The Honda Aero 125 Thread

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by RedArrow, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. RedArrow

    RedArrow With scootrboi

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    Yama~

    I believe it's so.

    What's on your mind?

    I have a plan, and this is what I'm going to do. First of all as you know from those pictures I posted of the Trails electrical wires they are in pretty bad condition. And if I'm going to get in there I might as well do it right and clean up the whole kitchen.

    Plus I do really enjoy the tactile hands-on craftiness of the color coded wires.It reminds me when I use to design jewelry for a living.

    So here is Trail's big necklace that arrived:

    [​IMG]

    I also ordered the regulator/rectifier; it should arrive soon.
  2. Squar

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    So when you mention the size I take it that 20 is the diameter and 15 the length? If that's so I'll make a purchase of same - just don't want to hoard a lot of trash in the garage, it's too full already.

    Work on the 125 is progressing well, front end of the frame is cleaned and re painted and just finished repairing and spraying the front mudguard, tally-Ho, reassembly is about to begin. - apart from the spoilers cause I only have the right hand one at moment.:freaky

    Jim
  3. scootrboi

    scootrboi Long timer

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    When I was working on my CH 125 I couldn't find information anywhere on the rollers. So I measured and weighr=ed what I had removed from the variator. I ordered the same weight (16g.) sliders and when the scooter will start in May I will see if I got the sliders right. Minus 7 degrees F. last night. I am learning what the F stands for.:lol3
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    I've done some evening MTBing in -2 degrees F weather Yeah, more cold than this Maritime Oregon native is used to. BBRRRR!
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    We are starting to warm up. In a few weeks I will be cafe racing again. Well my version anyway.
  6. RedArrow

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    Hey everyone, just to let you know, I'm in Washington D.C., and there is snow everywhere. I will be home soon and working on the harness for the Trail. Hang in there and have fun while I'm away.

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    Toodles!
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    Red,
    Aren't you lucky - snow! Here in UK that's only in parts of Scotland, we had weeks of rain and 90mph winds between October and Febuary, a coastal rail line had the Cliff supporting it swept away by the extra high tides coupled with the high winds, it will take about 3 months to rebuild.
    Also in the southwest (Somerset Levels) the whole area is still flooded for miles around, car roofs just showing, many overturned, 1000's of homes uninhabitable for the next 18 months at least.

    My 125, when I got it 18 January all lights worked - checked while engine was running, tell me please - do your 125's lights work with the engine off or only when engine is running?
    It's one thing I didnt check when I got the bike and its so many years since I rode my Lead 80 that I can't remember how the lights worked, they just did!
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    scootrboi Long timer

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    If it is like my 1984 CH 125, the lights come on whenever the ignition is on. Unfortunate, I think all the strain on the electric system save by the modern electric start with reduction gears is lost burning that halogen headlight. I find the Honda battery strong enough to run the Heinkel scooter with its gearless Dynastarter (slow turning electric starters use a lot more current). The Honda is harder on the battery than the Heinkel, which is just wrong.
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    Scooterboi, Thanks for the info, I can never remember the lights being on all the time, my On/Off switch worked ok the motor is out at the moment and the frame bare after re-paint, I'll check it out soon.
    I once had a 277cc Maicoletta that had a 6v pendulum starter and used two sets of points for starting plus an extra set for running, that was a really good scoot capable of 80 mph anytime.

    Jim
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    scootrboi Long timer

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    I might get a chance to see a Maicoletta, but it is slim. There is a German and Austrian Motor scooter gathering in northern Virginia in early October. Many Heinkelists will be there. Over 600 miles from here on the other side of the Eastern Megalopolis. There will be Zundapp Bellas too.
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    Scootrboi,
    Sounds like it will be a good gathering, Bella's too, wow, bet there won't be any NSU Quickly's but who can tell, we have several great gatherings here too but mainly the larger m/c's. In Summer months I get to a weekly 1000 bike gathering held at a vintage railway station that was saved from the axe and is being brought back to life.

    I had 3 Maicolettas over a period - mainly for the use of my dad who had a prosthetic leg since he was about 19 - caused by collision with a tramcar, his sidecar passenger was unscathed. The 277cc Maico was a lovely beast but the other two, both 250's were much less desirable only being capable of 55 - 60 mph.

    Also had a Corvair for 14 years - a 145 cu in. Sedan, I loved it but of course Ralph Nader didn't and eventually made a fortune out of damming it. When I bought it it had 4 on the floor, but I changed it to automatic and ran it that way for 12 years.

    Jim
  12. RedArrow

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    Guys ~

    Yes, the snow is nice but it's been a pretty crazy weather year -- all over.

    I'm fairly certain that the headlight on my Aero only comes on when the motor does. Turning the key on does turn on the instrument lights, however, and the tail lights. I'm away so I can't check.

    Scootrboi's rally sounds very cool; all those old scoots. Take some pics if you make it.

    Can't wait to get back to my garage and start working on my electronics!
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    http://www.heinkeltourist.com/heinkelfest2014.htm It is a very long ride for me on a scooter, I am getting kind of old. I will probably stay home.
  14. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Every Honda scooter I ever owned the headlight went on with the key, except the 50cc 2 cycle Gyro, where the headlight only goes on when the engine runs. On the scooters the headlight goes off when you push the starter button. It's a feature I use to flash the light at oncoming cars. As long as you don't touch the brake pedal at the same time, the starter motor won't run.

    Red, I'll bet the Gyro would be a real grin in Santa Cruz, where the hills in town aren't too steep. And it seems like the Gyro runs well if the driver weighs less than 160. Look it up in Google images, 85 Gyro.
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    Red set your schedule to attend this:
    http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic125963

    If you can only do one day I would say Sunday. Nice long ride thru the SC mountains and get raffle tickets for the vespa. Saturday is more of a hang out day.
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    I can confirm that it only comes on when the engine is running. I'm guessing it runs on AC from the stator while the rest of the lights are run from DC current from the battery. I'm pretty sure that your CT is the same.
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    I learned to drive on my brother's 64 Corvair convertible. Metallic root beer brown, 4 on the floor and dual carbs. A fun car to drive, but it had a nasty propensity for bending pushrods.

    I can still remember the great smell of the ever-so-slightly musty convertible top. One of my all time favorite cars. Don't see many on the road anymore.
  18. RedArrow

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    I looked up the Gyro and found this one I really like. Don't know if they were ever imported to the States because I've never seen one in person, but I bet it would be cool camping in a Ruckus kind of way.

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    And, yes, the headlight only glows when engine is supplying power. My trail is like that as well.
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    Wow, that was a cool link. I think I have some friends up in SF who are members of that group. Too bad I'm working on Sats & Suns because a group ride to Corralitos sounds like a blast.

    I liked the pictures of the Vespa they're raffling off. Clean, unpainted metal; then all shiny & fresh-looking. From the setting, it seems to be professionally done. I know you painted your Bat, but have you ever painted anything shiny that required a lot of prep work?
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    Yup, I'm thinking so. I see that it's supposed to be 70 degrees in Santa Cruz tomorrow, and sunny. Can't wait to sit out in that for a while and thaw out. We had one nice day surrounded by cold and windy which is tough for a California gal. I need the sun.