Gyro - general thread

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by Kustomkarma » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:44 pm

Just curious... is it possible to put wider rear wheels on the early Gyro? I've seen it done on the later ones.

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by motormike » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:29 pm

Kustomkarma wrote:Just curious... is it possible to put wider rear wheels on the early Gyro? I've seen it done on the later ones.
The easy answer is "Yes, can be done."
I don't remember anyone doing it and showing us here on the forum... :?:
Do I remember correctly, the '84 wheel is attached with a single nut ?.. :urban:
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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by vintagegarage » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:08 am

I'm in Yokohama today, filling up a sea container with used Honda scooters, so I can get ahead of 1man8scoots in total count.. I stopped for lunch at McDonalds and found three Gyro Canopy delivery scoots out back.. 8 inch wheels in back, 12 inch in front.. Here is photo of one, with some detail photos:

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by benji » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:43 am

Bring me back a jog or 2!

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by benji » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:20 am

You guys might like this...
https://youtu.be/VOrTRtZSAxs

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by Knuts » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:07 pm

Hey guys. New Gyro owner here. I bought an 84 NN50 last month and I am just getting around to working on it. I am having a problem with it stalling/poor performance when it gets hot. New plug, air filter, fresh fuel, cleaned the carb (3 times). I pulled the new plug and its fouled. I checked the oil pump o-ring and it looks good. It has good compression as well. I did notice when I was pulling the carb the bystarter plastic is cracked in a couple of spots. Would a bad bystarter cause a fouled plug. There is a good amount of gas/oil around the opening when I pull the plug out. And if the bystarter needs to be replaced where do I find one? Thanks in advance. Cant wait to get my Gyro up and running.

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by motormike » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:57 pm

Greetings Knuts... :hi:
Yes, the bystarter will allow fuel to flow through the enrichment circuit when first started.
Then, upon warming, the bystarter will close the enrichment circuit.
If bystarter is not functioning properly, the enrichment circuit will continue to flow fuel
even once the engine has reached operating temperature.
This will cause too much fuel and tend to foul and engine will die.
Bystarter test is simple and is described in "Wikispreedia"
Click Link below... :urban:

http://hondaspree.net/wiki/index.php5?title=Main_Page
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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by Knuts » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:46 pm

Wow thanks motormike! Thanks for the help. Wikispreedia is an excellent reference. So upon further investigation my bystarter fell apart when I took it out to test it. The plastic broke into multiple pieces and the brass needle fell out. So my next question is other than eBay is there anywhere else I can find that part? I saw a cheap knockoff carb on eBay that appears to have a bystarter included. Would that work? I found one for an 85-56 gyro used for $75. Is that the same part? Thanks.

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Post by motormike » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:16 pm

Knuts wrote: I saw a cheap knockoff carb on eBay that appears to have a bystarter included. Would that work?
I found one for an 85-56 gyro used for $75. Is that the same part?
Other members have tried the Ebay carbs and found them to be somewhat different..not exactly like OEM, and not run right.(seems like the airbox wouldn't fit very good)... The bystarter MIGHT interchange. Try a search in this site, it is probably mentioned in this thread...not too long ago...Secondly, you should create a thread in the Wanted/For Sale category seeking a bystarter from our group. I am going to check my stash, but think my spare is broken also.
As for paying $75 for the one you found on Ebay...don't let yourself be gouged that way. The Ebay seller who claims to have more Gyro parts than anybody is known to be very greedy. Others have bought from him, I will NOT.

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by motormike » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:42 pm

My stash of Gyro bystaters non-existent..sorry... :urban:
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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by Knuts » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:18 pm

Thanks for checking. I will keep an eye out for one. Until then guess its short rides only.

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by benji » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:45 pm

I've got a stock aero carb with bystander if that'll work

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by catch22! » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:50 pm

My TG50 starts right up, but after about 3 to 5 minutes it dies and then will not start up for another 3 to 5 minutes. I checked the fuel flow and it is good. Bistarter checks out per the manual, but it sure appears to be a lack of fuel. Fuel valve is clear, but I did note when I put the valve in the reserve position, it leaks quite a bit. Valve issue or other?

Also, is the fuel cap vented? Could it be a plugged vent?

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by kevinv710 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:55 am

sounds slow clogging up on fuel supply system.......try this...when it dies, you immediate remove drain screw, to see any fuel left in the bowl, if none...just don't do anything, but waiting to see how long it takes for fuel comes out from there.....

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Re: Gyro - general thread

Post by catch22! » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:36 pm

Pulled the cover off the fuel valve and started to drain the tank. Just a trickle of fuel coming out. So, I am draining the tank and pulling the valve. From the leak coming from it when it is in reserve, it needs a rebuild anyway.

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