MOT passed, and I made it there and back without blowing it up! Ride really nice, pulled better than ever, and I sneaked it up to 50 briefly on the flat and it felt like it had plenty more to give. Maybe I've got it right this time eh?
This morning on the way to work my speedo ticked over past the running in mileage specified in the instructions that came with the DR kit, so I've managed a decent amount of miles since I put it all back together after that heat seize in the summer.
With running in, once you get past the mileage in the kit instructions can you then just ride as hard as you want, or do you still go steady? I've not gone past half throttle so far - I put some tape on the bars marked closed/quarter/half etc to avoid overdoing it - possibly overkill but with the issues I've had.... I've also not pushed it much past 40 till now, but I can feel it can obviously do more.
Given this one a bit of a makeover. Inspired by dropping it in 2016 and the engine door falling off on the bypass and getting run over ive ratted it a bit to a Blade Runner theme. I’m really happy with the result.
I got a mate to cut me some vinyl templates so I could do my own sign writing.
If the idle is hanging hven it is hot you have a airleak, hven the engine get hot the hole/leak expands. If the engine plastic cover is so hot it burns yor hand in short time it is to hot. Some carbs go low on fuel under hard driving to, i think a fuel pump can be smart.
Little footnote. Passed 1200 miles on this little beauty last night. Running like a dream now, got it up to 58 last night (measured on a mates GTS who was behind me), will happily cruise at 55 on the flat and sets off pretty quick, just lacks poke on hills.
Turned out my hanging idle/overrevving was a combination of a small airleak at the head and the timing - it was set at 19 degrees but I recalled reading that firing too early can lead to overheating at high revs, and it was only overheating badly when I was chasing my club mates on the their tuned Lammies. I retarded the timing to 17 degrees, properly lapped the head to the barrel again and no more problems.
No doubt you all saw me consider selling this one, but I had a change of heart and decided to get someone who knows what they're doing to take the scooter to the next level. If I had more than one scooter I'd have been happy to keep playing with this in the garage but as I've only got one it means I've nowt to ride. So its currently Peter Pig of Petes Scooters in Bradford, one of the founder members of the Kinky Pigs who I ride with when the scooter is actually on the road.
Pete's going to be fitting a Polini cast race kit, Polini snail pipe and 24mm carb. flic.kr/p/2gYnnGn
First up he's repair a hairline crack in the casings I'd not spotted