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by Feral_Sparky
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Decided to do it tonight. And while it was louder it did greatly improve acceleration when warmed up.
by Feral_Sparky
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Sounds like something is changing shape once it heats up. I'd ask them to do a compression test with the bike cold, and then another with the engine up to temperature. You're looking for a compression in the 135+ range. If that checks out. In the meantime, take the bypass bolt out of your exhaust (...
by Feral_Sparky
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Took it to a Genuine Dealer for service. They replaced the seal on the gearbox fixing the leak and they say they cleaned the carb for the acceleration problem. Got it home this afternoon and its still doing the same thing it did before. Starts out great but after it warm's up it bogs down. A chinese...
by Feral_Sparky
Mon May 25, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.

So I went for a nice 60 mile ride yesterday and other than finding out I have a gearbox seal leaking on the last 5-7 miles of the ride I lost pretty much all my low end power. Give it throttle and she accelerates as slow as a worn out Chinese 4 stroke. Now I took the gearbox apart to make sure the g...
by Feral_Sparky
Sun May 24, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: My new 2017 Roughhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 579

tenders wrote:probably time to change the transmission oil.
Changing it tomorrow afternoon before I ride it. Ordered a new exhaust gasket so I can remove the restrictions.
by Feral_Sparky
Sun May 24, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: My new 2017 Roughhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 579

My new 2017 Roughhouse

Picked it up for $1100 from a college kid with 800 miles on it. Needed a couple things but it runs great.

Added a top case, some new mirrors, an LED brake light and a new headlight bulb.

https://i.imgur.com/cLBCGjF.jpg
by Feral_Sparky
Wed May 20, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Carb Cleaned, Now Won't Start
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Yeah I am pretty sure I put everything together the way it came apart but obviously something got messed up. I took it apart a few other times but nothing different. I just dropped it off at a scooter shop today so I am curious to what they find and I'll post here if you're curious. Did you remove ...
by Feral_Sparky
Sun May 17, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: The Roughhouse is getting put to rest for parts.
Replies: 4
Views: 654

NorCalRattler wrote:Well if you decide to part out some things please post up what’s for sale. Might be interested in a few spares for my rattler. Thanks
Gifted it to a kid down the street to tinker with. See if he can get it up and running... then today I picked up a 2017 with only 800 miles on it for $1100.
by Feral_Sparky
Thu May 07, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: The Roughhouse is getting put to rest for parts.
Replies: 4
Views: 654

NorCalRattler wrote:Sorry to hear about your struggles. Will you be putting a post in the for sale/wanted section of the forum?
I could but there's honestly not much to sell. Few plastics and a low profile seat are new.

It was in very rough shape when I bought it and basically everything was broken.
by Feral_Sparky
Wed May 06, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: The Roughhouse is getting put to rest for parts.
Replies: 4
Views: 654

The Roughhouse is getting put to rest for parts.

Ever since it siezed the piston I have been unable to get it running properly again. Granted I bought it with alot of issues I did get a few thousand miles out of it before it finally stopped running right. She will start but after it warms up it bogs down and dies and is hard to start again. Replac...
by Feral_Sparky
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: RH 50cc seat and suspension mod
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: RH 50cc seat and suspension mod

The Low Profile seat is even thinner than stock. So if its not soft enough for you dont even think about the low profile one. ok well the original seat is only at best 1/2 inch in padding and I am being generous here probably it is less then that so how much worse can it be ? do You own this seat ?...
by Feral_Sparky
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: RH 50cc seat and suspension mod
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: RH 50cc seat and suspension mod

I like my RH 50 fast enough for me but the shocks and the seat leave Me wanting / Seat is just too thin , no cushion . Are their any upgrades available ? Tried google and nothing . The shocks are ok at best defiantly looking into upgrading them I came across this https://www.scooterworks.com/blog/2...
by Feral_Sparky
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: CHICAGO*HELP STOLEN 2014 RH50
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Yikes.....it shouldn't be possible, if the ignition is working correctly. With the key out, you should have no spark and no power to the starter button. Even kick starting it shouldn't be able to fire it up without a key in the lock, or a messy hotwire. A minute with a screw driver and I can hotwir...
by Feral_Sparky
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?

