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by az_slynch
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting...EFI conversion kit for GY6
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

BuddyRaton wrote:May need to try one on my 90 Riva 200
It's incomplete, but it's a starting point:

http://www.georgespayne.com/riva180.htm
by az_slynch
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natchez trace parkway
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Rocky, I recall seeing a a narrative a few years back where someone rode the Trace on a 50cc Ruckus. They rode and camped with little difficulty. It looks like a fantastic route! Keep in mind that there aren't any services along the Trace itself. Your SH should have better range than the Ruckus did,...
by az_slynch
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 74898

Been eyeballing the Vitpilen 401 lately. It's effectively a Duke 390 that was drug backwards through an IKEA. It's distinctive and decidedly costlier than a Duke, but they are built in Austria unlike the Duke, which is built by Bajaj in India. Checked it out at the local dealer. Liked most of it, bu...
by az_slynch
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polini 70cc Big Bore and Racing Variator Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Bill, I assume you're looking at this kit: https://www.scooterworks.com/Polini-Big-Bore-Kit-Yamaha-Zuma-50-4T-C3-P13220.aspx From what I can see, it will involve a bit more than a bore swap. There is a fuel pressure regulator in that pile of parts; that will involve pulling the fuel tank and dismant...
by az_slynch
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 31446

Syd wrote:That last one is in my hometown. Small world.
Ihave that last one. Paid half the price too.

Huh, you were pretty close by. Thirty years ago, I was putting around Hudson/Nashua on a '64 Vespa 150. Six years later, I was riding a '74 Rally 200. Wish I had either of those bikes now.
by az_slynch
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just ScotOver
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

skully93 wrote:We still have a few unofficial/official Scarabs in Denver!
Heck, John K's Honda MB5 still has a Scarabs sticker on the alternator cover. It used to be Damn Dirty Dave's bike. We fixed it up a bit, though. Need to stamp a "6" on that cover.
by az_slynch
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what scooter clubs are there?
Replies: 40
Views: 33989

Sky Island Riders - Southern Arizona's newest, hippest scooter club

While we are neither new nor hip, we're not dead yet.

Not nailed to the perch. Not an ex-scooter club. Just had our Taco Tuesday and September Ride of the Month last week.
by az_slynch
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just ScotOver
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

They are closed for good, AFAIK. Space is still available for rent.
by az_slynch
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Brake fluid change
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Good job! Servicing the brakes is made out to be a difficult job, but it isn't. It helps to have a helper, but it can be done by one person. I recommend using a JIS screwdriver when removing the reservoir cover, they tend to not strip the screws. I also push the handlebar of the reservoir of the bra...
by az_slynch
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

JJScoot wrote:https://i.imgur.com/JaRxp41.jpg

Looks ok?

80 jet in there ( the recommended change with this exhaust)
Looks a touch rich, but not too far out off the mark. Did you pull the snorkel yet?
by az_slynch
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Ill take a look at the plug- I dont want caramel anymore or do I? And then if that looks ok Ill go from there. A mocha or caramel-colored plug is good. Ashy white indicates too lean, damp and black is too rich. Check the plug at idle and at various throttle settings. If you run it up to speed, hit ...
by az_slynch
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR, sort of. Hotrod minibike!
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Man, such a great bad idea! I had one years ago with Briggs power. My parents made me toss it before I got it running, told me I could have it or my '85 Puch Maxi. Nothing like missed opportunities coming back to haunt you. I don't need another project. Maybe the GY6-powered Express II would make a ...
by az_slynch
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

I don't like how loud the Prima is. Some expansion chambers can be horribly loud. My buddy had an NCY chamber on his bugeye Zuma and it was obnoxious as all hell. Not a fan of loud pipes myself. Just so you can get an idea of sound level, here's a sidebleed MLM pipe on a 50cc Elite E: https://www.y...
by az_slynch
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 74898

Just looked for fun...there is a URL, genuinemotorcyles.com, which currently points to the scooter site. Maybe they'll stand the G400 family up over there?
by az_slynch
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

That MLM pipe is pretty much guaranteed to void the warranty though....not sure if that is important to you or not. I'd expect that swapping to an aftermarket exhaust shouldn't void the warranty under the Magnusson-Moss Act. The ones Scooterworks sells that "will void your warranty" are s...
by az_slynch
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Your idle jet should be fine, but you'd have to upjet your main by one or two jet sizes. Have you done anything to the intake side of the motor? You may want a less restrictive filter in order to see any real gain from an exhaust. Even swapping the stock foam out with a piece of UNI green or red foa...
by az_slynch
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FYI DELLORTODIRECT . COM THIEVES
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Seconded on Treatland. They are fantastic about quick shipping and customer service. I've been doing business with them for years and have yet to be disappointed.
by az_slynch
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY INTAKE TUNING
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Sounds like you have some serious air leaks going on if you're having those sorts of issues. Get it started and idling, then spray a bit of carb cleaner around the junction between the carb and the intake, between the intake and cylinder, and around the junction of the head and cylinder. If you have...
by az_slynch
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY INTAKE TUNING
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Start with a 40-42 idle. The one you have is prety huge. Start with a main between 80 and 85. What is the number stamped on the throttle slide? What number is on the fuel needle? If you look into the throttle slide bore, does the atomizer (brass bit the fuel needle goes in) have a U-shaped collar ar...
by az_slynch
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 4201

