Monday, January 13, 2014

I'm still alive...

Not dead yet. These are things that have been happening:
I have too many things to talk about. So much amazing stuff going on. as you can see some crazy vespa things are happening and even more are in the works. I have a beautiful wife now, and between all the rallies and events we are planning to hit, I think that this season may be the best one ever. Ill be back soon to talk deets. ta ta for now!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Clutch braces.

So Jake Cain hooked it up with cutting these centers out of the stock clutch flywheel deal. Super simple instant lightened clutch. Not much of an update but whatever. Oh and the engine is all buttoned up and all I need to do for assembly of top end is cut an aluminum spacer for proper cylinder height.
Oh yeah and Megan and I went to nyc and had a blast. hung out with nick from mpg and he showed us an awesome time and took us to go hang out at 2nd Stroke. They got a sweet shop out there and mission23 guys are way cool. They let me ride a tallbike motron, and I proceeded to fall off it and almost hit a lady! Oh and I proposed to megan (I made the ring) we are officially engaged!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Some moar clutches

Huge thanks to sean lynch from tuscon az, shipped me a superfresh jawa 207 clutch, for free including shipping! What a rad guy. Even threw in extra starter clutches!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Some ringland porting

My good friend and fellow casseroller jimbo (moped taco) called me up and wanted to do some ringland porting aka lateral gas porting, I figured i might as well go ahead and do the parmakit piston as long as i was getting everything out for doing it tomorrow night. This is the result. If you don't know about it find the thread on ma about it. There is some great advice from local snowmobile racing legend and rollerskating master, known as bigblockfiero on the forums. Heres a pic of my shabby results. I did it freehand, so it turned out alright, but the bit walked slightly and the half round holes on a few didn't come out flawless. Whatever, it should work. Ill get some action shots tomorrow when jimbo and I do some moooooaaaaaaar. Alrighty thats all for now!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

progress... and a new toy

So I test fitted the crank and piston with the kit and the cases finally today, still need to order bearings and seals. But with centering the crank just by hand and checking the piston at tdc and bdc things are looking pretty sweet. Here's some photos:

As you can see, not perfect... but very close. I have been told that the parmakit is like this on mobys as well. I have never ran one on a moby, thats just what I've heard. I will probably still be doing an aluminum spacer, as I feel pretty uneasy about just stacking base gaskets that thick.

So with my mind at ease about not having to deck this thing like crazy just to make it work, it will go quickly from here. I forgot photos but I also finished case matching the transfers, so those are all good now. I also grabbed one of those threaded exhaust nut things from my friend Nick, and I am essentially going to make a spring mount ball joint style exhaust, minus the ball joint. I think it is probably the most practical way to make a motobecane pipe from a standard style mounting pipe. So expect to see that soon as well.

Oh and I got something else that should prove to be fun:
I have been following mars in his programmable curve cdi adventures, and checking out what some other people have been up to, and I really want in on the action. It's definitely some cutting edge moped stuff... albeit way over my head. I really may just use that as an excuse to make some other cool shit with this thing. Maybe some fun music related stuff. But on sale for $15 at microcenter today, I literally could not walk out of there without one.

Well thats about it for tonight, I decided that I will try and end every blog post from now on with a random photo from my library that I really like, so here it is, my beautiful lady and fellow casseroller putting a new intake and carb on her cl70. This was a while ago, before she put the 125 on it. Enjoy:

This was in our first apartment together. We had no garage, so this was in our bedroom, and yes that is carpet. And yes we had two mopeds in the living room... and no we did not get our deposit back.

Got some new tots in the casserole!

Just got some new members! Congrats jed, JAKE, nicole, and brian!!! Heres a link to maizes blog post about it with some awesome photos of initiation, 2013 is gonna be amazing with these guys on board!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I finally put a couple bikes up on the garage @, heres the links, hit the like button if ya like!