We had a last minute test and tune to get everyone's bikes ready for the moped rally this weekend in Louisville. It was so nice I decided to get some things done around the house and then ride my moped to Middletown for the meet since my bike had no big issues. A few people did bring their bikes that needed tuned, but hope that by the fact that there were only a few people...the rest of the group is solid and ready to ride. We will find out. Bike ran great and I was able to keep up with traffic most of the time. I did adjust the timing before riding down and it rode cool for a while, but I think it may have slipped a little bit advanced since it started running slightly hotter later. I will check it again today to be positive the stator didn't walk forward.
The big issue for others yesterday was the timing. Nick has some amazing tools for timing the points. He was giving everyone a Timing 101 lesson. His ignition timing gauge is crazy accurate and something I would love to look into getting. I can closely check my timing, but not down to the thousandth of a millimeter. Only problem is that the stator will move on you anyway and slip. Set it, blast it, recheck it. I am very excited for Whiskey Business this weekend. It was the first moped rally I had even been to three years ago and it holds a special place in my heart.
Weather here and for Louisville will be similar the week ahead, well, maybe a little warmer down there. For the Miami Valley we will get into the mid 70's today with partly cloudy skies and same for tomorrow with storms arriving in the evening. Friday will be a little breezy as well. The storms will arrive around dusk Friday and likely kick out of here by daybreak on Saturday. That means that the daytime hours will be dry on Saturday and Sunday, but cooler with highs in the mid-upper 50's. We will slowly warm up next week and still no decent chances for rain for a while after Friday night. Back to the show...so crazy busy this morning I still haven't had my coffee three hours into the shift. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael