Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:27 am

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Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:27 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
You cold always practice your sKillz and skip the rack completely ...
If I had mad skillz like that, I'd just walk around with stuff balanced on my head all time just because I could!
Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:03 pm

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Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:03 pm linkquote
Speaking of racks…. This is a pretty rad piece of kit:


As seen on FB

Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:23 pm

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Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:23 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
Speaking of racks…. This is a pretty rad piece of kit:
Yeah. MRP make one that's pretty similar to that. He has some of those tiedowns I'm going to add to cart next time I see them and think about it.

Getting back to clutches for a second, I had the VBB out today and the clutch on it feels so light it's almost hard to ride. It's a stock-ish 7-spring in my SprintV motor, but it shifts so cleanly and with so little effort, it's just a joy to ride, even if it's my slowest scoot. The power is more than adequate for Nashville rush hour, though. Good for dodging through traffic, too, on those 8"s.
Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:35 pm

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Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:35 pm linkquote
On another note, I'm starting to think about paint again, even though I'm still getting the mechanicals nailed down. This thing deserves to be beautiful.

Of course, part of this might be driven by seeing a couple of bikes I really liked the look of.

The first one isn't a smallie, but I dig the color.

I also ran across a picture of Vader's smallie, which I've always thought was a gorgeous bike.

And I still haven't ruled out the Verde Mela option, either:




found on the 'net. Love that gray.


Damn we miss you, dude.

Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:57 am

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:57 am linkquote
Meh...stupid SIP...sent me one of their Bitte Zahlung Freigeben (approximate translation: Send moar monies!!!!) messages...for two cents. Trying to pay that then kicked off my bank's anti-fraud system, which cascaded from there.

If they'd shipped it on Monday when I ordered it, the Euro wouldn't have fallen against the dollar in the time window from order to processing, thus avoiding the two cent discrepancy which they then made me cover.

so .
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:08 am

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:08 am linkquote
I hate that shit. It has turned me off ordering from them. That shenanigans never happens with any other vendors.
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:48 am

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:48 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
On another note, I'm starting to think about paint again, even though I'm still getting the mechanicals nailed down. This thing deserves to be beautiful.

Of course, part of this might be driven by seeing a couple of bikes I really liked the look of.

The first one isn't a smallie, but I dig the color.

I also ran across a picture of Vader's smallie, which I've always thought was a gorgeous bike.
Can't say no to the best colour for a vehicle (grey that is).

I'm toying with the idea to paint mine Ferrari silver… but still on the fence.

Don't think I ever got to post with vader… seems like a Stella guy.

His knowledge lives on in this forum though.
chandlerman wrote:
Meh...stupid SIP...sent me one of their Bitte Zahlung Freigeben (approximate translation: Send moar monies!!!!) messages...for two cents. Trying to pay that then kicked off my bank's anti-fraud system, which cascaded from there.

If they'd shipped it on Monday when I ordered it, the Euro wouldn't have fallen against the dollar in the time window from order to processing, thus avoiding the two cent discrepancy which they then made me cover.

so .
Urgh… the worst… more monies email

Thought we'd have the clutch cover update this weekend and more wheelie videos!
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:23 am

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:23 am linkquote
108 wrote:
Can't say no to the best colour for a vehicle (grey that is).

I'm toying with the idea to paint mine Ferrari silver… but still on the fence.

Don't think I ever got to post with vader… seems like a Stella guy.

His knowledge lives on in this forum though.
My tuning adventures are really Vader's fault. He was the one who convinced me that I could learn to tune a motor and gave me enough advice to make me dangerous at it. And, well...we've seen where that's gotten me.

I'm really torn on the whole color issue. I'd really like to do something that maybe light gray with maybe a blue-ish hue. I have no idea how to effectively shop for paint, though. My previous colors were just chosen out of Summit Racing's house label paint line. The quality and price are great, but the color choices are a bit limited.
108 wrote:
Urgh… the worst… more monies email

Thought we'd have the clutch cover update this weekend and more wheelie videos!
No such luck. I'm more annoyed that the Monies Email set off USAA's anti-fraud system than anything, but not actually upset because I'm going to be out of town most of the weekend, so it won't really impact me from a progress perspective. Meanwhile, I have tires and a wiring harness heading this way from Greasy.

Swapping the clutch cover will be trivial, plus I'll install the CHT and and rear shock at the same time. I wish I had remembered to order a rear shock mount when I ordered buffers, but I didn't, so...*shrug*. I have the anti-dive kit for the front fork, though, so that'll go on along with the front shock.

