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Old 07-23-2013, 04:17 AM   #31
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So my Ace arrived today, i've spent the last couple of hours assembling it. Still need to charge the battery, buy some oil for it and bleed the brake.

Found this last night: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/150891831...84.m1438.l2649

$90 for 20% increase in displacement? Made for CG125 clones.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:40 AM   #32
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So my Ace arrived today, i've spent the last couple of hours assembling it. Still need to charge the battery, buy some oil for it and bleed the brake.

Found this last night: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/150891831...84.m1438.l2649

$90 for 20% increase in displacement? Made for CG125 clones.
I'd make extra certain it's for the short stroke Loncin, as there are CG125 clone engines with much longer stroke and quite possibly different wrist-pin diameters.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:18 PM   #33
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I'd make extra certain it's for the short stroke Loncin, as there are CG125 clone engines with much longer stroke and quite possibly different wrist-pin diameters.
I've been searching around for the different CG125 clones, more specifically the 156FMI engine that is quotes on the ebay ad, and all the variants i could find have the same bore x stroke of 56.5 x 49.5.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #34
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TR,

Maybe this will help.

http://tboltusa.com/store/lifan-125cc-enginebrsale-price-p-1811.html

Looks to be 54 x 54 bore/stroke

Plus it may be a good deal @ ~$300 usd shipping included (in the US).

Good Luck.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:30 PM   #35
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So my Ace arrived today, i've spent the last couple of hours assembling it. Still need to charge the battery, buy some oil for it and bleed the brake.

Found this last night: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/150891831...84.m1438.l2649

$90 for 20% increase in displacement? Made for CG125 clones.
Great news your bike has arrived. Was it damaged in transit ? All the ones that came south had various fork lift tines through the boxes.

The battery does not need charging. Just tip the acid into the battery. Prick a small hole in the top of the plastic container to make the acid flow a lot faster. Pull the brake pads out and give them a sand and clean up. Else you will not have any brakes. Seriously.

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TR,

Maybe this will help.

http://tboltusa.com/store/lifan-125cc-enginebrsale-price-p-1811.html

Looks to be 54 x 54 bore/stroke

Plus it may be a good deal @ ~$300 usd shipping included (in the US).

Good Luck.
CG engines are upright and pit bikes are laid forward..

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I'd make extra certain it's for the short stroke Loncin, as there are CG125 clone engines with much longer stroke and quite possibly different wrist-pin diameters.
I reckon you maybe right. I would not be surprised if there many different details between the clones. Might try asking on the Skyteam Ace face book page.

The update from me.

I rode the ACE to work and back today. WOW what a difference between a stocker and my one. I am still using stock gearing. Easily cruises on the 80- 90 kph (50- 55 mph). Others say the top speed is 110- 120 kph ( 70- 75 mph) with the mods I have. Not sure I want go that fast on some thing so tiny. Flys up long hills. Still dies on really steep hills.

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Old 07-24-2013, 03:50 AM   #36
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The battery does not need charging. Just tip the acid into the battery.
Yes I discovered this when I put it on the charger and it wasn't flat. I've never had to fill a battery before, so I had no idea.

Fortunately my Ace arrived relatively unscathed. The chrome sleeve on the right shock has a few small dents in it. I can't see how this would have happened in transit, and suspect it was dented from the start. I don't care though as the shocks will be replaced.

Good to hear that it doesn't take much to get the Ace moving a bit quicker. I have followed your lead and purchased some parts from OORacing. Did you happen to ride it before and after installing the CDI? I'm curious to know what sort of difference it makes.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #37
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Took mine out for a nice ride today. Weather in the UK been very hot and sunny lately but today the south coast was covered in Sea-mist. Had no problem finding a suitable ground anchor to secure my ace. No W**ker was going to take it for sure!
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:07 PM   #38
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Yes I discovered this when I put it on the charger and it wasn't flat. I've never had to fill a battery before, so I had no idea.

Fortunately my Ace arrived relatively unscathed. The chrome sleeve on the right shock has a few small dents in it. I can't see how this would have happened in transit, and suspect it was dented from the start. I don't care though as the shocks will be replaced.

Good to hear that it doesn't take much to get the Ace moving a bit quicker. I have followed your lead and purchased some parts from OORacing. Did you happen to ride it before and after installing the CDI? I'm curious to know what sort of difference it makes.
A couple of my mates have dinged rear shocks. You can turn them around and face the dints inwards. As for the CDI i can not tell any real difference. I think all it does is increase your red line.

Herb. What a cracker of a summer you guys are having. Some of my friends are over your way riding their bikes across Europe for 3 - 6 months. I was umming and arring about going this year as well. I missed out on a UK heat wave.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #39
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Saturday morning in the garage and some new bits fitted. Some EBC sintered front brake pads. +1 front sprocket. Piggy back shocks.

Found the 2 bolts that hold the front sprocket on not much more than finger tight. Some loctite 263 will fix that.

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Removed the kickstarter?
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:16 AM   #41
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Removed the kickstarter?
The kick starter just kept getting in the way and hitting the inside of my knee. If the battery goes flat. They are easy too roll start in 2nd. Mine has the worst front brake of the three in being spongy. Did hit 100 kph (65 mph) a couple times today.

Had a bit of a gathering this afternoon to compare bikes and the different mods we have done.



Andrews with gold shocks and megaphone. Andrew is going wrap his header pipe.



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Old 07-27-2013, 02:24 AM   #42
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I like the Ace Racer stickers, did he make those? Also, what is the knob on the tank strap of the same bike?
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:43 AM   #43
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I like the Ace Racer stickers, did he make those? Also, what is the knob on the tank strap of the same bike?
The knob does not do anything. It just has settings 1,2,3 & full. Rod made the stickers up on his computer an had a sign writer print them up.

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #44
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The owners manual suggests to check and adjust the valve clearance at 100 km. A quick and easy job. Glad I did as there was no clearance that I could see.

The bike idles and runs better with some clearance, funny that.

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Old 08-04-2013, 12:03 AM   #45
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They have these out now (under a different name) with a GB250 clone in them. I'll be saving my pennies for one of them if they ever get approved for use in Australia.

Failing that, I'll put a worked Aprilia rs125 engine in it, and take it track daying

Or go all out and buy a wrecked rs250 and update my will.
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