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Old 02-22-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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My Scooter Stable

Hello -

I am new to ADVR. I thought I'd share my scooters with you all.

My '87 Elite 250
17,500 miles (engine swapped 1,000 miles ago for an engine with 6,000 miles)
I got it last August. It is my daily driver.



Here is my current project - an '87 Elite 150. I am going Skelly with it, much like Jedi's.

Here is how it looked with I got it off Craigslist:



Here is where I am now:



I am having an issue with the rear brake cam. It is stuck open.



I'll be updating as I work on it.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:20 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Crazy House.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:28 AM   #3
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Wow I'm loving that Elite!! Seriously thinking of doing something similar to my CT, especially with the ammo cans. Very nice!!!
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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Any suggestions for loosening the brake cam?
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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Spray with some penetrating oil and let it soak for a day or so.

If that doesn't work, try some heat - a heat gun on high or a propane torch. Just be careful not to melt anything or yourself!
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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I really like the paint job on your 250. Did you paint it yourself? Looks like kind of a light olive drab.

Any more pics?
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #7
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Any suggestions for loosening the brake cam?
We've always had good luck with PB Blaster, but that close to the brake pads themselves...

I've never tried it with that but for stuck pistons we usually dribble a bit of Marvel's Mystery Oil and let it soak in for a day or two, then try to break it loose with a rubber mallet. Doubtless you've tried this method a time or two already though, good luck!
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:19 PM   #8
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I ended up getting it off. I let it soak for a couple of days, then threw a crescent wrench on it and smacked it with a baseball bat.

Winning!


I've got some stuff in the works and should be updating in a few days.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #9
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marvel mystery oil and try tapping it too loosen parts through vibration and racking any "rust welds".
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #10
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I ended up getting it off. I let it soak for a couple of days, then threw a crescent wrench on it and smacked it with a baseball bat.

Winning!


I've got some stuff in the works and should be updating in a few days.
That's the way!

I suggest a light coating of anti-sieze on the shaft when reassembling.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:13 PM   #11
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Haven't updated in a while.

Decided to complete strip down the 150 and get to work. This week should be full of updates.





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Old 06-14-2011, 01:22 PM   #12
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Very nice! Keep it comin!
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:30 PM   #13
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Cool, but I'm wondering how your going to fit the lawn chair on the scoot.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:40 PM   #14
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Cool, but I'm wondering how your going to fit the lawn chair on the scoot.
Well, he's GOTTA have a seat! Hose clamps work wonders.

Watch the corners on those ammo cans, they can have sharp edges. I'd hate to hear of you having to sing in the the soprano section after using too much brake. OUCH! Love the 2-fiddy and the other motor is looking awesome.

That motor looks sweet!

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #15
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Wicked! The engine looks NIIICE!!! I wish I had Painted mine, but on the other hand, There wouldn't really be a point since I'm gonna be putting all the panels back on... I think the fact you went out of your way to paint it will pay off in the long run. every time I see a Naked elite 150 i can't help but wonder what it would be like with the engine painted... Now I know!!
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