Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Do you own a 1977, 1978, 1979, or newer Honda Express nc 50 Moped?


Hello all! Just wanted to give everyone a chance to tell the world they own a Honda NC 50 (Express) moped. So, I'm asking you to post a comment with your year and model Honda Express below along with your general location. Example:

-=JFK=- 1978 Honda Express NC50, New Hampshire United States

Please feel free to post any different models of the Honda Express moped like the Honda Express II, Honda Express SR, Honda Urban Express.


Hopefully this site can become a resource for fellow Express Noped owners to share tips/tricks, information on where to buy Honda Express moped parts, buying and selling cheap Honda Express mopeds, get honda express manuals, how to replace Honda Express headlight, and much much more.

36 noped comments:

bobbylast said...

1978 honda express in swamp land new orleans i need a fuel tank assembly...

Scott said...

I have a 1982 Hoda NC50. it has a oil pump but the under the seat gastank does not have a oil res. so ??

SteveP said...

Just bought a 82 Express SR. Was wondering if all the parts are the same for these and the regular Express's?

amy said...

1982 Honda express New Hampshire

James said...

Just bought my second (the first one got stolen!) '79 NC-50. I'm in New Zealand. Use it to ride to college everyday!

Aphz said...

1980 Honda Express Antofagasta, Chile
=)

Marc said...

NC50 1982 Model.
"Honda Express Iowa" is what the stickers say.

Located in Rural Northwest Iowa. Going to start working on it to see if I can get it operational. Previous owner says it has sat idle for about 8 years. hmm.

jfk said...

Marc, You can totally get it to run. Make sure the gas tank is really cleaned out well. If you have rust or foreign debris in gas tank... it could hurt the engine. It is a LOT of work, but I have restored a gas tank on a Honda Hobbit before. There was rust, twigs, and cigarette butts in it... previous owner didn't care about it. Here is a link to the KREEM gas tank rust removal system:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/72/7405/ITEM/Kreem-Combo-Pack.aspx?SiteID=CSE_Gbase_7405&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=45&zmap=7405

Good luck!

bluedeer said...

1978 Honda Express NC50 in Canary Yellow, Milwaukee, WI. Told it didn't run. Stuck gas and oil in, fired right up. After having sat in a garage for almost two years.

Kel's oh so excellent adventure said...

I have 2 1982 Urban Expresses. One red, one black. I also have 1 1980 Express II. All three located in Cullman, AL.

Troy said...

Blue 1980 Honda Express II, Fargo, ND. Needs carburetor work and a new battery.

Luke-a-duke said...

I have a orange 1978 Honda Express and I crashed it about 5 years ago and its been neglected ever since. Do you have any suggestions on where I can start beside cleaning out the gas tank?

jfk said...

Luke-a-duke,

If gas tank is clean... then CLEAN THE CARB! There is a video of how to do it on this website. Unfortunately, the video doesn't go into detail on how to clean out the honda moped jet. Pretty easy though. Down load the honda scooter nc50 manual (found on this site) and look at the section about the carburetor. When you have the float bowl open take a pair of pliers and carefully rotate and pull out the jet. Use canned air and carb cleaner to clean moped jet. (hope to add a video on this soon).

Also, clean the express moped POINT. Go to YouTube and search for "clean moped points" and you should find some good how-to videos (I hope to make one for this site soon).

You can recharge or replace the moped battery. Bad batter with NO juice will prevent your noped from running. (there is video on how to do this on this website... just look around for it).

More honda express nc50 moped info coming!!! Check back often.

-=JFK=-

Frankilynn said...

I just bought my yellow 1978 Honda Express a few weeks ago and I absolutely adore it. I just want to say that your videos have been incredibly helpful to this complete mechanical novice. I took apart the carb and oil pump, cleaned them as well as the fuel tank, replaced the fuel and oil and I'm happy to say, it runs much better now! So pleased! There are still a few things that need fixing, however. But I am really enjoying working on this moped.
I do have one question that maybe you could help me with... When I first start the Express, or even if I'd had it running for awhile, the back tire spins very fast when it's up on the pegs. And a few times while I've had it on the road, it's been sort of jerky. Any suggestions? They would be much appreciated!

Thanks again for all your help thus far!

Franki

jfk said...

Frankilynn,

Sounds like you need to adjust your "THROTTLE STOP SCREW" (located on page 8-3 of the Honda Express Shop Manual that can be found on this website). The further the throttle stop screw is in... the more gas will be delivered to engine. You need to bring the screw out... thus allowing less fuel and moped will idle slower and wheel will move less. A little slow spinning in wheel when you have it on kick-stand is normal.

Now, about it being jerky... do you mean it seems to "back-fire" or run as if you were giving it throttle and letting off for a moment and then back on? I have had this problem before and I think it dealt with air filter. It appeared to run smoother with properly soaked foam air filter (you can learn more about that on this website). Also, did you clean the moped JET while you had the carburetor apart? Sorry, I didn't demonstrate this in the video I made. I hope to make another one soon with detail on that. Check some of my newer performance posts and I talk about how to clean the jet. A partially clogged jet system could be hindering the fuel flow to engine.

