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.

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...




Monday, January 19, 2015

Side Covers

Scored some Maxi and Magnum side covers courtesy of Anthony at Minnow Motorworks.  He runs a tight little shop building and blasting peds around town.  Check him out if your ever in the islands. 
All cleaned up!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year. Ride hard and ride safe. 

State of the Union

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sandblast Cabinet

A need for my sandblast cabinet resurfaced while I was working on my Puch No. 5 bike.   I wanted to paint a set of star rims I purchase a while back.  I didn't what to spend the effort to paint strip and sand these rims.  I made a blast cabinet using an old electrical utility cabinet that I got for free.  It worked when I used it to blast the frame of my Autisa Puch Maxi.  The cabinet has been in storage for the past five years.  I figured its a good time to unpack it and make some improvements.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Puch No. 5 Update

Started to work on Puch No. 5 power plant.  It's the ZA50 setup that I was blasting all of Japan with.  Check out some of my Japan adventures here.  Did the initial tear down to assess the damages:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Powerdynamo Woes

I destroyed my Powerdynamo magneto a couple of months ago while riding. Not sure what happened. Three magnets came off and got crumbled. I suspect either my magneto go so hot that it melted the magnet's adhesion (unlikely) or for some reason my crack tolerances were off that caused the magneto to spin off centered and clip the magnets onto the ignition (more likely). In either case, it got f#cked!!

3 magnets missing
Formally 3 magnets

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Feeding The Addiction

More, more, more!!!  More parts to feed my addiction. Lots of maxi swing arms. If you need some, I got some.


Monday, November 3, 2014