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MrEPinky
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Joined: 06 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all, I've been riding my red 86' CV80 for a few weeks now and I've been browsing the forums since I bought it. It's in pretty good shape for having 17,000 miles on it and it runs well. I'm hitting 45mph.

So far I've gotten a new belt, rectifier (old one had a contact broken off) and 6g Dr. Pulley Rollers, but haven't had time to install them. I'm up in Montana where the riding season is extremely short, so it's hard to want to take it apart for a few days while the weather is nice.

Thanks for all of the great advice, I was a little worried about buying such an old bike. I was really close to buying a new Stella 4T before coming across this 80cc gem on Craigslist.
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roadcapDen
Beluga Legend


Joined: 19 Oct 2007
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Location: Burlington, ON CDA

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!

Ya, if it ain't broke too bad just ride it while you can.

I'm just down south east of you at the west end of Lake Ontario.
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MarkMan
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Joined: 02 Nov 2011
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Location: Essex, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi I got a beluga as my first bike and payed a modest 170 for it but immediatly suffered running issues but 330 pounds and a new igniton coil battery and repaired stator later and we are running like a champ. I can see why people say it lacks power but i still get 35mph out of her and just a pleasure to ride. It does need a bit of cosmetic work but i love my cv80
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Ducman
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Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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Location: NRW-Germany

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark,welcome to the forum.

Cheers:Mike
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DandyDan
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Joined: 17 Oct 2007
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Location: Victoria, BC

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site Mark Cool
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MarkMan
Junior Wrench


Joined: 02 Nov 2011
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Location: Essex, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi what sort of mileage are people getting from a tank of fuel and whats the top speed people are getting
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SexyMattTheCat
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Joined: 22 Feb 2012
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Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just like to Introduce myself, I'm Matt from Wisconsin. Bought a running cv80 83'. Just a few problems with it but I am slowly but surely fixing them. I'll try to get some pictures up as soon as I can, the bike is currently at a mechanic having a new muffler put on.
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Ducman
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matt welcome to the forum.
Cheers:Mike
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SexyMattTheCat
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Joined: 22 Feb 2012
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Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Don't mind the front tire, I'm adding in a new speedometer and the dust guard will go back on. Just need to install a few parts and try to find a leg sheild glove box.
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rejectedacorn
Junior Wrench


Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Location: New Hampshire, USA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

My name is Aaron and I bought a 1986 CV80 2 years ago from my uncle. The thing is in pretty rough shape for only having a few hundred miles on it but it runs great. Since I doubt it has had any real maintenance in years I am planning replacing the tires and tubes, looking at the brakes and possibly going with some lighter variator wheels to increase my acceleration. Id like to do most of the work myself and it would be really great to get some how to's on inspection and repair. The scooter is missing its front blinkers, the Headlight is inoperable and the rear blinkers don't blink, but they do illuminate. Any feed back would be great and I'll be sure to get some pictures up once I break it out for the summer season.

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DandyDan
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site.

Are the front blinkers missing the bulbs? Or the whole units are gone? I would probably focus on fixing the front blinkers first. Once you get them sorted out, the rear blinkers may work as well now that the electrical loads etc are back to normal. If rear blinkers still don't work, you'll need to replace the flasher relay with a new universal 6V relay ($20?).

To fix the front blinkers, watch eBay for some used ones or buy some universal motorcycle blinkers and wire them in. There's just 2 wires per blinkers (power and ground) so it's pretty simple. You will need to run 6V bulbs to match the CV80's electrical system, but it shouldn't be too tough to swap out the bulbs.

The headlight may just not be working because it's not getting enough power. The CV80 makes pretty feeble electrical output. If you rev it up, does the headlight shine? If it doesn't shine at all, you've probably got burnt out bulb or some chewed wiring, so start investigating that.
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kuba
Junior Wrench


Joined: 19 Apr 2012
Posts: 3
Location: EPA Poland

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone

I'm Kuba from Poland and this is my new toy;

1982 Hercules
Serial number: 1049 - is it CV80J ???

I just bought it for about $300. Good shape, running, all parts are original except mirrors. Let me know if you have them for sell.
Few days ago I found rear light with integrated blinkers on ebay and it's mine for $30 Smile Now I'm willing to find front JDM blinkers and that will be it what I am going to change. Please let me know if you know where to get them.

Scooter has not been used for 15 years so engine and stuff need some attention. After all the years it started first kick but some hard noises comming from there so i need to check on oil first and everything else after that.

Like all early cv80s it is not a speed devil and accceleration sucks. I will be working on it with this forum help.

I'm very glad I found this place and I will stay in touch.

Best guys









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SexyMattTheCat
Junior Wrench


Joined: 22 Feb 2012
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Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that's such a beautiful Beluga in excellent condition, you got a sweet deal my friend.
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Ducman
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Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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Location: NRW-Germany

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kuba,welcome and a very nice Cv.

Cheers:Mike
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theMightyHerc
Junior Wrench


Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 15
Location: Warsaw, Mazowsze, Poland

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awsome ride/świetna maszyna Wink
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