Bajaj Pipe Exclusive!

Bajaj dealer Phil Waters of Cleveland Scooters has unveiled a new tuning exhaust prototype for new Bajaj 4-stroke scooters. (picture 1) (picture 2) The entire exhaust is made of stainless steel for excellent protection from rust. Phil says “You could pass this one along to your kids.” The prototype exhaust mounts on either the Bajaj Chetak or Legend, and does not interfere with the Legend spare tire or the ease of changing tires. The pipe also features an improved mounting bracket for easy installation. Most exciting of course is a Dynojet-verified horsepower/torque increase of 14% to 21% depending on jetting, and a throatier sound (.wav file). Phil: “Sound, oh the beautiful sound! Think old British single with megaphone exhaust. Throaty, not tinny in any way. See it and hear it at Slaughterhouse 8 this weekend in Chicago!”

Pop Quiz!

OK, study this image for thirty seconds, then answer the following question: The biggest scooter rally in the history of Chicago is in (a) one month, (b) two weeks, (c) ten days, (d) a day and a half.

2SB v MSU Sumo Challenge

Slaughterhouse is less than a week away, and 2strokeBuzz has teamed with Mega Super Ultra to sponsor the Saturday night inflatable sumo tournament. Team 2strokeBuzz needs your help in the sumo circle, so if you think you’re dangerous in a big padded suit, let Bryan know at the rally. We’re gonna kick some mod butt.

Kit Off!

Myk sent this link to The Sun’s 2002-3 Premiership preview. As you can see, The Sun is a bastion of journalistic integrity. The Leicester girl is nice, but the rest of the teams seem to have the same girl, and I can’t get into someone who would wear an Arsenal jersey and a Spurs jersey.

Busy, Busy

Hi everyone, long time, no post, huh? I’ve been crazy busy lately. Between working on three nearly-running scooters, finishing up the Slaughterhouse Rally site and helping out Gimpy Phil in Cleveland, I’ve been neglecting you, and I’m sorry. I’ve got some big stuff coming soon, including Geoff’s interview with punk rock god Tim Kerr, an account of my two days as a scooter salesman, a review of the ScootRS 12v electronic ignition kit, and, hopefully, a firsthand account of the Genuine Stella. Stay tuned!

Flywheel is Off!

After two cans of PB Blaster, a propane torch, an angle crinder, three cutoff wheels, a broken puller, and nine months, the flywheel is off my VBB engine. Lesson: keep your taper clean, if you know what I mean. Mike “King Arthur” Durso finally cut it off and rebuilt it with a new crank. I’m getting it back tonight and starting on Project: 12v electronic ignition. With that and a cowl repaint, I’ll be back on the road at last and I can give Vina her scooter back.