Hoot rebuild testers!

tyrslider

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I am aware that most don't think the hoot is worth er.. well.. a hoot. But I think that there are a lot of people sort of stuck w/ them unless they want to junk their kit and start over.

I don't anticipate buying any more hoot kits unless they prove to be reliable w/ my rebuild. I honestly have no idea how many people have these gb's.

I rebuilt mine and it is now very quiet and I'm going to ride it and check it to see how it is doing regularly.

So if anyone is interested, I will rebuild for free (you pay shipping) 4 hoots for the 1st 4 people who repond. This way I can get a better idea if reworking the clearances will make enough difference.

Also if anyone has working hoots that they don't want I will pay shipping to get them. I would like to try heat treating the gears and testing that as well.

PM me or reply to this thread, Thanks! The bike pic'd has a hoot just in case you don't know if yours is one.
 

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eDJ

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I've wondered about the Hoot's, heard them talked about here. It's my first time to take
and up close look.

I took the photo TS posted and went in close on it to examine it.

Here it is for others benefit.
 

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tyrslider

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So I heat treated the 1st set of gears tonight! Seems to have worked. I held them red hot for 2 hrs, packed in charcoal and bone meal, and quenched them in h2o. They have a nice ring to 'em. I'll temper them tomorrow and get it back together later this week or so. So we will see!
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tyrslider

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So, Hoot's back together! It's quiet and road worthy. I road it 10 miles today w/o incident.
I'll check in on it regularly for wear, but shimming and hardening have definately helped!
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tyrslider

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I'm sorry to say that I've been so busy that I've forgotten to update this post. I not only had very little interest in this expirement I learned all I need to know about the Hoot.

Like the Aussies kept trying to tell me, it is garbage (cactus), and it is not worth a hoot!

Thanks IrishJohn and Fetor.

But I'm glad I played w/ them a bit 'cause I learned some things about the Honda and the "Washing Machine" motors and their current drive systems that I might otherwise not have.

Check out our new transmission prototype in the Swap and Shop http://motorbicycling.com/f23/firebelly-4-stroke-hard-box-transmission-7086.html
 

Dan

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Right,

Should say I am hearing good things about the new ones.

Way off topic but found a thing you sent way back. Gonna be cool for the Rube Goldberg build thing Joe.
 

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I give away so much crap, I forget about most of it! ;)

In fact, know anyone who needs a couple of Lionel Train transformers? all I ask is shipping cost.....oh, maybe this should go to the swap and shop!
 

Dan

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Lead sheet, light and some odds and ends. Really gonna come in handy for what I have in mind and thank you again!


Ha, could we go further off topic? Some one will yell at me. You being "GodFather" will get a pass. lol