Post by urbanmadness on Feb 5, 2014 0:59:04 GMT -5
Who has pictures of Catastrophic failures, with stories of course... This is your GY6 on the freeway... This is your GY6 with a hole in the piston.... LOL
I made a new friend when a collage kid, took his Roma Super Hornet on the freeway and pushed the bike over redline over and over again. The bike then floated a valve and it made new friends with the piston. Top end kit later and it was back on the road. Of course I had to clean chunks out of the crank case, but it didn't hurt the lower end of the motor. Back together for 200 bucks and a 100 in labor. I also replaced the carb as it needed to be rebuilt and it was a sealed unit.
Sounds like a blast...lol.. I think 150cc scooters should not attempt such a feat.. I mean, any air cooled engine( small engine) can't handle open throttle for to long without problems. I rode my 250cc scooter( Helix clone engine and liquid cooled) 120 miles( 40 mile breaks) and it done it fine. But it has a temp guage also to tell if getting hot. It is quite a bit different riding blind..lol.
UM, all that for a hundred bucks in labor? "It looks like a sport bike, it should GO like a sports bike!" (Boy you are a friend to scooterists!) I don't want to think about what the bill would have been from a dealer. BTW, speaking of long rides and cooling, one of our mods routinely takes his 250 for little 800 mile "jaunts" in summer heat. (so much for Chinese scoots being unreliable) I solved the cooling issues on my 250 "Roar" by putting in Samco silicone 19mm cooling hose in Hi-Viz green (easier to spot damage or leaks) and a SPAL made-in-Italy sickle bladed fan. It now overheats about as much as a Good Humor truck in a blizzard
The lower one is the standard Chinese OEM next to the killer spal fan
The below set of pictures is from an Eton Beamer PN2 model 2004 2 Stroke 1e40qmb all stock with chamber pipe exhaust 5800 miles before Catastrophic Failure got this scooter as a trade for a broke down car, with a guy i met off craigslist
got her at around 3400ish miles if i remember correctly
and completely BEAT it until it died , did 50mph stock with chamber pipe, i would take it for 400+ mile ride's with out breaks just for fun
Last Edit: Feb 7, 2014 14:29:57 GMT -5 by Chaapa'ai
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