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by Wheelman-111
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: The Daily Chat
Replies: 518
Views: 124822

Re: The Daily Chat

Greetings:

Wow, just, WOW!! More than cosmetically acceptable, a true Jewel, at least from 8' away. I'd sure like to know more about how that funky 2-speed works, though.
by Wheelman-111
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Hibernation

Greetings:

Sorry, Dawgs, Family Obligations took over. Maybe late this afternoon... :oops:
by Wheelman-111
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Seized front shocks?
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Seized front shocks?

Greetings:

Dismantle. Put a long straight dowel through the bolt holes and see which way they are askew. If it really is the damper unit(s), Ebay has some cheap shock sets labeled for C100 Passport that actually bolt right in to the front end of the SA50 here in US. I'll try to send a link later.
by Wheelman-111
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Hibernation

Greetings: I suppose the entire U.S. and A. is under Old Man Winter's frosty blanket. Even here in Deepinnaharta, temps are dipping into the 30s overnight for the past week, although a balmy 70-ish is forecast for today. Might find an excuse to ride over to the Post Office on Flash and maybe snap a ...
by Wheelman-111
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: 87 elite se50/ dj1 50 clone
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: 87 elite se50/ dj1 50 clone

Greetings:

Good job on parts selection and assembly. How's it run?
by Wheelman-111
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Oil pump delete/oil reservoir removal
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Oil pump delete/oil reservoir removal

Greetings: You're welcome! I learned from you that SSS sells a Spree-specific oil pump delete plug, of which I wasn't previously aware. Thank you for that. One time I plumbed the tank on my AF16 to serve as space for an extra quart of fuel. Unfortunately the rubber fitting at the base of the oil tan...
by Wheelman-111
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: squish band
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: squish band

Greetings: As far as I know, the only people making 44.1 or 44.3mm ministroker cranks for the AF16 blocks are some Asian companies. They don't seem to do their homework as well as Malossi, Polini or Fabrizi. Their cylinder kits are not always well-sorted, with piston clearances random and port windo...
by Wheelman-111
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: squish band on mini stroke af16
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: squish band on mini stroke af16

Greetings:

What is the engine's compression value? 0.9 mm squish is only part of the story. The volume of the combustion chamber at TDC is the other part. Shoot for 140 unless you can get your hands on Racing Fuel - 110 Octane.
by Wheelman-111
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Oil pump delete/oil reservoir removal
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Oil pump delete/oil reservoir removal

Greetings: = Yes 4 oz per gallon is 128/4 or 32:1. Seems to be the consensus here but some prefer 40:1 or higher for less smoke. If you change the oil ratio significantly, you should consider jetting changes. More oil = less fuel = leaner, may need bigger jet. Less oil = more fuel = richer, may need...
by Wheelman-111
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Oil pump delete/oil reservoir removal
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Oil pump delete/oil reservoir removal

Greetings: Lots of pump deletes any time the owner of a variated AF05 or AF16 assembles a big-bore. The plug for the pump socket of those engines is available everywhere. I wasn't so sure there was a Spree-specific pump plug, or if the AF plug just also fits the Spree. The oil pump is generally reli...
by Wheelman-111
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: wheels

Greetings:

The rear will fit. The front will require sourcing a 95mm brake panel, that diameter was introduced in 1994.
by Wheelman-111
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: The Daily Chat
Replies: 518
Views: 124822

Re: The Daily Chat

Greetings:

Crazy cool shot. Rare as NS's are, I did a double-take seeing 4 together. Tricky photo-guy. How did he superimpose the mini-cowl on the left one though?
by Wheelman-111
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 89 Elite LX - sometimes fast, sometimes slow
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: 89 Elite LX - sometimes fast, sometimes slow

Greetings: If the engine feels frisky, you may be correct that the pulleys are "hanging up" with the belt in Cruise instead of Take-off position. I'd evaluate carefully both the drive and driven pulleys for wear. If they get too much mismatch, one or the other pulley can go a bit diagonal ...
by Wheelman-111
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: Flash 9: Sanity Restored
Replies: 107
Views: 50954

Re: Flash 9: Sanity Restored

Greetings: The Vespa is physically a lot bigger and about 100 pounds heavier than the SA50. You have to spend considerably more money to get it to the peak of its potential with aftermarket parts, and still not as quick or fast as a Honda with all the top-shelf parts. (Corsa, MHR or Fabrizi...) But ...