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by motormike
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gyro popularity surges in 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Gyro popularity surges in 2020

There is an active facebook page dedicated to Gyro that has seen some increase in activity this year. https://www.facebook.com/groups/410985049005487/?multi_permalinks=2909373135833320%2C2903023966468237%2C2900749916695642%2C2909042129199754%2C2908913185879315¬if_id=1596911452018952¬if_t=grou...
by motormike
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Brass tube in bowl... Air Screw?
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Brass tube in bowl... Air Screw?

Your understanding is correct. That tube leads directly to the pilot jet. The "air screw" allows air intake from the filter side of the carb throat, which in turn allows fuel to be pulled into the tube and through the pilot jet into the throat of the carb adjacent to the main jet. When you spray a b...
by motormike
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: FS: Upgraded spree and Aero 50 + parts ($1200 for all)
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: FS: Upgraded spree and Aero 50 + parts ($1200 for all)

Aero is def one of my faves, but Oregon is out of the question...best of luck in your new job and hope the transition is flawless.
I've watched a lot of people come and go on this forum. You, sir, have always been a class act. Keep calm and carry on...motor.
by motormike
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 Honda Spree HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: 1986 Honda Spree HELP

otto-man wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Parts are on the way.....Good luck!
Well done... :urban:
by motormike
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should a noob take on a Honda Gyro?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Should a noob take on a Honda Gyro?

The Honda Gyro was never imported to the USA after 1986. Any examples of Gyro-X, Gyro-UP, Gyro Canopy, and any other variant found in the USA had to be imported by individuals. Having no experience with those models, specific faults and characteristics are unknown to me and most here. You say "zero...
by motormike
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Troubleshooting - Using Hand as Choke
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Troubleshooting - Using Hand as Choke

Sounds exactly like another case of "pilot circuit clogged" Another dis-assembly of the carb, remove mixture screw, remove bowl. Spray carb cleaner through the pilot from the bowl side. Then same from mixture screw opening. Then same through the air intake passage from the filter side of the carb th...
by motormike
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m back, watch out
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: I’m back, watch out

Ah, Jason...I'm really liking your new yellow build... :urban:
by motormike
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m back, watch out
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: I’m back, watch out

Hiya chevyguyjay... :hi:
I remember a very sweet Gyro S.
Tell us of your current motorbike(s)...if you have any...motor... :urban:
by motormike
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 89 Elite LX - only starts with throttle (and other issues)
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: 89 Elite LX - only starts with throttle (and other issues)

I can tell you exactly what is wrong. 10 years of diagnosing this issue via the internet says that your pilot circuit is plugged, and/or the bystarter is bad. Both can be remedied with some diligent testing and cleaning. Sometimes people are known to clean the carb several times before getting the ...
by motormike
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: green wires connected to the carb

Tail light is supposed to come on with the key.
Headlight is NOT, until engine running.
by motormike
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1985 Honda Elite 80
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: 1985 Honda Elite 80

Yes, have experienced this...typically, you need to check and clean the tank of rust and debris, replace old fuel and vacuum hoses. Install a fuel filter. You are losing fuel delivery. Old hoses can deteriorate inside, swell shut, and introduce debris into the carb. Float and needle can malfunction,...
by motormike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 87 Honda Spree Dead (Need help/advice)
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: 87 Honda Spree Dead (Need help/advice)

I can't make your decision for you, I don't know the availability of bottom end parts for Spree. Might be hard to get those parts, or impossible, long waits. and expensive. What I can tell you is that Elite 50 with the AF16 engine is a far better choice for a pit bike with endless supply of parts a...
by motormike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: green wires connected to the carb

Also does the brake light bulb need to be working in order to start it? ...YES it does The teeth on the kickstart is a little chewed up on one of the bikes, is there a good place to buy parts or is ebay usually the only spot? Place a Wanted ad here on the forum in the proper category...you should b...
by motormike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: green wires connected to the carb

bonesv wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:54 am
Looks like a manual choke?
I agree with bonesv...looks like a manual conversion.
Pull up on the plunger to start, push down to turn off choke when warm.
by motormike
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: green wires connected to the carb
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: green wires connected to the carb

That white object is in the bystarter hole, but it is NOT a bystarter.
Can't really see it well enough to tell, but looks like someone has rigged up a fitting and has a fuel line attached to it.
Can you verify that is the case ?