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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by RedArrow, Nov 14, 2013.
Hi Jim, for the scooter model - we have some ideas brewing!
I googled 1:148 motorcycle and got references to www.themodelcentre.com and www.nscalevehicles.org. No scooters, just motorcycles.
Look at this! It may be something you can use.
Wentwest ~ Those little scooter & rider trinkets are kyoot. I like them but have no idea what to do with them since I do not have a Train set. But Jim this might be just what you need?
Good morning all,
Happy to report we are off to San Francisco to fetch the 1962 Fuji Rabbit 150 Touring scooter 2nd week in May!
We are very excited. We looked at the Owners Manual online this morning to look at the parts fiche. Very interesting machine, 12 volts, electric start, 2 stroke, 4 speed 135cc...good enough!
Here is a non-actual picture:
Really neat little scooter. 62 is the year I graduated High School in Melbourne, Fla. Everything was neat then but of course I didn't realize it at the time. We had a Cushman dealer in town and someone had a Mustang. That was the fast one.
I finished high school in 63. Sure, there were really interesting vehicles then, but I had no money at all. A $5 1946 Cushman was all I could afford, and it was a terrible dog, slow and clumsy and just no fun at all. I did get a 1956 or 58 Jawa 250cc bike, but it never ran. If I knew then what I know now, it would have been flying down the street, but I knew next to nothing. The start of an education.
A friend convinced his father to buy him a 65 Tempest 2 door sedan, very practical, stick shift, no fancy options except it had the initials GTO on the grille. His Dad thought that meant "Get This One", I guess. We had some fun with that beast.
Happy Valentines Day to all and your scooters!
Well winter has returned a little change of plans, here is to sunny days ahead!
Aero paint by number.
Not discussing Heinkels ? Check this out: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/557672366341060613/
No - the N Scale is 1-148 , it was not a typo and that's why it is so difficult to find a model scooter.
Wentwest, Thanks for the model scooters link, they look like Vespa's, I'd have to find a scenario to place one, it wouldn't look right on HOGWARTS ADVENTURE - that's the name of the new layout, it's almost finished now, after a lot of scenic work I cleaned the track and put trains on it again - would you believe One pesky train keeps on de-railing it's coaches .... just done a bit of major surgery replacing a section of track to improve things, some of the locos run all round the track ok but a couple are giving trouble by de-railing.
The Rabbit is a cute little scooter to add to your collection Red . Is it a runner or needing some restoration ? I was looking for articles for my new to me '68 Honda CT90 I picked up a couple months ago and this thread caught my attention . My bike is a non runner but 99% complete so should be pretty easy to get in roadworthy shape . I've been a mechanic all my life so that's a bonus in getting her up and going . It needs a good cleanup , a front tire , battery , a tail light and some TLC . The usual for a 50 year old machine . I'm located on the other end of Arizona up near Kingman in the high desert .
Hi clunkerbob ~ Welcome to the Honda Aero Thread, you are lucky to have the CT 90, as you know my Trail 110 has been a handful.
Although I did learn a lot by working on her. The only thing I never got right was why with such great compression and the ability to shift normally why will she not kick start? ( I have not taken the clutch cover off and examined the clutch plates etc...) At this point she runs really well and it is hard to bring her inside to tear into the clutch. Do you have any ideas what else it could be?
I guess you already know about DRATV for parts.
Lets see a picture of your Trail!
PS ~ We like Kingman
Good Morning all,
As for the Rabbit I was told she was running about 7 years ago, then stored in a garage in San Francisco. I'm not sure what to expect. But my friends who are giving it to us are scooter Vespa people. It is a very generous gift.
Summer will be like this!
I just had the strangest thing happen on my 87 Elite 150. The thing would jerk and jump really hard as it was starting to move. Hard enough to wrench my neck, and it could feel very unstable for a moment. Clearly, it was a clutch issue. So I took it apart enough to see the clutch pads and the drum, and sure enough there were grease marks on the pads. Cleaned everything up easily with brake parts cleaner on a rag, put it together and it's all smooth and easy again. So where did the grease come from? I have no idea. It was dry in there, no signs of any leakage or oil anywhere.
If this happened to me I would check the air intake on the transmission chamber. Perhaps something got sucked into it. Do you have grease on the variator weights?
The price is certainly right on the Rabbit , free is always good :) Do you know why they parked it ? If it ran 7 years ago and they didnt seize or blow it up you can get her running again with not too much effort . I'd start with fresh fuel , clean the carb , check for spark etc .... you may need a battery just to start it depending in what type of ignition system it has . There is always tires , trans etc but you will know after you get it what shape its in and a lot depends a lot on how it was stored . These old things can be a Pandora's box but it will be an interesting project , personally I enjoy bringing these old vehicles back to life .
As for the Honda , you are saying it runs fine but the kickstart slips ? Does it do it when hot , cold , intermittently ? It sounds like the clutch is starting to go south on you and from what I've read the clutch can work OK when its running but slip when trying to start it as the fiber discs start to wear thin . I'm sure you already tried to adjust it ... I think there is only one on the side of the engine case but I'll double check on it . One more thing , is the oil clean and you didnt put any additives or synthetic oil in it by any chance ? Wet clutches can be fussy sometimes , Honda recommends straight 10-40 . Worse comes to worse a clutch it isnt expensive or difficult to change out , you will need a couple special tools but they are cheap or maybe someone has them locally that you can borrow ... Dratv has them ... a socket for the clutch hub nut and possibly a tool to hold the hub when undoing it .
One more thing I forgot , I think Dratv has complete rebuilt clutch drums if you dont want to mess with it but its really not hard to do it yourself , also if you have it apart to do the clutch be sure and clean out the little screen behind the clutch side cover gasket ... that's the engine "oil filter" .
Probably mentioned it before, but there was a Rabbit carcass in front of my friends place in NZ. It was long, long gone. But that happens when you leave something sitting in a seaport town.
Hi clunkerbob ~ My friends who are giving us the Rabbit use to have two Rabbits, they sold one, and then they both had Vespas which they ride most of the time. Then their garage became their wine cellar, and slowly but surely the Rabbit became buried. Now they need more space. Yes, we will have to do all those things, it will be interesting if it starts. We are very excited!
As for Trail, thank you for explaining what is going to happen, or is happening. Tearing into the clutch is something scootrboi and I thought of doing this winter, but as soon as I got her outside and had fun riding her, I thought maybe not yet. I just had to make sure there was a hill everytime I stopped so I could roll start. Now I think I should do this job. I did adjust the clutch and it seemed to kick for awhile but slowly regressed. Thank you for telling me about the oil screen.
Here is a nice picture of Trail
Hi bmwloco ~ That is going to be the biggest challenge is to find Fuji parts, we might need to learn how to modify parts. Being old and clunky like the Heinkle this idea of making parts just might work, I see scootrboi doing it all the time.