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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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Tempest. That is what I’m calling this bike. In the end I hope it will be fitting 😉

Here’s an update on the frame. Got back from Robbie at RLM, an awesome machinist and more who builds custom drag motorcycles, motors, you name it.

I trusted him to do the fancy work that I could only dream, but lacked the skills to produce. The results were just what the doctor ordered. Still need to map and spec out shock mount, but its in the works.

Cheers

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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 🙂
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Sorry to keep you guys waiting, here is the latest on my SpreeTypeR project:

Stripped down to bare frame, ask about any parts!
Received dio motor and mount
Received dio wire harness
Received bar stems and koso cdi
Received custom LED tail rack
Now she’s down and under the knifey

If you’d like to follow along a bit more closely, see my post over at hondaspree.net, enjoy
http://www.hondaspree.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10571
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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

NOTES:

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.

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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!)
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Next thing I know I’m browsing craigslist and NEXT day..

A fresh lookin Honda Spree sits in my garage! 🙂
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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.

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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

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To test and tune my overhauled Elite, I’ve added a Trailtech Vapor gauge assembly which displays realtime rpm and cylinder head temp, as well as records max values of both.

Very useful stuff for fine tuning which I plan on doing soon, here’s a vid to show yall what I’m talkin bout

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http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/burnt_toast96/Elite/?action=view&current=MOV04316.flv

After only briefly keeping my yellow and black bee colored Elite at what I called “Stage 1” (See previous post HERE). I decided 50cc just wasn’t cutting it for me.

With all performance parts ready on the shelf I tore down and within a weekend got it to my “Stage 2” spec which now includes:

  • Polini Contessa 72cc bore, on stock crank
  • New Honda OEM top end bearing
  • JDM Dio head bolts
  • YMS Exhaust
  • CT Manifold
  • 24mm OKO carburetor (128, 42,  1clip lean, 1.5 out A/F)
  • custom fit UNI open filter
  • FIAMM horn (need to hardwire)
  • SEF Ramp plate (awesome mod!)
  • OKO variator Pulley (8g net rollers)
  • RPM Clutch bell (off until new clutch arrives)
  • 8.44:1 secondary trans gears (MUCH better than 7.4 ratio)
  • 2k center in S trans
  • 2k Jog grab springs
  • Shinko S1 copy tires
  • plus Aesthetic changes from Stage1

Tuning this new setup was quite a pain and mostly the reason I didn’t post any updates. With latest jet settings mentioned she runs much better and just perfect for cruising. Full tune to come soon with new gauges 🙂

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It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally added some of my favorite links to the “Links and Resources” page. Check em out, lots of useful stuff for everybody.

As far as current scooter projects:

I am currently working on tuning my Stage2 parts on my ’98 Elite S aka Bumblebee. It’s gone from 50cc to 72cc with a Polini Contessa, ct manifold, 24mm OKO carb and YMS exhaust and running much nicer ratio gearing at 8.44:1  I’ve taken a few snaps as this one comes along and will post up soon.

My aging 01 Elite SR with the ministroked Polini Corsa is under the knife, after almost 5000 modded miles its steadily lost some performance and I hope to gain it back after some decarbonization and engine adjustments.

The other scooters sit waiting for action, running pretty low on funds nowadays, AND if anyone would like to donate to help fund parts you can do so with the DONATE tab in the top right, I and the scooters would much appreciate it 🙂

Till next time, ride safe out there 8)

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)