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Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Prodigium
Details

Sounds like success will be in the details. Years ago I saw a piston for a 150 that looked like a F1 piston and weighed 2/3rds of the stock. Anyway, with the stock carb with a conical K&N and my...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Prodigium
Modding a Honda CH-150

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Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Prodigium
Rich

At this point I'm not worried about burning valves because it is running so rich I practically choke when exhaust drifts up to my face, and warmed up at idle light lack smoke is visible in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Prodigium
The bystarter works. Out of the carb I turned my...

The bystarter works. Out of the carb I turned my jerry rig on and the needle extends and the bystarter gets warm. (According to the wiring schematic the alternator has a coil that supplies power to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Prodigium
Advice please

I have two scoots, a 03 Honda Reflex and a 87 150 Elite. On the 150 I have a cylinder head I've mildly ported and polished. I have a conical K&N on the carb. I cut open a junk muffler to see what...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By Prodigium
2004

I'm also looking for a 2004 alternator, which makes 400 watts compared to the 240 watts of my 2003. It may not work cause the 2004 rotor is a different P/N than the 2003, but the crank P/N are the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By Prodigium
Progress on my Reflex

I bought a 2003 yellow Reflex and was not happy with its performance. It needed some help so I disassembled it, fixed stuff, and looked at everything as I took it apart with an eye to mods. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By Prodigium
Gasket

I have to replace my REflex ex gasket. I'll let you know how mine fit.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Prodigium
Muffler mod

Damn camera dumped all my picks and I'd taken plenty. I used to be a Navy weld inspector so I sliced the end off using the thinnest cutter possible, a hack saw and dremel cutting wheel. If a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Prodigium
Reflex muffler mod

Just finished modding a Reflex muffler I bought. Cut the end caps off to find it is basically a large glasspack that also functions as a thermal reactor for emissions. The passages inside cause the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Prodigium
I've done this.

I removed the entire air box and put a cone K&N right on the carb intake. To me, the major limiting factors on my 150 was the air box, apparently designed so that the intake pulses destructively...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By Prodigium
Alternator

Looking in my Honda manual it says the '01 - '03 Reflex has a 0.29kw, or 290 watt alternator. After '03 it has a 400 watt alternator. Does anyone know if the higher output alternator will bolt onto...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,825
Posted By Prodigium
Temps

All this makes me think it will do no harm removing the air injection system, (which will get rid of some of that rat's nest under the seat) which will end the afterburning that takes place in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,825
Posted By Prodigium
Mazda

Mazda? Yeah. On their carbed rotary they used a similar method to reduce unburned hydrocarbons, which passed a lot of raw fuel through the engine. It was an insulated, dual walled, steel chamber...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,041
Posted By Prodigium
Moped

Yeah, I get scooter skepticism all the time. My students ask me if that's my motorcycle helmet on my desk. I say yes and I ride a scooter. They say, "Oh, a moped." I say no moped goes 85mph and...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,825
Posted By Prodigium
Thanks

Thanks, Sportsman Matt for that link. I appreciate the drawing BRed did. It helps a lot. It looks a lot like the Elite 150 muffler, just not flattened and squashed like the 150. Despite Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,825
Posted By Prodigium
Exhaust

http://japan.webike.net/categories/100000_110000_113000_113044.html

Lots and lots of aftermarket exhausts available here, and lots of other stuff.

To find a troublesome oil leak get some oil...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,825
Posted By Prodigium
Can't sleep

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Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,825
Posted By Prodigium
Too much heat.

I suspect this may be my problem in that the intake valve, after 5K, is nearly out of its range of adjustment, maybe due to head displacing. I have found that access to the engine is possible for...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By Prodigium
Carb heat.

