I've taken the back plastics off to acces everything and started cleaning. Carb was in better shape than i thought it would be. A little varnish but it all cleaned up easy
My problem is i was taking it apart and next thing i know that brass piece is lying there. Not sure where it goes. I ended up putting it under the jet long side down like it kinda is in the pic. Is that right?
Right now i have gas, spark (looks fine but i wouldn't know how it's supposed to look), and air. Just keeps cranking over but doesn't sound like it's even catching. I'm assuming i messed something up in the carb and need to take it back off and check. Any suggestions?
Here you can see the brass piece sticking up with the jet needle going through it
Damn, its hard to believe someone would let it get into that shape with so few miles...unless the odometer jst broke lol. Seems like a good find if theres not too much wrong with it, id expect the engine to be barely broken in with that few miles on it. Good luck with the rebuild youre stoked, fun little project
Well she's up and running. Had to be the carb...not sure. After disassemble, cleaning, loosing the spring under the needle jet, searching for spring for almost an hour, finding spring stuck to my magnetic parts bowl, re-assembly...she started right up first try. Took and IPA to get the plastics back on though. Only missing 2 bolts and a few screws (screws were missing before hand).
Gotta admit, kinda freaky riding a scooter! Riding a motorcycle is almost second nature. Riding a scooter will take an adjustment.
Anyway, now that it's running the REAL question.
It is a 2008 model. Tabs say 2011. Scraped up from at least one crash/drop/lay-down, whatever you prefer. 38.99 miles now 39.5 after test ride. So i know the odometer works somewhat. Not sure about the mph though. I thought the brakes sucked but after thinking it's been sitting for so long maybe i will flush the system and refill, along with replacing hoses and such. From what little i know. Guy bought and rode and maybe wrecked really within miles. Sat for a long time. Took it to a shop that charged him over $200 to get running again (new battery, checked charging system and cleaned fuel system). Sat again for ever because his wife says she won't let him ride again. Maybe he crashed twice, not sure. I asked him about it and he said i can take it, fix it, and then talk about a price. Or if I can't fix it he would pay me to get rid of it. I honestly think he just wants to see someone use it...LOL. So the question is...how much is it worth and how much should i actually pay the guy knowing i'm very honest and the guy is above me where i work ?
The thing is, what's it worth to you!? Search your heart and give him a fair price. But since you have it in your possession he was probably glad just to get rid of it and get anything for it. Offer him the $200.00 he paid the shop last time. I'd be willing to bet he'd take it. If not, give it back to him and tell him to sell it and give you a fair price for the time you have in it. He'll take the two hundred.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2015 22:08:46 GMT -5 by william42
Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless! What does a man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?
I want to know where he had it sitting--in the garden? Dang!
As for what to offer, I agree with figure what it's worth to you. Then subtract a bit 'cause you're gonna' be putting in work and parts. And while it's a fun thing for you, still doesn't change that you're putting in time and goods to get it back to good running condition.
2005 Canyon Red Piaggio BV200 198cc
2013 Ingot Silver Ford Focus hatchwagon 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder
6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual CDT (whatever all that jargon means)
(gone, but still in my heart) 1992 Seafoam Green Ford Taurus wagon 3.8L V6
I'll probably offer $250-$300. If i was going to turn around and sell it (which i would never do), what would be a starting point? I feel bad because the guy probably paid near full new retail for it way back then, but it's been sitting for over 4years. I have no idea what that price would have been. Over 1K?
Post by maineiac1967 on Jun 23, 2015 17:30:48 GMT -5
I would agre 250-300 is reasonable. You will need new tires and a quality set is going to be 60-100 bucks as it is.
2007 Jonway 150cc YY150T-28 Purchased June 2015 with 6 miles on odo for $500 New AGM battery from Batterysharks New fuel filter with brass screen New Pirelli SL26 tires Running flawlessly after total investment of $525.33!
Just bled the front brakes. Took forever to get the housing off so i could even get to the master cylinder as I had no idea what to do. No biggy once you figure out which screws to remove and which don't need to be. Then i came to my first of three stripped screws. Pretty sad as i bet they came from the factory that way. Or maybe the company that imported it and assembled?
Second screw was on the master cylinder cover. My fault I guess as it was siezed in there. Need to find a replacement. Thank God for reverse easy-outs. Didn't even think that would work but it did.
I'm dissapointed how the throttle feels so lubed that up and also the cable. Stupid me didn't take any picutres so now i can't remember how to reassemble it. Don't know what my problem is but i always jump in without thinking, LOL. Now off to search for a video to make sure i get all that back together correctly. Then off to the store for replacement screws. Hopefully Ace will have stuff.
crappola. I checked the blinkers before putting everything back together and they worked. Now they just stay on and don't blink. Got the left/right correct. What would happen if i mix and matched the green and brown? Wouldn't it still work correctly? Ground is ground and the other goes to the relay? Thought i was done and ready to ride
*I decided to not upgrade the hoses nor paint the exhaust until after I have actually bought it. Also need a new fuel filter and manual petcock. That should wrap it up right?
damn, been in the garage almost the whole day other than small errands.