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Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By riddleofsteel
Here is the story on my CH150. When I first got...

Here is the story on my CH150. When I first got it I drove to the local bike shop to get it inspected. On the way back I got stuck in traffic in 90 degree weather. At one stop light that seemed about...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 280,552
Posted By riddleofsteel
can you say silicone?

can you say silicone?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By riddleofsteel
I gave 1100.00 for my 1986 150 Elite with 3900...

I gave 1100.00 for my 1986 150 Elite with 3900 miles in excellent condition.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 280,552
Posted By riddleofsteel
some scooter seats have it better than...

some scooter seats have it better than others.........:wink::wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 32,028
Posted By riddleofsteel
I bought a Yamaha C3 50cc scooter with 50,000...

I bought a Yamaha C3 50cc scooter with 50,000 miles on it. Actually traded a pistol (worth $300) for it. They are water cooled and fuel injected. Scooter had many owners and no title so who knows how...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By riddleofsteel
I rode it for a while like that with a board in...

I rode it for a while like that with a board in my rear basket. It did ride better but I got tired of the board.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,337,181
Posted By riddleofsteel
1985 Honda Elite 150 ...

1985 Honda Elite 150

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af123/riddleofsteel/My%201985%20Honda%20Elite%20150/002.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By riddleofsteel
I ordered a set of new replacement shocks for the...

I ordered a set of new replacement shocks for the CB360. Installed them and the bike would no long sit on the center stand and the kick stand was useless. Loved the ride but the shocks are on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,088
Posted By riddleofsteel
Back in the day all cycle fuel tanks were steel...

Back in the day all cycle fuel tanks were steel and always rusted sooner or later. All it took was one flake or grain of rust to catch the float needle and hang it open when you parked your bike. Add...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,088
Posted By riddleofsteel
In a properly functioning carb you don't even...

In a properly functioning carb you don't even need a petcock. It is only if the float needle does not seat completely or if the needle/seat is worn that you have a real problem. Fuel goes from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By riddleofsteel
if so switch may have been stuck closed?

if so switch may have been stuck closed?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By riddleofsteel
when you hit the start button does the lights go...

when you hit the start button does the lights go dim but no starter turns?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,468
Posted By riddleofsteel
I still haven't discounted that there may be part...

I still haven't discounted that there may be part of the internal muffler that does not sound lose when shaking it but rattles under exhaust pressure. I have a spare muffler I picked up on e-bay that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,468
Posted By riddleofsteel
I have not been into the CVT yet but I cranked...

I have not been into the CVT yet but I cranked the Elite up today and was letting it warm up. For the first time I noticed a noise coming from low of the bike on the muffler side. Sure enough the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,468
Posted By riddleofsteel
After a LOT of reading I have concluded that I am...

After a LOT of reading I have concluded that I am going to tear down the CVT and inspect the variator and clutch assembly for wear. When I go to re-assemble the unit it will have all new seals,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,468
Posted By riddleofsteel
Thanks for the input. I use an electric...

Thanks for the input.

I use an electric impact gun to remove the transmission nuts we are discussing and a torque wrench to re-install them. I have worked on a few scooters but none larger than...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,468
Posted By riddleofsteel
That is what I love about this forum, I learn all...

That is what I love about this forum, I learn all kinds of stuff.

In listening to the noise thru the CVT cover it does seem to be coming from the BACK where the clutch is. As I stated I could not...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,468
Posted By riddleofsteel
To me it seems like the centrifugal force would...

To me it seems like the centrifugal force would hold the rollers to the outside of the variator and I am having some trouble understanding how they could be rattling like the noise I am hearing....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,468
Posted By riddleofsteel
My 1985 150 Elite also rattles at certain speeds....

