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by noiseguy
Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modification of NQ50 1986 Honda Spree
Replies: 49
Views: 4575

Fred,

They'll go about 30 MPH max on level ground. I'm working to improve that on mine...

As for storage, there's a front rack that was OEM, as well as a glove box that went behind the leg guard. I have idea how easily available they are now; check Ebay.
by noiseguy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPREE WON"T IDLE
Replies: 17
Views: 5736

Email drichardson@core.com or check ebay. There might be a way to lock it out, but I doubt it would be worth the hassle.
by noiseguy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the board!
Replies: 14
Views: 2388

The nice thing about this site is that, since it's paid for, we have something like 400 megs of storage and gigs of monthly download transfers available. Which means we could put fairly large files here. As far as funneling interest, what I would like to do is slowly transfer the membership from the...
by noiseguy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum question
Replies: 1
Views: 904

There's an option for letting users upload avatars. Should work now. You would upload it in the "Your Account" section.
by noiseguy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPREE WON"T IDLE
Replies: 17
Views: 5736

Sounds like your choke plunger isn't opening. If so, you're running rich.

Go to the technical forum, there's a blurb there on checking choke operation. You can "lock out" the choke by partially withdrawing it in the hole.

Let us know what you find out.
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the board!
Replies: 14
Views: 2388

Re: new forum

i think this is a cool idea, but lose the security login :wink: No, I like the security login, which you only have to key in about once a month if you use the same computer. Here's why: 1) It keeps track of what you've read and haven't read. Stuff you haven't read shows up as yellow notes, stuff yo...
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: How to check the Spree choke
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

How to check the Spree choke

From http://www.scootertherapy.com/nqchokepage.html --------------- This only works if the throttle is closed, as it operates on a separate air passage next to the throttle slide. If you open the throttle slide, no air is drawn through the passage for the choke. The wires heat a ceramic type heater ...
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical Documents
Topic: How to clean fuel tank
Replies: 2
Views: 5802

Comment from Jerry: --------------------- Your basic theory is great with only one exception. you say to drain fuel and then put in metal nuts to knock off the rust. that could be a fatal mistake. sparks and fuel dont mix. use water and glass marbles instead. the acid is good practice too as it remo...
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical Documents
Topic: How to clean fuel tank
Replies: 2
Views: 5802

How to clean fuel tank

This worked so well i thought i should post it. i had a really rusty tank, not rusted through just filled with rust and old gas. it cost about $6 to do, for gas and clr. first, dump all the old gas out. remove the fuel cap and fuel level sensor and shake it all out. remove the vacuum fuel shutoff. r...
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical Documents
Topic: How to clean the fuel petcock or shutoff
Replies: 1
Views: 4578

As above, but different cleaning method:

i soaked the entire valve in clean gasoline. put it in a mayonaise jar and fill it enough to cover it. make sure to flip it up so the air gets out of the vacuum port and gas outlet. i soaked what i thought was a bad valve for 5 days, it works now.
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Documents
Topic: How to clean the fuel petcock or shutoff
Replies: 1
Views: 4578

How to clean the fuel petcock or shutoff

From Jerry: ------------------- When a spree has been stored for a long period the vacuum shutoff valve usually sticks shut and will not allow fuel to flow even under vacuum. ive fixed this problem a bazillion times. heres how.... just dont rush..... drain fuel from tank. siphon or whatever. remove ...
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical Documents
Topic: How to clean the carb
Replies: 2
Views: 10878

How to clean the carb

From Jerry: ------------------ 1. remove air tube from air cleaner box. usually just a small metal ring held on by a phillips screw. push back out of the way. 2. remove fuel inlet hose at carb. factory is red fabric covered rubber tube. if the end is cracked or deteriorated replace. i recommend surg...
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Spree hopups, starting point
Replies: 24
Views: 4214

I am starting through these mods on my scooter. first off, the inner pulley needs .030" taken off the inside, not 1/16". any more than that and you will be running the belt outside the pulley. as for the head, it looks like you could take a max of .030" off the head before you lose minimum piston to...
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Spree hopups, starting point
Replies: 24
Views: 4214

Spree hopups, starting point

Edit: Numbers listed below are wrong. Ideas might be on the right track. Read on. All, found these on another board. never personally tried them, but here they are. the jetting change, notably, is going to need to be done in conjunction with the manifold and filter change, and probably exhaust as w...
by noiseguy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the board!
Replies: 14
Views: 2388

Welcome to the board!

All, Welcome to the new home of the Honda Spree board. The board is dedicated to the Honda Spree. I had no idea how much interest there was in this old scoot. The current site, even though it isn't that great, received over 500 posts in 1 month, and over 1000 over the last 9. We'll see how it goes. ...