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by maddiedog
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: honda spree si
Replies: 18
Views: 5340

Re: honda spree si

What a beast! Ever get a video? I want to see that thing go.
by maddiedog
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Third One is a Charm - 1987 Spree Rebuild (new pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 4262

Re: Third One is a Charm - 1987 Spree Rebuild

I like the paint, looks good!
by maddiedog
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Honda gyro repainting
Replies: 32
Views: 14290

Re: Honda gyro repainting

Looks nice, what brand spray paint did you use?

When you're done, try using Rust Olem spray laquer, it gives the paint really good depth.
by maddiedog
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8911

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

Thanks noiseguy, the float problem has been solved. The seat for the float needle must have been dirty. After I cleaned it like you suggested, fuel doesn't pour from the carb anymore. :) I still have the full throttle issue. If I remove the airbox lid, it runs relatively normal (albeit lean). I real...
by maddiedog
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8911

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

Thanks for the response Bear -- the float's definitely my issue then. There's definitely fuel coming out of the carb.

Do I need a new float needle? New float? Replace both? Any source you'd recommend for both? I looked for them online, it looks like they'll set me back about $50.
by maddiedog
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8911

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

I'll check the exhaust tomorrow -- I haven't done that yet. I recleaned the carb, and have now seen the mythical pinprick of light in the pilot jet. While I was at it, I checked the fuel lines, petcock, and tank. All were a bit dirty too, so they got a good cleaning. The petcock is functioning fine,...
by maddiedog
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wow, these are nice
Replies: 15
Views: 3284

Re: Wow, these are nice

They must be looney if they think they can get that much for those two scooters, even in new condition. :crazy:

Very cool find though.
by maddiedog
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rattrod naked spree
Replies: 14
Views: 2051

Re: rattrod naked spree

Looks awesome. Not a huge fan of the green wheels though, I'd use another color if it were me. :smile:
by maddiedog
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCX Grows to 150cc (Apres Le SA, Mais Quoi?)
Replies: 47
Views: 6504

Re: PCX Grows to 150cc (Apres Le SA, Mais Quoi?)

My PCX won't do 60, it does 58 uphill, downhill, on flat... Doesn't matter the condition, 58mph max. They SAY the 150 will do 70mph, but no one in the US has posted a PCX 150 top speed on the PCX forums yet ( http://www.hondapcx.org ). I get 96mpg with my PCX 125, which is pretty awesome, it's bette...
by maddiedog
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8911

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

Alright, so I got the airbox in. I oiled up the filter, put the filter and cover on, and cranked her up. At first, she seemed REALLY rich (lotsa blue smoke), but that was probably from excess oil in the filter. After that though, same deal -- goes for a bit, then dies on me. The engine was definitel...
by maddiedog
Sun May 27, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8911

Re: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

Ok, I'll take your word for it on that. I ordered a stock filter, and will attempt to source the filter cover. Any ideas for where to start on my stalling issue? I went ahead and drained the float bowl, then turned it over with the drain plug unscrewed. Lots of gas came out after that, meaning fuel ...
by maddiedog
Sun May 27, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so
Replies: 24
Views: 8911

Spree starts, runs, but dies after a minute or so

I bought a Spree off Craigslist at a steal (only $200). The guy who owned it before me let it sit, then fixed it, then was stumped with some fuel issues and sold it on the cheap. When I bought it, you could crank it up, it'd run for a few seconds (badly) and die. It seemed to me that the engine was ...