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by Wheelman-111
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: Flash 9: Sanity Restored
Replies: 103
Views: 25371

Re: Flash 9: Sanity Restored

Greetings: Been so long... no longer exactly sure. Mid-stiffness spring - I came up with a way to compare springs using a bathroom scale and a defined compression distance. Variator load feels like it's about 3 grams too light. Engine winds up higher, then settles down to torque peak, losing a half-...
by Wheelman-111
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: NB50 Front tire mod
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: NB50 Front tire mod

Greetings:

'85 had the 2-bolt intake and no kickstarter, but otherwise the same as '86 and '87. Gearing was 11:1, like the earlier Aeros. Coveted '87 Elite S 10:1s are very hard to find.
by Wheelman-111
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: NB50 Front tire mod
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: NB50 Front tire mod

Greetings

I ran Met wheels and 90/90s front and rear on my '87 Aero. The centerstand will need modification to clear the back tire, and the front will kiss the fender over curb cuts, but otherwise it's fine.
by Wheelman-111
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Bought a 87 Honda Elite 50 (non running) - where to begin?
Replies: 30
Views: 605

Re: Bought a 87 Honda Elite 50 (non running) - where to begin?

Greetings:

The outer cover might be too close to the drive sheave. Try a couple of washers between the case and the cover if you don't have the gasket.
by Wheelman-111
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dio in Maui
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Dio in Maui

Greetings:

You're correct Dub! That was in Lahaina. Seems like the "Formula" is followed everywhere. I didn't see a speed limit >55 anywhere on Maui, so that scooter can get around. I would have loved to have mine there for the road to Hana.
by Wheelman-111
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: SB50P Fires but Won’t Run
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: SB50P Fires but Won’t Run

Greetings: If your gaskets and reeds aren't leaking, that pretty much leaves the ring seal as the reason for low compression. Rings have little notches in the ends that cradle a tiny metal pin in the ring lands - and it's pretty easy for these to become misaligned. Kits from the Far East are known t...
by Wheelman-111
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dio in Maui
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Dio in Maui

Greetings:

Just back from a short trip to Maui. Saw this sturdy fellow, with a whompin'-big OKO carb and aftermarket pipe.
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Wonder if anyone here knows the owner?
by Wheelman-111
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gyro - general thread
Replies: 838
Views: 102788

Re: Gyro - general thread

Greetings:

Couple of S models in Austin here.
by Wheelman-111
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Elite SR problems
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Elite SR problems

Greetings: Elite SR wasn't sold in the U. S. and A. after 2001, but I don't know about other markets. The amount of oil in the tank after draining the premix is unlikely to be the cause of such bad performance, although I agree with Mike that the smoke is in the muffler and should clear with time. W...
by Wheelman-111
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Only Starts on Charger
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Only Starts on Charger

Greetings: A "fully-charged" battery won't have much power if it's more than 5-7 years old. The battery charger will show Green, but the energy stored in a sulfated battery may not be enoughto throw the relay, much less turn on lights and crank the engine. Your symptoms suggest you need only purchas...
by Wheelman-111
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Honda Elite SR 50CC wont stay running
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: 86 Honda Elite SR 50CC wont stay running

Greetings: The Elite SR bowed in the U.S. after 1987 - check your model year again. The P.O.'s top end job is suspect. What was the compression PSI? Base gasket leaks, just for one example, can lead to all kinds of problems. So can crank seals. Also a reed valve staying open will make it impossible ...
by Wheelman-111
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Honda Super Cub
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: 2019 Honda Super Cub

Greetings:

Soooo jealous, VG! So, whut'll she do? Press says 65mph?
You can always, you know...



Dude! Swap in a Dio!!
by Wheelman-111
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: opinions on best variated AF05e big bore kit
Replies: 28
Views: 2209

Re: opinions on best variated AF05e big bore kit

Greetings:

Amal/Arreche made a carb for the stock Honda intake dimensions, but it's been a long time (2008) since I bought mine from a German or Dutch vendor. Might still exist but it'll take some luck to find one. Consider a 17.5mm or 19, no bigger.
by Wheelman-111
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: AF05 Bore Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: AF05 Bore Questions

Greetings: The SE05 modified to 65cc can easily exceed 50 and even approach 60 in my direct experience with the Leovince SP4 - kit #4447, manifold adaptor tall Malossi primaries a 21-24mm carb. This is my direct experience. Limited RPM will keep top speed in the 40s with Stock gears, but expect kill...
by Wheelman-111
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Bogs on throttle opening and now won't even start
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Bogs on throttle opening and now won't even start

Greetings:

Yeah, now that you mention it that check-valve might be the more likely culprit. I haven't seen an oil pump in so long, I shouldn't try to diagnose one.