A complete guide to rebuilding a Piaggio moped engine, like you would find in a Vespa Ciao, Bravo, Si, Grillo, Gilera Citta etc. I talk about changing bearings, measuring the ignition components and more.
I’ve been sick of painting parts with rattlecans for a long time. The surface is just too weak, tighten a bolt and the paint chips off. I started to watch some youtube videos about DIY powder coating, i had to try it myself!
I found a cheap solution at nordicpulver.dk – a tribo gun that charges the powder in a teflon nozzle. No seperate charging station and high voltage gun is required. I grabbed a few bags of powder and placed an order. To bake the powder i bought a cheap Ikea oven, nothing fancy and it has a good internal size.
Check the gallery for the result of my first try. I didn’t do anything to the parts to make them look better, i just sandblasted, cleaned and coated them.
Yesterday, late at night i decided to shoot some video footage while i adjusted the axial play on a friends new crankshaft for his Puch MS.
I didn’t plan to make a guide and make it public, but i thought i was interesting enough to do so anyway. The audio is in my finest southern danish 😉