Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:28 pm

GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
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Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
 
GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
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Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:28 pm linkquote
I am pulling the engine on my '04 tonight. I have an appointment Thurs to flow the head. I will be flowing the head with both a stock cam/cylinder and a Malossi cam/cylinder. I plan to photo all.

Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:46 pm

Ossessionato
'06 Vespa LX150, '07 Suzuki Burgman 400, '05 Honda Metropolitan
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Location: Avon, Ohio (25 miles west of Cleveland)
 
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Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:46 pm linkquote
[off-topic]
Hey Jim,

What lift is that you use? Looking to get something for the garage so I don't have to sit my old ass on the floor... Thanks!

[/off-topic]
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:05 pm

GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
 
GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
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Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:05 pm linkquote
Lift info
Not sure of the brand, but I purchased it on ebay. I pick it up in So Cal, so I paid no shipping.

Ck with CHEYRLRHODES@HOTMAIL.COM it is an 800lb lift with removeable ramp/tail and optional air lift.
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:07 pm

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Location: Napa
 
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Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:07 pm linkquote
now the fun starts
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:23 pm

Ossessionato
'06 Vespa LX150, '07 Suzuki Burgman 400, '05 Honda Metropolitan
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3149
Location: Avon, Ohio (25 miles west of Cleveland)
 
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Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:23 pm linkquote
Re: Lift info
Thanks!
wetspeed wrote:
Not sure of the brand, but I purchased it on ebay. I pick it up in So Cal, so I paid no shipping.

Ck with CHEYRLRHODES@HOTMAIL.COM it is an 800lb lift with removeable ramp/tail and optional air lift.
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:49 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11457
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:49 pm linkquote
hey jim, what do you do with the body of the bike when you pull the motor?

i usually just throw an old tire under it, but was thinking of devising a "bike stand" that allows the bike to be moved around the shop.

best,
-greasy
Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:09 pm

GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
 
GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
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Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:09 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
hey jim, what do you do with the body of the bike when you pull the motor?
If you look close at the photo you will see a sissor jack that has been modified to fit the engine cage.

I use this to help with oil changes or any other time I need the center stand up and rear wheel off the ground.

I also have a Craftsman motorcycle jack that I will be modifying to do motor pulls so that I dont tie up the rack. I had planed to have this done, before I pull the motor this time, but I needed it done no latter than Wed PM so I had to use the rack. When complete the attachments will be GT specific and allow the scooter to be wheeled around the shop as need with or with out a motor and/or front fork.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:41 am

Hooked
2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
Joined: 28 Oct 2005
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Location: PONCE, PUERTO RICO
 
Hooked
2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:41 am linkquote
Hey Jim whenever you have a chance please post a picture of the sissor jack that has been modified to fit the engine cage.

Thanks!
CUCO
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:02 pm

GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
 
GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
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Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:02 pm linkquote
It out, it apart I'm lapping valves.
OK, I got a wild hair and removed the head, cylinder, valves, and all the trans parts. I may split the case, but more on that later. I am lapping the valves tonight and headed out in the AM.

I will photo the head being flowed and post soon. I will also post photos of the GT on the rack with no engine and the jack I modified.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:16 pm

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Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:16 pm linkquote
take a pictue of a medium sized dog in the empty spot the enginge once sat
Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:47 am

Hooked
2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
Joined: 28 Oct 2005
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Location: PONCE, PUERTO RICO
 
Hooked
2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
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Location: PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:47 am linkquote
Re: It out, it apart I'm lapping valves.
[quote="wetspeed"]
I will also post photos of the GT on the rack with no engine and the jack I modified.[/quote]

Cool! thanks Jim looking forward to the pictures.

Cheers!
CUCO
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:29 pm

GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
 
GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:29 pm linkquote
What a day...........

Mike Fisher of VW fame @ Competition Engineering VW Shop in Phoenix, AZ flowing my GT200 stock cylinder, head, cam.

This cobo flowed 57CFM of air @10 inches (intake) This is pleminary work and will require much more time and effort, but it will be worth it.

I learned a lot today about flow benchs etc. I will be fabing a fixture for the flowbench in the photo for the Vespa Leader 200 and 250 engines. I also will be fabing a jig to help with the flow process.

More info to come.

I would like to thank Mike Fisher and CE owner and friend Dan Lawson for their help with this project.

Check them out.
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:18 pm

Ossessionato
'06 Vespa LX150, '07 Suzuki Burgman 400, '05 Honda Metropolitan
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3149
Location: Avon, Ohio (25 miles west of Cleveland)
 
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'06 Vespa LX150, '07 Suzuki Burgman 400, '05 Honda Metropolitan
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3149
Location: Avon, Ohio (25 miles west of Cleveland)
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:18 pm linkquote
Re: Lift info
wetspeed wrote:
Not sure of the brand, but I purchased it on ebay. I pick it up in So Cal, so I paid no shipping.

Ck with CHEYRLRHODES@HOTMAIL.COM it is an 800lb lift with removeable ramp/tail and optional air lift.
Thanks, I found it. Might be a bit much to ship to Ohio.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOTORCYCLE-PLATFORM-LIFT-LIFTS-1000-LB-CAP-395-SALE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ34284QQitemZ4588654362QQrdZ1
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