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oldtoys1961



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: So how many miles can you expect from a GY6 Engine. Reply with quote

I just picked it up as mentioned in my last post.Got what I thought was a good deal of $350 for it. THe guy is a local rider/repairer. He rides a Harley got a Kaw Mule and Honda 4 wheeler. Buys repairable bikes or trades and repairs them to sell. He said he replaced the jug and piston on this one due to the original owner brought it to him smoking badly. He traded him out of it. Has 1800 showing and its runs great without any smoking now.

So how many miles can this engine go with average use?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With proper regular maintenance and if you don't thrash it TOO much, there's no reason that your scoot shouldn't approach 20,000 km without too many expensive interventions.



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least 5-6 miles without oil.
Or a lot more with oil.



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

larry8 wrote:
At least 5-6 miles without oil.
Or a lot more with oil.


OIL? Personally, I like a nice extra virgin olive oil....but that's just me.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the non-virgin oil myself.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how long a scooter would last running on olive oil. The old adage goes: "any oil is better than no oil" right?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine went pretty good on peanut oil.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

carpespasm wrote:
I wonder how long a scooter would last running on olive oil. The old adage goes: "any oil is better than no oil" right?


I don't want to renew the old "which oil is best", but why not have a nice tasty one if you're going to use anything.

Disclaimer: We're just kidding of course.....don't use any type of vegetable oil in your scooter. I know, I know, seems obvious but you never know. Laughing



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, what he said.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did see a test once on You TUbe where a guy put used cooking oil from a restaurant in a little Honda scooter. Then ran it off a building about 50 feet up. Even loaded it down with a ton of pizzas. The darn thing was still running after all that. Bent all to heck but kick started right up.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used scooter pre-purchase inspection should include removing the valve cover, which may provide an indication of how the engine has been serviced . .example. It only takes a little more effort to align the cam sprocket and check the valve lash (.004" cold for the 125/150cc) before replacing the cover . . then perform a compression test (10mm adapter required).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldtoys1961 wrote:
Did see a test once on You TUbe where a guy put used cooking oil from a restaurant in a little Honda scooter. Then ran it off a building about 50 feet up. Even loaded it down with a ton of pizzas. The darn thing was still running after all that. Bent all to heck but kick started right up.

Have you ever heard of a stuff called line-x? It's most commonly used as a spray-in bed-liner for pickup trucks. They claim that it's supposed to make whatever has this coating near indestructible. I saw a you-tube vid where they coated a cinder block with line-x and threw it off the top of a building. The brick bounced a few times but never shattered. You could coat the panels with line-x, use gorilla glue on every panel screw while reassembling, then try the ol throw it off a building test if you choose.
It will still be recognisable as a scooter, but it will likely never start ever again.

Straight outta the crate & tossed off the ledge, I'm afraid it will shatter like a porcelain doll upon impact. Neutral



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could take that stuff and spray your jacket and pants with it so you wont get hurt when you fall off the scoot at high speed.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd wager the block was internally broken, but held together snuggly by the bed liner. Lets see 'em strip the rubber off and show how indestructable the block was.


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