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Old Yesterday, 10:18 PM   #1
hardypalmguy OP
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Picked up a 1987 Honda Elite CH150

Hey guys,

I recently picked up a 1987 Honda Elite CH150 as I was looking for a scooter that had enough power to take on anything except the interstates. I want to use it commuting to and from work as a gas saver and most roads country roads here are 45 to 55 mph.

After some initial testing, it looks like I'm topping out at 50-53 mph on flat roads, I can get up near 60 mph when going downhill and on moderate inclines it falls back to 45 mph at the top end.

So far I patched up and painted the body pieces, replaced the coolant with fresh stuff, changed the oil with 10w30, changed the transmission oil with 10w30 and greased all the pivot points.

I want to get more speed out of this thing as I've read that 60-65 is attainable. I was thinking of replacing the CDI with this: http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/n...cdi-150cc.html and replacing the spark plug. Any recommendations for a good top end spark plug?

Also, do I need any special tools to wrench on this? I'm not afraid to get "elbow deep" in things, just want to make sure I have the right tools. Has anyone found a downloadable 1987 manual? I've found 1985-1986 manuals online but it seems the diagrams aren't scanned in that clearly and obviously there are subtle differences to the 1987 model.

Thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 PM   #2
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Start with a new belt and some fresh rollers.
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 PM   #3
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Start with a new belt and some fresh rollers.
The belt was replaced right before I bought it.
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