Honda Elite 150 1987 Restoration

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  1. brycekauai

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    Thanks! I put the two remaining gaskets I had left up in there and I'm going to have to get some new bolts, mine rattled off and the ones I got at the hardware store aren't cutting it. Wanna get it nice and snug before I do any real riding.

    If I do a custom exhaust, were would I cut the original pipe?
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  2. Eliter85

    Eliter85 Been here awhile

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    Wow, thats great that you've done so much to the scooter. I have a '84 CH125 sitting here that also looks like it was stored in a bucket of water and I've pretty much given up on the idea of restoring it. But I might have to try after seeing this.. If i can get it registered anyways.
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  3. brycekauai

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    2 Things.

    1.You should for sure go for it. When all else fails, make it a skelly. I heard a guy say on a forum that a can of flat black spray paint makes anything look good. So charge it!

    2.If you have trouble registering it, try the Vermont route. Super easy, thats what I did! Forum post below has all the info.

    Vermont Link - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655441
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  4. brycekauai

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    Got a new speedometer from eBay. Its from a ruckus clone. Lets hope it works!

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  5. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    More then one guy has cut open his old one. Took out the baffles and just used round or square stock to make up new muffler. All depends if your handy with a welder. 50 bucks can buy you a cheap china muffler you can make work. GY6-150 std exhaust (type 2) is 70 bucks here: http://www.scrappydogscooters.com/125_150_4-STROKE_PARTS.html

    You can also buy and custom fit it. THere going to far more of these mufflers out there then oem. Just have to watch if it make it run lean.
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  6. brycekauai

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    So I got my ruckus clone gauges in. I realized that I have no electrical experience, but I got the speedo working and the light for it working as well. Speedometer is pretty spot on as well, I GPSed it and not much variance. It was defiantly hitting its limit though. Which I like. Do I need to keep that huge brain thing? I wanna do a minimalist looking scoot but that thing is overwhelming with all the wires popping out of it. Luckily the ruckus gauge has an organized little set up. We shall see. Any pointers would be awesome. Also I know I could jump the fuel gauge by crossing the wires near the tank, this wasn't working today when I tried doing it to the new gauge. Ideas?

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  7. brycekauai

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    Got some goodies today. Luckily my new belt came in today because yesterday mine bit the dust. You can see in the photo that some of the teeth were falling off and it was causing a crazy squeal yesterday. Now its sounding super good with no hesitations whatsoever.

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    I got this bad boy in as well. It makes the thing roar even louder when I'm driving but required no rejetting either. Had to force it on a little but now that its on it sounds super cool. This bike is turning into quite a project and it just keeps getting better! Thanks for the help.

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  8. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    You should check your spark plug to be sure it's not running too lean. That air filter is going to let in a lot more air. That kind of filter and a muffler with a hole in it can create a very lean mixture that might run OK, in Hawaii, but it will burn the valves after a while.

    It's hard to imagine why these scooters didn't sell by the millions.
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  9. Eliter85

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    How does the belt fit. I think the newest one I put in my 150 may be the wrong size I remember the number on it starting with 799 xx xx where as yours is 815 20 30. Yours sounds more familiar so I think I may have just screwed up.

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    Other then that question, I'm stoked how your scooter is coming along. Looks like a lot of fun.

    I will note that you will be jealous of my panels when I get them painted over the next couple weeks. :p

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  11. brycekauai

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    I ordered the belt from Scrappy dog website and it seems to fit perfect. I'm not getting this loud clicking sound that I was getting from the CVT at full throttle. Video is being uploaded now. You will be jealous of how rad my scoot sounds with the new bad ass air filter. No rejetting required and the fat rust hole in my exhaust lets people know I'm coming for sure. haha. Aloha.
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  12. brycekauai

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    Just wanted to use my gopro and upload a couple vids of the scoot. Looks like there is a little oil leaking from the head. What does that mean? Exhaust sounds sick and so does the new air filter. Both videos show both sides of the scoot while riding. Let me know if you see anything out of place.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/i71t5QaphFk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/em9UzlLiyv0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  13. Eliter85

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    Okay so you win for now. I'm digging that air filter and how it looks without the old huge airfilter box on there. Does the cover fit on over it? Kind of curious if I'll be able to tuck a similar air filter in there on mine but I may have to create a new cover.

    Everything looks great. As for the leak have you been changed the oil to newer cleaner oil? I noticed mine is also leaking a bit now and I blame the fact that I've replaced the oil a few times so it's not sludge and it's finding it's way through cracks in the gaskets now.

    Super slow leak though so I'm not going to rebuilt the engine anytime soon.

    The first time I took my exhaust off I wasn't able to get a new gasket on it so it sounded quite a bit similar to yours for a bit. people definitely heard me coming.
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  14. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Putting a little to much oil may do that . Just a thought. I second see if it runs lean with that air filler. Looks and sounds good.
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  15. brycekauai

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    Hey guys, so I ran into a snag! Was riding yesterday at full throttle and the bike just bogged out and died. I was so bummed. It felt like it was trying to hold on but just wasn't getting fuel I'm guessing. It did this the other day too when I was driving at WOT then as I was parking it just died. I waited a few mins then it started right up.

    I checked the spark, it looks good. Its getting fuel as well. I also have been tinkering with the gauges and such to get my new speedo working good, but would that effect my starter? Looks like the Negative on my battery is sparking as its turning over too. I'm rambling, but just trying to cover my bases. Could it be engine compression? Mahalo!
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  16. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Guessing fuel lines, old inline fuel filter that someone added , Fuel pump and the dreaded bystater on the carb. Also you get issues with cracked rubber manifold that carb goes into. Air cleaner lose can bog it down if clamps aren't on it. Craps from the fuel tank getting stuck in jet. If it doen't do it at home and you can't find the issues then maybe carry a tool roll with screw drivers in it so when it happen you can at least see if the fuel pump etc . Then again I to am just rambling and throwing out what other have put up here before.
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  17. brycekauai

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    Well a little update. I had to work all week and when I fired it up today it ran like a charm. But then I went for a ride down the road later and it bogged again and then wouldn't start. I tried taking the gas cap off and I think it ran better, so I'll try that next time it dies to confirm that or not. Then it will be back to the stock airbox if that doesn't help.

    GOOD NEWS!

    New grips and new headlight! This scoot is getting more epic by the day!

    Old Grip
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    New Grip
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    I got this rad little light off of ebay from china. It was only $8. It is super bright so those damn cars can see me coming. It turns off when I turn it to high beam, which is cool, like a little switch. But I might get a matching one and have them set at different angles for a high and low beam. Does anyone know if these lights are legal?
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  18. Eliter85

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    You should definitely buy new shocks. I am so stoked on mine.

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    These shocks made the ride SO much better. The taller shocks make such a difference (12.5" vs 11.5"). They might be a little stiff but I just put them on so I'll wait a bit then maybe try tinkering around with them. All in all its way more fun then it was with my old pogo stick shocks.

    Here's the ebay listing I bought. $80, can't complain.
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/251215116397?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    Jealous of your grips, I wanna find some new ones sometime soon.

    Also I think a new front brake lever would be sweet. A nice anodized blue one or something.
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  19. brycekauai

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  20. brycekauai

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    New Belt and Tail lights success. My belt snapped a few weeks ago so during the wait I put on these sweet ruckus tail lights. Came out pretty cool I think. Only cost me $40 on totalruckus.com

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