Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Good Housekeeping

2 quick things:

1) I have some heads for sale on Moped Army buy/sell

Aftermarket 'treats' Hi comp 50 and 70, $25 shipped. The 50 is in perfect cond. The 70 was a little beat up but i re-faced it on the lathe.

Batavus M48 hi comp 50 cc. I think i decked this about .025". They can go a lot further, but this is definitely a noticeable gain especially on the upper midrange where these things have no power whatsoever.

#B) Thanks so much to everyone voting for the Cranks this round of MA branch review. Two handsome and fabulous Mosquito Fleeters even put us in their blogs. The warm fuzzies are just flying around the interwebs, getting stuck in the nooks and crannies and in my butter There are a lot of REALLY AWESOME GANGS applying for MA Branch Status this year and we Cranks are so honored to have the chance to apply. Thanks for all the kind words and supports MA, hopefully we'll get in and can continue spreading the love and warm fuzzies.

See you midwest cats in louisville at thanksgiving!

Super Sketchy Brah.

Seeing as Cristophe put up some sketches of far off projects (maybe his isn't very far off) I guess its ok for me to show you what i've been doodling when i should be doing my homework.

Maybe recent posts on the forum will tip someone off as to what this is... I've been thinking a lot lately about finally building a top tank. MB5 or maybe CBR125 forks, swingarm (monoshock) wheels and a motor to make it worth it. Something I could practically and reliably ride on the highway or race on some of the local underground TT races. I love the idea of using scooter parts, especially variators so i can fix the engine. I definitely get off on the engineering and pioneering aspect of this kind of thing, and it would be a blast to build my own engine, do some finite element analysis (a class which i am taking and loving the crap out of right now) and have a crankcase CNC machined from billet. Send out for some heat treating... the works.

Who knows if anything will ever come of it, but it never hurts to dream. Maybe Project 'MOPED FACTORY PHASE 2: Return of the Profits' will net a little extra walking around money while leaving me with some spare time. Ha yeah right.