Actually I have put over 20,000 on the frame but I switched the engine out 2100 miles ago. I got a Vento Zip R3i clone and I'm getting a 150cc 4 stroke so I need to sell the JMStar to pay for registration fees.
Yeah the stock motor went for around 17,500 before the left crank bearing started to go. It clunked at idle so I removed the engine before it completely failed at around 18,500 and replaced it with a brand new engine from a Tank scooter that was damaged in shipping from Allpro powersports. They had a backlog of work in their service dept. and asked me to work for a couple of days to pay for the engine. I agreed and after 2 days of wrenching they gave me what was left of the scooter and I took it home and stripped it to the frame. That engine is running strong at 2100 now. It has my old stator, clutch and belt cover/kicker on it still. It still has the original coil on it too after nearly 5 years. (Dec) The only bad thing was when I installed the Tank motor the left crank seal was bad. Easy fix and shes running great.
The old motor is on a shelf in my shop and woukld still run if hooked up albeit with a clunk of course. It lasted so long because I changed the oil every 500-600 miles and kept the valves adjusted religiously. I think that it being a JMStar built engine is important too. They have a good rep. for quality.
Most important though is the fact that I NEVER,EVER drove it in the rain. Never.
Post by erictheviking666 on May 4, 2010 0:04:47 GMT -5
Wow, I'm pushing 8,600 miles on mine and I change the oil every 1000kms religiously. I hope I can keep mine going nearly that long. I have ridden in the rain but only if I get caught in a shower, never intentionally.
What is your concern with riding in the rain? I know a lot of Chinese scoots suffer electrical malfunctions when they get wet, but as long as your filter isn't sucking in water what do you think is going to reduce engine life so much? I rode my 2T in pouring rain intentionally and I can't say I had any issues related to the rain. It had a vented CVT cover and an open air filter and no fairings to cover anything really.
I don't know that rain affects the engine, but keeping a scooter dry will definately keep the chrome, frame, and the nuts & bolts shiny. I have managed to get caught in at least one good downpour a year when I rode to work. I check the radar, but it happens I replaced the screws in the Baron with stainless, rust is not a good look.
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