And then there is the new Honda Monkey. Don't know how tall you are but the Monkey seat is a couple inches higher than the Spade and may make you feel a little less like riding a clown bike. And what is more reliable than a Honda? https://powersports.honda.com/2019/monkey.aspx Three observations: 1...
by az_slynch
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 4201

How does that work exactly? (How does that work in practice?) Does one have real gears but no clutch lever? Normal up/down toe shifting, like on a motorcycle, but without the need (or ability) to actuate the clutch? I've seen two solutions for the semi-auto in that engine configuration. The old Cub...
by az_slynch
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 4201

I am very fond of shifting gears. That may be the deciding factor on going with the Spade. My buddy John rode my Spade around Lake Erie on the 9th. About 650 miles in a little over a day and all I did was change the oil afterwards. I ran my K-Pipe again and it failed to explode for a second time. P...
by az_slynch
Mon May 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 31446

This is kinda interesting, a Grom killer?:) Looks like they took styling cues from a Ducati Monster. One of the hilarious things about this is the 3.2 gallon fuel tank. Wish my scooter had that kind of capacity. There's a bunch of stuff on this thing at www.motorcycle.com. At my age I'd look silly ...
by az_slynch
Sat May 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella Auto ECS light on at start / Starter button issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Doe the ECS light come on briefly or stay on constantly?

Genuine did a recall on the the Stella auto for carburetor control issues, was your Auto serviced under that recall?

When attempting to start, are you holding the rear brake lever?
by az_slynch
Fri May 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yamaha C3?
Replies: 15
Views: 1762

It's a fantastic machine. Worth the ride.
by az_slynch
Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: throttle tube
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

For a 2t, isn't every part pretty much interchangeable with a PX? And for 4ts, other than the top end, aren't most parts PX parts? The Stella 2T crankcase, crankshaft, cylinder, stator and cooling fan are very different than the PX. The porting is different. The chassis wiriring is pretty different...
by az_slynch
Thu May 17, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: throttle tube
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Do you need the plastic cam the throttle cable connects to, or the metal tube that the passes through the headset to the grip? ScooterWest may have it. It is a clone of the Vespa PX part, so Scooter Mercato has it. Even money says I have one laying around that I could send along. PM me which bit you...
by az_slynch
Mon May 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella Master Cylinder parts
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

I cant find a rebuild kit either for an 08 stella 2t. what the poster above sent was for an complete master cylinder, and it does not mention genuine stella at all. is it the right one ????????? It is. The Stella is made by LML and is known as the Star or Belladonna to the rest of the world. The pa...
by az_slynch
Sat May 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 150 Kickstart spindle
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Thanks for the response. I thought it would be #26 too but the teeth on it are in good shape..might be considered 'female'(?). The bolt (male?) it sits on 'under' the nut and washer is 'geared' at the end like a sprocket(?) to mesh with the teeth of 26. It's THOSE teeth that are stripped. They're t...
by az_slynch
Sat May 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 150 Kickstart spindle
Replies: 3
Views: 879

I beleve the part you are referring to is #26 in this diagram:

http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/buddy125transmission

Its's referred to as " Rachet Kick Starter".
by az_slynch
Thu May 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan Exhaust Upgrade Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Aftermarket exhausts for 4-stroke scooters seldom add appreciable power; just a bit more noise and maybe a bit less restriction. Scooterworks and NCY are both offering the same pipe, so not much of a choice there. Intake can be addressed with a drop-in Simota filter. They're like K&N, only with ...
by az_slynch
Thu May 03, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awesome.
Replies: 4
Views: 901

According to their website, they are out-of-stock due to unexpectedly high demand... Huh, from the site I saw this banner: Due to an unexpectedly high influx of orders there may be a delay of up to one week for shipping out new orders. Looks like a shipping delay due to demand rather than an out of...
by az_slynch
Thu May 03, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awesome.
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Awesome.

Not sure how many of you are familiar with the Honda Motocompo, but I wanted to share this.

Epic tiny trunkbike from the 80s, rendered in laser-cut maple and walnut finished plywood. It folds like the original and is roughly 1/6 scale. Behold the LaserCompo!
by az_slynch
Wed May 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 2025

BuddyRaton wrote:When it is dark on the Riva 180 don't put the key in and press the horn button. Watch what happens!
I know that secret; Yamaha should have kept including it in their designs. The bezel for the ignition lights up.

