A colleague helped med with a 3D drawing and print, of a choke lever holder. The long version for the Bravo and Si models have been hard to find, now you can print them yourself. I’d recommend a material like PETG.
My newest touring moped, a Yamaha DT50MX – with an RD80 engine, lets just call it an optimized DT50MX, or DT80MX? As usual, pretty rough state. I invested a lot of time in the frame and engine, but close to no cosmetic repairs. I use it to haul lots of luggage and the paint would just get ruined anyways. The engine is a five speed with 79 ccm cylinder that i have ported to get a little power increase. I used a low hung Simson moped exhaust to get more space for panniers. The ignition is a modified HPI 2-Ten from a newer DT model, so that i have nice 12V light and a little battery to power my phone. The ignition curve gives me lots of bottom end torque. The whole thing is fed by a classic Dellorto PHBG 21 mm.
Pictures and descriptions here:
Honda Camino PA50
When i was 12 years old, i got a Honda Camino, my second moped. It’s always been on my mind, so i thought that i had to get one again. I got a really trashed one and saved it from its doomed state. Used lots of hours and money on it. But never fell in love with this moped, and sold it again. That’s how it goes sometime…
But still, lots of pictures from the restoration – maybe you like it more that i did:
Filles Gilera CBA
Jespers Vespa Bravo 1994
My buddy Jesper needed a cheap reliable moped, he threatened to buy a cheap scooter – so i had to act fast. I bought a big lot of Vespa / Piaggio parts some weeks ago, and there where nearly enough parts to build a complete Bravo. Nice to get these parst on the road again, instead of collecting dust in someones shed.
Enjoy some pictures and descriptions below:
Small Pistons Moped Touring 2021
This year our trip was planned early. Due to travel restrictions, nearly all shelters where pre-booked already in february. So we had to find a date quick and make some reservations. But to no complaint, the weather changed to dry and hot just as we started our trip.
We drove along the german border to Als, where we took the ferry to Fyn. Took the southern bike route and back to the westcoast inland. From there over to Jylland again and back home. The weather really had a great impact on our mood, but the routes where amazing too.
We had some new members with us, with partly unrestored mopeds. They where the cause of many repair stops, broken clutches, ignition problems and loose exhausts. But that just adds some fun to the trip.
Enjoy some pictures below, a video will come shotly after.
Piaggio/Vespa Moped Speed Calculator
Yet another moped speed calculator, specifically for Piaggio/Vespa/Gilera belt driven mopeds, like the Ciao, Bravo, Si etc.
My own testings show pretty accurate results, you typically need to input a little higher tyre size, because the rim size isn’t measured at the furthest point of the outer edge. Cross check with the tyre circumference. The pulley diameters should be measured on the outside of the belt, so wrap one around your pulleys and measure the diameter with a caliper. In some pulleys the belt sits lower than the outer diameter.
You need MS Excel, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, GDocs or similar to open the file.