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Jun 7th 2016, 08:46 PM   #31
 SmokeyMcNug's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
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Originally Posted by Dubnut
Actually BMW made a scooter in the early mid 90's with a roof from factory.. Complete with windshield wipers
https://www.google.com/search?q=bmw+...iw=601&bih=962

Jun 8th 2016, 10:10 PM   #32
 Tuskano's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokeyMcNug
Something about that front looks just plain wrong...

There is a few roofed two wheelers about. I also know of two other types made after my model that are viewed as cheap knockoffs.
Jun 11th 2016, 12:34 PM   #33
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  Apr 2016
  My Garage

Yep, tho they didn't last but one year. Although the new electric prototype looks nice. Mods to those are rare seeing as to the scarce nature of them.

I've always thought it would be fun to make a modded sidecar rig with a scooter style engine.. say one of the new 1000cc rotax turbo jobs out of a can-am side-by-side.

Tho there's always finding a vintage vespa and just riding it patina and all...

Like the builds btw, keep it up. Similar to a friend of mine named NYM... but yours are cleaner.
Jun 11th 2016, 10:08 PM   #34
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubnut
Yep, tho they didn't last but one year. Although the new electric prototype looks nice. Mods to those are rare seeing as to the scarce nature of them.

I've always thought it would be fun to make a modded sidecar rig with a scooter style engine.. say one of the new 1000cc rotax turbo jobs out of a can-am side-by-side.

Tho there's always finding a vintage vespa and just riding it patina and all...

Like the builds btw, keep it up. Similar to a friend of mine named NYM... but yours are cleaner.
I think my Velux lasted 2 years, mine being a 2004 and the newer 2006 having some minor improvements. Probably the same with the BMW, but these Veluxs don't even have a official parts list from the company >.<.

A modded sidecar? Surprisingly, there is a picture of the Velux with one. You can tell from where the exhaust is and how close the rear scooter tire is to it. I probably won't ever do anything like that as I would rather have more control in how far I can lean into turns. It would be cool to do a trailer for the scooter in the far future if I had enough power to pull one.


Thank you! Your the first to say mine is a clean build haha. I do try to get my stuff as organised as I could though.

Here is some of the progress I have been making on the Monster Energy scoot. Got the 170cc fully on it and everything is pretty much connected but the rear lights and the plate/brake light. Right now it is the installation of the rear foot pegs so I can have better balance on turns and I need to shave more of the frame to make room for the valve cover. And other small details.

Then once all that is situated, do do a fresh oil/transmission chance. Because what is in there is still from the factory.





Jun 20th 2016, 01:10 AM   #35
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
It runs! The 170cc engine is finally on, new oil, rear lights wired, newly installed rear foot pegs... Just have to continue breaking in the engine. Today I also cut the stock kickstand and put that on. So it doesn't have that reverse lean going. Currently was waiting on a CVT kickstand relocate but it's been taking long.

Video of first ride... it's short because my GoPro died.


And now some pictures. I tried to add them on, but they were from my camera and just huge on here. As you can observe, I turned a fake Japanese plate I don't use into a fender .
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Aug 31st 2016, 03:18 AM   #36
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Heya! So I have been on and off on here. Made some progress with my scooters. More so "finishing" up my Maddog Ruckus clone. And some prep work on the convertible. Loads of pictures ahead, sorry in advance

The Maddog has had a oil cooler upgrade. Instead of the front cooler with no real airflow, I made a mounting point within a ammo can. Then there is sheet metal inside of it that redirects the airflow through the cooler and through some vents I made at the bottom of the ammo can. From there the escaping air is directed to the air fan that brings air into the engine's cooling shroud.





The oil cooler up front...


Of course it is an ideal place for stickers!


Also added new handlebar levers, smaller gauges, and a trail tech digital speedometer. And a bigger light!




Did a new mirror setup too. Pretty much I should say, everything on handlebars is not stock.


At a car show in the motorcycle section







Aaannnd... the slow progress of the convertible. For awhile it sat as I awaited parts to build the engine. I ended up going with a slightly bigger bore and a dual valve mod. Bigger bore meant cracking the engine open to remove the crankshaft and replace the valve chain to something longer.

