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Monthly Archives: May 2009

My latest project 1998 Honda Elite SA50P, here’s how she’s coming along 8) Goals are to cruise 45mph 50mph dowhill with decent acceleration and get 70 or more mpg, all with stock 50cc bore.

Before: (CLICK pic for slideshow)

In Progress: (CLICK pic for slideshow)

Stage1 Includes following:

YMS exhaust
Upjetted carb, richened main, cut uni foam
Oil pump wired full open
BR8HSA sparkplug
Malossi carbon fiber reed
OKO variator -tuning
1.5k center spring
2k jog grab springs
7.4:1 gearing (NOT ratio I requested..)
Shinko 3.00-10 tires
EBC pads in rear

Aesthetics:
Superbike Sportbike grips
new levers and mounts (thanks evilone)
Taiwan metro mirrors
Custom DAC speedo overlay
Rims painted gloss black
billet bronze stemp caps
Degreased case
Panels cleaned up
Decals removed

Stage1 Complete: (CLICK pic for slideshow)

Here some pics of me at a local scooter rally held by the shop I work at every year called the Spring Fling. We usually have about 100+ scooters show, lotsa fun 🙂

Ya I know, I look dorky as hell haha 😛
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With my Yamaha Jog and other jog style bikes now sold, I will be focusing more on Dio-style Honda builds. For some quick background on this scooter platform check out THIS link, in a nutshell ’94 and up 50cc Honda Elites have a huge aftermarket for performance and personally an absolute joy to work on. I like them so much, I now own 3 of them 🙂

First off I’d like to recap on my 2001 Honda Elite SR50. I was lucky enough to find this one locally in CHERRY condition (very clean, no cracks or scratches). It had around 5,000 stock ridden miles and was garage kept its entire life, with clear title and single owner. I picked it up non-running for $400 and began planning its future mad scientist style 8)

I got it running very shortly after with just a new set of rings from Honda ($30) but the stock unrestricted performance, while very peppy, at only 35mph top speed wasn’t going to cut it for my 30mile commute.

To find out what happened next, see “How to build a fast Elite!”

It is now my daily driver, nearing 10,000 total miles (half of them fully modded) and cruising at speeds of up to 75mph, gps verified. It has been one of my favorite and most satisfying scooter projects to date.

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