CYBERMOPED

IN THE BEGINNING

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There was a General Five Star rotting away in a barn in rural Indiana. It had been ridden hard, but turned over, and it was purchased for $300.

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The seat was rock hard and deflated, so it was sent off to moped_seat_dude for repair. He expertly welded up and painted the cracked pan, replaced the petrified foam, and sewed up a kickass cover with neon green accents.

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The maker received the seat, and was happy.

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The CYBERMOPED was then stripped of its parts, to be purified. Over 12,000 miles of filth caked its every surface.

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A super rad crank pipe was obtained (102mm belly) for the rebuild, and it was test fit to the maker's satisfaction.

The bottom end was rebuilt (no photos unfortunately) with new bearings, seals, and gaskets. The starter plate was utterly thrashed, so it will be replaced (as soon as the maker receives a new one from treatland).

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Meanwhile, the maker brewed some software. A smart dashboard for the CYBERMOPED was begun. Temperature monitoring, audio output, and a simple display were made ready for its eventual birth.

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Other build details:

V1 motor, obvs

48mm BRN kit ("80cc")

V1 reed adapter (xoxo Maitland)

MLM 24mm intake

TM24 flat slide

vforce 8 petal reeds

Red stage6 clutch springs

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The theme for this build is 80s retro-futurism / cyberpunk. This has nothing to do with the video game except for a shared enjoyment of that aesthetic.

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I can’t wait to see some hubless wheels on this thing 😂

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Very nice, I am really interested in following this build. (I kind of already have been lol) - though I haven't seen these pics.

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that dashboard will be wild. so excited to see this

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

That smart dash is gonna be so awesome, I love it! Makes me think of Far Cry 3's "Blood Dragon" DLC. Love 80's themed spacey stuff

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> Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Wrote:

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> That smart dash is gonna be so awesome, I love it! Makes me think of Far

> Cry 3's "Blood Dragon" DLC. Love 80's themed spacey stuff

That's one of the big inspirations for this build!

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I’m glad you made a thread on this! Definitely excited to see the finish product. That dash is killer. Cranks pipe looks sick! Looks like a good parts list for v1

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Terbo Speghetti /

I love that people are doing this. I've got plans for a touchscreen dash and fridge in my seat, I should post a build thread

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Meanwhile I just want an Atari dash and cartridge as a key.

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How’d your brn turn out? Mine was an absolute mess, had to be cleaned up a lot and spaced out corrected with the Dan Schulz spacer.

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The maker cleaned most of the grime off with a pressure washer.

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The maker discovered that the headlight brackets had been... upgraded... with sheet metal and wood screws. A new system might have to be fabricated.

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But all was well! The maker was pleased to discover that the original headlight brackets were in fact intact.

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The maker continued stripping bits off of the frame, taking note of each item. Soon the frame would be ready for the purification ritual (sandblasting).

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In many cases the fasteners were... odd... like the wood screws used on the headlight bracket. Many errant washers, many foreign bolts. The maker would remedy these errors.

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> tom wizard Wrote:

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> How’d your brn turn out? Mine was an absolute mess, had to be cleaned up

> a lot and spaced out corrected with the Dan Schulz spacer.

The maker does indeed plan to use a Dan Schulz spacer. The maker has not started the ritual of portification (porting for reeds), but he anticipates having to do lots of cleanup work as well.

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> Terbo Speghetti Wrote:

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> I love that people are doing this. I've got plans for a touchscreen dash

> and fridge in my seat, I should post a build thread

Do it!

> Matty Boh Wrote:

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> Meanwhile I just want an Atari dash and cartridge as a key.

Sounds rad, do it!

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> Brian F Wrote:

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> The theme for this build is 80s retro-futurism / cyberpunk. This has

> nothing to do with the video game except for a shared enjoyment of that

> aesthetic.

That's what I was hoping. It's hard to find anything cyberpunk since cyber77 came out. It seems people have forgotten it's even a thing like steampunk and dieselpunk. I bet you could get some ideas from YassidDesign.

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The maker finished tearing down the frame, and found a few more surprises.

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At some point the bike was probably blasted into a curb. It looks like someone tack welded the torn bit back together, but this will not do. It will have to be repaired.

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The kickstand was also... "expertly" repaired.

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> Brian F Wrote:

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> >

> The maker finished tearing down the frame, and found a few more

> surprises.

>

> At some point the bike was probably blasted into a curb. It looks like

> someone tack welded the torn bit back together, but this will not do.

> It will have to be repaired.

>

> The kickstand was also... "expertly" repaired.

points for ingenuity!

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Dirty30 Dillon /

The reader is unhappy with third person referencing.

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> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> The reader is unhappy with third person referencing.

I was wondering if maybe the level of sanity changed . ;)

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Haha

I'm curious too see where this goes, I'm trying to set up the arduino for my dyno right now and haven't decided how to do real-time output. Might be time to force myself to learn some python?

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> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> Haha

>

> I'm curious too see where this goes, I'm trying to set up the arduino

> for my dyno right now and haven't decided how to do real-time output.

> Might be time to force myself to learn some python?

Define real-time? Hard real-time systems use strict control with timer driven interrupts, but that's probably finer granularity than you need.

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> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> Haha

>

> I'm curious too see where this goes, I'm trying to set up the arduino

> for my dyno right now and haven't decided how to do real-time output.

> Might be time to force myself to learn some python?

Maybe some c++? That's where the very fine time control is at

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TOP GUN™ ANDY ⚔ (LSLB) ⚔ /

If you don't need full real-time, soft real-time with Nerves is a really really nice development experience

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