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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:23 pm 
:headbashing: :headbashing: :headbashing:

Had a (serious?) mishap with the Ruckus. :(

Crank nut ? Variator nut ? loosened up and allowed the drive face to move outward toward the CVT cover. Kickstart washer moved out oo, of course. Engaged the kickstart while riding. Both faces are smoothed out, ground down.

I'll have to take a closer look this weekend, hopefully nothing too important was damaged.

Photos to come...keep fingers crossed.

All of this happened while cruising ~45mph in traffic on a four lane road.

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:40 pm 
From September till now, haven't done ANYTHING !

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Going to look at the scoot this weekend (Christmas.)

Going to have to order some parts too.

But I'll take some pictures to post of the damage.

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:31 pm 
Maybe no updates this weekend. :|

partzilla is not going to be shipping till tomorrow. :x

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:15 am 
OK...so my lazy ass has finally gotten around to posting photos of the damage....


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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:40 am 
Everything turned out just fine.

After finally looking at the crank, found it to be virtually undamaged. I began with a very small triangular file to clean up the edge teeth
on the crank. After one full round, it was pretty clear that the crank itself was fine. What appeared to rounded off was actually aluminium
dust from the drive face. Some oil, a small wire brush, some Brakleen, and about 10 mins revealed a clean; astonishingly good looking result !


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Installed new drive face, kick start washer, and new washer and nut. I did initially have some trouble getting the final lock nut on. Some PB Blaster and a few zips with an impact, using the nut as a die worked just fine. I had bought a few extra nuts from partzilla when I ordered new parts with this in mind. They were only like 26 cents each. The inner most threads are still flat and not ass tall as the outer threads. However, these are not used when all parts are installed. I had anticipated having to add an extra washer to the assembly but found that the kick start washer and the flat and lock washer were wide that this was not a concern.


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Having everything all back together, went for a ride with the CVT cover off. Trans seems to be working just fine.

Still racking up those miles ! :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:54 am 
And cause everyone wants to see photos here's a nice, blurry one...


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And a less blurry one....


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I'll take some better ones soon.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:02 am 
The latest speed results with 4.5g sliders.....keep in mind that I have a new belt and drive face. Both with less than 100mi on them. I expect that top, overall, and average speed will go up by 1.5 - 3mph after ~150mi.


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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:54 pm 
damn you lucked out not having more serious damage! Glad it's up and running. It's always a nice feeling seeing the miles rack up.

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:49 pm 
Jskafff wrote:
damn you lucked out not having more serious damage! Glad it's up and running. It's always a nice feeling seeing the miles rack up.



I keep it at my father's house as I live in a apartment. Already having a truck and a motorcycle in apartment parking is bad enough. And, I worry about people stealing it.

I'd have looked at it sooner if I had it at home every night.

Throughout the winter, every time I would think about it, I'd need a beer. Sometimes emotion overwhelms our good judgement. I should have looked at it sooner, and not worried about it. I expect that being a high quality Japanese engine it would have a forged crank. I expect that the thread damage is from the kick start washer. I am probably going to ditch the kick start assembly all together. And, even though I am thinking about plugs for the kick start hole that will both look good and be cheap/free, I'll probably buy the kick start block off from MNNTHBX. I'm just a cheap bastard like that.

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PICS...PICS....PICS....



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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:25 pm 
Been too cold to really ride the scoot. Jetting seems optimal at 75-90°. We've had a little chilly snap on the mid Atlantic coast. Highs in the 60s and rain, rain, rain! Rode the Shadow to work today for the first time in >1week ! Looking to get thr ruck out this weekend and even try mixing 4s and 4.5gs.
Will update....

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:55 am 
Seems like the new belt is breaking in well and things are mating up just fine... :D



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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:40 pm 
Happened again ! Brainstorming ideas to shim/shorten/tighten the bracket holding the muffler itself.

Ideas anyone ?


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Tooling along at 46/47ish on the way home from work today and this happened.

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Would you believe I am a professional technician with easily about $40k in tools AT WORK. Didn't even have one 12mm AT HOME. :(

Did a temporary fix with some adjustable wrenches. :x

Have to find my install instructions and see what type of RTV I used.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:50 pm 
Has to be both heat and vibration related. More to do with heat, I believe....support strap is tight and muffler does not move at 60degrees. When heated to operating temp, 200ish degrees, loose. I'm thinking that some new RTV, setting over 48hrs, then running/idling to operating temp then adding shim is best bet...





...gimme some suggestions folks ! :meh:

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