If tires and wires haven't arrived by the time that's complete, I'll hack up the existing 6V harness enough to get some lights going (mental note: check if I have a Normally Open rear brake switch...).

Maybe I'll even go crazy and pressure wash the body, ospho the rust, and knock out a dent or two.

What I'm pretty sure of is that I'll have the fastest rat in town.
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:57 am

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:57 am linkquote
Verde Mela or Positrono Yellow.

Both look soooooooooooooooo good on smallies and faster than grey by an order of 2.

Find a paint supply house that is established and independent. Bring them a paint swatch. (You can borrow my Max Meyer color chart.) And have them mix you up a batch of whatever paint tickles your fancy. If they are good they will make sure you approve of the custom color before they mix a full batch. Worth the effort and coin imho.


That said... there is nothing wrong with a sleeper rat! Powerwash and ospho and then buff and shine would look oh so fine.
Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:34 am

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:34 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
Verde Mela or Positrono Yellow.

Both look soooooooooooooooo good on smallies and faster than grey by an order of 2.

Find a paint supply house that is established and independent. Bring them a paint swatch. (You can borrow my Max Meyer color chart.) And have them mix you up a batch of whatever paint tickles your fancy. If they are good they will make sure you approve of the custom color before they mix a full batch. Worth the effort and coin imho.


That said... there is nothing wrong with a sleeper rat! Powerwash and ospho and then buff and shine would look oh so fine.
Hmmm...Positano Yellow...if I hadn't just done the VBB orange, it might be on the table, but as is, I think it's either Verde Mela or Gray.

And, of course, sleeper rat in the meantime. Bad Rattlecan FTW!

For reference..
Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:35 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:35 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
....Meanwhile, I have tires and a wiring harness heading this way from Greasy...
Kajiit House of Wares Order Status Update:

We are currently working on your order

thx!

-shipping dept

Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:38 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:38 pm linkquote
Verde Mela is my absolute favorite color on 50 special square headset bikes.

that with just stock silver fork and rims with some low-key black and silver accents (ie not all murdered out) just pops to me.

I think an ospho wash and roll it would be awesome.
Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:51 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:51 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
Verde Mela is my absolute favorite color on 50 special square headset bikes.

that with just stock silver fork and rims with some low-key black and silver accents (ie not all murdered out) just pops to me.
Other than going all black on the fork and wheels, the VBB is pretty much what you're describing and it definitely turned out better than I was expecting. That fact it looks good murdered out is one reason I'd do gray on the smallstate, tho.
greasy125 wrote:
I think an ospho wash and roll it would be awesome.
Ospho & Go has to be the plan for a while, just because I need to unload a bike or two so I even have room to paint anything.

First out the door will be the White Stella--if anyone know someone looking for a freshly rebuilt almost stock Stella, including electric start, tell them to hit me up.

Next, I want to get my OG Stella sorted out and possibly sold off as well. It's been through the wars, so I have to decide how much effort I want to put into that. Plus it has no motor in it right now.

And the Sprint V needs some love, but that's little stuff, like a leaky 2t tank. The irony: I finally built an autolube bike, and it leaks 2t. Go figure.
Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:58 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:58 pm linkquote
If I'm going to rock it rough, I should go full Mad Max and put the light bar on, too.


Speaking of the Green Stella...

Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:18 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:18 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Hmmm...Positano Yellow...if I hadn't just done the VBB orange, it might be on the table, but as is, I think it's either Verde Mela or Gray.

And, of course, sleeper rat in the meantime. Bad Rattlecan FTW!
😬 I meant Giallo Cromo. (Not positano yellow). Agree that positano is too close to your citrus vbb!

Anyway. Verde Mela , grey, rat… you can't go wrong.


Giallo cromo and V mela


Lots of greys/grays

Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:25 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:25 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
Kajiit House of Wares Order Status Update:

We are currently working on your order

thx!

-shipping dept


I feel better already, knowing my order is el gato negro-approved!
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:26 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:26 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
😬 I meant Giallo Cromo. (Not positano yellow). Agree that positano is too close to your citrus vbb!

Anyway. Verde Mela , grey, rat… you can't go wrong.
And that's the "problem"...so many options, all of them good!
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:41 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:41 pm linkquote
All of em good, but the Verde is BITCHEN!
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:58 pm

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Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:58 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
If I'm going to rock it rough, I should go full Mad Max and put the light bar on, too.
The Stella needs to go to a new home stat… lol
Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:06 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:06 am linkquote
How about a nice purple?



