Hey wow, long time no talk, eh! I used to shitpost on this forum back when I was a dumb late teen / early 20's stringbean, and now here I am, back a decade later and actually in possession of some motor vehicles for the first time in what feels like forever. This thread is going to be a bit of a long one but half the story is already done - I'll have to tell it in a flashback before we start actually moving forward. Let's start at the beginning, I suppose. The Honda Giorcub. Ever since I found out about the existence of this fairly unknown crossbreed between the Giorno and the SuperCub, I've been hounded day and night by the idea of making a "sleeper" scooter using it as a rolling chassis. Something that will have a little more oomph to handle city traffic, be a little more fun to rip around on day-to-day, but not look much different from stock. Anyone who's messed around with pitbikes knows they're all based on the Honda Cub engine design, so putting 2 and 2 together should let you know where I'm going with this already. The idea was banging around in my head for years, but I was always busy with work, or living in an apartment where I had actually nowhere to put the scoot, no garage, etc. Then at one point we bought an apartment where suddenly, there was room to store stuff like this nearby. And the cogs started spinning. At one point I was on a business trip in St. Petersburg, and happened to idly visit the local motorcycle buy/sell auctions and lo and behold, there was this little red Giorcub. The location was a 15 minute walk from my hotel - it was like the voice of a benevolent God saying "go look at it now". So I did. The owner was a gangly 20-something who looked like a hipster - no big shock there. I looked over the bike. Rode it around the courtyard of the apartment building. And said "I'll take it". The next day a friend of mine swung by and we loaded the thing into his work van and drove it over to his apartment. Cargo elevator, 16th floor, rolled the scoot into the bedroom he and his GF rented in a 2 bedroom shared apartment at the time. His girlfriend has the patience of a saint and I will be forever grateful to her for that. The next day I figured out where the nearest freight depot was and rode the scoot over there, sans gear. Drained the tank, boxed it up, and sent it to one of my friends so he could receive it, as I still had another week or so of business trip to go. Some of the pics show the rough spots in the Giorcub's bodywork. We'll go over these a bit later. That's all for now. Thanks for reading my rambling and I hope you tune in, there's already a good bit of material to write up and post, so I'll try to keep updating this regularly.