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1985 Honda Elite 80

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:28 pm
by BM3216
I have a problem with my Honda Elite 80. It starts fine then after I drive a mile or so at full throttle it’s looses power as if it looses fuel. I have a new carburetor. New fuel tank valve and new spark plug. After it looses power and stalls it’s hard to restart. Anyone else experience this?

Re: 1985 Honda Elite 80

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:28 am
by motormike
Yes, have experienced this...typically, you need to check and clean the tank of rust and debris, replace old fuel and vacuum hoses.
Install a fuel filter.
You are losing fuel delivery.
Old hoses can deteriorate inside, swell shut, and introduce debris into the carb.
Float and needle can malfunction, usually caused by debris and rust.
At least remove the float bowl and check for debris.
I have had good luck with the Elite 80 replacement carbs from ebay for $59.95
Vacuum hoses are critical to the operation of fuel petcock.
No vacuum = No fuel

Re: 1985 Honda Elite 80

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:50 pm
by BM3216
Thank you I will give that a try