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by otto-man
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Request for input - Parts Spree 84/85 vs 86/87 and SB50
Replies: 44
Views: 45208

Re: Request for input - Parts Spree 84/85 vs 86/87 and SB50

While reviewing this site, I came upon the part about crankshaft bearings that anyone rebuilding a 1986/1987 Honda Spree should be aware of. The drive side bearing stated to be a generic 6204 (20x47x14) is too wide. I tried one a few years ago and the cases will NOT come together. The correct bearin...
by otto-man
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1984 Honda Spree wont start
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: 1984 Honda Spree wont start

Could be a lot of things.... Is spark plug wet? Check crank seals (left side sometimes comes loose). Does it have compression? Is carb CLEAN? Is air filter in good condition(not crumbly)? Timing correct? It's winter in Minnesota and 2 strokes sometimes don't run in the cold weather. How warm is it w...
by otto-man
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

Greetings: Vise Grips could conceivably damage the drive face. Pick up THIS. You can get it much cheaper if you shop. The pins lock the clutch too. Excellent tool for clutch, drive pulley, flywheel, etc. I've had one for years. One thing about buying tools...You usually forget how much you pay for ...
by otto-man
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: 1990 Elite LX 50 (SA50) grinding sound

You shouldn't need locktite if you torque the nut down to 30 ft/lbs.
by otto-man
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 Honda Spree HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: 1986 Honda Spree HELP

Parts are on the way.....Good luck!
by otto-man
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Where to find replacement steering bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Where to find replacement steering bearings

I use Kenda 2.50x10 tires from J&PCycles. They're the cheapest I can find. Less than $20 each tax included and shipping is free if you order more than $39. They have a lot of good stuff! Those bearings can get lost pretty easy. If you lose any, I can send you some. 26 in the bottom race and 26 i...
by otto-man
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 Honda Spree HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: 1986 Honda Spree HELP

I'm pretty sure that I have all the parts you are looking for. I'll double check and PM you later
by otto-man
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Grinding Noise at 30 Km/h
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Grinding Noise at 30 Km/h

Take off the transmission level check bolt (the 12mm bolt). Oil should come out. Check the condition of the oil, (dirty, water, small metal shavings,etc.) Could be a bad bearing in transmission. I just rebuilt one for about $12.
by otto-man
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 Honda Spree HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: 1986 Honda Spree HELP

WOW!! Just when I think I've seen everything that can go wrong with a Spree, this shows up. I have a good starter gear. What else do you need?
by otto-man
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Where to find replacement steering bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Where to find replacement steering bearings

I have a few hundred bearings that I'm not using, how many do you need?
by otto-man
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree runs but stalls after a short ride
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Spree runs but stalls after a short ride

Sounds kind of like a petcock issue. If you are getting gas out of the vacuum side, it will need to be replaced. Could be bystarter not working. Try those. Good luck
by otto-man
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 87 Spree gets hot and stalls while riding.
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: 87 Spree gets hot and stalls while riding.

While idling, pull the oil line off at intake manifold. The RPM's will increase. Put your finger on the fitting on the manifold and it will idle down. Check to see if oil is coming out of the oil line. Oil should come out of the oil line slowly. If no oil, you may have air in the oil lines or pump o...
by otto-man
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree NQ50 86 hard to start
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: Spree NQ50 86 hard to start

Assuming that you have CLEANED the slow jet, main jet, emulsion tube, bystarter hole in carb bowl, etc.and you don't have any air leaks, it sounds like you may have a crank seal issue or maybe the reeds.
by otto-man
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Spree drive belt
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: 86 Spree drive belt

Go to auto parts store and borrow what you need. Ask for help if you have local friends or motorcycle shop. The splines on the end of the crankshaft are most critical. Bonesv is sooooo corect. If you reassemble and don't line up the front pulley with the splines....you'l be looking for a crankshaft.
by otto-man
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Spree drive belt
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: 86 Spree drive belt

Small oil leak is pretty normal when you remove the side cover on a Spree because the back two bolts (the 50mm and 55mm) help secure the transmission cover. A small amount of oil will leak from transmission and leave a couple of drops on the floor. Once you tighten the cover, the drips should stop.