No Reserve: 1971 Honda SL70
- Chassis: SL701003882
- 750 Miles Shown, TMU
- Over-Bored 72cc SOHC Four-Stroke Single
- Four-Speed Transmission
- Red Paint w/White Accents
- 16" & 14" Wire-Spoke Wheels
- Black Vinyl Solo Seat
- Street Lighting
- Black-Finished Upswept Exhaust
- Drum Brakes
- Side Stand
- Honda Accessory Luggage Rack
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This 1971 Honda SL70 is said to have been stored for approximately four decades prior to the seller’s acquisition in 2021. The bike is finished in red over a silver frame and powered by an over-bored 72cc four-stroke single paired with a four-speed transmission. Equipment includes front and rear lighting, a side stand, a kickstarter, a black vinyl solo seat, a Honda accessory luggage rack, and an upswept exhaust system. Work carried out during current ownership is said to have consisted of machining the cylinder, resealing the fork, repainting various body and chassis components, acid-treating and coating the inside of the fuel tank as well as replacing the tires, carburetor, battery, drive chain, air filter, and spark plug. This SL70 is now offered at no reserve with an owner’s manual and a clean Virginia title in the seller’s name.
The 1.3-gallon fuel tank is finished in red with white accent stripes and is said to have been acid-treated and internally coated during current ownership, and fitted with a replacement filler cap. Details include a silver-finished twin-cradle frame, a black vinyl solo seat, street lighting, a side stand, and a chrome Honda accessory luggage rack. According to the seller, the front fender was repaired, while the side covers and the underside of the seat have been repainted. Touch-up paint was reportedly applied on the frame, triple tree, swing arm, side stand, and engine covers. The seller notes blemishes on the tank and a tear on the vinyl seat cover, close-up photos of which are presented in the gallery.
Wire-spoke wheels measuring 16″ up front and 14″ out back were reportedly mounted with Kenda dual-sport tires and replacement tubes in 2022. Suspension consists of twin shocks mounted to the swingarm as well as a conventional front fork, which is said to have been resealed during current ownership. Braking is supplied by mechanically-actuated drums at both ends.
The cross-braced chrome handlebar features rubber-tipped aluminum levers and dual side mirrors. Instrumentation consists of a Nippon Seiki 60-mph speedometer with an inset high-beam indicator and a four-digit odometer showing just under 750 miles. Total mileage is unknown. The seller states that he lubricated the control cables.
The over-bored 72cc SOHC four-stroke single is equipped with a replacement carburetor and has reportedly undergone a rebuild in 2022, which consisted of boring the cylinder to accommodate a 0.5mm-over piston as well as replacing the wrist pin, piston rings, and gaskets. A sealed battery, spark plug, air filter, clutch cover gasket, and kickstarter seal were fitted, the exhaust system was refinished, and the valves were adjusted, according to the seller. A dent is located on the muffler.
Power is sent to the rear wheel through a four-speed transmission and a replacement drive chain.
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