New purchases this month: Fork bolts, timing chain sprocket, timing chain guide, clutch plates, camshaft.
I am fascinated with the magneto, and how it allows for a self contained engine that produces electricity to power the spark plugs which then powers the magneto and back again. No matter how much tech I learn I still find that idea absolutely amazing.
As you would imagine mine being 50 years old was worn out either by wear and tear or the elements so I had to get it fixed.
The bike came with 1.4′ rims (I think), and 2.50-18, 2.75-18 tires front and rear. They’re toast.
If a rim is that bad the tires can’t be any good either. They’re the ‘Sony’ local brand you can find only at Caloocan and in the provinces I think, preferred by tricycles for their super low price but relative ok durability for hauling stuff around.Continue reading
Yesterday I separated the shiny bits from the donor gas tank. It’s in great shape.Continue reading
Since the last update I’ve sold the Black EX3 to Doc Erwin for 26k + an old S90 engine he bought recently. There’s a lot of feels about my selling that bike but I won’t get into that now, I might write about that when he picks it up this week. I picked up the donor engine and brought it my mechanic Feds. A few days ago he opened up the engine and sent me pics and here they are.
The welding part apparently came off but he said that the welding is at a spot where it’s supposed to keep the main bearing in place. So if you put a bearing there it will just fall off since nothing will stop it. This is bad but he’s not yet sure it might be able to get fixed.
Now here are the pics of the donor engine.Continue reading
I went down to take off the cover for the first time since I parked it. I poked around with a screwdriver and brought my nice camera to take pics. I got some issues.
Primarily I discovered a rectifier when I opened the battery box.Continue reading