Honda Z50 Sitting in the Woods for 20 Years, Can We Resurrect It?

13 jan 2021
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We bring a classic Honda Z50 mini bike back from the brink! We found and bought 8 Honda Z50s that had been sitting in the woods for 20 years- so far we’ve made there of them run, and in today’s video, we’re working on the fourth. The wheels, seats, fuel tanks, and engine components are so badly deteriorated that out of five remaining parts bikes, we struggled to build one more complete mini bike. We chose to work on the silver tag Z50, which was originally orange but has faded to silver over the years in the sun. A guy from the DMV comes by and helps us get the ball rolling on getting titles for these little motorcycles so we can ride them on the road!
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  • Tanksealant is interesting stuff. Might have to try and find some here.

    MeifestoMeifesto4 timmar sedan
  • You guys should seek out a Honda SL70 and do one of your restos on it....always waned one of those when I was a kid...

    John BarbarichJohn Barbarich21 timme sedan
  • 1978 Honda Z50 Mini Trail 50

    MudBogg ModsMudBogg Mods21 timme sedan
    • make this pop so they can see it

      MudBogg ModsMudBogg Mods21 timme sedan
  • Holy crap. About a new phone and they must have wiped all of my SEworld subscriptions . I missed you guys, and Isaac went from naked face to hair face. Don't get me wrong I have been growing my beard for the last 4 years and I am below nipple level

    Bob DaileyBob DaileyDag sedan
  • Soaking the tank in vinegar for few days will take all the rust away. With that one probably need a 3-5 gallon bucket filled with vinegar

    Nathan LovernNathan LovernDag sedan
  • The decal looks like the one my neighbor had when I was a kid, it was brown not orange and it was a 1975 to 77, I actually had a 1977 xr75. I always thought all Z-50’s had rear suspension, the older QA-50’s didn’t have rear suspension. I grew up with these bikes, the Honda ST-90 the CT-70’s. A friend had a 1975 XR-75 they were still grey and had a 4 speed transmission. Brings back some good memories.

    Charles PriceCharles Price2 dagar sedan
  • Kreem tank sealer works the best.

    Murdernikl69Murdernikl692 dagar sedan
  • I have a 2 setting go cart frame and a engine but the engine has no carburetor and I was wondering if y’all want it

    James _madnessJames _madness2 dagar sedan
  • I enjoy you guys restoring antique vehicles

    Slim Jim SanjiSlim Jim Sanji2 dagar sedan
  • your advertising is working. Someone just asked me where to get parts for a gocart, and if not for the Ducarti and my newfound interest in this channel I'd have never been able to tell them where to go. So keep it up!

    Bob AdamBob Adam2 dagar sedan
  • I finished my go cart and just took it for a drive. I posted it and would like some feedback. You know i got the cars and camera stickers on it too

    Dan HesslerDan Hessler2 dagar sedan
  • What if it comes back stolen and nobody claims it do you get to keep it or do they sill take it???

    Matt WoomerMatt Woomer2 dagar sedan
  • Hey guys!! Great channel and I’ve learned a lot about predator engines... which is why I’m reaching out to y’all. So I have a db30 minibike that I just put a predator 212 on it, rode for a week stock and did just fine, gotta knock off mikuni from go power sports last week, I put it on yday and it would crank but stall out due to the governor not being connected “I think”, so I decided I would take the motor apart and actually remove the gov and oil sensor. So I opened it up took out the parts and all went well EXCEPT the smaller gear on the right fell out with the front push rod, I put the rod back in and lined the dots up on the gears and put everything back in place. Resealed the motor, put oil in it and reconnected the gas. Well now it won’t crank to save my life!! I’m getting spark and getting fuel to carb but for some reason it still won’t crank, I’ve adjusted the fuel screw in and out on bottom of mikuni carb and it makes no difference :/ I was mainly wondering what the issue might could be and if something messed up wen the gear and rod fell out, cuz I just put it back in place. Was I supposed to make sure the rod went in a certain way maybe?? Idk wats going on or wat I need to adjust to make it run again and was hoping U guys might have some info about what it might be. I’ve asked everyone I know but no one has any knowledge on small engines and I’m learning as I go lol please please get back to me if u don’t mind via email - I can send u my number if talking in person would be easier lol but I’m thinking I need to adjust the valves or something with the push rods but really need some help on this cuz my kid is ready to ride! But keep up the good work and keep that information coming. Imma keep researching in the mean time. Love u guys and I’m sure “it’ll be fine!” Lol

    Bryan McdonoughBryan Mcdonough2 dagar sedan
  • What is the puddy you guys used?

