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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:34 pm  Reply with quote
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Hello,

Long time listener, first time caller. I have a 79 P200 that I have been riding for a few years now and I have been trying to diagnose a couple problems for about a year now. I have been able to ride without a consistent electrical system, but this other problem sort of frreaks me out. At the end of the last summer I noticed my rear wheel had a slight side to side wobble. I tightnened the wheel and the wobble went away, but as I look at my rear wheel from behind my scoot I notice a slight tilt to the right. I'm wondering if it's possible the bearing is worn and when I tightened the wheel if I just smooshed the bearing down and the wobble has just been temporarily hidden? I also found a thread at scooterbbs.com in which someone had suggested worn motormounts. Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts?

Thanks I really enjoy reading through this message board (actually the old one)

Steven[/url]
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Derrick
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:35 am  Reply with quote
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Probably motor mounts. The P series have large soft rubber mounts that are prone to sag with the weight of the motor. Most of them I have seen are shot. Does the wheel/motor tilt to the right?


Watch your rear hub too. It has to be tight. If you grab the wheel is should have very little side to side movement. If they are left loose they can wear the hub splines until they are gone! Locktite can snug up small play but large play requires hub replacement.

I doubt very much that you smooshed your rear bearing. I think that would almost be impossible.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:21 pm  Reply with quote
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Thanks for the information. Yeah the wheel tilts to the right a bit. Are the motor mounts standard? or are there different flavors?

I'll double check the hub and tighten everything down.

Thanks again.

Steven
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:25 pm  Reply with quote
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Have heard good things about these;

http://www.claussstudios.com/id1.html

-Matt
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scmds
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:57 pm  Reply with quote
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Thanks Matt, those look pretty tough. Do you still have an extra voltage regulator? I still haven't solved my mysterious electrical problem. I can't get the battery to charge, but I seem to have continuity throughout the circuit. I want to swap out the regulator and see if that could possibly be the problem.

Steven
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:09 pm  Reply with quote
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Yeah I have one you can borrow, I'll be at Molly Quinns at 7:30 tonight or we can figure something out...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:17 pm  Reply with quote
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I'm not in the cities at the moment, but maybe I could buy you a couple beers for letting use it for an afternoon sometime in the near future. I'll send you an email, thanks man.
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