View Full Version : Stamas Mini build

02-02-2013, 04:16 PM
Putting together a mini Stamas for no.2 son. this is Baldrick's baby brother!

So for I've blasted the frame back to metal and Scotty welded up/reinforced some broken/weak footpeg mounts. Dressed and polished the yolks and forks. New headstock bearings. Spray painted the frame with hammerite smooth (i'm on a budget) and put the forks n swing arms back on.

More updates as things go along :D

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG0988_zpseb2333bd.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG0988_zpseb2333bd.jpg.html)

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Blata Scotty
02-02-2013, 04:23 PM
Thats come out really nice!

02-02-2013, 04:28 PM
Didnt realise stamas did a mini, be interested to see how it turns out.

02-02-2013, 04:38 PM
Wow that's come up awesome Jase! :) Really looking forward to seeing this one progress, got a particular fondness for the Stamas's :yes:

02-02-2013, 07:20 PM
Cheers, really looking forward to getting him on it and like most of my projects it'll be largely a case of finding stuff I have laying about to build it from.

Didnt realise stamas did a mini, be interested to see how it turns out.

Yeah it's just short forks n swing arms like GRC mini's. I've got midi swing arms for it too and will take a comparison photo when I next come across em or get Baldrick out.

This frame seems to have quite blocky un-styled yolks where as Baldrick has a more intricate design. I put a chamfer around the edges and the holes through the top yolk to break up the vast area of ally and to encourage flex although that will be minimal.

AndyH 883
02-02-2013, 08:12 PM
good to see another stamas on the way back

03-10-2013, 04:37 AM
Back to playing with this one again, not been able to get hold of Mattio so no proper hubs yet but I'm now thinking I should make the GEM hubs I have sitting here fit instead, they are just doing nothing anyway. Front is good but the rear is about 10mm too short I think.

Also found the spare midi swing arms so slid one onto the mounting locations to see the difference in geometry. The midi ones are 70mm longer and slightly lower at the rear making the bike stand taller.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1729_zpsb71c6e0a.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1729_zpsb71c6e0a.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1731_zps2863e167.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1731_zps2863e167.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1730_zps9ab57089.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1730_zps9ab57089.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1732_zps306b1c4a.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1732_zps306b1c4a.jpg.html)

The seat unit was pretty grim like the rest of it with primer over sticky gaffa tape, goo and a million layers of paint. I've repaired the broken and damaged areas with cloth and resin then filled, rubbed and sprayed with satin black, there's decals to go on yet but to get him going I've skipped that bit for now and thrown some petrol proof lacquer on it for the time being.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1022_zps8fad9e8b.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1022_zps8fad9e8b.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1017_zpsc65d4e8b.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1017_zpsc65d4e8b.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1338_zps4666059f.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1338_zps4666059f.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1340_zps0343a0d9.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1340_zps0343a0d9.jpg.html)

03-10-2013, 06:15 AM
I've got some midi forks off errrr your dm if you need some, I'm not gonna use em again


03-10-2013, 10:01 PM
Hmm, I might take you up on that, it would give me the option of making it a midi later on when the little squirt eats a few more cakes. Will let you know before wroughton but if you wanna get rid before then go for it.

03-10-2013, 10:23 PM
Nah just thinking of you x


24-10-2013, 03:14 AM
Got almost everything for this now and having a little push to get Izaak out on it this w/e.

Knocked up some spacers for the GEM hub on the rear and it's now long enough to fill the gap in the swing arms. Need to get some wiiiide bearings now.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1753-1-1_zps4b579d95.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1753-1-1_zps4b579d95.jpg.html)

De-gunked a random Polini silencer that was sitting in a pool of goo in a box, most of the holes were completely closed with carbon cake!