    Dragon RiderDragon Rider3 dagar sedan
  • Honda DAX?

    Bas BlasterXPBas BlasterXP3 dagar sedan
  • why don’t y’all use briggs and stratton like you use tilton and predator. i think b&s is a really reliable brand. let me know what you think!!! i’m a big fan. been here since 2016! also my favorite build is the ducarti and the rat rod wagon.

    suspicious delicioussuspicious delicious3 dagar sedan
  • Nice

    Mike JeffersMike Jeffers3 dagar sedan
  • I mean I guess that’s one way to use a milling machine

    my back HURTSmy back HURTS3 dagar sedan
  • Vin number this, vin number that, I can’t take it anymore!!!!!!! It’s just vin.

    Tumbledown 30Tumbledown 303 dagar sedan
  • What happend to the trophy buggy thingy you guys were working on

    Renee DouglasRenee Douglas3 dagar sedan
  • James bond 😂😂😂

    Melvin The mechanicMelvin The mechanic3 dagar sedan
  • Now that you have that plasma table, you should really try to make a cart just to handle the power of the 900cc Ducati engine. Suspension, traction, and disposable tires!

    Cory GilbertCory Gilbert3 dagar sedan
  • Gas and Marvels Mystery oil will clean the rust crap out of the tank

    mrmadmike427mrmadmike4273 dagar sedan
  • Holy moley tanks . Why would you want to put them on the road . It might be fun but a opposing car on a road would blow you all over. BE SAFE

    Joe GuilfoyleJoe Guilfoyle4 dagar sedan
  • So how long does the bond last After u do this is it possible to sell it ?

    Philip BoismierPhilip Boismier4 dagar sedan
  • CarsandCameras could you try looking for a 1983-84 Honda QR50 Mini Moto & get it running they are pretty small bikes. I used to have 2 of them

    RustbrosFanRustbrosFan4 dagar sedan
  • Sounds like the state makes out like bandits.

    Mac ClarkMac Clark4 dagar sedan
  • I watched a video on junk yard digs he was buying a three waller and there was some 50s like yall have the looked good

    Jestin GravelyJestin Gravely4 dagar sedan
  • So how long do you have to carry the bond ? Like how long do they give for someone to say hey that’s mine

    7thsign The Northcoast17thsign The Northcoast14 dagar sedan
  • I SEEN A Z50 IN LIKE MINT CONDITION ONCE AND DIDNT BUY IT! WAS 2100$ and I was like wtf nah, now I know I should have probably bought it. It didn't run, but there was no rust. It was blue and still kinda shiny. Looked nice...

    ghost- carnageghost- carnage4 dagar sedan
  • I was like (14?) back when the Honda 70 Mini Trail Came Out... I Don't Remember EVER Killing One ?? Back then, the only Weird thing about them, Was The Auto 3 Speed (NO Clutch) Shifting.... Lots Of FUN Go Any-Where Little Trailblazer... I Enjoy Watching This U-Tube Channel.... You'v Always Got, Fun Cool Projects Goin On ..... : )

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  • You should road trip z50s

    lukas boyerlukas boyer4 dagar sedan
  • Been wanting to ask for a while but what is under that plywood floor? It looks really flat so is it directly on concrete and if it is, why cover that floor? I’m just curious I guess.

    A.S. C.A.S. C.5 dagar sedan
  • Shaking the old gas tanks was like trying to get the last penny out of your piggy bank lol

    The Only Static FocusThe Only Static Focus5 dagar sedan
  • Just listening to you guys talking about the stuff you know about these old bikes, makes me wonder how'd you guys gather all this info?

