Monday, April 1, 2013

hashi yasume...a side dish served between the main courses...

our neighbor K said he got this lil dax and it was running until just few hours ago but now it won't start. shinya just couldn't ignore it.


"oh, what did you do?" very excited K asked. "oh, nothing..." said shinya. no, he's not shy. he was just too lazy to explain.



emil said...

from Wikipedia, 2013:

"The Honda ST-series minibikes are known as the Dax in Europe, the Trail 70 in Canada and the USA, and the Dachshund in Japan.
The ST70 was exported to Canada and the USA as the CT70. This is an exception to Honda's usual practice of prefix letters indicating the bike family, followed by engine size. The CT70 is mechanically unrelated to other CT-series bikes such as the CT50 Motra, and the CT50, CT90 & CT110 Trail Cubs. The ST90 was sold in the USA as the Trailsport, and was not given a CT designation.
The ST50, ST70, and CT70 were introduced in August 1969 and produced through 1981. The larger ST90 was produced from 1972 through 1974. The ST50 was reissued in 1995, and produced through 2000.
The CT70 was also sold in the USA from 1981 through 1994 with a new serial number format: JH2Dxxxxxxxxxxxxx, rather than the CT70-xxxxxxx format used since 1969. These 'JH2D' bikes are not listed in Honda Japan's production figures above, and are perhaps licensed production.
A key feature of the ST-series is the pressed-steel "T-bone" frame that distinguishes it from Honda's other minibikes: the Z50 Monkey & Gorilla, the Ape, the CF50 & CF70, and the CY50 & CY80 Nautydax.
As a general description, the ST-series bikes have a bench-style saddle, small fat tires, and folding handle bars. They have an air-cooled 4-stroke engine with either a semi-automatic 3-speed transmission or a 4-speed manual gearbox. The ST90 uses larger 3.00-14 tires, compared to the 3.50-10 and 4.00-10 of the smaller bikes. For more detail about individual models, see the accompanying Infoboxes and the External Links section below.
Due to the diminutive wheel-size and limited speed, the ST-series bikes do not always qualify as road-legal vehicles, and were sold in some markets for off-road recreation only. Their licensing status varies with locale and time period during their nearly 40 years of existence."

Greetings from Stuttgart, Matthias

Hairy Larry said...

I'm guessing tight valves, and the timing a little retarded...?
That was about 80 percent of the 'tune-ups' we did at the shop I worked at once upon a time...

jam'zgarage said...

ハイハイハイハイ・・。 hondells新美です。
あっ、n美です。 写真を見た限りですと、ポイント調整でしょうか?

menacing ayu said...

Hairy Larry: BINGO!!

jam'zgarage: hondellsニイミ先生登場ですね!そして、さすが!