it's amazing how many new people come here to ask minor questions about the qt50.. think of this thread as the qt50 bible.. a collection of pictures, questions, and answers.
here's my '87.
i plan on doing a bunch of cool stuff to it this winter, like the qt60 upgrade / changing the 2 cycle oil tank to an extra fuel tank, all new engine and transmission bearings.. it's going to be crazy!.
ok mister QT 50 guru. heres one for ya. I recently got ahold of and am working on a 1980 50. I have the parts en route to fix it and do the 60 upgrade, however, the ignition switch is missing most of the parts for it and its apparently been discontinued. what can I do to replace it? get a universal ignition for a motorcycle (if they exist)? Its just a two position switch right? could I perhaps just throw a toggle in there somehow?
yesterday i cleaned the carb really good, took everything apart, soaked it in carb cleaner for an hour or so, then i sprayed it with cleaner really good again, followed by spraying it out with an air compressor.
Here's a question for you guys. I want to clean out my gas tank. I was thinking of just filling the tank with carb/chem dip cleaner letting it sit overnight. Draining it and then filling with gas and draining a few times to get all the chem out. Just wanting to know if this will work or if the chem dip will eat something away that I don't want it too. I plan on getting a bolt/nut to cover the drain so I won't damage the petcock.