    Luis VelezLuis Velez5 dagar sedan
  • There's one of these on a big pull outside a motorcycle shop in my town been wanting to buy it get it down since I was a kid lmao looks in ok condition

    ghetto Santaghetto Santa5 dagar sedan
  • Can i have 212 cc Predator please

    Demetrius SandersDemetrius Sanders5 dagar sedan
  • Brilliant use of an old brake lathe!! I've turned some strange stuff including a flywheel, but never a rock tumbler gas tank cleaner. Genius!!

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    Bruce MeyersBruce Meyers5 dagar sedan
  • Send them to Travis Gisclair he will get you fixed up

    Bruce MeyersBruce Meyers5 dagar sedan
  • Silver tag bikes did not come with the title. Looks like you have a 1974 Z50AK5 The color was called candy topaz Orange.

    Leo KlineLeo Kline5 dagar sedan
  • What would happen if you welded 2 z50s together and made a 4 wheel, 2 engined go-kart type thing?

    Nathaniel MathiesNathaniel Mathies5 dagar sedan
  • Right on guys saved another 👍 nice burnout🖖.

    James GlennJames Glenn5 dagar sedan
  • When are we going to see a brand new Honda Monkey to compare to the old models?

    Nathaniel MathiesNathaniel Mathies5 dagar sedan
  • with the growth both of you guys have shown you should be making gas tanks . it would make an interesting video

    Marshall BroganMarshall Brogan5 dagar sedan
  • Isaac, how would you recommend fixing a fuel leak, on a PhatMoto bike? Both tanks on my bikes leak. The Rover, and the off road bikes have tank leaks. Oh, both bikes have (or had) bad 6202 bearings on the jackshafts. I converted one to a 5/8ths shaft, (6202-5/8ths bearings) and have the other one to fix. It will get the 15 MM splined shaft, for now. (I've got this one, and a spare. And, extra bearings at work, if I need them.) steve

    Steve SkousonSteve Skouson5 dagar sedan
    • @Isaac it'll be fine Yep, including that part that says "turn the tank over, and drain it."

      Steve SkousonSteve Skouson5 dagar sedan
    • Wash out the old tanks with degreaser let it dry thoroughly. Use the por15 tank sealer like the directions say. Good luck

      Isaac it'll be fineIsaac it'll be fine5 dagar sedan
  • Cool Burnout to End 2020👌😁

    Tall BoyTall Boy5 dagar sedan
  • Z50 ak 3?

    Matt OlsenMatt Olsen5 dagar sedan
  • Nice pole dancing looked like things got a little heated 🤔🙄😁 Sounded good burning that tire off I love those little bikes I'd like to run across a good deal on a fixer upper Love the vids guys 🔥👍✌️

    Erric D Johnson 74Erric D Johnson 745 dagar sedan
  • The por 15 tank sealer is good👌sweet burn out

    Sweeney SweeneySweeney Sweeney5 dagar sedan
  • Does that lost title procedure work on cars with a lost title too?

    lildogman1lildogman15 dagar sedan
    • Yep. Only on classic cars that are not in the system. If they find a trace in the system you will have to find prievious owner for a title

      Isaac it'll be fineIsaac it'll be fine5 dagar sedan
  • nc is a nightmare to get titles...been there done that. even out of state classic cars is a nightmare...been there done that

    skinnytskinnyt5 dagar sedan
  • Cool stuff

    Philip CockramPhilip Cockram5 dagar sedan
  • It looks like someone shot the silver gas tank with a BB gun lmao 😂

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    Nathaniel LangstonNathaniel Langston5 dagar sedan
  • That's nice to have the process of getting a title for a vehicle that you purchased without one explained! If you look at the DMV website I think they intentionally make it seem like it's an impossible amount of work and never to try it!

    Nathaniel LangstonNathaniel Langston5 dagar sedan
    • It can be difficult

      Isaac it'll be fineIsaac it'll be fine5 dagar sedan
  • Por15 FTW!! I used the kit. Part #49229 runs around 45 bucks

    rustycablerustycable5 dagar sedan
  • Just ordered $200 in parts for my mini bike off Go Power Sports. I made sure to tell them Cars and Cameras sent me.

