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sdjohn wrote:
Sausage recommended a zip tie in those videos but that o-ring looks like a good answer as well.
I've tried the zip tie. The bearing that was behind the fastener would always pop out and it didn't hold them in place well early on because it was too rigid.

Some sort of rubber band seems pretty obvious now that I see it.
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More grease makes the zip tie ok 😎
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Excellent tips, thanks guys.

I never had a problem with just grease keeping the bearings in, as long as the Cush drive is perpendicular to gravity.

My problem is I always try to stuff an extra bearing in there which, of course, knocks out a bunch of bearings. Reset - start again... Razz emoticon
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Sausage recommended a zip tie in those videos but that o-ring looks like a good answer as well.
I've always white knuckled it - dab of sticky grease and hope for the best!

Zip tie / O-ring is a good tip
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Nope, Clap emoticon Rowdy wins hands down...like when you are down on the floor looking for that one AWOL needle . This elegant solution beats ALL those other ways and has the advantage of using it while beginning disassembly to avoid problems from the very start. Just slip it on as you pull it apart and keep it there as you grease them up. Cheap insurance I'm gonna do from now on.

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Fixed it - thanks SaFIS
Fits much better this way. Leave it to me to fit something in backwards....
Fits much better this way. Leave it to me to fit something in backwards....
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While we're picking holes in your work; The main bearing is not in properly and the circlip is not fitted.
Realising you may not be ready to fit this yet, when you do, put some Loctite 603 on the bearing edge and check the nuts at the clutch side are tight enough to clamp the bearing hard against the circlip and not just bottoming out on the casing.
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Thanks Jack - this is the "fit the crank" bearing that's been ground down so I can marvel at how the engine works without sealing it up officially.

I appreciate the good eye and the good tips!
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Not very hard if using one of the o-rings from the gasket set to hold down the small bearings.
Damn that's a good idea.
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Damn that's a good idea.
stoopid good idea. like duh howtf didnt we all see that before goood ideaer
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I got a few minutes today so put in the main bearing, with circlip, seal, crank, and kickstart gear and spring.

I'll put the cases together tomorrow. I'm super slow.
Main bearing and circlip installed!
Main bearing and circlip installed!
Seal going in...
Seal going in...
Time to pull the crank in place
Time to pull the crank in place
I have the kick start arm a quick polish and bolted it up
I have the kick start arm a quick polish and bolted it up
Oh, and I put the fly side bearing sleeve on the crank
Oh, and I put the fly side bearing sleeve on the crank
I forgot this pic, with the kickstart gear in, so I know I didn't forget it. Heh heh
I forgot this pic, with the kickstart gear in, so I know I didn't forget it. Heh heh
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I'll put the cases together tomorrow. I'm super slow.
I beg to differ.... great STEADY work! And beautiful pics as usual. Enjoying this thread!
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I beg to differ.... great STEADY work! And beautiful pics as usual. Enjoying this thread!
Agreed. This thread is a treat.
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Ironic - last time I was building a motor - you lead the way.
Doing it again.
Great to see - including the O ring trick - just before I get to assembly.
Looks great!
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I forgot this pic, with the kickstart gear in, so I know I didn't forget it. Heh heh
Who would ever do something like that? Razz emoticon

Great pictures. So much of this sort of basic documentation (e.g. Scooterhelp, Scooter Mercato) was done back before digital photography had really hit its stride, so while the instructions are great, the imagery can be a bit lacking if you don't already know what you're looking at. Good, clear high-res photos like these absolutely add to the body of knowledge.

And that o-ring trick...muy bueno!
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I beg to differ.... great STEADY work! And beautiful pics as usual. Enjoying this thread!
Thanks K - slow & steady.

