Thursday, September 1, 2011

One cylinder went quiet

One day, I found that one the exhaust pipe from the center cylinder was cool after the engine was running. The other two cylinders were hot. Hmm?
I looked into it and did some troubleshooting. It thought the problem was in the CDI, which has three units, one for each cylinder. So I went about looking for a replacement. What I found is someone who rebuilds the innards of the CDI units. I decided to go that route and rebuild the entire CDI, because age seemed to be taking its toll on the electronics parts.
Photos and more details to follow.

Friday, June 10, 2011

15 Plate clutch

Its been awhile since I have updated...oops. I have been riding the Coy Toy some. One thing I noticed was that the clutch seemed to be slipping. Possibly due to the extra power. So I researched a little and found a 15 Plate clutch upgrade from Redline motorsports.
The kit is installed and the bike runs great!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yet another angle on the shift linkage I modified to fit around the rubber motor mount. I found someone to weld the piece I need, so it should be good once I get it back.

Here is another attempt to show the shift linkage. It is still difficult to see. The picture on the right is a comparison with the stock shift linkage.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Final Version

Here she is in her final glory. I went with the stock color scheme except for the decals that go on the gas tank. I dont really like the way the big yellow stripes look so I kept it simple. I will try to take some better pics later.

The front fender was big fat chrome one for the stock version. I changed to a fiberglass painted fender. The stock one was beat up and rusty and I like the looks of this better.

A big change that I had to have someone else do the welding for, was rubber engine mounts. The picture on the right shows the new mount. I also had to modify the shift linkage to fit around the new rubber mount in the rear of the engine.