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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Leo-vince circuit pipe for sale

Up for sale is my leo-vince circuit pipe. Its in full working order but has a few dings and scrapes and could do with a fresh coat of paint. This was my first exhaust and has a tonne of low to mid range power. I had to gear up as i was pulling wheelies off the line. This works well on stock a 50cc cylinder and also on a 70cc Airsal. The only reason Im selling is i got a Homoet pipe for more top end power.
I will give the exhaust a good clean before i post it.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Timing dials and test rides

I got a new timing dial for Xmas so i thought i would double check i had set it correctly on the Tomos. Timing set at 2mm BTDC. Next i fitted the chain and foot pegs and although it was a bit wet out i took the Tomos for its first test ride. First thoughts are that the gears on A35 change much more smoothly than the old A3 engine. I didn't take it past 30mph as the road was wet and muddy so didn't get onto the pipe but low end is about the same as the A3. I did notice a slight ignition flutter while accelerating as i may need to adjust the timing to 1.8mm BTDC.
I can't wait to get it out in the dry to see what the top end is like.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Peugeot gets a speedo!

Today i spent an hour installing an electronic bicycle computer on the vogue. This was the same as the one on my Tomos so was quite an easy job. The only difficulty using one of these on a moped is that the pickup when fitted to the forks is never close enough to the magnet on the spokes. I used a small piece of copper pipe as a spacer which solved that problem. I also mounted the number plate so the Peugeot is now ready for MOT.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Vogue tail light fixed

I had a bit of time this evening so i got the tail light working on the peugeot. I also offered up my fiberglass storage box to see how it looked. Things left to do before MOT are mount number plate and fit speedo.

Friday, 14 December 2012

New speedo for the peugeot

This is the same one that I've been using on the Tomos with good results and it was super cheap too. Will look into getting a Trail-tech in the new year.

Tomos A3 engine swap (part 7)

Today it was finally time to start the Tomos. I topped up the fuel in the tank as the carb is quite high. I turned on the fuel and it flowed into the carb so i pulled out the choke and gave it a kick. It started on the second. The revs where too high but was only the throttle cable getting caught up. All i need to do now is install the chain and foot legs and its ready for a test ride!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Rebuilding the E50!

So Sinclairio and i had the day off today so we started work on rebuilding his E50 as you can see we had the perfect set up! Just hope his wife doesnt find out we were using their living room!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Tomos A3 engine swap (part 6)

So yesterday evening i did a bit more on the A35 build. First i mounted up the old A3 stator. This will have to do until i can get hold of an HPI CDI in the new year. Next i set the timing as best i could with my old timing gauge i marked TDC with a black line and the firing point with a red dot. The A35 flywheel cover had a few bits missing so ive re-used the one from the A3 and i was surprised to find that it lined up. Next i mounted the engine back on the frame and installed the carb and hooked up the fuel line. Finally i fitted the Homoet pipe so all thats left to do now is to fit the chain and foot pegs. Hopefully it will start!