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Old 04-22-2008, 03:44 PM   #1
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How many miles can I get from a Honda Elite?

Hi there I am looking into buying a HOnda Elite 125 or Honda Beat 100, my questions is, if you have one of these (or previos such as the Elite 80) how long can I expect it to be trouble free? (with the proper TLC)

I really like what I see as far as the over all concept-package and I am just waiting for the proper time to do it (a super special by the dealer)

Thank you all for your input

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Old 05-14-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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Almost a month and nobody want to say nothing?

I guess you don't have these scooters up in the north.

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Old 05-15-2008, 02:29 AM   #3
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I suspect that, appart from expenture on fuel and engine oil, the first component needing replacement will be the tyres (or tyres & tubes). This is when required servicing is performed, and the vehicle has not been operated under abnormal conditions.

Smaller diameter tyres wear out earlier than 16"-21" types.

NB. I've owned more Hondas than any other brand but the 16" rubber on my current ride is the smallest tyre I've had on a Honda. My FIRST Honda (Cub) had 17" wheels. I did own a Yamaha Majesty YP400 with 13" rear for two years but I didn't put enough milage on it to wear out a tyre. Its biggest expense resulted from damage caused by oil leakage after a dealer service!
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:10 AM   #4
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I owned an Elite 80 for a while. It was old, and had been abused hard by a previous owner, but still ran ok. I used it for a year, sold it, and still see it scooting around town. I see old CH80s all over -- as long as you give them some care and maintenance, there is no reason you can't get 20 or more years of around-town use out of one. And around here at least, they seem to hold their value pretty well. They aren't beautiful, and the lack of a kickstarter is irritating, and newer scooters have better storage options. But they run really well and last forever, so they are not a bad way to go.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:43 AM   #5
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I have an 87 Elite 150 with 15,000 mi. It still runs like new!!
Super easy to own and maintain.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:18 AM   #6
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How many miles can I get from a Honda Elite?i
Well, I would get as far from it as I could
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:17 AM   #7
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I have an 87 Elite 150 with 15,000 mi. It still runs like new!!
Super easy to own and maintain.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:07 AM   #8
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Ok guys thank you for the input... I guess and i want it fir fathers day, it could be the best gift I could get, and no I don't need a new tie, LOL

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Old 05-15-2008, 08:05 PM   #9
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The 1986 250 elite i bought new in 1988 had the transmission self destruct at 25,000 miles. It got junked but probably could have been fixed for a few hundred dollars.

same thing happened to a 1985 honda elite 150 i owned a few years later later.

neither had any tramsmission maintenance and were ridden VERY hard.

the motors never gave any problems.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #10
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What transmission maintenance is recommended?
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:11 PM   #11
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Change out the FD oil as per the recommended schedule. Honda is known for their engines and build quality. 15,000 miles on a scoot is a bunch of miles. SCHWEET!
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #12
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Change out the FD oil as per the recommended schedule. Honda is known for their engines and build quality. 15,000 miles on a scoot is a bunch of miles. SCHWEET!
Do you how many miles that guy has gone on his Ruckus across the US, (is it Wann?) I will look it up

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