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Old 11-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:50 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Good deal gettin that scooter going Ride! Don't know what to say about the wiring. The best thing would be to look at wiring schematics of both. The adventurous way would be trial and error.

Not so lucky with my recent purchase. I am slowly turning it into a basket case like Lefty's Duc. Maybe we can have a contest to see who can't get their's running first.
I've got schematics for both switches. The new one (for the Spree 50) is where I'm confused as it only shows 4 wires instead of five. I'll let the electrical genius's at work figure that out.
Tomorrow I'm going to check the valves and see if they're in spec. My fear is that it may need rings. Never done that type of work and would have to hire it done. I'm way below my break even point so that wouldn't break the bank on this project.

The scoot is running so maybe I'm winning? Or does that mean I'm losing the race to being the first to fail???
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:20 PM   #83 (permalink)
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OK dude, its on.....but I need a few more days to get it completely apart.

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I'd say so. Hey if it gets you around town, whats a little smoke hurt? Pretend its one of those two strokes.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:49 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Just spotted this.

Ride that looks like a great little scoot mate, I would be very eager to get it fired up. I like the cool dash, very flash looking!
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I'd say so. Hey if it gets you around town, whats a little smoke hurt? Pretend its one of those two strokes.
Yeah, you could hook up a sound system that plays the exhaust note of an old GP racer like an RG500 Gamma or something. That would be cool.
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Took the logical approach and wired up the new switch. My only real concern were the two green wires on the new and the green green/brown on the old switch so I just randomly connected those wires (figuring they were both grounds) and the switch works. Now I can reinstall it and use the keys! I also got the locks for the seat and glove box with this kit ($16 on ebay, new, two keys). The glovebox lock fit, the seat lock didn't. I can get the seat off without the key so no big deal.
Also adjusted the valves and installed the proper exhaust gasket this morning.
Great to be able to use a key and not pliers to start the scoot.

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You know, for some of us, there is a huge amount of satisfaction in getting a machine running. Any machine. I dig this thread, Ride. Really cool.
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You know, for some of us, there is a huge amount of satisfaction in getting a machine running. Any machine. I dig this thread, Ride. Really cool.
Luckily it didn't take much to get it running. Getting it legal could be another story though. I'm enjoying messing with it and look forward to using it as a commuter. Glad you guys are following along.

Found a rubber air line loose in the chassis this morning, not sure what that's supposed to be attached to. Time to start digging through exploded views in the service manual.
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Good job finding it then diagnosing it then fixing it. Hose might go from engine case to airbox. This has been a fun read and reminds me about a scooter in a barn across from my moms I've been thinking about for years.
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