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think of the weight you can save by removing the choke.
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think of the weight you can save by removing the choke.
ROFL emoticon

Not entirely unrelated, I've almost taken an angle grinder to the choke on that thing multiple times when I reach in to adjust the carb or to pull up the actual choke and cut the crap out of myself on it in the process.
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Lolz!

Gold…. Straight gold. And crazy…

TY for sharing.
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The junction box didn't have any wires connected?

Or it's wired up with everything connected but inside the frame?

I've always been tempted to store things in the frame next the the carb… oil rags, small zip ties, small tool bag.

But then I could imagine it being sucked into the carb and I gave up on the idea… yeah probably best not have anything loose in that space.

Glad smallie 4.0 didn't happen…
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The junction is wired up and in use, so the wiring is a mix of coming in through the floor's cable openings, down from the tunnel, and out to the CDI/kill switch and turn signals. So it winds up needing to be pretty centrally located in the bottom of the frame, which means directly under the carb mouth.

Cleaning up the wiring has been on my list for a while. I think I'm going to extend the wiring from the harness this weekend, so I can actually attach the junction box to the inside of the frame, even if only with velcro.

I'm considering welding bolts to the inside of the frame for the CDI, regulator, and junction box, but haven't quite decided if I want to burn my sweet custom paint job to make that happen. Laughing emoticon
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I'm considering welding bolts to the inside of the frame for the CDI, regulator, and junction box, but haven't quite decided if I want to burn my sweet custom paint job to make that happen. Laughing emoticon
I mounted everything with stainless M6 countersink screws and dimpled the sheetmetal so they sit flush on the outside.
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I mounted everything with stainless M6 countersink screws and dimpled the sheetmetal so they sit flush on the outside.
Hmmm...so the screw heads were visible? Any pictures?


I clicked reply before the picture loaded Laughing emoticon

(I'm not at all opposed to the idea, just trying to visualize)

There's also a small metal lip down near the bottom of the cavity. I'm wondering if it would be better (though not eaiser) to fabricate a bracket I could bolt to that for everything. That would put everything nicely out of the way, assuming it worked.
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I'm considering welding bolts to the inside of the frame for the CDI, regulator, and junction box, but haven't quite decided if I want to burn my sweet custom paint job to make that happen. Laughing emoticon
Yes to any MacGyver-esque welding…

I did have the regulator bolted to the floor initially on mine… but wasn't a fan of it getting soaked in fuel if I accidentally tipped the carb. And the ground was a little shaky when the floor isn't completely flat.

Ended up using the "not very creative" SIP bracket.
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mounted the coil, regulator and fuel pump all the same way.
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I already have the hole drilled for my plug wire and the reg/rec is mounted on one of my helmet hook screws, but it interferes a little with the tool tray.

I'm thinking to put the CDI, junction box, and maybe the reg/rec over on the righthand side so they sit out of the way of the fuel tank and tool tray. Custom bracket would sit on that flange where the drip tray would be and a hole in the frame inside the engine well so it's out of sight.
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More work on the 'beo. CVT is all reassembled with new wear parts. We gave the scoot a hose-ectomy to remove all the superfluous bits. Bodywork should go on much easier without the evap canister in the way.

Swapped the thermostat; the old one showed signs of leakage and was pretty stuck. Tap water in a cooling system is bad. Tucson tap water in a cooling system will flat out destroy stuff.

Radiator had four distinct leaks in the core when tested, and nobody in town had a suitable core element. The new one is in customs at LAX, hopefully to be delivered by Saturday. Dear UK friends, my apologies for raiding your parts cache.

Taking the EGR pipe to my machinist tomorrow to see if we can simplify that bit of the scoot too. Pulling the wheels tomorrow night so I can have the new tires mounted. Curious to see how this rides when it's all sorted.

I have a nagging feeling that it has a head gasket issue, thinking back to the rust spot on the piston. Still hoping that was due to the mechanic leaving the plug out for like five months.

Cheap scooters aren't cheap.
CVT looks presentable.
CVT looks presentable.
Adios y vaya con dios.
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Lovely.
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Better. Should've gotten a temp sensor too.
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I have a nagging feeling that it has a head gasket issue, thinking back to the rust spot on the piston. Still hoping that was due to the mechanic leaving the plug out for like five months.

