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by Wheelman-111
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My little Nifty 50
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: My little Nifty 50

Greetings:

Too clean! Soichiro-san weeps tears of joy!
by Wheelman-111
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Aero 50 paint/pretty
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Aero 50 paint/pretty

Greetings Exhaust HEADER paint, nothing less, for the exhaust. The pipe gets considerably hotter than a BBQ. Most auto-parts stores carry a can or 2. Plasti-dip will be a nightmare if you have to mount tires. It tends to peel off even well-prepped metal. Just about any paint for the rims, but rememb...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree kickstand removal!!?!? Please help!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Spree kickstand removal!!?!? Please help!!!

Greetings: Those springs are pretty darned stiff, as they must be to retain the stand retracted. A hook tool or good ol' Vise Grips and a good strong arm are necessary. You may need someone to hold the scooter, as you have to pull that hard. People have fabricated and adapted kickstands to Sprees ov...
by Wheelman-111
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My little Nifty 50
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: My little Nifty 50

Greetings: Nice work, but I'm insanely jealous. Forum members will tell you that Wheelman's "Painting" skills leave much to be desired. That doesn't stop me from trying, but success is elusive. Very envious of your nice job. I can see the attraction of a white saddle, living as I do in blistering-ho...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree transmission bearing
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Spree transmission bearing

Greetings: Yes the gasket thickness is an Engineered part of the assembly, and determines the end play in the shafts. Too thin and it binds on the ends. You can buy gasket material at most autoparts stores, often in different thicknesses. Alternatively, see if you can source the Honda item from a de...
by Wheelman-111
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: squish band on mini stroke af16
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: squish band on mini stroke af16

Greetings:

0.8mm worked for me. The ministroke cranks are reportedly not as durable as stock. YMMV
by Wheelman-111
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles

Greetings:

I've not heard of a 3-digit tire date code, but glad you found out. Only how do we know it was 1984, '74, '94...?
That Spree is a Gem! No one will see the cast-iron cylinder rust 'neath the shroud. It'll be our secret.
I for one am rootin' for you!
by Wheelman-111
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles

Greetings:

Just for grins, find the 4-digit date code in an oval stamped somewhere on the tire sidewalls. 1584 means the tires were minted in the 15th week of 1984~
by Wheelman-111
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles

Greetings:

Got mirrors somewhere?
You have a Time Capsule there. I'm jealous... GREAT score!
Not so sure I'd bother stripping the frame unless you find Ugliness, which would surprise me. But while you're peeling off tires, it's a great chance to address the rims.
by Wheelman-111
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles

Greetings:

See edited post or HERE.
by Wheelman-111
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: New Spree, '85 w/ 66 miles

Greetings:

Congratulations and Welcome. Was it stored with the fuel tank empty and carb drained? You can get some idea HERE.
by Wheelman-111
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Spree - CURSED wiring/ no start
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: 86 Spree - CURSED wiring/ no start

Greetings:

You can see a lot just by looking. - Yogi Berra
Nice Job! I have a good feeling about this. - Han Solo
by Wheelman-111
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Aero NB50 Replacement Petcock
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Aero NB50 Replacement Petcock

Greetings: Model year 1985, perchance? The threaded fitting in the fuel tank was smaller on the 1985 than on 1986-later. Only Honda-san knows why? I'd suggest you be sure to order for 1985-earlier. AFAIK the Spree tanks underwent the same size change in the same year, so you may have more options or...
by Wheelman-111
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: Japan Bando belt And Dio oil pump plug
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Japan Bando belt And Dio oil pump plug

Greetings:

Pretty good prices, there, VDubh, but I see Taiwan/ROC (Backwards) on the belt packages. Full disclosure please; Not Made in Japan from the looks of it.
by Wheelman-111
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree isn't starting
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Spree isn't starting

Greetings: Gas, Check. Spark, Check. What's the other ingredient for Internal Combustion, boys and girls? Yes. Compression. Harbor Freight has an affordable kit to check it. Minimal disassembly and fast to perform. Hold the throttle wide open while you crank, or remove the carb. Reed valve must be i...