And thank you R8 - I appreciate the encouraging words...
charlieman22 wrote:
Ironic - last time I was building a motor - you lead the way.
Doing it again.
Great to see - including the O ring trick - just before I get to assembly.
Looks great!
This cracks me up - Ironic indeed, Considering you mined the metal to remake the cases, and learned the art of machining and welding, and, and, and.... Incredible stuff you do. It's fun watch what you're up to next. No doubt you'll have The Unicorn rolling before I get this engine back together, which is as it should be. Oh, hey, and I'm looking forward to checking out The Unicorn in May
chandlerman wrote:
Great pictures. So much of this sort of basic documentation (e.g. Scooterhelp, Scooter Mercato) was done back before digital photography had really hit its stride, so while the instructions are great, the imagery can be a bit lacking if you don't already know what you're looking at. Good, clear high-res photos like these absolutely add to the body of knowledge.[/i]
Thank CM1 - I haven't thought of it this way, but you are so right. I get so much out of watching the other build threads.
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Not very hard if using one of the o-rings from the gasket set to hold down the small bearings.
And Rowdy, thanks for the tip. you should add it to the Random tricks thread: Random tricks, share your best little tips & shortcuts
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Today I buttoned up the cases and installed the clutch. And since y'all said such kind words about the pictures, I took a bunch
First things first - coffee and a red velvet muffin.
First things first - coffee and a red velvet muffin.
I put RTV on just the areas that could leak. Thanks to the Aussie boys for the syringe trick and MJRally for the areas to seal scene.
I put RTV on just the areas that could leak. Thanks to the Aussie boys for the syringe trick and MJRally for the areas to seal scene.
Seal is on and now it's time to put the fly side case on.
Seal is on and now it's time to put the fly side case on.
It pretty much clicks in by jiggling the kickstart lever and shift arm. Then a few light taps with the rubber mallet
It pretty much clicks in by jiggling the kickstart lever and shift arm. Then a few light taps with the rubber mallet
Bolted it up and torqued them down. Snugged them all up first
Bolted it up and torqued them down. Snugged them all up first
Oh, and I remembered to grease the long one up. The old one was in bad shape
Oh, and I remembered to grease the long one up. The old one was in bad shape
Took a razor blade to any excess gasket material
Took a razor blade to any excess gasket material
Installed the fly side seal. I actually pushed it in where it wasn't flush with the case, so I dug it out and installed another one. Dooohhhh
Installed the fly side seal. I actually pushed it in where it wasn't flush with the case, so I dug it out and installed another one. Dooohhhh
I used a spacer so I couldn't mash it in too far
I used a spacer so I couldn't mash it in too far
Here are the oil pump gears. Washer, gear, washer, clip. That little circlip was loose, so I took it off and scrunched it up, then reinstalled. Tight now
Here are the oil pump gears. Washer, gear, washer, clip. That little circlip was loose, so I took it off and scrunched it up, then reinstalled. Tight now
Clutch spacer, woodruff key, and pump shaft in place ready for the clutch
Clutch spacer, woodruff key, and pump shaft in place ready for the clutch
Rebuilt the clutch, and clutch cover
Rebuilt the clutch, and clutch cover
Installed a DRT 24 tooth clutch gear. Also, split a copper bushing, so I heated the 2nd one up and gently tapped it in place
Installed a DRT 24 tooth clutch gear. Also, split a copper bushing, so I heated the 2nd one up and gently tapped it in place
I had to give the bushing a bit of a sand to get it to fit
I had to give the bushing a bit of a sand to get it to fit
Clutch is in and torqued down
Clutch is in and torqued down
Rebuilt the clutch cover, greased the shaft and new o-ring, and put it back together. I also torqued the cush drive and bent the tabs up. Pic was before that. That's all for today
Rebuilt the clutch cover, greased the shaft and new o-ring, and put it back together. I also torqued the cush drive and bent the tabs up. Pic was before that. That's all for today
Apple Crisp time!
Apple Crisp time!
This is gonna be good. You coming down Whodat? :)
This is gonna be good. You coming down Whodat? :)
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I love any post that begins and ends with baked goods.

