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Old 03-30-2013, 04:55 AM   #106
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These machines are as sturdy and durable as a brick, with minimum maintenance. Most of them are just neglected to death. Remember that in 1984 there was no synthetic oil, and they used regular gas. So, clean it up, check that the rollers in the variator aren't totally flat, check the condition of the belt, make sure your tires aren't 25 years old, and enjoy! There is a 150 service manual at http://www.hondaspree.net/phpBB3/vie...hp?f=11&t=8558

Sometimes the rear bearing in the swingarm is bad, but it could be dry. The bolt holding the rear wheel rotates with the wheel, but it can be loose sometimes. Most times the speedo cable is broken inside, but you can still get them from Honda.

The 85 150 is the same machine, Honda just increased the displacement to get it to meet standards for freeway legal.

These are very ugly, but they are the best scooters ever. They just run and run.
I have been using Mobil 1 synthetic since 1974. It came out in 1971.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:36 PM   #107
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Sometimes the rollers in the variator get out of their seats and jam and the variator doesn't work right. If you take off the belt cover and start the engine you should be able to see the variator squeeze closed as the engine revs up, and reopen at idle. If it doesn't then take it off, take it apart and reassemble it right. You need to keep it squeezed together as you put it on the shaft, and the press it on to the shaft all the way and hold it while you slide in the big bushing. Don't force the bushing, just slide it in, then put on the belt, the outer plate, the washer and the nut.
That was the problem, or I think it was. One of the rollers had come out of its track and gotten chewed up a bit. I should have the new ones tomorrow. I also ordered a new belt since it measured under min spec. Cleaned the carb last weekend and that looked pretty good. Hope the rollers solve the problem. It's going to start warming up and I wanna scoot and let the DR sit for awhile. It's been a work horse this winter and deserves a break.
Hopefully this will be the last time I have to tear the body off for awhile. I'm getting much faster at dismantling and reassembly though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:08 AM   #108
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Anyone know if the drive face on the 150 is the same as the 125? I've pretty much stripped the teeth on mine. They have different part numbers on Bike Bandit but I'm betting they're the same. they have one for the 150 but not the 125. Also wondering it the 150 carb insulator will fit. Most of the parts on the 125 are discontinued it seems.
BTW, put the new weights in the variator last night but still having problems. Tried putting a new belt on but only messed up the drive face more in the process. I need an extra set of hands to get the new belt on.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:08 AM   #109
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Got it! After new rollers, bearings, CDI, belt and other stuff the problem with the slow acceleration most recently was not having the airbox connected. Just doesn't get proper pressure to the engine. It's running better than ever. Hopefully I can leave the plastic attached for a few months now. What a nightmare this has been but I've learned a lot about this scoot and the next issue will hopefully be resolved much quicker.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:17 PM   #110
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Old Mr. Honda knew what he was doing with these scoots. Put it stock first, get it right, and start laughing at traffic and zipping through the city.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #111
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Old Mr. Honda knew what he was doing with these scoots. Put it stock first, get it right, and start laughing at traffic and zipping through the city.
I just posted it on CL tonight. If I can get $800 for it I'll let it go. There's an Aprilia Mojito I can get for $1000 that's 20 years newer. It's not as cool (even though they tried to make it a cool scoot), but I'm hoping it doesn't cause me as much trouble as this Honda has. I'm throwing in the towel while it's running right.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #112
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I just posted it on CL tonight. If I can get $800 for it I'll let it go. There's an Aprilia Mojito I can get for $1000 that's 20 years newer. It's not as cool (even though they tried to make it a cool scoot), but I'm hoping it doesn't cause me as much trouble as this Honda has. I'm throwing in the towel while it's running right.
You should be able to get that any day of the week. MOre then likely it's going to keep running now you ve got it all work out.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #113
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Here's the beauty of the Honda. I rode down the street to the Blind Tiger after dropping the kids off for a beer (I know...not cool). It's a beautiful warm night so figured I'd let it sit in the lot with the for sale sign on. People were asking who's scoot that was. Then some sort of custom painted HD and an older ZRX1100 pulled in. I was inside when they came in but started talking and knew the guy with the Kawi. He asks if that's my scoot. Of course I'm in sales mode so proceed to explain all the cool funk the scoot brings to manhood. The custom HD guy says...Did you see my bike? I say, yep, it's parked next to the Kawi, the guy next to me responds accordingly and the conversation goes back to my scoot and the Kawi.
Priceless!

If the Honda doesn't bring $800 I'll keep it just for bike nights.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #114
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The Elite is on CL waiting for a new home. Today I brought home it's replacement...I think. If the Honda doesn't sell I'll be keeping that and selling this one.

04 Aprilia Mojito. Does 60mph easy and on the flat 65 (indicated, no GPS to see how real those speeds are. Had a 60 mile ride bringing it home and it did great but the seat isn't a long haul seat by any means...







Picked it up for $1k and it has just over 4K miles on it. Got a new set of tires (not mounted) thrown in with it. I'm very happy.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:46 PM   #115
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Outside of it being the ugliest thing I've ever seen I'd say you got a great deal.Now you can strip down the Elite and make a streetfighter out of it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:08 PM   #116
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Outside of it being the ugliest thing I've ever seen I'd say you got a great deal.Now you can strip down the Elite and make a streetfighter out of it.
I know, compared to the Elite it's sort of an ugly duckling isn't it.
The Elite has to find a new home. I only have a small one car garage and 2 scoots and two motorcycles doesn't leave much room for working on the damn things.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #117
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The Elites are cool ugly.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:58 PM   #118
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Took the logical approach and wired up the new switch. My only real concern were the two green wires on the new and the green green/brown on the old switch so I just randomly connected those wires and the switch works. Now I can reinstall it and use the keys! I also got the locks for the seat and glove box with this kit ($16 on ebay, new, two keys). The glovebox lock fit, the seat lock didn't. I can get the seat off without the key so no big deal.
Hey ride4321!! I need your help! I have same new ignition switch like in the picture! I have honda elite 250 I need to put old ignition switch's connectors to new ignition switch wires ....

you connected the two new green wires to old green and green/brown, right? what color is the single connector on the old switch? I can't see in the picture...

I really hope to hear from you thanks :)
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:14 AM   #119
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Hey ride4321!! I need your help! I have same new ignition switch like in the picture! I have honda elite 250 I need to put old ignition switch's connectors to new ignition switch wires ....

you connected the two new green wires to old green and green/brown, right? what color is the single connector on the old switch? I can't see in the picture...

I really hope to hear from you thanks :)
Time to head to yahoo elite 250 group if no one answer the question you asked. They know these scooters like the back of you hand. You have to have an yahoo account to join up . If you have not download the ch250 OEM service manual google for it. Its online for free. It will tell that
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