Honda Elite 150 - Parts?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Voidrider, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Voidrider

    Voidrider Been here awhile

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    Well, my wife is having a blast commuting on her scooter. All is mostly well.

    The problem we have run into is that in a gravel parking lot at nearly 0 mph my wife had a screw up and dropped the bike on the right side. No damage to speak of except for the right rear turn signal lens unit popping out of the housing. It apparently snapped the attachment tabs. In a momentary lapse of reason (she was a little shook up and upset at dropping her baby), she put the lens unit back into the housing. It didn't make it home with the rest of the bike. We searched the route she took several times that same day, but that lens unit is gone.

    Been checking e-bay, no luck so far. Any good places to look for pieces parts? Are there any scooter specific forums you folk know that might be a good place to look?

    Barring this incident, she has been having a great time, really enjoys it, and we are saving a lot of money on fuel compared to running the Subaru around town. It was fun to fuel up and take less than 2 gallons!
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  2. mercurial

    mercurial Fully Automatic

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    Tried Honda????
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  3. I40Kager

    I40Kager a nobody in a huge world

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    I ordered my new lens from a Honda dealer.
    Only took 3 days , and only $12 each. Cheap !!!!
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  4. Voidrider

    Voidrider Been here awhile

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    Whoaw! Okay guys! You've come though.

    Hell, with a 20 year old scooter we were afraid we'd be scrounging ebay and scrapyards for parts! Right ON!
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  5. RandomGS

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    Also try BikeBandit.com, the usually have it all in stock. Great source.
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  6. LibraLabRat

    LibraLabRat Rat Rider

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    I just got an Elite 150 not too long ago. I am having a hell of a time trying to change the rear tire. Anyone got tips on how to get the exhaust mani off?
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  7. Srbenda

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    Do you need to?

    Can you pull the airbox on the LH side?
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  8. Motomech

    Motomech Adventurer in Latin Amer.

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    Use a long extension with a socket. It will fit in to access the difficult header nut.
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  9. jmaotto

    jmaotto n00b

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    Having trouble with my Elite 150. It will run strong then acts like it is out of gas. I have disconnected the gas line and then cranked it with the stater and a generous supply of gas pured out. The only filter I know of is the screen inside the tank. Up till now it has run great. Any ideas will be appreciated.
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  10. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    There's a good chance that it is the choke sensor. Look for a small cylinder with two wires entering the END of it. That's the choke sensor. make sure the wires a connected solidly. Jim & Don at Scooter Source Inc. had to replace mine because it was doing the same thing before I bought the bike from them. It's not uncommon to have the choke issue with them.

    Your local Honda dealer can order the part for you.
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  11. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Make sure that you get NEW exhaust gaskets for the HONDA ELITE 150 from Honda when you remount the exhaust assembly.
    Get the assembly lined up so the exhaust pipe is flush against the exhaust gasket in the exhaust manifold (have someone help you hold it in place), and attach the nuts at the exhaust header FIRST. You can feel when the exhaust is flat against the gasket and the gasket is flat against the manifold. {The original nuts were not on mine and the PO had used two washers and a lock washer on each stud - make sure you use LOCK washers, okay?)
    Then ( after making sure the plastic gravel shield is on correctly right over the rear wheel) install the 3 bolts that hold the muffler assembly on. If you don't get it on right, then you must try it again with another new exhaust gasket (they're cheap - don't worry too much about it!).

    It's doable, by the time I found out that I could not:
    1. re-use exhaust gaskets
    2. use Honda exhaust gaskets that were 'close' to the right size - but still not the right part number
    3. just casually align the pipe in the manifold when putting it back on
    --I had put mine exhaust on at least 6 times more then necessary - it's fine now.:eek1 Learn from my experience!:1drink
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  12. LibraLabRat

    LibraLabRat Rat Rider

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    So where can I find the part number for gaskets? And is this some sort of planned obsolescence that I cannot change a tire without changing the freakin gasket or what?
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  13. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    If you owned a dealership that sold Japanese motorcycles, would you have a large stock of parts on hand for a 21-year-old scooter?

