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by Wheelman-111
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 803
Views: 94272

Re: Official NS50F thread

Greetings:

Honda VTR 250 with an aftermarket cowl.
by Wheelman-111
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key blanks for copies?
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Key blanks for copies?

Greetings:

I brought my lock into the dealer and they cut from the code stamped on the back. I recall paying something like $12, so not sure how much you can really save going online. YMMV.
by Wheelman-111
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key blanks for copies?
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Key blanks for copies?

Greetings:

Honda dealer is the only place I've found them. Then again, I haven't looked elsewhere...
by Wheelman-111
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Honda Technical Help
Topic: Here's Punkin
Replies: 31
Views: 7279

Re: Here's Punkin

Greetings: The overly-complex airbox on the Vespa S50 features a snake-like snorkel pipe that's flanged into the air intake of box. vespaairboxbaffle_29708.jpg It didn't look all that restrictive, but appearances can be deceiving. Throttle response had become balky, stuttering as the Texas Temps cli...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from France with a 1986 Aero 50
Replies: 223
Views: 29550

Re: New member from France with a 1986 Aero 50

Greetings: The low-speed "jet" is represented by a small bress stand-pipe alongside the Main jet tower. Not inrended to be removed, but it can be done if you are courageous and careful. Find a drill bit that fits precisely into the brass pipe. Too big and it won't go in of course. Too small and it w...
by Wheelman-111
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: 1988 Elite SA50 carburetor

Greetings:

I recently kitted my 2001 Elite carb ordering from 2WheelPros.com. Evidently the stuff for 1988 is more scarce, but you can see what they have here.
by Wheelman-111
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Cutting the intake center support AF16
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Cutting the intake center support AF16

Greetings:

It's been about 8 or 9 years since I read a post from a respected Forumista who warned a would-be porting artist against removing this center port support. Evidently he felt it was going to be a guaranteed air leak and seize issue. No personal experience myself...
by Wheelman-111
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1987 Honda Spree Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: 1987 Honda Spree Problem

Greetings:

Spree mileage? Air filter getting grungy? Compression check? New spark plug? Muffler getting clogged?
Late-summer operator weight gain?
by Wheelman-111
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Does Sea-Foam hurt the engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Does Sea-Foam hurt the engine?

Greetings: As tempting as it is to infer cause-and effect, is it just possible the engine malfunction doesn't have anything to do with the addition of the Sea Foam? Random malfunctions do occur. That said, I recently found my (cheap Chinese) fuel line to feel a bit "mushy" and had to replace it. I h...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Does Sea-Foam hurt the engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Does Sea-Foam hurt the engine?

Greetings:

I don't believe it can hurt the engine, but some organic compounds in things like Fuel Line might be susceptible to breaking down. Also consider the little rubber-tipped float needle.
by Wheelman-111
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: 2000 Elite SA50P mild build
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: 2000 Elite SA50P mild build

Greetings: A healthy completely stock SA engine can handle 9.1:1 gears (16/42) easily. Gears are described here. With clutch mods you barely notice the off-the line difference. Stock 50s with gears have been documented to exceed 45, (F3 recorded 49) but they're a little slow getting there and going ...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Honda Elite SA50P Stator
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Honda Elite SA50P Stator

Greetings:

All the lights except the headlamp and instrument cluster in fact depend on the battery, not the stator. Start by testing that. Anything much below 13 volts is not so good. Batteries last 3 years in brutal Deepinnaharta, Texas. Maybe a bit longer up north.
by Wheelman-111
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: SA50 Elite Side Panel 2/3 Tabs Intact!
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: SA50 Elite Side Panel 2/3 Tabs Intact!

Greetings:

Well fEeBaY finally caught fire, with a whopping $3.25 bid plus 7-8 bucks shipping. I believe Scooter Gang is one of the bidders. He hasn't responded to a PM yesterday. Since there are 2 bids, I'll rescind my offer to delete the eBay listing to see where this goes...
by Wheelman-111
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: Flash 9: Sanity Restored
Replies: 100
Views: 18786

Re: Flash 9: Sanity Restored

Greetings: Scooter sat for 3 days, fired up with One Kick! That hadn't happened in months. Just cleaned and re-gasketed, also replaced cheap Chinese fuel line that had begun to turn mushy. Anybody got 5mm decent fuel line? I had to replace with a length of the same cheap material... Also splurged on...
by Wheelman-111
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Just another AF16 Spree Swap
Replies: 49
Views: 1079

Re: Just another AF16 Spree Swap

Greetings:

Very nice work. Hey run the tranny vent into one of the holes of your custom filter cover. Self-oiling element! :)