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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Wentwest
No doubt intake air leaks can drive you nuts and...

No doubt intake air leaks can drive you nuts and destroy an idle. Two cycle engines are especially sensitive to control of the air pressure. Also, be sure your idle speed is set high enough. As long...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Wentwest
The stator coupler has 3 yellow wires, all look...

The stator coupler has 3 yellow wires, all look exactly the same.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
+1 on the gasket liquids, I've used them on Honda...

+1 on the gasket liquids, I've used them on Honda crankcases many times and they work well. The technology of these substances did not exist when Honda made these engines, but it does now and we can...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Wentwest
There is a service manual at...

There is a service manual at www.motorscooterguide.net in the downloads section.

There is a 20 amp fuse near the battery. It's in a housing tucked in next to the starter solenoid, right in front...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
So, I pulled my 81 GL500 out of storage and...

So, I pulled my 81 GL500 out of storage and decided to ride it a bit, something I do from time to time to help make my mind clear about the difference between scooters and bikes. I had a couple of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Hey, Red, I realize you are trying to spend your...

Hey, Red, I realize you are trying to spend your money on a house, but there's a really interesting Craigslist for what amounts to 2 1990 Honda CH250 scoots. These are my absolute favorite scooters...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Wentwest
1. I always put the gasket in with the metal side...

1. I always put the gasket in with the metal side facing the engine and valves, because I imagine the super-hot exhaust coming from the engine and hitting the gasket a bit on the way to the muffler....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
I vote for points. I can see them, I can set...

I vote for points. I can see them, I can set them, I can fix them. CDI's are mysterious black boxes that work, and then they don't, and all you can do is buy another one and hope it works. My CDI...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
So you're getting an 81 stator? That seems like...

So you're getting an 81 stator? That seems like the solution. It has 3 wires coming out (White, Yellow, Black/White) and the fourth wire (Light green/Red) to your plug is from the neutral safety...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
This is my untrained thought. It looks like the...

This is my untrained thought. It looks like the Black/White at the coil and the points gets power at a 4 line in and out mini plug that also includes the positive and negative lines from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Try this link for a PDF of the service manual for...

Try this link for a PDF of the service manual for a CT90 or CT110 from your years. The 81 addendum is at about page 170 or so.

http://ct90-ct110.com/PDFs/CT90_%2077-79_CT110_80-82_PDF.pdf
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Try bridging the switch at the brake pedal, power...

Try bridging the switch at the brake pedal, power on, and then wiggle wires, one at a time, starting with every place they either move or are joined together. While you wiggle the wires push them...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Hey JerryH, I just retired in January, but I'm...

Hey JerryH, I just retired in January, but I'm 68. It's been really interesting. Everyday is different, but every day belongs to me and my family, not the job. And I've cleaned out a lot of crap in...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Prying open the rear pulley is one of the more...

Prying open the rear pulley is one of the more challenging tasks. I've resorted to hammering a wooden wedge into the pulley at the front (9 o'clock) point, which made me very nervous but did work....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
OK, OK, OK. It's hard to give up a mysterious...

OK, OK, OK. It's hard to give up a mysterious forum name. But mine comes from that I "went west", moved from New England Berkshires to Oakland about 20 years ago. Also, "went" is part of my name,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
I refuse to add up how much I have spent on...

I refuse to add up how much I have spent on bikes. I make a decision whether to spend the money, and that's the end of it. Adding it up is like trying to count calories on the delicious meal you...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
You guys are right about the politics...

You guys are right about the politics conversation. I agree to shut up!

I wish you well with the Trail. Lots of fun there. I have had bikes in the past, and for raving around on dirt or even on...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Wentwest
Do a little Google search for a Honda Gyro...

Do a little Google search for a Honda Gyro Canopy. Not available in the US, but it's been around for years and years in Japan.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
the main source of tyranny is Government. I...

the main source of tyranny is Government.

I disagree. The first source of tyranny is corporations. Everyone complains about the government, but it's ATT and Facebook and Google that analyze...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Good luck on Friday! Since you work in retail you...

Good luck on Friday! Since you work in retail you know how to present yourself to the CHP. My experience with them, like the DMV, is that they are pretty defensive, ready to be complained to and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Wentwest
Have an upholstery shop remake your seat. ...