    Since it sounded like you were going the route of taking the exhaust assembly off, my advice was meant to help you with the reassembly of the exhaust. Trust me, you don't want to do it 5 or 6 times.

    Scooter Source Inc. installed two new tires on my Elite right before I bought it from them. One can change the spare on a Vespa by the side of the road due to the convienence of it's spilt rims, the Elite rear tires are a larger PITA to change. More disassembly is required, as you are finding out! Consider purchasing a service manual - I'm looking for one also on eBay.

    For the record, any competent parts jockey at a dealership can find the part number on their parts CDs or microfiche.

    When calling about parts, just tell them the year, model, and what part you're looking for-they should be able to find it without the part number.

    If your headlight flips up, you have the Elite which is the CH150D. If your headlight is mounted on the handelber fairing, the scooter model is the CH150. The D stands for 'Deluxe', which means there are more parts to fail on your scooter - namely the digital dash (in which the sun hammers the LCDs into submission) and the flip-up headlight assembly (which is in perma-up mode on mine).

    The part number for the exhaust gasket for my '85 CH150D is: 18291-KV8-680. After 'QTY 1', the little bag also says: H5K26, if they need that number.
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  14. LibraLabRat

    LibraLabRat Rat Rider

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    Well, I got the old tire off, got the new tire on, but cannot get the bead set. I have tried using a rachet strap and am getting ever nearer to taking the thing to a shop and letting them deal with it. It just feels so embarrassing that I cannot change a tire on my own.
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  15. Tinfish

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    I just replaced both tires on my CH80. It was definitely not easy. One went on fine, no real fuss, and the bead set with just a hand pump. However, the other was like you describe, just would not set, even using the compressor at the gas station, ratchet straps, etc. I finally switched the tires (took both back off, moved front --> rear and vice versa), and in the end both set just fine. I'm not sure what I did or did not do, but it was a royal pain and in the end I felt like I'd saved a few dollars but spent an awful lot of time doing it.

    I also greased the recalcitrant bead up pretty good with KY jelly (doesn't everyone have a container on their workbench? :viking ) and that seemed to help a lot. (Proper tire lube is probably better, but the smallest size at NAPA was a gallon, which would take me centuries to use up.)

    Good luck.
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  16. Motomech

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    What you need to do is put a tube in it(while the tire is off the rim), blow it up like a ballon and let it sit overnight. Then it will mount on the rim.
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  17. LibraLabRat

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    Well, I have tried WD 40 which I use for everything except for a dessert topping...I just dont know what I am doing wrong. I have used the meantime to bore out the exhaust, and I am in the process of stripping the faded red body panels. I am going to do them in gloss black, although I may just leave the back panels off after I come up with a way to mount the rear turn signals.

    Anyway, if anyone has a trick or some homemade tool to get that tire on, I am all ears. I have an offer on the Oklahoma city craigslist under motorcycles that I am more than willing to honor for the tip that gets the tire on....
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  18. Motomech

    Motomech Adventurer in Latin Amer.

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    I just told you how to mount the tire.
    Gezzz, some people are hard to help.
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  19. cstandefer

    cstandefer n00b

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    I just recently got myself an 87 150elite and have been thoroughly enjoying it. I found this website in searching for parts. You guys have been great, thanks for the help. I hit a javalina (wild boar) going 40 mph through a turn the other night and it knocked off my front left plastic shield for break casing (was hard to tell what that thing is actually for)? Miss Piggy then proceeded in cracking my left body panel in the rear so it hangs loose and i lost my taillight covers completely completely. No wreck and the pig and its children seemed to make it accross the road safely!

    Once again thanks for the info!
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  20. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Got pics?

    You can find bodywork on eBay occasionally, even for that one year body style.
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