Hey Everyone, I'm new here, I have a 1985 Honda Elite CH 150. I have been riding since I was 21 years of age. In 2011 I acquired my MC license using the CH 150 when it was running at the time. After that I use to ride a '06 GSX-R 600 for a couple years then randomly stopped. Anyways, I’m going to start with a semi long back story of the bike, so bear with me as I hope you find this intriguing. Mind you don’t have any pictures to show since the start of this “restoration” But you’ll find some current ones below of what it looks like now. So the bike was passed down to me from my parents in which it sat in their garage for as long as I could remember, maybe at least 10-15 yrs. Prior to that my parents had acquired it from an older couple who were the original owners. Apparently the wife mainly drove the bike and I guess one day she had laid it down on accident due to unknown reasons. After that she never rode it again, therefore it sat in their garage for almost 2 decades. Before I turned 21, I decided to yank it out of the garage due to curiosity to see if I could get it running again. With the help of my father who knew a thing or two, we did just that. From the get-go the hoses, fuel lines were all clogged up and brittle, we did what we could given our cheap budget at the time. Took apart the carburetor to give it a good clean, nothing seemed seized. The gas tank on the other hand was rusted on the inside and was a complete pain to clean. Brakes seemed in working order, aside from the squeakiness. Tires were original and almost balled. Cosmetically the bike had some missing pieces here and there, some of the body panels were cracked. Made a few trips to the bike salvage yard to see what we could use. With the help of some epoxy plastic resin we were able to repair most of the panels to keep them intact. After several weeks of work the bike lived once again and was ready to hit the road. The bike ran semi decent, only topped out at about 40 mph, was having idle issues and the battery we installed was not the correct size and was resting on the carburetor. After riding the bike for a few months I decided to park it for a while, that’s when I started to ride a GSX-R. After couple years I sold the GSX-R and got into the Mazda tuner car scene, which eventually led to track days. Now I compete in a regional Spec Miata racing class with SCCA. Approx. 3 yrs ago felt the itch to ride the scooter again but this time wanted to do it right. For starters I had ordered all new OEM hoses, fuel lines, clamps, carburetor insulator,carburetor bolts and gaskets. Also ordered a few other needed parts including a new battery box and the correct size battery. Tossed in all new Honda fluids and she was ready to roll once again. The bike ran like a champ compared to its old previous state. At that point I was riding almost every day to and from work, no more than 5 mile round trips. Occasionally I'd take it cruising around town to stretch its legs. Well one day went cruising around town, just so happen to be WOT when I had to do some emergency braking and evasive maneuvering, causing me to lock up the rear end, fish-tailing to a stop. Was able to make my way around the accident when I noticed my rear end felt wishy-washy. Pulled over to see what the problem was, of course a flat tire. At that point I had forgotten that the tires were original, therefore the tires were old and almost bald which didn’t help my case either. Well I guess from locking up the tire, it was just enough wear to flat spot the tire down to cause a blowout. Called a family member to come help take the bike back home. Well once again the bike sat in the garage because I lazy and didn’t want to bother with it. Mind you all this happened in a 6 month time span. Which now brings us today, 2.5 yrs after the tire blow out. Last week dropped the bike of at a local shop for new tires and brake shoes. I went with the Michelin S1 tires per the associate’s recommendation. Wanted something that would grip real well, I don’t care much for longevity. The battery that I had bought 3 yrs ago was shot, so ordered a new one. Removed the Carburetor for cleaning, siphoned out almost all the gas that sat in the tank. Tossed in some fresh 91 octane to run it through to help clear out what ever maybe gummed up in the lines. Over the weekend drained the motor and transmission oil and tossed in AMSOIL 10w30 Synthetic Small Engine Oil and about 2 oz of AMSOIL Motorcycle Octane Boost into the gas tank. Aside from 30+yrs of paint blemishes and scratches, I gave it a nice wax job. Now the bike runs in tip top shape, I can hit approx. 45-55 mph with 80% throttle on semi flat roads with small inclines, As I start to climb various hills I will be WOT to maintain 45 mph or so, greater the incline my speed drops near 35-37 mph at WOT. Finally here are some pics of what it looks like now. Oh! I forgot to mention the bike only has 3,961 miles on the odometer as of today At some point this week I will want to drain the coolant and toss in fresh AMSOIL 50/50. I already ordered a new Gates Powerlink Drive Belt, figured the original is obviously old and probably cracked. To my knowledge the transmission case has never been opened, so I’m quite curious. Which now brings me to several questions regarding the clutch and variator stuff. Should I replace all that and put in something sturdier, new roller weights, stiffer springs etc.? Also does my bike have a GY6 transmission? Been doing somewhat extensive research only to find there isn’t hardly any aftermarket parts for these bikes. I saw that rolingwrenchdenver.com offers a good amount of stuff but nothing CH 150 specific, or would my bike fall under the Chinese Scooter Part section?