Better secret is that the Riva 180 Deluxe had self-cancelling turn signals.
by az_slynch
Wed May 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 2025

I rode my old Buddy 125 over the weekend and the headlight only came on when the scoot started. Caught me as strange at first because the Burgman headlight comes on when the key is on, Buddy did not. Miss that little scooter! Maybe the "key on, all lights on" scenario applies to the 170i,...
by az_slynch
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running lamp front & brake light & gauge out
Replies: 14
Views: 1322

Yellow at the regulator has no power with the engine running? OK, don't head to the switch. Your issue is probably closer to the engine. Red/white is connected to the battery and wil show voltage. White looks like the batery charging circuit from the stator. Check the harness coming out of the fan/s...
by az_slynch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running lamp front & brake light & gauge out
Replies: 14
Views: 1322

The lights you identified are only powered when the engine is running. The turn signals and brake light work because they are powered through the battery. Follow the yellow wire from the stator to the regulator. Check for 12.5-14V DC between the yellow wire at the regulator plug and a chassis ground...
by az_slynch
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

Congrats on the Stella. While they dont have the same riding dynamics as a Buddy, they are a lot of fun in their own right. Props on the truck; currently working on a '68 C2500 with my brother. Has the 351c.u. GMC V6 and a THM400. We ditched the 16.5" widowmakers and it sits on 16"s now. ...
by az_slynch
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170i Vibration
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

If all else checks out, check all the mounting hardware for the forks and steering stem. If the bars and stem hardware is all secure, check the engine hanger mount hardware and bump stops for loose or damaged bits. If that's all good, consider investing in a decent set of bar end weights. They can q...
by az_slynch
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better headlight bulb for Buddy 170i? (no LED)
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

PIAA Xtreme White HS1.

The Plasma GT-X is good as well, but has a slightly purple hue on low beam.

The former was bright enough to keep my friend from constantly running the high beam on his Helix.

I run the latter on my Kymco Yager, and it throws a very nice amount of light.
by az_slynch
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

Congrats on the Stella. While they dont have the same riding dynamics as a Buddy, they are a lot of fun in their own right.

Props on the truck; currently working on a '68 C2500 with my brother. Has the 351c.u. GMC V6 and a THM400. We ditched the 16.5" widowmakers and it sits on 16"s now.
by az_slynch
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 10806

And a couple new entries today, Friday, believe it or not. Benelli TNT 135 https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/indiatoday/images/story/201701/benelli_story_647_011917031452.jpg I'll be adding this one to the mix. Loved the styling and psyched that they're bringing it here. Finally getting back into my...
by az_slynch
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Low idle and dies after carb cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Scooter Lounge carries parts. That piston/diaplragm assembly is part #3 on the diagram linked below. http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/buddy125carburetor I would also drop ~$1.00 at your neighborhood music shop for a high E guitar string. You may need to clean the idle jet passages again. Turn the ...
by az_slynch
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Genuine Dealer Bites the Dust
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Shelby has been providing a lot of Tucson scooterists with Genuine, Kymco and SYM scooters, as well as Gigabyke e-bikes and Royal Enfield motorcycles for fourteen years. The business has had some great days, but it's taken a lot out of her and I think she's ready to explore fresh, new opportunities....
by az_slynch
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

That's pretty nice! I can't find any specifications to indicate that it is for a short case GY6. If anything the distance between the variator and the clutch look more in line with a long case. Thoughts on the utility of this as a structural member of the case? I could see how the steel "Kille...
by az_slynch
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella Auto: Dropped, Now Won't Start
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

The Stella auto has two fuel tanks. The big one in the back, and a smaller one up above the carburetor. The pump moved gas from the big tank up to the little one, which feeds the crab. Maybe it lost it's prime? I believe there's also an tip-over valve under the seat. Maybe bypass it with a hose coup...
by az_slynch
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

How about this one?

http://www.monstergy6.com/product221.html

Designed for a short case and has both a packing plate and a fascia plate with powdercoat options.
by az_slynch
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

How about one of these? Show off the fancy bits, but keep case stiffness:

https://www.drowsports.com/killer-scoot ... cvt-cover/
by az_slynch
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unicorn Cruiser Spotted at EICMA?
Replies: 31
Views: 2391

Good points on the Majesty! Still fun to ride. We wired in a beeper for the signals on my friends Majesty. Air filters sucked the first time. Prior owner used a 3 sided phillips screw driver on the covers! My friend paid $1500 for his and it is in good overall shape. If he sells it for the same pri...
by az_slynch
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best synthetic 2 stroke oil for Buddy 50?
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

I'd consider using dino oil for the first 1500-odd miles for the cylinder break-in period. After that, there's a myriad of synthetic oil options. Personally, I like Motul 710 for my 2T bikes as the ester component gives a little extra insurance against seizing due to its film-forming qualities. I al...