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by Wheelman-111
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: The Future of Smoke
Replies: 0
Views: 32

The Future of Smoke

Greetings:

From the esteemed Technical Editor of a major motorcycle magazine:
https://www.cycleworld.com/does-two-str ... =ene120618
Interesting reading, and explains the demise of our affordable, beloved but simple Hondas.
by Wheelman-111
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Just another AF16 Spree Swap
Replies: 79
Views: 2425

Re: Just another AF16 Spree Swap

Greetings: A most sanitary and well-executed build, well-done. Word of Caution: The black cup on that air filter quiets the intake moan but is extremely restrictive in my experience. Well-tuned for an open foam filter, my Fabrizi would barely run when that cap went on. Probably needs 3 or more jet s...
by Wheelman-111
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: NQ50 Carb vs SE50 Carb
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: NQ50 Carb vs SE50 Carb

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The bystarter on the Elite/Aero sits on the opposite side of the throat, and will foul the shock absorber on the Spree/SB frame.
by Wheelman-111
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identify this engine...
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Identify this engine...

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Deemed too expensive for Honda to bother to certify. Probably better-than-Spree/Elite E for acceleration, but still limited to maybe 3HP.
by Wheelman-111
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identify this engine...
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Identify this engine...

Greetings:

Pal?
by Wheelman-111
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooters in Asia
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: Scooters in Asia

Greetings: Early '60s "midsize" Honda Twins carried the Benly name. This may have been pre-overhead cam era. They sold like hotcakes and made Honda grow into serious contention in the motorcycle world, challenging the venerable British bikes. https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=honda+benly+150&FORM...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Just another AF16 Spree Swap
Replies: 79
Views: 2425

Re: Just another AF16 Spree Swap

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I dunno… switch to a Corsa or MHR?
by Wheelman-111
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Just another AF16 Spree Swap
Replies: 79
Views: 2425

Re: Just another AF16 Spree Swap

Greetings:

Honestly can't recall the foggiest glimmer of where I got mine all those years ago... Now I'm intrigued, may have an invoice in a dusty file someplace. I'll look if I remember and get the chance.
by Wheelman-111
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Just another AF16 Spree Swap
Replies: 79
Views: 2425

Re: Just another AF16 Spree Swap

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Fabrizi is another good choice, and mine at least was faster than the Corsa I had previously. 49mm slug and 78ccs, high-RPM port timing too. More torque than the Corsa down low.
by Wheelman-111
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Just another AF16 Spree Swap
Replies: 79
Views: 2425

Re: Just another AF16 Spree Swap

Greetings: As power numbers increase, belt slip with the stock spring strength starts to be a problem. Relative spring tension is easily measured using a fixed end-point and a bathroom scale. See Tech Docs. RPM behavior can be compensated with heavier weights, keeping the same revs across the range ...
by Wheelman-111
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: 》HELP《 72cc 》70 mph TUN!NG!!
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: 》HELP《 72cc 》70 mph TUN!NG!!

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That's a FAST Elite E! Nice job. Hope you've upgraded the brakes...
by Wheelman-111
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Moderators Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Moderators Help!

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I couldn't find R1008 among the members. Then again, I am , ahem , challenged in the area of these computer thingies. Noisy?
by Wheelman-111
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: 》HELP《 72cc 》70 mph TUN!NG!!
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: TUNing..?!?

Greetings: 65 is already a respectable speed on Corsa aluminumm (I presume) bore as the Polini Contesta Iron cylinder won't exceed 60 with its more conservative porting. Not familiar with G-Dash pipe but I suspect it to be a Sport exhaust that won't allow the RPM you need to go much faster. If by Ke...
by Wheelman-111
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Spree won't stay running
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: 86 Spree won't stay running

Greetings: Lack of spark seems unlikely. Assuming the top end was installed airtight, compression will be presumed to be adequate. That leaves fuel in or exhaust out. My money is on a faulty petcock and/or float valve. If the spark plug (try a NEW one...) is dry, no gas is getting down from the tank...
by Wheelman-111
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official NS50F thread
Replies: 805
Views: 97477

Re: Official NS50F thread

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Honda VTR 250 with an aftermarket cowl.