Honda Elite 150 with ATTITUDE!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by atennisnut, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. atennisnut

    atennisnut n00b

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    I am trying to learn if it is possible to fit a Honda Elite 250 motor into the body/frame of an Elite 150. I think it could be done with not too much modification and it would be a blast to ride. Has anyone done this? Problems?? Thanks.:evil
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  2. Quickv4

    Quickv4 Pro Turd Polisher

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    depends what you mean by "too much" fabrication!:evil:deal
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  3. kdude

    kdude orgasmatron engineer

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    OMG ... what r u smoking dude.. why put yourself through such trauma.. just sell your ride and get yourself something with more cc's... you will save yourself a lot of aggrevation .... just my .02$ .. :D
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  4. Bandit240

    Bandit240 Been here awhile

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    Anything is possible with enough skill/time/money. Im pretty sure its been done before, but i can't find anything on the net about it right now. Ive got both an Elite 150 and a Helix(almost/or the same engine as the Elite 250) and i can say that the motor in the Helix is a bit bigger/longer. You may have to lose some of the rear bodywork in order to fit the engine in there.
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  5. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    At a car show in South Bend, Ind. there was this mini bike with a chevy 427. I have to ask myself why? Of course the answer is always "because you can".
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  6. Motovista

    Motovista Parts is Parts

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    Gotta put a speed kit on the 250 first. What can you punch that thing up to?

    Definitely give it a try.
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  7. ernest t bass

    ernest t bass Been here awhile

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    Having owned both bikes, i think you will be less than impressed with the power increase.

    The 250 top speed is only about 10mph higher (58 vs. 68 mph)

    The motor swap can be done if you really want to.
    I read about it being done somewhere, made it sound do-able.
    One small problem: The rear panels won't fit over the larger engine.

    I understand though, I want a CR500 motor in my Reflex.
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  8. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    yeh, go with Ernest T on this one. He is the king of Honda elites. I too have heard of it done, but there were no detail given. Drive downhill if ya want 10 more MPH. But if ya do it, take lots of pics.
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  9. Black Sheep Radical

    Black Sheep Radical Fusionista

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    This is something I've been looking into as well. This article is the only one I've found on the subject so far.
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  10. HuskyDu

    HuskyDu Brit Biker

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    This meminds me of a guy down here in San Diego that put a Helix (250cc?) motor in a Spree (50cc bike) a while back. If I hadn't seen it with me own eyes I would have called bullshit. Thing was rediculous- if you grabbed a handful of throttle, it would simply plant you on your back like a turtle. I really wanted that bike...
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  11. ernest t bass

    ernest t bass Been here awhile

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    Anything is possible if you throw enough money at it.

    Example: Motorcycle with 3.0 liter Ferrari V8
    Makes the Boss Hoss look like Fried Hell.

    [​IMG]
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  12. atennisnut

    atennisnut n00b

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    " First of all, I dont smoke, but might start. Just about everything I own has been modified for performance and engine swapping is one way to acheive it. The idea of a "sleeper" has always appealed to me. I have two elite 150's, an Elite 250 and a Victory Hammer w/1700cc's so more cc's is easy, but not as intruiging. Imagine the stoplights with a polished 250 sitting snugly inside the 150 plasticware.....very cool.
    Anyway, your $.02 is appreciated. Do it your way and I'll do mine.
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  13. nacree

    nacree Adventurer

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    I'm working on the same project. I don't know where the other guys are coming from because I have a Helix and a ch150 and I can tell you that the Helix is way faster.

    I now have a spare CH250 that will go into my '87 ch150 chassis. I know you will need a ch250 style exhaust and a ch250 rear wheel.

    I will post updates as I make progress.

    Thanks,

    Nathan
    Albuquerque New Mexico
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  14. some kid

    some kid on a motorbike

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    :lol3 To me that looks more like a 3.0 liter Ferrari V8 with motorcycle.
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  15. McFlyMpls

    McFlyMpls Gumby...don't ask...

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    ...i guess some dudes do it to have unique, custom rides. check it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wobUkf4zwzs
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  16. JEDI 2.0

    JEDI 2.0 Not From Star Wars

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    If you modded an Elite 150 well enough, it'll do Elite 250 speeds.

    Through lots of reading, i'm NOT 100% SURE ON THIS, I haven't yet tried it but I read GY6 performance parts of many kinds will work on the Elite----upgraded ECU (make sure you get the right clip style), clutch shoes/bells/torque & main springs, belts, variator rollers but NOT any of the other variator parts. Dr. Pulley slider weights should fit in the variator with no grease. Dellorto jets should work in the stock Elite carb, again not 100% sure but pretty sure they're the same style & size. .. There's nothing directly bolt-on available for exhaust but most 150cc 4-stroke exhausts can be made to fit.


    There's some really good parts available for the Elite 250 and the Helix that are direct bolt-on or plug-&-play. With the Elite 150 you have to get a little more creative.
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