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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Update: Puch No 5

Scored a rusty generic Schwinn handle bar from a "yard" bike:

extra thick primer coat and some elbow work
had to grind out the handle bar clamps for fit up

used epoxy appliance spray can paint

nice and shiny
Next up:  Grips and seat.  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Different Direction

Going a different direction with my Blue Maxi.  Decided to make the look as stock Euro as possible.

tank rack and foot rest from Dutchland

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kickstart My Heart!!

This just in:  Kickstart E50 for my cousin's Pinto in the works.  Kind of overpaid on the 'Army' but what the hell...I wonder what were gonna do with this.  Stay tuned...

Can't wait to mod!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Custom Autisa Manifold

This is my attempt to finally make a custom manifold for my old school Autisa kit.  The initial manifold I used was from a Magnum X bike.  For some reason it kept leaking compression.  For this manifold, I used a steel plate and a pipe from an old handle bar.  I attempted to weld it using an Easy Mig welder.  Not the best welding equipment because there was no speed and temperature controls.  Just straight flux core with high or low settings.  But I can't blame everything on the welder.  My weld skillz suck too!!  It started off 'bird shitty', but the end product can speak for itself.  Check it out:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tech Tip: Bing 17 Filter

Simple tech tip for a Bing 17.  Finding an air filter that fit is getting harder and harder now days.  Instead of finding one that fits over the wide mouth, find one that fits inside of it. I used one that I had lying around. Honed the inside of the mouth a little to make it fit. Then tapped a set screw to hold it in.

Honed and tapped...

...ready to blast on the old school tip

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Back In The Game

The person who got me into this Puch game is back!!  My cousin who was the original builder of my Old School Racer just bought a Pinto.  Stay tuned for what he got in store for us!!..

Courtesy of Minnow Motorworks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Overhaulin' Da Honda

A change of pace from my Puch builds, I decided to overhaul my 1987 Honda Elite to be my daily commuter to and from work.  Set out to do some overdue maintenance after 5+ years of neglect.  Also, this would be a good time to install the rest of the JDM parts I got from Nihon.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Elite Parts

Finally got to opening my parts I bought in Japan (Yahoo Auction Japan) for my 1987 Honda Elite:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Old School Racer Update

Finish painting some star rims i just blasted and swapped them in.  2.25s in the front and 2.50s in the back.  IRC NR21s.  Almost the original setup as how I had it back in the day.

Like race?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

No. 5 Got Shoes!!

It's finally on wheels!!  Next up, the power plant...