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1738_zpsea758321.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1738_zpsea758321.jpg.html)

Re-packed snug but not tight and now ready for action

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1743_zpsdd3c399c.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1743_zpsdd3c399c.jpg.html)

Same treatment for the pipe, de-gunge, blast and wire brush on a drill to give it a shine again.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG0990_zps02e17337.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG0990_zps02e17337.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG0992_zps1a95e219.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG0992_zps1a95e219.jpg.html)

Must have forgotten to take a pic of the finished exhaust but here it is on the frame dazzled by a nice over exposed flash

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1744_zps2b9a9a82.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1744_zps2b9a9a82.jpg.html)
This exhaust restrictor was very kindly donated by my good friend Stuart_L :notworthy: and should bring the power down to something sensible that wont scare the chuff nuts out of him until mans up a bit!

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1737-1_zps2659fcc9.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1737-1_zps2659fcc9.jpg.html)

24-10-2013, 03:22 AM
Engine.... Hhhhhmmmm think this was a garden ornament in a previous life!

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1207_zpsdb3c0d38.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1207_zpsdb3c0d38.jpg.html)

Yes thats water! not sure how it got there, the previous owner said it had been left in the shed but I'm wondering if his shed had a roof :radar: Fortunately there was no sign of moisture in the bottom end at all and everything was well coated in oil. Bore polished to a mirror by a very well used ring!

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1209_zpsbce44dbc.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1209_zpsbce44dbc.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1215_zpsc1e6a303.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1215_zpsc1e6a303.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1216_zps42f79a5e.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1216_zps42f79a5e.jpg.html)

This has got to be the worst case of blow by that I've seen yet

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1214_zps591ecabd.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1214_zps591ecabd.jpg.html)

It had one of those odd high comp heads which has now been refurbished and put to one side. Luckily I had another all ready to go, just needed a rubber mount making.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1212_zpseb7af07b.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1212_zpseb7af07b.jpg.html)

All cleaned and dressed the motor is now back together with new bearings, seals, ring and re-hone. Surprised the piston didnt look like it had much wear under all that soot. This engine doesnt need to be fast, it's just got to run and plod round.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Parts%20for%20sale/IMAG1531_zpsb27eb14d.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Parts%20for%20sale/IMAG1531_zpsb27eb14d.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1733_zps71d32277.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1733_zps71d32277.jpg.html)

24-10-2013, 03:27 AM
Lee if you still have those forks and want to let em go give us a shout.

24-10-2013, 08:09 AM
How did you get the outside of the motor so clean Jase??

24-10-2013, 09:08 AM
Looking good Jase, do you want the yolks too??

24-10-2013, 09:42 AM
Jase that is looking nice where do you get the time to do that amount of work to clean the engine up or do you have some special secret to it

24-10-2013, 11:08 AM
The engines been shot blasted by the look of it

24-10-2013, 01:07 PM
The engines been shot blasted by the look of it

Yeh I was gonna say a hand held bead blaster thingy ma bob

24-10-2013, 01:31 PM
It's all like new!

24-10-2013, 05:24 PM
How did you get the outside of the motor so clean Jase??

Yes shot blasted. You have to be very careful blasting around gasket/machined surfaces, I usually mask them bits, they dont get gunked anyway.

Looking good Jase, do you want the yolks too??

Err how much was it all? just the forks really but yokes dont go amiss

Jase that is looking nice where do you get the time to do that amount of work to clean the engine up or do you have some special secret to it

All the little bits have been coming along in spare moments for months, the engine took a week to do about six months ago now! It's just that all the bits are coming together on the bike, some of the photos are quite old now.

24-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Looks fantastic Jase! Keep up the great work and really looking forward to seeing it finished now :yes:

25-10-2013, 03:35 AM
Some more bits on

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1756-1_zpsc7dcf0e6.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1756-1_zpsc7dcf0e6.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1758_zpsac3eb215.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1758_zpsac3eb215.jpg.html)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1755_zps03d417f9.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1755_zps03d417f9.jpg.html)

25-10-2013, 06:09 AM
Are those forks for that Jase???, got a front mudguard that fits a treat on em too

26-10-2013, 02:02 PM
Yes Lee, Wont be fitting em yet though. Will be donating the front mudguard form the DMS, it came from the forks that you are selling back to me and the rr forks that are going on the DMS will need a new mudguard anyway but thanks for the offer.

