mopeds


moped rally (ceremony)
September 27, 2010, 5:56 pm
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this weekend was ceremony, presented by the creatures (you already knew this). What you may not know is that this rally was radical. I gotta thank Lee for putting us up at your house (big thanks for the tent), the breakfast, tools and superglue, and the sweet stoop to hang out on. I should also thank everyone else involved in planning and executing the rally. The rides were rad, the chase van was sweet, food solid, and party awesome.

My favorite parts of the rally:
1. Breaking down less than two miles into the ride friday, then getting in the van and drinking beer, towing travis alongside up the hill, loading bikes onto the roof, then having food waiting for me at in-n-out.
2. Finding out I blew a seal, getting a new one (treats thanks!), and gluing it in and it holding the whole weekend
3. Splitting lanes through the presidio tunnel; must have been chaos in the back of the pack
4. Going fast down the Great Highway
5. Blasting the Golden Gate Bridge
6. The no-motor downhill race. I left early, watched some people, then got in the mix and following Mike on his derbi (they blast everyone down hills), then looking back then forward and see that I’m in the ditch about to go down.
7. The best blackberry EVER in the ditch at the bottom of the no-motor race
8. Throwing a water balloon at the girls in Bolinas
9. PARTY

Sorry, no pictures but Justin Tom took a ton on the back of Justin’s scooter, and Nick might have taken a few with his stupid phone.

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Racing Parts (part 1)
December 4, 2008, 2:36 am
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So I got my gilardoni, pipe and head today. The gilardoni was soft seized, but the damage was very minimal. There are a few scores in the piston, but the cylinder is fine and its got new rings. I’m sure it will do great, especially for an unbeatable price. I got the stock reeds with it and an intake to run a phbg on a e50, so I’m going to have to fab up an intake. I’ll get some pics of that, and you will see how tight (and perfectly) the gila fits in my variant frame.

The head is a metrakit 47mm decom head designed for the flat reed cylinders, ¬†and its basically identical to the stock head except well its bigger. I’m going to have to figure out how to make the decomp work as there is no hole in the cylinder from the head sealing point to the exhaust port. I saw lee make the hole for a peugeot cylinder, but I could just as easily just cut out a small channel out of the decomp channel to open air. Regardless, it will make the bike way easier to start and I won’t have to cut any fins.

The pipe is a 75cc zen which is hydroformed. The header has a HUGE inner diameter and the chamber is nearly the size of a doppler. It looks pretty but I’m going to have to cut it and slightly re-angle it so its not dragging too low. I’m also going to have to add a bracket to support it because the one on there aligns with the swingarm and thats not going to work.

I also ran into rafter today at 77, and I think I’m going to have the frame powdercoated. I’m thinking green and black.