Also, the post had a lot of great detail, too.
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First things first - coffee and a red velvet muffin.
Hahaha.
What makes it one of the best reads on the forum.
I always feel like I need to brew a cup of jo to read this!
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On the way over for my bimonthly dose of fresh coastal air, degreaser, gas and two stroke oil. And as an added bonus homemade apple crisp! WooHoo now we're talking. 😀
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On the way over for my bimonthly dose of fresh coastal air, degreaser, gas and two stroke oil. And as an added bonus homemade apple crisp! WooHoo now we're talking. 😀
That's not home-made! He's passing off a bodged pastry on you! Run away! Razz emoticon
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That's not home-made! He's passing off a bodged pastry on you! Run away! Razz emoticon
Ha! That's an old pick from days gone by. There is my old coffee mug - sniff... I'll get a new one this morning, picture that is. And the apple crisp will be nice and warm
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Ha! That's an old pick from days gone by. I'll get a new one this morning. And the apple crisp will be nice and warm
That's a relief!

Of course, I can't even get store-bought baked goods to show up in my workshop, so I wouldn't turn that down, even if it's not home-made apple crisp.
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Of course, I can't even get store-bought baked goods to show up in my workshop, so I wouldn't turn that down, even if it's not home-made apple crisp.
You can be guaranteed if I ever make it to your shop, I'll bring baked goods. Probably store bought, but good ones. Razz emoticon Besides, I want to see the infamous tree.
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You can be guaranteed if I ever make it to your shop, I'll bring baked goods. Probably store bought, but good ones. Razz emoticon Besides, I want to see the infamous tree.
Consider that a standing invitation if you ever make it to Nash Vegas!

And it's not just the tree. At this point, I can do an entire riding tour of Chandlerman's Bad Scooter Decisions.
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Excellent day in the garage today. Got the rear brake area rebuilt, and the selector box cleaned.

We also took a ride to Ron's Paint and dropped off Bianca's horncast for him to match up. Then a trip to the beach, then burritos

While eating said burritos, an old dude came over to check out the scooters and told us "I used to ride one in high school and man, it was the cat's meow"!
Rubber seals behind the brake plate
Rubber seals behind the brake plate
Plate on, and seal in. Brake arm greased and going in
Plate on, and seal in. Brake arm greased and going in
Brakes in and ready for the hub
Brakes in and ready for the hub
Welcome to the shop!
Welcome to the shop!
Have some warm apple crisp!
Have some warm apple crisp!
Now help me clean parts! Heh heh...
Now help me clean parts! Heh heh...
A little chilly outside. Luckybear, it's too cold for you!
A little chilly outside. Luckybear, it's too cold for you!
Offshore breeze at the beach today
Offshore breeze at the beach today
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Yes, Luckybears don't function well at less than 70 degrees. We're predicting high 60s in Fresno today (Thanksgiving) so no riding.
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Lookin good gents.
Everything so clean and nice!
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Thanks guys. I haven't done much in the garage but did take the stator inside and rewired it.

1) I checked the resistance values and compared them to this thread Stator Values Wiki. Thanks for this MJRally
2) Replaced all the lead wires. The yellow one was fused to the housing.
3) Crimped and soldered the appropriate connectors, with heat shrink tubing.
4) Applied liquid insulation to the wires where the meet the coil.
5) Rechecked the resistance values.

It's good to go!
Doesn't look too bat, until you touch the wires, then the insulation crumbles...
Doesn't look too bat, until you touch the wires, then the insulation crumbles...
New wires soldered appropriately
New wires soldered appropriately
Jump to the end - it's good to go.
Jump to the end - it's good to go.
Wire bits I dug out with a screwdriver and mini pliers
Wire bits I dug out with a screwdriver and mini pliers
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No updates, except that we took a trip to SoCal (Ventura County) and saw family. It's been a great trip, and we're heading home tomorrow. It'll take us four or five days, but we're in no hurry.

Then back to work on Bianca!

BTW, I got to ride Ruby (the P200e) around Oxnard and visit some old haunts. Such fun!
Parked at the Rincon for three nights. Ahhh, listening to the ocean and watching dolphins
Parked at the Rincon for three nights. Ahhh, listening to the ocean and watching dolphins
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My jealousy is at an all-time high! Also my happiness for you and your wife. Pics are stunning! So glad you had fun.

Eyeing a 1980's Airstream two hours north. Pleeeeeease, Santa?!?!? I been REAL GOOD this year....

