Honda NC50 Express

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Honda NC50
Manufacturer
Also called Express
Production 77-83
Class Scooter
Engine
50cc
Spark Plug NGK BP4HS '77 , '78-79 , '80-81
NGK BPR4HS '83
Battery YUASA 6N2A-2C-3 '77
YUASA 6N2-2A '78-79
YUASA 6N4-2A-8 '80-81 , '83
Final Drive Belt
Front Tire '77 , '78-79 , '80-81 , '83
Rear Tire '77 , '78-79 , '80-81 , '83
Weight
Manuals Service Manual


The Honda NC50 is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1977 to 1983.

This is a 49cc Moped which was manufactured from 1977 until 1982, it featured an air cooled 2-stroke engine. The versions from 1977 until 1980 had a manual choke, point's ignition and a spring starter. Versions from 1980 onwards included a kick starter, CDI ignition and automatic choke as well as an improved compression ratio. All versions include an automatic one speed transmission with a centrifugal clutch, double suspension and forced lubrication (does not run on mix).

Honda NC-50 Restoration[edit]

Today many moped hobbyists have express'es because they are very reliable. They run numerous forums and websites on which you can find shop manuals and repair tricks.


1977[edit]

1977 Honda NC50
1977 Honda NC50


1977 Honda NC50'77 Express

  • Available three colors: Parakeet Yellow, Pal Green, and Mars Orange.
  • It had a solid black solo seat.
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
  • It also had a manual choke.
  • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder.
  • The engine was lubricated by oil injection.
  • Transmission: one speed.
  • Serial number began: NC50-1139281.
  • Spark Plug: NGK BP4HS


1978[edit]

1978 Honda NC50


1978 Honda NC50'78 Express

  • Available three colors: Parakeet Yellow, Pal Green, and Mars Orange.
  • It had a two-tone tan and white solo seat.
  • The downtube featured a logo change with the name "EXPRESS"
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
  • It also had a manual choke.
  • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
  • The engine was lubricated by oil injection.
  • Transmission: only one speed
  • Serial number began NC50-2000013.
  • Spark Plug: NGK BP4HS

1979[edit]

1979 Honda NC50
1979 Honda NC50 in Orange
1979 Honda NC50 in Orange


1979 Honda NC50'79 Express

  • Available three colors: Parakeet Yellow, Pal Green, and Shiny Orange (which replaced the Mars Orange)
  • It had a two-tone black and white solo seat
  • The downtube featured a logo change again with the name "EXPRESS"
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points
  • It also had a manual choke
  • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
  • The engine was lubricated by oil injection
  • Transmission: only one speed
  • Serial number began: NC50-2100001.
  • Spark Plug: NGK BP4HS

1980[edit]

1980 Honda NC50


1980 Honda NC50'80 Express

  • This year the Shiny Orange color was dropped
  • Available three colors: Parakeet Yellow, Pale Green, and Angel Blue
  • It had a two-tone black and white solo seat
  • The downtube featured a logo change again with the name "EXPRESS"
  • New this year were turn signals
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points
  • It also had a manual choke
  • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
  • The engine was lubricated by oil injection
  • Transmission: only one speed
  • Serial number began: NC50-2200005.
  • Spark Plug: NGK BP4HS

1981[edit]

1981 Honda NC50


1981 Honda NC50'81 Express

  • Available colors: Monza Red; and Angel Blue
  • It still had a two-tone black and white solo seat
  • The downtube featured another logo change with the name "EXPRESS"
  • It still had turn signals
  • The wind-up spring starting system was replaced with a direct kick starter
  • The breaker points ignition was replaced by a CD ignition
  • The manual choke was replaced by an automatic choke
  • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
  • The engine was lubricated by oil injection
  • Transmission: only one speed
  • Serial number began: JH2AB0807BS400008.
  • Spark Plug: NGK BP4HS

1981 Honda Motorcycle Full-Line Brochure

1982[edit]

1982 Honda NC50


1982 Honda NC50'82 (NC50I'82 in Iowa) Express

  • Available colors: Sober Blue Metallic and Special Silver Metallic
  • The seat was a two-tone black and white solo seat, but it was much larger
  • The front rack above the headlight was standard equipment
  • The downtube featured another logo change with the name "EXPRESS"
  • It still had turn signals
  • Starter: direct kick starter
  • Ignition: CD
  • Choke: automatic
  • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
  • The engine was lubricated by oil injection
  • Transmission: two speeds
  • Iowa serial number began: JH2AB1018CS000017
  • 49-state United States models began: JH2AB1006CS000007.
  • Spark Plug: NGK BPR4HS

1983[edit]

1983 Honda NC50
1983 Honda NC50 Express in Blue
1983 Honda NC50 Express in Blue
1983 Honda NC50 Express in Blue
1983 Honda NC50 Express in Blue
1983 Honda NC50 Express in Blue


1983 Honda Express

  • Model ID: NC50'83 (NC50I'83 in Iowa)
  • Available colors: Indigo Blue Metallic and Special Silver Metallic
  • A red "HONDA" logo was added to the side covers
  • The down-tube had an "EXPRESS" logo and stripes
  • Engine: Economical, 49cc, two-stroke with automatic oil injection system
  • Transmission: Two-speed automatic
  • Starter: Easy-to-use kick starter
  • Brakes: Front and rear brakes
  • Electrical: Turn signals
  • Wheelbase: 1057mm (41.6 in.)
  • Seat height: 739mm (29.1 in.)
  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 liter (1.2 gal.)
  • Dry weight: 50 kg (110.3 lb)
  • Iowa serial number began: JH2AB101XDS101142
  • 49-state United States models began: JH2AB100XDS100001
  • Spark Plug: NGK BPR4HS

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