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by Johnniespeed
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Honda Small Scooters (under 110cc)
Topic: Where do you buy parts? (Metropolitan)
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Where do you buy parts? (Metropolitan)

Maybe I have the wrong city Atlanta, but google seems to think there are three Honda motorcycle dealers in your area. Also you can use Babbits online to locate the part number and price to what you need first before shopping. https://www.babbittsonline.com It just seems logical that Honda parts are ...
by Johnniespeed
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Honda Small Scooters (under 110cc)
Topic: 1989 Honda elite inlet pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: 1989 Honda elite inlet pipe

CMSNL is a great company, bought many pistons, rings and gaskets from them. They are knowledgeable and the shipping time ( pre covid) was very good considering they are in the Netherlands.
by Johnniespeed
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Honda Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: Need a 150cc engine for my 87 Honda Elite 150.
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Need a 150cc engine for my 87 Honda Elite 150.

Every engine I have bought from Ebay has turned out to be good, but then again I contacted the sellers prior to purchase to confirm the condition each time. Pretty easy to bore the cylinder and install oversize piston on a 150. I have a local scooter shop that does high quality cylinder boring with ...
by Johnniespeed
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Honda Small Scooters (under 110cc)
Topic: 87' Aero 50 CVT Slipping / Grabbing
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: 87' Aero 50 CVT Slipping / Grabbing

You could have taken the variator apart, removed belt and disassembled all secondary components, in the time it took you to type your request. This CVT is a simple system, your bike is 33 years old, needs regular maintenance, needs belts regularly, and change the transmission gear oil a couple times...
by Johnniespeed
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Honda Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: Honda Elite 150D Headlight won't close
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Honda Elite 150D Headlight won't close

The wire diagram is your friend, without it, you are just guessing. It is far too complex for me to describe how to diagnose electrical issues using my keyboard. The key items are the limit switches, relays and motor. Yes some signal, voltage, ground, or continuity is missing. My suggestion is to lo...
by Johnniespeed
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Scooter Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Scooter Recommendations

I have owned many scooters, and that includes two Aero 125's , two Elite 150 and one Elite 250. The Elite 250 would be my first choice if buying an older used scooter. Super reliable, about 66 mpg, top speed of 76 and very little maintenance required. I loved the Aero 125's but not all that fast and...
by Johnniespeed
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Honda Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: 86 elite 150 Deluxe speedometer
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: 86 elite 150 Deluxe speedometer

Did you measure the reed switch with an ohmeter, to determine if the switch opens and closes the circut ? You could probably cobble up another Honda scooter speedometer to fit, but then you have a hacked up mess. Why not correctly diagnose the issue, source out whatever part you need, either new or ...
by Johnniespeed
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Honda Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: 86 elite 150 Deluxe speedometer
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: 86 elite 150 Deluxe speedometer

There is a reed switch inside the speedometer, it used to be available separately, the odometer is mechanical and should register some distance if you spin the cable long enough. The reed switch is replaceable separately, but unfortunately it is no longer available. Here is a link and the reed switc...
by Johnniespeed
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Honda Small Scooters (under 110cc)
Topic: 1995 Honda elite 80 wont start
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: 1995 Honda elite 80 wont start

You have succeeded in saving money, this is a great victory, success is yours, however the goal was to get the scooter running. There is a Honda dealership in every major city, they have factory trained mechanics, who have spent thousands of dollars on tools and education. Perhaps you could get a jo...
by Johnniespeed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Honda Small Scooters (under 110cc)
Topic: 84 Aero 80 float needle problem
Replies: 75
Views: 26341

Re: 84 Aero 80 float needle problem

This is an eight year old post, very unlikely he even has scooters anymore, much less that he follows this forum.
by Johnniespeed
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Step Thru Deals: Buy, Sell and Swap
Topic: elite 250
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: elite 250

After nine years, I don't expect he is looking anymore.
by Johnniespeed
Fri May 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Honda Small Scooters (under 110cc)
Topic: ECU problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: ECU problem?

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by Johnniespeed
Fri May 15, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Honda Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: '85 Elite 250 luggage options
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: '85 Elite 250 luggage options

Best I could find was 1989, rather hard to find 35 year old accessories. http://www.motorscooterguide.net/Brochu ... es1989.pdf
by Johnniespeed
Fri May 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Honda Small Scooters (under 110cc)
Topic: 2003 Honda Metropolitan
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: 2003 Honda Metropolitan

There are many Honda dealers in Louisiana, they sell Honda parts for Metropolitans, you should be able to google for Honda dealers in the closest large town. The Honda dealer should be able to order you an owners manual and also a service manual. The plastic parts for old Honda scooters are rarely a...
by Johnniespeed
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Honda Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: Spare scoot
Replies: 13
Views: 7185

Re: Spare scoot

With a labor cost of six days of driving plus fuel costs, it would probably be cheaper to just purchase a local scooter in perfect condition. I know I certainly would not drive more than an hour for a parts bike, but I do intend on purchasing as many of the CH250 parts bikes, locally, as long as the...