The Gary Flyer II

Heard ya'll like builds, well I did one. Read about it over on my blog. It's a hobbit that I raced at the moped gp midwest this year. Some might even say it doesn't suck.

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I like

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Great write up, glad you got it sorted in the end!

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I've always heard about the moby crank in a hobbit, sounds easier than i would of guessed!

it'd be rad to see this again next year!!

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Rad as hell. Thanks for writing this up! What a journey!

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Dirty30 Dillon /

This was a good, technical read with actual information.

This is the shit that gets me stoked on mopeds again.

Just a curious q: I know you were tying to utilize a pre-existing AC kit between the two main donor parts, but with all that work in there, any reason you didn't just go Minarelli Horizontal or Piaggio Pentagonal LC cylinder with a nice stroke bump to those?

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Jesse Stephenson /

So the main reason to go with conditional moped parts is simply they are actual moped parts. I didn't want to just put scooter cylinders on this. Partly it was to stay within race class rules to be in variated class and not unlimited but also way more swag. I also want to push stuff you can get from treats instead of say, custom built limited production french race motors. Like this is a build anyone can do with just a little bit of work. I have more of those stator conversation platrs if anyone was serious about building one. I've had some people contact me about them but they didn't seem to fully grasp what needed to be done. It's not quite bolt and go but for big modifications like this I'd say it's easier than many other conversions.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Jesse Stephenson wrote:

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> So the main reason to go with conditional moped parts is simply they are

> actual moped parts. I didn't want to just put scooter cylinders on this.

> Partly it was to stay within race class rules to be in variated class

> and not unlimited but also way more swag. I also want to push stuff you

> can get from treats instead of say, custom built limited production

> french race motors. Like this is a build anyone can do with just a

> little bit of work. I have more of those stator conversation platrs if

> anyone was serious about building one. I've had some people contact me

> about them but they didn't seem to fully grasp what needed to be done.

> It's not quite bolt and go but for big modifications like this I'd say

> it's easier than many other conversions.

Totally understood and appreciate he desire to keep it as "moped" as possible.

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> Jesse Stephenson wrote:

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> way more swag.

💯

Yeah wow, what a clever and elegant build.

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Jesse Stephenson /

so one thing I'm working on right now is getting a top speed run out of this. I'm currently running an ER3 which is a 90mm outer diameter but I have a multivar 110mm variator. If it wasn't such a piece of shit I'd be running it already, but it will give me much more range of variation so once I can make it work I'll get a top speed and see where that ends up. I'm thinking it will be kinda high

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Jesse Stephenson /

> L e e wrote:

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> I've always heard about the moby crank in a hobbit, sounds easier than i

> would of guessed!

>

> it'd be rad to see this again next year!!

So I've heard people talk about it but as far as I'm aware only me, Terry Dean, and one other random guy who had a really good build thread on here years ago have actually done it. I'd love to talk to anyone else who has and maybe I missed them, so if you know of any post em up.

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Finally read this all the way through, great work.

Hunter placed on this build at Moped GP Midwest in variated class but I already can't remember what happened, why it fell out in the first couple laps of the Unlimited race?

Was it something major or nah, any future plans or issues that need fixing?

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Jesse Stephenson /

Oh yea, so the muffler broke off on the first lap in unlimited so he came into the pits. So the pipe is made of a couple pipes and the muffler clamp was kinda big so I had a piece of old innertube as a cushion/ spacer. It fell out earlier in the day but I didn't remember where it came from so the muffler was unsupported the rest of the day until it broke in half. It was an easy fix had I caught it but I built the pipe a year ago and forgot that's what I did. Plans are actually to build a better chassis and actually tune the bike for next year. That motor on a lighter, better shaped chassis will be huge.

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