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Old 06-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I Hit 100 MPG! (1987 Honda Elite 150 Scooter)

I've owned my 1987 Honda Elite 150 Scooter for 3+ years and always averaged around 70 to 75 mpg, but this year I decided to do a few things to improve my mileage.

  • First thing was to change the spark plug to a NGK Iridium Plug,
  • 2nd, I changed the air filter,
  • 3rd thing I did was bumped the tire pressures to the max rated on the bike and added 2 psi,
  • 4th thing I did was to install a bypass switch to allow the bike to be started in-the-fly, so that I did not have to press the rear brake to start the scoot
  • and FINALLY, no more FOT (full open throttle) unless absolutely necessarily.
I have to say, going from 70.7 mpg to 100 mpg is pretty good if you ask me

Used 1.01 gallons for 101 miles

my details are on Fuelly under username vfrjim

Jim

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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congrats. keep up the good work
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats, Jim!

Hope you don't mind I fleshed out your thread title & added bullet points in your post.

I'd like to put this on the home page - don't suppose you have a pic of your scooter??
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I will take a picture tomorrow, never took one yet since I purchased new plastic when I bought it but never got the time to change it, but it does not look bad....

Thanks for fixing the title and adding bullets.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here is a picture of the scoot.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks! Added to the front.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wonderful! I have always admired the Honda Elite scooters.. keep up the greatness my friend!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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nice job
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments guys, another 100 mpg tank today, wish I could go higher but with the auto trans, its hard to do much EOC.

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