I also have been going with some dual rear suspension ideas. This one currently might not hold out, as it bottoms out and the rear wheel touches the rear frame. And the shocks are too close and touching frame parts. I currently have the scooter at a shop, getting the engine mount centered to align the rear tire.

With the new mount, they will also remove the gold extension pieces at the bottom of the rear shocks in order to get them to have more clearance and better angle. I just decided to keep it all together for them to see the current alignment.

To pictures!


You can see the new kickstand location under the side of the engine.




As you can see, for it to fit together, the engine mount arms needs to move to the right.


Boredom from waiting on parts set in at one point and I played with panels. I also added the top back on to have a idea on height.




The clash of chrome design and fake wood dashboard lol...


Pictures from today, as I take the frame to the shop for welding. It is still huge, even though the top is a foot shorter from me lowering it.





Hope you enjoyed my mass of pictures.
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Edited by Tuskano on Aug 31st 2016 at 03:21 AM
Sep 9th 2016, 09:12 AM   #37
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Yea! So I have hit my goal of getting the convertible to be a rolling project. Engine is on and aligned. Only issue is the shocks I have are too soft at their stiffest setting. Do I am waiting on nitrogen shocks amoung other engine related goodies.

As I wait for those, I decided to put the panels on to free up space in the garage. And have an idea on clearances. I know I'll have to relocate the gas tank. Considered a beer keg style strapped somewhere. Or something located behind the battery tray under the seat, because with the engine stretched back I have like a foot of room there.
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Sep 5th 2017, 07:57 PM   #38
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Gaining my land legs back.

So... the revival. No worries. Not dead. And deployment felt like forever.

Still waiting on that dang engine apparently even though I have now finished a 7 month deployment. Although I understand it is one guy... and every scooter guy and their mom with money want him to build them one. So I just have to continue to be... patent.

While on deployment, I bough shiny stuff. The front is a smaller diameter... about an inch and half I think. Also thinner. The forks are intended for a Honda Ruckus tree... so I am waiting on shims as the forks are too skinny for it. So front I think will be lower lol.

The rear is a stretched tire on a 8 inch wide fatty deep dish rim. The 7 was the test fit... and the engine mounts can slide over more to align the 8 inch. Downside? I can't fully install the 8 inch as it hits the dipstick and the stock long axle is too long. Luckily, the 205cc I am waiting on supposed to be a short axle. So I can keep that shiny BBS (its fake! But real enough for us scooterists lol) centerpiece.

Also added stickers. Not sure why all the pictures before just stopped linking. So I'll just add everything as attachments.

And this is just an update for the convertible. Since I got back, the 170cc daily scooter got a new rpm gauge and killed its header because lowrider problems. I also bought a new 150cc Maddog scooter from a guy that I originally helped do a 50cc to 150cc swap on it. Did up all working lights and turn signals and am currently getting to 45-50mph with it. Kinda a rolling project that runs right now until I decide what to mod it.

On a funny note, I have been helping a friend of mine out with a 2002 Xtreme 150cc... a Chinese re-labeled Suzuki 150cc I think. Now the funny part is now he now has the re cut rear fender off the convertible serving as his front fender lol. Oh... and his bike and the convertible swapped handlebars. Now mine clears and I can turn it without hitting my hands on the A-piller!
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Sep 5th 2017, 08:36 PM   #39
 Tuskano's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
So on some recent videos... my 170cc Chuckus after unpreserving. Since the video, I rejetted. And it is getting a header due to old one banged p and shooting flames on deceleration.


And the new 150cc. Wired in all turn signals and rear lighting. Only issue is electric start not works, but I just use the kickstart. Currently serving as a daily ridden project scoot as the 170cc gets fixed. Kinda just worndering how to mod it when I get to it. Kinda nice to have a clean and unmolested (besides my engine swap) scooter. Had to change the rear lights though... was having electrical issues with the R6 Integrated tail light. Went with a spare set of Grom afterburner lights.
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