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Mar 24th 2016, 08:24 PM   #16
 Pigs's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  bicicleta
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Originally Posted by Tuskano
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.
All I can say is that I am glad I don't have to deal with carbs anymore. Good luck!
Mar 24th 2016, 09:22 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
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Originally Posted by Pigs
All I can say is that I am glad I don't have to deal with carbs anymore. Good luck!
Thank you!! Yea, putting the carb on the front was a great idea. Don't have to remove it to open it up. Just have to put something underneath, drain it by loosening the drain screw, and push the scooter on its side and remove the bottom to get at the jets. I can swap stuff in under 5 minutes lol.
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Mar 27th 2016, 11:10 PM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Taking my BRC2 class was a success! I got my scoot in working order and rode over there. Ended up burning out my brake light bulb midway through the class though... so I had to ride straight home. But afterwards I got that in order, and took my minitruck and my scoot to a car meet over in Marysville the next day. Then I went for a ride on Sunday.





The meet on Saturday at Marysville Papa Johns. Saw a few motorcycle riders ride past, but no one stopped by. Picture taken by a professional photographer. Or at least someone better then I.




And the ride on Sunday.
Pigs likes this.

Edited by Tuskano on Mar 27th 2016 at 11:12 PM
Mar 28th 2016, 07:45 PM   #19
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  Mar 2016
  PNW

  Ducati ST4s, Ducati Monster, R1 CLE
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Who puts a roof on a scooter? What are you, the pope?
Mar 28th 2016, 07:54 PM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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Who puts a roof on a scooter? What are you, the pope?
Really? That is the scooter you think has odd features?!
Mar 28th 2016, 07:57 PM   #21
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  Mar 2016
  PNW

  Ducati ST4s, Ducati Monster, R1 CLE
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Really? That is the scooter you think has odd features?!


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Mar 29th 2016, 06:26 PM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
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Hahaha! I just realized that! That in hilarious!

I don't know... it's a unique one. I bet I am the only guy in town with a roofed scooter lol. When I get things working, I know a audio shop that would love to put something good in it.
Mar 29th 2016, 07:41 PM   #23
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  Mar 2016
  PNW

  Ducati ST4s, Ducati Monster, R1 CLE
Hehe, thought you'd get a kick out of that. I laughed for several minutes the first time I saw that when watching the movie. Quick backstory, my ex g/f from Germany's sister (who is even a bit bigger than Melissa McCarthy) was working for a company that did corporate audits. In order to help facilitate all the daily office calls she needed to make with the different companies that she was auditing, they tossed her the keys to one of these. She said (in German, of course) "are you kidding me?! No way in hell!!" She hardly had any driving experience, much less motorcycle riding. So when I saw that scene totally unexpected, I busted out laughing for about five minutes.

I say live it up on that bad boy! Many of us here would love to see what you and the audio shop could cram into that thing and make it look good. One hell of a project.
Mar 31st 2016, 11:54 PM   #24
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Well, although I have yet to finish my chuckus as I am waiting on parts, I decided to begin tearing down the Velux. Needs alot of cleaning, but once I get it to its frame, I can build it back up again. I can repaint the panels, rewire it to look more organized, and I have decided it can have the 170cc (the falsely named 200cc) motor with the oil cooler. My Maddog has the 150... everything works on it... I don't really want to take the engine off and mess something up. Plus the Velux may need the extra push as it is heavier.

Going to have to replace all the hardware as it is all corroded. Even found it had a emergency tool kit tucked away with spare break pads, and spare circuit breakers. All are extremely corroded lol. It has a pretty over sized battery too, but it being a 2004 model, I bet mine are of better quality.
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Apr 9th 2016, 05:32 PM   #25
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Started working on this guy sooner than I though... So today I finished removing the rest of the panels around the front and the roof and windshield. Then labeled and removed the whole wiring harness. So much stuff that the harness connects to... there were even connections for more stuff. Even had a sensor for if the kickstand was left down, never knew there were sensors for that. Last, because it was so nice out I took it outside and gave the frame a good wash. Looks alot cleaner and easier to work with. Later will be cleaning the panels.

I also got a adapter for a fatty that doubles as a drum brake cover. Ill swap the rear to those later. And... got other sizes for front forks.
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Jun 5th 2016, 10:07 PM   #26
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Some few updates... not sure if I put them other places but I have been neglecting my build thread here. Apologizes... this is picture heavy.

The Monster scooter went single headlight, received some afterburner rear lights, relocated the plate to the side, got a monster can air filter cover to limit the air starvation from too much air, new vintage speedometer, and just recently got the 170cc engine with attached oil cooler which I mounted up front. Bunch of other things but that is the main stuff. I'll soon be taking it to a shop that works on bikes to get the engine mount aligned because the engine and rear wheel leans.
















And now for the Velux... lots of it has been welding. I fitted the 170cc to that for the longest time, but there is not alot of places for the oil cooler unless I chop up panels. I had a shop cut and weld the triple tree to have different threads up top so I can do custom handlebars. Good news is they did it smartly and fitted a bar in there so it is fully solid. I then installed my lowered front forks. To make things better, I added a smaller kickstand to it.

I had the one 170cc engine fitted on it and while that was on, I tried to align the rear wheel the best I could. Once I remove the center stand (it drags on the ground lol) I'll be working on the rear again.

Very first custom made triple tree fitted with lowered forks for a Diamo Velux. If any are there, google has yet to find them!






Before I secured the tree and forks...




And how the rear is envisioned to turn out. Will have two shocks of course... wouldn't trust this one with a single.






Last picture I took of them together.


Hope you enjoyed this! The Velux I know will take awhile and has been fun brainstorming how things will be fitting together!

Edited by Tuskano on Jun 5th 2016 at 10:10 PM
Jun 6th 2016, 08:00 AM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Your builds are INSANE!!! Insanely COOL that is!!!
I have seen one of those covered scooters in Renton...
Jun 6th 2016, 10:17 AM   #28
DGA
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
Fuk'n awesome!
Jun 7th 2016, 06:56 PM   #29
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
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Originally Posted by Parilla125
Your builds are INSANE!!! Insanely COOL that is!!!
I have seen one of those covered scooters in Renton...
Thank you!! There was once a scooter shop in Seattle so I wouldn't be surprised if there were some still there. I found mine north Seattle. Fun fact, the Seattle dealer sold only 54 units, more than any other is what had been said. I still think those numbers are crazy. That's only the Diamo Velux though, not clones of it from other companies.

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Fuk'n awesome!
It is! I wish I could work on these guys more but work always seems to get in the way! lol
Jun 7th 2016, 08:23 PM   #30
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  Apr 2016
  My Garage

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Originally Posted by ronin
Who puts a roof on a scooter? What are you, the pope?
Actually BMW made a scooter in the early mid 90's with a roof from factory.. Complete with windshield wipers
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