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Maybe using a punch to remove the crank and the punch slipped?
that would be my guess, removing the crank or the bearing with a punch.
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My guess was mistaken that area for the bearing.

Not sure you'd use a flat blade to remove a crank…

It's a mystery
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New seals arrived from Scooter Mercato. Got all the seals installed tonight, tomorrow I'll be putting the motor back in the frame again.

Anyone ever wonder what installing a hub to a backwards rear hub seal gets you? I've got your answers. I think it's safe to say it wasn't ever going to be retaining any oil.
Looks kinda beat up… where's the spring?
Looks kinda beat up… where's the spring?
Looks like the hub tried to push it inside out
Looks like the hub tried to push it inside out
Oh, THERES that pesky spring… jumped ship onto the hub.
Oh, THERES that pesky spring… jumped ship onto the hub.
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New seals arrived from Scooter Mercato. Got all the seals installed tonight, tomorrow I'll be putting the motor back in the frame again.

Anyone ever wonder what installing a hub to a backwards rear hub seal gets you? I've got your answers. I think it's safe to say it wasn't ever going to be retaining any oil.
I often buy 2 seals (as they are cheap) because I make those mistakes too.
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I often buy 2 seals (as they are cheap) because I make those mistakes too.
I dunno if you caught the part where it was a shop that did this, not me (I just don't wanna take the blame here), but yeah I'm trying to get in the habit of keeping spare expendables around. Much preferable to just grab something out of the toolbox rather than wait on shipping.
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Seals replaced. Motor reassembled again. Ready to be installed into the frame.
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I often buy 2 seals (as they are cheap) because I make those mistakes too.
If you do this every time, eventually you'll wind up with fifteen spare seals. Not that I'd know...
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If you do this every time, eventually you'll wind up with fifteen spare seals. Not that I'd know...
But never the one you need when the time comes…
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But never the one you need when the time comes…
I have this problem on my Bajaj can't find a selector cover with enough clearance for the pinch bolts even with different pinch bolts
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Got the motor installed to frame last night. Rigged up a makeshift tank out of an old funnel and some fuel line, got it fired up. It was too late in the night by then to go any further, so that's where I left it.
Starting to look vaguely like a scooter again.
Starting to look vaguely like a scooter again.
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Hellz yeah!
+1

Can't believe this has been dragging on since June Facepalm emoticon
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Can't believe this has been dragging on since June Facepalm emoticon
Don't feel bad. I mean, look at BN. He can't get a scooter built in a year and that's with ham on the line. Razz emoticon
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Don't feel bad. I mean, look at BN. He can't get a scooter built in a year and that's with ham on the line. Razz emoticon
Would that be Birdsnest? Seems like he's got some sick bikes…
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Replace pinch bolt with allen head grub screw. Much more precision tightening, and zero clearance required above bat wing as it sits flush with top of female portion of pinch bolt.
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Would that be Birdsnest? Seems like he's got some sick bikes…
Yup. He's more resto than resto-mod, and does absolutely amazing builds. A true preservationist, as opposed to, say...me.
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Rigged up my makeshift tank again, bike started on the first kick. After some minor carb related foolery MJrally helped me sort, it not only fires up, but idles as well. My next day off, I'll be installing the fuel tank, double checking the auto lube, hooking up cables, and then I'll see about taking a test ride.
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That's gotta feel motivating. Nice work man.
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Nothing better than a first kick start after opening up a motor.

No video?
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Nothing better than a first kick start after opening up a motor.

No video?
Is there a way to upload a video directly to the forum? I'm not keen on a YouTube account…
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BINGO! I've been stymied a few times myself and wondered if there couldn't be some way to post up short videos here directly, like we do with pictures... That Jess is such a clever fellow that I'll bet he could figure something out. You wanna post something up here maybe? [MVFR] POLL: What should Jess fix next?
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Spent the evening running and connecting cables, making some adjustments, and installing the fuel tank.

Getting the front brake and clutch cables from the column to the levers was obnoxious. And I quickly realized I'd have been MUCH better off trimming the excess fuel line at the carb end rather than at the tank.

Around 11pm I put everything back together, threw some gas in the tank, then pushed the bike around corner to a huge parking lot and kicked it over. Fired up first kick again. Revved out strong.

Hopped on, put it in gear and let out the clutch. It faltered and died. Tried again, died again. Fired it back up, tried rolling it down a hill, getting up some speed before putting it in gear… and it took off like a ROCKET!

Thrashed it around the parking lot for awhile, and I realized it was still faltering under hard acceleration from low rpm's. At first I thought it was slipping in and out of gear, but I realized that when I was losing power to the wheel my revs weren't jumping, so not that… I'm thinking maybe timing is way off? I dunno, problem for another day.

Regardless of that, today was a huge tangible milestone. Stoked.
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Spent the evening running and connecting cables, making some adjustments, and installing the fuel tank.

Getting the front brake and clutch cables from the column to the levers was obnoxious. And I quickly realized I'd have been MUCH better off trimming the excess fuel line at the carb end rather than at the tank.

Around 11pm I put everything back together, threw some gas in the tank, then pushed the bike around corner to a huge parking lot and kicked it over. Fired up first kick again. Revved out strong.

Hopped on, put it in gear and let out the clutch. It faltered and died. Tried again, died again. Fired it back up, tried rolling it down a hill, getting up some speed before putting it in gear… and it took off like a ROCKET!

Thrashed it around the parking lot for awhile, and I realized it was still faltering under hard acceleration from low rpm's. At first I thought it was slipping in and out of gear, but I realized that when I was losing power to the wheel my revs weren't jumping, so not that… I'm thinking maybe timing is way off? I dunno, problem for another day.

