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Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,488
Posted By c_mccann
Try the CDI, mine went south, acted goofy-...

Try the CDI, mine went south, acted goofy- intermittent starting issues. If you have a new carb, it is a new carb and the new carb makes it perform as the old carb did- it is not the carb at this...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,382
Posted By c_mccann
Yes, but unless your new jack is stainless or...

Yes, but unless your new jack is stainless or bronze, it will be sacrificed. The screws are cheap compared to the item you are affixing, or affixing to- that is what needs to be protected. This...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By c_mccann
I second thegaragejournal.com. Fun site. Those...

I second thegaragejournal.com. Fun site. Those guys would snap them up in a second..
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,382
Posted By c_mccann
Use Tef-Gel. Google it- it is what the aircraft...

Use Tef-Gel. Google it- it is what the aircraft and refrigerator industry uses, along with the marine industry. I have a salt water boat and have used it in the past, works great. It is a paste...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,762
Posted By c_mccann
You're gonna hear the same from me as 90% of the...

You're gonna hear the same from me as 90% of the other responses. But, you are way ahead of the game to ask first and being honest with your intentions. Your old man did a good job raising you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By c_mccann
I had a Dr 350, loved that bike. Great balance,...

I had a Dr 350, loved that bike. Great balance, weight. I resprung and reshocked it and it was great. But, I'm 5'10" and 190 wet... It is an old school technology bike that runs good (weak...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By c_mccann
Nice!!! Congrats! Enjoy riding your revamped...

Nice!!! Congrats! Enjoy riding your revamped beast.!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Tortoise, I am still scratching my head on that. ...

Tortoise, I am still scratching my head on that. Turns out the CDI's can have intermittent cutting out, as mine was doing. 3 mechanics swore up and down that CDI's just quit working like a light...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By c_mccann
You say new engine, is it rebuilt fully, or a...

You say new engine, is it rebuilt fully, or a used one that is in running condition? Have you checked the compression? It is the compression that 'sucks' the gas vapors into the combustion chamber....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Seriously, I actually want a Hooters card..! I...

Seriously, I actually want a Hooters card..! I have received more than an education on this one, I hope the goose chase has ended at the CDI. I can say with certainty that that carb is the cleanest...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
As if these updates weren't all over the board,...

As if these updates weren't all over the board, here's a twist for all of my audience.

Still not starting.

I tracked down my old scooter mechanic on the phone, works for Glendale Honda in...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Thanks for the info, will see if it is the same...

Thanks for the info, will see if it is the same beast...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By c_mccann
Will be riding my XR650L at altitude, what jet do I need?

Doing a ride at Kennedy Meadows in a week. Can't wait, heard it is an awesome ride, but was advised to rejet the carb for the elevation. Any thoughts or experiences? I currently live at sea level...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Oh, update as of Monday. Rode Saturday for about...

Oh, update as of Monday. Rode Saturday for about 50 miles around town, rode great, got home and it has not started since. Tried about 10 times and no go....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Tortose, excellent idea on the float level, never...

Tortose, excellent idea on the float level, never thought of that, and will try...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Tested the on/off key switch, the kill switch,...

Tested the on/off key switch, the kill switch, the vacuum fuel tank valve, the ignition coil, the PCV valve. All 100% Also the vacuum diaphram on top of the carb that activates the tank valve...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Yes, it has an electric choke solenoid. It...

Yes, it has an electric choke solenoid. It tested out ok, but those things are known to be troublesome... U think it could be giving me grief?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
I'm also thinking of adding a hot start kitl-...

I'm also thinking of adding a hot start kitl- Honda XR 650's are known to need them, it is a tube with a valve that mounts to the intake boot and you open it before you start to let in more air...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Seriously. They sit behind the counters with...

Seriously. They sit behind the counters with $200 worth of T-shirts and baseball caps that make them look like they shop out of a dumpster and have the nuts to turn their noses up to me- frankly I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Success!!!!! You Won't believe this one..

Wrote the update above this morning, feeling like a failure, went back to the bike and just stared at the rotten thing. I noticed something- the carb, when mounted with the tang in the slot in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
NEW UPDATE- I'm ready for the dealer..

I pulled out the carb again, full disassembly, sent off for ultrasonic cleaning at my marine Honda dealer (I have a boat with a Honda 225), got back and reassembled- (dealer said it was spotless...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
The starter is the one thing that works like a...

The starter is the one thing that works like a champ, my wife thinks I should ride around with just the starter on, she calls it a hybrid.. Lol.

I am almost to the point of the dealer, I have to...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
fuel pump? Mine is a gravity fed model with a...

fuel pump? Mine is a gravity fed model with a vacuum operated petcock. I operated the petcock with a Miti Vac and it flowed fuel into a jelly jar at a fast rate of flow, a cup every 20 seconds.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Ok, update... Got new idle screw assy at the...

Ok, update... Got new idle screw assy at the dealer, screw, spring, washer, o-ring and installed it with the sequence as follows: spring first, washer, o ring. Dialed it in at 1-3/4 turns out per...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Thanks, but that only covers the left side of the...

Thanks, but that only covers the left side of the carb, per the Honda Fiche. Any others?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Does anybody have a good picture or schematic on...

Does anybody have a good picture or schematic on the 150 elite carb, mainly detailing the righ tside of the carb? Also- what is the order of the pilot screw, seal, washer and spring as it goes into...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By c_mccann
You can get a Honda Elite 80 in great shape for...

You can get a Honda Elite 80 in great shape for under a grand, change the oil and you'll get 30k out of it- most don't make it that long because they crash them before that. They'll go 45 top speed...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
Thanks!

Sounds good, thanks a million!

Just to clarify- this is the idle mixture screw (pilot screw) on the lower right side of the carb by the back (engine side), the one covered by a plug from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,476
Posted By c_mccann
1987 Honda Elite 150 Carb- Good News and parts help..!

My Elite 150 has never run right since new in 1987 (1500 miles ago). The previous owner had it since new and he and his dealer could never get it to run right. Problem in a nutshell- erratic...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By c_mccann
Yup, the motor turns with the starter no problem,...

Yup, the motor turns with the starter no problem, wind wind wind- starter and battery are good, just no life out of the motor. Got spark when pulled the plug and tested it, just no life. I let it...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,220
Posted By c_mccann
Valve adjust is a big deal as well as keeping up...

Valve adjust is a big deal as well as keeping up with the fluids. My Elite 80 just turned over 10k miles when I sold it and it ran new in every way. I used to change the oil every 800 miles and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,527
Posted By c_mccann
If it is in the rear, shake the muffler, my old...

If it is in the rear, shake the muffler, my old 1985 CH125 had a squeak that ended up with the muffler coming loose. Mechanic said it was very common with the elites, I found a mint used one and I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By c_mccann
1987 Elite 150 Euro- Hard Start Issues, need help

First, I am a long time lurker, this is my first post. I love this site, I hope I can contribute as much as I have absorbed from this site.

I sold my Elite 80, a good steed, but needed more...
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