Honda elite 150 deluxe help

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  1. LandPirateMBC

    LandPirateMBC Full blown child

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    I've got a 1986 Honda elite deluxe I've been putting some work into. I'm trying to find a performance exhaust pipe for it to give it a little kick. Does anyone know of a pipe that will fit? Has anyone done this upgrade themselves? If so how did it effect top end speed/performance?


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  2. ernest t bass

    ernest t bass Been here awhile

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    You will need to have it custom made.
    I've seen that done to a 125 Elite, don't have a picture though.

    The stock exhaust is shaped like a paper clip.
    I like the quiet exhaust note of the stock unit as well.

    If you have something made by a welder, show us pictures.
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  3. LandPirateMBC

    LandPirateMBC Full blown child

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    I'll look into the gy6 exhaust, I wouldnt mind doing a little welding if its gonna pay off. Any other suggestions that will give the bike some extra speed on the top end?
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  4. JEDI 2.0

    JEDI 2.0 Not From Star Wars

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    You could go with different variator roller or slider weights, or you can ditch the CV carb for a Mikuni VM26 or something else non-CV.
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  5. pennintj

    pennintj Down & Dirty Mechanic

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    El Coucho - Honda Ch150-based Sidehack/Fireworks launch vehicle...

    Time Lapse re-Build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffiB_uoVx1E

    1. No "off the rack" performance exhaust available for your engine, at least not in the states that I'm aware of.

    2. While it's gone, Doug Simpson used to have a great website about the Honda Elite including a sketch of a performance exhaust he was working on. It's still available at the Internet Archive:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20070624053531/www3.telus.net/dougsimpson/Elite_4.html

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    3. That engine is the older vertical cylinder model, not the horizontal (Gy6) so you can't just toss a Gy6 exhaust on it. Best bet is to take the exhaust manifold, hack it at the turn, then work out a Supertrapp or similar exhaust cone. Tuned-length is important though.

    More info here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20070624053531/www3.telus.net/dougsimpson/Elite_4.html

    Have fun!

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  6. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Stick to your New Year's resolution and lose weight.:D

    Cheaper than buying parts.
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  7. LandPirateMBC

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    Just Installed a new Mikuni performance carb and i'm loving it, thanks for the helpful advice.
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  8. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Howdee guys. I uaually hang out in Old skool, (sorry, but don't like the new name of the area)
    Anyhow, just recently acquired an 86 ch150 and saw this thread, WAY cool.
    Is the VM26 mik a direct bolt-on?'
    How much rejetting is needed?
    :ear :ear :ear :ear :ear
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  9. LandPirateMBC

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    I let a friend who owns a repair shop do the labor and I bought the part online. Not exactly sure how much re jetting was needed but I can tell you he was done within 20 Mins tops.
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  10. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Thanks!
    I got this scooter for free because it has been sitting outside for 17 years unridden!!
    What a filthy pile it was. furry little rodenrs had been living under the body work creating their own little eco-system.
    After tearing off all the body work (and listing it on Ebay ) I discovered that the motor is not frozen.
    The p.o. came through with a clean title, so I decided to do a naked scooter based on this puppy. I am discvering that these were pretty reliable and have a big following. I'm also discovering how much people need unbroken body work, as shown by all the bidding that's going on. That's gonna work great for me since I will use any $$$ made from the auctions to fund the build.
    Thanks again for the info.
    Robert
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  11. LandPirateMBC

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    I removed a good amount of the plastic body work from mine too, Now its just sitting in a closet, i should probably sell it as well. Post pics if you can, i'd like to see your bike.
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    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Holy crap! the plastic auctions ended last night on E bay and I did better than expected!
    several hundred dollars has been alloted towards the build now.
    If you're thinking about selling the tupperware, now is the time.
    Robert
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  13. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    Anytime you notice prices seem to be high for something you are selling you have to realize the reason.The bike you are stripping out is rare and becoming collectable.You might think you're making out on the deal but actually devalue your scoot in the process.Some people care.some don't, thats what makes the world great. Good luck.
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  14. LandPirateMBC

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    Very true, If I didnt have a spare elite I definitely wouldnt be stripping my 86 Deluxe.
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  15. LandPirateMBC

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    Hey jedi, i'd like to get a hold of one of those stickers if possible
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  16. JEDI 2.0

    JEDI 2.0 Not From Star Wars

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    I only have black and white. I was going through my buddy's Paypal, if you want we can do that OR just mail me a $5 bill & I'll mail you a sticker :D

    Here's my sticker thread, which contains Darrens paypal info on page 4:
    http://totalruckus.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=24754&start=45
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    if the rest of the bike was worth saving as an original I would have and sold it.
    But it would have cost major bucks to make this sellable as a stocker.
    I know I'll offend lots when I say this, the angular 80' style doesn't do a thing for me. I think they're ugly as hell.
    But, that's just me.
    I like em stripped nekkid or vintage roundy lines like old Vespas and NSUs etc.
    THAT was style!
    Robert
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  19. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    VERY COOL!
    That's what I mean when I say STYLE!!!
    Robert
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