Different OEM pulley?

Does your Spree/Elite already run great, and you're trying to make it quicker/faster? Need a monster motor swap? Discuss your ideas here.

Moderator: Moderator

Post Reply
User avatar
AKAspree85
BMX
BMX
Posts: 47
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Location: Commerce Twp, MI

Different OEM pulley?

Post by AKAspree85 »

I bought a new crank case for my project Spree because I stripped the threads on the crank that's on it. The one I bought came with a pulley I've never seen before. Not that I'm some kind of expert LOL...

Has anyone seen this? Pictured is the original, heavy pulley, the new one, and the SSS Speed pulley I was going to put on. The new one is aluminum and maybe a little lighter than the SSS pulley.
20220623_235112.jpg
20220623_235112.jpg (185.89 KiB) Viewed 213 times
20220623_235129.jpg
20220623_235129.jpg (186.04 KiB) Viewed 213 times
My babies, '99 Mazda Miata (Henry), '22 Genesis G70 (Sofia), '20 Kawasaki Z400 (Ziggy), '85 Spree (Lil' Red Riding Spree), '87 Spree (The Rat Rod)
User avatar
festercluck
Noob
Noob
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Re: Different OEM pulley?

Post by festercluck »

Anecdotally:

I have both an '85 and an '86. The '86 has the old pully. The '85 had the new one. I bought both used, so I can't speak to whether that condition is stock or not, but I believe it is.
mousewheels
Veteran OG
Veteran OG
Posts: 3633
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 8:10 pm
Location: North of Seattle, WA

Re: Different OEM pulley?

Post by mousewheels »

In your photo the center pulley is the early Spree. The pulley on the left of your pic is the newer one.

Check out noiseguy's thread detailing pulley differences and mods between 84/85 Spree vs 86/87 Spree and SB50.
http://hondaspree.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=998
User avatar
AKAspree85
BMX
BMX
Posts: 47
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Location: Commerce Twp, MI

Re: Different OEM pulley?

Post by AKAspree85 »

Thank you both for the info! I should have mentioned that the gold pulley came off my '87's original engine, and from what I was told the donor engine was from an '85 so that would make sense. I could swear that my '85 has the heavier gold pulley from when I replaced the belt, but now I am not sure... I do know that it was bone stock when I got it, only had 65 miles on it. I may have to pull the side cover to check now...
My babies, '99 Mazda Miata (Henry), '22 Genesis G70 (Sofia), '20 Kawasaki Z400 (Ziggy), '85 Spree (Lil' Red Riding Spree), '87 Spree (The Rat Rod)
User avatar
IvyOperator
Noob
Noob
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:27 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: Different OEM pulley?

Post by IvyOperator »

Honda used the middle pulley from the factory for their '84 and '85 Sprees, then switched to the left one for their '86 and '87 models. The left one is also the service part that Honda uses if they ever replaced the pulley. All the same engine, same gear ratio, just different hunk of metal.
1985 Honda Spree
- Scooter Swap Shop Speed Pulley
- MLM People's Sidebleed Pipe
- Decked Head
- Tuned stock carb
- Ebay Cone filter
Post Reply