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Browsing Archive: October, 2010

Scooter Repair

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Sunday, October 31, 2010,
Lately I've launched myself into a new hobby. Buying scooters and fixing them for fun. It hasn't been for profit yet as I still have to make repairs permanent on the one and get the second one started. Still it has been a fun way to exercise my mechanical leanings and problem solve ways to get something running.
The first one is a Chinese Lance 50cc scooter that is so European looking even though it's made in Asia. The previous owner had it cease to operate for him one day and he put it in the...
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The Mopeds

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Friday, October 15, 2010,
Somewhere else in web land these mopeds are generating a great deal of interest and enthusiasm. I must admit that I get a great deal of pleasure out of riding the one I've adopted as a partner. I use the black one occasionally and have outfitted it with a milk crate to carry a large quantity of groceries. Unfortunately it's third in line after the scooter and the Kawasaki so it only has about 330 miles on it after a year. 
Still I've heard from other people who've bought one and they love them...
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Some Days You Lose

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Sunday, October 10, 2010,
I just spent the last two days playing around with the scooter and I'm beaten for now. I took off all the plastic panels, pulled all the hoses and lines and opened up the valve cover to get at the cylinder head bolts. After re-torquing the head the oil leak persists. I thought maybe I'd pull the fan shroud until I saw it would practically require removing the engine. A project for next spring. For now I'll just keep dumping oil into it and keep cardboard under it to soak up the spills. At my ...
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End of Season Overview

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Monday, October 4, 2010,
When I get to October and the first cold weather settles in (it's 45 degrees out right now) I have to look at my equipment and see what it needs over the Winter to be ready to rumble when the warmer weather comes. Oh say, about the middle of May. The motorcycle is pretty much set, although it really could use a new set of spark plugs. The scooter, on the other hand, once again requires my attention over the snowy months. 
Sometime during June it started to leak oil. Not just a minor leak, mind...
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Jim Zeiser If you wish to comment my e-mail address is h1500e@hotmail.com. I'd like to hear anything-good or bad-that anyone would like to say. As they said in college, we're all lifelong learners.

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