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by noiseguy
Fri May 24, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Lightweight Rear Rim Option for SA50
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Lightweight Rear Rim Option for SA50

The aluminum wheel should be lighter. The reason guys chase light wheels for automotive is b/c it lowers unsprung mass, which makes the car ride better and, more importantly, keeps the tires down to track better when they're bumped... basically it's less mass for the spring to press back down so the...
by noiseguy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPREE (and Elite) REPLACEMENT DECALS SCANNED 4 U !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6671

Re: SPREE (and Elite) REPLACEMENT DECALS SCANNED 4 U !!

I've never seen that SR version of Elite 50. Was that sold in USA?
by noiseguy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: First Spree - the Front wheel is wobbling and seems off center suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: First Spree - the Front wheel is wobbling and seems off center suggestions?

Bent front wheels are pretty common. Sometimes means fork is bent too, so you should check that. You can see the wobble by putting the bike on stand and rolling front wheel; it will have a spot where it goes to one side or other, consistently on same spot. I've had little luck fixing bent wheels... ...
by noiseguy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: New spree owner What and Where Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: New spree owner What and Where Tires

As Wheelman said, a lot of options online. I'd buy a pair of tubes and some motorcycle tire irons and replace them yourself; it's not difficult work. The 2.75 will fit; it gets close to the fork in this case.
by noiseguy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screwed
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Screwed

So the dot is what designates a JIS screw? Good to know. I've a couple Craftsman JIS drivers that I keep hidden so they aren't used for phillips stuff.
by noiseguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: New 50cc scooters are now $575 in Florida
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: New 50cc scooters are now $575 in Florida

I suspected the Chinese scooters would improve in quality as purchasers got more sophisticated. Honda scooters are still expensive where I am, but I chalk it up to lack of availability.
by noiseguy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Crankcase Drain Hole
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Crankcase Drain Hole

Don't drill a hole in case. Remove oil pump and flip the motor. This only happens with engines left for storage a long time; it's unlikely to repeat.
by noiseguy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1985 or 1986 honda nb50g previous owner put motor oil in oil receptical...not 2 stroke oil.
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: 1985 or 1986 honda nb50g previous owner put motor oil in oil receptical...not 2 stroke oil.

Motor oil by itself wouldn't likely kill the engine in near term. There's an article in the wiki about barn-find scooters; read that for my thoughts on how to determine what's wrong and what it needs. http://hondaspree.net/wiki/index.php5/Getting_a_Dead_Scooter_Back_on_the_Road And yes, all mystery ...
by noiseguy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1988 Elite Carburetor Gaskets and Fuel Petcock
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: 1988 Elite Carburetor Gaskets and Fuel Petcock

If vacuum is disconnected and plugged off the petcock is likely faulty. I'd replace it; new ones are <$10 on Ebay last I checked. If carb is leaking around bowl you may need a bowl gasket; if it's leaking out of the overflow you may need a new needle valve. Outside these two parts + bystarter there'...
by noiseguy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Honda Wanted / For Sale
Topic: Carbon fiber reeds for Zuma on sale now
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Carbon fiber reeds for Zuma on sale now

Carbon fiber reed valve set for 1989 - 1990 Yamaha CW50 Prebug Zuma scooter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143008830188
Carbon fiber reed valve set for 2002 - 2011 Yamaha YW50 Zuma scooters: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143008832422
by noiseguy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Note for noiseguy on how to fix spammers
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Note for noiseguy on how to fix spammers

Let's you turn the Wanted/For Sale section into a bigger commerce then what it is. That part of the board is one of the biggest source of issues here... I can't imagine what it would be like with un-registered members. I like the idea of a guest place to ask Q's. I could actually set it to self-del...
by noiseguy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Note for noiseguy on how to fix spammers
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Note for noiseguy on how to fix spammers

Ah, you're saying we should also allow guest posting here? Having anon users is really opening the board up for a lot of randomness... we up for that?
by noiseguy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Note for noiseguy on how to fix spammers
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Note for noiseguy on how to fix spammers

I don't understand how spammers can figure out the Google one but can't figure out above... probably some automation thing. I'm range banning the offending countries, will look into this in next week or so. I've been slammed recently with work so I've not been active on board. Email me if we have an...
by noiseguy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Note for noiseguy on how to fix spammers
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Note for noiseguy on how to fix spammers

Think that'll be better than the current Google image version we're using now?