-Simonini Expansion exhaust for Vespa P200 Scooter Cut, Shaped, and Welded to a stock Peugeot Header. I had to hammer a dent to accommodate the clutch and another to allow the pedals to move freely.
-Tab cola can for cool sounds, cooler looks, and a little more back pressure?
-Malossi 63 Kit on a stock AV7 Case.
-Matched Transfer Ports.
-16mm Dellorto SHA Carb with no air filter and 73 jet.
-16mm drilled intake manifold
-Banana seat from Seattle nick.
-Sissy bar stolen from Adventureland (they made me take the entire bicycle)
-Michelin VM100 2" tires
This bike loves jumping speed bumps.
Also, getting the pipe to mount only to the engine (it's not variated, but the engine is still on rubber and spring mounts) was hell. I have one bracket on the top of the pipe mounted to the existing exhaust mount, so the thing wiggles with the engine at idle.
This was a stupid idea.
i reckon putting dents in your pipe just made it useless as a performance enhancement... your waves are gonna get disrupted!
dont you get tired of taking your seat off every time you need gas?
also on a totally unrelated note i still need the price for that malossi G2rr kit.
Dents are better than holes. exhaust is the only place you have to be careful with speed holes.
bannana seats are kinda hard for my fat ass.
Not they won't, there is nothing, physically speaking, stating that an expansion chamber has to be round, though most are. The most important parts are the angles for the cones at either end, if the belly had to be modified it won't make any difference at all.
what arran said. if you don't mess with the cones, you're fine.
looks dangerous, eric! i like it!
i think soft mounted engines are the worst idea ever for mopeds. well, not on the french bikes, because of the way they work with the variators (and you can't redesign everything for the non variated ones), but on a sachs? useless. all it does is make the mount for the exhaust on the cylinder all loose, as they were designed with the motor on rubber mounts and the pipe hard mounted to the frame. almost every sachs ever has a wiggly exhaust thanks to that.
can't wait to see that thing in a couple weeks!
The dents aren't making a difference. It allows my pedals to turn and the bike is faster with the pipe. Better take off and top speed. The bannana seat is mounted at the sissy bar only, so it lifts up to access the gas tank.
wow. talk about clearance. Where do you ride that thing where it DOESNT bottom out? pretty sweet though.
Engines on cars are usually rubber mounted, but then again the exhaust mounts are as well, at least they hang from straps. The engine mounts aren't that soft, more like a tire tread then a tie rod bushing, the Motobecane mounts are like a tie rod bushing, actually closer to a control arm bushing which is one of the more popular substitutes.
Maybe you could find a way to mount your Sachs exhaust in a way that it is isolated from the frame? Mount it on a similar mount or hang it from a rubber strap or spring? It seems silly to have something like that bolted to something flexible at one end and rigid on the other, no wonder why the header keeps loosening itself.
OMG! Fuck yes! Eric Sabatino, that thing is amazing. Looks sexier and sexier everytime I see it.
I actually routinely jump the speed bumps on Clinton street and haven't bottomed out yet.
It's funny, because this is one of the nicer puddle cutter bikes... and it's not nice.
if its got a can for a muffler, its a puddle cutter bike!
although i am surprised at the fact you didnt use a sparks can
yes another ratbecane thats hella sick,
dude i love it eric
eric, rich's orange moby is pretty pristeen.
oh and that pipe is awesome. maybe im crazy but I think you should paint it blue to match.
I think you should go with a blue that dosen't match.
I'm just going to let it rust off in the rain. It'll turn a nice orange before it falls off.
We do have some pretty bikes. They're almost all in Rich's garage. My peugeot is pretty, but it's not going to be on the road until i'm done with its project.
at the come out and play rally in new york this summer, some girl on a sachs' pipe fell completely off right in the middle of the Williamsburg Bridge. We all had to swerve around it . . .
My Moby still looks good, but has some upgrades. 62 CC kit, G3 Pipe. Not the stock beauty it used to be. Still breaking in the kit, but Eric's 7 with the new pipe is faster than mine... damn. Nice work Eric.
I gotta say that Erica has some pretty bikes as well...
i think the tag can is totally sassy.
Erin!!! I'm going to be in Kalamazoo very soon.
That's a tab cola can, and that shit's coming back into style.
"Thin And Beautiful!"
excellent, eric. i've missed you. i can't wait to drink peppermint schnapps and pink hot cocoa again. (yes i still have pink and purple mix.)
Eric let me ride this earlier this week and I have got to say that I just didn't want to get off of it. It's so light and fun and the powerband is oh so nice.
I kept telling him, "If this were my bike, I'd ride the shit out of it."
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