Cheap scooters aren't cheap.
Irks me when I see engines without the spark plugs installed, carbs off, etc...basically leaving the engine open to the elements due to laziness and/or stupidity. I consider projects like that as starting in a hole and low ball accordingly.
Yeah, cheap scoots ain't cheap but sometimes they can be fun, other times maddening.
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ET3 is back from paint and up on the surgery table. Let the small frame games begin…
Yeah yeah…Sure sure.
Yeah yeah…Sure sure.
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ET3 is back from paint and up on the surgery table. Let the small frame games begin…
I like the color!
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ET3 is back from paint and up on the surgery table. Let the small frame games begin…
are we taking action yet? or on hold until after the playoffs?

ladies and gentlemen, cash out your crypto and stock up on ham, dig out that dusty shoe box with your fun money and grab those expired Barrigan's gift cards! side bets are not only allowed, but encouraged!
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are we taking action yet? or on hold until after the playoffs?

ladies and gentlemen, cash out your crypto and stock up on ham, dig out that dusty shoe box with your fun money and grab those expired Barrigan's gift cards! side bets are not only allowed, but encouraged!
You're referring to the 2024 playoff's, right?

I've got a bunch of old Chicago Transit Authority bus tokens I'd be willing to put down for the Over pretty much any date someone want's to give me.
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Holding on the start until the playoffs are done.

That said, we trade in old rabbits feet, rubber snakes, Cracker Jack tattoo books, black flag t-shirts and of course all forms of Hams.

The betting will commence when my beloved TrAshtros get eliminated.

The completion date? Well of course… Opening day of the 2024 MLB season.

Thread coming soon…
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Holding on the start until the playoffs are done.

That said, we trade in old rabbits feet, rubber snakes, Cracker Jack tattoo books, black flag t-shirts and of course all forms of Hams.

The betting will commence when my beloved TrAshtros get eliminated.

The completion date? Well of course… Opening day of the 2024 MLB season.

Thread coming soon…

Best of luck to your team, they ain't gonna beat the Phillies if they meet in the WS though…

In my spare time I'm a mushroom forager. This week has given us the mother load of Maitake mushrooms. 2 days ago I grabbed 40lbs of them, kept a brown paper grocery store bag full of them for myself and gave the rest away to friends. Today was another haul. And next week I'll be grabbing some more when they're ready to be picked. By far my favorite wild mushroom. Also found one Red Wine Cap which I've never had before.
Bag 1 of the 9 foraged in the last 2 days.
Bag 1 of the 9 foraged in the last 2 days.
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Best of luck to your team, they ain't gonna beat the Phillies if they meet in the WS though…

*checks name on 2022 trophy*

They'd be a tough out but I still like our chances.

The mushroom haul is crazy!!! Cool.
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I'm alternately fixing (or at least diagnosing) small stuff on the scoots and watching the solar eclipse.

Found the sight glass on the Sprint's oil tank is cracked. Seems like I just replaced that freakin' thing, too.

Reinstalled the CDI on the VBB that I borrowed during the Great Junction Box Chokeout troubleshooting. Determined that motors get better spark with the ignition wires connected after extensive testing in the unconnected state.

Finally installed a period-correct kickstart lever on the GL, re-installed the white Stella's kickstart lever I borrowed for the GL.

Added proper tie-down rings onto the scooter stand. And did a bunch of cleaning of the workshop itself.

And I finished (for now) some tuning adjustments on the Smallstate after the AFR showed some dangerous lean spots.
Figured out why the oil tank was leaking.
Figured out why the oil tank was leaking.
See ya round, sun
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Too thick of cloud cover here on the Oregon Coast to see the eclipse...
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The clouds moved in about 20 minutes ago and we're at peak right now, but nothing to see.
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Best of luck to your team, they ain't gonna beat the Phillies if they meet in the WS though…

In my spare time I'm a mushroom forager. This week has given us the mother load of Maitake mushrooms. 2 days ago I grabbed 40lbs of them, kept a brown paper grocery store bag full of them for myself and gave the rest away to friends. Today was another haul. And next week I'll be grabbing some more when they're ready to be picked. By far my favorite wild mushroom. Also found one Red Wine Cap which I've never had before.
At first I thought that was a great big mouse nest you pulled out of a scooter frame…I need stronger bifocals…
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Today….This parasitic project followed Facepalm emoticon me home. It started at least...

Tucked away for now…
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exDealOfTheDay, right? Looks like a good deal on a solid foundation that will keep you busy for a while.
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Hypothetical: Is it bodgery if you remove the seal from a radial ball bearing, flush it out with solvent and re-pack it with Motul Tech Grease 300 so that you don't have to wait on a replacement part?

