Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Honda NC50 Express Owner's Manual | Official Owner's Manual 1978 UK Model


1978 Honda NC50 Express Owner's Manual Official

Here is the official 1978 Honda NC50 express owner's manual (UK Model)! I can't believe it has taken me this long to find it. This is different from the Honda express shop manual that can be found on this website as well. Here is a few small excerpts from the document:

This booklet is your guide to the basic operation and maintenance of your new motorcycle.

Please take the time to read the Owner's Manual carefully. As with any fine machine, proper care and maintenance are essential for trouble-free operation and optimum performance.

Your authorized Honda dealer will be glad to provide further information or assistance and is fully equipped to handle your future service needs.

Thank you for selecting a Honda. We wish you many miles of continued riding pleasure in the years ahead.
PRE-RIDING INSPECTION:

At the start of each riding day, perform a general inspection to be certain the motorcycle is in good, safe operating condition.


Gasoline Level - Check gasoline level and fill tank if low.
Capacity: 2 liters (0.53 U.S. gal., 0.44 Imp. gal.)

NOTE:

* Use low-lead or regular gasoline with a Research Octane number of 91 or higher, or a Pump Octane number of 86 or higher.
For Australia and New Zealand models; Use unleaded gasoline only. The use of leaded gasoline will cause spark plug fouling.

8 noped comments:

Dan said...

Great site! A terrific resource - I'm going through more and more of it, because I just picked up an '80 Express today. Oh, and it's a scooter, not a moped - mopeds have pedals... :-) Keep up the good work!!!

Germán Osuna said...

JFK... thank to share this manual! i´m from Argentina and have one of this great motorcycle!
I hope this help me to restore to new my dear Express...

Only a question... Anyone knows the pait code for the original "Skyblue" colour?

Thanks again and sorry for my "english"

jfk said...

Sorry, don't know... perhaps someone else does and they will post the answer.

jfk said...

Dan, thanks for the post. In response to your comment about NOT A MOPED... please read previous post:

http://www.hondaexpressmoped.com/2009/10/honda-express-scooter-or-moped-1978-nc.html

Technically it would be a honda express NOPED instead of scooter.

idyl images and words said...

Do you know where I can find an in-line fuel-shut off valve for my 1981 express? I can't find anything smaller than 1/4" and I think these bikes are 1/8" or so. None of the regular sites have the right size. Any suggestions (besides getting the carb to stop dumping fuel!)?

thanks,
chris

steelgtr said...

1982 Express SR (NX 50) info?

thx

bob

John Heath McClure said...

For Christmas 1980 I got a Honda Express II from the folks. It was orange, and funky, and pretty darn fun. My friends nicknamed it "Flash" and I put a lot of miles on it for the 4 years I rode it.

If you put a new air filter on it, and aired up the tires, it would hit 32 mph. But usually it could not get past 28 mph. I seem to recall that the mileage was around 90 miles per gallon, but I'm not sure of that. Almost all of my riding was on dirt roads and I must have crashed it weekly, once went over the handle bars when I hit a deep pothole and Flash landed on top of me. But it always started right back up.

This is a cool site, makes me wish I still had Flash.

jfk said...

John, geez... that makes me sad. :( Makes me wish you had Flash again too. You know... we're all kids at heart. Maybe there is anothe Flash out there? Craigslist, craigslist, craigslist... check it out and get "Flash II". Either way, cool story. I am humbled by your comments. Thank you.

- JFK

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