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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Just Another Puch E50 Dio Polini (Part 1: Case Matching)

(** NOTE: I started this project while I was in Japan and finishing it up in Hawaii. Hence the changes in scenery, geographical references, and available tools. If you were wondering **)

The moped I brought up to Japan came with an E50 Polini set up on it.  It was the first E50 I put together since I got into the Puch game over 15 years ago.  It ran pretty well with the basic match porting, stock 3 shoe clutch, stock points, Rito crank, 15mm Bing, 28mm header pipe, Magnum gutted exhaust, and 15x40 gearing.  It was probably going around at least 45mph.  It felt very safe and reliable.  But right after arriving to Japan, I wrenched it off and imported one of my ZA50s.  What can I say, I'm a ZA50 guy through and through.

Since I had the E50 lying around, I wanted to see if I can build this E50 to its maximum potential.  I already had the Polini kit so I decided to try my hand at building a Dio Polini set up.  I know its been done before with lots of information out there (i.e Magnum Dash).  But I feel I might be able to add something into the mix.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Build Up - Tear down

Too many bikes. Too little time. Various project stages. 

Nothing but junks!!
Build up. Tear down.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Soma Still Go Go Going . . .

Konnichiwa B!tches!!

Soma adventures continue.  His annual Honda MB5 meet at Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan happened this weekend. This guys travel from all over Japan as far as 1000 miles away just to meet up for this annual event. That is hardcore!!  Check some of the action.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The New Shop

Not quite there yet as when I left it...

I need power!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Aloha from Hawaii

Moped Luau would like to officially welcome all of you to Hawaii!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sayonara Japan

Sayonara 日本 . . .  (; o ;)

After five years two-strokin' the right-hand streets of Japan, Moped Luau is finally moving back to the mother-island of Hawaii.  It's been great reppin' Puch mopeds in this country.  I probably was the only on in the country with one!!!  Thanks to everyone who supported Moped Luau in Japan.  Especially my fellow two-stroke head Soma-san.  We carved up that Miyagase run pretty hard.  Soma-san will continue to support this blog with his two-stroke adventures on his Honda MB5 and Yamaha RZR.  Be sure to continue to check out his Corner on this blog.  Although Moped Luau was conceived and created in Japan, Hawaii is where it belongs.  Getting back my garage at full force, I can finally show the community what Puch building Hawaiian style is all about.  Stay tune...

To Japan:



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Nippon: Final Round

Last Street Fighter blasting in Japan with Soma-san.  Enjoy...

Monday, April 21, 2014

30th Anniversary Yamaha RZ-R Meet

Resident JP-Stroker Soma-san goes to Yamaha headquarters in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan for the 30th Anniversary of their 250cc two-stroke Yamaha RZ-R.  They even made the magazine!!  Enjoy some pics:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Score: Puch Maxi

A stock looking Puch Maxi found abandoned at his friends apartment building.  A good score for new Puch enthusiast Ken from Hawaii.  Chee Hoo!!

With star rims!!  Score!!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Old School Soma Crew

Here's a couple of pics of Soma's MB5 crew back in the day: