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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

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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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