Finally got the engine mounted and the bike up and running. Started easily, and sounded good, and the white smoke from before seemed to be gone, at least when it was idling. When it was running however, the story seemed to be another one.Then it would smoke a bit again, even though not as much […]
RestoMod 100% complete
After quite a few years in the making, my little RestoMod is now complete. I bought the first parts roughly 15 years ago, and stored it in boxes for the next 12. First 3 years ago, I actually started working on it. As you can see, the time frame taken into consideration, I haven’t been […]
Replacing side emblems
Despite the fact that I haven’t even ridden the bike just once, I’ve just replaced the aluminum side emblems. While working on it in the shed, it was located on a table right in front of a big window, causing the emblems to fade quite a bit. Armed with goo remover, some dental floss and […]
Over Racing exhaust installed
Finally got around to install the Over Racing exhaust, GP Performance Titanium. Surely I could have settled with less, but I simply couldn’t get my eyes off this thing. The craftsmanship of this piece is stunning. The gasket goes on with the flat side facing the exhaust port, and the bolts are torqued “reasonably tight” […]
Engine head – helicoil madness part 2
Once again I was in for a little surprise. As you can see in the post about helicoil madness, I thought that I had finally managed to tighten the intake manifold. Well, I actually had, it just didn’t last that long. It took me only one day to realize that the good bolt hole wasn’t […]
RestoMod completion deadline: TBD
A picture to show the current state of my little RestoMod, which will need the following in order to be 100% done: Carburetor needs to be reinstalled, the top was loose and could not be fastened properly, so had to order a new one, for which I’m currently waiting – not so patiently. Cylinder head […]
Current state of the build
Just a little picture to show you how the bike is looking, – or at least how it looked a few weeks back. Chain and seat has been installed since then, updated pictures will follow soon.
The wait is over
The new parts arrived and I couldn’t be happier. Ordered a G Craft adjustable side stand, and the best of all; a GP Performance exhaust from Over Racing, all made in titanium. Is this needed for a 49cc stock engine? Definetely not. Did I still want it? Yes! Pictures down below for your convenience, it […]
A bit of progress
Slowly but surely we’re getting there.
In the making…
Making a bit of progress.