Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Duldrums

I've not been able to wrench on a ped since last Friday. I put on some new tires, which I'm finally getting efficient and quick at, and trouble shot a taillight.

I feel like my 40t isn't going to be finished any time soon, the mags I had powder coated for them came out flawed, so they are getting re-shot, and I can't really do anything with it in the mean time. I need to figure out seating for it at any rate. I have 3 motors to build, and I haven't had a chance to build them. I've done all the case work, but I just haven't had a chance to put the new bearings on and slap it all back together. Sorry Jake, I'll have it done soon! Soon as I'm done with those engines, I'm going to put together the Green Maxi. I hope I can hang on to it. I had my personal moped collection take a hit due to unemployment, and I am down to 5, but I think I can afford to keep this green one. The Swinger1 is all together let me tell you it is the Gorilla's banana! I do need to tighten up my Paz springs just a smidgen more, but that Homoet6p is a monster pipe! Again, waiting for nice weather to dial in the jetting and ride it. I hope to have the Green Maxi together before I get my ZA50 back from Motion Left Mopeds, so I don't get to distracted. I'd like to ride the Magnum to Louisville in April for the rally, and perhaps to Elkhart, not sure if my van needs taken to either rally, it depends on how many Ponies are going.

I'm going to be in Seattle interviewing for grad school march 28th. I'll be out there for a few days, and I'm going to be interviewing and looking for an apartment or a small house in the Ballard area. Does anyone know of a good place that will be open in the spring /summer? What are the chances of a loaner ped for a few days? Just something to run around town with. I have a cousin out there who rides a scoot, I suppose I could borrow that, but what kind of impression would the Mosquitos' have of me if they saw me riding around on a scooter?

1 comment:

deanhatesyou said...

haha no scooter! give us a holler before you come out, we'll put you on something! it might be slower and more ghetto than you're used to, but it'll be fun!