Gonna run it up today :D

26-10-2013, 08:45 PM
Isaac on the stamas tomoz Jase

26-10-2013, 10:23 PM
Ran it up briefly today to check that the engine rescued from the Titanic runs ok and it's sweeeeeeeet, started second pull.

Messing with a temporary fairing tonight just in case I can get it on, Izaak is well excited and looking forward to his first go on it tomorrow. Need to cut the tyres yet though.

31-10-2013, 06:04 AM
Well The little Stamas went down very well with it's little pilot. It pops into life first pull and runs really well, the whole bike worked faultlessly for the whole day with no teething troubles at all so I'm well happy.

Izaak loves it and after wobbling round the first two or three laps he got right into it and rode every session, sitting on his bike waiting for his slot each time, he was keen :)

Not found the front mudguard yet and not made a rear that will squeeze into that little gap either but have another plan now. Been talking to Stamas23 who was the owner of Baldrick and this bike many years ago, he reckons a polini rear hugger will fit. Still messing with the polini fairing I've got but it's not wanting to stretch! Will most likely go for a blata elite fairing in the long run as they are almost similar style to the stamas but a fraction of the cost.

More pics and updates to follow

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1763_zps187e092b.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1763_zps187e092b.jpg.html)

And with the polini fairing thrown on, it's resting on a bit of wood so not in the correct position.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/jibberwobble/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1767_zps5367eb8a.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/jibberwobble/media/Minimoto/Izaaks%20Stamas/IMAG1767_zps5367eb8a.jpg.html)

This one is courtesy of Andy W Photography:)


31-10-2013, 06:59 AM
That looks good with the GP fairing on it. I reckon you'll get a 910 rear mudguard to fit that.

31-10-2013, 07:19 AM
Hi,on mine it has a Polini hugger,front guard and screen are Polini too(screen as on 911/910).They are the original parts fitted.So a Polini hugger will go straight on.

Cheers Simon

31-10-2013, 10:08 PM
Thanks peoples, So it's a 910 hugger yeah? or are 910 and 911's the same so either would do?? Have cut about 30mm off the top of the fairing (as pictured) because I'm not too keen on the tall skinny look. Have now also chopped a bit more out of it at the bottom in an effort to get it to clear the front wheel, back on it tomos......

31-10-2013, 10:36 PM
I think it will be this one Jase,nice and cheap.

31-10-2013, 11:10 PM
Thanks mate :)

07-11-2013, 06:05 AM
Rear hugger came this week but not had a chance to fit it yet. He's asked me to turn the hangers round to try out which pleases me because It's quicker to work on the engine and if I jump on it for a go it wont feel so alien.

Few (poor quality) pics of the temporary polini fairing now fitted, the paint is thrown on and not pretty but it'll have to do for now. Just huggers and decoration to complete :)







07-11-2013, 08:13 AM
Looking good Jase, jimmy needs the pegs like that too Jase, said it doesn't feel right how they should be lol......pegs were too low though when I just spun the hangers round

07-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Looks a great job Jase. Are you popping stickers on it?

07-11-2013, 03:26 PM
Looking good Jase, jimmy needs the pegs like that too Jase, said it doesn't feel right how they should be lol......pegs were too low though when I just spun the hangers round

On the GRC's (RSR and RR) the top mount hole is further back than the bottom so the hanger drops if mounted backwards, thats why I made all those special hangers. The Stamas hanger mounts are completely vertical so they stay the same height which is handy. The hangers on this bike have no offset so you could turn them upside down and they'd be the same, Baldrick has the centre bar and peg mount hole offset so when you turn the hanger over it gets lower or higher. Not actually sure which hanger belongs to which size frame though but fairly happy with where they are.

Looks a great job Jase. Are you popping stickers on it?

Yeah it'll be getting a proper colour scheme at some stage over the winter for next years racing along with all our bikes and sidecar. Will probs just get some stickers and race numbers for the time being.

Thanks Guys :)

24-11-2014, 09:56 PM
Those long set of swing arms you have are so rare , looking at the seat unit post respray brought back memories man , if you type stamas23 minimoto into google it will come up its black with a red frame

25-11-2014, 04:29 AM
Dis one?


