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by Wheelman-111
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel

Greetings:

Check your centerstand as soon as you install the new (wider 90/90?) tire. You may see contact. The stand can be trimmed or bent outward if necessary. Not sure if the '86 centerstand is the same as my '87's was, but that one rubbed for sure.
by Wheelman-111
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel

Greetings: Now you just hold on a minnit! I don' know Nuthin, an' anyone who sez otherwise is a dirty, stinkin' Liar! :) AH,Ha-ha, I keed, I KEED you! The Aero already has limited rear suspension travel, and the damper is composed of Wrigley's Spearmint gum on a stick. The Official Specs limit weigh...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel

Greetings:

Here is a RIM
Enjoy!
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: insulator block
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: insulator block

Greetings:

I assume you mean the brownish-colored fitting between the carb and manifold?
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel

Greetings: 2006 should be just fine. Honda went to a different design and country source for the "Metropolitan" later in the 20-teens. Weird that it went to liquid-cooled, then back to air-cooled and fuel-injected at some point - but I don't know the exact years of these changes. Be advised that you...
by Wheelman-111
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: Swapping Rear '86 Honda Aero Wheel

Greetings: The early Met wheel is a bolt-on - there are some late-model (2016?) exceptions. The 90/90 tire MIGHT foul the centerstand, but not sure and the stand can be modified accordingly. The rims don't bend from rider load but from poor tire mounting technique or perhaps careless use over pothol...
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 86 Spree torque settings
Replies: 2
Views: 66

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: 140

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: 91

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: 251

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: 251

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: 23
Views: 604

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: 354

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: 159

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: 10
Views: 646

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.