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by Atis
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Newbie with Elite Eighty
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Newbie with Elite Eighty

Don't remove the engine cowling it's there to provide the engine with cooling air from the fan. The filter is in the gas tank above the petcock.
by Atis
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: ***NEW TAX*** Cook County IL "Non-Retailer Use" tax
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: ***NEW TAX*** Cook County IL "Non-Retailer Use" tax

Ok they want to make money but why according to the ordinance do retailers pay 1% and you are paying over 40% with the rate they impose based on age without even taking into account price? New York DMV has been collecting sales tax for as long as I can remember but 40%, wow!
by Atis
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets Compare MPG
Replies: 21
Views: 5614

Re: Lets Compare MPG

All stock 95' Elite 80. Mostly WOT, after averaging about 5 fill ups several times came up with right around 100 mpg.
by Atis
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 wheeled honda scooter
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: 3 wheeled honda scooter

My brother got a two wheeled version of it back in the day. It was kind of fun to ride, pretty efficient but not fast. You could go slow pretty good by using the kicker, but you went faster if you just pushed with your foot. I would presume the three wheeler would be even slower.
by Atis
Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elite 80 Warm up
Replies: 15
Views: 5222

Re: Elite 80 Warm up

I have a 96 Elite80, I warm it up just until it doesn't sputter when bumping the throttle slightly in the driveway (0 seconds - 2 minutes) depending on ambient temperatures ie summer or winter and then off I go. If I get caught by a light within a couple of blocks it may stall once, if not I'm good ...
by Atis
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CH80 Elite Transmission Flush
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: CH80 Elite Transmission Flush

It is tight but I manage to get a thin walled 1/4 drive socket in there, if need be grind down the socket sides a bit extra, good luck.
by Atis
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: What brand of gear oil should I use for my gears?
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: What brand of gear oil should I use for my gears?

Thank you odinxxix for the first response that actually puts to light what actually started this whole discussion. I was starting to wonder what in the world the seller of this lube intended it to be properly used for. Your answer explains it, I googled and looked up the transmission you referred to...
by Atis
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 honda elite ch80 not going as fast as it should?
Replies: 23
Views: 4230

Re: 1990 honda elite ch80 not going as fast as it should?

Final drive oil is unrelated to the crank case oil. I called it the final drive manual calls it "Final Reduction" link to this page see section #9 http://www.hondaspree.net/phpBB3/viewto ... =11&t=8555
by Atis
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1990 honda elite ch80 not going as fast as it should?
Replies: 23
Views: 4230

Re: 1990 honda elite ch80 not going as fast as it should?

Regular gas is fine no need to spend extra. I would add changing the oil in the final drive, if it's low you'll kill the gears fast. I know that's how I got mine and I ended up replacing the gears and bearings. Synthetic 10-30W is the right stuff not gear oil.
by Atis
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you believe this!!!!???
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: Can you believe this!!!!???

The Spree Specials always incite the unknowing into thinking they are a collectors item worth way more than they actually are. I doesn't hurt when people make bogus additions to Wikipedia like this (check it yourself) "I read it on the internet, it must be true!" "*The Shasta White/Lollipop Green c...
by Atis
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Honda Elite 80 Cold Start
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Honda Elite 80 Cold Start

This is a topic of heated debate with most people siding with OEM being the only prudent way to go. I will go on record as being someone who did buy a so called Chinese clone part from from an E-bay seller. It was new not used and came in an unlabeled white box (definetly not OEM), cost me about $30...
by Atis
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket By-starter thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Aftermarket By-starter thoughts

It came in a small white cardboard box w/o any hint of Honda markings and there was no claim as to the origin of it so I presume it was aftermarket.
by Atis
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket By-starter thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Aftermarket By-starter thoughts

I've been using an Ebay bystarter on my Elite 80 for about 3 years now it fit without mod and never gave me any trouble. Your results may vary. I very rarely hear anyone say anything good about them, so I thought you should know.
by Atis
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Honda Elite 80 - Starting problem
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Honda Elite 80 - Starting problem

Still may be dead "batteries" like you say the new one may not be fully charged. Did you check the voltage under load? You should check the voltage while cranking (or trying) I'm guessing it will drop down drastically. If it starts normally with a jump there's not much else it could be, other than m...
by Atis
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now Iv'e seen it all!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Now Iv'e seen it all!!!

I'll never look at a Wikipedia article the same way again. The guy quotes a Wiki article as a source in his ad to prove the value of his product. If you go back to the Wiki article about Sprees and check the history you find that on May 19th less than two months ago the line "and is very valuable an...