I apologize that I by no means got here again with the completed footage of Challenge 333 however I did end it together with just a few others that I haven’t instructed you about but. Once I began that challenge firstly of 2020 I had no clue of the craziness that was about to overhaul the world in just a few months.
Let me say should you want an engine for a customized challenge like this I extremely advocate the Piranha 140cc engines they’re highly effective and dependable. It was very simple to put in and wire up. The only greatest concern I had was that I needed to feed the carburetor from the inventory air consumption so I needed to buy the proper adapter to orient the carburetor to succeed in the inventory Honda C200 air consumption. It wasn’t an ideal match nevertheless it was good.
Some low cost management switches and a fairly priced replica seat from Ebay labored out nice. I simply constructed an entire customized wiring harness and made the entire thing 12 volts dc in order that I may run a lithium battery and LED lighting.
A drag pipe was sourced from Beatrice Cycle for a imply and meaty sound!
On the rear I added a sizzling rod “Mannequin A” taillight.
In the long run this construct ended up being a ton of enjoyable to trip, and with it’s clear classic seems actually turned heads too. It was an incredible little neighborhood blaster that accelerated rapidly as much as it’s most velocity of 45 mph. Some bikes simply actually do develop into greater than the sum of their elements and this was one in every of them.
Too dangerous that the 2020 Barber Small Bore Pageant was canceled. I used to be simply going to reserve it for 2021 however wound up buying and selling it for a 1998 Triumph Adventurer 900. Extra on that later.
The entire corona virus episode actually threw everybody’s plans for every little thing for a loop. Not like lots of people my employment state of affairs didn’t change, being employed in a vital business I by no means missed a single day of labor and was by no means instructed to do business from home. Between that and dealing on different peoples bikes I’ve been busier than ever earlier than.
One nice blessing is that we lastly bought our earlier residence and moved into a brand new place that has a a lot greater home and store. So I’m writing my first weblog publish of 2022 from my new workplace in Hartsville, S.C. and look ahead to the approaching yr.