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Re: Honda Elite  THOMAS KELLEY
 Sep 21, 2001 14:47 PDT 
Hi,I have a SB 50 ELITE and the sputtering(four cycling ),to me is
normal and has nothing to do with the spark plug.Mine has a little
electric operated solenoid type choke on the carb with 2 wires on
it..There is a resister type unit that heats up when the engine is
started cold and causes a rich fuel mixture in the carb and this is the
choke action without the usual butterfly flapper type..It richens the
fuel mixture only when engine is cold.When the resister reaches a preset
temperature,circuit opens and solenoid no longer feeds in extra fuel.The
engine then goes into its normal two stroke mode and there you are,until
you start the engine again, when it is cold.SUGGESTION.Do not mess with
that solenoid and do not let anyone else ,especially those that replace
the spark plug on a normal operating engine.////Storing=== Put Sta-bil
in a full tank of gas(to prevent rusting)as directed and if stored in
freezing tempertures,remove battery and keep it where warm.
May your day be blessed.       N. P. J. F.
From: Matthew Cordes <cor-@cs.usm.maine.edu>
Subject: Honda Elite
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 20:43:48 -0400
Hi All,
My honda Elite, once started after being off for a number of hours
(overnight or even my 8-9hr work day), chokes and sputters for about 30
seconds or until I get it to about 25-30mph then it sounds great and works
fine. It's a little frightening as those 30 seconds are ususally the
moments when I'm turning on to the buisy street near my house.I took it to
the place where I bought it and they told me it was possibly a fouled plug,
which they replaced, but the problem persists. Any ideas?
Also, what is the best way to store my scooter for the winter? I've heard
very mixed advice from leaving it with a full tank of gas to emptying it
completely. Any other suggestions? It will be covered with a nylon moped
cover and placed inside an enclosed shed.
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