Well… almost with no pedals 🙂
I’m gonna to try to make the “Latebirds” weekly Tuesday night open ride tonight at Choke motorcycle shop with my Mbk Av10 50cc G1 race bike. I need to get out of the shop and ride for a change. I drained the leaded race fuel, mixed some unleaded premium gas station fuel, installed a license plate and bicycle LED lights. It gave me some good ideas for my peugeot 103 streetfighter headlight options.
Bonus pic, my dad in France just finished my polini cup 2010 oil painting. It just needs a final clear coat and apparently should be dry enough to be shipped to the US by the end of September. Yeah!
It was fun blasting the streets, hanging out in downtown and catching up with everybody. It was also a good occasion to test the bike against other fast mopeds since no moped comes to the race track. We didn’t race each other but it felt like none of the 70cc Honda, Puch or Tomos could really keep up with the acceleration and speed of my 50cc Motobecane. It makes me want to install my Doppler or RGD clutch pulley with a smaller rear sprocket and a steering damper to convert the bike into a street racer I guess… Instead of sitting at the shop, at least I could have fun riding it and chasing 70cc bikes, hopefully some of the fastest Derbis out there. Bernie test rode the bike and is now hooked on Motobecane 50cc power (and reliability) + the launch lever action, it feels like downshifting on an automatic transmission, and also the Av10 frame’s good stability.
Just pulling out of Choke motorcycle store.
If you want your moby to rip all day long with more fuel efficiency than a 70cc kit and less overheating or vibrations breaking parts, here’s a similar and powerful engine set up if assembled and tuned right (it’s recommended to mount the crankshaft with polyamide or nylon cage bearings over steel cage bearings):
Doppler 50cc kit ($145), Doppler head ($55), stock cases ($99), stock reeds ($20), Teknix stock crank ($75), stock cdi ignition ($75), Dell’orto PHBG DS 19mm carb ($98), Doppler intake ($27), Doppler exhaust ($167), Doppler variator ER3 ($145) available at http://www.treatland.tv