My Return to the 49cc World-- lots of ?'s Dec 19, 2011 15:08:56 GMT -5
Post by lauriejennifer on Dec 19, 2011 15:08:56 GMT -5
^^That's the walkaround of my new scoot. I've wanted one of these things since I first got bit by the motorcycle bug a few years ago. I picked this one up as a project bike that has been neglected and abused. It needs some TLC, but it does run... kind of. I managed to kick start it successfully only a couple of times and ride it up and down the block. Brakes are useless on it, haha!
Anyway, info is hard to find on these machines. I had a generic Chinese scooter once before and I remember how difficult it was to find help or parts. I will be lurking around here and making excessive use of the search function. I figured it would be good idea to find a corner of the internet where a bunch of like-minded scoot enthusiasts had gathered. Power in numbers.
My two biggest questions/concerns right now are with how to adjust the idle on this carb (can't find an idle screw anywhere), and with the shift/clutch assembly. I have the semi-auto version of this bike, but it's my understanding that there is a fully manual version. I want. I want it in a bad way. I have scoured the internet, but cannot find any info on parts swapping, converting, etc.
Well, this is my big intro to the forum and I haven't even told you anything about myself! LOL My daily rider (and only vehicle, before I picked up this scooter on Sunday) is a 2009 KLX250sf... or, was. Now it's a 351 and has a whole bunch of mods. The only things left stock are the header pipe, camshafts, and bottom end. I didn't just rejet the carb-- I swapped it for a flat slide. I love this bike. I've had it about a year and a half and I've put 28,000 miles on it. I have several riding videos up on my YouTube channel, if you want to see my [other] pride and joy.
The plan for this scooter is to swap out the handlebars for some makeshift clubman bars, add some bar-end mirrors, aftermarket turn signals, completely derestrict it (exhaust? carb? I guess that's another big question I have-- where are the restrictions on the badbox cx?), and possibly swap out the semi-auto clutch for full manual.
This thing has been wrecked. Bars are bent, all turn signals broken, tank dented (but rust free, inside and out!), battery dead, shift lever assembly sketchy as hell, brakes useless.
It's gonna be so much fun to bring this thing back to life! I'll keep you guys posted and be lurking like crazy. Any leads on parts/mods would be most greatly appreciated.