Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

I dunno, but it sucks. Every custom bike I've built, I never give any thought to where the plates gonna go, and when I get it, it's just like, fuck, now what...

Plus, they made a law a few years back saying the plate had to be mounted in the rear, and right side up.

I used to just zip tie it to the chainstay on the side.

Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

The tank I made was bugging me. The more I looked at it, the goofier it looked, so I modified a Benelli mini 50 tank I had laying around and went back to a top tank style.

Crappy garage pics because I was too lazy to push the bike five feet out into the driveway.

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Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

Sad your rig blew up tour piston. I have had those kind of clips do the same thing in an engine before. I had not heard about them being brittle and was super stoked on the snap ring style. Now we all know better. Single lobe cir clip for me please.

Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

There are pistons with square grooves in them and round grooves in them. Some stock pistons have the square groove that use the snap ring style but almost all aftermarket, kits, whatever use the round groove that uses the wire ring. The snap ring style also have heavy ears that can fatigue and break off especially if they are installed sideways.

Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

Dave Thacker /

Miracle conversion so far. Lengthen swing arm 3" please. ;-)

Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

I was thinking about that. The wheelbase on my Minarelli race bicycle thing (in the pic behind the Lazer) is stretched at least 6". Way more stable to ride.

For now though, it's a fun liquor store blaster. If moped gp ever happens again, I'll probably stretch it out. Or if I get bored.

Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

Love the new tank. Is it from a Benelli "mini-enduro" model?

Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

looks nice!

I didn't want to complain about the old tank cuz it was obviously a ton of work and pretty interesting - even if I personally didn't dig it. I like that Benelli tank tho.

Cool build, seems fun

Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

Yup. Like this:

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Cut off the damaged front tunnel wings and welded some tabs to mount it to my frame.

Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

Sunny pics

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Re: Laser Sport 50/50 build

Niiiice

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