The end of the 2017 riding season is close, we celebrated this eventful year with a party. We the local artist and rapper L:Ron:Harald come by, to make us some grafitti artwork. While he was busy spraying, we rode our mopeds, raced them and had other fun challenges.
My friend Allan had a dream to build a low and simple Puch maxi for shorter rides. We found a Manet Korado that had a good engine and some nice 16″ rims. We kept the parts we could use and sold the rest again.
Another Small Pistons member had a rigid kickstart frame for this project, all the other parts where bought new at JMPB.
We kept the design very simple, everything that isn’t necessary for riding is removed. Allan wanted a low Maxi in black and white design. Check the gallery how that turned out, remember to read the image comments:
All members of the Small Pistons have been busy in the last few months with building a new clubhouse. Our old room was too small and cold. We invited a lot of guests to our easter ride, to celebrate our new surroundings. As usual, we have pictures and a video for you.
When i’m riding long trips with my phone for navigation, i drain the battery pretty fast. On my Kreidler i have a 12V 80W system, more than enough power to charge my phone. But most of my other mopeds can only provide 6V and 17-18W. I’ve found a solution to charge a USB device that is ready to buy and mount. It’s a german made bicycle dynamo adapter, the model number is M172N and it’s made by a company called Kemo.
It’s rated at 0,8A charging current and it’s able to take an input voltage of 6-70VAC.
I have it mounted on my Vespa Bravo at the moment and it works great. You obviously need to turn the lights of to charge. The stock ignition only makes 18W and i have a 15W and 4W bulb connected.