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Wed May 30, 2018 2:43 am quote
I had an accident.
Accident
Yesterday I started to repair the scooter.
Problems:
- dents and scratches on the body
- broken turn signal cover
- a little hole on the fuel tank (made by the screw of the turn signal)
- broken footrest plastic tab

I can't do the bodywork, I am going to take it to a pro. I don't have money to repaint it, I am going to do something (plasti dip or decals).
But first, I removed the fuel tank. It wasn't as easy I tought, but finally I won. (If someone need advice about it, I write the procedure.) The hole is very small (~3 mm), I'll buy a specail glue (gasoline resistant) to do it.
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Wed May 30, 2018 2:51 am quote
Some pictures

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Wed May 30, 2018 10:05 am quote
Lord Ickenham wrote:
I'll buy a special glue (gasoline resistant) to do it.
Tank is polyethylene, might find something that will adhere mechanically but wouldn't trust to be leak free. Plastic welding best for poly.
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Wed May 30, 2018 10:43 am quote
bluecloud wrote:
Lord Ickenham wrote:
I'll buy a special glue (gasoline resistant) to do it.
Tank is polyethylene, might find something that will adhere mechanically but wouldn't trust to be leak free. Plastic welding best for poly.
Thank you. In auto-repair shops there are epoxy for fuel tanks. What do you think about it?
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Wed May 30, 2018 3:53 pm quote
Google search. Polyethylene is a "low energy" plastic and doesn't bond well. While there are special adhesives most recommendations are for thermal repair.
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Wed May 30, 2018 10:00 pm quote
Thanks Mr. Google!
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:02 am quote
bluecloud wrote:
Google search. Polyethylene is a "low energy" plastic and doesn't bond well. While there are special adhesives most recommendations are for thermal repair.
I am going to follow your advice, I found a plastic welder company.
Thanks!
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:09 am quote
I don't have enough money to a pro paint, I'll only pay for bodywork. I have two ideas:
1. I'll use plasti dip on the sides of the body.
2. I'll put a colourless protection on the dent and scratches, and I put a funny sticker in the middle of the scratch.

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Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:09 am quote
I am here again.
I took the broken plastic parts to a plastic welder. Tomorrow I'll get them. After tomorrow I'll take the scooter to the body repair shop. Today I removed the air filter pipes and the oil tank. I cleaned them and the scooter too.

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Molto Verboso
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:32 pm quote
Don't forget to bleed the oil pump when you put the tank in again...
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:38 pm quote
Good luck with the repairs!
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:41 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Don't forget to bleed the oil pump when you put the tank in again...
Oh, thanks! It is a very good advice! I didn't think about it.
Molto Verboso
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:44 pm quote
It's really important cause a small air bubble will stop the oil going to the pump resulting on seizing your engine. You just have to unscrew the pointed screw in the picture and let the oil drip until there is no more air...

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Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:52 pm quote
Yes, I've done it earlier. I have a silly question: when I know that there is no more air in tube?
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:07 pm quote
You won't see any more air bubbles coming out from the hole...
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:10 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
You won't see any more air bubbles coming out from the hole...
Great! Thank you!
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:50 am quote
The plastic parts are ready. The hole on the petrol tank totally disappeared, and the broken tab is nice too.

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Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:43 am quote
Looks good so far. Hopefully this isnít costing you too much.
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:36 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Looks good so far. Hopefully this isnít costing you too much.
This was only 5000 HUF.
18$
It wasn't expensive. (Although 18$ has a little bit more value in the financial life of my country.)
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:00 am quote
LI glad you were able to fix it. Also i absolutely love your english, I wish people in the US would fix things rather than throw out the old stuff and buy new. Drives me nuts. Ride safe.
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:44 am quote
Thanks Judy! I am happy because my English isn't annoying too much. I try to learn here too, but the grammar is problematic sometimes.
First I wanted to buy a used petrol tank, then I wanted to repair it, but as bluecloud wrote, the welding is better, because it's polyethylene.
I found a used petrol tank, but that was more expensive. Tomorrow I go to the body repair master. I hope he can do it well.
I am going to make pictures about the recovery of the scooter. It is a good therapy too. After this I have to do some maintenance too. The most important is to change the tyres.
I am going to buy a real good gloves to protect my hands and wrists. This was a good lesson for me.
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:23 am quote
I bought a new rear left flasher, because it's broken. Yesterday, me and my brother-in-law took (he has a van) took the scooter to the body repair shop. The bottom of the scooter curled a little bit, they'll fix it. The master said, the price is about 145$.

