i finally got my mopeds back on the road and got to spend a day on Honda 50.
engine exterior cleaned, ignition side completely disassembled, removed enough from the transmission to get to the crank seal, clutch disassembled+cleaned+checked, all seals removed, bearings feel great.
needs more engine interior sludge removal, actually comes off with brake cleaner if ya let it marinate a bit. between the low mileage and complete lack of anything looking worn, I'm not splitting the center cases.
Lately, My magnum is killin' it and my other E50 "random cobbled together parts" is getting tuned and sorted. Not satisfied with losing my attention to other projects, my Magnum promptly started dumping gas from the gas tank holes i patched 7 years ago... soooo i gotta re-do those patches before i get back to the Honda again.
Maybe this project will seriously get moving in year 3.