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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

RM85 Derbi Dirt Ped Start 5

I got a Suzuki RM85 rolling chassis and a Derbi Start 5 engine.
I wasn't originally going to motor swap it, but then I had a spare Derbi engine that looked like it would fit in well. 



I cut some custom engine mount plates and got to work. originally I was going to use a flat reed, but then a start 5 fell into my lap. I made the mount go thru the swingarm mount so that way it would stay aligned. Aligning everything was difficult, but I got it pretty straight. After removing all the material of the frame I needed to add some new down tube supports. 





I used tubing in my vice and a big tube over it and bent it slowly one cm at a time. 






 After I got everything welded up, I sanded it, primed it, and painted it with a 2 part urethane paint. After paint, I then started cleaning up all the parts and putting it back together. 


 I got this awesome pipe... But it doesn't fit so I guess I gotta hack it up.
I also picked up new plastics and took a test photo before I got eh frame painted. 






Monday, April 11, 2022

I found a whole bunch of beans on the side of the road

 I am trading beans for custom intake welding

XR200Rs have intake boots that are no longer made and often tear so I am forced to make something custom. I make a plate and adaptor that I will connect with a hose. Tyler tig welded them together for me. 





Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Spark Plug Side Gapping

 

 Is this video I am side gapping some plugs. This does A LOT for the performance of the engine.
The increased electrode exposure guides the angle of the flame front down towards the center of the combustion chamber promoting a faster, more complete and even burn thus increase power, performance and fuel mileage as well as reducing plug fouling.


Friday, February 18, 2022

Lateral gas porting

I learned this technique from Matt Kneen. He was building racing snowmobiles and we used it on mopeds and saw noticeable gains with a high comp head, and high timing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Drum Brake Bracket for Disk Brake Forks

 I made a little bracket so you can run drum brake wheels on disk brake forks. 


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Sorting Wheels and making a new rack

 I am going thru my garage and trying to insulate it before it gets too cold. I have been pulling things off the walls, insulating, and putting them back. 


My wheel are was a total disaster. I pulled the wheels down, lowered the shelf so I could put more on the shelf, and then put the wheels back at a higher height. 






The new rack holds 10 rims. . . but I currently have 17. So I am going to go thru them and and choose the ones I want to keep and sell the rest. 

I also made a little video about the rack. 



Monday, November 8, 2021

Magnum Update!

 I am been neglecting this blog. I started doing a lot of YouTube content and my blog has taken a back seat. But I am going to try to keep it up to date. 


I finished the magnum rebuild and make it into a YouTube mini series. 













Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Puch Magnum Rebuild

 A Puch Magnum got dropped off and I gotta bring it back from the dead. 

Here are some photos of it as of now. 






Monday, May 17, 2021

Puch Maxi Rebuild Series

 Hey everyone I have been busy making a video series all about rebuilding a Puch Maxi LS. Check out my YouTube playlist to follow along.  I just finished the 7 part series bring a crusty 84 Puch LS from stock barn find to shiny kitted ripper.



Thursday, May 6, 2021

KTM Freeride Electric!

 I picked up an electric KTM Freeride E-XC. I have wanted something electric for a long time and this one kind of fell into my lap. It is such a comfortable ride with all the dirt bike features and a electric powertrain. 

I have been riding it everywhere and making lots of little videos about it!







Sunday, March 14, 2021

Finished the CR85R Build - Street Legal 2T

 Just completely finished the CR85R. I got it DNR tabbed and plated! Now to ride around the city!!!









Monday, February 8, 2021

How to cook hotdogs with your moped!

You ever get hungry and need to cook your hot dogs and only have a moped? 

Well its easier than you think! 



Saturday, February 6, 2021

Working on a Sting seat

I got this Sting seat in the mail from a friend. He is doing a build off and I was asked to do it up! I am really excited to see the end results. Follow along!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

How to change a tire

 I made two quick videos about changing tires with tire spoons and zip ties.

Let me know if it helps you.



Monday, January 11, 2021

How to time an HPI CDI ignition

 I made this video about HPIs. I hope it can help someone. People seem to have an issue with the fact that the flywheel doesn't have a woodruff key. Its a really simple system once you understand it. 


Thursday, December 31, 2020

Xr200r Air Filter oiling video

 I picked up a new lens and wanted to test it out. I made a little video of me changing the air filter on the xr200r. 



Saturday, December 12, 2020

New graphics for the cr85

I finally installed new graphics on the cr85 and finished this bike up. I can't wait for spring to go for a ripp. 

 


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Onyx Seats

 Man I have been banging out Onyx seats. I have done like 15 of them in the last month.