My Elite is Finished.

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Eliter85, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    700
    Location:
    Northern California
    Ain't that the truth.

    My problem is that when I finally get one all put together and running right, and I ride it around for a while, I'm so impressed with just how great these machines are, I can't bear to sell it. Now I've got a garage full of Elites, and a Gyro, and a Reflex. And an 81 GL500 cycle. Come Spring something's got to go.
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  2. RedArrow

    RedArrow With scootrboi

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3,105
    Location:
    Bisbee, Arizona
    When it comes time to thin the herd, give me a hollar. By BF would love to get his hands on an old version Elite 250.
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  3. Horizontal

    Horizontal Goatin' Around

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2013
    Oddometer:
    272
    Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I had an old CX, which is basically the same design. Two things to look out for on those older engines were the stator frying from overheating and weeping coolant from the rear seal. Both required removing the engine, but were fixable. Yamaha makes a seal that fits the CX/CL perfectly, and the stator could always be pulled and rewound.

    Anyway, very fun and unique old bikes.
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