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Old 08-14-2013, 11:17 PM
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Cleaned the entire bike, then painted the head and a stripe on the tank with rattlecan red.

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Old 08-15-2013, 05:34 AM
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I replaced the original guts of my bullet light with parts from a newer style LED light. The LED light's control/switch didn't work, but it was a donor for the LED cluster and the battery holder. The old bullet I found in a bin'o'stuff at a bike repair shop for around $3.00. Unfortunately the plastic internal parts were very brittle to begin with, and there was a lot of corrosion on the old 'spring' contacts for the batteries. The power loss on the old bullet was ridiculous. Two new 'C' cells giving 3.37v combined, and less than 2.0v were making it to the bulb. The light looked good but didn't do much more than that.

So, to widen the hole for the lamp holder in the reflector I used the dremel with a sanding drum and widened the hole a little at a time until the LED cluster would just barely slide into it. The LED cluster is epoxied in place with JB Weld.

The original switch on this old bullet was salvageable, I drilled a small hole in the tab on the off-side of the contact to solder the pos/+ lead to from the battery box. I spliced on to the old wire and connector and ran that in to the LED Unit, then neg/- to neg/- on the battery box. Soldered and heat-shrinked every connection. There's no loss now, 6.56v at both the batteries and the cluster. I wrapped the 'AAA' battery pack in some foam and packed it into the housing. When the front is closed and latched, everything is nice and firm.

The difference in brightness is staggering, can't wait to see what it's like on the road at night.
Brilliant idea I'm keeping this one in mind I have a very similar light "the newer bullet style that is and its doing the same thing you described. I can imagine how much brighter it is with all that extra reflective surface surrounding it !! In the bullet light it had what ...zero reflective surrounding area?

Whats top speed on this beast? Also whats your sp[ecial premix? That motor looks clean clean clean !!

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:45 AM
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Nothing. waiting on parts to rebuild the top end after a very successful experiment.
(wrist pin retaining clip failed, and took out the piston and cylinder.)

is there a better clip than the originals?
haven't seen a problem with these unless someone didn't get it in all the way - maybe the bearing failed first and pushed it out?
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:22 PM
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Well, the exhaust isn't quite complete --- yet. Gonna have to get a new exhaust gasket (3 or 4 probably), and a clamp to replace the wire support at the rear. I did MAPP gas the welds -- ran it about 30 minutes and all seems OK, so far. It was quite a bit louder than I was expecting, so I'll try some steel wool in the muffler.

Maybe because it's now louder, but the motor seems to have 'woken up'! It pulls harder on acceleration and feels more 'comfortable' at cruising speeds. I guess that time will tell how it'll hold up. For now, though, I'm satisfied with the results.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:35 PM
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I changed out the spark plug/CDI cord











this configuration has been great, I havent had any issues with heat at all. It does what it doe, and conducts electricity.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:01 PM
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Well, the exhaust isn't quite complete --- yet. Gonna have to get a new exhaust gasket (3 or 4 probably), and a clamp to replace the wire support at the rear. I did MAPP gas the welds -- ran it about 30 minutes and all seems OK, so far. It was quite a bit louder than I was expecting, so I'll try some steel wool in the muffler.

Maybe because it's now louder, but the motor seems to have 'woken up'! It pulls harder on acceleration and feels more 'comfortable' at cruising speeds. I guess that time will tell how it'll hold up. For now, though, I'm satisfied with the results.
Looks good, looks good. I'd watch the exhaust on the rack though, plastic + hot exhaust = melted rack. lol

I'd love to do something like that for my exhaust, but I don't wanna cut up my existing pipe. lol
You got a pocket bike muffler on it? I bet it sounds bossly.
What nuts do you have? I bought some according to the little screw-in chart thing at Lowes and they don't fit and they aren't as big as yours....I wanna get rid of the acorn nuts.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:26 PM
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Most of tjese engines use 8 x 1.25 studs and nuts for thr head, I've found that they are easy to get a hold of at most hardware stores and tractor supply.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:06 PM
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Most of tjese engines use 8 x 1.25 studs and nuts for thr head, I've found that they are easy to get a hold of at most hardware stores and tractor supply.
I had got M8-1.00 fine pitch nuts and they literally didn't fit. They wouldn't screw on. Maybe they should be coarse pitch?

Oh yeah, newly re-installed clutch cover:


Makes the bike a fair bit quieter. Notice my spiffy hex head bolts?
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:23 PM
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new cylinder, new rings, old piston, new retainer clips.
its running again.
Now all i have to do is fix the loose nut behind the wheel.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:30 PM
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haven't seen a problem with these unless someone didn't get it in all the way - maybe the bearing failed first and pushed it out?
they were in. I double check things like that. The new ones seem to be better quality spring steel than the originals.
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