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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Scooter Paul on Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:13 am

Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been away. Yes, continuity from bulb holder to engine is a good thing.

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:29 pm

Thanks Paul.

Think I have worked put the issue. My regulator is a BGM item which works for both AC and DC. If used on a AC setup I think you need to fit an extra wire as a bridge between the AC in and out.
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:14 am

The lights issue is fixed  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy - in fact they are a bit on the dim side which is a little surprising. Shocked  Any ideas why that might be?

I also took it for its MOT yesterday  Very Happy  - it failed  Mad  Mad  Mad - as I had one of the tyres pointing the wrong way. I wish that it had not come with directional tyres - not great when you have off set rims.

It also failed on the steering being too loose, so will need to tighten that up

One thing that came to light with having a proper ride on it is that its when its idealing after stopping at lights or similar I've not been able to get it to tick over evenly - its either dying too much or kind of revving on (not ticking over too quickly if you get my drift). Could this be down to the pilot jet being wrong?
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:54 am

Yeh. Passed my MOT retest today Smile

The idealing issue has improved since my air filter fell off. Might look to get a remade luna one although a bit concerned about their rep of falling apart.
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  li mick on Sun May 03, 2015 11:16 am

Snails wrote:Yeh. Passed my MOT retest today Smile

The idealing issue has improved since my air filter fell off. Might look to get a re

made luna one although a bit concerned about their rep of falling apart.

well done snails,i hope to continue with mine soon Smile

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Sun May 03, 2015 4:10 pm

Thanks Mick. No time like the present.

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Post  li mick on Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:59 pm

i havnt done anything to it for ages but on sunday i fitted a new coil,to the cometa engine put a drop of petrol in the carb and kicked it to see if it would attempt to fire.to my surprise not only did it attempt but ran until the petrol had been used up! a lot of smoke and it did try to cut out when i put the flip top choke lever down but i can sort these. Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy
i just had to put more petrol in and run it again didnt i.

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:02 am

Great news. Get some air in them tyres and baz it down the road
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Thackers on Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:10 am

Ed is right, now it's alive don't leave it un loved another Luna on the road is always a good day
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Post  li mick on Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:30 pm

thanks both,next will be connecting cables,they are already in position.

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:16 pm

So I've always wanted a race seat for my Lui, so after missing out on one a while back I decided I would make my own. I sourced a seat from ebay for about £10 with the idea that I would cut it down to make something to fit my lui.



Think I need about 7 inches removed











My first concern is making the cuts straight enough so I think i will be using a junior hacksaw rather than the angle grinder (so don't hold your breath) as I have never been able to do that very neatly. I hope my metal work skills have improved since school!

Then I need to find someone to do the welding, get it blasted and powder coated and make a base to fix it to. Also bit concerned about whether I will be able to sew leather on a sewing machine (or whether the GF can anyway!)

Should be done in about 3 years I think!
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  mickey c on Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:51 pm

This will be interesting!!
That place on Poplar Rd near you was good (& cheap) for welding.
I guess you will (or get someone to fabricate the base using yours as a template?
Have you checked the curvature of the seat matches the petrol tank curve. Also it will some type of bung / support for rear end.
If it works it should look great plus you might even have some comfort, my original one is not comfy!

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:42 am

No I've not profiled it but it seems a good match - if you look at the picture of the two seats you'll see the Lui seat is not profiled. The seat base of a standard seat is flat also. The seat I'm cutting down has some buffers at the rear which will be retained and hopefully still work. I've no fully formed ideas regarding a locking mechanism to stop the sweat jumping but my current seat also dose not work in that respect

As for making the base - do you mean the foam? I'll just buy some more and cut to shape and glue down

Thanks for reminder about the welders. I might try there or the VW place near the nip and tickle that you told me about.
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  mickey c on Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:46 pm

The base bit I meant was the plate base that bolts to the tank. Something that will hinge and maybe attach to base of your seat or just replace.
I'm also interested as I have an old knackered seat like that so interested to see how you get on. my seat has a side catch so hopefully can get it work like the vega seat does.
having used both welders - the one nearer you is much cheaper!