Have an upholstery shop remake your seat.

What country are you in? I need parts for a 1990 Honda Elite 250, which looks the same and was sold in the US.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Wentwest
I guess I vote with the people that say put it...

I guess I vote with the people that say put it back to stock. You should be certain you have enough air in your tires, and your weight matters, too. A 150 pound rider will go faster and get better...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Wentwest
I think what you did with the automatic bystarter...

I think what you did with the automatic bystarter (you call it a choke) has defeated it and is causing you the lousy mileage. The bystarter needs electricity all the time. It gets power from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
So, for serial number info go to...

So, for serial number info go to http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-ct110-trail-110-1980-usa_model626/partslist/?model_q=ct110

and look at the last few panels. They have frame and engine number charts...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Wentwest
There's a structure behind the front cover that...

There's a structure behind the front cover that probably got tweaked. Is there any sign the front wheel hit anything? That's the real test.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Wentwest
Are you talking about the little short hose with...

Are you talking about the little short hose with a right angle? That's an overflow and that's how it is supposed to look.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Red- So, just to understand this, do you have...

Red- So, just to understand this, do you have plates on the bike? Is it registered? If they did that without a title then they screwed up and they have to check the VIN, etc. That you can do at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
I had a 64 Corvair Monza convertible, white with...

I had a 64 Corvair Monza convertible, white with red interior, in 1971. It was an automatic with 2 carbs. It had a cooling fan flat on top of the engine that was driven by a belt that ran from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Wentwest
I'd look for a vacuum leak. If you can, find...

I'd look for a vacuum leak. If you can, find each vacuum hose and replace them, one by one. There are only a few. I think your scooter uses a vacuum controlled petcock and gravity feed from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By Wentwest
In Cambodia they use 125cc motorcycles to tow a...

In Cambodia they use 125cc motorcycles to tow a light trailer that has benches for passengers. They weld up a hitch point that appears to attach to the rear frame on the sides of the passenger seat....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
I feel for you with the "shipping charges"....

I feel for you with the "shipping charges". Clearly it does not cost 13 Euros to ship a few small parts. There's no good solution that I know of. Will www.partzilla.com ship to you?

Anyway, all...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Every Honda scooter I ever owned the headlight...

Every Honda scooter I ever owned the headlight went on with the key, except the 50cc 2 cycle Gyro, where the headlight only goes on when the engine runs. On the scooters the headlight goes off when...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
If it were me I'd stay with breaker points. CDI's...

If it were me I'd stay with breaker points. CDI's are just too mysterious. An ignition system with points and a coil does just fine. Maintenance is easy enough. And if something is broken, there it...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
One of the 2 loose wires is probably from a pulse...

One of the 2 loose wires is probably from a pulse generator or something like that name. It's a sensor of sorts that sends a signal to the CDI to release a spark every rotation of the crankshaft....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Try looking at this website ...

Try looking at this website

http://ct90-ct110.com/PDFs/CT_Common_Specifications_V1-2_Nov_10_2008.pdf

Good Luck.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
I'm already a member in good standing of the OSSC...

I'm already a member in good standing of the OSSC (Oh S*** Scooter Club). Membership requires that you get stranded by your scooter, you know pretty exactly why you are stranded, you know you can...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
So, lots to read! Good that you found your...

So, lots to read!

Good that you found your way through the DMV. In so many places it seems like there are RULES, and if you don't OBEY the RULES, well, go home sinner and sin no more. Here in...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
Organically morph? You are from Santa Cruz! Here...

Organically morph? You are from Santa Cruz! Here in Oakland we would say, "change." In Berkeley it would take 3 paragraphs, two footnotes, and three public meetings.

What we are doing here is...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
If the bike was on non-op you fill out a "lost...

If the bike was on non-op you fill out a "lost title" form that the seller is supposed to sign, and a new registration form and that's it.

As best I remember the Gyro was out of the system for 10...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 44,103
Posted By Wentwest
You don't even need a title. I registered a 85...

You don't even need a title. I registered a 85 Gyro with nothing but a half a** "Bill of Sale" and a Statement of facts.
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