24 December, 2010

NL Dreams

Only if I lived in the Netherlands. Some people may have seen this before but here is a 48mm fabrizi kit they have over there. crazy crazy crazy. Super rare there though  so wishful thinking for serious.

Look at the exhaust flange thickness. soooo thin. I stole all these pictures from www.vespa-ciao.nl so yeah yeah

18 December, 2010

Si you soon or why did I get another vespa moped.

So a while back I had this red Moby and I wasnt super in to it. I heard Wayne from the Cutters wanted one and I knew he had awesome SI so we talked about trading. Then after like 3 months it happened. Stoked!. It has a Cdi so thats rad. hers some of whats been going on.
Rob Rebuilt this Minarelli motor the other day
Bye Bye pedals. Custom pegs thanks to Mr. Naz of Seattle. My Pedals dont work because of my Simo case half so pegs are a strategic choice for racing.
Cut for the 90mm us pulley I was running.
I had to cut 5 mm off the back of the Simo intake hole in my frame to run my 100mm Euro pulley. Lets hope it doesn't crack in half.
Polini 64 head left Pinasco head left. Note the offset spark plug on the Pinasco.

Some poor pics of the work I am doing on the pinasco.
I ran out of gas at The Precinct a.k.a. Hoffman. He said he had some premix in the garage. So i fill up with the can labeled "motul 40:1" i fill up the .35 gallons that the express will hold and ride out to St. Johns. On my way back in to town the next day it kept getting real real hot and soft siezed like 4 times. I pushed it for awhile let it cool down and gassed up. It ran fine minus a little compression. Turns out hoffa had straight gas in that can. how silly. The thing went through a full tank of straight gas and was fine. I rode like 30 miles or so. You gotta love a honda.
How could you stay mad at this guy? yeah he had his gas can labeled wrong but the express didnt care at all. plus look how old timey he looks.

When I got the SI it had no spark but it sure looked good.

I slapped this Ducati Cdi box and it sparked for days.
So much fun to get to the carb!
The bike has great compression, super bomb spark, and its getting gas but it wouldn't run. I figured the problem out pretty quickly. One of the holes tapped into the small case half is stripped out so it has an air leak right to the crank. Time to drop the engine and put a different case half on. While its apart I might as well open the intake and put my old 58c kit on and cut the crank.  should be blasty.
The headlight has some history.
My work bench is getting a little cluttered.

I love you Big Sky Brewery!

09 December, 2010

case matching.

The ports on the pinasco are pretty small. I opened up my case like crazy for my 58cc kit and so I have quite a bit of metal to remove from the pinasco. Not like thats gonna hurt any thing. I blew up that polini 75 kit with the huge exhaust port. I need a new piston for it. The cylinder still looks good. it will  interesting to see how the two compare.
I wish I had my scanner at the shop. The instructions for the pinasco kit say if you are running a pipe 13 13 carb and airfilter with this kit run a 72 jet. I am shooting more for 110 and work my way down. I ws running a 102 in the 58 and a 106 in the 75 polini. I cant wait to get this thing all done and mounted. I will post pics up later. My case suffered a bit of damage from the polini failure. nothing some sand paper can fix.

05 December, 2010

Oh yeah Pinasco

Umm Yeah I am getting one of these

Oh yeah pinasco 80cc kit aluminium so fast.
646 grams instead of about 1300.