Saturday, December 11, 2010

Remember this post?

remember this post? 

guess what? good news, I got one. white 1987 variant sport r. my plan right now is to roll with the stock cylinder. up to a 21mm carb and figure out some sort of pipe. and roll with some ridiculous scooter clutch springs.  Metrakit folded their moped division so the pipe/pipes I wanted are nowhere to be found and are no longer made, bummer. the weakends in florida apparently make a good derbi pipe and it's not too pricey. perhaps ill roll with one of those.
i have plans to port out that stock cylinder and see what revs I can get out of it.

Ive been ripping the bike all over the city stock. i was able to hit 45 on the speedo in the tunnel on 1st ave. so much fun. its my only bike that still has its horn, I love horn jokes. this bike is amazing.

ill get a pic up soon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


The Giants just won the World Series!
the bay gone wild

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


My two favorite rappers released albums this week
Gucci Mane released The Appeal.

you can listen to the whole thing on his myspace page. he leaked it himself before the release date too.
my favorite track is Weirdo. Gucci Tarantino

Weezy droped "I am not a human being" a short 11 song album on his birthday sept 27. Dude is in jail and completely kills it. This album is running itunes right now. #1 the day it was released.
my favorite track off this one is Right above it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pink Dollaz

I put one of their songs up a few posts ago. the more i listen to them the more Im getting into it.
I have NEVER heard better/nastier female rappers.
some highlights:

there are probably other greats. i havent heard a bad pink dollaz song.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

still here

I know all 3 people that read this want to know about what has been happening. I lost my camera at the NYC rally, so I havent had much interesting to put up. I did blow up another kit on my Peugeot in Boston. I found the source of the seizures though. the studs were backing themselves out of the case creating head leaks. I had to keep tightening down the nuts. I got a little too excited about going fast while me, chad burke, and andrew x2, were trying to find the pack again and soft seized locking up the back wheel for a 100+ food skid sesh. the piston pulled up too much niksil so thats 2 airsals and one mallosi kit that this bike have eaten. I had another airsal and already put that on after i lock tighted the studs into the case. a mixture of rain and injuries have kept me from doing any testing on the bike, but im sure i will get it locked before it gets cold out. here is a pic that andy took of me after i seized and cracked open my top end to look at the damage he said make your seize face:

Boston was a great time. big thanks to all KHZ yall are great dudes. I still got a loaner mid rally. Gracious hostery too. better than i could have asked for. I slept on a bed each night. yee

Thursday, August 19, 2010

secret weezy song

ive been on some heart ache mode lately. I discovered this weezy sleeper and it has been on repeat hard. it rose to #1 most played in 2 weeks. weezy babay.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

oh this old thing?

way to pop 2 kits in one week peugeot.
i still love you. im going to plug chop for real this time.
i promise

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Doin eit

Rap has been playing the minor role on the website. Im not sure how I feel about that.

I dont know anything about this guy other than a few of his songs. What I've heard has been heat. I do know he is from california and he has a radio hit out right how:
this one:

it reminds me of this video. northern cali steez:

Here are a few other YG tracks that are worth your time.

and totally unrelated is this track Pink Dollaz! Bonus

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Farewell MB5

I said goodbye to my "reliable" bike today. we had a great time together.
back to blowing up overpowered moped engines i suppose.
as i found it

Rewiring the entire bike (late night)

kitted, pipe, carb..(a single tear drop)

a bike amongst its peers

It was a great bike. I will own another one day. 
now on to variated messes

Friday, June 25, 2010

deuce-e deuce baby baby

Tomorrow I depart for the Hells Satan's rally. Im so pumped. im taking the bus so it's likely that I wont even ride mopeds. I am bringing my skateboard though, trying to shred.

I totally forgot about this song untill the other day. hawt fiyah....still.

also, ive been keeping it real real late night riding most nights of the week.

NYC size fat

Thursday, June 3, 2010

what ive been getting into: Gilardini

i saw some posts on moped army about turning a gila cylinder into a polini. So with a polini cylinder by my side, i did pretty much that. here are pics of my process and finish product.

Proper protection for grind o rama was necessary. i still have peices of aluminum stuck in my skin 3 weeks later.

