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After stripping down my bike for the last 3 months.. and coming across so many different problems.. I'm now deciding to sell the bike as parts.

Anyone want any parts let me know.

It's a W Reg (2000) Mito Evolution in yellow.

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After stripping down my bike for the last 3 months.. and coming across so many different problems.. I'm now deciding to sell the bike as parts.

Anyone want any parts let me know.

It's a W Reg (2000) Mito Evolution in yellow.

Jack
wat condition r the 2 indicator panels like and how much you want for them both and if possible could you put a pic up of them plz m8
 

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What problems are left to fix that you can't sort out or is it a time/money situation ?
 

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If its just a few problems with the bike then just ask for help on here, because if my shed of a mito can live again thanks to these guys theni pretty sure anyother one can
. And if its simply money and time maybe just stick the bike in the corner of the garage until you have abit of spare time and money.
 

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Yea it's time and money..

Spent around about ?800 on it.. OK, some of the money wasn't needed to spent on it..

It just seems that everytime I get past one problem.. I make some progress.. and another problem occurs.. It's things that you wouldn't even expect to be there.. like something has snapped off in the forks where the screws go to clamp the forks, if you understand me.. so I can't get any further with that until I either drill it which would probably end up with it needing re-threading.

I was hoping to start riding it by Summer.. but it looks like i'll finish the bike in summer!
 

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Yea it's time and money..

Spent around about ?800 on it.. OK, some of the money wasn't needed to spent on it..

It just seems that everytime I get past one problem.. I make some progress.. and another problem occurs.. It's things that you wouldn't even expect to be there.. like something has snapped off in the forks where the screws go to clamp the forks, if you understand me.. so I can't get any further with that until I either drill it which would probably end up with it needing re-threading.

I was hoping to start riding it by Summer.. but it looks like i'll finish the bike in summer!
please dont give up mate my bike has spent more time in bits than i've riden it and i would of sold it if it wasn't for these guys on here giving me help, im sure someone lives near u to help also dont be afraid to ask for help gets u nowhere fast
 

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hmmm

I can see where your coming from.. My girlfriends dad is helping me with the build but I think he's getting proper fed up of it now cos it's just not going to plan and in his words.. I think he's thinking it'll be easier for me to just buy a new one.. finish the bike off that I got and just sell that one on


OK, few questions for you guys then.

1) The spindle to get the swinging arm off is stuck, after trying to bash the sh*t out of it.. it's not moving.. Tried WD40, the lot, but it's not budging.. any ideas?

2) Any workshop manuals I can download which is just pure english or has a section which is just pure english cos all the ones i've downloaded seem to have a bit of english, french, german, italian all on one page!

3) Anyone live near the Berkshire area?

Cheers people.

Cags
 

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my planet was like that, it was never 100% perfect, there was always something i wasnt happy with, once you fix that something else pops up, you only realise when you add up all your receipts and realise you've over spent, after my bottom went, I put a new lump in and sold it.

There great to ride but costly and very time consuming to maintain.
 

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1. The best way to get a *completely* seized swing arm out is a correctly sized drift and a sledge hammer.

2. I think i have a WS manual that is in english but its only like that because a lot of it has been removed and its for the old style mito.
 

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Cheers Painless, I'll give it another go tomorrow or something when I have a bit of time!

It's proving to be bit of b*st*rd!
Hopefully once I got my swinging arm off the rest have just be put back on and then I'm riding it! But I bet it doesn't go to plan


Cheers anyway

Jack / Cags
 

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Nothing ever does, i have fitted a ?300 160cc big bore kit and the piston has worn out in just over 300 miles costing me another ?70 and an afternoon to fit it.

Should be better now though, a few small changes and your bike will start behaving more and more.

Taken to the extreme, if you swap ever component on the bike your just going to be waiting a lot longer for the next problem.

Try not to get discouraged, if you fix 4 out of 6 problems and give up, your actually very near to having it all done.

I sold my fist bike after it got damaged and i couldnt afford to repair it, i regretted it a lot later on.

(arg, spelling)
 

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So you reckon, just keep my head down and crack on with the jobs.

Now that i've started trying to get the swinging arm off.. I'm gonn have to continue!

I'm gonna try your idea OP. Last job is to get the swinging arm off. Then it's the rebuild, Wish me luck all!


Cheers btw for all the help and replies

Jack / Cags
 

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Its not really my idea, it's a bit of a bullish way to go about it but without the aid of an industrial press there aren't a whole lot of choices left open to you.

Just don't tell your mechanic you used a sledge hammer and for gods sake dont miss the drift !
 

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hmmm

I can see where your coming from.. My girlfriends dad is helping me with the build but I think he's getting proper fed up of it now cos it's just not going to plan and in his words.. I think he's thinking it'll be easier for me to just buy a new one.. finish the bike off that I got and just sell that one on


OK, few questions for you guys then.

1) The spindle to get the swinging arm off is stuck, after trying to bash the sh*t out of it.. it's not moving.. Tried WD40, the lot, but it's not budging.. any ideas?

2) Any workshop manuals I can download which is just pure english or has a section which is just pure english cos all the ones i've downloaded seem to have a bit of english, french, german, italian all on one page!

3) Anyone live near the Berkshire area?
Cheers people.

Cags
where abouts in berkshire are you ?,i'm in didcot in oxfordshire......not too far from certain parts of berkshire
 

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mate if its only the swinger stopping you now chap then don't give up lol
 

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Make sure the bike is secure when you knock the pivot out ie. subframe tied to the roof, and suspension crossmember tied up, too. When i knocked my swingarm pivot through to get the engine out, i accidentally knocked the pivot too far, and it flew out and landed on the floor
It was quite funny trying to hold it all together on my drive, i looked like i was humping the back tyre!


Jack
 
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