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Mar 9th 2016, 06:00 PM   #1
 Tuskano's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

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Cool Chucking about with a Build Thread

So... this might be as good as a place for a build thread. I had started one on my 80cc scooter back on PNWrider just before the move to here. Then when here, I kinda bounced around with wondering where best for a build thread as there is no WA Island County section for us guys way out there.

So since I have been here I have passed my BRC course with a newly bought and semi-lowered 150cc Chinese clone of a Honda Ruckus called a Maddog, by Icebear (also recently bought a convertible chinese scooter... but more on that later). Then tore the 150cc apart for modding and stuff after I passed the class. Was going to upgrade with a bigger bore and a 4 valve mod... but messed up a piston ring and at the same time... found a good deal on a drop in 200cc GY6 engine.


Currently am tucking the engine in with a shorter engine mount, and making things fit. Had a shop weld up and fit the mount last week. Today I just got my new skinny wheels, as the new engine mount has the engine roughly a inch too far to the right. Farther to the left and the valve cover hits the frame, so I notched the frame slightly to give better clearance. So onto pictures!

When I was mocking up and planning before the mount got welded on the 150cc (now 200)




Back from the shop a day later.



No full shot of the 200cc engine yet, but this was a closeup of my notching. The carb will be facing forward with the intake directly on it. Waiting on a adapter that will avoid the carb from hitting the frame.


New shoes! Little tiny wheels, but they fit. Think they are 10s... one or two inches smaller then what it has on now.



This last weekend I had my 50cc together for maybe the last time. Had it at a friend's booth at a Import show at Isaquah's XXX Rootbeer and managed to catch some models to ride her. These weren't taken by me. But it was nice to see my 50cc getting some attention



And that badass convertible I got from Red Label Moto. Was great to meet ya in the big city of Seattle and hope to soon be doing updates on the progress of the Daimo.


Thanks for reading, hoping to continue this for a long time and entertain you with these non hipster-looking scooters lol.
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Edited by Tuskano on Mar 9th 2016 at 06:03 PM
Mar 9th 2016, 07:06 PM   #2
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodinville

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...23&oe=5790EE92
Anyone notice the guy with the fish head? Now that's a cool mod.
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Mar 9th 2016, 08:01 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

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Originally Posted by Jkester92
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...23&oe=5790EE92
Anyone notice the guy with the fish head? Now that's a cool mod.
Hahaha! That was my carp I got from Japan when I was little. Decided to bring it for decoration. As for the guy "wearing" it... that must be another story.

And bad news... seems my shoes are too small to fit the drum. Half an inch off. Might steal the wheels from the Diamo and see if those fit. Then I can clean them up.
Mar 9th 2016, 08:08 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  bicicleta
Nice read. Can't wait for more on the convertible scooter!
Mar 9th 2016, 08:59 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Bainbridge Island

  Ducati ST4
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Nice read. Can't wait for more on the convertible scooter!
What HE said....
Mar 10th 2016, 10:54 AM   #6
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That is awesome! Thanks for posting. I only have one question...did the lady in those tight jean shorts, that are pulled up oh-so-high, have a front butt too?
Mar 10th 2016, 11:12 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

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Tuskano had you texted me some of these pics I would have braved the rain last Sunday. lol.

If you make the Diamo a 250cc with a big fatty you are my hero 4-EVVVSSS!

Mar 10th 2016, 07:11 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
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Originally Posted by DGA
That is awesome! Thanks for posting. I only have one question...did the lady in those tight jean shorts, that are pulled up oh-so-high, have a front butt too?
Didn't look close enough

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Label Moto
Tuskano had you texted me some of these pics I would have braved the rain last Sunday. lol.

If you make the Diamo a 250cc with a big fatty you are my hero 4-EVVVSSS!
At shows I am barely on my phone... sorry about that. Lol, it did hail for about 5 minutes though. Most left after that, but our booth stayed until the end of the show.


So here's some more pictures of the 200cc. Got the adapter for the carburetor. Now it faces forward and I might not even have to take it off to rejet it. We'll see how that turns out. But I may just wait until the weekend before I get heavy into swapping stuff from my finished 50cc to the 200cc. Got the majority of the engine done. Just need to put on the cables and wiring too.








And... for those wanting more picts on the Diamo. I am starting to get around to pulling the wheels from it. I have a feeling the rear skinny from that will fit my 200cc since the other set didn't work. Eventually the Diamo will get the whitewalls with the fatty from the 50cc. Unfortunately, no 200s yet for a new engine. But I do have a 150 that I have a 4 valve mod to swap to. As for the interior... you wern't kidding. Looked like someone just threw dust and dirt in there lol.











