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Just gave the black one a quick oily rag bath. Then under a sheet for a couple months for the both of them :-(
Alright; come on summer! I'll take some better pictures as soon as we have a sunny day here.
Coming back together...A few remaining odds & ends are on the way from Brian, then it will be ready to sit a couple months waiting for spring.
Liquid cooled? I'm not seeing that...
Alright, I've begun disassembling the new one for work on the cycle parts / painting. I think all I'll need new parts-wise are a couple cables & brake pads.Since I've already got a "correct" black one, I'm going to go nuts with color on this one. Frame, fork & fenders bright yellow, luggage rack, all the fender stays black. It's going to look like a bumbl
On eBay you can find much smaller remotes for any garage door opener - key fob sized. Put it in your pocket.
Well the new one (newer to me, actually a little older than the other) is running great! I think the new rings have seated, and it's just running like a champ. My first one is also doing great with the better spark wire connection. I think they are about equal in top speed on the flat - the newer one has a bit more low end torque and climbs hills a tad better. Probably due to the inferior aft
Well I'll be damned - I fiddled with the plug wire (checked the ends, etc.) and it started in 10 feet. Idles better too :-)
Well I rode both of them several miles each today, and based on that, I conclude that they aren't really that far off in performance. I think the new one felt better at first because it starts right up, in just 5 feet or so. But objectively, once the first is warmed up, it's about the same. So now I'm more focused on getting to the bottom of the known weak spark issue on the first o
> Jimmy Cincinnati Wrote:> -------------------------------------------------------> $200-$300 range.Right around there. Then the engine will almost certainly need new main bearings because the seals only last so long. Get it!
Thanks, Brian. Unfortunately it doesn't appear as though they are will to ship to me. I get this message: Ce vendeur n'envoie pas d'objets à votre adresse.
Oh, there's a lot of over-lap in what you can to with the two machines.
The difference in performance between this new one and my other Solex is just astonishing. I'm experiencing a properly running 3800 for the first time, and it's quite impressive :-). This thing is actually a practical, run-around-town gizmo!Definitely going to need to find a stock cylinder/piston to replace the aftermarket stuff on the other one. Brian, whaddaya got in good used stuff?
Alright - runs great! Clutch works as it should, starts in a couple feet, and it has considerably more power than my other one. I couldn't be more pleased :-)
Yes, that's really the only place oil could possibly come from. So Jeff, if you're reading this, you need to replace the bearings along with the clutch, otherwise the new clutch will just be ruined.
The swing is the diameter, and as a practical matter you really can't use the whole distance. Some bigger lathes have a "gap bed", which gives a bigger swing right up near the headstock.A mill might be a good solution - I've got one of HF's "mini" mills and it also works great. But again, budget lots of money for tooling :-)Those old Sears things are pretty to lo
I've had a Harbor Freight (Sieg) 7 x 16 for years and am quite happy with it. (Yes, a 16" bed can be special ordered, and it's well worth it.) Plan on spending at least as much as the lathe costs on tooling to make it useful.The 7" swing might be too little for turning heads & cylinders though.
Didn't try to start it today because it's been lightly raining pretty much the whole time. Instead I've replaced the tires, cleaned the wheels, and re-packed the wheel bearings. This also allowed the glue on the tank's repair to cure another day, which has to be good. Tomorrow for sure :-)
Same here - I'd love to ride it on the dedicated bike paths, but retribution would be swift... But there are lots of "bike lanes" marked off on city streets where mopeds are apparently acceptable. So I've heard anyway...I'm hoping for a well-publicized case where someone on an e-bike wins the right to ride on the paths. If no distinction is made for electric versus IC moto
So ride in the bike lanes :-)
Cautiously optimistic here - it's back together and the engine turns over pushed forward, slips going backward, just as it should! Won't be able to run it till tomorrow though, as the glue on the fuel tank needs to cure up.
Well, the thin CA glue won out on the adhesion contest so I'll be using that in an attempt to fix the crack in the gas tank, after I've finished thoroughly cleaning it.And the brake lining material arrived today (a couple days early). It's totally different stuff than the original, so I don't know if it will work satisfactorily or not, but we're going to give it a try.I m
Re: the HF plastic welding rods, none of the three different types of material will stick to the Solex stuff when melted together. I tested on the underside of the headlight piece (and assume that it's the same material as the tank). Currently testing CA and model airplane glue on the same part to see if they stick well; will give them 24 hours to cure before testing. I hope CA works, as it w
Got the clutch out and it is indeed an oily mess; it all had to have come from the pads because everything was dry when I put it back together, and no bearing seals have failed. Treatland was out of stock so I ordered some 3/16" brake lining material which supposedly can be heated up and formed. I'll make some wood formers to make the correct bend.Was getting a tiny little weep from the
The new one lives! Rings, rod bearings, main bearings & seals (and other miscellany), and it started right up. Runs better than the other one I think, although that's based on only a few miles so far.Unfortunately the clutch is slipping too much to allow starting it in the normal manner. I cleaned the oil off the outside of the pads with solvent and I think that was good enough to start i
> frank dadog Wrote:> -------------------------------------------------------> The Shriner's Club will probably toss you $100 and a hat.Best response! :-)