Monday, January 29, 2007

New expansion

Another mod! Well, it looks good, but does it work?
Yes, it does. I'm hitting 55mph in 3rd gear and topping out at 65 mph. Being a left sided exhaust most of the power is in the higher rev range. I think I've lost abit of power at the bottom end althogh it picks up quick enough. It's a lot lighter than my old standard pipe and this one is in Thai chrome which isn't the best! I asked for stainless but there weren't any available at the time. I'll see how it fairs in the rainy season. And if it's no good I'll hunt down a stainless one.

Pros? Fast, light and cheap.
Cons? Bad chrome and the welds have been done by Mr. Crappy.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Front shock

This is the first attempt as you can see the shock was a bit short at the top! So the bracket was extended a bit.

After having another front shock die, I decided to look for a cheaper alternative to a Bitubo or Sebac. I found this a "Yoshimura" Thai version. It was originally intended for a Yamaha Mio, a motorcycle/
scooter hybrid. After measuring it several times and thinking "Well. If I don't try,I'll never know" . I bought it and took it along to my local bike shop and they did the rest. The shock is fitted upside down , a cup / holder was made to resemble the original Piaggio desisn and the "Top" of the shock was inserted and secured with a bolt. Now I know it can be done, the next step will a gas version, a little bit more expensive but a bit softer.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Inside my panels.

A few people have commented on the side panels, and so far they've all been good! Thanks. Here are some images of the inside, not quite as ascetic , but you can see how it was done.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Kiehin 24mm +Strange manifold

So here it is! A cheap Keihin 24 mm carb and an unusual looking manifold. Picture 1+2.
Bottom 3 pics. fitted. with a modified Cosa air hose.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

A few more photos.

Monday, August 15, 2005

My Yellow Vespa

3 years of planning, 2 years of saving and 9 bloodey months of waiting!!!!