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Back From The Dead - Saving An Engine - UPDATE 18/3/18 & VID

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Postby serveta1 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:10 pm

Fantastic job and sounds really sweet, thanks for sharing
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Postby Marty ULC » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:11 pm

Wow.
I'd have given up at the first hurdle I'm afraid.
Lovely sound once she fired up, excellent work.
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Re: Back From The Dead - Saving An Engine - UPDATE 18/3/18 &

Postby Fast n Furious » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:18 am

Nice work.... Now enjoy.
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Postby ULC Soulagent » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:37 am

Job well done :D enjoy
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Postby bike grim » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:18 pm

Great thread well done
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Re: Back From The Dead - Saving An Engine - UPDATE 18/3/18 &

Postby Cosmic Wizard » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:28 pm

Thank you all :)

I would like to apologise for the lack of posting, just work, a Honda Chaly engine build and a bit of misfortune has got in the way.

I went out with my mate and his LI125 (the other engine build I posted) a couple of months back, and both engines performed beautifully. We met a few other scooters at Blackheath and we all rode up to Carnaby Street. I did have some clutch cable problems which were down to a slipping cable trunnion, but apart from that, all was good.

I have some video of the ride which I'll be editing soon and I'll post it up when it's done.

Stay tuned for another renovation thread as I've decided to cheer myself up with another purchase. All will be revealed in the next couple of weeks ;)

Take it easy
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Postby citydaz » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:56 pm

wow that was amazing.
well done mate.
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Postby kennystag » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:56 am

I enjoyed your engine strip down and re build. Is your compression a bit on the high side as I see you struggling to kick her over.
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Postby Solid Air » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:27 am

Blimey! Just getting the top end off was a mammoth task :shock: now sit back and enjoy the ride.
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Postby Andy B.L.C. » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:24 pm

gee wiz... wiz a whole loddamiles on it innit :D
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Postby Cosmic Wizard » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:37 pm

Thanks for the replies guys :D

@ citydaz
Thanks mate :mrgreen:

@ kennystag
Thanks mate, there's nothing I like more than rebuilding engines and spanner-twiddling in general.
Regarding your question about compression, it does look like that, but no, it's all normal. The week before fitting the engine, it was freezing and on the day I chose to fit it, it was snowing lol :roll: :lol: It was just cold and very grumpy. It will now start on the first or second kick 8-)

@ Solid Air
Thanks, it certainly was. I've never worked on an engine that was so badly seized & corroded.

@ Andy B.L.C
I've done a few miles on it and it goes rather well I think. The lightened flywheel certainly makes a difference.
I think you're going to like my next project ;)
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