Regardless of that, today was a huge tangible milestone. Stoked.
Congrats! It's a fantastic feeling every time that milestone is hit
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That first ride, late at nite and with a few things still left you need to do, but it actually works and does NOT blow up or seize... Clap emoticon

Excellent, my friend, you are definitely on the right track and your tenacity is finally paying off. Already a great looking bike!
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Picked up a timing strobe today. Timing was at 22 degrees BTDC. Pretty damn close for having just guesstimated. Adjusted it to 23 degrees BTDC.

Bike still prone to stalling when engaging first gear from stop. Can be mitigated by carefully matched clutch release/ throttle roll-on, but bike is "lurchy" when getting under way. Doesn't feel like it's popping out of gear, and once the bike has gained a little speed (maybe 10mph), it pulls hard and shifts great. Revs out just fine. Not sure what the issue could be.
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Picked up a timing strobe today. Timing was at 22 degrees BTDC. Pretty damn close for having just guesstimated. Adjusted it to 23 degrees BTDC.

Bike still prone to stalling when engaging first gear from stop. Can be mitigated by carefully matched clutch release/ throttle roll-on, but bike is "lurchy" when getting under way. Doesn't feel like it's popping out of gear, and once the bike has gained a little speed (maybe 10mph), it pulls hard and shifts great. Revs out just fine. Not sure what the issue could be.
Sounds like clutch is grabbing…

I usually adjust the cable on the stand pulling the clutch lever at the handlebar, and kicking the kickstart lever until I get a decent bite point (when the kickstart starts to turn the engine over) midway of the handlebar lever pull.
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Sounds like clutch is grabbing…

I usually adjust the cable on the stand pulling the clutch lever at the handlebar, and kicking the kickstart lever until I get a decent bite point (when the kickstart starts to turn the engine over) midway of the handlebar lever pull.
Yeah, clutch was going to be my next uneducated guess.

Feel like I'm getting close to the finish line with this bike.
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Warped clutch plates, damaged clutch tabs, or loose/worn clutch bushing are the first things I'd check.

Luckily not a case split or even a motor drop.
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I had a lurchy bike from adjusting the clutch cable too tight…which I tried to cure by making it tighter. It went away when I loosened it. There is some kind of spec that says there should be a 5 mm gap between the clutch level and the headset when the cable starts to pull. Adjusting it like this made it way too tight. Use the clutch arm on the engine to feel for the right slack, not the lever on the handlebar.
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I had a lurchy bike from adjusting the clutch cable too tight…which I tried to cure by making it tighter. It went away when I loosened it. There is some kind of spec that says there should be a 5 mm gap between the clutch level and the headset when the cable starts to pull. Adjusting it like this made it way too tight. Use the clutch arm on the engine to feel for the right slack, not the lever on the handlebar.
It's 2mm not 5. Works fine for mine to set it up to the 2mm though.
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Yeah, clutch was going to be my next uneducated guess.

Feel like I'm getting close to the finish line with this bike.
If you can't adjust it to behave as you like and you have to get into the clutch, you might wanna take a look here for buttery smooth engagement that won't let go: Honda CR80 clutch disk page, what have you got?


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Alright, guys looks like I'm gonna be checking out the clutch. I'm not especially perturbed, considering everything I've dealt with up to this point. Worst case scenario, I buy a clutch compressor and rebuild kit, and learn something new.
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Yeah you probably want to get a clutch compressor if you want to do your own maintenance.

A long 3-4" m10 bolt with a wing nut and big washers works.
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Yeah you probably want to get a clutch compressor if you want to do your own maintenance.

A long 3-4" m10 bolt with a wing nut and big washers works.
Thanks for the tip. I'm building my tool collection for sure. Never had to do clutch work before.
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If you can't adjust it to behave as you like and you have to get into the clutch, you might wanna take a look here for buttery smooth engagement that won't let go: Honda CR80 clutch disk page, what have you got?
I'm digging the work you did in that thread, but I gotta say this is looking pretty tasty…

https://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Complete-Clutch/93405300
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I'm digging the work you did in that thread, but I gotta say this is looking pretty tasty…

https://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Complete-Clutch/93405300
Unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket, I'd just have a look at the existing clutch and sort it out. Stronger clutches are stiffer clutches, after all, unless you want the clutch to double as a grip strength exerciser.
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Well I did a bunch of screwing around with the clutch cable last night. Tight as hell, loose as hell, and everything in between. No love. It's so weird… if the bike is rolling forward at all, gear engages fine. And if apply throttle/clutch just right gear engages fine. Problem spot seems to be at about 2/3 released at the clutch lever.

Fortunately, I've been procrastinating my latest parts order over at Mercato, so I added a clutch kit and compressing tool to it, and pulled that trigger. I'm going to pop open the clutch cover tonight and give it a visual.
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The dogleg levers you have have a very short throw, but that's not normally an issue on a largeframe.
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The dogleg levers you have have a very short throw, but that's not normally an issue on a largeframe.
You know what? I bloody hate dogleg levers anyhow. Thx, just added proper Rally levers to my order!
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Well, got the clutch out without dropping the motor. Was less convenient than I'd hoped; I managed to bash my hand up pretty good trying to get a good ratchet angle.

Nothing looks amiss externally, so I'm on hold til my parts order arrives.

Perhaps someone knows what's up with the markings on the inside of my clutch cover…
Isn't that a cylinder kit?
Isn't that a cylinder kit?
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Nothing looks amiss externally, so I'm on hold til my parts order arrives.
Did you order a new thrust washer (thick steel ring between the clutch and the bearing)?
Any wear on the thrush washer is bad, especially the edge, causes judder.
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