Got fresh Angels on the Scarabeo's rims today. Wasn't keen on riding 'round on the tires it shipped with. Rear was pretty much done anyway.

Cleaned more grime off the engine, swing arm and CVT cover. Now I can trace new leaks. Was getting tired of piles of grimy dirt falling out of the scoot every time I bumped it, anyway. Swing arm bearing didn't spin freely, hence the "craigslist rebuild".

Wheels go back on tomorrow. Then I can bleed the brakes. Need to finish assembling the simplified fuel system too.

Noticed that the left fork leg is just starting to leak and that the reflector appears to have come detached from the headlamp lens. Fantastic.

G, please put the 'beo voodoo doll down.
Clean engines make me happy.
Clean engines make me happy.
Broken new parts do not make me happy
Broken new parts do not make me happy
Fresh kicks.
Fresh kicks.
At least I used good grease to extend it's lifespan.
At least I used good grease to extend it's lifespan.
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G, please put the 'beo voodoo doll down.
*monkey paw curls*

man, it's the curse of the Aprilia. it's all the stupid.little.shit. that just absolutely crushes the will to continue working on it.
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Wheels on, bolts and bushes cleaned and lubed. Swingarm and exhaust reinstalled. Brakes bled. Fuel lines resolved; I had a spare 50 micron Karcoma filter from another project that was nicer than the Aprilia part.

Just waiting on the radiator. It's in Tucson, should be delivered tomorrow. Pushing to get this thing mostly ready, as I have power projects for work that are going to wreck my next two weeks and weekends.
Rear bleeding.
Rear bleeding.
Finishing the front. Bled the lower front caliper first, as it's linked to the rear circuit.
Finishing the front. Bled the lower front caliper first, as it's linked to the rear circuit.
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I've been working on getting.our well water clean. I just added a pH soda ash pump to the mix and am dialing it in for 7.5ph. It was 5.8 - too acidic.

The well was hand dug in 1952 and is 32 inches in diameter and 20 feet deep.
Believe it or not, this is cleaned up from what it was ..
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Today I got my Pinasco plastic-fin flywheel off using the "rope trick" (some paracord shoved down the spark-plug hole). Worked perfectly! And felt much more gentle than using a metal piston stop (which I have done in the past). Highly recommended technique if you have the pre-Fly tech pinasco flywheel that doesn't have holes for the speciality pinasco flywheel tool.
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Bought the new BBS v2 for my blue P since I didn't have a box exhaust for it. Initially I wanted a Pipe Design box but Marco is out of the business and from what I have read in GSF he owes people money and paid orders. That's a real shame since his exhausts were really great. The BBS v2 looks really well made and they seem to have also addressed the side clearance. Soon on my P…
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... and they seem to have also addressed the side clearance.
What about the front clearance? I recall that the front hung pretty low already, and with the rear shock under compression, lower still. That was a while ago so not sure if they changed that already.
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What about the front clearance? I recall that the front hung pretty low already, and with the rear shock under compression, lower still. That was a while ago so not sure if they changed that already.
I don't think it would be any different than the Cobra I have on right now…
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Initially I wanted a Pipe Design box but Marco is out of the business and from what I have read in GSF he owes people money and paid orders. That's a real shame since his exhausts were really great.
That's sad… pipe design exhausts were really well made… I know Marco rubbed some people up the wrong way. But he was always great with me.

Not many people will make double wall, stainless steel exhausts.

Sold mine a while back. Might go and buy it back now…
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PX221 MHR, O tuned PX200, PX181 Quattrini and some motorbikes
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That's sad… pipe design exhausts were really well made… I know Marco rubbed some people up the wrong way. But he was always great with me.

Not many people will make double wall, stainless steel exhausts.

Sold mine a while back. Might go and buy it back now…
I really hope someone rips off the designs. Pipedesign exhausts were the best, dealing with Marco was an experience every time. Still running 2 of his pipes. Can't imagine what I will buy when they wear out, hopefully a while yet.
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Bought the new BBS v2 for my blue P since I didn't have a box exhaust for it. Initially I wanted a Pipe Design box but Marco is out of the business and from what I have read in GSF he owes people money and paid orders. That's a real shame since his exhausts were really great. The BBS v2 looks really well made and they seem to have also addressed the side clearance. Soon on my P…
wow that is a chonky one! what's the specs on that thing like?
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