The first cutting i did was on the piston. I taped off the general size of the oval that i wanted.

next i cut at the cylinder skirt and made those polini baby upper transfer holes. I matched them to the width of the holes that i cut into the piston. it was much more scientific than it looks in the pics.
Next I cut into the cylinder to make the 6th and 7th transfers

then i went at the case to polinify it by extending those baby transfers back to the crank area. I slipped through in one spot but it jb welded up nicely.
lil bit of jb weld up in the spot
case closed up with crank inside. notice the e50 kick start clutch cover. not this engine. that one has the boring old 64cc polini.

here is a fancy picture showing the new transfers

i did all this as study breaks during finals week. this is what my desk looked like after i was done

all in all id guess I spent 6 or so hours of cutting, being very careful. i did the whole thing with my dremel.  I ended up enlarging the main transfers and the exhaust port, but thats boring stuff.
I noticed significant power increase all across the boards especially in the low end and i would recommend this to anyone willing to try it out.
feel free to ask me any questions about the process.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

When it Rains

I woke up this morning to this arriving:
It is a Derbi piston port engine off of a diablo. I have big ssshhhhhh plans for this thing.

then at noon I headed to Westampton New Jersey to pick up this:

They see me rollin

They hatin

440 original miles kids.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

intake velocity, it"s real

Look what I made.

its that black tube connecting the carburetor to the cylinder. it is an intake. It was my first time welding in 8 or so years. it was exciting. I am so excited to do some more welding. who needs an intake? It increased my low end alot. i had this theory that the tube works just like a riffle barrel and shoots the air/gas mixture into the case and into the transfers with high speed causing more to get into the cylinder to be compressed and combusted. more air/gas in there the bigger the combustion, the more power. I hope that makes sense.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

coped another

I got a call from a guy frantically trying to sell me his registered za50. this doesnt make sense because a za50 is just an engine. i ask him if it is just a engine or a whole bike. he says a whole bike and insists that it is a za50. he negociates me from 500 to 150 in a single breath i say ok bring it on. he shows up at my door with this
registered running mkII. i dropped that engine and am putting my kick start e50 on it and got a polini on the cheap im gonna throw on that. fast bike cheapsies.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


damn i slept
He is a good rapper. i never knew. in da club ruined him me from the start. Hearing this has opened my mind. the production is tight. if you like new york rap I highly reccomend.
album download yall

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hello world

I became a member of Mission 23 last week.
mo-peds, mo-problems. i had a nice little potperoui of hickups with the magnum yesterday, including, but not limited to, finding a sizable rock in my gas tank and my engine almost falling off on our group ride to Alan's BBQ. Ill have to go over every nut and bolt before the Louisville rally in less than 2 weeks.
Ive been trying to get my hands on one of these

no luck yet.

not much has changed in the rap world. i dont feel inclined to big anyone up aside from mac dre (rip).

Friday, February 26, 2010

This blog is about mopeds too

I got a line on a rare as hufk mag wheel. im thinking of putting on the front of my magnum.
my wheels would be like this one minus the disc brake:
Way big props to Tomahawk Tuning. not only is this bike inspiration for wheel styles but it is a pretty huge feat of tuning wizardry. im not even sure that tuning is the right word for what has been done on this bike. for details check here:

anyway, im not trying to bite. but i guess thats just what it is. id feel like a jerk if i were to take the color scheme too. im thinking ill stick with red and white though. I hope this post isnt a jinx. i shouldnt go tooting any horn before i got it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thought id give these kids some shine

Im really feeling these dudes. Its the Cool Kids based out of chicago. I have huge admiration for a group that can keep their raps about local things and get national buzz. Cool Kids is one of those groups. They could be considered hipster-hop yadda yadda, i dont care though. their music is tight. they rap about what is important. BMX..

Deal, you tupac babies.

another dude in their crew is hollywood holt. aparently my homie cliffy knows this guy. check him out if you want more of this type of swing.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

its a life style

I cant help from smiling when seeing this picture and i know why. Spakoli represents something pure, something reckless and free. Every time that I have a second thought or regret I take a step away from Spakoli. Jesus "Spakoli" Christo:

i gotta rock the bagel tucked into the pants style sometime

Sunday, February 14, 2010


A friend recently asked me to list my top 5 Gucci Mane songs, so I thought id share:

this is comming from an extreemly superficial review of his library. dude has stacks of albums and probably over a hundred songs i havent heard. most of my exposure is through youtube. which is shitty. All said and done, Gucci is so tight. i could listen to him rap about anything over any beat. challenge that.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Magnum incarnations

this is my magnum a month after i got it. kitted up bonerific
treats 70cc kit
19mm dellorto phbg
tecno boss

This is it now. i rebuilt everything. every system is replaced. cylinder, carb, exhaust, crank, electric, the specs are this:
gilardoni 74cc kit
mikuni TM24 flatslide carb
Motomatic seattle destroyer pipe
stuffed dmp crank
3 shoe clutch, paz springs
treats CDI dremeled a couple mm past full advance
all the electric is up in the side covers, nice and tidy.
i have more tuning to do, but the bike runs now and it pretty peppy.


game recognize game

I started this blog thinking I would talk about mopeds and rap. we will see how it goes.