. . west.seattle.ryan . .

. . Yes sir, she’s a beauty . .
September 25, 2009, 11:14 pm
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Well here she is with the motomatic pipe.

Preliminary results indicate this pipe will attack any hill in Seattle, even with the 36 rear sprocket. I fear putting a larger one on there because I think it will just wheelie everywhere.

Take off is flawless, mid range is out of control, and the powerband seems to be the whole range of the pipe.


Only modification I had to do is drill a new hole in the exhaust mounting flange on the frame. Other than that, just bolt on and rip. ( on a properly tuned moped that is )

And the pedals clear 🙂

Thanks Nate and Rafter ❤

Oh, I have renamed this pipe the "Seattle Destroyer" as it will take any hill while accelerating.



Well, after a bit of a wait its finally here !

Custom Motomatic destroyer pipe, hand built by nate of motomatic and added goodness.

Low end – High end pipe ❤


Looks sexy !

Reviews, comparisons to at least 2 other “high end” pipes ( Homoet 6p and Simonnini ), video and GPS numbers to follow.


. . Progress . .

Race bike progress made today !

Thanks to some parts arriving :

CR80 Aluminum front wheel with disk brake :



D.I.D Aluminum outer, 17 x 1.40 ( Puch is 17 x 1.30, so the 17 inch moped tubes and tires will work )

Exciting ! !

Next item was a 08 Tomos hydraulic disc brake front end, but how would this fit on the Motobecane frame?


Well, lets check the race on the Tomos front forks :


And lets take the Motobecane front forks off and have a look ……. minus the bearings


Looks like it will snug up nicely with the STOCK MOTOBECANE BEARING CUPS and the TOMOS STOCK RACE that is on the forks already ! With this out of the way, we can re-pack the bearing cups with grease and clean off the old nasty bearings from the Motobecane.


Ok, lets put the front forks on the frame and see how it looks


Looks ok, I guess ……

time to put new grease and our freshly cleaned bearings on the top cup


Tomos washers/dust shield/securing nut


Top of the triple tree and washer/nut


Wow, that was about the easiest thing I have done to a moped in a while, stoked !

Now I just need to adjust the height of the forks when the rear is fabricated onto the frame ( I am not using the stock Motobecane rear as this will be my race bike for atwater ) Tomos forks are kinda high right now and I will need to adjust the stance when the frame is fully done.

Right now it is Barry ( my kitty ) approved ! 🙂 Good thing, as he likes to disapprove of everything, grumpy pants, although he did help this time with the instal

Plus he is just so f-ing cute ❤


. . Mini Magnum pictures . .

@ Gas station in Sacramento

( photo by Isaac )

@ Sacramento 9/11 Not a rally with my favorite _terrydean / pinascokitten

( photo by Serene ? )

@ Reno with moby mags, which didnt work out right…. hey that should go under fail huh?

( photo by Kurt )

@ Reno when my chain broke while riding……

( photo by Kurt )


. . Super FAIL . .

Here are some of the documented FAIL’S that I have had this year and findings from said fail…..

Parma 50cc :

Piston and ring gone, no damage to the cylinder


Polini piston . . . 20 Miles, more to be described later


Ritto crankshaft . . . 3 years of high rpm polini e50 carnage ! Are the needle bearings supposed to be at that angle ? Answer = NO This is the cause of damage to said piston above


Polini 64cc Cause, failing ritto crankshaft needle bearings


Stock e50 high comp head . . Ritto crank strikes again grrrrrrr


3 year old polini, widened exhaust port. Cause = 3 year old piston ring expanding to far and catching the front of the exhaust port


K-Star 70cc kit One kick, ZERO miles Ritto Crank ( did I mention that it is very hard to see those bearings on the big end of the rod? ) I did some extreme checking of engine components after all this bullshit happened


Clutches galore ! ! ! All within one month, 2 from Reno rally ! Smeared or destroyed pads and one bent clutch bell later . . . thanks Gilaradoni 74cc Puch !


There are more pictures to come of failed projects and over worked parts, dont you worry !