Thursday, December 27, 2007

The 40t & SCS

I took my 40 down to the shop today.
I have a nice garage, as many of the Bourbon Bandit's can attest, they call it "The Laboratory" because I have things labeled and put in boxes and bags, and the floor is clean and tools are put away. Hah. At any rate, it's too cold to be working out there comfortably, and I've come up with a nice and wonderful solution. There is a small, old moped parts shop here in town. A little old man named Everett owns it. He has been there since the late 70's, and he has been a great resource for my moped parts. I've made an arrangement to use his shop, since he no longer offers service on mopeds due to his age. So I have at my disposal, many factory tools for Puch, Motobecane, Sachs, Indian mopeds, as wells as a plethora of impossible to find moped parts all organized and inventoried. New rubber boots for your 50v forks, anyone? So I put my 40 onto the nice Airlift table and shot it up to working height. I'm going to get spoiled. I had replaced my stock AV7 with a variated AV7. The rear sprocket was for a Di-moby clutch and I didn't have a 56 tooth sprocket, so it wouldn't spin out the engine enough to get it into the powerband. Well, I have one now, in addition to
  • A Ninja G3
  • Dellorto 15:15 SHA Cable Choke
  • 15mm Shorty intake
  • Malossi Variplus
  • New Motormounts

I am considering a Malossi 62cc kit for the AV7, but I really would like an AV10, and that seems just like money spent for no real good reason, since I wouldn't use that cylinder on the AV10. I might end up getting it anyway, because I think the AV10 is a few years out, yet. It all depends on my next job and what I am making (plus what my soon-to-be wife will let me spend).
These mounts need replaced big time.
I used a factory bushing puller to pull out the old mounts and push in the new ones. It took 30 seconds to remove both sides and 30 seconds to install both sides, thanks to the impact wrench. Using the right tools is great. I just hope I don't get spoiled. Look at my box of Motobecane goodies! Most of these tools can improvised, but it is night to have the right tool for the job right out of the box.


Ajwasp said...

There wouldn't happen to be any Columbis Open Road, with Solo engine parts hidden away in those boxes, that you would want to sell? I have a hard time finding any. Harvey Knight, Portland, Oregon. Thanks. E-mail

Anonymous said...

I like your modifications! I'm fixing up a Motobecane and I know how tricky it can be. I was wondering if I could beg a bit of advice: the bike I'm working on needs a new exhaust, but the stock Sito exhaust are hen's teeth. Do you know of an exhaust that leaves room for the pedals to operate? Perhaps a Sim Exhaust or Proma Exhaust Please keep up the moped love, and I thought the photos for the Austro Diamler you sold where brilliant! People don't often associate mopeds with Robocop.