To-Do: July 3, 2007

July 3, 2007

Today:

  • Wake at 9:30am. Go to bookstore and get book. Read first assigned reading
  • Class from 11:00am-12:30pm
  • After class, go to the Secretary of State office, get MI driver’s license
  • Come home, eat lunch (baked potato with some fresh corn and a salad sounds good)
  • Homework (if any) then Flock work. Working a regular schedule now, gotta get in to the swing of it again
  • Dinner
  • Work on moped. Get it running by Friday? At the very least, get the carb off and drain the lines and clean them of sediment. Grab a battery (12-20 bucks) and hook that up. See if I can start via pushbutton start since kickstarting isn’t working.

The moped is a fun little toy of mine, for all intents and purposes. 1982 Honda Urban Express (Iowa model), with something like 6,000 miles on it. Right now, what it needs:

  • Jet in carb widened too much by debris. Replace jet, get larger needle? Basically, it’s causing the modped to run too rich a fuel mixture, meaning it goes VERY slow until the engine is no longer flooded. Goes 5mph now, when it runs. Should be able to kick it up to 30 after fixing some things
  • Kickstarter out of position and loose
  • No battery for lights, horn, signals, or pushbutton start
  • Battery box needs to be reattached
  • Air cleaner/filter needs to be cleaned, oiled and reattached
  • Gas and oil lines need to be cleaned out/replaced
  • Gas tank needs to be cleaned out, make sure it is in good shape
  • Oil tank needs to be flushed out
  • Front brakes and bearings need to be adjusted
  • All parts need to be cleaned
  • Main frame needs touch up paint on bottom, some sides
  • Many light covers are shattered, need replacing
  • Replace spark plug
  • Clean engine
  • Remove rust, polish and shine up all surfaces
  • Get moped registered
  • Get helmet
  • Get milk crate for back luggage rack

It shouldn’t cost too much. I’m trying to find my tear-down guide that I have in PDF form somewhere…

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