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by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Faulty Fuel Gage?
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Ignore the gauge and keep track of what the mileage was when you filled up. Then if you get 100 miles per tank, just fill up 10 or 20 before then. Oh, water in a fuel tank at anytime is a very bad idea.
by Bear45-70
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: Fuels and Additives
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Higher octane gas without the compression to utilize it is a total waste of money and I know of no scooter (unmodded) that has a enough compression to use anything except regular. Additives are a maze of everything from hurts your engine to really works. I've used a number of them over the years (a ...
by Bear45-70
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: SB50 intake mod for Spree
Replies: 22
Views: 2707

Maybe I'm just a simple old hot rod guy, but why not just drill and tap a hole and install a second nipple in the intake if you are going to use the Spree carb?
by Bear45-70
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: 1986 honda spree i drilled out my muffler but its not faster
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

It's a 1985. It has 3385 miles on it. The last 2000 were put on by me using the Spree as my pit bike while I was still racing and now as a campground bike and a to the post office and the stop and rob here in town. Since I live in a rural unincorporated town, the minimum speed limit is 30 mph and th...
by Bear45-70
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: 1986 honda spree i drilled out my muffler but its not faster
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

I just wish my Spree ran 31 mph. At sealevel on level ground it does 27 mph max.
by Bear45-70
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: NQ-50 Faster?
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Well, the only thing you mentioned that isn't done is drilling the exhaust baffles. I would probably cut the exhaust open and redo it completely rather than just drill the baffles. I do have a service manual and was a professional 2 stroke (outboards) mechanic. Besides being a Nation Championship ou...
by Bear45-70
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Performance Technical
Topic: NQ-50 Faster?
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

NQ-50 Faster?

What can I do with my 1985 NQ-50 Spree to make it faster or at least more powerful? We have real hills where I live and it just very challenged getting up them. I checked and both air inlets into the air box are open and the exhaust has no restrictor in the header flange. I'm stumped and need help. ...
by Bear45-70
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

noiseguy wrote:Spree have notoriously poor wiring; I'm guessing that's the culprit.
That could well be the reason. Thanks.
by Bear45-70
Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

It is normal procedure on bikes/scooters stored in the winter to disconnect the battery. I do this on my scoot and bike, as well as an older truck I have that doesn't get driven in the winter. If it's in a heated garage/basement, you can leave it installed. You should also be putting Stabil in the ...
by Bear45-70
Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

The Spree's home is in the unfinished basement and besides I live in the Pacific Northwest on Puget Sound and it just doesn't get that cold. I can't ride it in the winter because my major league abused body won't tolerate it anymore.
by Bear45-70
Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Ok, that should work. But why should I have to unless there is a current draw someplace. Is this normal? It sure isn't in most applications, however I do know that GM has several regulator system that pull as much a 10 mils at rest, but their systems are a bunch more complex than the Spree, you know...
by Bear45-70
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

I tried the battery tender and like you say, it take alot of screwing around because most commercially built tenders have too high of an output current for small batteries. I built one with a max out of 250 mils and a low of 100 mils. Still by spring the battery was screwed. The thing is my quads ha...
by Bear45-70
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Battery?

New here, but not new to the Spree. Had one (and I mean 1) since the late '80s. My only real problem is that the battery dies if the thing sits for any length of time (like a month or over the winter) is there any secret to not having to buy a new battery every spring (I have the no kick start model...