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by Johnniespeed
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1987 Spree Bogs at Full Throttle
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: 1987 Spree Bogs at Full Throttle

I was asked to figure out a scooter drivability Issue on an two stroke 50cc 2011 Jonway, seems it would start easy, accelerate okay from a stop, but when accelerating over half throttle the engine would die, unless the throttle was released. ( sounds just like your Spree) Guess what ?? the air filte...
by Johnniespeed
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1987 Spree Bogs at Full Throttle
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: 1987 Spree Bogs at Full Throttle

Fully stock air cleaner assembly in place ? ( no holes drilled) Filter correctly oiled and in place ? Stock air filter lid in place ? Air filter lid gasket in place ? Air filter lid screw in place ? Correct hose with clamps between carb and filter box ? The Spree is extremely sensitive and needs the...
by Johnniespeed
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Gyro won't idle
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Gyro won't idle

On my 84 Gyro it would refuse to start unless I squirted oil in the spark plug hole, ran just fine until you shut it off, then needed the oil treatment again. An oversize piston and a little cylinder bore, it is back to perfect.
Hope yours is an easier fix.
by Johnniespeed
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Mixing fuel scent into 2stroke oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Re: Mixing fuel scent into 2stroke oil

Klotz R-50 two stroke premix oil has a nice scent, I used that for ten years on my KX500. Everyone likes that smell, but I dont think Klotz reccomends it for oil injection, check thier website for thier reccomendations. I think Jegs or Summit sells gas scent additive, like root beer, strawberries an...
by Johnniespeed
Sun May 15, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: I cant get my clutch apart and I bent the * out of it
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: I cant get my clutch apart and I bent the * out of it

I just spin the nut off with an pneumatic impact wrench it only pops apart a couple inches. When I am done doing whatever I am doing in there, I use my press to compress the cover enough to start the nut onto the threads. I usually glass bead any parts of the clutch that don't look like new, and gre...
by Johnniespeed
Sun May 15, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordering Parts Online?
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ordering Parts Online?

For spark plugs, why not go to your local motorcycle shop ? Keep the money in your community. Some listings on Ebay include free shipping, I try to utilize that as much as possible. Babbitts online is where I order many Honda parts, I choose the in-store pick up option to avoid all shipping costs. W...
by Johnniespeed
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: 89 elite Sb50 I wanna go faster
Replies: 12
Views: 2936

Re: 89 elite Sb50 I wanna go faster

When I wanted my scooter to go faster, I was told to first buy a fast truck, and second to put scooter into back of truck.
by Johnniespeed
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transporting a scooter on its side ?
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Transporting a scooter on its side ?

Those bed covers can be removed and that seems like a simpler approach.
by Johnniespeed
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Cleaning debris from crank case
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: Cleaning debris from crank case

An old trick that several two stroke mechanics do is, pour two stroke mix ( gas and oil ) into to crankcase, rotate the crankshaft to dsitribute the mix for cleaning , then two guys hold the bike upside down to drain, repeat until clean. I have met several guys who do this, I have done it with succe...
by Johnniespeed
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Rusty dio wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Rusty dio wheels

I don't think you will be happy with the wire wheel results. I strongly suggest to sandblast them, that is the only way to get your primer or powder to adhere. If you sandblast them you have the option of prime/color/clear, or powdercoating. I usually sandblast them myself, frequently I am in too mu...
by Johnniespeed
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 gyro starter teeth number?
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: 1986 gyro starter teeth number?

My 84 Gyro had ten teeth and I used a 1984 Spree 10 tooth armature. The 86 Spree uses 11 teeth, but I don't own a 86 Gyro and I don't have the answer to your question.
by Johnniespeed
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my title
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Got my title

Engines are easier to find than titles.
by Johnniespeed
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Stripped mounting bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Stripped mounting bolt

Turn and turn but it doesn't come out ? Put a wrench on the nut on the other end of the bolt.
Turn and turn but it wont tighten ? Post a pic of the threads, could need a heli coil insert.
by Johnniespeed
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Honda elite 50S 1987 need help to run
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Honda elite 50S 1987 need help to run

Everyone will have their own opinion, but I have done this many times. Using the factory wire diagram, I would wire up the starter solenoid first ( then the engine will crank over) AKA rotate with the starter. I would wire up the cdi to the igniter, pulser and ignition coils. ( then it will have spa...
by Johnniespeed
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hondaspree IP ban vote
Replies: 22
Views: 1817

Re: Hondaspree IP ban vote

There is definitely someone who needs a permanent ban quickly before it drives away the good guys.