Sabatino Moped and Two-Stroke

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Randoms from end of March

Powder Coating on one of Wayne's General Tanks

JJ putting some finishes on MB5Moby

White Garelli VIP

We're building up a Garelli VIP. Powdercoating things White is hell.
Anything floating around this filthy shop that can land on the part seems to.

Whitewall tires, and a filthy jump suit.

Starting to come together.

We're doing a pretty modest engine build on this one. Porting the stock jug, and running a simonini exhaust.
Expect it finished and up for sale around the end of the month.

Finishing my SF Vespa V9A

This was my bike at the end of last race season.

Sort of glorious in it's own fucked-up way. Frame twisted, spray-painted, sticker covered, multiple tears in the body, clutch wasted... It still started on one kick, and went fast. I rode it to band practice on the freeway twice a week.

Everything stripped down...

Body Work finished, body filler over low spots.

Primed, then 3 hours of sanding.

Powdercoated everything but the frame.

Painted, coming together.

Stickers by Miguel Rivera.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Look the Fuck out.

JJ's race SF. Holy god.

Small Frame Body Work

The first track day is this Saturday. My frame came back from the metal cleaners Monday. It was worse then I thought under all the bondo.

JJ gave me a crash course in Metal working.

Re shaping the engine side cowel.

The entire rear end was twisted and shifted off to the right.
Whatever he's doing up there, it worked great.

I make some pretty cool faces when not wearing protective eye wear.

Welding up all of the tears.

Tears are welded.

Today I grind down all of the welds. Skim coat a small bit of bondo, and spray primer.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

MB5 Suspension on Motobecane

Since we put the MB5 Front end on this moby, we decided to make the swing arm fit with the matching rear wheel. It's quite a bit longer and the sprocket sits quite a bit further out from the wheel. JJ did some nice welding.

Clip on Handlebars made from an old triple tree top, and some pipe. All JJ's idea.
Again, nice welds, JJ.

Pretty nice so far. The rear sprocket holds a 420 chain. The front sprocket holds a 415 chain.
A dished Moby rear sprocket welded to the stock MB5 sprocket fixes the chain alignment, and chain pitch problems.

My LeoVince SF pipe. Powdered red for practice.

SF engine coming together. New shift cross, rear axle bearing, gasket set, and clutch will get this ready for the year.

I've been busy, and my bench shows it.

One week left before the first race, and my scooter hasn't been painted.


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Portland, OR Moped and Two-Stroke mechanic.