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Thu Oct 06, 2022 5:03 am linkquote
It was a one-eyed, two-stroke, flying, purple, pavement-eater...




Thu Oct 06, 2022 5:20 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 5:20 am linkquote
Sorry to disappoint Team Purple, but that ain't happening.

108, I take it that's a vote *against* the Light Bar Mad Max option?
Thu Oct 06, 2022 5:23 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 5:23 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Sorry to disappoint Team Purple, but that ain't happening.



You can feel his disappointment from on high.

Thu Oct 06, 2022 7:24 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 7:24 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Sorry to disappoint Team Purple, but that ain't happening.

108, I take it that's a vote *against* the Light Bar Mad Max option?
Lol… I re-read the post and can see how that could come off like that!

Far from the truth

But what I really meant was… "you gotta free the garage of space, help fund more go-fast projects…!!!"

I'm looking at smallie front disc brake systems… time to sell some stuff!!
Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:50 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:50 am linkquote
108 wrote:
Lol… I re-read the post and can see how that could come off like that!

Far from the truth


That's what I wanted to hear! And much better than dropping in shirtless Prince pictures into my thread!
108 wrote:
But what I really meant was… "you gotta free the garage of space, help fund more go-fast projects…!!!"

I'm looking at smallie front disc brake systems… time to sell some stuff!!
Yes on both of those! My friend who said they were going to by the Stella walked it back, I just haven't made getting it out of the workshop a priority. We're getting into some prime riding weather around here, so hopefully I can move it out quickly.
Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:22 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:22 am linkquote
Yeah, here's a scoot in silver to balance out team purple…

Can't be riding an aubergine down the road, no matter how fast…


Should be a more matte light silver, but this ain't bad

Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:26 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:26 am linkquote
108 wrote:
Yeah, here's a scoot in silver to balance out team purple…

Can't be riding an aubergine down the road, no matter how fast…
That looks sweet! It sounds like what you're describing is pretty much the OG paint on my Sprint.

And I did a quick test fit of the light bar. I dig it.


Guard Tiki approves


Sprint Silver

Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:29 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:29 am linkquote
That doesn't look wheelie-proof…

Zip ties or welding???

Sprint is pretty cool looking. What engine is on that again?
Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:25 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:25 am linkquote
i vote no on the light bar - sorry
Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:21 am

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Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:21 am linkquote
I'll re-work the top bar to fit it on, plus need to bend the sides in a bit for the narrower frame. Zip ties for the wiring, though, for sure. Bright neon zip ties!

The Sprint has my Malossi 210 in it, but only a 24/24 with stock crank, intake timing, and minimal port matching. I'm not sure it's currently more powerful than the SprintV's actual motor, which lives in my VBB now, but has had a lot more work done to it.
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Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:22 am linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
i vote no on the light bar - sorry
It's all good either way. It's a bit over the top, for sure, and also would be a huge PITA to get wired in when I don't really need it. If I could find a slick Hella driving light, I might consider adding that, though.
Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:23 am

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Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:23 am linkquote
So a quick update...I had a visit from the SIP Fairy this afternoon, which means that I now have pretty much everything I need to hopefully get this project across the line. New shocks, clutch cover, other bits n' bobs.

I forgot to order a rear shock-to-frame mount. Does anyone know if the Clauss Studios rear shock-to-frame mount will fit on a smallframe?

Greasy sent the best box ever of fun random stuff, homemade jelly, and candy. Oh yeah, there were a couple of tires and a wiring harness in there, too. I was out of town, but my daughter's roommate was dogsitting and she texted my daughter, "I think your dad got a box of toilet paper. Does he go by C-Money?" Well done, sir!

I pressure washed and ospho'ed yesterday. There's a lot more pitting on the floorboards than I realized. Not a big deal now, but I'm probably going to be fabricating new boards when I do the paint.

Tires and rims are off getting mounted. I'm probably going to hack the existing 6V harness to get the ball rolling. I wired in the regulator and kill switch last night, but only the tail light is working, so as soon as I think I need to run a wire, I'll give up and replace the harness.

