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Here starts the journey of my craziest scooter build yet! Starting off with an '86 Honda Spree picked up in dirty condition with all parts there and intact, non running of course.

My goals are to build up to full race spec with magic secret sauce within TWO MONTHS! It's a harsh deadline, with college fulltime and other priorities but an October scooter ride and my scooter passion drive me. Wish me luck guys :o

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:12 am 
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Dude, swap in a DIO!

But really, a DIO motor and some Eve Smile panels.....mmmmmmm, me likey :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:20 pm 
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Do a front disc swap. I'm interested in seeing how its done and would likely want to do it also!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:46 pm 
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nah front disc swap , flashy but of no use, way to heavy..
most all drag strips have so much run off youll slow down easy with that spree front end
pmed you yan.
let me know what u need
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:12 pm 
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tru72 wrote:
nah front disc swap , flashy but of no use, way to heavy..
most all drag strips have so much run off youll slow down easy with that spree front end
pmed you yan.
let me know what u need
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that faka is MEAN as *!!!! Really like the new paint Darin. ooh la la shiny :P

but yes, tru72 is certainly right, so no disk setups on this one brad. keep in mind my build will be for nearly sole dragstrip purpose with a slight twist ;)

wiguy swap in dio are u crazy? gonna go all out with spree powa.. LMAO :lol:

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That skinny tire on the Spree front end will make it hard to keep control at those high speeds. I know, just use a wider tire right? Well not too sure how wider you can go in between the gap on the stock Spree forks. Just a thought...

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This is gonna be sweet Yan!! Can't wait to see it when it's finished!

On the other hand... That paint job on that elite is amazing. what kind of paint is it, and why with the longer motor mount? Just wondering.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:56 pm 
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bradthreee wrote:
That skinny tire on the Spree front end will make it hard to keep control at those high speeds. I know, just use a wider tire right? Well not too sure how wider you can go in between the gap on the stock Spree forks. Just a thought...


Brad good call, that was my first concern and what I talked to tru72 about. He has had success with the 2.5 tire at speeds of 80mph so I will stick to it for now, OR maybe go with something just a lil bigger depending on what tires we have in stock at our shop


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This is gonna be sweet Yan!! Can't wait to see it when it's finished!

On the other hand... That paint job on that elite is amazing. what kind of paint is it, and why with the longer motor mount? Just wondering.


thanks toboggan :) and to answer for tru the longer mount helps keep the front end down more when drag racing

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:44 pm 
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ooh. i see.

well i just have to say, that elite looks absolutely amazing!!

How far are you on your type R burnt?


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wel just hit me up on messenger yan
the fastest i have clocked with my bike is 84, but thats during testing, not at the track. You must think of the whole balancing act to keep it stable. That motor mount is like my 3rd one. the first 2 were just too short for my seating positioning.
heres what i have been doing this week for the next race
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bradthreee wrote:
Do a front disc swap. I'm interested in seeing how its done and would likely want to do it also!


i know it's not needed for THIS project, but i am also very curious as to what existing disk parts are used in the adaption to the spree. my tiny drum brakes give me the heebie-jeebies in panic stop situations. i want to try to do the conversion this winter, but would like to not just jump in blindly...

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I've been putting alot of thought into the swap and I really dont think it'll be that hard. It'll involve cutting the stem off of the stock Spree forks and reusing it on a triple tree or Dio forks. Probably wont be able to reuse the Spree fender but I remember seeing one swap that used what I beleive was a monkey fender. The headset should be reusable as long as you keep the stock handlebars. Just a thought those ruckus guy do the Dio front setup and I beleive they have carbon fenders available.

BTW Spreetard did the engine shroud get to you ok?

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Very cool burnt

are you going to post more pics? this little pic of the nos is cool but we need more......:))
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toboggan wrote:
ooh. i see.

well i just have to say, that elite looks absolutely amazing!!

How far are you on your type R burnt?



Looks JUST like in original pics, but with a lil more air in the tires :lol:

been busy and just haven't gotten to her yet, also sourcing parts in meantime

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burnt_toast wrote:
toboggan wrote:
ooh. i see.

well i just have to say, that elite looks absolutely amazing!!

How far are you on your type R burnt?



Looks JUST like in original pics, but with a lil more air in the tires :lol:

been busy and just haven't gotten to her yet, also sourcing parts in meantime



Very nice, that thing looks like a beast!! :shock:


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