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by Meatball
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: 1997 Honda Dio SR AF18
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: 1997 Honda Dio SR AF18

Get a wider bearing. The ones I run are like 15.7mm or so. The small end bearing that Athena provides must be for a different slug. The bearing cage can hang out either end a bit, thats fine. Even the rod on the Malossi MHR is 12.5mm or something so the width of the Athena rod is spot on. SSS has go...
by Meatball
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 spree noise at low speed? Clunking
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: 1986 spree noise at low speed? Clunking

Clunking noise: check for a broken clutch spring or a slipping belt. Heat is caused by friction so something is rubbing wrong. Check for excessive wear markings everywhere under the belt cover.
by Meatball
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 spree noise at low speed? Clunking
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: 1986 spree noise at low speed? Clunking

i need help but i havent had any replies i think this forum is dead im gonna look elsewere You posted only yesterday with your problem. Give people some time to respond. Everyone here is just Regular Joe’s with jobs, families and busy lives. Maybe everyone is busy working on their own scooter or ou...
by Meatball
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Honda spree engine swap questions
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Honda spree engine swap questions

There still may be plastic trimming needed to the rear mudflap because the tire is further back. Also the plastic body panel on the muffler side. Not sure about fitment of Australian models but US models needed it. The muffler makes contact with the body plastic when you sit on the scoot and compres...
by Meatball
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Honda spree engine swap questions
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Honda spree engine swap questions

Do not drill out the engine mount hole. Use the 10mm engine bolt and simply insert spacers into each mount bushing. The alignment pins for the belt cover work perfectly for this. The three mounts that Ive cut, I just left the rubber bushing in and cut it in place. The one side you cut to the weld an...
by Meatball
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: '85 spree idling really high
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: '85 spree idling really high

Side note: the hole in the middle of the airbox lid needs a screw. If you run without it, the lid will fly off and probably be gone forever. Find a random coarse thread screw and put it in….FYI, airbox lids are getting hard to come by these days and when you do find one, they arent cheap.
by Meatball
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Another Psycho Spree
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Another Psycho Spree

Fuel, Fire, Air…you know the drill. If youre confident the fuel delivery system is up to snuff then check fire. When it dies, pull the spark plug to see if its soaking wet. That would suggest fuel delivery is there but fire is not. Could be a bad CDI, faulty ignition coil, etc… Intermittent issues a...
by Meatball
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Another Psycho Spree
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Another Psycho Spree

Odds are slim its the case, at least Ive never heard of or experienced it. Crank seals pop out, reed petals get stuck, petcocks go wonky as well as a few other hidden snags that happen. Have you pulled the flywheel to check that crank seal? Its really not acting like crank seal the way it runs…then ...
by Meatball
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Another Psycho Spree
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Another Psycho Spree

Replace the fuel line with clear fuel tubing from the local auto parts store. Ride it with the plastic off. When it stalls, take a look at the line and see if theres fuel in it. I had intermittent petcock issues one time that drove me mad. It would randomly get stuck while riding and shut off the fu...
by Meatball
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: New project scoot and wondering whare to start
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: New project scoot and wondering whare to start

Spree wheels are plentiful around here. Post a “Wanted” ad and your prayers will be answered by someone. I have a bunch but Im simply too busy to go digging for them in storage and pack/ship it out. Plan of attack should start with ordering a new air filter/spark plug combo NOW. Link here: https://w...
by Meatball
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: plugged carb float bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: plugged carb float bowl

Road Dog wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:41 pmi just went ahead and drilled out the bowl
:crazy:
by Meatball
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: '85 spree idling really high
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: '85 spree idling really high

Mystery solved. That barrel be backwards….either that or its a throttle cable issue. Too short, massive kink, etc. Also when you unscrew the carb cap there should be a long spring between the barrel and cap. That spring is what forces the barrel back down to idle position when you let the grip go. I...
by Meatball
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: She’s gettin’ there!
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: She’s gettin’ there!

Dump that af05e for the 16. Save yourself some agony.
by Meatball
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: '85 spree idling really high
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: '85 spree idling really high

Good work on covering the drilled holes. Duct tape works just fine too. The stock Spree needs the back-pressure of a sealed airbox lid to be happy. Extra holes are for those that monkey with big bore kits which I DO NOT recommend on the Spree motor. Big can-o-worms there. Get a new filter, oil it, s...
by Meatball
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: '85 spree idling really high
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: '85 spree idling really high

Youre getting extra air from somewhere. First see if the carb barrel isnt fully seated. Take off the airbox and boot, have a look into the carb to see the barrel height. There should only be a small sliver of opening at the bottom of the barrel at zero throttle position. This tiny gap allows just en...