Article updated September 2012.
Puch Magnum with Peugeot 70cc polini variated engine, latest version.
New custom flat charcoal grey paint, dirt front tire, race rear tire, single piston disc brake, low rise handle bar, Tomos square head light, square grill, seat upholstery, aluminum rod ends launch lever.
Casey, king of the wafer thin depth of field, shot these sweet pics of the magnum.
Catch director Matt Chevlen’s dark moped drama, “Blank Generation”; screening this Saturday, January 9th. The movie costars Jamisin (me) and the variated Puch Magnum (pre-powdercoating) . Just Facebook Matt for more info!
Wheels and three bags of odds and ends are back from powder coating.
Got these back from Melvin in the perfect sesame color. We did not powdercoat these parts because half are plastic. “Come on Dee” Kinsler calls this color “Caucasian”
Due to brittle simo and airleak-phobic pistons, here is a little different set up. The Malossi/Simonini combo had amazing pull and the best sound ever, however due to circumstances, this will be the next/current incarnation. Luckily, I had my Ashton Kutcher coolpix instead of phone cams today.
This is the first working setup: 21mm carb, simonini circuit pipe, malossi 70cc, doppler clutch-pulley, mvt millennium ignition, malossi cases, bidalot variator, malossi head. (Borrowed Wheels)
Trying to decide on paint options for variated Magnum (this photo is a working photo, engine components are not final or attached to bike at the time of this photo).
This 1978 Puch Magnum was a metal spider nest hidden under a Honda Monkey bike and a bunch other random stuff in Glen Miller’s yard. Rebuilt by Glen and Jamisin with slight port matching and piston modification and about 100 trips to Myron’s Mopeds and Choke, the MKII became an urban commuter bike. A couple rotted crank seals later, a metal twisting mma confrontation with a Mustang, a few za50 gear tooth incidents, and an improperly installed tab washer debacle later, the sweet lady was ready for the old Reanimator treatment.