Urban Express 83 Wheel/Forks/Shocks Upgrade Help

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I just purchased an 1983 Honda Urban Express Deluxe which I plan on doing some mods on. I am only moderately skilled, but I’m pretty smart and don’t mind taking on a project. The bike is in pretty good shape and runs well. Because it’s such an old bike there isn’t a ton of info on the web about it so I was hoping some people here could help me with lots of questions.

First, I would like to put on some bigger/wider tires (front and back) and some new front forks/shocks. In both cases I would like something a bit beefier and more aggressive looking.

As far as the front forks/shocks go I have no idea what would be compatible or where to start.

The tires in the front are 16” x 2.25” and the rear are 14” x 2.75”. I think I want to go 16” front and back and maybe twice as wide. Is this doable?

I’ve heard that the hub on the back is specific to this bike so I would have to lace a rim to it.

Has anyone done any of these upgrades on an Urban Express? Any help would be appreciated.

Also, I will do a 70cc bore kit and new exhaust. There seems to be much info on the web for these, but I’m sure I’ll be asking here as well.

Thanks,

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