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by Bear45-70
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: .....it's a flamin' Aero....
Replies: 177
Views: 42667

Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Yeah, the 125 has twin shocks in the rear too.
by Bear45-70
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear's health..............
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Bear's health..............

I continue to recover but it is slow at my age and I am also having some cardiac issues to complicate things. But it is so d*** slow it is infuriating.
by Bear45-70
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 5530

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

I'll check the exhaust tomorrow -- I haven't done that yet. I recleaned the carb, and have now seen the mythical pinprick of light in the pilot jet. While I was at it, I checked the fuel lines, petcock, and tank. Fuel lines should be replaced, I prefer clear so you can easily see what is going on i...
by Bear45-70
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: carbon build up
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: carbon build up

Yes, or you can stuff a rag into the cylinder to keep it out.
by Bear45-70
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: carbon build up
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: carbon build up

veedubh20 wrote:need to port and polish, carbon wont stick! :wink:
Yeah, I've heard that lie before.
by Bear45-70
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: CT Manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: CT Manifold

The hose clamps on the intake of the manifold. @veedubh 12mm is kind of small and it is very hot here I think 17.5mm is the smallest ill go on a bbk. No, you can't tighten the hose clamp extra, beside the smaller carb has to bolt up to something, so you have an adapter made. Look closely at my pic ...
by Bear45-70
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: CT Manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: CT Manifold

DaylightDies wrote:=-O I didn't know they can tighten down that much. .......................
What does tighten down mean?
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start

patthesoundguy wrote:
Bear45-70 wrote:The stop/run switch is for emergency stopping, use the key to shut it off or you could end up with a dead battery from the key being left on.
or you can forget the kill switch was used and screw around trying to get it to start with the switch off... been there done that.
Haven't we all?
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: 86 Honda Spree Won't Start

I bought a beautiful 86 honda spree about three weeks ago, rode the thing around all weekend. Then I left it sitting for 3 weeks and on accident left the knob on "run" instead of "off" and now I can't kick start it. It has fresh gas and plenty of oil, any thoughts on why it's not turning over? It s...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Drivetrain bound up on me 20Mph
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Drivetrain bound up on me 20Mph

charleswymer wrote:since it has the af05e motor it should have a variator to
Wrong, the Spree has the AF05E as does the SB50 Elites yet neither has a variator.
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: CT Manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: CT Manifold

The CT intake manifold is typically for bigger carbs, 24mm+ but I want to use it with a small Carb. is there a way to make the Carb output bigger? or to make the intake smaller? Where did you get that idea? It will work with anything you want to mount on it, even a stock carb. Here is a CT with an ...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sad day in scooter land
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: sad day in sooter land part 2

paulpauly7 wrote:put a little smear of grease around the rubber gasket on the bottom of the carb befor you put the bowl back on this will help the seal
It's an o-ring seal, if it is bad, grease will just be washed away by the gas. :roll:
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: big bore kit and gears?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: big bore kit and gears?

Where can i get the upgrade for the reads and intake? mainly the reads because ill probably polish the intake and call that good.Also where can i find a kickstart assembly? the honda elite sb50p intake and reeds will fit you will have to add another nipple for the oil though really easy to do. AS f...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: LOW COMPRESSION ON FRANKENSPREE
Replies: 37
Views: 982

Re: LOW COMPRESSION ON FRANKENSPREE

With such a small swept volume these engines displace, it can be difficult to get an acurate reading with most compression testers which are designed much larger engines. Due to the volume of the hose, adapter and gauge result in low readings The rule of thumb that I have used for decades, is just ...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Possible Clogged Pilot Jet 1984 Spree??
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Possible Clogged Pilot Jet 1984 Spree??

motomech wrote:As well as the low-speed jet, you must make sure the low-speed circuit passageway is free and clear.
Here is a Wiki I wrote on the subject years ago over at Scootdawg.
http://scootdawg.proboards.com/index.cg ... hread=6235
An self proclaimed expert. :jack: