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by zadman2012
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Builder's workshop
Topic: An Open Letter to Would-Be Builders
Replies: 7
Views: 8097

Re: An Open Letter to Would-Be Builders

Truth is spoken here. I still am a noob. Fortunately, a slightly older noob, with all new problems... but I can see the need for time in all good things. Excellent post, and I especially liked these words at the end: If at first you don't succeed Rome wasn't built in a day when the tough get going f...
by zadman2012
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sad day in scooter land
Replies: 14
Views: 1183

Re: sad day in scooter land

I add my sympathies. a sick scooter is a hard thing to cope with. mine was pure joy for the fist month... now, it is sitting for the 3rd month now, waiting for a devine intervention. Talk to bear directly. He is the guru here, imho.
by zadman2012
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Thanks to Bear!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: Thanks to Bear!!!

2stroke engines love Bear. He speaks their
language.
by zadman2012
Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Is the dio/oko kit for Aero80 from Taz still available?
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Is the dio/oko kit for Aero80 from Taz still available?

will do. I am planning on contacting Taz when I have around $200
unspoken for. I also am trying to pay off a truck and move soon and my
carbine project as well. Sometime in this next 2 months hopefully.
by zadman2012
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Is the dio/oko kit for Aero80 from Taz still available?
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Is the dio/oko kit for Aero80 from Taz still available?

Bear is looking at my stock carb which I'll want as a fallback if I have issues later, and will use until finances permit buying such a kit or the parts by myself. The title says it all really. Is this "kit" I see spoken of still available? As of February it was posted as costing @$140 with new thro...
by zadman2012
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Scooter Showcase
Topic: .....it's a flamin' Aero....
Replies: 177
Views: 48655

Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

ah, a 125. very nice. Someday I shall have one too. Just an Aero80 right now
and it's laid up waiting on a carb issue fix. :nervous:
by zadman2012
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Roller weights: grease or no grease?
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Roller weights: grease or no grease?

I have read much and the concensus is varied. Double-checking that what I see is still true: 1)about half of you run dry roller weights 2)about 1/4 run a sheen of light grease on the ramp plate like the manual says to do 3)the remainder grease the **** out of everything but the pulleys like Honda l...
by zadman2012
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Picture of kick start gears
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Picture of kick start gears

Anyone have a picture of the correct relationship of the kick start gears. I get them to work a few kicks and then the pedal just spin drops (gear teeth disengage) I know I'm only off by a little. A picture of the correct alignment would be very helpful. BTW, this is a 1983 Urban Express (Nu50) I w...
by zadman2012
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 1984 aero starting question
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: 1984 aero starting question

so im going to post this tip for you and everyone is going to tell me im stupid but it works for my 84. 1. turn the kill switch to run but have the ignition key in the off position. kick the bike over two times, then turn the key to the "on" position and kick it over. should start right up. glad to...
by zadman2012
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Roller weights: grease or no grease?
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Roller weights: grease or no grease?

I have read much and the concensus is varied. Double-checking that what I see is still true: 1)about half of you run dry roller weights 2)about 1/4 run a sheen of light grease on the ramp plate like the manual says to do 3)the remainder grease the **** out of everything but the pulleys like Honda li...
by zadman2012
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Urbane express lacks power, shuts down
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Urbane express lacks power, shuts down

!983 urbane express in neglected shape, but purchased by friend anyway. The problem is getting it started and to continue running. I checked compression with the Pep Boys cheap kit and got only 75 lbs. using kick starter. Don't know if this is accurate. Another thing was finding oily, greasy sludge...
by zadman2012
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member section?
Replies: 56
Views: 3388

Re: New member section?

aha. yes, once again I cross up data from 80 and 125. thanks again.
by zadman2012
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member section?
Replies: 56
Views: 3388

Re: New member section?

that's the wierd thing. replacement rollers are listed as 16, but honda direct lists them at 21. I am confused myself, as I had seen the info of 16 gram before. I have the same ones listed and am tempted to weigh them myself. I am at a loss to what else to do. I am carbless as of tonight. I have a c...
by zadman2012
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member section?
Replies: 56
Views: 3388

Re: New member section?

pulling together an idea that might end up doing what I need without getting too wild. bear mentioned this: The '83 and '84 Aero 80 came with an 88 main jet, which was EPA lean. A 90 main jet cures this. You can replace the stock reeds with some Boyesen dual stage reeds #740. They will improve the o...
by zadman2012
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member section?
Replies: 56
Views: 3388

Re: New member section?

sliders not rollers? I see much conflict as to which to use. Thanks for the input.