85 Spree, test bed for mods

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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by deuce217 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:10 am

Yes, what he said before me. Thanks again for the effort to share your hard earned info.
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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by TOLAH » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:35 pm

Hi, Aloha I'm new to this an I'm wondering how can you upload pictures instead of the links to view would like to just put the pics up for everyone. :|

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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by eliteguy50 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:59 pm

TOLAH wrote:Hi, Aloha I'm new to this an I'm wondering how can you upload pictures instead of the links to view would like to just put the pics up for everyone. :|
Put [img]in%20front%20of%20the%20link%20and[/img] at the end of the link. You have to do this for each link. Should look like:

[img]link.com[/img]

and it will turn to a picture after you click submit as long as it is a valid link.
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Post by stucinthe80z » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:47 am

keithw wrote:You missed the point. I'm going to take the wimpiest, can't do nothin' to make it go fast scooter and kick some booty with it. My point of view is that if you take a faster scooter motor and put it in a Spree frame you don't have a Spree any more. You have an Elite or whatever with a Spree frame.

BTW, just how fast is your stock se50?

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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by noiseguy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:33 am

Ah... Zombie thread... Keith hasn't been on here since 2009.
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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by cmoreoke » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:28 pm

can't wait for future developments on your test spree!
i have an 84 and an 85. 84 don"t even have a petcocck cover!

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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by cmoreoke » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:35 pm

just found out keith was killed when he hit a wall in late 2009 while on a test run! :(

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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by Dr_Craw » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:28 pm

Thats sad, man that sucks.
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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by NeuroManson » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:08 pm

Hi guys, first time Spree owner, first time poster.

Snagged a 85 for $400 (a little on the high end, but it came with free delivery from Seattle and around 99% intact, even has the petcock cover). Found that it needed a partial carb rebuild (very partial, the throttle slide was missing its needle retainer clip), then managed to somehow tune it by ear. No bogging down, and manages to pull 28 despite my being 40 lbs over the maximum weight, even with around 10-15 lbs of groceries over that. It's the black with salmon logo (I refuse to call it pink) version.

I'm up in the air whether to do a repaint (though the paint already looks good) or just keep it the same color and pimp it with some pinstripes or whatnot.

I'm also very interested in seeing the mods. I lack a garage though, so I'm stuck with what I can do on my apt patio, swapping a Dio seems out of the question at the moment. Also, are there any benefits to stretching it? I used to have 1987 Helix and a 1985 Elite 250, and while very similar mechanically (and of course it's stretched), the Helix always handled a lot better than the Elite with that added length.

Anyway, back to reading the rest of the thread, thought I'd say hi and ask for any advice.

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Re: 85 Spree, test bed for mods

Post by Red Eft Performance » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:25 am

cmoreoke wrote:just found out keith was killed when he hit a wall in late 2009 while on a test run! :(
Wow really?
His profile said his last login was 2013.
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