So another series of unfortunate events has taken place.
First I ordered 10 AMBER bulbs on ebay only to receive RED bulbs (which are illegal in my state), then the bracket that holds the top of my muffler on snapped somehow when going for a ride. Then my battery stopped holding a charge... Now all of a sudden I'm leaking oil.
I think I can drill another hole on the bracket and then re-bolt it on... I'm thinking about getting a Yuasa 9amp battery, and I know the leaking is caused by a ripped gasket - my gasket had a small tear in it from removing it from the package - boy was it delicate! For 400 miles I had no oil leaking so I thought everything was okay. But then all of a sudden my battery stopped being able to crank my engine and it became twice as difficult to kick start because of the compression, and then all of a sudden that went away and I had leaking oil.
Anyone know where to get affordable 50mm bbk gaskets?
Post by jeepsteve92xj on Jul 9, 2013 13:21:01 GMT -5
Broken stuff sucks I rewelded a broken muffler bracket and replaced a missing bolt - that mounts the swing-arm and muffler to the back of the motor, and managed to break out that ear on the motor. A few days later the welds rebroke and the replaced bolt went missing again, and the muffler fell off right up to the flange at the head.
A couple days of built up JB Weld epoxy to make a new ear, drilled and threaded, a new header and muffler, a couple other bits of hardware to mount the muffler to the swing-arm, and the Znen is running well.
2008 Xingyue ITA 150.
HID modified headlight.
13gr 20x15 Dr. Pulley Sliders.
jets: Ecotrons EFI.
Pod filter and 1" header and muffler.
11-pole stator upgrade.
Manual fuel valve.
2008 Znen XY150T-F
1" header and shorty 'muffler'.
stock 12-pole stator.
Mikuni fuel pump.
122(?) jet - I don't recall, I'll have to look where I wrote it on top of the carb.
pics of my Xingyue and Znen:
ebay but ur better off buying a new bbk kit thats cheaper i got my second bbk for $50 on ebay i just needed a bigger head but now i have spare parts so i dont have to wait it will pay off eventualy with stress trust me
or just buy a gasket set but make sure its the right size
When muffler mounts start breaking you usually have a problem with vibration and need to fix it. Many times it will be from using kevlar belts that groove the drive faces causing the belt to vibrate every time it passes over the grooves. This leads to bits of the composite weights that engage the clutch to fracture and come off further increasing the vibration. Ultimately the clutch will fail completely or the gearbox input shaft bearings will fail or as was in my case on my Lance Vintage both the clutch and the bearings failed. Even worse is if the vibration has also caused crankshaft or main bearing damage also.