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Postby Areomyst » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:02 pm

I spent the better part of the day taking the very rare luxury of working on my scooter.

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So, the body panels have been kicking around for a while. My Ignitech programmable CDI has been in the toolbox for a long time also. My goal today, was to fix up my wiring harness for the new CDI, and at least get the CDI plugged in.

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I got the wiring for the Ignitech sorted, but it sure was ugly. I had originally slapped this wiring harness together trying to get ready for TNG 2012. It was quick, dirty, and it has served me well over the past year.

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Cleaned up a bit.

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I was pretty disapointed with myself when I chipped the paint when drilling the holes for the switches. Oh well... I might make up a little plate to go there eventually.

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The seat looks kind of deflated huh? I ended up taking the foam out of it. I will re-do the seat at some point - I like the seating position that I get with the foam out, but I'd like it to look half way decent as well. :)

I hope to find time to begin tuning the ignition soon. We'll see!

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Postby scootertrog » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:49 pm

It's pretty hard to make paint stay on that floor panel, it's a different kind of plastic than the other body panels. I was wondering what the heck was going on with your seat. :lol:

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Postby DanielO. » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:45 am

wow! looks awesome man... did you get it to fire up with the ignitech? making a plate to cover up that paint chip should be no sweat..

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Postby Areomyst » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:57 am

Thanks guys.

No, I didn't get spark yet. I'm pretty sure I have to get into the software and program what input 1 does (kill switch) because it can do many things. Apparently, it even has a launch control function should I choose to set it up. The inputs can be used for switching maps on the fly, killing engine, setting a rev limit, etc etc. I'm excited to start using this thing.

I hope I can steal some time this week to mess with it. :)

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Postby 2strokd » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:43 pm

Looks like a whole new scoot man! Great work!

Ide say a small diamond plate or something would look cool and cover that booboo. They even sell plastic stuff with an adhesive backing i think?
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Postby Areomyst » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:49 pm

2strokd wrote:Looks like a whole new scoot man! Great work!

Ide say a small diamond plate or something would look cool and cover that booboo. They even sell plastic stuff with an adhesive backing i think?


Thanks Robert. Yeah, I'm sure there's lots of different easy ways to fix my little mistake. I'll toy around with it after I get it up and running strong though. :)

I also want to cover up that big hole where the light goes, and the small signal things also. I haven't yet decided how I'm going to handle it. I could just put the headlight back in, but it's too much of a waste of weight - I already sacrificed a good bit of style for some weight anyway by adding the back panels and such. I want the added aerodynamics though.
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Postby 2strokd » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:58 pm

Some weight for more aero is a good trade IMO. Im sure you will fill the headlight hole with something light and creative ;)
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Postby waxhead » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:16 pm

Good choice on the ignitech ignition. Please post up the curve you plan on using.
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Postby Areomyst » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:14 pm

Well, I got it fired up tonight after working on client's SYM Jet Euro...

To start, I used a map from a PVL ignition, I will have to post details later as I'm retiring for the night, but I'm pleased to hear my engine run tonight - even if it ran at quite a high idle. :)

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Postby Areomyst » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:52 pm

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Before and during the programming of my ignition. I was unable to finish that night, or I would have gotten better overrev out of this thing...

I have seen 15 HP out of this setup before, and power was down from that, clearly. I was working on the map when I had to stop... As I was working on the ignition map, a broken reed halted progress. I suspect that the reed was failing and causing a drop in power. The crankshaft bearings were worn as well...

I replaced the reed petals, and crankshaft bearings late last week, but didn't take good time to document the progress. I took a few photos though. I also ported my reed block in hopes of a bit more power.

I was hoping to build a new engine up (have a few parts) but won't be able to get them in before TNG. I hope to find the time to get the new parts installed shortly after that.

I counted today, I have 25 scooters in the shop. I think this is a new record for October! Busy busy...

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One of the maps I tried.

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The reed petal that stopped my fun.

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Some porting on the reed block. I hope it makes a noticeable difference. If it does, I may go back and do up one of my spare blocks a little bit nicer.


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Postby Areomyst » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:00 pm

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Engine out.

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Engine apart, getting new crankshaft bearings.

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Truing crankshaft. Got it within .003"... Still well within factory spec, but I would have liked .0015". Didn't have all the time in the world to work with it though.

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Heating the crankcase half on a hot plate in order to expand the metal enough to easily install the bearing. Yeah, my cases are dirty and unprofessional. Sorry. I was just trying to get the job finished that night. :)

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And on to the leak down pressure test! I found a leak at the oil pump. The pump is disabled, but I haven't taken time to make a proper block-off yet. I replaced the vacuum caps, and all was well. I also had to add a little sealant on my inlet manifold.

Cheers!

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Postby Enviromoto » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:31 am

Updates 8)

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Postby Areomyst » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:30 am

It's in the corner of the storage trailer, waiting for me. :P I'm going to work on it tonight, get it fired back up, and then do some dyno tuning tomorrow and perhaps Wednesday.

I'll post up some more when I get the chance to do more work. It's really down to the wire this time around! I'm a bit behind at work, so I spend a lot of time trying to catch up, and not enough time on my sprinter. :)

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Postby Areomyst » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:07 pm

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When 190mech made the exhaust for me, I just bought the cheapest silencer I could find to go on it. It was a blue color, and I've always disliked it on my scooter, because it didn't match anything. I removed the blue, and polished up the silencer a bit. It's far from perfect, but I like it a lot better. I also cleaned the rust off of the exhaust. I'm ashamed that I let it get that bad!

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Too many wires... I'm hooking up the AIM e-box for the Mychron 4 data logger.

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Here is the speed sensor mounting. I wanted to put it on the front wheel, but it was a little easier to put it on the rear for now.

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It runs!

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It runs, into the dyno that is... :( Damnit, didn't even race it with the fresh rebuild and I got a big scratch on my new paint. Oh well.

So, I have one more day to do any prep work to this before Twist and Gone...

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Postby DanielO. » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:03 am

:lol: don't let that thing get away from you now!... sorry you scratched your paint though...


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