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Old 08-03-2009, 03:23 PM   #91
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cool looking luggage in the second pic - do you know the brand?

Don't look like they'd hold all that much, but they are the most suited to the MA that I've seen so far.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:58 AM   #92
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well good thing the new 125s have improved transmissions - my '49' ate a pinion gear yesterday.
Shifting has always been clunky, with occasional "false neutrals" where the N light is lit, but suddenly (without touching the shift lever) the bike engages 1st gear with a JOLT. I've gotten real good at 'feeling' when the bike really is in nuetral so this hasn't happened in months.
But yesterday, luckily enough, I stopped by Moto-scoot to say hi and when preparing to pull out "BANG" it goes, and I look down to see chunks of the front pinion on the ground. Split cleanly into 4 pie-pieces. BTW this was an aftermarket 14T pinion from Fastrails I think, not very impressive metal IMO.

Eh, at least it happened in M-S parking lot :)
Andy will be installing a 15T pinion, so I'll hoof over on sat morning before the big Rockerbox rally. See yall there!
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:49 AM   #93
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That is a good thing it happened there.

i picked up my bike after M-S re-jetted the carb so it better matches the Ass Pipe exhaust and it's a lot smoother now and getting a good mix. It's like a whole new bike... again.

i'm going to miss the Rockerbox because i have my MSF class at the same time - actually most of the day. It didn't dawn on me why 8/8 sounded familiar while I was signing up for the class until later on.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:08 AM   #94
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Anyone with a top speed on the 125cc yet?
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:16 AM   #95
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i haven't pushed it yet but i'm hoping to find an empty stretch of road soon and see where it gets me.
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:56 PM   #96
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just got back from Rockerbox 2009 Milwaukee.
Convoyed from moto-scoot with about 10 other madassers, a little rain didn't scare us off!

Some really neat machines, other than MA's :)

Was also cool to meet Bill Peirce, owner of Peirspeed, who flew in to attend the rally with Bill at Moto-Scoot and rode over on a new 125 MA with us.

full photo album here:

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Old 08-13-2009, 08:34 PM   #97
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I thought I recognized the Ratscoot in picture #4, it's a TGB Key West.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:54 PM   #98
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the start of mods to the 125 has just begun. asspipe and re-jetting.
next up is the big valve head {22mm compared to 18mm stock}
also a 22mm mikuni carb to match the bigger valves

the 160cc cylinder will go on soon after.
we want to dyno, document, and road test each stage before we move on to the next.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:31 AM   #99
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About the top end

(From the vendor section posted 8/9/09)

Had a nice ride today – I'm 6'@210lbs (useful info for the following story) – I also live on the south side of Milwaukee. I just had to do it – I took the Hoan Bridge (google it if you are outside Milwaukee). It started off well. I was cruising @ 55 most all the way – about a 100 yds shy of the peak my donkey said “Clyde to Jim, Clyde to Jim … you're riding me much to hard”. Started to lose power – I knew I reached the wall. I backed it down to 50 and cruised over the summit and then on to 60 on my way down.
The rest of my journey was up the lake front to Brown Deer Road and then return. (about 40 miles round trip)
I feel real good about the performance. Just keep it on the secondary roads.
It is really fun to breeze along the city streets. It puts motorCYCLE back into what I feel was lost since the escalation on cc's in the late 60's.
(Clyde --- that's another 60's thing --- and about midnight, he got on his camel named Clyde ..-- you may know the rest.)

And Bill ... you didn't seethis
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More: I resit screwing with the MA. The bike really is well suited for the city streets -- and people look and are still trying to figure out what just wizzed by.
As a teenager in the 60's - my friend and I figured out how to gut the baffles on his S90. The Florida cops had little patience with loud cycles -- they were ready to issue tickets.

While out amongst bar hoppers this Sat. (doing the 15 on the 15 on the 15) some were talking about this Madass thing. One thought it was too pricey.

Going to get the handle bar mirrors!
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:24 PM   #100
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Had a nice ride today –
Going to get the handle bar mirrors!
sounds like you're having fun.


new mod on my 88: one of the vendors at Rockerbox was selling cool LED brake lights. I didn't get the 'knight rider' version with rolling lights, but did get the one that flashes for a few seconds when you hit the brakes until coming on solid. Quite a bit brighter than the stock bulb *more visbility is never a bad thing!), looks cool, and easy to install.

http://www.customdynamics.com/knight..._light_bar.htm

Also last week I ordered a set of 4 LED turn signals off EBAY. Hopefully with the amber LED on the edge I'll be able to see the blinker from the saddle to help remind me to turn them off...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4X-Mi...Q5fAccessories

With the smaller brake light and signals and the license plate rlocated to the rear axle the back of the MA is really cleaned up.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:42 PM   #101
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Looks great! Let us know about the fit and install.

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sounds like you're having fun.


new mod on my 88: one of the vendors at Rockerbox was selling cool LED brake lights. I didn't get the 'knight rider' version with rolling lights, but did get the one that flashes for a few seconds when you hit the brakes until coming on solid. Quite a bit brighter than the stock bulb *more visbility is never a bad thing!), looks cool, and easy to install.

http://www.customdynamics.com/knight..._light_bar.htm

Also last week I ordered a set of 4 LED turn signals off EBAY. Hopefully with the amber LED on the edge I'll be able to see the blinker from the saddle to help remind me to turn them off...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4X-Mi...Q5fAccessories

With the smaller brake light and signals and the license plate rlocated to the rear axle the back of the MA is really cleaned up.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:53 PM   #102
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I have also joined the ranks! Here is my $800 Craigslist MA:



It is an '06 with about 650 miles. All it needs is a speedo cable and a battery. I've been riding it around without either for the last two days, and it is a hoot. A very slow hoot that can't get out of its own way at intersections, but still a hoot.

Let the mods begin! Let's see.... big-bore kit or a 160?

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Old 08-16-2009, 06:24 PM   #103
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I have also joined the ranks! Here is my $800 Craigslist MA:


It is an '06 with about 650 miles. All it needs is a speedo cable and a battery. I've been riding it around without either for the last two days, and it is a hoot. A very slow hoot that can't get out of its own way at intersections, but still a hoot.

Let the mods begin! Let's see.... big-bore kit or a 160?
Check out my 06 with a 110cc Lifan motor from Hooper Imports It was painfully slow with the 50cc motor. If you look at the air intake hole on the bottom of that chrome 50cc air filter the opening is about the size of a peanut. Check out the video we shot of the 110cc in action. By the way its for sale in Oregon. http://www.vimeo.com/5797275
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:28 PM   #104
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I have also joined the ranks! Here is my $800 Craigslist MA:
Let the mods begin! Let's see.... big-bore kit or a 160?
wow, you stole that bike :O

congrats!

Even after putting in a 160 (I think you lose electric start with these but shouldn't be a big deal), raised handlebars and 2010 seat you'll be below what I paid for my 2006 (with 75 miles, but 650 isn't much at all as long as it was well taken care of).

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Old 08-16-2009, 10:13 PM   #105
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the start of mods to the 125 has just begun. asspipe and re-jetting.
next up is the big valve head {22mm compared to 18mm stock}
also a 22mm mikuni carb to match the bigger valves

the 160cc cylinder will go on soon after.
we want to dyno, document, and road test each stage before we move on to the next.
The bike is looking good with that new pipe.

I have been looking at these mods as well. Please post up any gains that you get from the mods as very interested in the results.

Also could you post any change in the fuel economy, I like that the madass is so effecient and wouldn't want to wreck it too much to get the gains.

How is the asspipe for jumping gutters? Does it get hit?
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