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.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Last year was a very slow year for Moped Luau.  Hopefully this year I'll have more time to keep up with the obsession.  Stay Tuned All and....

Happy New Year!!

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Cost of Obsession: A Moped Hobbyist Life




I thought it would be interesting to share the cost i incurred on my Puch Pinto Project.  I built this bike from scratch beginning with a primo find on Moped Army of an already powder coated frame, tank, and fork.  The goal of this build was a near show quality.  This is the cost of a moped hobbyist obsession:


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My Only Post of 2017!! But a Goodie....

With the creation on this site, I constantly receive battle stories of Hawaii Puchs of old.  Simpler times when big bore kits and parts were very hard to come by.  And in order to go fast was to use PURE TWO STROKE INGENUITY.  The good old times like I would say....

An Old Time Puch modder Nolan shares some pics of his bikes back in the day:

"Original paint with Magnum setup sold to a kid in Paoa in 1986"

"All magnum parts with a Lring piston. Got clocked 74mph down Manoa Rd."




Finding pics like these are RARE since we did all this WITHOUT social media.  No post, but it happened.

PLEASE KEEP SENDING ME PICS OR STORIES OF PUCHS.  I'LL BE SURE TO POST AND ARCHIVE IT ON THIS SITE.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

END OF YEAR RIDE



Anybody interested in a ride?  Trying to see if interest is out there to plan a ride sometime at the end of this year.  Shoot me an email mopedluau@gmail.com or hit me on instagram @mopedluau if you would be interested.  I probably got half a dozen Puch riders ready to go.


Potential routes:


Option 1:  Meet up at Wailua Sugar Mill.  Unload and ride to Kahuku (or further) and back.


Option 2:  Meet up at Minnow Motorworks (Kakaako).  Unload and ride to Waimanalo and back.


Let me know all!!......AND GET THOSE BIKES READY!!

Puch Vintage Moped Hawaii Shirts

Some custom Puch Vintage Moped Hawaii shirts courtesy of the Red Baron.  He collaborated with his school's graphics department and came out with these beauties (Thanks MHS!!).  Unfortunately, these are limited pressed.  He only made about a dozen and wanted to keep this an exclusive item.  Only a select few can get these.  It's especially limited to the Hawaii riders.  If you want them hit me up and I'll get you a contact.  They only come in Large.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

DRESEARCH in the house!!

Check out my friends adventures on his Honda Tact. He hooked up with a bosu crew and rode from Nara to Kyoto, Japan. Awesome trip and photos. Enjoy: