Last time Freddie test rode my 50cc motobecane race bike he really liked the riding position better than on his peugeot 103 with 80′s style twisted handle bars and high seat position, so he brought his bike back to make the conversion. It feels like a new bike much safer to ride.
I lowered and pushed the seat back just like we used to do it as kids in France. Instead of using cheap clip-ons that never get tight enough, I bent, cut and welded clubman handle bars just like on my race bike. I installed a new Lusito throttle n grip, my favorite, and upgraded the ignition with the MVT Millenium cdi from http://www.treatland.tv
The bike’s previous riding position:
The bike’s new riding position and Freddie’s warm up routine before blasting the streets of LA.
Freddie commutes everyday with his fast bike becoming unsafe with the small drum brake system.
Another challenge for Tomahawk, adapting a low cost disc brake system on the 5 star front wheel without machining any aluminum part.
I’m using my 103 RCX old EBR fork and Grimeca brake assembly from the 2010 polini cup + new $16 rotor disc + $20 of hardware.
Good plug color and home made fork brace.
How to turn a set of pedals into a heavy duty custom made peg + launch lever… heat up, bend, cut, grind and weld.
Freddie happy with his new disc brake and much safer bike.
Disc brake testing on Sunset Blvd, beating the traffic… and getting few thumbs up.
Fred brought back his peugeot 103 for few upgrades. Apparently, the bike is a real chick magnet riding down the streets of Beverly Hills. I need to ride there more often, can I borrow your bike? lol
I installed the lights, removed the pedals and the bicycle chain, installed the anodized pegs, modified the pedal shaft to prevent the pegs from spinning and create room for the launch lever.
The malossi launch lever doesn’t mount easy and need some modification to clear the sub frame. I also reinforced the weak bracket bolted on the engine cases. I placed the lever a little low to clear the cdi cover at top end since that launch lever is not a perfect fit. I prefer to work with the other model sold at Treats.
By pressing on the launch lever Fred will help the soft stock spring and increase the rpms at low end for better acceleration. It’s very useful uphill or when you need extra power to get out of a dangerous situation in traffic.
The launch lever I usually prefer to modify but was out of stock:
The malossi launch lever:
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Fred just picked up his Peugeot 103 sp polini 70cc.
He’s so happy and reliving his teenage years. He loves the sound the ninja pipe. He’s gonna have to break it in and keep the oil mix rich for 3 or 4 full tanks.
I did 10 miles with the bike today and we can see that the chain stretched out. I told Fred to tighten it as soon as he gets home.
After the break in Fred will probably mount some pegs (the way he remembers mopeds growing up in France) but I tried to convince him to keep the pedals. The good thing about the pegs is that I’ll be able to install a launch lever needed on his bike for low end because of the soft stock engine spring.
Enjoy man! Don’t forget to buy a helmet and blast the streets of LA…
I finished the bike and fired it up. One push and it started right away, it even kept the idle. I must have done something right. It felt really good even though I started rich with a big main jet. The oil mix is rich too for a safer break in. I lowered the pipe 1 inch to clear the pedals. The only thing left for Fred is to buy and mount the lights.
One more bike out of the shop ready for pick up, I can now get back to Daggr1.
I also fabricated a threaded knob for the storage box.
Here’s the set up available at http://www.Treatland.tv