1970's would be preferable, but always moisture problems.
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Eyeing a 1980's Airstream two hours north. Pleeeeeease, Santa?!?!? I been REAL GOOD this year....

1970's would be preferable, but always moisture problems.
That Airstream looks awesome for you and the troops! The kids will cherish the memories, and so will you.

Rolling homes are a blast, but, lots of maintenance. Worth it in my book though.

Going through San Francisco tomorrow, then the Redwoods
Another pic of the view from the rig
Another pic of the view from the rig
Kasi says "do I have to get up now?"
Kasi says "do I have to get up now?"
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Missed that stator post! Good job. I look to be right behind you doing that bugaloo.

Lovely pics from your trip!!!
Thanks for posting them!
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Missed that stator post! Good job. I look to be right behind you doing that bugaloo.

Lovely pics from your trip!!!
Thanks for posting them!
Thanks BN. The stator is fairly easy if you go wire by wire. And a hot iron helps....

Spending the night tonight at a Pilot Truck Stop in Salinas. Not so glamorous as the Rincon, but we'll be rolling early to get through San Francisco. Golden Gate Bridge tomorrow!. Always exciting in this 30 foot vehicle Razz emoticon
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No updates, except that we took a trip to SoCal (Ventura County) and saw family. It's been a great trip, and we're heading home tomorrow. It'll take us four or five days, but we're in no hurry.

Then back to work on Bianca!

BTW, I got to ride Ruby (the P200e) around Oxnard and visit some old haunts. Such fun!
Wow, I've driven by the Rincon so many times..
Thought it was a boondocking deal there.
Must have been awesome. Just you and the ocean!
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Ray8 wrote:
Wow, I've driven by the Rincon so many times..
Thought it was a boondocking deal there.
Must have been awesome. Just you and the ocean!
It is boondocking. Back in the day it used to be first come first serve, but now you gotta make reservations online, for a dey campsite - no nothing. Fortunately the ole 1997 Winnebago Adventurer has a 3500w generator, coach heating, air, and big windows for spectacular views. It also has hydraulic levelers, which are awesome to keep the rig from rocking.

I used to live in Oxnard and would ride my bicycle to Santa Barbara, back when they only sold those big plastic Bell helmets. Now there is a multi-use path running right along the water. I got to take a spin one afternoon up to Carpinteria on my bicycle, and had some friends come up for dinner by the fire. It was awesome...

Then two nights at my brother & sister in laws house, then two nights at my sister and brother in law's house in Camarillo. The weather turned so we cannot go up the I-5 due to snow, so the coast it is.

I was hoping to see Luckybear in Fresno, but it wasn't in the cards ..
My two brothers
My two brothers
Enjoying family at the dinner table
Enjoying family at the dinner table
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Looks like a great trip Scott, and nice scoot weather. Rincon (aka The Queen of the Coast) is a gorgeous stretch beach. There are some great backroads for riding in Carpinteria too.

FYI, anything north of Ventura is technically considered Central Cal to us SoCal folks. Just sayin ...
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FYI, anything north of Ventura is technically considered Central Cal to us SoCal folks. Just sayin ...
Heh heh, my wife grew up in Solvang and I spent my youth and young adult life in Oxnard. Carpinteria is central, while Bates is the northern most point of SoCal, or LaConchita, depending on who you talk to. And she ALWAYS corrects me about her being from CENTRAL California, not SoCal.

I remember a friend from Australia commenting that Oxnard was "just a suburb of LA". Facepalm emoticon

And since I'm on this trip and have already hijacked my own thread, we made it to Willits, CA. It was super stormy for the last 2 hrs of driving so we decided to call it quits for the day. And no Pilot truck stop like last night, but a nice RV campground with wifi. Living large
The mighty Golden Gate Bridge. Stunning every time I see it
The mighty Golden Gate Bridge. Stunning every time I see it
The tunnel just before the bridge. Harrowing in this wide machine.
The tunnel just before the bridge. Harrowing in this wide machine.
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Sounds like you are having a great time out there on the road. Just as it should be. Live it up and ENJOY.
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