Rebuilding at the office

Cleats Onionpockets /

Does this thing still work? Been a few years since I've logged on. The puch has been in hibernation for the past few years waiting for a proper paint job and rebuild, and at long last, it's finally coming back together.

Paint is complete, and I'm assembling one piece at a time on my lunch breaks. Will post updates as they happen.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Part two. Apologies for the Barbara Walters soft lens.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

Thats awesome! Wish I could work on mopeds during my lunch breaks

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Just opened up the dirty crusty case that's going to get massively built for this, and thankfully it's a four bearing e50! *happy dance*

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Braap Master Mope /

lunch-break office wrenching?? brilliant idea. cool office. nice bike. enjoy man!

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Braap Master Mope /

do a victory lap around the cubicles when shes done

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> Braap Master Mope Wrote:

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> do a victory lap around the cubicles when shes done

I'm sure his other co-workers will appreciate all the noise and excessive scent of 2-cycle exhaust indoors LOL

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A Boy Named Britchez ... /

Welcome back Nathan!

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I like that handlebar. I work at an auto shop and during my free time I work on my own shit. Feels like you're getting paid twice ;)

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Same, I work at a bike shop in the office, but when I'm needing a break, I can go and wrench on company projects. On lunch, I can work on my own stuff, provided I use my own tools/supplies.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

> A Boy Named Britchez ... Wrote:

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> Welcome back Nathan!

Thanks! Been a loooong time.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Are y'all ready for this? Y'all aren't ready for this. I'm getting excited over here.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Hard to tell in earlier shot, but I decided to go for a wrinkle paint. Love that vintage typewriter look.

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That engine looks sooooo good. Excited to see this all together!

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Korado top end arrived in the mail, Thanks Will!

Needed a quick cleaning in the bead blaster, and now I'm ready to start matching up the transfer ports.

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Charles Cole (OFMC) /

Didn't realize how tiny the intake inlet is. A Dremel will come in handy. The blasting came out dandy! (edited)

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This is so cool.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

I guess there must have been two versions of the Korado top end. The one I had many years ago was the large port version, whereas this appears to be the small port. Maybe meant for a 12 or 14mm carb? The exhaust is equally tiny. Not for long, mind you. Dremel and files are at the ready.

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If it came from Will it was probably made for a 12mm bing, standard size over here.

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Hope you stuffed a block or foam or stuffed off the bore before blasting it

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Not even a little bit. But I was very careful not to directly blast down the bore. As it's a used cylinder, I expected to re-hone it regardless. Cast iron bore, it will probably be fine. But if it's not, it'll get honed and hatched for maximum compression.

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> Cleats Onionpockets Wrote:

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> Not even a little bit. But I was very careful not to directly blast down

> the bore. As it's a used cylinder, I expected to re-hone it regardless.

> Cast iron bore, it will probably be fine. But if it's not, it'll get

> honed and hatched for maximum compression.

If new rings will be used in that cylinder , honing will be required .

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Speedbump! Oh Noes!

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Ho ho ho hoooooooo boy.

Getting excited.

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Looking good! Iam digging the new stainless harware on the engine. The bead blasting came out sick.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Now that the mockups are done, time for the real work. Port matching with a carbide dremel bit, and a set of diamond files (harbor freight hey-ooo)

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Part deux, lower half of case only. Going to do the upper half tomorrow and have my sandwich at the desk instead of the breakroom. Yolo.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Going with some modified trailer brake lights, with the incandescent bits swapped for LED. I'll be putting a rectifier/regulator on this build to keep those running cheerfully.

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Nice work on that case match. Fast as hell to, knocked it out on a lunch break.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Thanks! It's only the bottom half of the case so far. We have a one hour lunch break here too, which helps mightily.

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