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A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:22 am

My boy got a present for Christmas that he wasn't expecting:
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Over the next couple of years, we're going to build him a moped!
The goal is to get it done by the time he's old enough for a license.

I found an old Bing on eBay, which we cleaned up and bought some new parts for.
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And we've taken apart an old E50 engine. Several parts are damaged or missing, so we'll be replacing them.
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I'm not sure what to make of this dust pattern on the cylinder wall. The wall is smooth to the touch, and it doesn't seem to be real dust. It has a couple of scores on the wall, so I'll probably not be reusing it anyway. But it is a curiosity.
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re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:05 am

The engine case has cleaned up good as new.
Better in fact, because I've fixed a casting flaw that was partially obstructing the little channel that lubricates one of the crank bearings.
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re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby supercub » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:21 pm

Great project. The cylinder pitting I've seen before in aluminum cylinders and they still had good compression. If the scores don't catch your fingernail, they are probably not too severe. Those cases shined up nice.
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re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:01 pm

Of the two cylinders I had, I chose the one with the fewest scores and cleanest-looking walls. The old piston has already been cleaned up and fitted with new rings, so we just needed to de-glaze the cylinder wall a bit.
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This cylinder had one really shallow score, and a mirror-like smoothness. Last time I used it with the new rings it was getting around 94 psi compression.
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I managed to get the desired cross-hatch pattern with a small honing tool.
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We got the case and cover pieces painted and cured.
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With everything back together, another compression test yielded 110 psi. Can't wait to see how it performs with the new bearings and seals.
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re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby mountainmoped » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:19 pm

It looks great.
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re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby John » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:54 am

Nice detail, keep going. Addiction started so get onto another when finished.
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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:39 pm

Project is slow-going, but maybe this will help:

I got a space cleaned up and organized in my basement just for moped and motorcycle tinkering:
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Nice clean space for working, and all the moped parts are in one place now!
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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:58 am

We got the front fork back on the frame.
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Another freewheel rebuild. This one would NOT come off the rim. Clamped the tools down nice and tight, and even my son and I both twisting as hard as we could, the thing would not budge.
Penetrating oil, heat, and brute force were all futile. So this one got rebuilt on the rim.
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Works great now. We managed not to lose any bearings. Although, one got sheared in half somehow, so that one got replaced.
Now off to the hardware store to get some assorted nuts, bolts, and washers.
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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:51 pm

Starting to look like a bike!

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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:52 pm

Handlebar, exhaust, chains, pedals, and some electrical done.
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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:09 pm

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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby johnnywheels524 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:21 pm

RebelRider.Mike wrote:Engine test!

https://youtu.be/TQu_USQs2loairwheels x8 unicycle


Looks like it's coming along nicely! Keep up the good work :D
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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:52 pm

Finally getting back to this project.
The engine quit on us, yesterday and I've been trying to figure out the problem. It runs fine with a little starter fluid, but I can't seem to get any gas to it. Comes out the fuel valve ok, so its gotta be the carb I suppose. Doesn't really look any different yet from last time, so I'll add pictures when more stuff gets done. :)
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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby John » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:00 am

Float valve stuck maybe,rubber tip hung up. Also small screen at the inlet may be made up with crap. Not much to a Bing to go wrong. Take apart and clean. Ultrasonic is best.

Just looked back at your pictures and see youhad the carb apart once before, did not notice the screen from the banjo fitting. Was it still in the carb body?
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Re: A Father/Son Project...

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:08 am

Yep, its there next to the banjo bolt. I think you're right, and a quick carb clean should fix it.
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