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by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Iowa Spree Lands in New Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 3838

Re: Iowa Spree Lands in New Mexico

Anyway.... you guys sure are getting "all excited" for my Iowa Spree. :b2t: Gee, sorry, I didn't think a little story and some info about Iowa Sprees was Hijacking your thread. Somebody was trying to get some more top speed by removing the thrust washer and squeezing the pulley halves together, for...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: carbon build up
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: carbon build up

A set of small round wire brushes chucked into a drill motor works well for an assembled motor. As mentioned before, do not damage the piston or rings but if you just move the piston to BDC you will not have that issue.
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1986 Variator, and corresponding drive pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: 1986 Variator, and corresponding drive pulley

Sprees do NOT have a variator and do NOT shift. As to the noise, you caused it so go back in an fix it.
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1985 spree won't run
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: 1985 spree won't run

abreen89 wrote:wow im s*** for help.. :urban: So you use the mixture screw for highest rpm possible, then drop the idle screw to drop it down to 1800 + or - (or rear tire not moving).. Got it...
Yes.
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: carbon build up
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: carbon build up

Sure, use a better quality oil and you won't have the problem to start with. To remove the carbon, remove the exhaust and crap it out of the port. I'll bet he meant "SCRAPE"... as I'm not sure how to crap it out.... :woot: LOL! Hey spell check only works if the word is spelled wrong, not the wrong ...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: carbon build up
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: carbon build up

Sure, use a better quality oil and you won't have the problem to start with. To remove the carbon, remove the exhaust and crap it out of the port.
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 honda spree lost all power!!!! please help me!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: 1986 honda spree lost all power!!!! please help me!!!

andysspree wrote:i had to give my friend a ride home on it so maby the 280 pounds messed up the drive train?
No, the Spree will handle 290 pounds forever, at least mine has for the last 18 years.
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Possible Clogged Pilot Jet 1984 Spree??
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Possible Clogged Pilot Jet 1984 Spree??

Hi everyone, this is my very first post here. I have a 1984 Spree that I can't get to idle correctly. With the float bowl removed from the carb, shining a flashlight through the pilot hole, should you definitively be able to see a speck of light? Is the hole a straight shot from top to bottom? Pics...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: Iowa Spree Lands in New Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 3838

Re: Iowa Spree Lands in New Mexico

I've never seen a Iowa Spree that was actually registered in Iowa. Judging by the rust on the muffler, etc., it would make sense to just go ahead and replace the main bearings and seals now. Like any 2-stroke that has been stored "open"[no plug], it will only be a matter of time til the bearings go...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 NQ50 Overheating
Replies: 15
Views: 1781

Re: 1986 NQ50 Overheating

Wikispreedia says 1 1/2 turns out for an 86' . Did I miss something? It is referring to the 'air screw' as the 'mixture screw', as it states the 'throttle stop screw' is the 'idle speed screw', which is adjusted for the best idle setting. I referred to it as the 'intake screw' in my post. ( Yes, yo...
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 NQ50 Overheating
Replies: 15
Views: 1781

Re: 1986 NQ50 Overheating

I recently cleaned the entire carburetor, and I put the intake screw at 1.5 turns. It was running like crap, until I cleaned the carburetor. I've tried doing the plug chop, but I am unsure if it's good, or too lean. It's definitely not too rich, as there is no oil on it. I bought a brand new plug, ...
by Bear45-70
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1986 NQ50 Overheating
Replies: 15
Views: 1781

Re: 1986 NQ50 Overheating

Seizures, especially soft seizes are not caused by overheats. They are caused by lean jetting or not enough oil and the overheat and oil thing almost always cause hard seizures that require rebuilds. Plug chop.
by Bear45-70
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: LOW COMPRESSION ON FRANKENSPREE
Replies: 37
Views: 3477

Re: LOW COMPRESSION ON FRANKENSPREE

fastplastic wrote:I miss spoke it won't be that high but Untill he retests we don't know what's going on at this point it could be a few different issues.....
Agreed
by Bear45-70
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Possible Bystarter?
Replies: 39
Views: 3478

Re: Possible Bystarter?

Just because the bystarter function test, does not mean they bystarter system is working.
by Bear45-70
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Fuel not running to carb
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Fuel not running to carb

The caps not venting will kill the engine, but not this fast.