2001 Honda Elite CH80 from United States of America
Get another model for this size 80cc
Love the insurance cost. One hundred a year.
Weird carb problem. Every three months I must pay $100 for a tune up, because the power dips to twenty miles per hour.
This drives me crazy. Also, the rear tire is going bald at 6000 miles!
I hate spending one hundred dollars every two-three months for a tune up. My old 200 cc was like a car. It would not lose 60% of power every three months! Get another manufacturer if you want a scooter.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th June, 2008
20mph?!! Wow.. I would seriously consider getting a brand new carb!!! The dealer must not be doing worth a darn on cleaning the carb out. It's not that hard to do it yourself.. Just get a Honda Elite Repair manual and do it yourself! You will save a lot of money in the long run!
The problem is not the carb. It is the filter. Did you drive in the rain? I had the same problem with my scooter. I replaced the filter - and hit 40+ again. I then found a CH80 with the same problem on ebay. I bought it really cheap, replaced the filter, and hit 45 on level ground. This model needs good airflow to run well. New filters are much cheaper than tune ups. Filter is easy to replace. Keep a few spares.
If they have to clean out the fuel system that often, I'd look at the fuel tank for rust, and remove and clean or replace the fuel filter.