Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby eq1 on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:26 am

The 2006+ models top out at 42-43mph. Add an aftermarket variator for $75-100, 30 minutes of your time, and you can do 45-47mph. This doesn't mean you can do 42-43 or 45-47 any time, any conditions. For example, into a headwind, if you're really heavy, on a slight up-slope - you wouldn't see these speeds. I don't know what the Vino Classic does...
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby vulcan on Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:54 pm

About the Vino Classic, the main thing I would be concerned about there is it's lack of carrying capacity. The Met will safely carry 277 lbs., according to Honda. The Vino Classic is only rated by Yamaha to carry 170 lbs. Since I weigh 200 lbs., I would already be overloading the Vino, with just my own weight, let alone carrying anything. The Yamaha C3 also has a similar ridiculously low weight carrying capacity. I was considering one of those until I found that out. So I'm really glad I got the Met, since it can easily support my weight, and I really didn't like the fuel injection on the C3. Sounds like expensive problems to me. Safe Scootin. Jerry.
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby percussionator on Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:25 am

scooter_girl wrote:
percussionator wrote: Also, I know many of you would obviously say I simply bought the wrong scooter, so I'm saving you the trouble of posting that type of reply :) I love my Metro but just want to increase the number of roads I can ride on. Thank you!


Two things: First, for those of you replying with you should have bought a different scooter, I don't think that was the type of response this person was looking for.

Second, I'm not sure how much this is going to increase my top speed but today I switched my roller weights with my boyfriends 08 Honda Ruckus. I weigh about 115 lbs and using his heavier roller weights will give me more top speed and him (around 190 lbs) using my lighter roller weights will give him a quicker acceleration. So changing the roller weights may be a simple solution. Like I said, I'll probably only gain a slight increase, nothing significant.

Good luck and keep posting when you find things that work so those of us that want to do upgrades can!!


Thank you scooter_girl. You are right, most of the responses are a little arrogant. I'm just looking for any little trick to give me a few more rpms but I do know it's still a little scooter. I'll look into your advice! Thanks again!
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby percussionator on Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:54 am

Ok people, for those of you who informed me of the restrictor plate, weights, and windshield, thank you very much. All seem logical for this tiny four stroke. I know now it may bump me up a few more mph but perhaps not 50. That's cool.

For those of you having a laugh, hey, good for you. I'm glad you are able to entertain yourselves. I even said if you suggest I bought the wrong scooter, you need not reply and you still did? lol Now that's funny! Nothing else to do with your time?? lol

Take care fellow scooterers
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby eq1 on Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:32 pm

hey percussionator - you should have just bought a faster scoot. What were you thinking?
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby Finchie on Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:06 pm

You should have bought an X-15 if you wanted something fast. Mach 6.75 is the only way to get places.
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby Finchie on Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:03 pm

Just went back and read everything, don't know how i missed this one. I'm with EQ1 and percussionator, the Met's perfect in its diminutive size and nice styling, i don't want anything bigger. I'd gladly drop a thousand into the Met for better performance, even if it did mean it'd be matching up with the big bikes in price without quite as much speed. I mean, someone has to have run a Met over 50 not running the GY6 or going down a huge hill with the engine off, right? EQ1's gotten close enough without any mods that will destroy the engine.
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby eq1 on Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:36 pm

Finchie wrote:EQ1's gotten close enough without any mods that will destroy the engine.


I'm kind of starting to wonder about this... I clocked my scoot with one of those traffic radar systems that read the driver's speed, twice, and it was about 4-5mph slower than what my speedo read. I've thought my speedo is 2.5 mph fast - I checked it against another Metro, my old one. But now... This would mean that most of the time I'm saying I get it up to 47.5 (half way between the high beam icon and high beam light on my speedo), I might be doing only 45-46...
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby Finchie on Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:49 am

It's true if you believe it's true! Believe! Don't break the 50mph Met dream! If a Ruckus can do it, we can too!
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby vulcan on Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:08 pm

A GPS is the only way to check true speed. They are accurate to within less than a tenth of a MPH. I have the Cheap yellow Garmin Etrex, I bought mine new for $100 about 3 years ago, you can find them for a lot less now on eBay. I still say that getting an actual 50 mph out of the Met will seriously shorten the life of the engine. Safe Scootin, Jerry.
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby Finchie on Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:33 pm

I still say that getting an actual 50 mph out of the Met will seriously shorten the life of the engine.


I believe you, but you've gotta remember most of us haven't gotten to have the fun (hellish not fun?) that you've had modding mopeds. It's a loooooooong way to get to 50mph on the Met, and like i said, if anyone's done it, i've yet to read about it. ;| I probably won't be the first with all these new Met modders about, but i'll be sure to report the first, second, and third time my engine goes trying to get there.
20mm Mikuni slide carb is in hand, intake manifold will be here soon, hopefully someone will get the throttle in stock, and hope to hope the Yamaha dealer will be able to supply me with some jets to tune. It looked like a big bore was about to happen, but maybe not yet.
After i get a CDI ($160+), a tach ($40 if a tiny tach works), and a gps ($100?), i'll only be... um. like maybe $500-1,000 away from being able to tell if i'm almost as fast as a stock 80cc Honda Elite, maybe!
But then there's the Ruckus swingarm set-up, $100 swingarm+$40 Kevlar belt+$50 clear case+$100 new rear light+lots of work getting old blinkers positioned in a way that they don't look stupid or $50 signals+$75 270mm shock, plus $15 spring compressor so i can replace the Ruck shock head with the stock Met shock head, plus $70 w/ instillation Ruck back tire, + $400 new wheels + $XXX disk brake set up. It all comes out to around...


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carry the two...


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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby VEGAS_07MET on Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:51 pm

so are the stock roller weights 6g's? can anyone confirm?
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby eq1 on Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:42 pm

yes.
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Re: Any tips to speed up my '08 Honda Metro ?

Postby Smorris on Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:08 pm

Finchie wrote:[ ($40 if a tiny tach works)


A Tiny Tach works, but mine only lasted about two years living under the seat of my LX
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