Welcome to Moped Luau!!

Aloha!! Welcome to Moped Luau!! A blog devoted to two-stroke mopeds and scooters. On da menu: Puch mopeds with side order Hondas, Vespas, Yamahas, and whatevah else. We go get some grindz and start feeding our two-stroke appetites.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Puch No. 5 Near Complete

Almost done with my last bike.  Just a front fender left?  Probably retire from building myself anymore Puchs.  But I 'm always open to helping anyone building theirs.   Hit me up!!

I'll give the whole spec rundown when I do a proper photo shoot for this bike.

Stay Tuned...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Latest Puch No. 5 Updates: Almost There!!

Left off on this build installing the new Powerdynamo ignition unit.

Treats Clutch: Worked

I always found the "Treats" version of ZA50 clutches not comparable as far as performance to a pair of well modified stock ZA50 clutches. I think the main reason for this is that the Treats clutches are too heavy and even the Malossi replacement springs can't overcome the weight. Inspired by a thread on Moped Army, I lightened both my clutches for my MetraKit Big Port Magnum project:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Soma's Adventures: He Is Back!!

Soma-san is back reporting moped adventures from Japan. In this episode he takes a good trip to Shizuoka Prefecture in his Suzuki scooter. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

No Chrome

Tried on chrome fenders on my Pinto project. Not feeling it. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Magnum Cockpit Progress

I don't know why I decided to redo my Magnum's controls. I added the 100w voltage regulator on my Powerdynamo unit. This allowed me to run turn signals, horn, high and low beams, etc. My end goal for this Magnum is as close to a motorcycle as possible. This upgrades helps in that direction.

Clean. Well worth the effort.

Stay tuned for finish cockpit.

Quick Tip: Trail Tech Temp Gauge Plug Mod

If your like me and is obsessed with clean wiring then this tip is for you. If you running a Trail Tech Temp Gauge on your bike, that white plug that connects the display unit to the heat sensor can be bulking when your trying to hide the wires.

Here's a quick how-to for cleaning up the bulk. It requires no soldering which could damage the sensor wiring:

Friday, July 31, 2015

Getting Close To Complete: Puch Pinto No. 5

Finally pulled the trigger and ordered my electrical system for my Pinto Project.  Decided to go with the trusty PowerDynamo 70w system for this build.  I ran this exact set up when I was blasting all over Japan.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hawaii Five-O Puch Maxi

Finally got a chance to ride my Hawaii Five-O Puch Maxi.  This old school Autisa kit really packs a punch.  No wonder it was able to haul that F@t A$$ of a guy around with a head leak!!


** CAUTION:  DO NOT look directly into the half moon **