To repeat what zino18 stated, the shrouds are necessary if you don't want your cylinder walls scored and your piston rings to lose their tension. I bought an almost new Taotao from someone who had someone else install a BBK. The installer apparently thought shrouds were for sissies, and left it off. The engine had no compression, and could not be started, so I got it for a ridiculous price. The cylinder walls had slight scoring, but it must have been enough along with the ring damage and melted lands on the piston, add in the parts that had melted off the piston, and you get the idea. The top ring was so stuck I could not get it out of the groove. As I remember, the bottom surface of the cylinder had had to be flattened to seal properly. I went through 3-4 sheets of sandpaper(move the head on a very flat surface, and you can do it at home) to get the head surface flat so it would seal. I ended up ordering a full set of shroud plastics and it all worked out, but it proved their need to my mind. tom
Last Edit: Dec 16, 2019 9:04:54 GMT -5 by GrumpyUnk
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Thanks for the info, I had not removed the cover yet so I didn't consider that the fins would be much smaller than on most air cooled bikes. I had figured the cover was because of all the body work would block the normal airflow.
I should have the BBK just after xmass, so hopefully will have time to install.
I have another scooter based project I'm also working on:
Senna1Rossi: Thanks renagade281!
May 23, 2016 14:59:12 GMT -5
Fox: I don't really know how to say this but straight. I am Dave's Girlfriend Kellilee and bluntly and VERY SADLY he passed away early Tuesday morning. I know he would want ya all to know this. Thank You Brent for befriending my love he was very happy on here!
Jun 18, 2016 16:26:04 GMT -5
Fox: www.gofundme.com/29mgf6b8 I hope it is ok to pass on his gofundme page link. If not you will un-post it I'm sure. Thanks again all!!
Jun 18, 2016 16:31:18 GMT -5