Friday, March 25, 2011

Honda NC 50-ll RoadPal | Miniature Express Toy Model Moped | Rare For Sale

Nope!... The Honda Express NC50-II Roadpal moped model kit is for real. You can buy this fun miniature version of your favorite noped scooter on Ebay Australia (Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia) for $39 AU (+shipping worldwide). Here is some information on it:

  • 1/12 Scale Motor Bike Series
  • Molded in Color
  • Accurate Model Profile
  • Free Moving Wheels
  • Real Rubber Tires
  • Fine Plated Parts
  • Authentic Scale Decals
  • Easy To Assemble-Fire To Display
  • Length: 124 mm (5 inches)
  • Width: 63 mm (2.5 inches)
  • Height: 102 mm (4 inches)
  • Made In Japan by Imai
You can also checkout all the other honda scooter models (including die-cast models) at Consolidated Motor Spares B.V., Netherlands: CLICK HERE

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Moped LEDs Lights | Headlight | 6V/12V Super Bright LEDs for Noped Scooter

So, I've been thinking... Could I replace my current honda express moped headlight bulb with a SUPER BRIGHT LED blub? Well, we will find out. I recently ordered a

9 LED #68-x9 with 1157 base

from The measurements of the #68-9x bulb are detailed on the the following scooter LED specification image from the website: 

But that's a 12 volt LED bulb? Yes, that's right. Recently I "kitted" (ie. I replaced the cylinder and piston head in the motor) my NC50 moped and have been blowing out my honda 6v bulbs. My moped performance tuning caused me to go from a 49cc engine to a 70cc with no carburetor change.

You can only use one of these LED headlight bulbs if you have purchased a converted Honda express headlight.

Several forum posts from other moped owners have suggested converting entirely to a 12 volt electrical system, or... just swap the bulbs out with 12 volt ones. Personally, I have experienced problems starting my moped after having blown out the headlight. It will start, but not without LOTS of trying (and feeling like an idiot in the process).

So, all-in-all I am going to try replacing the standard honda express moped 6V 18/18W (fyi... 18/18W notation is for LOW/HIGH beam values of wattage). I'm going to try the "Cool White" led bulb with the following values:

Part NO: 68-W9
Emitting Color: Cool White
Operating Voltage Range Unit: VDC: 9~14.8
Current Draw @ 12 Volts Unit: mA: 13/44
Single LED Luminous Intensity Unit: mcd: 6300
Dominant Wavelength / CCT* UNIT: nm: 8500
Beam Pattern Unit: degrees: 15/100
Price Each Unit: USD: $4.99 (+shipping)

I don't know a lot about electricity, voltage, watts, amperage, etc... but it's worth playing around with. You have to pay attention when ordering... the moped light LED bulb needs to have a #1157 BASE. This allows you the ability for HIGH/LOW settings when using the bulb. I did order a 67-x15 with 1156 base (12v) for my tail light.

I plan to report back my findings. If you're smarter than me when it comes to electricity... you can purchase your own Honda express bulbs and parts here:  

Friday, March 18, 2011

Honda Express Moped Tires | 2.25-14 | 14" x 2.24" | Scooter Tires for Sale Online


Is your honda express moped ready? How about those tires your going to be putting endless miles on? When the rubber meets the road, you're going to need some new honda tires. Most likely your express tires are bald or even cracked. This can prove to be dangerous, unsightly, and even decrease your honda nc50 top speed. You need traction... and well... something to spruce up the old ped.

Look no further. Stop endlessly searching on or You can't buy this tire at any old bike shop. The 1978 honda express moped takes one-size: 14" x 2.24". Where can I get them already? Geeze... I'll tell you:

Kenda 14" x 2.25" Tire
Moped Brand: Universal, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki
Price: $21.10 per tire (+shipping)


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