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Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:03 am quote
It's ready!
The old chap, who is the shop owner has a terrible style. He is very teachy ("this scooter was not made for dropping", etc.), but I hope they did a good job. They put a "paint" to it against the rust.

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Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:51 pm quote
LI: Wow, looking great. Can't wait to see the "re-finished" machine. You should be quite the happy camper by then.
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:53 pm quote
amateriat wrote:
LI: Wow, looking great. Can't wait to see the "re-finished" machine. You should be quite the happy camper by then.
Thanks!
I am going to paint it with plasti dip. (See an earlier post.) I'll try to document the method. I haven't done any paintwork until now.
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:57 am quote
Now, I've arrived again. During the recovery work, I do some maintenances, too. It isn't so easy, because I don't have garage, I work on the backyard of our apartment. It was the time to change my old Pirelli tyres. I bought Metzeler 7-teen. I changed the gearbox oil too (I know, some guys here don't believe it is important, but it is my dirty pleasure).

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Reality show for neighbours

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It has a good smell

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I changed the o-ring, because the old sweated the oil

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Gearbox oil change is easy without the wheel

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Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:07 am quote
Nice to see the ongoing progress here!
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:16 pm quote
The saga continuing.
I put the wheels back. But, tbe front wheel blocked. I tought, I made a mistake when I cleaned the front brake. But I did not. The guys at the tyre shop made a wheel truing, and glued 2 little metal plates to the wheel (I took only the wheel to the shop.), but these stucked under the caliper.
The Plasti-dip cans arrived, I'll paint at the weekend.
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:26 pm quote
amateriat wrote:
Nice to see the ongoing progress here!
Thank you, I need a little mental support.
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Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:22 am quote
At last succes!
Help! Broken stud
I tried to remove the broken stud, but I couldn't. I didn't find any good lock pliars, then I bought a huge water pump pliar. Successfully removed the stud. Then I put back the cylinder. I didn't brake the rings (huhh), then I applied the new studs. But, I was an idiot, I broke one of the new studs. My torque wrench starts from 19 Nm, but the nuts need 15. I used 19. At least I could change the broken stud very fast.
Now, the engine is ready, I have to put back the air-filter, the air-filter hose, etc.

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My new favourite

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The little bastard

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Brand new gasket

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Studs

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Isn't he sad?

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Goal (almost)

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Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:26 pm quote
Getting there!
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:21 am quote
Yesterday I started the plasti dip project.

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Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:27 am quote
Whoa...looking great from here!
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:26 am quote
Masking

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First coat must be light

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Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:57 am quote
Yesterday I started my et2, and after a lot of problems it started. I made a lot of mistakes, and I need to solve some problems yet (I changed the speedo cable, but it doesn't work). There are two leaks on my air filter hose (the harmonical). I asked a used parts dealer on a facebook group: if he had, I would interested in, but he started with a question: "I have, but do you know the price of the new one?" I realised, he wants too much money for it. He told a too high price, then I started to repair my wrong part. I repaired it (though I am very shameful, because it isn't nice).

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MacGyver style

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Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:29 am quote
At last it is (almost) ready. Yesterday I painted it with plasti dip. I sprayed ~8 coats, but I waited a little bit more between the coats (it's written 10-15 mins., I waited sometimes 20 or more. It was nice, but when I removed the masking tape, the edge of the dip came with it. I tried to make it nicer with a hobby knife. Not perfect, but next time I will be more professional. The new speedo cable went crazy, maybe there is a problem in the connections. But at least, I am riding again. 3 months without scooter. Brrrr.
Last time, when I changed the rollers, I bought 6,5 g. Now I use the previous rollers, because these weren't bad. 7,5 g is the best.

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Not perfect, but better

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Easy to remove

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:44 am quote
What I did:

Removed the fuel- and oil tank.
A welder repaired the fuel tank leak and the broken footrest.
Took the scooter to a body repair shop.
Changed a broken cylinder stud.
Changed the cylinder gasket.
Changed the gearbox oil.
Changed the tyres.
Changed the broken speedo cable.
Changed the broken left turn signal.
Changed the old battery.
Cleaned the air filter and the carb.
Painted the horn cover and the two sides of the body.
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Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:32 am quote
Well done! Congratulations on getting her back on the road!!
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:35 pm quote
Wow great recovery. Looks good.
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