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Everything posted by Kimjon

  1. I took it for a big ride today. It went well, but you soon find yourself at the rev limit. I have an 80 tooth (from memory) sprocket on the rear, which is awesome for gravel roads and hills...but I could easy go to a 68 tooth for road use t get more speed. Anyway, it was fun. But I did notice a vibration...on closer inspection, the tyres are falling apart. They're just sack trolley tyres, not proper goped tyres. So the question has to be asked: "what do you do with shitty tyres" ... hmmmm???
  2. Warning: the following video contains excess crack possession. In most US states possession of this amount of crack would be a felony offence! Now it doesn't look fast...but it is, its really, really fast!!! My goped (26cc) does 55kph...and after riding this pocket bike, the goped feels very slow.
  3. Looking good. For about $160 you can buy a brand new honda 6.5hp clone. Could be the best way forward if all the others are to fucked?
  4. Seriously, this thing is nuts! I'm that guy who mocked their very existence when they first started showing up in the 90's. Admittedly...I similarly mocked mobile phones, also saying they'd never catch on either. So key points: 1) never take financial advice from me, as I clearly can't spot tends or recognise a good thing, even if it's right in front of me. 2) if you know someone, our see a pocket bike tucked away in the corner of their garage...ask for a cheeky ride. If it's a European motor in it, it'll blow your mind!
  5. Fyi: its a Blata elite 10, which is a super rear and equally high quality European pocket bike. Not the usual Chinese junk out there. I brought it to cut up for parts and intended to use these parts for another goped project. My mistake was to: 1) Google search what I had just unknowing brought. 2) Ride it, as it was such a rush. So I'm keeping it. It's far too awesome to simply cut up for parts.
  6. I never envisaged I'd end up here. But just like weed is a precursor to more dangerous and experimental risk taking, it turns out gopeds are too. Unknowing I've gone from this: To this: And now somehow ended up here... Yes the equivalent of smoking a few harmless joints with your mates one day...then waking up on a blood stained mattress, down a dark alleyway with a smack needle hanging out your arm a few years later. Somehow, and I never saw the warning signs (though everyone else did) I've ended up buying a pocket bike. Not the best decision for a 6' 4" 100kg ginger. However...fuck yeah, seriously fuck yeah...this thing is ridiculous!!! It does 80kph, you have to be so careful or it will pop the front wheel up. It's simply mad how stupidly fast this motor is. So for now I'm embracing my new addiction...I'm in control, I only do it socially...I could give up anytime I wanted to.
  7. Would the size of the carb be in the ballpark? I've got a 19mm deulorto (spelling?)...but I've always thought it to be a little small, despite it running okay.
  8. Your bike is badass!!! Question: Would the VM26 work on a 2-stroke...say a 180cc twin cylinder wajax motor for example??? I can make an adapter to fit, just not sure about if it's worth trying?
  9. This thing is a torque monster! It's not even hitting power band on my driveway (not enough room), just as it's about to scream... I'm thinking about needing to stop! With more room, power band kicks in and front end feels light as it tries to lift. Flat spot all gone. Could improve tune a little, but pretty much good to go.
  10. Solved the mystery...coil, coil, coil...mother fucking brand new coil was a dud! It had me fucked as it (the God dam fucking coil) was a new part, so I was thinking it must be fuel related hesitation...but once my logic circle came full circle, I tried another coil out of!!!! No more flat spot in the mid range. Now time to ride this thing like I stole it!
  11. The price of education continues. List of things that engines don't like...earlier in the day a reed petal came loose...the screw and washer went through the lower end and jammed the motor up. Took about 2hrs to tear it down and free up the crank.
  12. Ok...I think I have mental health issues: This came up for sale on trademe...Looks like another project is in the making...
  13. 99% finished. Huge flat spot as high jet kicks in, but I can hopefully tune that out without too much trouble. No brakes yet...but brakes are for pussys! ***edit: runs sweet now, I leaned out both jets. Much smoother transition between jets and power to burn. I'll run it a tad rich to brake in...then retune for max performance after a couple tanks have gone through it.
  14. I've been heat cycling the motor on very rich settings, and a 25:1 fuel/oil mix in order to bed in the new rings and cylinder. The motor is doing all the right things and is making good power. I'll have to spot weld a few pin holes in my exhaust...but nothing too bad. Still waiting on that stem to arrive! But I hooked up a cable throttle today and rode it around with just a pole (no handlebars attached). Sketchy as fuck, zero safety!!! I got a feel for its potential...and I think it's got some. I have handlebars, just no way of attaching them . I shortened the bars right down as much as allowable while still been able to fit grips and levers. Now just a waiting game until I get my stem in the mail.
  15. And offered up to the motor So that solved that problem. It started right up, idling a bit low...then stalled. Did this a few times...then this happened! Fuck me...this thing is cursed!!! Well I guess it's what you gotta expect, massive compression versus a cheap (and possibly damaged) pull start. I'll steel one off one of my other projects, then try again. Cue Chambawamba song again...
  16. I'm putting way to much time into this thing. But waiting has never been a strong attribute of mine...
  17. Not 100% sure. But suspect a fin on the flywheel broke off, then jammed up the flywheel inside the cover...but I'll never really know for sure? It stopped in a hurry which flogged out the keyways on the crank. However years ago, to advance timing on a goped, I once removed the key entirely and advanced the flywheel a calculated amount, then simply did it up tight! That motor still goes great to this key used at all. The taper is enough to hold it there. So on this one, I hammered the crankshafts two flogged out keyways back into "rough enough" shape, filed off the excess, put the keys back in and did it up tighter than before...seams to be working fine I'm sure this shit goes all the time...just most mechanics wouldn't tell ya?
  18. As Chumbawamba once said: "I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down" And V2.0 rises from the ashes like a Phoenix! The epoxy on the manifold cracked...but at least I know it all works. So I ordered a proper manifold (like I did months ago) and fingers crossed they send me the right one this time?
  19. Yeah, I've already stripped it completely down and rebuilt it. Back together again. I was too focused I forgot to take many photos.