MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Study of Motorized Bicycles posted by: H. Oman on 6/4/2005 at 8:28:35 PM
Has anyone done a study or published any info on vintage motorized bicycles? Comparing the features of various motors like the Evans, the Simplex, the Travis, etc. Also tips on what to expect as far as performance and how to repair/maintain. Is the a club for these vehicles? 'Harry
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AGE / VALUE:   Honda Spree posted by: Tim on 6/2/2005 at 12:19:54 PM
I know this site is for bicycles,but can anyone help me with a Honda Spree. It runs but starves for fuel at road speed if you can help please e-mail direct
Tim
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Honda Spree posted by edgarecks on 6/2/2005 at 4:34:59 PM
Lots of times this happens when a bike has been sitting around a long time, gas gets dried up in the carb and plugs things up. Sometimes a good soak in strong solvent is enough to fix it, take the carb to a motorcycle shop and let them have at it.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Honda Spree posted by Tim on 6/5/2005 at 4:01:40 PM
I`ve been through the carb several times everything is clean and open. Does anyone now anything about reed valves
Honda dealer shows no interest,And says they no longer have any info on anything that old
Tim
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Honda Spree posted by Brian on 6/8/2005 at 2:20:01 AM
Check the fuel line from the gas tank to the carb. Is it plugged up? Also check the petcock. Could be old gas and residue there also.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Honda Spree posted by jamie on 6/9/2005 at 2:42:35 AM
If you take the carb back off to mess with it some more, take a look at the jet and make sure it has nothing coating it that would cause you some greif. I doubt that the reed valve is your problem. I'm not that familiar with the carb that comes on a Honda Spree but, you might need to double check the needle jets/valves. Look to see if there is a screw with a spring on the side of the carb (not the idle screw). That can get a little gunk on it. Also, if you take it back apart, there is going to be some sort of brass needle some where on it. Make sure that the end of the hole that it goes into doesn't have any sort of white looking scale on it. A lot of carbs have two jets, one for idle and one that kicks in when you give it some gas.

Be careful running it when it is starving like that because it isn't getting the lubrication that it needs without the fuel. If you look at your spark plug after your moped dies on you running it like that, you will see that it is white. this is an indication that your not getting enough fuel and not enough lubrication. You can wind up with a ruined motor like that.

basically, I would bet that your problem is in the carb. The dealer doesn't want to have a moped in his shop, they usually see them as sort of a lower class of rides and think that the guy with a 7,000 dollar cruiser would not want the same mechanic working on their bike. It really is a shame but, if you ask the folks at most shops like that, a lot of them really don't know anything about the mopeds that they sell.
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AGE / VALUE:   Speigel Airman posted by: Larry Wlos on 5/28/2005 at 8:52:12 PM
I am looking for any information on this bike. Any info or pictures or brochures is helpful. Did anybody have one of these bikes? Any pictures of this bike.
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WANTED:   All White Tires 26x2.125 posted by: Kent Shira on 5/18/2005 at 6:23:40 PM
Looking for All White Tires 26x2.125.
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   RE:WANTED:   All White Tires 26x2.125 posted by Larry Wlos on 5/19/2005 at 9:13:15 PM
I sold the tires I had, I have no more.
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AGE / VALUE:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show related event on May 22nd posted by: Peter Naiman on 5/14/2005 at 6:35:22 PM
As an early kick off for the Larz Anderson Bicycle Show at the Museum of Transortation on Sunday, August 14th, in Brookline, Massachusetts the Museum of Transportation is hosting it's annual Italian Car Day on Sunday May 22nd and is hosting a Concour of Vintage Italian bicycles and motorcycles as a part of this scheduled event. To find more information about this event please click on the link below to the events calendar for the Museum schedule of events.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI

http://www.mot.org/Events/lawn.html
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