BADD HABBITS 2019 BUILD THREAD - boyd edition

Mike Boyd /
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Jason Bully and I are building some pretty similar hobbits together so I thought I’d post a build thread for once and maybe it will inspire me to actually document this thing now that I’m getting closer to the finish line.

I’ve been building this dumb Hobbit for a while now, using various used parts I got off other bikes and trades but also some really expensive treats orders.

I wanted a shiny black and gold bike that keeps most of the stock hobbit trim (floorboards, side covers, tool tray, rack, fender, event the dumb plastic coil cover) but also the maximum performance parts I could fit. I do not like stock hobbit suspension or headlight bucket so that’s where I drew the line on the stock look.

Still in the building and spec stages and no performance or tuning steps have been taken, so I don’t have the clutch springs or jetting or variator weights even close to dialed in yet. Currently concentrated on cleaning, rebuilding, and polishing the old stock aluminum parts so they look new and replacing all the old rubber parts like the fender and tank mount grommets etc.

Specs:

Engine:

OG Eurocylindro Athena kit

Treats Puchonda head for Athena

Puch head studs

Stuffy crank

Doppler needle bearing

New viton case seals and new case bearings + gasket

Cases welded for added gasket surface for case matching

(thanks Jake and Graham!)

New engine hanger mounts pressed in

Joe Schuitema angled reed block adapter

Joe Schuitema VM20 intake modded for left side access

stage 6 v-force reed block

VM20 carb

Go kart air box

MLM G-104 pipe modded for right side cover clearance + new rear bracket to fit stock braced subframe

Electrical:

HPI mini rotor w/ floating ground

Atomic non-resistor shielded spark plug wire

Trail tech regulator/rectifier

Trail tech 12v battery in Hobbit battery box

Common grounding wire coming from engine block

LED err’where: stock tail light housing, 2x grand pappy lionel headlights, amber LED underglow kit, trail tach vapor fully set up

Transmission:

Rebuilt (bearings seals and o-rings) transmission

Malossi gears

TJT variator w/ treats rumpus plate

One-way bearing starter shoe delete

Stock belt

Rear pulley TBD (hoping for euro pulley, might go stock modded to fully close)

Frame and Exxxtras:

Cheetahchrome braced stock subframe (want to use side covers)

EgoBoost 290mm shocks (still too tall ugh)

Beefed up 30mm EBR Hydro forks w/ MLM brace

Tomos front fender

Gold disc brake caliper

5-star wheel set (thanks Will!)

Gold pedal chain

MLM variator cover

Left side cover opened up around variator to fit MLM cover and TJT

Left floorboard trimmed for VM20

Black aluminum side cover fasteners (i know, moneybags over here)

Tires will be Michelin City Pro 2.25

Currently working on shaft collar press-fit Tomahawk Disc mod for front 5 star that keeps the wheel and hub intact in case anyone ever wants to go back to drum brakes in the future (thanks for the tips Travis Noll!)

Powder Coated black:

Frame w/ battery box tab

Tank

Rear fender

Subframe

Kickstand

Powder Coated Metallic Gold:

Rear rack

Rear fender stay

Still needs powder:

Intake (gold)

Wheels (gold)

Forks (black)

Janus Headlight bracket (black)

Stock license plate bracket (black)

Will post detailed pics in follow up… maybe?

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