Last week I pulled up in work and left a pool of gear oil, I thought it was the seal leaking, turned out to be a crack in the case cover. Changed it out for another, I also had to transfer one of the bearings across from the cracked case, nothing a propane torch couldnt handle. back up and running. Its times like these I realize how much I like to wrench cause i know a lot of people would throw this thing in the trash where it belongs lol.
So good joke for you all, at least we can have a laugh, in my rush to get a solution, I overlooked the simplest of things. Drive from an input gear will cause the opposite rotation of the output gear. LMAO I made a high speed reverse, live and learn I say. I was thinking about doing a manual clutch for the bike and I can control the gearing via sprockets. I am thinking of retrofitting the 3D Motorsports Manual clutch for our application. the design is pretty simple and I should be able to modify a few parts to get it to fit out needs. For now it's just a thought but I have to get one anyway for an upcoming project.
I suggest checking the voltage with a meter at the back of the plug just to be sure the voltages seem acceptable, as the carbide said, we wouldn't want high voltage running through the circuits. cheap insurance, will just cost you your time, that is once you have a meter. Once I'm home tonight I'll try to check it for ya and let you know
Hey there drifter, I really like this style of scooter, (not just saying that because I have the same one, lol). its really neat. I see you have a dual shock setup on the rear, did it come like that or did you upgrade? Any engine mods?, 125cc or 150cc. Keep the pictures coming.
Ohh i acn finally upload pics again, had to convert them to gif. format. So basically thats the exhaust I'm using for the while and the chain and sprockets is my attempt at gearing, still have to test fit into the case and see if it will be happy.
thats some fine work fitting that tach in there, looks really good. Hopefully you can get the issue sorted soon. You have the link for the tach? dont think I've seen one like that before. Keep up the great work
Hey guys I've been doing some routine runs with the scoot for the past few weeks, runs like a charm. Lost the speedometer cable on the way to work one morning, don't think it liked going past 95km. It literally torqued itself apart. I had a friend at a machine shop turn down my Nibbi variator for me so I can run it with my kick starter. When I checked the ware marks, I'm still within the belt limit, just within it. But I like having the reliability of my kick starter. Have been only using it since back on the road, added a capacitor so I can use my horn. Anyways they are raising the speed limit to 100km on the highways soon, so me needs more speeds, more reliably without overrevving the engine. I can pull 105-110 with the engine at full tilt with 1/4 oil in her. Back to the drawing board to better gearing, tomorrow (well later today lol) I'll be trying to piece together this jigsaw of sprocket and chains in the case. Will get some pics as I go along and keep you all updated. The machine shop screwed up on the measurements so I need to fix it myself. I need to get my hands on a lathe. Anyone know if I can trust a Harbor Freight mini lathe?
looks like a good setup to me, I currently run two 1/4" lines from the valve cover plus the stock vent line into a homemade catch can and I have two PCV valves on the can vent, I find that all PCV valves have a slight leak, lol. It runs great for me, no more oil everywhere. Even at extended high rpm runs (15 - 20 mins) I dont get any oil exiting the vent lines. I also have a line from the bottom of the catch can into a repurposed wleches bottle. I used to use the oil fill as a vent before but it causes to much problems, it just pumps oil.