Anyway, I'm Matt, new to scooters, new to fixing scooters, and new to the forum. Always loved bikes in general. Had a little Honda CB400....450 maybe? Little bobber project years ago but ended up selling it when the carbs got gunked up, money ran short, and my fear of breaking something expensive while trying to fix it was still there.
Recently was given a couple of 50cc Chinese scooters by my uncle in an attempt to get me some quick, cheap wheels to get me back on the road (Ford F150 with a bad hub, suspension, needed frame work, more rust than metal left, and no exhaust... had to sack it.) One's an '04 Qingqi QM50QT-6 (no letter mentioned on the bike, there's a 6S and 6V that I know of,) and I haven't paid the other enough attention to even know who made it... it's in sad shape but next on my list once I get the Qingqi running.
These were 'broke' when I got them, so that aforementioned fear was significantly less and hence, I've managed to learn a decent bit about how these little guys work. I've been fiddling with the Qingqi for a couple of months now. Started with a battery and gas cleanout, lead to a carb deep-clean followed by a carb replacement to now needing a petcock (and to be safe, a fresh set of lines all around,) hopefully I'll be getting here in the next couple weeks. Got her to run, just no idle. Oh, and the valve stem on the back tire was rubbing somewhere on the frame to the point it's shot, so that'll need addressed as well. It was fun to drive though and I can't wait to get it roadworthy and my daily driver.
Other than bikes I'm a bit of a computer geek, hobby maker/crafter/builder, sci-fi/horror nut, love all things rock, old and new, love tats, cookouts, online gaming, learning new things every day, and all kinds of other crap sorry, not ever really sure what to put in these things. Oh, and 3D modeling, I love Blender.
Future scooter related projects I'm planning include getting my other bike identified and repaired and, eventually, on the road for my old lady to get around with, building a small, makeshift garage for the bikes to keep them out of the elements and somewhat theft-protected, some sort-of quick and dirty addition to the bike, probably electrical, to keep it from starting to avoid theft (thinking something along the lines of yanking the CDI box and pocketing it when I'm home or at work,) 'tricking out' my scoot with some nifty colored fuel/air lines, charge port, phone/GPS mount, etc.
Any other curiosities, I'm an open book, just ask.
Post by onewheeldrive on Feb 11, 2017 2:56:17 GMT -5
Metalhead-- welcome, and hopefully you get those scoots running sooner or later.
Do you game on PC? Thinking of getting a decent desktop this year. Something different. I have a PS4, and I just bought the VR headset a few days ago-- pretty amazing. Definitely a one-of-a-kind experience!
I kept all my older systems from when I was younger-- still play them of course.
You mentioned you are a horror nut--- but did you play the new Resident Evil 7? Not sure if you like those games, but it's pretty good, imo.
Anyway, I think you'll figure those scooter probs out, as you seem like you have more than 1/2 a brain, lol.
Hey onewheeldrive, I used to be big into PC gaming, but as of late, find myself without a PC worthy of gaming (down to a 2 year old touch screen Toshiba laptop rocking Linux, not great for games ) - but a decent gaming rig can be made or purchased quite reasonably these days and PC gaming is awesome...and sucks double edged sword. There's far more customization, graphics can be tweaked on the fly for the most part to get either better graphics or performance, whatever you want in the moment, the supply of games is nearly endless, right down to emulated, old-school Atari and 8-bit Nintendo games, and you can upgrade a decent box for quite some time to stay current without scrapping it for something new. The downside, biggest one I can think of, is cheaters in online games. They're EVERYWHERE. There are a lot of safeguards most companies use against it, but every time an old hack is patched, a new one gets written by someone. I've got an Xbox One collecting dust at the moment, been working too many hours and fiddling with this scooter too much for any game time. Love it though. Favorite games are GTA5 (when I feel like some brain dead fun,) Elder Scrolls Online, and Fallout 4 (got all the DLC's). Haven't plaid a Resident Evil game in years but loved the early editions, so may have to pick up 7 (the movies are great, don't care what critics say ). Best horror I've seen in quite some time was Don't Breath, very sick and twisted but not over-the-top intricate like the Saw movies ended up. Classic, simple, jumpy horror with serious mind-bending moments.