Originally Posted by Wentwest
When I work on the deep mechanicals of a Honda Elite I'm impressed by the quality of workmanship and materials in these places where no customer was ever expected to go. The plastic body parts are fragile and get pretty worn looking with age, and they are not durable, but the serious machinery is really top grade. When you compare the original parts with Chinese reproduction mechanical parts it can be pretty shocking.
That's why I keep working on these old scooters. They are worth the effort.
I couldn't agree more! Even with 19k miles, and who knows what kind of maintenance before I bought it, I have been continually pleased to see that Honda really put some effort into building a lot of quality into this motor. Same story with my other Hondas, too.