Re: Custom made Cag powered scooter
EPR: thanks, it's been a long while in the works. Now hopefully on top of being nice to use I will also gain some understanding from doing some experimenting with this. The biggest priority at the moment is doing the last minor steps and then just going out and using it. Doesn't matter where so long as it takes me away from home as I really need a change of scenery.
Mrkitty: Nice one, that looks like it would be a blast to use.
Cam2: I initially used one of these engines due to the fact that at the time they were readily available, good value for money, easy to work on, very easy & cheap to source spares for, I had some knowledge on them, were compact and had a centrifugal clutch. As for why I decided to go back to one of these engines, a bit over a year back I figured it was the quickest way out of any option to have my scooter running again and I had lots of parts still.
Now for what might be my most ignorant question yet- can you give some examples of what might of been a good choices for piston ported engines that have centrifugal clutches? Were you thinking along the lines of sourcing a 50cc chainsaw engine?
As for what I want to use it for- I don't want to race, nor use it on the streets. I am going to do mixed riding from gravel paths, concrete flats and other locations. I know it might sound like a dumb idea as it's not really suited to some of the places that I plan to go. But the way I see it it's not like I have a whole lot on the line, I certainly won't be afraid to drop it should I happen to slip due to using small road tyres on a gravel path.
That's a new one to me with the reeds. What went wrong exactly with your reeds? Would they split? What material were yours made of?
One of the things I have been considering to do is to adapt a reed block I made from way back when I was first learning how to use a milling machine. It suits the Blata reed assembly, pics attached. It looks so over the top because I had much more time and energy back then and I was also excited by being able to do milling for the first time, it was fun to machine up and good practice. To make it suit my current engine I would need to make a fairly simple adapter to go between this and the existing reed block mount. This is already half made so it would be quick and easy to finish it. From there I would also need to make an intake manifold which would be a little more annoying but still not too bad to do.
My goal is still to experiment with an electronic CDI ignition which I will hopefully then let me be able to go on to adapt it to use on my Blata Rep engine. This will let my other custom motorbike finally run. So while I might have lots of ideas of what I could do to an engine in the scooter right now I want to balance it so that I don't get too distracted and spend too much time long term on it. Instinctively I want to try lots of different ideas but I need to remind myself to not get completely fixated on it.