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Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,478
Posted By Motomech
When I had my scooter shop back in the '80's, I...

When I had my scooter shop back in the '80's, I worked on lot's of No-Peds, it was a nice break from fighting plastic on Sprees, Aeros and Elites.
Yamahoppers(QT 50), Express's and FA(Fag)50's are...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By Motomech
There is a "carrier" on the right side that that...

There is a "carrier" on the right side that that supports the end of the rear axel and which the muffler bolts to.
It's fairly common for the bearing to go bad.
It's an easy replacement(of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,357
Posted By Motomech
Very good advice on the CH 150D. The only thing...

Very good advice on the CH 150D.
The only thing I would add is that I used to stack the new gasket on top of the old one in the cyl. head recess.. "Doubled up", they seem to last.
And yes, many...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 29,793
Posted By Motomech
I used to work on lot's of them when I had my...

I used to work on lot's of them when I had my scooter shop back in the '80's.
Can you say oversteer? Serious oversteer?
When at speed(relative), pick your corners wisely.

I used to forget to...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,715
Posted By Motomech
Yeah, mine had some sludge from some...

Yeah, mine had some sludge from some leakage/weepage of the main seal. It wasn't enough to worry about.
My experence with main seal and trannie output seal is, if you lower the oil level a bit,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By Motomech
I used a Dremmel tool / sm. cut-off discs and cut...

I used a Dremmel tool / sm. cut-off discs and cut each race in two places, then they fall out.
I got into the strearing neck just a bit, but it's didn't really matter.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Motomech
"I bet that bike is perfect for Costa Rica" ...

"I bet that bike is perfect for Costa Rica"
Well, certinaly for Guanacaste, in the Northren part where I have been. 21' wheel for the potholes is a must here. The other thing is the famous Papagayo...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Motomech
Can't sell the GS

Well, after seven years here, I took a job in Puerto Rico and had visions a newer Japanese sport tourer or maybe a naked w/ a shield and hard bags.
But the problem is, I can't sell the Bumblebee,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,838
Posted By Motomech
Where in Central America? I live in Costa Rica...

Where in Central America?
I live in Costa Rica and the dealer in San Jose has most everything for the GS and what he doesn't have, he can get fast. The stuff is more expensive here though.
I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By Motomech
I too have no keys for my hard bags. They are...

I too have no keys for my hard bags.
They are Hepco Beckers.
I have the #'s, but have not been able to locate a source for keys.
Anyone know?
thanks,
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,336
Posted By Motomech
What does the gas in the gas tank look and smaell...

What does the gas in the gas tank look and smaell like?
The scooter may have sat(always put in the miles when posting a problem).
If it starts with starting fluid(a shot into the air box), but...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,329
Posted By Motomech
It is not the same engine. The Ruckus uses an...

It is not the same engine. The Ruckus uses an air-cooled GY6.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,329
Posted By Motomech
You got to be kidding. Your "mechanic" doesn't...

You got to be kidding.
Your "mechanic" doesn't know where the stator ASM is and has to "look around in there"?
Take it to a real mechanic or D.I.Y. Otherwise, you are in for it.

BTW, it's under...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,329
Posted By Motomech
Did you inspect the intake mainifolf when the...

Did you inspect the intake mainifolf when the carb was off?
They are notorious for cracking/leaking.
Where did you buy the carb?
I would think that if it is still available from Honda, the price...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By Motomech
Twin plugging German style

Ran accross this discussion;

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/bmw-tech/twin-plugging-air-head-bmw-8348
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,697
Posted By Motomech
I admire your pluck. <<<>>>while i have...

I admire your pluck.

<<<>>>while i have heard both good and bad (I quote Mike from Mikes XS The (tx750) are a grenade!)...>>>

I've never heard anything good about that model.
By the time I...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,050
Posted By Motomech
No, the owner is a close friend of mine and I...

No, the owner is a close friend of mine and I have known the bike since it was imported into this country(over $20K!).
He has too many toys and although he wouldn't admit it, the "Busa may have...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,050
Posted By Motomech
Well, you wrote the scenario, that's exactly how...

Well, you wrote the scenario, that's exactly how it played out.
With the pump out of the ASM, after the soak, hooked the the car batt. and with me about tapped out, it started to come to life.
The...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,050
Posted By Motomech
Ok, went back and here is what I found; '06...

Ok, went back and here is what I found;

'06 Calif. model, bill of sale 10/06, so he only put 500 miles on it in 18 months.

No codes, power at the pump. Ran power directly to pump and nothing....
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,050
Posted By Motomech
New Hayabusa won't start

2007 model-
500 miles-
Sat for about 6 months.

