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I am curious where one might find the woodruff key you seem to have found?
I have just never seen that problem... I was shearing flywheel keys when I had to start the bike with a drill, but not since then. I would guess however that the flywheel is catching on something. clean up the fins with a file and make sure no pertruding points are left. did you include the spacer? if that was left out the flywheel won't turn at all.IMO try this:put everything back together v
Yea, I have had five of these. they always break in the same spot. right there where they drilled all the holes for carb adjustin and such. Thanks Vova!
"This is NOT a ciao, i'm disappointed. Moving on.. "That is an extremely funny joke bro! good punchline and delivery. You should be on comedy central. NO! you could have just "moved on" but instead you had to put in your 1 1/2 cents. Just to attempt to bring me down. This thing had nothing to do with you, but you were hating on it. that is why you are a hater.@joe - so you
And since we are on the topic. what determines the type of bike you have anyway? are we to conclude that if you build a bike off a moby frame, with motorcycle wheels and a lawnmower engine, you would have a moby? how about if you cover the frame in plastic fairings and other nonsense? what then? still a moby? I disagree. $8 worth of scrap metal doesn't detrermine what you have. It is what goe
oh. and btw, congratulations on your ego. I am glad you are fitting right in.
buncha haters around here. you people that come on here to bash others are truly pathetic. Have fun ya big man. hope you feel better about yourself. to all the rest of ya peace. and keep the love alive man!
This is a Kinetic/Ciao hybrid. read the title guy. I am sorry that I have disappointed you. But this thing is a clear grade above the sunburnt incomplete ciao you are riding around your farm, whenever you aren't soft seizing. hater.
Call to all riders! Let's organize some rides. Judging from craigslist, there are at least a few of you out there building bikes. let's go ride these things man! Any 50-100cc bikes, no strict rules. bring a spree and a fat chick if you want to! Let's just say, be able to go 30-35+.Not really much for backroads around here, but enough of us could just blast around the mains and not w
1. grab the outside of the variator and try to spin it by hand2. try to spin the back wheel by hand to eliminate the pedal circuit.3. flip the transmission to bike mode via the little pin on the back wheel and try to pedal.this should tell you whether your tough spot is in the engine, trans, clutch, or pedal circuits.figure out where your problem is, or just do these things and post your results,
Mileage is a funny thing if you ask me. I have had several bikes you could ride thousands of miles, without servicing at all, and then several you couldn't get 10 miles on without any issues. For the most part, once you get the bike "set" which you have if you went 1000 miles in a week. You should find that you will get many more miles than the suggested maintenence intervals. I wou
good luck to you man. I don't know tomos, but with all the other bikes I have hotwired, you can literally pull the connector off which is plugged into your ignition (key lock deal) This will possibly disable your starter. so kick start only. I have seen in the past where the lights are routed through there as well. if that is the case you will have to rewire the lights. (and if there is a bat
good luck man. $500 is definitely talking. I am in Fort Myers. No cash now, but if you still have it in a week or 2, I may be interested.
I have to kind of disagree with you there cosmo. I have seen several items on 1977 with absolutely no description at all. Treats often has the entire dimension of it's products in the listings as well as what bikes they are for/(may) fit on. Not to mention that plenty of good information (not to overlook the immense disinformation) is available just by having a comments section. Get material
Sweet. I think the rebuild will definitely help you out. Also, I don't know if anyone before mentioned the decompression valve, but that is another good leak spot. When you rebuild make sure that thing is clean as a whistle, and slides in and out smoothly.P.S. Just heat didn't get my case halves apart on the kinetic. The bearings were a little too tight (or maybe my map gas torch didn
nc's are expresses. nu50 and the nu50m were the urban express models, and if I am not mistaken they only made them for 3 years from 80-82. If you are trying to go from urban to plain express, you will have (limited) complications. other wise urban stuff fits urban stuff. Look out for the nu50m though. It has an electric start and some other stuff that may possibly be incompatible.Sorry I can&
well put cosmo. though, that being said. I am definitely a treats kid. I find the website much more intuitive, and the shipping and customer service are totally amazing. 1977 has a much smaller selection from what I can tell. Though they do from time to time have stuff you can't find anywhere else.Weaver- Agreed. These guys have an impossible job. It is incredible that they managed to piece t
Marc. These run AC circuitry. Flow goes both ways.
Are you single speed or variated? single speeders can get a bigger clutch bell and smaller rear pulley. Variated cats get a free vario mod available on the wiki.Head milling is cheap at a machine shop or free with a file and a steady hand. good for boosting compression for all around gain. If you go more than half the width however, you may want to add another washer to your spark plug.A bigger re
I have never put anything but sae 90 gear oil in my trans boxes. works fine. For your 2 speed automatic however, maybe something thinner is in order, but I definately would not suggest ATF unless you are running a cooler for it, which is pretty much impossible unless you are a guru.
Yes, o-ring first then the plastic shim. I have seen them without the o-ring. But I can almost assure you they seal better with one of those. Although after I looked it up, it seems there is a type 1 and type 2 shim. type 2 looks shorter to accommodate the ring. probably not too big an issue though. The big thing is to make sure that the carb is pushed on all the way. I usually work a screwdriver
be careful with head leaks. If you look on the left side of the engine (while riding) you will see a black cover plate. that cover is directing wind from your flywheel over your cylinder/head cooling fins. You will always feel air there. the thing to look for is if you put your hand real close, you will feel the difference in pressure as the engine goes put put put. the same as the feeling at the
I think it is worth mentioning that I ended up spending around $500 to variate this bike. $230 for wheels/trans, $130 for the variator, $20 for a belt. $20 for rear springs. then a new seal, needle bearing, gaskets, a clutch bell, and a woodruff key.It might be more wise since you have a pre-kitted bike, to just get the racing single speed stuff. You can get a clutch bell with a larger OD, and a r
yea go HERE to learn what you need to know about the swap. And HERE to learn about some awesome variator stuff.As far as the header, I only had to make that thing because the pipe fits a standard 23.5mm exhaust port. The Kit that I bought has a 27mm OD exhasut port, so I needed an adapter piece basically. You should not have that problem unless you buy the most expensive engine kit on treatland. 2
today it idled in the driveway for 45 seconds. Not even long enough to warm up. So stoked though. It has been apart for 6 months while I saved my pennies to bring it all together. Here we are! tomorrow is break-in day!She is:-A kinetic TFR frame, subframe, and forks.-Malossi Reed valve case-Malossi Super stuffy crank-Malossi Big D.E.P.S. Cylinder/piston-19mm phbg carb (104 main 45 idle. (not sure
This is a Kinetic TFR. they are very similar. $15 took care of it for me. This is the only place mine needed support. rigid as can be now.
on a side note. Plan on fixing this thing regularly for a little while. When things break, see if there is a vespa equivalent available. they are almost always better than the kinetic stuff. Careful though. alot of stuff looks close but isn't the same. Get a tube of thread lock and use liberally on most nuts. This thing will rattle to pieces, but once you get them "set up" they can
had to. no clearance at the frame for the springs. shimming them would put them in a V formation.
..You can buy 1'x1' squares of 1/8" stainless sheet steel at home depot in the roofing section for $10. I bought one and made a support for both sides and the little carb blocker since I removed the rear fender. you can see in the pictures. no welds necessary for this one. though I haven't tested it yet, but it seems much stronger than before. I did use an angle grinder a file