme » 10 Apr 2010 23:08

Thanks for the wallpaper Rich. Nice shots..
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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by merlin » 11 Apr 2010 07:02

me too! pic 3 is my new desktop. Stunning.
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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by goichi1 » 11 Apr 2010 14:09

thanks....I am not too good at taking pics, just got lucky this time! I have a good camera though...that helps!

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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by jeffball610 » 11 Apr 2010 20:52

Cameras don't take pictures, people do. You can still take good pics with a disposable camera. Looks good though. Still no word on the jerk who hit you?
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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by goichi1 » 11 Apr 2010 21:17

no, no word, I am not even trying to look, just trying to make a claim with the Base to see if I can get some form of compensation. Yea, I still like to use a disposable every once in a while, it's cool to get the pics developed...just getting hard to find a place that does it now!!

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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by goichi1 » 06 May 2010 04:48

Well, I haven't had much time to do anything to the coupe lately, only drove it a few times in the last two weeks, drove out to a car show that was about it. So I am driving by my neighbors small model shop and decide to stop in and say hello, he has a really nice AE86 GT-V spec that is mint, one owner....anyway, in his shop he has this little motorcycle, I thought it was really cool and finally decided to ask if it was for sale, one thing led to another, some money changed hands and I was pushing it home!! These were made by Honda in the early 80's and were advertised with the new model Honda City car, they actually fit in the trunk of the car...not sure of the sales strategy but obviously it didn't take off...so they are really hard to find now.
It's called a Honda MOTOCOMPO. It's a two stroke, oil injected single piston motor, not too sure of the rest, but it folds right up into a nice little package, and it's all there, complete, just needs to be restored....I might clean it up first and see it I can get it running, it's really dirty and the clutch is frozen, brakes work, not even sure if it has a battery in it, but should have one....basically everything needs to be gone over good. There are some parts still available for it here in Japan so hopefully I can get the parts that need to be replaced.
Here are a few pics just after I got it in the garage....it almost matches my car! This could be one cool ride to take to a car show in the coupe! I may even paint it to match. well, anyway...here are a few pics, let me know what you think!!
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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by Wicked Saint » 06 May 2010 06:50

That thing is awesome!!! It's like a Gen 1 pocket bike.

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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by okayfine » 06 May 2010 07:15

You HAVE to paint it to match :mrgreen:
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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by hang_510 » 06 May 2010 09:04

swEEt :!:


who needs a spare when you got one of those!
goichi1 wrote: It's called a Honda MOTOCOMPO.
the 80's band Madness did a commercial for it!


ive been loooking at the early honda trial 70's, for the back of the wagon.
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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by icehouse » 06 May 2010 09:09

That thing is awesome! Is it heavy? Seems like it would be tough to just through in the trunk :) It's a cool project that's for sure.
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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by S15DET » 06 May 2010 09:19

Folded it reminds me of one of the Star Wars droids. I'd love to have one too!

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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by Track Junky » 06 May 2010 12:35

LOL! cool project, do it, do it.

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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by goichi1 » 06 May 2010 13:21

I haven't weighed it yet, but just a guess would be about 50 or 80 pounds?? it's a cool little bike for sure, I am going to paint it to match, it's like really close already. There's not much to it, so it shouldn't be that hard to restore, I will do it once I get back to the states next year. I am starting to collect parts now......gaskets and such....I'll get some better pics later, just too busy right now.

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Re: My Coupe Project....Back in Japan!!

Post by jk26 » 06 May 2010 16:23

Bad Ass! A paint scheme to match your car would set it off thats for sure. I miss Japan and all the crazy stuff they have there :(

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