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Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by tross5592 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:39 pm

So I'm not a big scooter guru, but I have a Honda Motocompo scooter. It needs a little TLC, but it does run, I still ride it around the pits at the races sometimes. I also have the title and manuals that came with it.

Does anybody know what it might be worth? I hear they are pretty rare. Might sell it for the right $$$.

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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by tortoise » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:17 pm

tross5592 wrote:Motocompo . . what it might be worth
ebay . . craigslist

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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by Florida Antique » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:35 pm

The real problem you will have selling that scooter is they were never imported to the US so they can't be titled or legally driven in most states. That makes it pretty useless to most would be buyers. You may find a collector interested in it because they have a pretty interesting story. I would think your best bet would be to advertise it on Ebay. Good luck with it!
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by tross5592 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:03 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I realize ebay or craigslist are probably my best bets. I just don't want to let it go for too low of an amount. Guess I could always start high and go lower!

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Post by Johnniespeed » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:03 pm

They are not as rare as you may think, we have four of them. Yes Honda didn't bring them to USA but many other people brought them home when they returned from visiting Japan.
Japan Ebay has plenty of parts except batteries, they are easily fabricated by taping two 3v exit sign batteries together. The decals, seats, carbs, turn signals, horns, are all available new.
The bad news is the top speed is too low for regular scooter use, they barely exceed 25 mph, they do make great pit bikes, but the handling is very poor.
The broken plastic on yours can easily be purchased used.
Now if you had the Honda City car for Japanese Domestic Market ( JDM) along with the Motocompo that fits into the pocket in the trunk, that combo would bring good money.
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Post by Johnniespeed » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:07 pm

There are supposed to be folding mirrors on both handlebars, they are black and will tuck inside the plastic, when everything is collapsed into transport mode.
Interestingly the decals use the English language even though they were intended for Japan.
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by donny » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:15 pm

I believe they came as a unique accessory that was designed to fit into a Honda Accord trunk or another Honda model of car? I did see a few years ago a picture of a whole lot of those scooters in the case stacked up still in a warehouse in the US somewhere, and was selling them. So I think there may be more out there for sale than you think. Anyways they are neat 8-) Great pit bike.
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by Johnniespeed » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:23 pm

The car was a Japanese domestic market car called the Honda City it has pocket in the trunk that matches the MotoCompo shape.
Niether the car or scooter was imported by Honda to USA, however individuals have imported both.
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by Johnniespeed » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:48 am

I dont know who hacked my account, but that second paragraph in the last posting was not written by me.
Could the moderator please look into who wrote that ??
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by Dan Durston » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:28 am

Johnnie: Did you get this figured out? I don't see the content you're referring to now. Perhaps you were able to edit the post?
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by Johnniespeed » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:55 am

The line that someone added to my post is now gone.
Somebody hacked in, added a line similar to a response , then later the line was deleted.
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by Dan Durston » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:22 pm

Okay. Hopefully it was a 1 time thing.
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by pecx » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:38 pm

I'm in the market for one. Do you have the number figure out?

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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by Johnniespeed » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:32 pm

Here is the red one, I took this to DudeDate and Fiddy Friday this year.
I hope pecx can buy tross5593 Motocompo
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Re: Honda Motocompo Scooter (Help?!)

Post by donny » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:31 pm

I had seen a picture a few years ago on a total Ruckus site of a warehouse with a stack of those scooters, still in the case. Cannot remember where the picture was from, I think southern US. Unsure if they went up for sale. That would flood the market with them?
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