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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Hi,

Today I found some time to spend on the project, so the lacing at both wheels is done, still pending to do the truing, that will be done once I have the fork and swingarm assembled on the scooter body.

More soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:58 pm 
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Hugo, congratulations very good work, like a professional master.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Thanks you Rudolf :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Hugo looks good, you will have be the spokes person for rumi owners :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:55 pm 
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arthur lewthwaite wrote:
Hugo looks good, you will have be the spokes person for rumi owners :lol: :lol: :lol:


No problem Arthur, I would be happy to help if somebody need it. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:11 pm 
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Pity they won't fit on the scooter they look great.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:10 pm 
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Hi,

Before I continue with the Scoiattolo body (filler, painting, etc) I am going to apply the "Tank Cure" treatment. The fuel tank is actually not bad inside, only has some superficial rust on it in a few areas, but once is applied the epoxy layer, it will protect the interior for many years, and I will not have to worry about have the fuel tank full of gas to avoid rust, so even if now is a bit annoying to apply this treatment, later I will be happy for have this done.
The only problem is that the fuel tank can not be removed of the rest of the body, so not easy to shake and manipulate the whole thing.

Right now the "Tank Cleaner" (Blue liquid) is inside with a bag of fish tank stones. I will be shaking it for some hours.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:28 pm 
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Fuel tank Done!! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:42 pm 
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Looks an expensive job.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:25 am 
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Orac1000 wrote:
Looks an expensive job.


Hi John,

Tank Cure kit is around 50 euros. Keeping in mind that doing this I do not have to worry anymore about rusty fuel tank, I think is worth it. This is the third fuel tank I threat with Tank Cure. I will also do at the Rumi Sport once I finish with the Scoiattolo.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:09 pm 
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Hi,

I have two little doubts and perhaps somebody can help me clarifying them.

Assembling the clutch lever at the engine cover, I am not sure if the screw at the hole of the red circle must go there, or at the other side 180 degrees (the hole cross the lever)

The other doubt is about the "pressure" the spring should have to return. Should I give 180 degrees pressure of 360 degrees? (I am not sure if I am explaining correctly myself, if not please let me know)

At the second photo I have all assembled, there the 'pressure" that the spring has is a full turn (360 degrees), but is perhaps too much?

Do you know how should it be done correctly?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:34 pm 
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hi hugo,

I have 360 degrees pressure on my mount ?

But i have 2 covers : 1 had small spring and the second big spring.

360 degres for small spring and 180 for more big spring.

It just need the lever had a good come back.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Thank you Seb for let me know ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:52 pm 
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Hi,

Another step forward for the project. The seat for the Scoiattolo is here, coming from Italy, hand made by Dante Trezzi. Not cheap I must say, but high quality and following the factory design, so very happy with it. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:41 pm 
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Hi,

Well, after a long process of applying filler, sanding it, apply more, sanding, paint in finger, sweat, neighbors complain because of the smell, dust in my house, etc, I decided to let a professional to carry on with this job, so, here some photos of the process when it was in my hands, and also now in the hands of the professional.

It is "still in process". He have still to sanding all the parts, apply the paint, wait for me to go there to put the decals, and finishing applying the clear lacquer.

As you can see at the last photos, the color will be Rumi Blue A6.
Rudolf gave me a sample card for me to try to find the color as close as possible. Very happy with the matching colors I have chosen. It is "Glasurit U5*01*35.00" in case somebody is interested in the future. It is extremely similar as you can see.

More soon. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:06 pm 
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You will need a bigger flat soon to keep all these machines in !!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:28 pm 
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Hi, Hugo.
You probably saved quite a bit by doing much of the sanding and preparation yourself, even if the neighbors did not appreciate it!

The seat by Dante Trezzi looks like a piece of real craftsmanship. Beautiful.

The hub, spokes and rim you did look absolutely fantastic.

The color match looks close to perfect.

Nice going!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:48 pm 
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Orac1000 wrote:
You will need a bigger flat soon to keep all these machines in !!


Uuufff, I think the only solution from now is stop bringing more bike to the house, 5 Rumi in the living room are enough (4 now + the Scoiattolo once is finished). No plan to move to another house.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:50 pm 
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Lars wrote:
Hi, Hugo.
You probably saved quite a bit by doing much of the sanding and preparation yourself, even if the neighbors did not appreciate it!

The seat by Dante Trezzi looks like a piece of real craftsmanship. Beautiful.

The hub, spokes and rim you did look absolutely fantastic.

The color match looks close to perfect.

Nice going!


Thank you Lars!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Hi,

I can't be more happy with the way it is going :D

On Monday I will go there to put the waterslide transfers/decals at the fuel tank. Then he will apply the clear coat lacquer on top of all the parts.

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Guide to apply the waterslide transfers/decals at the correct position and correct angle.

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Wow! Looks absolutely stunning!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:19 pm 
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When you strip the paint off do you use some lethal paint stripper or blast it off?

Surely sanding it off would take too long.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:41 pm 
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Lars wrote:
Wow! Looks absolutely stunning!


I also think so Lars, extremely happy so far.

Orac1000 wrote:
When you strip the paint off do you use some lethal paint stripper or blast it off?

Surely sanding it off would take too long.


We (Rudolf & myself) sandblasted all the parts, except for the leg shields, because they are made in a very thin aluminium, so sandblasting it was not a good idea. Rudolf removed the paint using paint stripper.

I have mention and put photos of this in previous replies at this topic.

Greets,
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:23 pm 
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hugomez wrote:
Orac1000 wrote:
You will need a bigger flat soon to keep all these machines in !!


Uuufff, I think the only solution from now is stop bringing more bike to the house, 5 Rumi in the living room are enough (4 now + the Scoiattolo once is finished). No plan to move to another house.

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I just noticed this photo. You are giving me some ideas, Hugo. Of course my bikes should be in the living room, too! I am starting to plan for it...

What a beautiful place you have! No wonder you have no plans to move.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:13 am 
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Thank you Lars!

Show it to us once you have them in their new place :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:22 pm 
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Hi,

This morning I went to mount the decals on the tank. The very detailed template I made with the angles, distance and so on, was useful, but not as accurate as I thought it was going to be. In the moment one of the elements at the template was slightly in the wrong position, nothing fit anymore, so at the end was more an estimation of where it should be.

I will see if the decals are straight once I have the scooter with both wheels on, because the body on the table without wheels, doesn't sit as it will do once the wheels are mounted.

Next step will be applying the 2K clear coat lacquer. I hope the decals resist it without any problem.

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