Friday, May 8, 2009

ciao top tank project

as i may or may not have mentioned in a previous post, my performance ciao's tank has a hole in it...i found this out after i left evaporust in the tank over spring break and came back to an empty tank and yellow stains on the floor. bummer. however! it was either sean finch or luke v of the ghost riders, or maybe someone else, maybe jason, i can't remember. anyways, they were just like, well, why not make it a top tank...man, immediately it made me almost glad i had a hole, as a mini ciao top tank would be sweet! anyways, here's the mock up i did today on the computer. i just painted over a picture of my modified frame, and i have this mostly red plaid fabric, reminiscent of fabric used for kilts, for the seat cover (obviously not pictured).


i don't have my camera here at work. i have more pictures of other moped related things i've been meaning to post but haven't gotten them off of there yet. i will soon, i've been moving out of my house and working a lot. one last thing, i finally got coupling nuts for that mini pipe. it's pretty sweet, although my variator plate is shot so it's hard to really judge it yet and i need to re-tune to really see how well it performs! whew! i also almost have jamie's ciao put together. i bought a kelly green frame from gabeb and am hopefully going to finish it up this weekend. again, more pictures to follow.

4 comments:

  1. you need a longer frame, or you need to make a long seat that fits on the remaining top brace bar and seat post that that the tank and seat are seamless.

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  2. i disagree. i like how it looks with the seat. and even if i were to do what you're saying, the seat wouldn't be parallel to the ground, so everything would look all slanted because of the angle of the crossbar. i hope the tank is actually that size when i get it in the mail. it's kinda hard to guess as i took the tank off another photo of a garelli and had to resize it. i'm worried that the tank might be sitting higher than i'd like, and it might interfere with access to the handlebars. we'll see.

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  3. i guess to me it just looks like an extra tank strapped on there...not as sleek as the top tank bikes look. you know. But its your thang!

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  4. i can dig it. it reminds me of ghost rider nick cb's top tank pinto.

    http://www.mopedarmy.com/img/user_mopeds/nickcb_moped.jpg

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