Thursday, October 14, 2010

Reassembling Front Wheel

Well I got the front wheel reassembled, I think i need to do some fine tuning on the bearing pressure.

I had to go to Auto Zone and buy a cheap wrench to grind down to make my
own tool to tighten the set nut on the wheel.  This is a much cheaper alternative to
buying a special wrench.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cleaned my front wheel bearings and races

Well I finally got back to the front wheel. I cleaned out the bearing races with a q-tip and some carburetor and below is a picture of my bearings soaking is some carburetor cleaner in my blaster cap (one more use for blaster  
Bearings Soaking In Carburetor Cleaner




Monday, September 6, 2010

Removing Front Wheel Bearings

Last night I removed the brake assembly and the bearings, it was a bit tough. I'm going to clean them today and go pick up some new grease to pack them with. Thanx to my wife i didn't loose any bearings.

It looks like i might need a special tool to get the rear wheel bearings out. I'll do some research today and hopefully get those out tonight.

Failed attempt at installing new bearings

Well i'm using the freeze and heat method.
Here is my crank getting nice and cold

Here are my bearings cooking.
I don't think I got them hot enough
I had them in the oven for 10 mins at 200 including preheating. so really they were only in there for around 8 mins at 200 degrees
This is as far as i got :(
not really a success
So i went out and bought a bearing puller and a clutch puller while i was out.
I found out from the moped army that there is a way to press the bearings on with the puller so that is what i'm going to try next time. I think i'm going to take a break from these bearings and try my hand at the wheel bearings :).

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Parts are back from Sand & Powder

I picked up my parts up today, everything looks great.
I went with the 100% Gloss,I hope i don't regret it. So far I like it. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Carb Is In the house

Woot! I got my Carburetor and Air Filter in today. Now i just have to wait for the engine casing to come back from sandblasting  

OH yea look what i found today.
This Looks BA (Bad Ass)
I don't have the money for it right now, but I had to share. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Parts Ordered, w00t!

Well Google finally decided to cut me a check for my Adsense account, which means more goodies for the Mag.
So Thanx to I ordered a
Dellorto PHBG 19mm black race carburetor
32mm black foam air filter
E50 Clutch Bushing
I also scheduled the power coating of my frame and wheels. Hopefully those parts will be finished mid next week.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Parts Ready For Sand Blasting

I"m sending my frame, forks, engine casing and wheels off to be sandblasted. I'm hoping my wheels still look safe after all the rust is removed :). I still haven't decided if i'm going to paint the frame and forks or have someone else do them.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Used Shocks Have Arrived.

Got my new shocks in, the yellow will be painted black or Puch green I haven't decided.

New CDI is in the house

I bought a CDI Adventure Pack from
Now the only thing left is the carburetor and the engine will be complete :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Painting My Techno Boss Pipe

So Decided to paint my chrome pipe. I think it turned out pretty good but when I took off the tape a little bit of the paint came off with it. I'm going to try again with a smaller strip of tape. Oh yea, I used some sort of high temp grill paint.

Prepping the frame for sandblasting

I did some cutting and grinding on the frame, I want to cut off all the extra tabs and brackets that I won't be using. I still have some grinding left, but i was happy with the work completed.

Rear Wheel

I decided to take the wheels off the frame today. I'm hoping i can get these cleaned up nicely.

Parts Ordered

Thanx to

Puch E50 Green Seal Kit1$9.99
Puch Crankshaft Bearing Set1$16.99
Puch E50 Gasket Kit1$10.99

Puch Race Alu Stuffed Crank 1$106.00
Puch Cheapo 70cc Kit 1$77.00

I also picked up some new engine bolts from Fastenal

The e50 has been opened

After having a hell of a time getting the stripped screws out (thanx Bill) of the engine casing and a little cleaning this is how I ended the night. Now I need to get a clutch puller.


The E50 Engine

Well the engine is out and ready to be disassemble and cleaned. Most of the parts will be replaced with upgraded parts. Let the ordering begin.

What I'm starting with.

After taking off the seat, busted controls and wiring this is what i'm starting with. Not much to look at right now but I can see the diamond in the rough.