    Matthew GuayMatthew Guay5 dagar sedan
    • Thank you

      Isaac it'll be fineIsaac it'll be fine5 dagar sedan
  • When I worked as a tech at a BMW Triumph dealer, all we used was the POR-15. It's great stuff.

    Jeff EJeff E5 dagar sedan
  • Use acetone in the tanks it is very helpful and it does the work for you basically

    Random videos ManRandom videos Man5 dagar sedan
  • Your next challenge: Think Flight. Hot air balloon/helium...put that little guy on it and see how high he goes! Or better yet - experimental flying machine....

    G CG C5 dagar sedan
  • Love the burn out. Several years back, I was looking at a Trail 70 and Lifan (out of China) made tons of replacement parts for 50s, 70s and 90s; even complete engines. You could also buy a complete Trail 70 bike, with a bigger engine and electric start, for under $1K. You probably already know all that, but thought I’d pass it in to your viewers, if they are working on a similar project.

    BryanBryan5 dagar sedan
  • Honda z50ak4 came with shocks im pretty sure its the upgraded version if i remember the honda z50 monkey did not have shocks

  • 4:12....Tank full of Nutmeg!!

    Dre' The Cajun '81Dre' The Cajun '815 dagar sedan
  • You should get a Max 6x6 like whistlen diesel

    Matthew GarvenMatthew Garven6 dagar sedan
  • You two need to invest in some Red Kote tank liner. Super tough, ethanol protection, usually takes a day to dry. It can be applied over rust if you need it going in a hurry. Edit: looks like you're way ahead of me

    D-Ran YatertotsD-Ran Yatertots6 dagar sedan
  • So much rust in the tanks, they're pretty much just held together with paint... :P

    twocvbloketwocvbloke6 dagar sedan
  • Always enjoy

    Mark CrumblinMark Crumblin6 dagar sedan
  • That sucks that u have to fixing first cuz if it i stolen u lose your parts and labor cuz u don't have bond

    Justin DeckardJustin Deckard6 dagar sedan
  • Black tags mean stock standard, silver tags are the stock bike with customised options. . . . . . . Honda still does the same thing to this day on all their models. . . . . . . I have 2 CBR600RR's 1 is standard & has a black tag. . . . . . The other has every factory option available & has a pressed silver tag. . . . . The Tag alone is worth more then the entire bike. . . lucky you !

  • A silver tag was supposedly put on z50s that were made very early on in the year

    TrevorTrevor6 dagar sedan
  • It can not be a 69 cause 69 did not come with rear shocks, 70 was first year shocks were introduced on them. And I could not find orange as a option yellow and gold there was a red and blue but no orange. So someone painted it that color. But there are silver tag 69 models. That is what the internet has said but we all know that the interwebs can be wrong.

    Beast from the eastBeast from the east6 dagar sedan
  • My cousin had an orange z50.. dont know much about it though.. My step brother had a trail 70 and I had an xr80.. These bikes bring back some fun memories, lol

    Rookie LockRookie Lock6 dagar sedan
  • A great thing for freeing up seized small stuff is soak it in paraffin oil over night. Chains, Valves/Heads and stuff like that. Paraffin gets in everywhere.

    Nick RuddNick Rudd6 dagar sedan
  • Soak your next tanks in Evaporust, it is like magic. I have used the stuff on rusted parts that I figured to be a lost cause. I have been blowen away everytime. Evaporust is completely safe on paint and i have had no problem with sticker as long as the rust isn't under said stickers.

    WagsWags6 dagar sedan
  • Ducati drag rail 2021🥴👀💯

    Alexander BradshawAlexander Bradshaw6 dagar sedan
  • Lovin the beards guys, they look amazing!

    AydinkudAydinkud6 dagar sedan
    • It's the COVID caveman look. It's a popular look right now.

