got the tires and the malossi gears on the ciao. its finally coming together! unfortunately i dont have the tools here to remove the bearings and get my engine together so Brandon is bringing it to Minneapolis to get the bottom end together.
AJ's buddy Tony and his friend Matt came out with his yamahopper that had been cutting out while he was riding. Popped the carb open and you couldnt see through the jet. Cleaned it out and runs like a champ now. If only it were always so easy.
I dont remember if AJ had posted this or not, but as you may know garelli made a different version of the NOI for the Katia. This engine is basically the same as a regular NOI except is sightly smaller/thinner. Some of the parts are interchangeable, but most are not. One of the parts that can be swapped including, you guessed it, the main gear. The Katia main gear is nearly half as thin as the regular NOI gear. All the benefits of a lightened main gear without using a lathe on yer old one. Malossi piston lookin soooooooo good still. Full synthetic oil is the best. I have been running this (awesome and super rare) kit for almost 2 years now and it looks as good as ever. RAD