I think the owner scared himself, at any rate, he asked me to sell it for him.
To do that, I need to ride it into the captial, San Jose. Fine,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,153
Posted By Motomech
On a R100GS? I put an MT60 on the frt. once...

On a R100GS?

I put an MT60 on the frt. once while I was looking for a better tire and it wasn't up for the job.
Heat made for a real soft tire real quick.
I tossed it after 1000 miles.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,778
Posted By Motomech
Here in Costa Rica, I have had up to three...

Here in Costa Rica, I have had up to three grilfriends at a time.

Just have to hide the kitchen knives.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,786
Posted By Motomech
Those forks would use Honda's imfamous...

Those forks would use Honda's imfamous "Syntallic" bushings, I believe.
I assume the replacement bushings are O.E.M.
It's been many years, but I remember having problems when replacing the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,396
Posted By Motomech
I ride mostly paved with some dirt roads, so I...

I ride mostly paved with some dirt roads, so I prefer to go slightly aggressive on the frt. and street on the rear.
The Pirrelli Scorpian ST is my perfered frt., with the German made Tourance on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,659
Posted By Motomech
<<<...It feels like it's runing out of...

<<<...It feels like it's runing out of gas...>>><IT of gas. low not it?s minutes, two for persists problem the if but reserve, to taps turn usually I so gas, out running like feels>>>

I don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Motomech
"useless without pics" You know what a GS...

"useless without pics"

You know what a GS looks like.

"what's energy release?"

www.engeryrelease.com (http://www.engeryrelease.com)
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Motomech
30,000 miles in Costa Rica

Clicked over 60K this week.
Bought the bike three years ago with 30K on it.
The P.O. had done nothing and this is what I have done since;
Replaced driveshaft with a low mile used unit.
Replaced...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By Motomech
0$ Dirt Floor Muffler Mod

Rooting though the my GS parts today and I kept eyeing the two mufflers hanging on the wall.
Since baseball cards are not available here and the ballons are such poor quality, I thought, why not....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 37,723
Posted By Motomech
Nice! I'm thinking the copper model is a '84...

Nice!
I'm thinking the copper model is a '84 125, right?
I.M.O., the '87's and later were not as comfortable as the eariler ones. The seat sloped forward and I didn't like the hump.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,334
Posted By Motomech
If you have a serious interest in China scoots, I...

If you have a serious interest in China scoots, I wouldn't waste your time here.
Go to www.scootdawg.com (http://www.scootdawg.com) but some reasonable answers and lots of great info.
The other...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By Motomech
Been there, done that, over 20 years ago. The...

Been there, done that, over 20 years ago.
The engine bolted in easily enough, but the side panels wouldn't work.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By Motomech
The only supplier for the parts you listed that...

The only supplier for the parts you listed that I'm aware of is Honda.
I doubt there is much of M.P.G. gain by messing with the stock mechcanicals. The biggest gain would be in the area of...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,593
Posted By Motomech
That would be the RGV, second gen. Gamma, a...

That would be the RGV, second gen. Gamma, a V-twin, I believe. The RG used a piston port, in-line twin. Very '70's tech.
The plan was to build a Yamma-Gamma, dropping in a TZR/TDR 250 eng. Fairly...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,073
Posted By Motomech
Trying to hop up the Elite 80 is probably...

Trying to hop up the Elite 80 is probably flogging a dead horse. There is nothing specific for it and even if you found a piston, what about the carb and manifold, valves, etc...? It's built detuned...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,945
Posted By Motomech
I live at the mouth of the Monkey Trail, on the...

I live at the mouth of the Monkey Trail, on the road to Coco. Any riders passing thru, feel free to E-mail or call me(670-1433)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Motomech
The snorkels are there for noise abatement, same...

The snorkels are there for noise abatement, same as any road driven vehicle that has them on the air cleaner canister.
I cut mine in half for a noticable incress in power, with no ill effects.
I've...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By Motomech
Installing breaker points and setting the timing...

Installing breaker points and setting the timing is a bit of a lost art.
My susgestion is to use the Honda part(or at least Japanese, NGK or ND) and do not gap them by placing the feeler gauge...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,282
Posted By Motomech
I would say, pass on it. They were made in...

I would say, pass on it. They were made in Belgium and are the worst P.O.S. that Honda ever put their name on. When I had my scooter shop, I got to the point that I would not take them in. Try as I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,593
Posted By Motomech
A little thread bending.... Very cool...

A little thread bending....
Very cool collection of bikes listed in your profile. I too have a long history(I'm queer for them actually)with small, fast and (I.M.O.)good looking two-smokers. RDs in...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,173
Posted By Motomech
Since the engine is hung on rubber bushed...

Since the engine is hung on rubber bushed hangers, the engine needs a grounded. That's one of the extra grounds.
Lacking a picture, look at a wiring diagram.
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