Saturday, December 31, 2011

A little Progress (intake/carb installed)

Well I finally got around to working on the moped again, not much but i have moved it right next to my TV hoping to motivate me to get this damn thing finished. Today I went to Home Depot and bought a dishwasher hose and a clamp, cut the hose to size and mounted the carb.

Up next find a damn bolt that will fit the muffler. I thought it was a m6 but it they only seem to screw in a few threads. This is how it sits now. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Custom Intake Manifold

Trace Your Gasket

Drill Your Bolt Holes
File Your Port
Notice The Square to Circle Transition 
Old Motorcycle Bars
Make Your Cut
Perfect Intake
Handlebar Carnage

Confirm Clearance

Begin Your Weld

Wooded Jig To Line Up Ports

Begin to Grind
And File

Confirm Bolt Placement

Grassroot Art Work

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tail/Brake light mount

I've been looking for a pipe that would fit perfectly in the tail end of the frame, but I haven't had much luck with that. This piece is pretty close. When mounted in the frame, I should be able to unscrew the light and keep the base in place. I'm thinking I will use hot glue to secure the pipe in the end of the frame. I"ll make and update once i get it mounted. I"m hoping sometime in the future to find a metal pipe so i can use some jb weld to mount it in the frame. 

Brake Light Wiring

I started by drilling two/three holes into my frame. I say three because there is two layers you have to drill through on the top bar of the frame. I used a vacuum to pull a thread through the frame, then i tied 2 fishing lines to the string and pulled that through. I used two lines instead of one because my holes weren't big enough to run them both at the same time. Over all it was a PIA but i think it's going to be well worth it in the end, but I have decided to not run the wires going to the front forks in the frame. (by the way, the wire does run out the back for my tail/brake light)