Too bad I can't work on it tonight, because I'm dying to see what sort of difference the new clutch cover makes.






ugh

Mon Oct 10, 2022 3:11 pm

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Mon Oct 10, 2022 3:11 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Greasy sent the best box ever of fun random stuff, homemade jelly, and candy. Oh yeah, there were a couple of tires and a wiring harness in there, too. I was out of town, but my daughter's roommate was dogsitting and she texted my daughter, "I think your dad got a box of toilet paper. Does he go by C-Money?" Well done, sir!
yuss! I'm glad the bits made it there in a a reasonable amount of time and unscathed. sending the jams with parts is always a little bit of a gamble. and yes, I did make those from fruit I grew. hope you and yours enjoy!

let me know if that harness is going to work out for you and keep us in the loop on the clutch cover! inquiring minds and all that.

I can check the fit of the clauss mount on a smallie tomorrow when I'm in the office if need be. just hit me up with a reminder.

eagerly await the next set of updates!
Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:14 pm

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Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:14 pm linkquote
Is that pupper giving you side-eye?
Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:11 pm

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Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:11 pm linkquote
I smell progress coming…!

The clutch lever is magic… completely different feel. It's honestly 1 finger clutch now.

Dunno why it works the way it does, didn't think pivoting arm lengths could make so much difference.

But it's still a bit weird, it's not like the largeframes, where you have a bit of play before the clutch actuates.

It still feels like it's "on" all the time.
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Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:17 pm linkquote
gmontag wrote:
Is that pupper giving you side-eye?
Pooch is telling him to quickly install the cover…!
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Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock 150 Touring -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
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Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:28 pm linkquote
The magic is in the gear of the plunger and actuator axle
Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:47 am

Molto Verboso
PX 200
Joined: 25 May 2016
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Molto Verboso
PX 200
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 1109

Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:47 am linkquote
Saw this on IG.

Thought you might enjoy it, plus the fact we already brought the crimaz clutch covers

The tutorial of the install is neat



Tue Oct 11, 2022 6:23 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6790
Location: Nashville
Tue Oct 11, 2022 6:23 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
yuss! I'm glad the bits made it there in a a reasonable amount of time and unscathed. sending the jams with parts is always a little bit of a gamble. and yes, I did make those from fruit I grew. hope you and yours enjoy!

let me know if that harness is going to work out for you and keep us in the loop on the clutch cover! inquiring minds and all that.

I can check the fit of the clauss mount on a smallie tomorrow when I'm in the office if need be. just hit me up with a reminder.

eagerly await the next set of updates!
I'll probably map out the harness today and make sure it's good-to-go. The more I think about it, the less interested I am in making the 6v harness work. I'm hoping the tire shop will get the new shoes back to me today so I can swap those while the motor is pulled down and the pipe is off, too.

Based your testimonial, 108's, I'm pretty stoked to get the new clutch cover on. If it works as well as you say, I don't know why I'd spend a few (more likely several) hundred bucks more on a hydraulic cover.
gmontag wrote:
Is that pupper giving you side-eye?
Travis Barker was just trying to figure out if there was anything tasty for him in that box.
108 wrote:
Pooch is telling him to quickly install the cover…!
That'd be Josie, the other dog, who was already out in the back yard doing route clearance from the back door to the workshop, making sure there were no squirrels lurking in ambush.
greasy125 wrote:
sending the jams with parts is always a little bit of a gamble. and yes, I did make those from fruit I grew. hope you and yours enjoy!
The jam is superb! It reminds me of when I was growing up. Every year, we'd make the trek to my grandparents' house in Amarillo, TX to help with picking and canning/jamming fruit off these enormous (at least I remember them as enormous) apricot trees they had. They'd send the grandkids (i.e. me, cousins, brother, etc.) up into the trees with baskets to pick the ones that were too high or on branches that didn't support the pressure of a ladder. So. Many. Apricots. And guava. Lots of guava jam in my childhood.

My dad later told me that he had fallen out of a fruit tree when he was about that same age and broken his arm doing the exact same thing, but not on that particular set of trees, so apparently totally different risk profile.

I'm excited to get this project really rolling so I can get to dialing in the carb and really making the magic happen.
Tue Oct 11, 2022 6:58 am

Molto Verboso
PX 200
Joined: 25 May 2016
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Molto Verboso
PX 200
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 1109

Tue Oct 11, 2022 6:58 am linkquote
Yeah the crimaz is worth it, actually it's probably the only way… lol

Forgot to take photos of the cover today (again…) because I second guessed myself on the torque specs for the cover.

Worked out that I did do the job properly. But found out it's impossible without the wheel off.

I'm sure you could fit in a spanner and guess 8nm on a largeframe… but don't call me on that one…
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