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pr_capone
04-28-2009, 08:44 PM
Since I will only be working 2 weeks this summer... I'm gonna have some free time on my hands. Figured that it would be a great opportunity to get into a project and learn by doing (along with some help from some very knowledgeable friends).

I purchased this scoot from a buddy of mine and will be putting in some hours over the summer to get this thing up and running.

the tank is fucking hideous

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2725/77/36/1392158164/n1392158164_30357033_7523983.jpg

looks like a drunk 4 year old wired this thing

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2725/77/36/1392158164/n1392158164_30357064_7454159.jpg

got all the wires snipped off. going to go buy new wiring at some point and get to re-wiring the thing

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2725/77/36/1392158164/n1392158164_30357067_7764091.jpg

Scorp
04-28-2009, 08:48 PM
Take it from a certified Harley Davidson Technician....................Stop now.

Find a Harley project.

Cannibal
04-28-2009, 08:51 PM
Here's a project for you. Come to my home and replace about 200 feet of privacy fence, tear down my single car garage and build me a 2 car garage and build me a new patio. :D

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 08:53 PM
Take it from a certified Harley Davidson Technician....................Stop now.

Find a Harley project.

Can you elaborate?

The XS650 is one of the sturdiest motors to have been built. There are entire forums dedicated to this specific model of bike and the things that can be done to them.

Skip Towne
04-28-2009, 08:56 PM
I hope your project turns out as well as your dog ramp.

Scorp
04-28-2009, 08:57 PM
Can you elaborate?

The XS650 is one of the sturdiest motors to have been built. There are entire forums dedicated to this specific model of bike and the things that can be done to them.

My point is, what are you going to do with it? Are you going to customize it or bring it back to stock? If you customize it you will never get your money out of it.



Also if you are wanting any experience working on your own engine (like your sporty) nothing is remotely the same on rice motors.

StcChief
04-28-2009, 08:57 PM
Can you elaborate?

The XS650 is one of the sturdiest motors to have been built. There are entire forums dedicated to this specific model of bike and the things that can be done to them.looks like a fun challenge. Big gas tank.

Delano
04-28-2009, 08:59 PM
I hope your project turns out as well as your dog ramp.

I can't believe that wasn't the first response.

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 09:02 PM
My point is, what are you going to do with it? Are you going to customize it or bring it back to stock? If you customize it you will never get your money out of it.



Also if you are wanting any experience working on your own engine (like your sporty) nothing is remotely the same on rice motors.

I am starting from a point where I hardly understand how anything motorized works at all so this will still get me to understand the relationships between parts.

Also... this thing is being torn down to bare minimums. From what you see here, the only things that will be done will be to get the motor running, putting a seat, trailer fender for the rear fender, put the lights back on, and rattle can the bike.

End run on the bike is going to be to have something on hand for my wife and little brother to learn to ride on without worry that they are gonna put my Piglet on the ground.

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 09:03 PM
I hope your project turns out as well as your dog ramp.

PERFECT!

Ugly but functional! EXACTLY what I'm going for.

BTW... has your house burned down again yet or did you just decide to stay at the shelter?

Scorp
04-28-2009, 09:05 PM
I am starting from a point where I hardly understand how anything motorized works at all so this will still get me to understand the relationships between parts.

Also... this thing is being torn down to bare minimums. From what you see here, the only things that will be done will be to get the motor running, putting a seat, trailer fender for the rear fender, put the lights back on, and rattle can the bike.

End run on the bike is going to be to have something on hand for my wife and little brother to learn to ride on without worry that they are gonna put my Piglet on the ground.



I understand.........carry on.........just didn't want to see you sink alot of cash into it and lose your ass in the end. Have fun.

Buehler445
04-28-2009, 09:09 PM
Sounds like FUN PR. Enjoy it.

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 09:10 PM
I understand.........carry on.........just didn't want to see you sink alot of cash into it and lose your ass in the end. Have fun.

I plan on spending no more than $900 - $1k for a fully functional scoot. I should come in well under that though.

Even then... when complete and I am done with it, if I can manage to stay within the budget, I see no reason why I could not sell the bike for $1500 or so. I see some ugly shit for sale locally with no title for that much.

My hope is, though, that my little brother will buy it from me when he is ready to ride.

DaneMcCloud
04-28-2009, 09:39 PM
Here's a project for you. Come to my home and replace about 200 feet of privacy fence, tear down my single car garage and build me a 2 car garage and build me a new patio. :D

Uh, have you seen his "handy work"?

I'd highly advise against that.

:evil:

Skip Towne
04-28-2009, 09:48 PM
PERFECT!

Ugly but functional! EXACTLY what I'm going for.

BTW... has your house burned down again yet or did you just decide to stay at the shelter?

I compliment your dog ramp and you get ugly. You're and ass brain.

Cannibal
04-28-2009, 09:49 PM
Uh, have you seen his "handy work"?

I'd highly advise against that.

:evil:

LOL, no I haven't. Maybe I shall retract my request.

Jenson71
04-28-2009, 09:50 PM
That looks like a cool little Lawrence of Arabia bike

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 10:32 PM
I compliment your dog ramp and you get ugly. You're and ass brain.

I'm just used to catching flack from you. lol

If you were being serious, then my apologies.

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 10:37 PM
Uh, have you seen his "handy work"?

I'd highly advise against that.

:evil:

LMAO

I'm getting better!

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/imagesgrail-bring-out-your-dead-small1.jpg

Iowanian
04-28-2009, 10:39 PM
Here's a project for you. Come to my home and replace about 200 feet of privacy fence, tear down my single car garage and build me a 2 car garage and build me a new patio. :D

wow...you really ARE an Obamafan....jk


What would he do with the rest of his saturday?

Skip Towne
04-28-2009, 10:42 PM
I'm just used to catching flack from you. lol

If you were being serious, then my apologies.

Go back to the original thread and you'll find I was one of the few that liked your dog ramp. It was better than I could do.

Groves
04-28-2009, 10:44 PM
You've got a flat tire, sir.

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 10:46 PM
You've got a flat tire, sir.

Got a new one via UPS today. It will be on in the next few days.

Iowanian
04-28-2009, 10:48 PM
That bike looks like its been ridden harder than a bronco fan's mother and left in the rain.

pr_capone
04-28-2009, 10:51 PM
That bike looks like its been ridden harder than a bronco fan's mother and left in the rain.

She has been sitting in a shed for about 4 years now. Lots of old dirt and dust on her. A bath, engine degreaser, and some scotchbrite and things will be looking much better.