16
Sep
09

crashed

crashed my car no updates for a while

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29
Aug
09

Spent 4 hours in the garage

I repacked the front wheel bearings, removed the front fender, removed the reflectors, adjusted the hand controls, lowered the seat, adjusted the rear wheel (which is reallllly bent and needs replacing), broke a lollipop adjuster while doing so, got a piece of very expensive spark plug wire and made it fit my moped (MSD), cleaned the headlight and speedometer glass, removed the lower black air splitter thingy, added a ground wire from the head to the coil, lubed up the speedometer gear, put both tires up to 36 PSI found out that the Bat is a 1977, and  lubed both chains with 10-30 oil.

I have to take off the front wheel again because I don’t have the right tool to tighten the bearing seat nut and the wheel wobbles a little too much for my liking.

Tomorrow hopefully I can get to storage to get my petcock and if I still have it my rear wheel and Dellorto carburetor.

I need to also grab my Bing jets if I still have them because I may end up using the Encarwi Carb. If not I will have to fab up an intake for the dellorto, or may be il try to throw a weedwacker carb on it so I CAN adjust the mixture easily.

The other night I was on moped chat with Saab just shooting the shit about clutches and he brought up the lawnmower clutch idea where you have slack in the belt when the clutch is disengaged and when you engage the clutch a pulley with a spring comes down and puts tension on the belt therefore making the moped move, it would be really fun I think and it would get rid of so much rotational mass from the stock bulky clutch therefore making me faster on acceleration and top speed because It will allow the motor to rev up higher.  Its late and I feel like im floating so im going to bed.

26
Aug
09

Bought Another Bat

I won the bid that I had on ebay for a Batavus VA with the motor apart and no title or anything for 82 dollars.  Picked it up  the next day from a town run by Hasidim Jews and I must have gotten there when all the synagogues let out because there was traffic backed up for a mile at least on the main road of this little town.  So I got there about a half an hour late, but no worries because they guy had also gotten there late because of the traffic.  Saw it, payed the man, threw it in the back of my El Camino and went home.

When I got it home I Inspected it externally, then removed the tank and poured out the old 2 stroke gas and poured it on some weeds growing in the stones on the side of my house.  I then flushed out the tank with a bit of shaking and some new gas.  When the gas that came out ran clear I put the tank back on but then the petcocks (yes there were 2) wouldn’t flow, bla bla bla I broke the petcock.  I poured gas in the float bowl and she fired right up after I put my ported cylinder on it. I rode it down the road for about 200 feet before it died so I petaled back home.

I also got my cases sandblasted at school last week.

09
Aug
09

exhaust porting

Today I found out that the bearings I ordered were the wrong ones, I was supposed to get 6302 but instead ordered 6203 bearings.  Crap. O well, anyway I took my cylinder into the garage and within 2 hours I had this.  Its not really what I wanted to accomplish but its not a bad start none the less, I more or less cleaned up the bad exhaust casting left by Batavus in all their cylinders.

07
Aug
09

Got my seals and bearings today

Yep got em in from Motion Industries they are just what I ordered, I got the 6203 bearings with c3 clearance, and they came with one side sealed for extra sealing power and more crankcase compression.  The one seal that I ordered I got with an extra dust shield on the outside to prolong the life of the seals and gain extra sealing power, I hear that Velosolex motors come with this design where the bearings seals as well as the seal, so it must be good.

Seals and Bearings

Seals and Bearings

07
Aug
09

Batavus Port Map

Here is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen………

Port Map Blank

Port Map Blank

Batavus Port Map Filled In

Batavus Port Map Filled In

07
Aug
09

The Moped

I am going to be making a racing styled moped based on the Red 1977 Batavus VA

I received this moped a few years ago and I fell in love with it, it didn’t run when i got it but only had 656 miles on it, i cleaned the carb and she fired right up. Of course when I got it there was no petcock so I had to hold the fuel line full of gas in order to keep it running, I ordered a petcock from the Moped Junkyard and put it on right away.  She ran and idled perfectly.  Over the course of about 2 months I took apart and rebuilt various parts of the moped until I knew every part of it inside and out but the quest for more speed led me to the Moped Army Archives in search of some ways to make it faster.  I found out about the clutch trick, milling the head, and porting the cylinder.  All these mods boosted me up to about 40 mph without an exhaust pipe.  I knew that an exhaust pipe would make me faster but at the time I had no money.  Keep in mind I was 15.  Then one day after coming home from the doctors I decided I would go for a quick ride since it was such a nice day.  But before I left I decided to spray WD-40 into my brake shoes because the day before I had read about someones brake shoes dragging slightly and slowing them down, instead of taking them apart and checking I decided this was faster and easier method and if I needed to stop o well.  About 10 minutes into my ride I came upon a very narrow twisty road with overgrown trees and grass on either side.  I went down this road slowly at first but them picking up speed trying to hit the turns like a real motorcycle does on a race course.  Well i was becoming pretty confident in my turning ability but I needed the whole narrow road to make a quick 90 degree turn, well as I was going into this blind curve at roughly 25 mph i saw a Ford F-250 coming down the road with a big brush guard and a winch on top………… o **** I slammed into the guy coming towards me and couldn’t slow down due to the greased up brakes (Irony).  I immediately popped back up (helmet flew off) and went over to check out the guys truck, there were no dents but a skuff mark on his hood which I began to wipe off.  The guy said I better sit down and I Was like no its ok I’m fine, but then i started to see black so I sat down anyway lol, after I got my sight back I got back up and went over to my moped and was trying to start it, but again I started to black out, I thought this time i am going to stay down because I obviously cannot stand up.  A little later a woman drives by and stops she comes up to me and proceeds to tell me she called the cops.  WTF YOU DUMB STUPID BITCH I wanted to say but was holding my tongue, the guy didn’t want to press and charges anyway and offered to take my moped and me home.  My mom showed up and then the cops along with an ambulance… They put me on a stretcher and took me to the hospital with a neck brace on, what an uncomfortable overused POS lol anyway bla bla bla sprained wrist, concussion, and a broken toe ( was wearing sandles lol)  the guy dropped off my moped the next day and i took it apart to rebuild it totally, that got pushed aside and now I’m taking it back out to finish what i started…2 years later.

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