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Old 01-01-2015, 06:09 AM   #1
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1987 Elite 150?

Hi Guys,

I'm about to go look at an Elite 150 from1987 with 10K miles. anything special I need to know?

thanks,
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:31 AM   #2
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Well, thanks for the advice guys. Based on your recommendations I just bought a 1986 elite 150 deluxe in electric blue, complete with pop-up headlight, with 9400 miles for the princely sum of $750. It looks good, starts right up and runs up to 59 indicated on the 80s era digital speedo. Awesome!
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:50 AM   #3
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I have the exact scooter, only red ,currently torn to shreds on my lift right now. It has almost 30,000 miles on it and runs like a clock. Started out wanting to fix a few minor issues and now its turned into a mess.Engine mount bushings ,noise in rear end which turned out to be variator issues.Believe it or not all the parts apparently are available,I hope. Its been nothing but a fantastic scooter that had a rough life.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:20 AM   #4
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Some questions. I didn't get documentation with this scooter. What weight oil do I use? What tires do you recommend? Are those tiny little rims actually tubeless? Any idea where to download a repair manual?
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:42 AM   #5
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:06 AM   #6
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They are tubeless and any tire you can find in that size will work and there aren't many anymore.As for oil I tend to use anything I have sitting around that's left over from other vehicles.Its only lubricating the engine,no clutch or trans so motorcycle specific oil is not necessary.I change mine every 1000 miles, rather than watching for the indicator to set off, because its easy to keep track of.My Elite 250 has 40k on it and the 150 has over 30k without an engine problem.Check for a cracked intake manifold if you have any performance problems,especially hard starting,I've never had a problem with the Honda elec.chokes.
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:02 PM   #7
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There the service manual for it . I would check the belt , rollers and see how old the tires are . Replace the anti freeze etc. Standard stuff to do with any ride you buy.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:15 PM   #8
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These seem super solid to me. I've only worked on one where the auto clutch 'failed.' Took it apart, cleaned it, couldn't find anything wrong, reassembled and it works like new.

I'd buy one if I could afford it/had room.

May want to get fresh tires as they do dry and get unsafe.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:06 PM   #9
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Fresh tires are fun. And 3.5 x 10 tires can cost as low as $30. So do it!

I'd clean the carb real quick, just standard carb cleaner. Then add some seafoam motor treatment to the gas tank and maybe every 5 tanks or so. Helps keep everything clean inside.

I've done a lot of work over the years to my elite. I'd say maybe 10% was required, the other 90% was just regular preventative maintenence.

Other things to think about are maybe a fuel filter added to the fuel line, Maybe a shut off valve for if you ever have to store it. Replacing all the fuel / vac lines is pretty easy and always good to do with 30 year old rubber lines.
Also another big thing is to check the rubber boot that goes from the carb to the engine. They're prone to cracking causing the bike to run lean.

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a good solid scooter

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Some questions. I didn't get documentation with this scooter. What weight oil do I use? What tires do you recommend? Are those tiny little rims actually tubeless? Any idea where to download a repair manual?
I put Michelin S-83s on mine and they work well, a good universal tread.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:46 AM   #11
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>>complete with pop-up headlight<<

And does it pop up? That's sometimes a weak spot with Elites.
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>>complete with pop-up headlight<<

And does it pop up? That's sometimes a weak spot with Elites.
Gee also a weakness with old men , does it still pop up at all ?
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:16 AM   #13
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Gee also a weakness with old men , does it still pop up at all ?
Hey! This isn't about me!
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:44 PM   #14
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Hey! This isn't about me!
Sorry I m a stand up comic with no filter at all. Really I have AIDS : Asshole in Denial sydrum . Beside I m getting old myself I had a 18 year old wave as she walk up the stairs and I thought i wanted to get her drunk. Yah so she would leave me alone .
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:56 AM   #15
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take a look in the shop manual

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>>complete with pop-up headlight<<

And does it pop up? That's sometimes a weak spot with Elites.
The manual shows how to adjust the pop up headlight. I think Honda pulled out all the stops to make a bullet proof pop up mechanism, after a few minutes with the original CH125 shop manual I had mine working again, It is a 1984.
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