I apologize that I by no means got here again with the completed photos of Venture 333 however I did end it together with a couple of others that I haven’t informed you about but. After I began that mission originally of 2020 I had no clue of the craziness that was about to overhaul the world in a couple of months.
Let me say for those who want an engine for a customized mission like this I extremely suggest the Piranha 140cc engines they’re highly effective and dependable. It was very straightforward to put in and wire up. The one largest difficulty I had was that I wished to feed the carburetor from the inventory air consumption so I needed to buy the right adapter to orient the carburetor to succeed in the inventory Honda C200 air consumption. It wasn’t an ideal match however it was good.
Some low-cost management switches and a fairly priced replica seat from Ebay labored out nice. I simply constructed a whole customized wiring harness and made the entire thing 12 volts dc in order that I might 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.
Ultimately this construct ended up being a ton of enjoyable to trip, and with it’s clear classic appears to be like actually turned heads too. It was an amazing little neighborhood blaster that accelerated shortly as much as it’s most pace of 45 mph. Some bikes simply actually do turn into greater than the sum of their components and this was one in all them.
Too unhealthy that the 2020 Barber Small Bore Competition 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 part for a loop. Not like lots of people my employment scenario didn’t change, being employed in a necessary business I by no means missed a single day of labor and was by no means informed to earn a living 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 house and moved into a brand new place that has a a lot larger 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.