Post by urbanmadness on Jan 21, 2014 2:57:28 GMT -5
Well, it's road worthy, well almost.
I actually have been riding the bike. I love how smooth it runs but I still have a few issues I need to work out. I broke a speedometer cable, the blue LED's I installed in the dash make it to where you can't see the needles on the gauges AND, I probably will need to change out the master cylinder for the rear brake. Not because it has failed hydraulically, but because I can't get it to hold the brake switch properly so I have brake lights on all the time. I also had one of the cheesy speaker fall into the nose. The trim ring that holds it in place broke. Horn decided not to work. I think it came unplugged from the horn it's self when I was putting on the nose. The temp gauge is also acting up a bit. The fan works fine, but the temp gauge flutters.
The bike looks very sharp and I put the bags that came with the bike back on. I love these soft bags...
Looks very sharp in white, but speaking from experience it's tracking down all the little bugs that can make you crazy. But sooner or later it's as if it cries "Uncle" and stops throwing up obstacles in the "road". Still, you must be satisfied getting to this point after so much work.
Post by urbanmadness on Jan 21, 2014 12:14:51 GMT -5
It is what it is.... I'm very happy with it so far... Just a few things you end up addressing and fine tuning when you get them back on the road. I'm just out of money at the moment, so a few things are going to have to wait.
2007 Verona 150cc
115MM Hoca variator
12 gram weights
Mukuni fuel pump
top speed (58mph on GPS)
Upgraded valve stems after a blow out
Great job Urban, and thank you for the build photos, I know it takes time stopping and clicking off some photos of just about every aspect of the build. They will help others see all the messy wiring these scoots have and how-to. Alleyoop
...BAD TO THE BONE..
PST150H 62mm BBK, 60mm Crank, 16/37 Tranny Gears..MOW-POWER
WATCH OUT...THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW, DO NOT KNOW THAT THEY DO NOT KNOW
Post by urbanmadness on Jan 21, 2014 13:59:16 GMT -5
Yeah, the wiring is almost always a mess on these bikes. I think it's the biggest difference between the chinese bikes and the jap bikes. And the holes they cut to pass wires thru. Don't even get me started. Mine looked like they employeed a rat to chew the holes thru the body to pass the wires thru.
Thank you for the kind words Alley. Yes it takes time to take pictures but I think they are worth it. I just wish I had a few more pics of the scooter when I got it home.
Post by urbanmadness on Jan 26, 2014 20:28:28 GMT -5
I've been riding the heck out of it. This thing sips gas. For my riding style, I'm pulling ~65mpg.... Which is saying a lot... I was hard pressed to pull 45 mpg with the 150, because I rode it at WOT so much with the 150.
It needs a carb and intake manifold... The carb has a very leaky ACV. The intake manifold I will buy on friday, and change it the following weekend. The blue LED's I have in the dash, while they look cool, make it to where you can't see the needles in the dash, so I'll be changing those to white LED's.
I did tear into the carb and re-jet it, just to get it running half way right. The carb had a 107 main jet in it. It's running a 115 now and wow, what a difference. It actually gets out of it's own way. Idle is a little erratic from cold to warm but I think the intake manifold will fix that.
Broke the speedometer cable the first weekend, lost the flasher unit (actually broke the top of it) this weekend. And I need to replace the rear brake handle. somebody ground down the nub that hits the brake switch so, the brake light is always on unless I jiggle the brake handle just right.
And, it's far from done... a chinese scooter is never done!!!! LOL