*****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

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*****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by SpreeorDie85 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:04 pm

Just picked it up yesterday. I purchased it from the OG owner. It has right around 1800 miles. Really cool guy offered to help anyway he could with the Elite. His reason for selling was a combination of his wife, garage space & his growing collection of racing bicycles (Lance Armstrong style).Way more everything then my Spree. Runs amazing, the previous owner took really could care of it. I could tell he was sad :sad: :sad: :sad: to see it go. I assured him it was going to a good home. I found it on CL while looking for Spree parts & could not pass it up. I paid $500 probably a little to much. Sorry it took me so long to update the pictures. I would also like to say thank you for showing me the postimage.org. Way better alternative to photobucket. I HAVE NOT GIVEN UP ON MY SPREE. Stockpiling parts and waiting for Taz carb kit.I just want to be able to still ride something.

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Re: 1987 Honda Elite 50 S

Post by SpreeorDie85 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:26 pm

Updated post. Yo should be able to see the pics to all that could not before.

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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by Meatball » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:16 pm

NICE SCOOT! :2thumbs:
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Post by SpreeorDie85 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:19 pm

Meatball wrote: NICE SCOOT! :2thumbs:
Appreciate it.

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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by eclark5483 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:09 pm

Very nice find indeed. My daughter would absolutely love that color. If she were mine I'd put it in the most pristine condition possible with every accessory I could, and make it unique. Quite the rare scooter you have there.
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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by SpreeorDie85 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:46 pm

eclark5483 wrote:Very nice find indeed. My daughter would absolutely love that color. If she were mine I'd put it in the most pristine condition possible with every accessory I could, and make it unique. Quite the rare scooter you have there.
Enlighten me on this please.

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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by eclark5483 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:58 pm

First of all, the engine would get an overhaul of course. I'd install a topbox on the rear, temp and rpm gauges on the handlebars, restore the turn signal brackets, windshield, mp3 player (with speakers mounted into the topbox), LED underglow, and powder coated frame & rims (color matched in pink/lavender). Yeah, I'd pimp that ride and give it to my daughter as a backup to her Toadette TaoTao.
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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by Jonadz » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm

Are you the guy that buys every chrome stick on accessory at auto-zone for your dodge neon? Just yanking your chain elclark.

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Post by motormike » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:41 pm

*You did good duder... :smile:
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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by Jonadz » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:16 pm

Ha!

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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by Meatball » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:37 am

If youre looking to upgrade, I have a Polini Variator for this motor. Low miles. $55 shipped...lmk

Have other goodies too from my old SE50 motor build...depends what youre looking for.
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Post by SpreeorDie85 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:17 pm

Just ordered some cool s***...top secret. :popcorn: you'll have to wait and see .

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Post by eclark5483 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:47 pm

Jonadz wrote:Are you the guy that buys every chrome stick on accessory at auto-zone for your dodge neon?
I guess honestly, I have 2 trains of thought.

1. Preserve, which is a priority over 2.
2. Accessorize

Might explain my 86' restore a bit better. But really, it's about my kids. Scooters, for better or worse, will be pretty much their only means of transportation, so, I feel that since it will be what it is, you might as well make it usable, functional, and eye pleasing. On a 30+ year old scooter, you first focus on the body restoration and engine tuning, then add function like tach and CHT readings to maintain it, then add all the glitz, glamour, and glory. The end result is you don't have a scoot that's all busted up and ugly, it looks brand new. Underneath all the addons, is a well preserved machine.

Meh, it's a hobby I guess.
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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by SpreeorDie85 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:57 pm

Just sold the 85 Spree to a friend from school. It was hard to see it go. The funds are going to the Elite and 86 Spree.

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Re: *****1987 Honda Elite 50 S Pictures Fixed*****Updated

Post by SpreeorDie85 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:59 pm

eclark5483 wrote:
Jonadz wrote:Are you the guy that buys every chrome stick on accessory at auto-zone for your dodge neon?
I guess honestly, I have 2 trains of thought.

1. Preserve, which is a priority over 2.
2. Accessorize

Might explain my 86' restore a bit better. But really, it's about my kids. Scooters, for better or worse, will be pretty much their only means of transportation, so, I feel that since it will be what it is, you might as well make it usable, functional, and eye pleasing. On a 30+ year old scooter, you first focus on the body restoration and engine tuning, then add function like tach and CHT readings to maintain it, then add all the glitz, glamour, and glory. The end result is you don't have a scoot that's all busted up and ugly, it looks brand new. Underneath all the addons, is a well preserved machine.

Meh, it's a hobby I guess.

I don't always agree with your styling "choices" :smile: lol but your philosophy on scooters is on point!!

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