ciao updates!
November 3, 2013, 4:05 pm
Filed under: belt, brakes, carb, clutch, cosmetic, dellorto, frame, intake, lighting, new parts!, transmission, variator

i did a three parter update about old ciaociao over on did a bunch of maintenance work and a few little things that i’ve been meaning to do for years but never had. go check it out! and stay tuned over there for more ciaociao!


ciaociao does portland
August 11, 2009, 2:17 pm
Filed under: belt, general, performance, pipe

being as ciaociao is currently my only running bike that would be rally worthy (green ciao runs great and is super pretty, but it goes 25mph), i decided to take it to the portland rally.
other than another shredded belt (which was expected, i even brought a spare) it ran great the entire rally!
of course ciaociao is never jetted right, and i still haven’t really messed with the variator after porting it to get all of my low end back, but it was fun, fast and super reliable all weekend long!
i was still running low air pressure in my tires from atwater, so it handled super good in the corners. this rally was filled with corners!
and i got paced by a friend on his yamaha motorcycle at 63mph. i’d like to gps confirm that one day, but he swears his speedo is accurate.
now i am ready to tear the motor apart again and finish porting it. once i do that i will tune the variator and i should get my take off back. don’t get me wrong, it still takes off pretty quick, but not as quick as it did before i did the exhaust port.
there miiiiiight be a motomatic pipe in store for ciaociao in the future.. nate said if i were to join the motomatic race team i would get a free pipe, but i don’t know if he was being serious. besides, i’m not giving up on hry just because i moved to sacramento! if those guys up in seattle stay serious and want to keep going to races, i’ll stick with them!
anyway, that’s it for now. atwater is in a few weeks, so i have to get busy!

July 21, 2009, 10:03 am
Filed under: belt, carb, dellorto, general, intake, malossi, new parts!

ciaociao is already down in sacramento waiting for me, i left it there after the reno rally.
by the way, my “reliable” bike seized a main bearing at the reno rally, so i did the rest of it on ciao and ciao had no issues whatsoever! it has became my most reliable moped!
the belts i ordered from malossi direct showed up, plus the one from treats i’ve been carrying around with me, i should be good on belts for a little while. those malossi belts are awesome, but the shred apart after a while. the one i’m currently running is starting to fray a little, so i think i’ll be replacing it soon.
i also need to pull the carb off the intake plate and put some loctite on the threads of the mounting bolts, the carb likes to start to wiggle loose after a while. it doesn’t even seem to notice the air leaks, but it’s something that needs to be addressed.
anyway, more to come when i’m in sacramento! goodbye for now, seattle!

more slow goings
February 12, 2008, 11:39 pm
Filed under: belt, variator

for ciaociao anyway. i’ve been busy as all hell trying to get orange ciao up and going for flock yeah!, and it’s been tricky!
i ended up putting the malossi belt and variator on it because the belt i had on there was wrong, and i just wanted to mess with it a bit. i was planning on buying the same setup for that bike anyway, so i’ll just get a new belt and variator for ciaociao.
once i get back from my week in nevada (after fy!) i hope to have more exciting things to update about.
keep watching this space!

December 14, 2007, 7:24 pm
Filed under: belt, malossi, new parts!, performance, transmission

so, as i said before, the malossi belt and transmission gears showed up the other day. when i get a chance i need to go down and pull the rear wheel from orange ciao (it has the bravo transmission that i’ll be using) and swap the tompa variated transmission into it. then i can bring the bravo transmission up here and start taking it apart.