After a catastrophic crank failure, cherry sat and sat in the garage corner. With new projects in the que, it was time for a rebirth! Now my fastest build is back up, running the higher revving stock crank and once again hauling some serious ass woohoo🙂
After something like 3k miles, it was time to peak at my bee’s cvt and service her out, here are the results.
Also tried out a stroker V8 style pipe, ran like poo paired with 75cc bore, so back to YMS. Other changes include: new 2k rear center spring, new inline fuel filter, degreased, new rollers and a Prodigy carbon grip clutch. Note how well the Ruima rollers have lasted, very pleased with their performance!
Overall the prodigy clutch helps quite a bit with low speed roll on throttle performance and I’m pleased with the performance. Once heated up launch is not the best with included springs so I would recommend swapping to 2k Dio springs for better bite, if you so desire.
Just want to let yall know I’m back and ready to blog about my latest and greatest scooter projects🙂
Scooter Toast Tuning has now officially become ScootSpecs.com Tuning Blog, I will document all future build ups on this blog, and if you like what you see, check out www.ScootSpecs.com for performance scooter parts and complete packages
Here’s the latest on project Bumblebee, our 98 Honda Elite S 50cc, turned 75cc Ruima powered street cruiser:
Latest mods include: 75cc Ruima big bore kit (replaced a 66cc Polini Contessa), Sticker’d out race look, tinted JDM turns, touched up decals, painted OKO carb bowl, BGM CF look kicker, and newly installed westach CHT gauge
Much more to come, check back soon!
Hey guys, yet again I must apologize for not posting any updates in such a long time. I have been busy! Part ONE of Tempest got completed, then I got super busy with school..
For the Results of Project Tempest See HERE
Next up, I have opened up a new business venue selling performance scooter parts! What I hope sets me apart is the fact that everything I sell will be researched to be provide the best possible results for everyone’s scooter modding adventures🙂
Come checkout the new biz ScootSpecs HERE
Currently carrying a selection of Ruima DIO parts, so if you got a 94+ Elite let me know and I can hook you up!
I will try to update on individual projects as much as I can, but I am very busy with a full time school course load on top of work.
As of now I have 8 (yes EIGHT) scooters with two planned to sell, and 2 planned for major build projects. So as always, keep checking back and stay tuned 8)
Got any project requests? Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wish I got a pic of how I was sitting on this beast, I’m sure it would entertain. Thing is I’m 6ft 2in tall and trying to accommodate my length on this frame will be interesting😛
Nonetheless mockups have been done, and I did some heavy engineering to figure suitable shock placement in the rear. Even got pics of the math work to prove it, chech out the pics!
So now she’s under the knife once more, stay tuned for the latest.
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While my custom spree frame is still under the knife, I’ve been scouting and sourcing all sorts of cool custom parts for this project. Here’s the latest:
cafe drag drop down bars
blue adj throttle cable
blue anodized valve stem caps
superbike gel progrips
progrip brake handle covers
ebc brake shoes
anodized cvt bolts
BBR quick action throttle
MSD Blaster coil
Making them work will be interesting and I am looking forward to it🙂
I’ve decided to go a different route with my bumblebee and cherry elites and swap in gears for better acceleration, instead of top speed.
Yellow Elite going from 8.44:1 secondary helical to >>> 9.2:1 secondary ruima straight cuts
Red Elite going from 7.4:1 malossi primary straight cut to >>> 8.44 secondary helical
Ran into some snags, had to swap gear covers as well and found ’01 has single bearing cover, while the ’98 has dual bearings!
Also note spacing washer used in place of stock plastic gear on secondary shaft. This washer is same as a Jog style large spline crank variator bushing washer, can purchase from vento.com for those interested. It is important to have so you do not have metal on metal contact between the steel gears and aluminum outer trans cover.
Don’t forget to apply brake greace on drum contact points to avoid squeeks down the road.
Lastly added Ruima vented drilled bells on both for better bite and cooling.
First off I’d like to send a special thank you to those that have donated! Every little bit helps and I truly appreciate it.
On to some updates
SO I was reading my favorite car mags, and got some inspiration for a new project.. (Projectcar Magazine is straight badass! I’m an avid reader, its a great mag for the budget builders and great for ideas, for any vehicles. And the August issue of hondatuning has some sick honda builds from oldschool to new that really made me crave more Honda!)
Next thing I know I’m browsing craigslist and NEXT day..
A fresh lookin Honda Spree sits in my garage!🙂
This is the same scooter that I first started out with and its nice to own one again. But this time around, I got some wild plans and will be calling this project: SpreeTypeR. Sure she may not look like much now, but stay tuned and see the transformation😉 I’ll be starting off by refurbing back to stock to get a baseline, and then the real fun begins!
Next up, some goodies from Tommy aka Limp1144 over at http://sleepyscooters.yolasite.com/ Check him out for your Elite needs, he’s bringing in top notch parts at low buck prices!
9.1:1 ratio final drive Ruima straight cut secondary gears and vented drilled Ruima clutch bell housings.
I’ll be doing some gear swapping and retuning on both Elites in hopes of hitting the drag strip yet again, with some interesting goals in sight 8) Keep an eye out for progress on these bad boys