July 16, 2011

by Jim Zeiser
(Deposit, New York)

Go ahead and laugh all you Chinese scooter stone throwers. I found the cause of my oil leak on the Milano. After putting up with it for a year I finally diagnosed the problem. The high performance head gasket I put on during the valve spring job gave out next to the cam chain tunnel and let oil start dripping out.

I ordered a new one from Parts for scooters and had it two days later.

Today I began the installation and have everything in the engine buttoned up. It started and ran and isn't leaking but I have to give it some time to see if stays dry.

Lest you begin going "Ha, ha Chinese junk", the reason I got on the rebuild in earnest is because the Honda Big Ruckus is down with transmission noises. I have to pull it apart and see what's up there. To me, if it's a scooter it seems to need my attention.

The next story will be about Honda repairs, so stay tuned.

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Aug 23, 2011
Another Successful Repair from the Master!
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Another great update, Jim! Glad you got it diagnosed and fixed. I know how much you enjoy riding your 2-wheelers, so always a shame if one goes down...

Sorry it took me so long to post this... I had a new grandbaby arrive this summer and with over a hundred submissions coming in here on the site every couple of weeks, I've struggled to keep up.

So how about those Honda repairs? ;)

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