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Motorcycle Republik

This post is about the one and only Hellenic Motorcycle Museum that is based in Athens, Greece.  It features a big collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as many barnfinds. Panagiotis Mariolopoulos(GR) has gathered a quite broad collection of motorcycles with something for everyone, ranging from 1919 up to present though with an emphasis tilted mostly toward European models. The collection is constantly changing and expanding in a three-storey building, that each one features it's own theme. At the museum, you will find names from Ariel up to Zündapp and most of the manufacturers starting within the Latin alphabet in between. For more info and pics, check the official site at

This blog is now 4 years old.

2stroke Bibliography

A short list of two stroke related books. A lot of them are now discontinued and the list is certainly not complete but I beleive I have included all the major and well known books. 1) Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines, Gordon P. Blair 2) Basic Design of Two Stroke Engines, Gordon P. Blair 3) Two-Stroke Performance Tuning, Graham Bell 4) Motorcycle Tuning: Two-Stroke, John Robinson 5) The High-Performance Two-Stroke Engine, John C. Dixon 6) Villiers Singles Improvements Handbook, Rob Carrick & John Wood 7) Mini-motocross & Pitbike Performance handbook, Eric Gorr 8) Motocross & Off-road Performance handbook, Eric Gorr 9) Two-Stroke Tuner's Handbook, Gordon Jennings 10) The Two-stroke Cycle Engine, Heywood 11) Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, Heywood 12) Two Stroke high Performance Engine Design and Tuning, Bossaglia 13) Two Stroke Power Units, Irving 14) Tuning for Speed, Irving 15) The High Speed Internal Combustion Engine, Ricardo 16

Vespa Smallframe 50S expansion chamber

I'm in the middle of fabricating an expansion chamber for my Vespa smallframe. It's a demanding job with lots of challenges but I hope that eventually everything will go well. It seems like I will have to spend a lot of working hours along with my tig welding machine.

Honda Rs crank with Suzuki Rm125 rod

Suzuki Rm125 connecting rods will straight fit the Honda Rs125 NF4 & RS250 NF5 bikes. It is +6mm longer than stock though, so be prepared for some more mods prior installation to the engine. The 110mm Suzuki connecting rods are from Rm125 2004-2008 models.