av88 build progress... slow!

Just thought I'd share this project. I'm always pretty preoccupied with vespas, but I have been working on this off and on.

Details: av88 frame, 18" wheels, stock tomos forks, av7 stock cases, 74 parmakit, modified stock av88 head, ninja g3, er2, mbk cdi, mbk av10 kickstart, technix crank, 19phbg.

obviously a bunch of other wacky shit going on there too. (edited)

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† CH∆D † /

OH WOW. You gotta match that curve on the tail with your seat. Love it. Modern looking everything with a rust throwback frame, nice contrast. PIZZA PAN RIMZZZ FTW!

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thanks! thats exactly what I was after with leaving the frame. and yeah Im doing a curvy pan, and getting it upholstered all nice and fresh.

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Headlight thoughts?

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dual stacked yellow rectangle fog lights I found at fleet farm. ill post a pic later. they are sweeeeet.

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† CH∆D † /

Yellow bubblevisor & a ring pop & your DONE! DONT FUCK UP THE SEAT & I'll commit to this as my favorite

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ha thanks man! The seat has had alot of seat pans cut, mocked up, then scrapped. I am confident that my latest effort will be the right one.

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† CH∆D † /

You could even try to have it curl up into a cowl like this at the back. Lots of Japanese builders are doing wicked stuff like that with seats. So much detail is such a little thing. Thing looks like a cartoon shark that was punched in the schnoozle by POPeye

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Looks great so far man. I've spent a ton of time trying to come up with a seat for mine too, gotta be just right to match the flow of the frame.

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I know exactly what your saying, I'm sure you'll like it when its done.

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U have more money than sents, just saying to be a dick!

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I trust. Thanks for sharing. Keep us posted.

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Ted Jay Wrote:

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> U have more money than sents, just saying to be a

> dick!

Ill ignore your terrible spelling and tell you that almost every part on this bike is used (i.e. way cheaper than new) I also got the frame/swingarm/wheel for free.

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Sorry I am just a buzz stomping dick! ignore me.

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if you fuck it up, i swear i'm gonna come up there and rip that tool out of your hand. ;)

damn good bro!, i had a complete 59' av88 in my hands for a while. i had no use for it. there was nothing to do but ride it. :(

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Lol thanks scooter. If this one would've been complete I would've been more than happy to ride it. Unfortunately piecing a bike together from the late 50s is way more expensive than just making some dumb custom bike.

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i like everything about what i see!

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neat! I am working on one for rally season this year too

50cc Doppler AV10 / bidalot variator / clutch pulley / ninja G2 / mikuni 24mm flatslide / HPI mini rotor etc etc

sorry for dark photos; winter will never end

Would be rad if we could end up in the same place once this year

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woah, what year is that Ian?

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Hell yeah! That thing is nice! I'd love to see it in person! I was afraid if I went av10 I would never stop putting money into it haha

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you know thats true! :P

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1962 probably; not too much investment this time around, all stuff I have lying around after a few moped race seasons. This was pretty much my race set up two years ago, but on a motor bicycle built for two

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damn, i guess i should start buying race parts. that's pretty PSYCK!

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The engine part of my project started out as stock everything, plus the 74 parmakit. I just kept seeing deals. Ugh

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CasseLOLers Tyler Wrote:

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> The engine part of my project started out as stock

> everything, plus the 74 parmakit. I just kept

> seeing deals. Ugh

BACK AWAY FROM THE CUMPEWTER

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CasseLOLers Tyler Wrote:

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> The engine part of my project started out as stock

> everything, plus the 74 parmakit. I just kept

> seeing deals. Ugh

The terrible curse of the internet...

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Hahaha yep.

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great build

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CasseLOLers Tyler Wrote:

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> Hell yeah! That thing is nice! I'd love to see it

> in person! I was afraid if I went av10 I would

> never stop putting money into it haha

^That is the problem I have! I have two av10 bikes so far, and the av88 will be too when I build it next winter. All are expensive as fuck.

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Oh yeah here's that light I was talking about. Soon to have a second one mounted above.

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