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Old 07-13-2012, 05:27 AM
bthompson1111 bthompson1111 is offline
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Default Drive Problem 1987 Honda Elite 250

I have a 1987 Honda Elite 250 with 8k miles. The scoot runs great as far as the engine is concerned. The problem I have is that when I let off the throttle I hear a clangy 'nuts in a tin can' sound. Acceleration is no problem. Also, the strange thing is that when riding 2 up everything is as smooth as silk. Weight seems to have something to do with it. I replaced the belt (which already looked new) and replaced the roller weights with Dr Pulley 18 gram slider weights. The roller weights that I pulled out had many flat spots. I did not inspect the clutch when I had the crank cover off. The performance definitely improved due to the Dr Pulley weights but I still have the noise when decelerating. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:27 AM
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Old School Old School is offline
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Welcome to Provoscooter! How is the exhaust? I would also check the clutch and with the rear wheel off the ground, see if you have any play noises coming from the final drive.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:52 PM
bthompson1111 bthompson1111 is offline
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Thank you! I don't think it's the exhaust, it's more of a metal on metal sound coming from the drive side. I should have checked the clutch when I was in there. I ran it without the crack cover (no load) and it was smooth as could be.
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