Saturday, January 12, 2019

Friday, December 28, 2018

Tank for the Momster

Had an idea while prepping the tank. I always like the look when you sand thru the guide coat and get the color of the primer thru. I thought what if I painted the tank an accent color and then painted over it with black and then sanded thru. Worst case is I wouldn't like it and could just finish with a color coat. I think it turned out pretty good. I still need to clear coat it. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Momster swap coming together

Been working on the Momster bike. Made a new seat cover, got spoke tubes, rebuilt the bottom end, painted the frame and subframe.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Free Spirit Hobbit Swap

I have been working on a free spirit hobbit swap. So far I made motor mounts and shortened the frame. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tomos Revival A35

Picked up a Tomos Revival from a guy who said he stopped riding it due to an oil leak.
It is a pretty cool version. It is an electric start A35. Not many of those were made. It ran fine and started up easy but made lots of noise. I tried to fill the tranny with fresh fluid and it all drained out the bottom. . . Upon further inspection I found the case was cracked. I pulled it apart and one of the bearings had completely let go and there were loose bearings grinding around in the cases. 

I got new cases and will be doing a full bottom end rebuild. This bike is super fun and strange at the same time. It has so many random bits that are unique to this bike. Like the fake plastic tank. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Polini X3

Picked up a Polini X3. They are really similar to a KTM 50, Husky 50 with the Morini Franco engine. But the Polini is all its own. 
Got so many extra parts with it. A spare 70cc top end and even a full set of individually wrapped Polini spokes. 
The bike did not run, the ignition and carb were taken off and the clutch was not shimmed properly. I found the parts in the box and put it back together and it ripps.