New Newport
September 26, 2011, 6:45 pm
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So the new bike is a Newport, a 78 Newport L to be exact. I know, not too exciting, but I only bought it because it is just about perfect. And black. Here it is:

I got it, a cover, a sweet 80s bubble helmet, full puch service manual, 1981 puch sales literature, grocery baskets, the original manual, and keys for the fork lock.

It was stored indoors, and was sold new just down the street from my house. The carb was filthy, but a quick cleaning and it was ready(ish) to go. A test ride found the carb was still clogged and not letting fuel into the bowl, so I swapped the body and boom, done. That and I had to patch the tube. The photos show how I got the bike, I’ve done zero cleaning and its still super sharp. I’m pretty excited about riding this one around stock for a bit.


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That is so clean! I want that clutch cover so bad!

Comment by coastalcycles

so clean. Whoa. start the project off with some serious frame mods? haha

Comment by Chad

dang super jelly right now

Comment by gotspark

Hi, Love the bike! If you wanted to sell the fork lock and keys & the folding basket set on the back, please let me know. Thanks, Tom

Comment by Tom R.

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