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  • #212057
    toys-n-yotas
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    Last night in The Shop, Matt and I put the scooter mostly back together. The gasket kit arrived from eBay, so the final reduction gearbox could be reassembled and filled with 90ml of 10W40. The new belt fit like a charm, and everything sounds whisper quiet.
    Came to the point where we tried to test fuel, and she just chugged and chugged but no fire. Checked spark, NOTHING. Tried a new plug, still nothing. Started testing as per the service manual, and the coil is pooched. Calls for 0.1-0.3 ohms resistance, we’re seeing 3.6 ohms, more than 10x the spec limit.
    No idea how the coil eff’d itself by sitting for 2 weeks, but a new one has been ordered already.

    Perhaps tonight Matt and I will try to repair the fairing with a hot stapler and two part epoxy. Currently 30y/o duct tape was attempting to hold it all together, but that was insufficient.

    #212061
    toys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Last night in The Shop, hot staples and JB plastic weld were called upon to beautify the scooter.

    Some before / mid / after pics. She’s not perfect, but way better than before.

    The hot stapler is a new tool to the shop, and one with a mild learning curve, so we picked it up pretty quickly.
    Prolly a dozen staples in the 8” crack, trimmed flush-ish and hidden with epoxy. The turn signal bracket should cover and distract the eye from all the JB.

    #212066
    Slick_Yota
    Keymaster

    I always thought that hot stapler looked like a cool idea.

    #212071
    toys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Wednesday night in The Shop, a totally operational and running scooter! Some drama trying to figure out “no spark”, and honestly I don’t know which change point solved it, but hey, and results are what we wanted.

    #212074
    toys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Up next in The Shop, my bike is getting new tires. Yesterday when the weather was nice I pushed my bike it out of the back shed, and simultaneously put away all the shovels and toboggans. Must have been bad joojoo, as it’s been snowing most the day today.
    The only surprise pushing my bike out of storage was how little gas was in the tank, coulda swore I filled it when putting away, but must still be an open item on my to do list.
    A new set of Pirelli MT21s should be arriving from Fortnine via Canada post on Monday.

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    #212077
    toys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Last night in The Shop, i dismounted my wheels and spooned off the old tires in no time flat. That rear is a B to break the bead, but put some muscles behind it and she submitted.

    On another note, I reached out to a Kijij seller in Shelburne looking to trade their first gen 4Runner for “Something intersting”. Hoping that my collection of atvs & bicycles & R/C cars are interesting enough. I’ve been Waiting 12-hrs now on a reply, getting kinda antsy, just trying to begin a conversation. More details to follow if ANYTHING becomes of this.

    #212081
    toys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Update: still no Kijij reply, so i drove past the house today and see it in the driveway. Stuck up a conversation with guy, turns out he’s only looking to trade for a car for his wife, or $5,000. Too much for me, but guy has my number if he gets down to about half that.

    #212082
    toys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Last night in The Shop, fresh tires!! Spooned, mounted, torqued. Ready to rip.

    #212085
    toys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Yesterday in the shop, I warmed the bike and changed the oil. Now I’ve got new tires, new oil and filter, full tank of gas…. Just waiting on more fair weather. This weekend looks warm but rainy, and I’m daddy-on-duty start to finish.

    Up next will be continuation of work on Redee. I’ve got a couple nights worth of activities queued up.

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