      Bob AdamBob Adam2 dagar sedan
  • In my state ( Washington ) any dirtbike's,atvs,street bikes, go carts boats, etc.. is only in the system for 7 years, without yearly title and tabs after that,you apply for lost title, the state patrol inspect it, issue 3 year temp plate and tags,then new title is sent to you after that. All cost is about $400 when said and done

    Jason PetrichJason Petrich6 dagar sedan
  • Why not use sand in the tanks, or maybe crushed glass? Wouldn't that be much better and get into all the small areas? Also, I like a good rusturation as the next guy, but do you ever plan to do a full and actual restoration? Blast, metal work, paint, and decals?

    Review AccountReview Account6 dagar sedan
    • Takes a little longer than i like. Not saying no but weve got to keep videos pumping out

      Isaac it'll be fineIsaac it'll be fine5 dagar sedan
  • when i was a kid i had a gold honda mini trails z50 i think it was a mid 60s model it also had a silver tag and rear suspension so atleast some older ones did have rear suspension unless it bbeing the mini trails edition had a play in it but i kno it had to be rare because to this day havent seen another with same paint and chrome and graphics

    james pricejames price6 dagar sedan
  • Maybe not... but for the smaller holes couldn’t you just kinda spot weld the tank back together?

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  • The look of disdain while shaking out that silver tank..🙈

    wymansstwymansst6 dagar sedan
  • I like the burnouts

    Honda RacingHonda Racing6 dagar sedan
  • Ripper burn out man keep them 🔥

    Bush ApeBush Ape6 dagar sedan
  • Seems from the start of this video you guys found a bike that runs on powder. :)

    Bjørn Eric WangBjørn Eric Wang6 dagar sedan
  • I have a 74 Yamaha gt 80 do yall wanna make a vid on it I live in texas

    Ayden ValerioAyden Valerio6 dagar sedan
  • I like redkote also a product called red white and blue is awesome

    shed envyshed envy6 dagar sedan
  • That yellow tank is a Sunday Special cause it's so holey/ holie... That color wasn't so much orange as it was more of a metallic copper orange color.. My dad bought me one in early 70s... Beautiful color and most sought after original survivor paint coloring of all of the oem colors except the lemon yellow ones which is just as sought after and valued...

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  • Jb weld then seal it .

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  • Ask Harvey Spooner he would know he is a Honda fanatic watch his channel you will see what I mean

    Kevin AndersonKevin Anderson6 dagar sedan
  • Apple cider vinegar is your friend to clean out a metal or rusty metal tank followed with alcohol rinsing to deactivate the vinegar.. Throw non ethanol gas into tank and swish it around a few minutes to remove any residual alkeyhaul and vinegar remnants.. Dump gas into fire ant beds...or kudzu or popcorn tree roots when finished...

    FJ80CoopFJ80Coop6 dagar sedan
  • am i the only one that noticed the casket in the background

    Avery RidleyAvery Ridley6 dagar sedan
  • Thank the lord

    Jacob HubermanJacob Huberman6 dagar sedan
  • I would say the tag is just sun bleached, like the tank and forks.

    MC_RCAddictMC_RCAddict6 dagar sedan
    • Its even designed differently with no month and year on it like the others

      Isaac it'll be fineIsaac it'll be fine5 dagar sedan
  • First bike was a 1980 z50 it was honda orange with rear suspension

    Jake CarlileJake Carlile6 dagar sedan
  • It hurt watching all that dirt pour out of the tank. But it was like ripping off a bandaid since I knew it was gonna be all better.

    Timothy SmithTimothy Smith6 dagar sedan
  • You guys are gluttons for punishment😄

    Mike WernerMike Werner6 dagar sedan
  • Hey! Whens gonna be the next bosco beach episode i love these type of videos! Btw great content 😁

    Samuel PaquinSamuel Paquin6 dagar sedan
  • How do you guys get so lucky when finding stuff all I do is search all over for a four stroke project mini bike and there aren’t any.

    Bradley GowerBradley Gower6 dagar sedan
    • I just keep checking fb marketplace everyday

      Isaac it'll be fineIsaac it'll be fine5 dagar sedan