2001 Elite SR Build

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2001 Elite SR Build

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hey guys, thanks for having me :) ive been lurking on here for a while and i thought i'd finally make an account. i bought my elite in july 2019 with 700 miles on it with one of my friends. it was a twin set, and the previous owner bought them new from a dealer for him and his wife to use with their RV. they sat for around 16 years, so he had them serviced and threw them up on facebook marketplace for $700 each. sorry in advance for the picture dump if you're not a fan of it.

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first thing i did was the basic stuff. take the skirts off and hide them on a shelf, metropolitan wheels, 90/90 heidenaus, 9:1 gears, green polini clutch springs, white polini contra, AF16 tact tail lamp. i also bought a S6 clutch bell because it looked cool.

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then i rode it straight into the back of my truck trying to do a burnout in my garage. that was fun. it was impossible to find another red hood, so i found a NOS black one and shelved it. later on, i bought a taiwanese DJ50 headset, which also happened to be black, so i slapped them both on after waiting a couple weeks for it to arrive. it's dual bulb with led turn signals. also if you notice, my reflectors disappeared. i swapped to an AF16 tact glovebox while i had the front end dismantled as well.

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it started coming together, and i was glad it didn't look like every other elite out there, but i still wanted more. i ditched the springs in the forks to slam it, and swapped out the rear shock with one from a honda squash (after removing the spring in that too). also mounted some ruckus wheels.

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it still wasn't how i wanted it though, so i found a SSS stretch mount from when they made those, and pushed the rear out a couple inches i think. im not sure on that one.

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i couldn't run the squash shock anymore, so i removed the spring from the OEM elite one and added some metal spacers to get it as low as i could with the stock airbox.

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then i bought some burner side panels for paint, rather than painting the minty red ones. i saw a nice 2020 camaro in traffic in this color, so i said "i'll do that."

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and here's how it came out. last pic is a comparison between stock length and the SSS kit's stretch.

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i still wanted to go lower, so i got rid of the stock airbox, and used one from an AF27/AF28 dio. i just pulled the boot from the elite's and popped it in the dio's, since they have a bigger boot over in japan.

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then i shaved down the seat

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before and after

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and then i mounted an AF27/AF28 wing

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and this is where we're at. i tinted the headlight and turn signals with a smoked vinyl film to match the tinted tail light.

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ive since ditched the mirror, i think it looks faster without it lol.

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i'm 260 lbs, so it tops out at 46 mph. next up is getting to at least 65. i have a corsa in my closet, and a scorpion pipe coming in the mail. i'll be sending the motor off to be ported and built by darin at n4s so i can get the most out of it. the only thing i don't know, is what crank to run. i'm stuck between the malossi crank, the 43.2mm TWH mini, or the 45mm jiso mini.
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That is an excellent build! I like almost everything about it. If you get the crankshaft before sending it off to Hawaii, Darin will know how to port that cylinder for you. I don't think he could get the timing and squish set correctly unless he could measure the crankshaft. I love the color scheme and the Tai headset! Thanks for bringing it out for us brutha!
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Re: 2001 Elite SR Build

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Darin knows what hes doing. Solid dude for sure. Nice scoot.
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