GOOD LUCK...

Keep visiting for new content and post as many helpful comments as you want!

-=JFK=-

The Big East said...

I am glad that I found this blog. I am in Pittsburgh and I have a 1978 Express. It has been great to take to school in the summer. I am getting ready to move and now looking for a buyer- Any interest?

Thanks-

jessejfrantz said...

I have a 1978 honda express. The starting crank spins freely and does not wind up. Wondering what could be wrong and if the case if full of oil?

Criag said...

Hi im Craig From milwaukee WI i have a 1980 honda express i was wonderin where i can find parts i need plenty for the carb dep an ele in the light an everything else Email me ( bigboi383@gmail.com thx

Docto Adviso said...

1982 Honda Urban Express Deluxe NU50M - Huntington Beach, CA. Scored this out of my Grandparents garage while cleaning house a few months back. only 700 miles and perfect condition!

1down4up said...

I have a 1982 Honda Express Iowa, had been sitting in a shed for some 16 years. one day i decided to check it out... long behold after a day of kick starting, it would idle for a minute or two. ran in for a week then it would even hit 2nd gear. had it cleaned up and rode for two years. back in shed now because the throttle sticks and wont release. looking for new completely new throttle. any help would be appriaciated.

Slumberjack said...

Just bought a 1983 Honda Urban Express Deluxe yesterday, and know nothing about it. Any direction would help... manuals, parts list, etc.

Greg Barber said...

Just got my 1980 Honda Express, and slapped a big bore kit on that baby.

Hailing from Seattle, WA

Thanks for such a great site!

delta88 said...

1978 Yella Honda Express. Clean n stock 28mph

what fits on these?
Looking for a perf pipe, kit and carb.
Advice on pre mix and or keeping the oil pump with a kit.

Andrew said...

I just purchased a 1977 Honda Express Moped. In need of the plastic outer frame / ring that surrounds the headlight. The original is cracked and falling off. located a 1980 plastic out frame for a Honda Express but not sure if it will fit. Will a 1980 plastic headlight casing / frame fit a 1977?

dave said...

i just got a 1978 nc50...only 381 k/s on odometor...close to new looking...only problem is a leaking fuel petcock...rivited together so i cant fix...will figure something out...great site you have...i am in manitoba canada and waiting for the snow to go then start riding..

PetePat said...

Bought a 1983 Honda Urban Express with 4100 miles on it. Still feels solid as hell. Detroit, Mi.

Alan said...

1982 Honda Express NC50. Bought it for $50 in 1995 and rode it a bunch over the next few years. Parked it until this week and now trying to get it running again. Thanks for you great website!

Unknown said...

I need some advice--I have a 1982 Express that just seems to run out of fuel after running for two minutes. Starts right up on one kick, idles fine, accelerates ok, and then loses power and stalls. Will restart after a couple minute. Carb has been cleaned, new fuel line installed and petcock is clean. Any help?

DougInKY said...

I just bought a Honda Express NC50 this afternoon from a friend. The bike was running as recently as last week but friend dropped head this morning and broke one of the rings. I will be adding a 70cc head and piston and such other things to bring the bike up to where it will pull me uphill without loosing so much speed (compression was way low at 70 pounds, why he had the head off in the first place). This site looks to be pretty good for information. Thanks

John said...

I just bought a 1982 Honda Urban Express. I targeted one after having a 1964 Honda Cub, but had title and street legal issues. Every Express that popped up on Chicago Craigslist was gone immediately, so I eventually expanded the search to Wisconsin. I found one in good condition other than tweaked front forks and some weird issues with the turn signals - only one side flashing. Part of my reason for buying was this website and the valuable information it provides.

thedavener said...

In Iowa and just purchased a 1979 NC 50 Express.Would like to find the plastic housing that covers carb. If anyone has a lead I would appreciate greatly. Thanks for this website !

Marilyn Cannon said...

1982 Honda Express NC50. I bought it in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1984, and am now in California. It runs pretty well, but stalls after I've gone downhill and then want to go uphill, which is annoying. I just read that cleaning the muffler may help, so I will try that.

Alejandro said...

=AZ=- 1981 Honda Express NC50, Buenos Aires, Argentina

keith weinkauff said...

i gotta 77 nc50 not sure what model got it 4 $200 at an auction at first i thought maybe the motor was locked up then my uncle showed me how to start it i was amazed never seen anything like that took me a while 2 get it goin clean gas tank/cleaned out carb/and the exaust make sure u gotta good battery when u start it iblew out my headlight after about 6 seconds

Ricco Latte said...

I have a 1980 Honda Express that I bought for my daughter. It was running great until I removed the rear wheel to repair the spokes. When I was removing the wheel, I accidentally squeezed the rear brake/starter lever and I heard a spring uncoil. Is there a simple fix for this?

jfk said...

Ricco,

So... did your starter spring break? Can you use the foot-pedal to crank and then release (using break handle) to start the moped?

-=JFK=-

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