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Thackers on Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:59 pm

Ed Before you cut it, have you considered reducing the slope at the back? If you were to follow the angle of the top line of the seat where it rises it would allow the seat to move forward on the tank. You could use masking tape to give you a finished line to see how it might look. I would follow the sides for depth of the " lifted" back.
An alternative method of cutting it would be a jig- saw with a metal blade, if you have one even better if it has a speed adjuster you could slow it down to steady the blade .
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:36 am

mickey c wrote:The base bit I meant was the plate base that bolts to the tank.  Something that will hinge and maybe attach to base of your seat or just replace!

The seat base I have has a hinge and I was thinking of having that welded directly to the base plate - so an all in one item when fitting. I will use my existing seat base plate as a template and cut out of the thinnest possible steel I think I can away with!
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:40 am

Thackers wrote:  Ed Before you cut it, have you considered reducing the slope at the back? If you were to follow the angle of the top line of the seat where it rises it would allow the seat to move forward on the tank. You could use masking tape to give you a finished line to see how it might look. I would follow the sides for depth of the " lifted" back.
An alternative method of cutting it would be a jig- saw with a metal blade, if you have one even better if it has a speed adjuster you could slow it down to steady the blade .

Thanks for jigsaw idea. I will see if my dad has one

Not 100% sure I follow all your suggesting about the rear of the seat but I get the idea about not taking up so much room with it so maybe a less gradual gradient and /or less height might be worth the extra effort. I'll play around with the masking tape as suggested.
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  mickey c on Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:09 pm

I’ve Got a jigsaw but you need a hacksaw attachment, if that helps?
I like welding seat base idea and if you make one using yours as a template, shame to wreck the seat you have.

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:55 am

Thanks Mike. I may well take you up on that. Smile

I have no intention of killing my current seat as I dont expect my race seat to be very comfy. Even less than the current one which as you say leaves a lot to be desired. I'm hardly a long distance tourer on my Lui anyway so should be ok but you never know when you might want to change back. Still got the handlebars too just in case.


I think this is what you were driving at David? Only done it very roughly but I do think it would be an improvement



So I'd be cutting along the bottom of the masking tape.

Also here are some of the parts for next winters improvement activity Laughing Very Happy

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  storkfoot on Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:12 pm

Snails wrote:..... I've no fully formed ideas regarding a locking mechanism to stop the sweat jumping but my current seat also dose not work in that respect
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I think that's an MOT fail, Ed.

Good luck with the seat. I'm sure with a bit of ingenuity, you'll get a good lucking one.
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:00 pm

Yeah I think you're right. They have just never picked up on it. It has got me thinking how I could make it catch. Looking at the seat I'm going to cut it looks like it has the hole for a seat catch but I'm not sure what mechanism would have been used to release it. I guess the lever with the spring in the picture but I dont see how.



I'm going to order some sheets of 3mm steel off ebay for my seat base
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  mickey c on Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:23 pm

You'll just need to have some type of lug or seat bolts that look a bit like a for tree (eg off a vespa). I reckon that's the easy bit compared to the other work!

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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Thackers on Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:06 pm

Snails wrote:Thanks Mike. I may well take you up on that. Smile

I have no intention of killing my current seat as I dont expect my race seat to be very comfy. Even less than the current one which as you say leaves a lot to be desired. I'm hardly a long distance tourer on my Lui anyway so should be ok but you never know when you might want to change back. Still got the handlebars too just in case.


I think this is what you were driving at David? Only done it very roughly but I do think it would be an improvement



So I'd be cutting along the bottom of the masking tape.

Also here are some of the parts for next winters improvement activity  Laughing  Very Happy

Ed, sorry for the slow response I've had internet problems.
I would follow the top line of the seat with the tape , so it looks like you've lifted the back section. There is a seat out there for the larger series scooters that has the lifted look which allows a rear rack to be fitted. If you use a jig saw , make sure it has a metal cutting blade ( they look just like a hacksaw blade) keep the speed slow to begin with until your into the metal or it will bounce and bend the blade.
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Re: My Lui 125 conversion

Post  Snails on Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:55 am

Sorry David I still don't get your idea. Do you have an example?

As for the catch I don't think it will be that easy Mike. I was thinking I'd need something like this welded to my base



But then also need something to actually poke into the hole and also spring back

Or maybe something like a garden gate catch?
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Post  Admin on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:40 am

Ed - I'll take some photos of the catch and seat post set up on my Lui 50 CL which has a slopeback seat. The seat was made for me by Absolutely Scooters in Sheffield.
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