HONDA ELITE E / ES / PAL (SB50) - OWNER REVIEWS



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1988 HONDA ELITE 50 ES
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Easy to load up on truck or RV, fun to ride, great build quality
Dislikes: Not a fan of the auto oil mixer so just use pre-mix

Review:
The Elite 50ES is a great little scooter for around town. Mine is an 1988 and was not running when I bought it from original owner. Did a basic carb clean, de-carboned the piston and cylinder, changed plug and filter and it has run like a champ ever since.

The scooter is rated at 180 lbs and I am 6'0" and 200 lbs but the scooter handles it just fine. Acceleration off the line is a little sluggish as expected with me on it but really not bad at all. I get up to 30mph quickly and then it drifts up to 35 top speed. My wife is about 160 lbs and the scooter rewards lighter riders with quicker acceleration as she can hit 35mph in half a block while it takes me a block or more to get to that speed.

One more thing to note is the sound of the little Honda 2-stroke engines. It makes a great sound and makes riding them even more fun. I would highly recommend this scooter to anyone who wants a lightweight and low cost scooter to load in the truck or back of the RV for campground fun!”



1989 HONDA ELITE SB50
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Reliability
Dislikes: Speed, parts availability

Review:
“I bought this one new in 1990 when there weren't too many scooters on the road. Great fun and never any work to do on it except for keeping it full of oil. Had someone bend my rear wheel so I'm trying desperately to find a new one if anyone knows. The exact drum diameter (80mm) wasn't made much so it's been tough.”


1989 HONDA ELITE E
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Reliability, Fuel economy, Easy to ride
Dislikes: Limited top speed (just over 32mph)

Review:
“I love my Elite E scooter & have used it for summer transportation since I bought it used in 1995. It currently has 7600 or so miles on it & still runs like new. Hardly uses any gas at all, and the oil is separate from the gas and one tank of oil will last for countless gas fill ups. It would be cool if it was faster, but it still goes ok.”


1989 HONDA ELITE E
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: LOVE IT!!
Dislikes: -

Review:
Just bought this and I use it to go back and forth to work & tooling around town. I really like the ride! No problems, runs great. Need to lose a little weight if it only holds 180 lbs, but it is still good to go!”

HONDA ELITE E
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: I like the pink, cause I know my boyfriend won’t want to ride it! Finally something that is just mine - ladies you know what I’m talking about. Ahhh feels good to be selfish, for a change.
Dislikes: Seems a little bit on the smallish size, but I can look past that. She has a quick get up and go attitude, and that makes up for her size. She may be small in size, but I think she handles better than sum of the bigger scooters I have had in the past!

Review:
I just got it tonight for $225.00. I have only test drove it once but I instantly liked the feel of it. It looks a little small in size, but it has a good get up and go attitude - it seemed pretty quick to me. Mine has a couple repairs like i need to put mirrors on. I found them in the storage seat. And for some reason I cant seem to figure out where the key goes?? I didn’t think to ask.

I really think I’m gonna love this scooter. I’ll give another review of it after I’ve had it for a month or so and let you know if this scooter is a keeper:) Keeping my fingers crossed and having a good positive feeling that this is gonna be my new (used) favorite toy that I’m gonna love for a long time.”


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