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by Wheelman-111
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Spree torque settings
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 86 Spree torque settings

Greetings:

Technically not a "variator" nut since they ain't none. But it says 25 Ft./Lbs on page 8/7.
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Can't locate a R. Brake Cable for '86 NQ50
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Can't locate a R. Brake Cable for '86 NQ50

Greetings: I've had a rear brake "jammed", but it wasn't the cable. The Cam in the brake hub is steel. The hub is aluminum. Those dissimilar metals will eat into each other so hard that they need at least a 5-pound (2Kg.) Persuader. Don't give up on the cable until you disconnect it from the rear br...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheelman Cracks Up?
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Wheelman Cracks Up?

Greetings: Apologies to Eurhythmics... Sweet dreams are made of Sprees. Who am I to disagree? Picture if you will a grassy hillside rising up and away from your Dreamland viewpoint. Suddenly small groups of scooters appear - different types, exotics I mostly don't recognize. Then one Honda red model...
by Wheelman-111
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: Aero 50 PIPE??
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Aero 50 PIPE??

Greetings:

SIP Scootershop's site says the LV SP3 Kit 4447 is out of production. They do have a Technigas option. Can't say if performance is any better than stock.
by Wheelman-111
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: Aero 50 PIPE??
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Aero 50 PIPE??

Greetings:

You Might be able to find a LeoVince pipe - kit #4447 - on a dusty back shelf in a European shop. They were hard to find 12 years ago, but there are a few around. Worked well on Flash 1 and 2 - good for 50 for sure with a bore kit.
by Wheelman-111
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project: Gyro
Replies: 22
Views: 470

Re: Project: Gyro

Greetings:

Rusty parts do really well with THIS PROCESS. Sorry for the silliness, but the pictures tell the story...
by Wheelman-111
Thu May 28, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: '86 Gyro S resto-mod for sale.
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: '86 Gyro S resto-mod for sale.

Greetings:

Much respect for the very skillful work you documented in THIS THREAD.. What's changed that you can no longer post up pics?
by Wheelman-111
Mon May 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Engine Tachometer for carb adjustment (86 spree nq50d)
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Engine Tachometer for carb adjustment (86 spree nq50d)

Greetings: I have one of THESE mounted to each of my Vespas. Works great. 2032 battery lasts a couple of years and easily replaced if you mount with sticky Velcro. You do have to disassble some plastics to reach the spark plug HT wire, wrap the little red wire 5 times around and secure with included...
by Wheelman-111
Fri May 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Recent AF16 build
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Recent AF16 build

Greetings:

BTW, why did you Honda-Bond "all the seals"? Not generally recommended, and if that includes the head gasket, could be trouble.
by Wheelman-111
Fri May 15, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Recent AF16 build
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Recent AF16 build

Greetings: Congrats on a Tasteful build. Flash 9 is also a Polini iron Contesta, but I retained the stock airbox, stock carb and stock exhaust. It runs close to 60MPH if the wind is just right. That should tell you that a 24mm carburetor is about 10mm too big, since the stock PA is 14mm. I run a 90 ...
by Wheelman-111
Fri May 15, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Variator question
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Variator question

Greetings:

Bones is correct, as usual. But Honda must have specified a different crankshaft to allow room for a sliding pulley, pulley boss, etc., or I don't imagine the CVT would have much "range" from Start position to Top Speed.
by Wheelman-111
Thu May 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Variator question
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Variator question

Greetings: I suppose if you start it with a drill and don't run a cover, it is possible to bolt up any kind of transmission you can. However, the length of crankshaft and splines protruding from the case will limit your options to a pretty narrow belt and rear pulley, perhaps adapted from something ...
by Wheelman-111
Thu May 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: Tact Af16 presentation from argentina
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Tact Af16 presentation from argentina

Greetings: Bienvenido, Carlos. I for one look forward to la resurrecion . OK that's all the Spanish I know. Adding pics requires a click on the Options/Attachment tab below the body of your message. Click Browse and find, then Open the pic you want. Make sure you downsize the image on your device - ...
by Wheelman-111
Thu May 14, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: A tale of two Sprees
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: A tale of two Sprees

Greetings:

And Welcome, Nick. You may find these little Smokers endearing, frustrating, educational, character-building or all of the preceding. I for one look forward to seeing your progress. Be patient, and the Forum can help in countless ways.
by Wheelman-111
Tue May 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: how to test a spree starter
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: how to test a spree starter

Greetings: Get a good (NOT your current Spree battery) 12-volt source. Use crimp-on connectors to secure your starter's "Hot" wire to the + (Red) battery terminal. Then just touch the starter housing to the battery's negative terminal and it will start the starter motor spinning. (Or not...) Make su...