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fucking magnum
August 13, 2009, 7:57 pm
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ok, so I’ve been building this pretty magnum:

I’ve been doing all the finishing touches this week (as I intend to sell the bike. In fact, I had just posted it and had already received emails), and just put cdi on, and I’m watching it rev up, and to my horror I see the nastiest thing ever. So if you know e50s, you know all that really holds the crank in place is that snap-ring on the clutch side main bearing. This past weekend a few of us were talking about e50s, and their inherent flaw is just this, and a big argument ensued between moped people about just how slop or movement you can actually get from your crank.

I am happy to report you can get almost a full centimeter or play upon hard acceleration. So if this was a za50, that would totally mean the bearing is popping out of the clutch cover. So yea, its pretty cool watching your flywheel move in and out, because seeing this means another motor rebuild is due.

So fuck this magnum. I’ve given it far far too much time and money, and now it shits on my face again and I have to pull it all apart, rebuild it, put it together, then hope for the best. This will be rebuild number 3. So yea, this is going into the depths of my shed, maybe one day returning to the moped world via a quick sale.

I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a stock bike more than I do now.

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damn that magnum is clean. its a beaut.

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