Thursday, December 18, 2008

The new guy

Well, I managed to find myself a good deal on a Hobbit, and I'm quite excited. This seems to be a bit of a return to my first moped, which was an Express, but many things on the two bikes are very similar, including my favorite color, Yellow and White. It was titled and plated as well, which is nice, making for cheap transportation. I need to drag it up the elevator and into the house here so I can get it running, but somehow the idea of cleaning and inspecting the fuel system on the carpet sounds like a no-no. I might just have to work down in the underground parking lot. I may be selling off my Yellow Maxi to support my new hobbit. I've got two maxi's, plus I've gotten bored with the Maxi Taxi. I just don't know what else to do with it but ride, and I have to say that the enjoyment is about 75% build 25% ride for me these days. New pictures soon!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Goodbye Bing Jets!

I've been aching to get rid of my Bings recently, because I haven't enjoyed tracking down and paying for the jets. I have a decent selection, but I never seem to have quite the right jet. Bing works so well on my wife's green Maxi, sits under the side covers nicely, you can choke it, the stock airbox works well. A few of us Mosquito's were sitting around (I just wanted to include myself in that group, since I'm all legit now) and I had the idea that dellorto jets might be close enough to fit into the Bing emulsion tube if it were drilled and tapped to fit. Well, that happens to be the case. I took an 11/64 drill bit and ran the old threads and material out of the emulsion tube from the Bing. It drilled out pretty easily, but the side walls were left incredibly thin, but still holding nicely. So then I took my tap (the dellorto jet thread size is 5mm x .8) and threaded the dellorto jet into the tube, and it fits right nice and snug in the same location as the stock bing jet. I haven't had a chance to run it yet, but I think I might take another emulsion tube and add some JBWeld to the boxed area and making it round and even with the rest of the tube. I'm worried I might develop a small leak in the emulsion tube by the jet, it's awfully thin. Yay for up close focused pictures (I've been practicing!)