Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sexiness & Unsexiness

So, stuff has actually been happening during the broadcast black-out of late. I managed to get the lights to sort of work on the super cub, I modified a 28t sprocket to fit on the super cub's rear wheel, replacing the original 40t. It gained like 10mph and is alot more nice to ride. I also removed the decked tomos cylinder, dellorto 16mm and modified biturbo off of the Newport, returning to the slower set-up of a stock hi-torque cylinder, stock exhaust and 14mm bing. I blued up my clutch earlier, well, and clutch pad came off of the the rest of it. Luckily Phil happened to have a Clutch and bing jet around to help me wake the machine up. It rides 'OK' now, I did some silly porting to it and it's not quite jetted right, but it runs! The combination of both the super cub's lights and the newport's running meant that Liz and i got to go on one of those ride things they do on monday. It was Liz's first ride in a group, and her first ride at night (ever x2).

On other frontiers, there's more steam building behind the Plan B bike than ever. Updates to follow on that. werd.


Liz said...

The Cub ha never been sexier!

Philip Patrie said...

Plan B! Plan B!

Anonymous said...

now that you have your newport all torn apart, i don't really need that 16 as soon as i thought i would.. :\
i was pushing to have magnomos on the road for 9/11, but it's not going to happen now. the ciao needs too much attention. if you haven't sent the carb yet and still need it, feel free to hold on to it longer!