Project SSR110 update
HFV last edited by HFV
Last weekend we got a lot of work done on my son’s SSR110 project that we picked up a few weeks ago.
First an oil change. I’m guessing it’s probably ever had one. Jonah did this job 100% himself with some supervision, and a bit of guidance. The little thing only took half a quart of oil.
Then last Friday we got all the new parts.
throttle assembly,brake master/lever, fuel petcock, fuel line and filter, air filter, spark plug, and new yellow plastics.
We spent about 4 hours working on it Friday night, and Saturday morning. Now it looks like this. I was a bit worried because after assembly it just wouldn’t idle, but it was just too dang cold for the little carbureted engine. Saturday it was about 20-30 degrees and it’s jetted way too lean for those temps. Sunday it warmed up to 45-50 and it ran way better. Me and a few buddies all got together with our bikes and road around in the woods around my father in laws, had an absolute blast getting covered in mud. I feel off 3 of the 4 bikes I road that day. Including Jonah’s. But also my own bike, and my buddies KLR650. The one I didn’t mess up on was the only one that scares me. my brother in law’s YZ250f. Goes to show a bit of fear can keep you safe lol
Jonah didn’t ride his bike much that day. I think having the other guys around made him nervous, so he rode his 4 wheeler instead. He did get properly muddy as you can see. ![14165F78-493C-405F-9C35-07909FBD6C7D.jpeg]
Towards the end of afternoon he gave riding his new bike a shot. And it just wouldn’t idle again. But after fiddling with the idle speed, and idle fuel settings I eventually got it just right. Earlier in the day when I was riding it I just gave it gas and kept it from needing to idle, but having to do that is not exactly conducive to trying to learn to ride, so I’m very happy it idles fine now. Anyway he rode it about 40ft and went back to his wheeler.
Monday was perfect, about 60 in the afternoon, so we went back out he got his first proper lesson on the bike. He was again pretty nervous to start, but once he got going he didn’t want to stop. He even kicked started it himself a few times. He was really scared of doing that. But boy was he proud of himself the first time it started up!
Here’s a video of him riding. Oh on a flat rear tire no less! New tires and tubes have been ordered as the tires are VERY warm out. I blame them for the time I dropped it in the mud and slid down a hill.
He’s got a lot to learn, but it’s going to be fun teaching him. Sunday we’ll hopefully mount the new tires. Then go some braking drills. And then start working on turns.
Shop-Teacher last edited by
@hfv That is all kinds of awesome.
jminer last edited by
@hfv that seems like a fantastic day. Go for him both changing the oil and learning to ride it!