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by motormike
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m back, watch out
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: I’m back, watch out

Ah, Jason...I'm really liking your new yellow build... :urban:
by motormike
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m back, watch out
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: I’m back, watch out

Hiya chevyguyjay... :hi:
I remember a very sweet Gyro S.
Tell us of your current motorbike(s)...if you have any...motor... :urban:
by motormike
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 89 Elite LX - only starts with throttle (and other issues)
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: 89 Elite LX - only starts with throttle (and other issues)

I can tell you exactly what is wrong. 10 years of diagnosing this issue via the internet says that your pilot circuit is plugged, and/or the bystarter is bad. Both can be remedied with some diligent testing and cleaning. Sometimes people are known to clean the carb several times before getting the ...
by motormike
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 134

Re: green wires connected to the carb

Tail light is supposed to come on with the key.
Headlight is NOT, until engine running.
by motormike
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1985 Honda Elite 80
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: 1985 Honda Elite 80

Yes, have experienced this...typically, you need to check and clean the tank of rust and debris, replace old fuel and vacuum hoses. Install a fuel filter. You are losing fuel delivery. Old hoses can deteriorate inside, swell shut, and introduce debris into the carb. Float and needle can malfunction,...
by motormike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 87 Honda Spree Dead (Need help/advice)
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: 87 Honda Spree Dead (Need help/advice)

I can't make your decision for you, I don't know the availability of bottom end parts for Spree. Might be hard to get those parts, or impossible, long waits. and expensive. What I can tell you is that Elite 50 with the AF16 engine is a far better choice for a pit bike with endless supply of parts a...
by motormike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 134

Re: green wires connected to the carb

Also does the brake light bulb need to be working in order to start it? ...YES it does The teeth on the kickstart is a little chewed up on one of the bikes, is there a good place to buy parts or is ebay usually the only spot? Place a Wanted ad here on the forum in the proper category...you should b...
by motormike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 134

Re: green wires connected to the carb

bonesv wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:54 am
Looks like a manual choke?
I agree with bonesv...looks like a manual conversion.
Pull up on the plunger to start, push down to turn off choke when warm.
by motormike
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 134

Re: green wires connected to the carb

That white object is in the bystarter hole, but it is NOT a bystarter.
Can't really see it well enough to tell, but looks like someone has rigged up a fitting and has a fuel line attached to it.
Can you verify that is the case ?
by motormike
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 134

Re: green wires connected to the carb

Green wires on Honda are always "ground" or "earth" if you prefer.
by motormike
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m Back!
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: I’m Back!

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by motormike
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m Back!
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: I’m Back!

Seems I recall you being in the southwest, New Mexico perhaps. Now Oregon ! By way of explanation: I purchased my '84 Gyro from an 86 year-old lady who had used it strictly in a campground. Many years of idle speed allowed oil build-up inside the muffler. Anxious to rip it through the neighborhood, ...
by motormike
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m Back!
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: I’m Back!

by motormike
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m Back!
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: I’m Back!

Well done Master Chief...welcome back.
Make sure the muffler on that Gyro is good and clean inside...my last one caught fire inside after 10 minutes of WOT
and melted a perfectly nice engine cover.
by motormike
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Headlight question high and low beam same output.
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Headlight question high and low beam same output.

It is possible that both filaments in the headlight are being energized when the hi-lo switch is in either position. The problem could be in either the switch, the headlight, or the wires. You will have to do some physical inspection and testing with an Ohm meter to determine which component is at f...