I know this is a moped forum, and generally scooters aren't liked on this site. I do own a moped AND a scooter, although I'm more on the moped side. :o)
I just thought I'd give it a shot here, since a lot of you guys are very resourceful and definitely the best on the internet. Just figured one of you might know something.
I have recently accquired a 84 Honda Aero 125 scooter. It's a really nice scooter, but needs some work.
Do you know where I can get a reasonably priced manual? Parts? Is there an Aero 125 guru somewhere on this site? If so, PLEASE contact me. I would be very grateful for any piece of useful information on this scooter-
Like for instance: Starting procedure- what switches has to be on? Does it have to be in neutral, etc?
Where is the VIN usually located on these? (I checked the neck of the scooter where VINS usually are- and there isn't one. I also checked all over, and couldn't find one)
Where is the best place to find cheap parts for it? What should I look out for? What usually breaks on that scooter? Its weak points? Strong points? Internet resources?
Is it possible to get it registered as a 50cc scooter despite the fact it's a 125 cc? (I only have a bill of sale and an old registration that is un-readable.)
There is an oil pump. Suppose I wanted to bypass that. Would the oil/gas mixture still be 50:1? (This is 125 cc)
There are conflicting reports on what the engine is- some of them say it's a 2-stroke engine. Some of them say it's a 4-stroke. Which is right? Looks like a 2 stroke to me, but I may be wrong.
I have done a search, and there isn't that much out there about them. I do know they were only made for one year, in 1984. And that the Aero 125 was sold in the USA, while other places in the world, they were being sold as a Honda Lead 125. (Same scooter, different color) I know that there was a problem with emissions, so Honda decided to abandon selling any more of them in the USA.
I also know that despite the fact that they are very rare due to the above reason, there are actually a lot of them in barns and garages, all forgotten about.
But, that's pretty much all the information websites on the internet had to offer.
In advance, thank you for your time and response. :o)