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by Wheelman-111
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Smoke

Greetings:

2-strokes (OK some are Diesel...) Cars and Bikes The Maico at the end is (I think...) a 750 cc single! I recall there was an air-cooled version.
by Wheelman-111
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screwed
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Screwed

Greetings:

If those Keihin and Mikuni carb bowls are difficult to remove sometimes, here's the reason.
by Wheelman-111
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPREE (and Elite) REPLACEMENT DECALS SCANNED 4 U !!
Replies: 15
Views: 5710

Re: SPREE (and Elite) REPLACEMENT DECALS SCANNED 4 U !!

Greetings: I certainly don't count myself an expert on Honda Elite lore, but it has been my understanding that the Spree-engine SB-50 ELITE "E" was sold in an unrestricted, slightly-higher-performing called the Elite ES . The plain-ol' Elite " S " was actually an SA-50 (variated engine) full-sized E...
by Wheelman-111
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: Wanted Metropolitan Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Wanted Metropolitan Rims

Greetings: If there are none on the Forum, I got a brand-new one from a Honda dealership for about $100. The rims on Project bikes tend to take a beating on the brake side, slowing and stopping from speeds these 95mm drums were never intended to corral. They soon grow out-of-round, making you vibrat...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Benji's 87 elite se50
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Benji's 87 elite se50

Greetings:

A true Jewel in the rough. I'm so jelly. Good find!
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Crankcase Drain Hole
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Crankcase Drain Hole

Greetings: Being an Internal Combustion engine, all its metal parts will soon become "a little warm", that is to say much too hot to touch. The only temperature that matters is the on in the cylinder head, at the spark plug, which should not exceed 400. Lots of inexpensive temperature gauges out the...
by Wheelman-111
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Aero 80 revived, but now another problem ...
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Aero 80 revived, but now another problem ...

Greetings:

So glad you got it going. Chilly first rides are the Best!
by Wheelman-111
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Aero 80 revived, but now another problem ...
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Aero 80 revived, but now another problem ...

Greetings: The Bear had an exhaustive post explaining what I recall was a complicated cold-start enrichening system for the Aero 80. Lots of plumbing as I recall. Your symptoms sound like the engine dies once that system shuts off? If that's the issue, another more thorough carb cleaning is indicate...
by Wheelman-111
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: Has anyone put a bigger back rim on a Honda Elite 50
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Has anyone put a bigger back rim on a Honda Elite 50

Greetings: The 90/90 will also foul the centerstand unless the stand is modified or removed in favor of a side-stand. I had a 3.50 on the front that wore the rubber off the brake cable as the taller tire made contact at full suspension compression. The 90 is actually a little wider than the 3.50, bu...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Wandering through Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Wandering through Japan

Greetings:

Dude, that's in Japan?! I thought the whole country was always neat and tidy, like a Zen garden. Thet-thar is the opposite of that. My bubble is burst with a resounding POP!
by Wheelman-111
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor
Replies: 54
Views: 1944

Re: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor

Greetings:

These things don't like an open throttle when starting cold on bystarter. One turn out from full seated might be too much. Instead, look at the slide as you screw the throttle stop in, and stop when the slide is up from bottom a mm or 2.
by Wheelman-111
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor
Replies: 54
Views: 1944

Re: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor

Greetings:

Your plan is sound, except that the "air screw" and fuel mixture screw are one and the same. The other screw is simply a throttle-stop. That one is set to lift the slide about 1.5mm from bottomed out to get the motor started.
by Wheelman-111
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor
Replies: 54
Views: 1944

Re: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor

Greetings: I'd bet money that the spring isn't the problem. Check the slide bore and the slide itself for gouges and high-spots causing the hang-up. Then work the throttle cable from the carb end and see how much drag it has. Lube or better replace the cable if you can't get it to move with light fi...
by Wheelman-111
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor
Replies: 54
Views: 1944

Re: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor

Greetings: As BTosi wrote, you must be exceedingly careful when you slide that close-fitting slide into its tunnel. Fingertip-pressure handling and no more. If it resists, withdraw and rotate a few degrees until you find the sweet spot. It should not take more force than picking up a pencil once it'...
by Wheelman-111
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1993 Honda Elite 50cc Carburetor Screws Reset
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: 1993 Honda Elite 50cc Carburetor Screws Reset

Greetings: There is a step-by-step in the Service Manual, but I just set the idle mixture to 1.5 turns out from lightly seated and screw in the throttle stop until it begins to lift the slide a little and fire it up. Idle speed is adjusted to 1800 once running, then twiddle with the mixture screw un...