My 1985 150 Elite also rattles at certain speeds. At idle there is a slight rattle that disappears with acceleration and re-appears around thirty mph.At that speed it often sounds like a can of nuts...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,377
Posted By riddleofsteel
in a pinch, at slow speeds a couple of pieces of...

in a pinch, at slow speeds a couple of pieces of rope tied around the tires will to give
traction
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By riddleofsteel
a lot of used parts are hit or miss on quality....

a lot of used parts are hit or miss on quality. try to get parts you KNOW will fit according to model, year, ect ect

look closely at picture the vendor provides for clues to condition, style and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By riddleofsteel
ebay ...

ebay

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=ch150+rear+wheel&_sacat=See-All-Categories
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By riddleofsteel
How many miles? If the exhaust valve spring is...

How many miles? If the exhaust valve spring is weak it could be floating the valve at higher RPMs. It would run fine at slower speeds.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By riddleofsteel
reviews of the Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie are less...

reviews of the Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie are less than stellar
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By riddleofsteel
Be sure that the bystarter is fully inserted into...

Be sure that the bystarter is fully inserted into the carb. I installed one on a GY6 carb once. I pushed it in and it clicked as it went into place. The scooter cranked and ran good cold but when it...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By riddleofsteel
Yeah I rode it around with CL360 shocks on for a...

Yeah I rode it around with CL360 shocks on for a while. I loved the ride. No wallowing in curves or bouncing on railroad tracks,

I took them off because my stands no longer worked. I considered...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By riddleofsteel
from ebay ad; FRAME # CL360-2024962 ...

from ebay ad;



FRAME # CL360-2024962

MOTOR # CB360E-2024920

BUILD DATE: 12/1974
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By riddleofsteel
mine is an 1985 might be the difference. ...

mine is an 1985 might be the difference.

what was your eye to eye measurement?

mine is 11.75 inches or 298.45mm
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By riddleofsteel
news flash the CL360 shocks are to long by...

news flash the CL360 shocks are to long by 1.5"
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By riddleofsteel
I actually have two sets of rear panels now, one...

I actually have two sets of rear panels now, one in blue and one in matte black with tan elite 150 decals. The matte black panels have a few craked reflectors and mouldinds but I can switch them at...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By riddleofsteel
actually sliders with flat sides seem to work...

actually sliders with flat sides seem to work better in most variator designs

they make less noise and are smoother
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By riddleofsteel
after running a search here and doing a LOT of...

after running a search here and doing a LOT of reading I find the CL360 series of shocks will work with only minor modification. Plus they are supposed to be a much better shock than the stock CH150...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By riddleofsteel
Shocks for Honda 150 Elite

Has anyone found a set of replacement shocks for their 1985/86 Honda Elite 150. I see plenty on E-bay but all old like the ones on my bike. I seem to remember a post where some Honda motorcycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By riddleofsteel
My two tone 150 Honda Elite

The former owner of my scooter apparently dropped it several times. His reaction to scratches and finish repair was a flat black paint job and custom decals that matched the camel colored recover job...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,436
Posted By riddleofsteel
Weird......... I just scored a muffler on E-bay...

Weird......... I just scored a muffler on E-bay for 29.95. I shook it just now and nothing is lose inside. If that is waht it is I can swap it it out. Next time I have the muffler off for tire change...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,436
Posted By riddleofsteel
1985 Honda Elite 150 CVT Noise

There seems to more owners of this bike here than on any other forum so here is a question.

When I am riding my 1985 Elite 150 acceleration and performance is excellent, however......At times I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By riddleofsteel
Do not ground the display for more than a few...

Do not ground the display for more than a few seconds or you may damage it, That is provided it is not toast already.

The temp needle on my Elite 150 runs between the low hash mark and the middle...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,565
Posted By riddleofsteel
Changed the carb insulator today. Learned a lot...

Changed the carb insulator today. Learned a lot about the way the bike is put together. Must say I am not crazy about the amount of stuff that must be removed to get to the variator and belt setup....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 876
Posted By riddleofsteel
Honda Elite 150 breather tube discharge

I recently had to drain my cooling system to change out the fan thermo sensor so I went out and bought some Honda coolant. While at the dealership I also bought some Amsoil synthetic oil. I figured...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,433
Posted By riddleofsteel
CDI box famous for intermittent problems...

CDI box

famous for intermittent problems like you discribe
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