Elite 80: Front too bouncy / wheel rubbing?

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Elite 80: Front too bouncy / wheel rubbing?

Post by cbcb7272 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 pm

Hey! Have been fixing up my 1987 Elite 80. It rode fine for a few days, but today I noticed that the front seems to 'bounce' too much when I go over any bumps in the road, and it sounds like something is rubbing or over-vibrating. It's loud enough that I can hear it over the sound of the scooter.

I pulled over and looked under the front by the front wheel and didn't *see* anything wrong, but I'm also not 100% sure what I'm looking for. It seems like it might be shock related?


I'm relatively a n00b when it comes to repairs, so any advice or troubleshooting is welcome! Thank you!

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Re: Elite 80: Front too bouncy / wheel rubbing?

Post by flybd5_juan » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:15 pm

Sounds like your front shock(s) gave up the ghost.
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Re: Elite 80: Front too bouncy / wheel rubbing?

Post by cbcb7272 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:37 pm

flybd5_juan wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Sounds like your front shock(s) gave up the ghost.
Upon further riding (I had to get it home, wasn't a fan of driving it like this) it seems like it's actually rear. Feels like it's bouncing too much and the rear wheel is rubbing on the inside of the body

I think I should probably just replace all the shocks. Is there anything else that would cause this??

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Re: Elite 80: Front too bouncy / wheel rubbing?

Post by flybd5_juan » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:29 pm

Broken shock mount points, but you would definitely know if that was the case. 33 years old, if the shocks have never been replaced you're definitely lucky. Just pay your local shop to take a look. Parts are not easy to find.
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