Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Fucking minarelli is pissing me off. No matter what I do I just cant get the right side of the cylinder to seal. Ive used all sorts of different gaskets, non hardening sealants and even RTV (bleh). Still.... Only thing I can figure is that the cylinder is interfering with the little raised section on the case. Soooo, im just going to pull the whole damn engine off tomorrow yank off the top end, remove the studs and just study it. I had no problem on the first kit sealing with the wimpy little paper gasket. Oh, another thing, the stupid aluminum head gaskets are only fucking good for one torque, I hope my copper ones are done soon.

Another note is this puch with 31 miles on it that I picked up. From what I can tell its true milage because how clean all of the hidden spots where. I just fixed up a few issues, got rid of the 1hp cylinder and sold it. Yay.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

baby bear, mama bear, papa bear.

Nuff said:


My moped wants to kill me....

Seriously, shes trying to kill me and herself. First I go tearing down the road and hit the brakes. Apparently the fluid window chipped and leaked out all the fluid. Managed to get home and quickly swap out the unit from the garelli so I could commute 12 miles to work.

Today is my day off so I have been chasing leaks. The intake isnt sealing like it did on the old cylinder, gasket after gasket. I also found the base gasket to be leaking so I started pulling off the cooling system. Lo and behold I find the source of my crazy vibrations that turned up. Fuuuuuuuuuck. Especially fuck since chelsea's new job requires me to commute on the peds and now I have no functioning peds. Fuck.

Good news is that the tubing for the new line of intakes is done.....Sigh.