Today the mag wheel I ordered to replace my broken wheel arrived from the states. This is what I've been waiting for to get my tomos back on the road.
Monday, 24 June 2013
Sinclairio and I both had the day off so we thought we would go for a ride this morning. He was on his Puch City and I took my Peugeot Vogue. We covered abouy 25 miles in total and visited both the south and north coasts. We stopped to pick up a pasty along the way and neither of as had any mechanical problems. I did find the peugeot was really lacking in low down power I think due to 17mm carb and pipe with a top end powerband. But all in all a great ride.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
As id had a problem with the pedals hitting the exhaust I thought id swap the pedals for pegs. The pegs I bought have a launch lever built in. Im still not 100% sure about getting rid of the pedals as I like the look and also without pedals I need to figure out how im going to start the bike.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
The disc brake caliper arrived today for the tomos. Its the same one I used on the Peugeot. I offered up the wheel to the forks and measured out to where the edge of the disc will be when it arrives. Then I attached the caliper by one bolt so I could rotate it till it sat at the right distance and angle from the axle. Next i'll make a cardboard template to mount the caliper to the existing holes on the fork. Once ive got the template right I'll cut it out of 5mm steel plate then drill and tap the holes.
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Today I dropped off the Motobecane at Sinclairios place. He has decided he wanted to take it on and im stretched pretty thin working on the Tomos and Peugeot. This way we both have two bikes. Glad its staying with Mopeds at Dawn.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
This evening I rode the Peugeot to Sinclairios house and back. Its the first time that ive taken it any distance since fitting the PHBG carb and new exhaust. I have notice that the pipe has a top end powerband so lowdown acceleration is a little sluggish but it got me up to a respectable 40mph. Remember this is still with a stock 50cc cylinder. What I need to do is adjust the gearing for a little more low down torque or adjust the variator so it variates later.