Thinking now I might not even get a new exhaust... the stock one my scooters came with looks aftermarket enough for it lol. I might not even bother with even thinking of going single shock too, duals are good enough. Got a set of adjustable NYC shocks I can use.
Mar 10th 2016, 08:27 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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Thinking now I might not even get a new exhaust... the stock one my scooters came with looks aftermarket enough for it lol. I might not even bother with even thinking of going single shock too, duals are good enough. Got a set of adjustable NYC shocks I can use.
If you can't fit your hand down the tail pipe, I don't think its 'aftermarket' enough

And wow, thats a dusty engine bay
Mar 11th 2016, 02:21 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
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If you can't fit your hand down the tail pipe, I don't think its 'aftermarket' enough

And wow, thats a dusty engine bay
Hmm... That would cancel out alot of scooter owners lol. A friend and I were thinking of doing a bosozoku style exhaust though.

Yea, it is really dirty. I'll be replacing alot of stuff in there when I get to it.
Mar 17th 2016, 08:34 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Slowly but surely. Turned out the 200cc (which is really a 170cc) engine was for a 11 pole stator. My 150cc frame and harness is for a 8 pole. Waiting on a regulator rectifier to arrive in the mail to connect them so I don't fry the harness. Anyways, engine is on. Got the basics routed, just need to cut correct lengths for the hoses to be routed a little nicer. I'll get around to the front, usually that all just flys together at the end, nothing really changed up there. That and another ammo box to put on the side. Gotta have somewhere to put stuff.



Mar 17th 2016, 11:53 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

So, was that you in my shop today with rear wheel issue?
EZ fix, but careful what you're reading on the interwebz.
And, I'm opening a new shop in Kirkland, may be more convenient for you.
Stay tuned.
Mar 18th 2016, 11:32 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
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So, was that you in my shop today with rear wheel issue?
EZ fix, but careful what you're reading on the interwebz.
And, I'm opening a new shop in Kirkland, may be more convenient for you.
Stay tuned.
Are you talking about Midway Muffler and Tires in Oak Harbor? They were the only shop I hit up for my scooter to cut and weld my engine mount to fit. Wasn't a wheel issue to begin with til we got the results from how the mount sits. I don't think I'm your guy if Kirklandis easier lol.

If I'm in the area though, I'll try to swing by. This ruckus clone is going to turn out badass.
Mar 22nd 2016, 09:19 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
As I still need to break-in that 170cc 11 pole engine, I decided to put the 150 back on. All connects up no issues anyways.

Looking like a scooter now... Can stand up all on it's own without the use of a jack. Brakes work, throttle works well with the carb connection, wiring is about 95% done, vacuum lines are roughly done. Just need to cap off one part. For that's left, I have to install the gas tank with new gas lines, need to put the battery in, and see if she starts. Then tune.

The engine mount might have to be adjusted more to the exhaust side an inch or so in the future. That is if I stay with the wheel... which I'll paint some other color and get a newer tire later on.













Edit: 23/MAR/16
Well, I can get it to fire up, then accelerate. Then it dies as soon as I let go of the throttle. Sparkplug gets wet afterwards, and I think there was fuel making their way through the vacuum line from the fuel pump to the intake. Also had to practically drain the carb after every attempt as it gets full and starts to spray fuel from the intake filter end. So I bought a Mikuni fuel pump and a better fuel filter. I think mine had a hiccup somewhere.

I guess I'll have to reschedule my motorcycle class... won't be ready on Friday. Damn. At least I got to hear my exhaust sound pretty.

Edited by Tuskano on Mar 23rd 2016 at 08:22 PM
Mar 24th 2016, 08:05 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
So... stupid mistake on my end. Thought I had them in there. Let it be known that trying to start with no main or secondary jets installed in the carburetor... does not work.

After putting them in, it idled. Very high and very fast. Lowered the jet to 88 and it ran a bit better. Lowered the idle screw and tightened the a/f screw to be 1.5 turns out. Still fairly fast idle that the exhaust was so hot it smoke was coming out of it and off the header. So I went to stock CDI and stock igniter cable/plug. Now it is slowed down enough that after a long ride it still slightly smokes from the tip, but that's about it.

Went for a ride around town with no real bogging at all. Though I am thinking I have to use a intake with a rain guard over it as it gets way too much straight air. The idle kind of goes all over the place when riding at 20 or so mph. But when I accelerate it immediately picks up. If I let go too suddenly, it pops. And the exhaust smells too rich. I'll probably go one jet size up before I ride to my BRC2 class tomorrow. Other then that, she is ready to ride.

Oh, I also have to loose my end handlebar mirror and go back to the top mirrors. I was doing circles and it kept hitting my leg when turning left.
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