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Oh dank that's crazy! Super good to know. I would have assumed it'd just come from the engine being hard mounted!Considering the challenge of getting actual engine mount bushings in there, I'm leaning towards just spacing it out with some rubber washers
lololol love it! Yeah, there's things I'd do differently, but I'm suuuuuper happy with it and it's beautiful. Main thing is going to be dampening those vibrations and some day shortening the frame a bit, but otherwise it's just spectacular. It's an absolute blast to ride, and it rips.Also I've set up the rear seat cowl to be able to flip open and closed, so I can
I don't disagree - this is just a first draft for the tank/seat. I don't have the skills to build something rounded and the square stuff is cheap/easy.
Runs great!!! Holds temps of 180 and rips around at 50ish, but gets up there in about a block. Tons of power - front wheel gets light every time I whack on the throttle.Would be fun with a bigger carb and could use less vibration but it's a blast. I'll also probably change up the sprockets for higher top speed, because I think with the current setup all the power is at low rpm, but it
Talked to the machinist and he suggested that for now I try to see what spacing the engine mounts with rubber spacers washers does, so we'll see how it goes.
Daniel yeah for sure. Going to be doing that with the motobecane engine mounts for the rear - the way the front mounts up, going through the engine as well, I think I need to change the frame tube instead.
Mother of god I can imagine. Yeah I'm gonna hit up a machinist for the work on Monday. Thinking angle plate for the rear mount and bolt instead of weld to the bar that connects the 2 frame tubes at the bottom, and I can use a rubber standoff plate for that easily.For the front, sadly, I think I'm going to have to get a new larger tube installed
Yeah I completely blanked on that. Gonna have to redo some work. I agree that the whole thing should be isolated - vibrations on footpegs are probably the worst right now, but more than anything I'm not stoked on the wear on all the metal parts from vibrating. That's gonna shorten the life of this thing like crazy.
Awesome. Do you think I need full motor mount bushings? Like, drill out the holes to larger and add material etc? Or can I get away with just some spacers?For the front (picture below) I could potentially cut that tube that runs between the engine mounts shorter and add rubber spacers, but for the back the upright from the frame is sandwiched directly to the brackets holding the engine parts toget
OK, one of the last pieces for this little bastard is going to be dampening the vibrations from the engine. Right now it makes my butthole go numb pretty much instantly. I'm fine with the plates that hold the engine to the transmission not being dampened, just the parts that connect to the frame, which is a tube in the front and 2 plates in the back. Here are what the mount points look like:
@Daniel you have no idea. I wanted to figure out how to transport it to Seattle so badly
Thank you thank you. Yeah, so much of this project was just "Colin forgot to do an obvious thing". Between the exhaust restrictor, carb spigots, and reg/rect wiring, these were all super obvious solutions that I went wayyyyyy too deep chasing other things because I'm an idiot and nobody thought I'd be that clueless, hahaha.I honestly just assumed those spigots were overflow the
ALRIGHTY!!!! I feel like a complete idiot, but figure out what was wrong. I was pretty sure there was an air leak somewhere but had tested everywhere for leaks. I pushed the carb around on the hose to see if there was a leak at the hose mounting and maybe a different angle would change things, or if it was caused by the carb not being completely flat (so I was pushing the carb to be flat), and sud
OK, no leaks as far as I can tell. Bumped the timing to 23 degrees BTDC and I'm getting a TON more power but the idle is hanging suuuper high. I maxed out the idle jet at 52 and it's still hanging high. Dropping it to 46 it's either high or just dying (depending on my air screw). Thoughts?
Timing is a good call yeah. I'm gonna try to test for an air leak again to see if there's one somewhere that I'm missing (maybe at the intake) otherwise it'll just be jetting/timing
Wiring is resolved and new intake on! Lowered the angle a bit and it seems to be doing well. Just need to finish up the jetting! Been taking it for rides and it's a blast, though it's still getting a bit hot.
Whew! OK! Home and well. Old car did the drive great.Just wired it up per Jeremy's diagram and it isn't powering the headlamp at all. My best guess is because there is no circuit at this point for that headlamp - it never connects to the frame ground or the ground from the stator:https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/file.php?7,file=239704Next I'm going to measure power from the stator,
Thank you! I'm so bummed that the weather turned while we're here, but glad to be here!
Made it to LA with only minimal trouble!
I think it's 1 after Big Sur so we should be good!
Oh yeah we're going down from Portland! Will be taking 101 most of the way (though 1 from SF to Santa Cruz!)
For sure! Being the crazy person I am I decided to change up the jetting on the carbs right before we go. Taking it down to LA and back, gonna stay in the Redwoods and Santa Cruz etc!Also squirted gasoline straight into my eyeball because I forgot about the accelerator pump. That hurt so fucking much I can't even tell you. Plus, rinsing it out for 5 minutes is zero fun.
Awesome. I'll do my best to try that out today. Going on a road trip for 2 weeks with the lady tomorrow and I have (surprise surprise) not at all prepared, so today is gonna be craaaaazy.
Amazing! Would I not have a frame ground at all in that case? Would that cause issues for the spark plug?
That's super helpful. If I were to change the wiring to be:yellow from stator to regulator/rectifierblack from stator to frame groundred from reg/rec to capacitor + /accessories +black from reg/rec to capacitor - / accessories -Would that still be an issue? That SEEMS like the wiring the person at TrailTech was suggesting I use, and it's what I have attempted here.I'm going to run i
@jbot, awesome, I'll check that asap!
Jesus Christ Tweaker I'm a patient man but please just fuck off. Holy shit dude. Every single helpful post has you posting in between with some inane shit.
Stator is grounded to the frame, yeah. There is a black cable that comes off it that goes to the frame.
I believe there is only 1 AC wire coming from the stator