thatguy802 wrote:Just wondering as I keep getting lost for a few hours...
I just use my phone in a mount.
by Feral_Sparky
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: 2015 roughhouse r50 witing
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: 2015 roughhouse r50 witing

Recently while working on my roughhouse r50 I found 3 wires this I don't know where they came from or go to. The colors are as follows: Orange Blue with a white stripe And Green with a black stripe. Anyone know where these wires go or where I can find a wire diagram ? On what part of the scooter di...
by Feral_Sparky
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Making sure the oil pump is working
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Making sure the oil pump is working

Hey guys. Got a question. Lets say I replace all the lines with clear see through hoses so I can check for air in the oil pump. I'm replacing the head and will be putting premix until I am absolutely certain that the oil pump is working properly. If it isnt working and I replace said pump, how do I ...
by Feral_Sparky
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

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by Feral_Sparky
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Stanza wrote:Well, while you have it apart, you may as well check the reeds, and the oil seal on the crankshaft. Doesn't take much to give these motors a complete refresh.
Found the first leak. The bottom gasket for the head was gone. Guess the last owner put it back together without it.
by Feral_Sparky
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Alright, so I just tore the head apart and found the culprit. She was still running lean and siezed the piston rings to the piston. She was only making 30psi of compression. So I gotta figure out were the lean issue is coming from. Going to replace the top end and every single gasket on this engine....
by Feral_Sparky
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Starting the tear down

Going to tear the engine down and check over every single component as well as cleaning everything up. Ive taken a few parts off already. I'll be doing the rest in a couple days when I take it up to the shop where all my tools are and I can get to work. https://i.imgur.com/n521wOJ.jpg https://i.imgu...
by Feral_Sparky
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: What gasket for Roughhouse exhaust?
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Well screw a stock exhaust then. I'm gonna get this one by prima. I haven't heard great things about their welds. https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Performance-Pipe-Genuine-Buddy-50-RoughHouse-P8747.aspx Can anyone suggest a size to re-jet? 90? If you want stock but better get the sport exhaust. h...
by Feral_Sparky
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Well shoot. Sorry to hear it! I wonder if that intake spacer being upside down, choking off the air, wasn't masking another problem that you discovered by letting it breathe properly. You said you cleaned the carb, but I wonder if it was still running a hair lean. Once you get it apart, I guess you...
by Feral_Sparky
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: What gasket for Roughhouse exhaust?
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Nobody? The guy at scooterworks told me to get a gy6 gasket. Are the gaskets the same with that engine and my little minerelli 50cc? http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/product/E92810200001%20MUFFLER%20BC Thank you so much. I have ordered from them several times and they are great. Any idea where a ...
by Feral_Sparky
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: What gasket for Roughhouse exhaust?
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

OBX Dan wrote:Nobody? The guy at scooterworks told me to get a gy6 gasket. Are the gaskets the same with that engine and my little minerelli 50cc?
http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/prod ... FFLER%20BC
by Feral_Sparky
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

The petcock getting stuck open isn't uncommon, the ethanol gas we're stuck with probably messes with the rubber diaphragm and sticks it open. What kind of oil are you running? How many miles on the bike? If you start up the bike, get it to that super smokey state, and then take out the spark plug, ...
by Feral_Sparky
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starter motor troubles
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

I'm thinking you have a bad battery. How old is your battery? Do you live somewhere where it drops to or close to freezing in the Winter? Do you let your scooter sit for long periods (weeks) between rides? Is it parked outside most of the time? Any of these things can reduce the life of a battery. ...
by Feral_Sparky
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

I would avoid almost every manufacturer on that list but the obvious ones: Genuine, Honda, Piaggio, SYM, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Good hunting! yea those chinsese scooters are junk...i'm pushing the following... yamaha zuma 50 (89-11 2t, 12+ 4t) yamaha vino 50 (02-05 2t, 06+ 4t) honda metropolitan 2 (13...
by Feral_Sparky
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

The roughhouse is easy to derestrict. Its a washer on the variator and a restricted exhaust gasket. Buy the regular sized gasket and pull off the washer and it will cruise at 40-43mph all day long. thanks...wow...that is pretty easy Yeah, another suggestion. If you want a bit more low end power rep...
by Feral_Sparky
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

