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Everything posted by Kimjon

  1. The passola was twice as loud as the Honda. I did up the head bolts with no improvement. Then realised that the header pipe wasn't even connected to the muffler. So a school chair from the dump lost a leg to save my ears... It was a struggle to weld the paper thin metal with 40 years of 2 stroke oil impregnated into it...but got there in the end. All done. And then the final touch...working headlight...yus!!! So sexy!
  2. Got a battery for the Honda. Indicators front and rear, horn, starter motor, stop lights for both front and rear brake levers all good. Headlight has been replaced but is unknown as runs off motor and its raining so don't want to go outside. But it's all looking good...yus! So hopefully that's all the electric stuff sorted on both scooters now. So all fully legit.
  3. And putting it to good use: My neighbours think I'm mentally retarded. But its me who feels sorry for them, as they have to use their legs to walk their wheelie bin 100m down the driveway.
  4. Plates on. Passola was easy, but the Honda was a fuck around because it had no rear end left. Someone must have back flipped it? So Milling action shots. Cheap trademe indicators adapted to fit. Boom! Job done...
  5. Anyone know what this is? It's just hanging there on its own. Looks like it plugged into a filter or something? Not sure what it is or does?
  6. So, I got curious and pulled it apart. Freeing up the vanishing that was sticking the diaphragm to the valve inlet. Blew some air through it backwards and performed some other witchcraft and then tested it by sucking on the hose until fuel came gushing out. I got the idea from something I recently watched on pornhub.com Then started her up first kick with engine start and it fired into life for the first time in about a decade? Fuck yeah...its awesome! Each ride gets better as it blows out the cobwebs...
  7. Where would I get this part in nz? https://www.motorcycle-parts-shop.com/home/motordelar/bensinkran/fuel-petcock-honda-tact-50.html I'm coming up short on Google.
  8. More bits arrived It's all the shit I ordered while locked down.
  9. I hooked up a 12v battery, starter turns over. It doesn't fully crank like I'd expect...but the battery I used was very small (alarm battery that's old). So i think it's good news, at least it turns over.
  10. Looking at it, I think it may even have electric start? As in push a button and a starter motor turns it over? This could be a bit exciting if I'm right?
  11. Out of interest, are these 6v or 12v? No battery, so I'm unsure?
  12. So, overall a win. Loving the 80's square box look. However I must have learnt a different English language to some trademe sellers? When someone says "starts and runs ok", I feel it would be a reasonable assumption to think it starts and runs? However what the seller means, it once used to start and run and the last time it did actually start and run was many, many, many years ago because they haven't actually used it in many years... but it shouldn't be too hard for a motorcycle mechanic to fix it and get it going again if you throw enough time and money at it... FFS, if it wasn't so ch
  13. You know it! Funny enough this one is for her. She had an FA50 at university and after riding my passola the other day, said she'd really like a cheap scooter again.
  14. I think someone should have cut my hands off at birth, or at least ban me from trademe... Yip...aha...yep...yes this did just happen.
  15. Whoop whoop! Parts arrived 3 months after ordering them. Better late than never I guess? A cheeky unboxing photo Then a test fit. Well it didn't go as it should, I had to re tap the hole because the 1/4 NPT (T, stands for tapered) thread bottomed out only a turn into it. Not quite right...so a friendly screw of the tap cut it a new one. Also the little filter doesn't fit through the hole. Bit of a design flaw don't you think??? It can only be installed from the top...ummmm of the all but sealed tank. I'll figure something out, or just leave it off.
  16. Might try make something like this: I'll put a bit more finesse into the real version. Should tidy up this area, but still keep the 80's cool looks.
  17. Fuck yeah, wouldn't even know it wasn't a factory original. Happy days...
  18. Thanks @Raizer and @cletus I've got it sorted now. Just gotta drill out the dash to fit the new ignition switch and make it look factory fresh again. It hurts me to butcher it this way, but a new ignition was looking to be somewhere between $150 - $180 delivered to my door, versus this one I got off trademe for about $6 delivered to my door. So no brainer really.
  19. Okay. I did the above, connected to the open and closed circuits on the cheap ignition. Works awesome, as it should. The headlight bulb is blown...but everything else (stop, left, right turn signals and horn) all good. Now I have a grey wire not connected to anything. I'm picking the very smart engineering team at Yamaha didn't put it there for shits and giggles. So I've just gotta figure out what it does??? Ideas???
  20. Here's my scooter. I've never seen the ignition barrel, so on face value it looks like mine is either ON or OFF, no middle position? Or have I got this wrong and things aren'tquitewhatthey seem? @cletus is this what yours looks like? In which case I do have a middle position on the switch? This is like trying to paint a picture of something you've never seen...
  21. I'm not sure, when I got it the ignition had all sorts of "jump" wires hooked across various wires connecting them together. I guess the dude was trying to mimic the ignition switch by doing this? All I did was unplug it, figuring that most motors earth the coil to kill the motor, so by unplugging it the coil wont be earthed. It worked, got spark straight away. I'm hoping the secret lies in these wiring diagrams. This one is for the 1980-81 model, which I thought I had. This has that middle switch position that @cletus described This one is for the 82 on
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