Monday, September 24, 2012

Short Review: Chemical Guys M-Seal

I bought this product about a month ago, because my sealant is completely run out. So I decide to try this one out.

After wash and prep my scooter, I apply a thin layer of this product with a pocket foam applicator pad to the paint surface.

It is easy to apply this product, very easy I think. I let the curing time about a hour and buff with a clean microfiber.

Buffing is easy too, somehow I don't believe it either. This one is easy on and easy off.

The result is not to deep. But for a sealant, this one has good deep and slickness. May be I can stick to this one for now.

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Cover ACV (Auto Cut Valve)

After changing the rear cushion, I continue to replace the carburetor ACV (Auto Cut Valve) Cover. So it will give a better fuel consumption, because no air leakage from the ACV.

ACV function is to cut of fuel pump pressure based on intake manifold vacuum pressure.

First, remove all screw that hold the carburetor. There are two screw, one on intake manifold and one on Case Assy Air/C.

Now you can see the Cover Assy clearly as the picture below.

As you can see, there is a gap on top of the cover that make the ACV didn't work properly.

Release the hose, and remove two screw with screwdriver. Then prepare the new Cover ACV.

Replace with the brand new Cover ACV and tighten it with a screwdriver. And plug the hose.

Check for any leakage from the cover.

Put everything together, and test it.

Before I replace the cover, the scooter fuel consumption only 1:32 kpl.
After it replaced, the new fuel consumption is 1:36 kpl.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

New Rear Cushion

Sunday, June 24, 2012, I decided to replace my scooter rear cushion. It's been 5 years and 100K kilometer already. The tools needed to replace the cushion is:
- 10" socket
- 12" wrench
- 14" wrench
- Screwdriver (+)
- Hammer

First thing you have to remove the bolt and screw that hold the baggage with 10" socket and a screwdriver. After you remove the baggage, you will see your cushion.

Using 14" wrench and a hammer, you can untight the bolt with a method like this: (but don't remove the bolt, just untighten it a little)

Now you go to the bottom cushion, and remove the bolt with 12" wrench. Then you can remove the top bolt after you remove the bottom bolt.

Here is some picture of the cushion:

Now replace it with the brand new cushion with a backward method.

Don't forget to adjust the spring level to the setting you desire with a screwdriver. Just plug the screwdriver to the hole and push it. I choose the hardest level.