I have a 98 Zuma I'd consider selling, but youre to far away. I might be going to NJ at the end of the month for a Kings X concert, but I still think your to far? Black 98. Bone stock. VERY NICE condition. New Reggae tires. New battery. Overhauled everything when I bought it. No surprises. Reliable...
by Feral_Sparky
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 front shock replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 1125

Roughhouse 50 front shock replacement

Anyone got a lead on good quality replacements? Mine are leaking really badly and its causing it to shake in the front end.
by Feral_Sparky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

The petcock getting stuck open isn't uncommon, the ethanol gas we're stuck with probably messes with the rubber diaphragm and sticks it open. What kind of oil are you running? How many miles on the bike? If you start up the bike, get it to that super smokey state, and then take out the spark plug, ...
by Feral_Sparky
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Roughhouse Sport 50 lost key
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Re: 2017 Roughhouse Sport 50 lost key

Hi, just got a 2017 RH Sport 50 with no key, Feral Sparky put me in touch of a replacement ignition, seat lock and gas cap. My problem is how do I open the seat and remove the gas cap? Changing the ignition is a piece of cake, the seat and gas cap is giving me the fits, any ideas will help. Thankin...
by Feral_Sparky
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

The petcock getting stuck open isn't uncommon, the ethanol gas we're stuck with probably messes with the rubber diaphragm and sticks it open. What kind of oil are you running? How many miles on the bike? If you start up the bike, get it to that super smokey state, and then take out the spark plug, ...
by Feral_Sparky
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: 2017 Rough House 50 Sport Lock Set
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

I just replaced my set. If for any reason it does not want to work properly as mine did. The wiring in the back will bolt right to the new cylinder for the ignition switch. Its the electronic bits in the back. Mine ended up being the wrong wiring setup for the replacement to work.
by Feral_Sparky
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Roughhouse 50 issues

Alright guys and gals. So I installed the new enricher in the carb but the current problem I have goes as follows. She will NOT idle when first started up. She's bogging down big time and flooding the carb. If I start it while giving it gas I can get it to run but its SUPER smokey. After say 30 seco...
by Feral_Sparky
Thu May 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Took the $25 roughhouse on a camping trip. Need help.
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

What a fantastic story my friend. So I assume your carb just needed cleaned and is seemingly doing well now? It's cool to see you rocking out the low expense Roughy. I've been riding motorcycles and scooters for 25 years and I'll admit that I'm always a bit sketched out to tackle super long trips o...
by Feral_Sparky
Tue May 28, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Took the $25 roughhouse on a camping trip. Need help.
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Took the $25 roughhouse on a camping trip. Need help.

Alright guys and gals. This is a 2 part post. Help with a repair now that I am home and then the trip I took. About 100 miles from home my scooter started to act up... it was WOT and suddenly started to bog down and not accelerate under throttle more than i'd say about 25%. I texted my roommate to l...
by Feral_Sparky
Sat May 25, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: My $25 Roughhouse
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

wheelbender6 wrote:I would call that the bargain of the year. I have paid a lot more than that for a nice bicycle frame alone.
Thanks bud. She's coming together nicely thats for sure.
by Feral_Sparky
Fri May 17, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Dealing with people that tailgate
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Learn to live with it. Its never going to stop.
by Feral_Sparky
Wed May 01, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: brand new 2017 roughhouse sport speed??
Replies: 12
Views: 4868

The factory warranty is not void when you de restrict it. Infact they send instructions to their dealerships on how to do it for you. They restrict it out of the factory so that they dont have to pay higher fee's for a faster scooter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9GeRgJyaM
by Feral_Sparky
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: My $25 Roughhouse
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

After fixing up some stuff and getting it ride able over the winter here are my results so far. Still needs work but it is a fun scooter to ride thats for sure. https://i.imgur.com/2Ghy1OY.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ht6R0Cq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LQ6M54B.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9eszoIu.jpg https://i.i...
by Feral_Sparky
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: My $25 Roughhouse
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

My $25 Roughhouse

So last year I bought a pile of parts for $25 off craigslist. Guy said it didnt run and my intention was to resell the parts I could on ebay to make a buck. I get it home and assess what I have and decide to mock it up to see what it needed. After about 30 minutes I got the engine to start and run f...