Page 87. 1973 Honda ST70 Dax Monkey Bike Minibike 90cc SOLD

1973 Honda ST70 Dax Monkey Bike 90cc Uprated Engine

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A good condition Honda ST70.

It starts easily and runs well.

It will have a new MOT on sale.

DVLA registered, with V5C document. Registration SCW 219L

The engine has been uprated to 90cc.


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The ST70 Mighty Dax was only made for the American market. Some British enthusiasts de-restricted the ST70 engine and uprated the engine. The job on this one has been done well. It’s noticeably faster than usual, and ideal for nipping through London traffic, which is why my friend Ian bought it in the first place.

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He actually bought it from me, two or three years ago, to keep on his boat. But as he is now off to New Zealand, I’m helping him sell his motorcycles. You’ll see his Honda 750 chop is on this website too; in fact the ST70 looks rather odd next to the large chopper, as you can see in one of the photos further down the page.

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It starts easily, runs well, and he’ll MOT it next week ready for its new owner.

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BRIEF HISTORY of the HONDA ST70

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Honda launched the first ‘ST70Z General Export’ in 1969. The detachable front fork was known as the Dax, a name related to the Daschund because of the stretched shape of the ST70’s frame.

The ST70Z model was equiped with a 70cc semi-automatic single overhead camshaft horizontal four stroke engine, as fitted to the Honda C70 cub. It came in three colors: candy ruby red, candy sapphire blue and candy Gold. You could also get a sportier model in candy special yellow.

The Dax, introduced in 1970, was made for the European market. It was officially known as the K1 and, as well as the ST70 version there was a smaller capacity ST50. In 1972, the K1 was replaced by the K2, which was essentially the same except for upswept exhaust, and a governed flywheel, smaller carburetor, smaller intake and milder cam to restrict the speed to 28mph.

Honda also marketed an ST90 Mighty Dax in the USA, though production of this model ceased after three years. The ST70 was redesigned in 1978, from which time it was known as the K3.

Producing 5.2bhp @ 9000rpm, this machine, weighing in at just 66kg, had acceleration that could catch out the unwary rider, especially when pushing the gear lever down while holding open the revs – easy to do with an automatic clutch. Assuming the rider was not ejected backwards, they might get it up to its top speed of 47mph. The ST70 has now achieved cult status, and the bike can command high resale values.

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YES. They are all completely

DAXANIZED.

It’s the seventy’s real-deal

Miniature size bike with

maximum performance!

Honda gives you the max

in joy with the lowest petrol

consumption of the universe.

Though I look like a tart on

this RED DAX, the girls are

swarming around me like

fly! They are DAXANIZED!

You don’t need fancy looks.

Don’t need a heavy car!

Just try the DAX ST70 and

you know what you’ve missed

for all these years. Get

DAXANIZED!!!!!!!

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[Brochure pics from the Honda ST70 Owners Club website – http://www.st70.net%5D

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The air filter is present, though we forgot to put it on for these photos (below).

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BIDDING

OWNER: Ian

LOCATION: HARROW, MIDDLESEX, United Kingdom

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DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

Great Britain delivery is ONLY £40 for this motorcycle to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).

THIS BARGAIN PRICE DELIVERY IS ON A PART-LOAD BASIS.

(Collection when they’re in area to be collected; delivery when in yours).

If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.

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Ireland & N. Ireland – I’ll recommend some companies, but you’ll have to organize it yourself.

Europe – delivery is probably around €400 to Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. I can recommend two companies.

North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc – I’ll organize all the crating and shipping for you.

PAYMENT: Paypal is okay for cheap items; otherwise deposit only on paypal please.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS:

You must communicate with me before the end of the auction to discuss payment and shipping options.

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AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience.

I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…

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VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts

– but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

Two-strokes invariably need basic servicing before starting them, if they’ve been left to stand for more than 3 weeks or so.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT BID.

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