Friday, April 19, 2013

Rando shop pics and we got a Squirrel.

So you ever wanted to see what the inside of a Sachs oil injection looked like? No!? Well youre gonna get pics anyways.

 Minarelli Necronomicon, be jealous. 
 Throwback ped with Tony AKA MOPED's employee of the week.
 Monsoon ride home.
 So I was doing my regular 1 way streets labyrinth to alleys test ride route.... and I see this little dude in the MIDDLE of the red hot ranch parking lot. I almost ghost rode the Targa LX I was testing out, but I kept my cool. We saved him from who knows what kind of SUV hitting him (or her?)
I named him Dakota and he is sleeping in a box full of pogs on my desk. Score.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hick Fixes AKA I Work at a Moped Shop / Ciao Town / Racks on Racks.

So we got this A3 tomos into the would only idle and would die if you gave it gas. HRM what could that mean? Leak? Jetting? Timing? HAHAH no, try an A35 piston in an A3 cylinder... Ok that's not possible is it? Because the A3's are 10 pin cranks and the A35s have a 12 pin crank, not to mention a piston suited for reeds. Well these dudes made it kind of happen. Drilled the crank bushing out to 12mm (they did a really nice job) and threw that A35 piston in there. A+ for effort dudes!!!
Stock A3 10mm crank bushing.
This is the A3 crank bushing they drilled to 12mm SWEET!
Check this sweet intake!
15mm Sha bolted right on.

This is my new best friend. 1977 Ciao I bought from my buddy Ryan Nash who got it from Rob Balk. $75 with the title. Came in a box and I'm stoked to be shredding the streets on it. 
 Has Dellorto 12:10 drilled out to 13:13, Malossi Contra spring, stock Euro 8 roller varo with 4 weights taken out, weird ass baby proma hack and weld pipe, and some iffy porting.
 Free parts are the best parts. Hooking up the break lights as soon as i get another switch! 
 Rode the laguna the other night, I think my bearings went bad or something. I need to pour some crisco on this thing.
 Got a rack for my Variant Sport from Orange Robin at the STL rally, Stoked!
 The wonderful Pepi got racks on racks and its so nice. I roll around with so many baguettes on deck.  
you could literally put probably 25 Oreo boxes in these. Options.
 My Gf visited and we did a touristy ride. CHICAGO.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Ruffians Present: Locked up in the Lou. STL RALLY

So this weekend was the STL Ruffians rally, I've been excited for this one for a while. I knew this was going to be in interesting rally because the St. Louis moped scene has been changing in the last few years.  I'm very close to the I-70 Tribes (Lawrence Ks, KCMO, O'Fallon, COMO, and STL) because I got into mopeds when I lived in Lawrence and they were the first ones to throw rallies around me. In a way, they got me hooked on mopeds :) The old STL crew was called IRE and they seemed to lose steam, The Ruffians formed out of the surviving members (Beth, Scooter, Madmatt, and Boner!). Not to mention the old IRE gang absolutely hated MA and were kind of inclusive. The rally this year was huge compared to the older STL rallies. I'ts just interesting what a little positive thinking and not hating on other people who are into mopeds will get you. The rally was held at Mad Art (thx to beth <3) which from what I understand is a restaurant and gallery that is in an old jail. It was great to hang with all the moped people I know in the midwest and my I-70 family. My Derbi variant sport was cruising with the kitted bikes and I need to re-GPS it! The Ruffians threw a great rally and I will totally be back next year. Here are a ton of photos. 

9 bikes, 1 Tacoma.

Bob attended, I missed Laura, and the one arm man crashed.
Hnrz Slum Village.
Holy rollers came threw to make breakfast. This is a tradition at these Missouri rallies, SO GOOD!
2 stroke oil and film, bring only what you need. With ADAM!

Last min moped scurry.
Troll in real life. with Ryan Nash.

Moped butts and cuts.
Rainey Skatepark ride.
This dude was shooting up in his dick, I tried to stop him.

The Anheuser-Busch factory is so evil looking.
Blk Blk gang photo. Looking sweet.

Mid-Mo only!

Nerd Camera talk.

"I think he's dead"
So we came up with this GREAT idea at 3 am.

Party Danimal.

Line was getting long and I had to take a #2 :(!


dont mess with us.
rally season has begun.