I suspected it was for icing, a distinct possibility on Oregon's mid 30s and very foggy days. I think I've finally got it fixed. It is amazing how quickly you can find leaks with UV dye. Thanks...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By Prodigium
Water

It looks like he replaced the coolant with straight water. Does anyone know about that gosh darn carb heater on the Reflex? Is it to avoid carb icing, or is it emissions related? The Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By Prodigium
Oil flood fixed

The water pump was destroyed by the long sitting, shaft seriously corroded to the point of uselessness. I got a complete new pump cartridge. This won't happen again cause I now use a waterless...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,169
Posted By Prodigium
Beautiful

Mine is red, and a little more worse for wear than yours is. I also have a 250 Reflex. I really enjoy the 150, and in modifying it I learned a couple of things. The head pipe is 2/3rds larger than...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,009
Posted By Prodigium
Honda EFI

Was cruising the net and found a paper by Honda R&D. They were working on a EFI that basically looked like a normal carb but it had the ECU, temp and pressure sensors, air flow, basically a near...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By Prodigium
Thanks

That's just what I thought it was. You'd think that the manual would mention it. Yeah, it is early for that to leak and I only use Honda parts, it's worth it. The scooter is pretty nice, and I may...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By Prodigium
Oil flood

Just bought a gently abused 2003 Reflex 250 with 4,800 miles. I already have a CH-150 Elite and before that a BMW 1100GS. Huh?, you may say. Can't bend my knee anymore to sit a motorcycle, but a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,891
Posted By Prodigium
Another thing to consider...

... is as width increases, so does circumference so fender and other clearances that exist around the tire need to be checked. I've been looking for a larger tire myself, and my major concern has...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,791
Posted By Prodigium
Chain lock

When I was serving out my Navy career I ran two weight test shops, and, in the 1980s I had a beautiful 1975 Honda CB400F that I wanted to keep. I did that by getting 8 feet of small boat anchor...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 664
Posted By Prodigium
Gearing

I remember seeing in here, somewhere, that a spacer could be put in one of the pulleys to alter the gearing. As I remember, from the foggy past of last Christmas when I saw it, the spacer lowers the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,061
Posted By Prodigium
Range

One of those would suck in the north. On a 20F day, theoretically the range would be cut by half, maybe more. Or, if you go to work and the temps drop a lot during the day, you may be walking home....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,274
Posted By Prodigium
Oregon

I'm moving to Beaverton to semi-retire and substitute teach there and in Hillsboro. I may even do something crazy, like ride the Honda out there on Highway 2.
I understand your yahooing in your...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2008, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,274
Posted By Prodigium
Fun 150

I have one if these and love it. Its predessor was a '95 BMW R1100GS with all the good off road stuff, 11 gallon tank, Ohlins shocks, lights, cases, etc.
-I've been thinking of other tires and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,175
Posted By Prodigium
Speedo's lie...

...but GPS doesn't! I repeated my speed run of yesterday on the same route with back to back runs in opposite directions to cancel out wind, which was coming from the side. This time I duct taped...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,175
Posted By Prodigium
CH150 perfromance

I have a '87 CH150. It has given me 85mpg in light riding, not goosing it all the time. My top speed is 10mph faster than 58mph. I've GPS'd my speedo @ 3mph low and pegged the needle at over 65mph...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Prodigium
The problem is

that the cam lobes are not visible from outside the engine. On this engine, the rockers are above the cam, attached to the cam cover so they cannot be viewed without taking the cam cover off. THe...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Prodigium
Thanks

For the info. I've already put a nice K&N filter on it, ridding the induction system of the twists and turns, and I've also provided a direct path for outside, cool air for it to breathe. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By Prodigium
Year-round riding

I've been riding year round for 30 years now. My scooter is lousy in the snow, but I still ride it. The best was my R1100GS w/ anti-lock.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Prodigium
CVT&Gearing

I'm working on a 87 Honda Eilte 150 project with the focus on MPG, not max HP. I'll gain a little HP/torque with what I'm doing to the engine, now I need to address the CVT and making the gearing...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By Prodigium
Cold weather riding

I've been riding motorcycles, scooters and bicycles year round for 40 years. I find layers work well. Hands have been my major problem. Several of my fingers have been frostbit, and are painfully...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Prodigium
Tech stuff

I'm doing a project on a 1987 Honda CH150 Elite and need some new parts. I need a piston, rings and silicon valve seals. Anyone know any sources for such stuff. Also, on the GY6 engine, how do you...
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