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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:39 pm 
Ive been a member here for a while now and I've probably spend a couple hundred hours just reading peoples builds. In the past couple of months I started posting on peoples builds and asking questions and now its final time that I start my own build... Its something that hasn't been done yet... I don't think but its something that I wanted to do for a while.
** The back story. After probably 6 months of dating this girl my buddy crashed my SV650 while my girlfriend and I were watching... It was pretty bad and the outcome was that I wasn't allowed to have a big bike again... Anyways I picked up my first scooter which was a honda spree. A couple weeks later I picked up a 1982 Honda Express SR for the lady. Over the last year and a half I have probably gone through 15-20 2 stroke scooters buying and selling. This past October I picked up my first metropolitan and loved the thing. I am done with 2 Strokes!! Anyways I ended up getting another Met for the lady. a 2009 with 1,200 miles however she still wont let me get rid of her Express SR. The thing is a piece... I would have to kick it 30-40 times to start it. I cleaned the carb and then it had other issues... I'm at the point where I want her to have the luxury of having a 4 stroke so i bought a GET...

Here is how the bike sat this morning....

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Notice all the boxes in the background.. motors for this one and another build I will be starting soon....


I dropped the motor out of it...

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I think that I will try and get the ECU and all the electronics in this area

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Trying to decided where we want the engine... Probably going to get engine mounts welded this weekend...

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I am struggling with how to mock up a motor mount any advice would be helpful! Or anything to be cautious of. I am a little bit worried with wiring any advice would be awesome! Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:13 pm 
That looks awesome! And in great shape too :banger:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:37 am 
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I am thinking this is my idea for the engine mount. Any input would be helpful!


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Not sure where to put the shock mount either. Any advice? I thought about putting it back to where the engine was bolting on but not sure if that's a good idea.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:21 am 
It looks like we are both at the same spot with our express, and I am the last person that should give any kind of mechanical advice. But, I just posted a pic of the mount Im working on in my loose nut thread.maybe we can help each other out? Take a look.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:00 pm 
That thing is sweet looking! :banger:
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Maybe take some pics with the side fairings and floorboard thing off? Better view of your frame? :meh:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:15 pm 
loving this build! my first scoot was an express sr :banger:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:29 am 
So just got my bike back from my welder guy! I am pretty excited1 The only thing that I really don't like is the fact that all I had sitting around was a POS Chinese shock. When my guy did the set up to make it not bottom out he had to put an extension in place...

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Because of the shock being crap the tail-end sticks up a ton! I looked around my old stuff and found another shock that I just started messing with...


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I Love the new height at which it sits except the issue now is that it bottoms out with like 30 pounds on it.... I need advice! What rear shock still has a narrower look/old school look and is really heavy duty and wont give much? I have no idea what to put on!

One of my buddies has a FOX snowmobile shock on his and it looks sweet but it doesn't fit the build I am going for!

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Look at the kitaco. Its even blue.
http://www.jiangwayne.com/scooter/p_i.php?i=427

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:11 am 
I've looked at it. Seems a little short and I don't know how firm it would be... The blacks hock is 340 so I am guessing I'll Need something close to that. And I don't want hardly any give...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:10 pm 
Hardtail?

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 Post subject: Re: Rowed-Express-SR
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:29 pm 
be careful running a shock at that angle
if its a thin shock you can bend the shaft



even think of doing a center shock?

pretty easy to make a mount for that engine and then you can use a stiffer ruckus or grom shock
I think those may use the 1000lb spring rate
where a typical aftermarket ruck shock uses 500lb spring rate

I may be off on the rates you would need to look that up


if you look up my sig line I used a ruckus engine and made basically a center shock mount
but my mount holds up my seat
so copy that mount but add a shock tab to it then do a shock tab to your frame somewhere

or just weld a shock tab in the same location they made your lower mount
but weld it onto the tube so it looks cleaner

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:01 pm 
the shock needs to be more vertical

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 Post subject: Re: Rowed-Express-SR
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:17 am 
Mike155cc wrote:

or just weld a shock tab in the same location they made your lower mount
but weld it onto the tube so it looks cleaner



I think I am a little bit confused by this... If you could expand or draw what you mean that would be awesome!

I am so lost at what I should do for a rear shock!

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