25-11-2014, 09:27 PM
Yes mate there she is looking a bit rough but it was my first proper bike and the best I could do , glad that you have looked after it mate Of all the people and places it could of ended up it went to the best home 10 out of 10 bud

25-11-2014, 10:04 PM
That was an awesome build thread. Great job.

26-11-2014, 04:19 AM
That was an awesome build thread. Great job.

Thank you

Yes mate there she is looking a bit rough but it was my first proper bike and the best I could do , glad that you have looked after it mate Of all the people and places it could of ended up it went to the best home 10 out of 10 bud

And thank you again :) Both of them are in regular use and were both given a good thrashing last w/e....... and again this w/e @wroughton :spinny:

I still havent completely got to the bottom of the history of my two Stamas's's's's but fairly sure Baldrick is the one pictured above. You talk of red paint on the chassis, Baldrick is defo orange but at the same time the pics of yours look almost orange too. Think I need to check for similar paint chips etc. Can you rememember what year you sold yours? and it was two bikes yeah? and the little forks and swing arms????

Izaak loves his Stamas





And so do I, I will give poor old Balders a birthday this winter hopefully and get that smashed up CAG fairing off it



It got smashed up playing elbow down........ which usually fails................


and ends up in a tyre punting contest, baldrick made it considerably further than those tyres!


26-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Mate that is deffentley her , yes the frame was a red orange the pictures are deceiving , I really can't remember the exact year I sold them but it was around 2008/09 to two separate people , as far as I know there are only 3 stamas techno in the uk and I had I had two of them , the midi and the mini the only difference between the two was the swing arms and the yolks. And man was that rear brake hanger a ******* at times . Nice to see your having fun mate I didn't have a front fairing for either of them rang stamas up in Italy and they were 600 euros so I said thank you but no thank you .

26-11-2014, 10:31 PM
Hi,I had a techno for a short while.It hadn't been used much from new. I did like it too but Ferrino wrenched it out of my hands!! Lol

Cheers Simon

27-11-2014, 02:00 AM
Hi,I had a techno for a short while.It hadn't been used much from new. I did like it too but Ferrino wrenched it out of my hands!! Lol

Cheers Simon

This one - http://www.minimotoscene.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?66613-Thanks-to-Simsimmer-for-the-new-addition

I Know of another one too and it also has a fairing but cant get hold of the guy these days. Not a massive fan of the Techno 2000 fairing, I like the SR one better. The other thought I had was to get a blata elite fairing as the style is kinda smilar to the SR.


Stamas23 There's another couple of the Stamas family around, Stacky's pink SR (now with Ferrino) and an older one - Stamas GPS 381 (also with Ferrino)



27-11-2014, 10:24 PM
Love the pics Jase! Izaak looks like he's doing really well now - fantastic to see :yes: That's also a quality pic of you in the tyres lol

Said it before but that really is a mint looking job you did on the mini. I'm still looking after the Pink SR and Simons Techno (that I wrestled out of his hands lol ;)). Planning a mini return next year for some Whilton Tuesdays on them when it warms up as you miss riding after a year or so and my back hasn't been giving as much trouble as it used to recently. Also hoping to have the Veteran 381 there for a potter round hopefully too :D

By the way - I had the same idea about the Elite fairing, so I tried fitting a spare Elite set I've got lying around to the Techno. The fairing goes on reasonably well but the seat unit won't sit down. Nothing a man of your Saliva couldn't sort though ;)

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i40/FERRINO/STAMAS/20140306_203725_zps58cc98fb.jpg (http://s68.photobucket.com/user/FERRINO/media/STAMAS/20140306_203725_zps58cc98fb.jpg.html)

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i40/FERRINO/STAMAS/20140306_203715_zpsbc33a183.jpg (http://s68.photobucket.com/user/FERRINO/media/STAMAS/20140306_203715_zpsbc33a183.jpg.html)

28-11-2014, 01:43 AM
Hey Tony

Good to hear from you mate. I almost replied to the many outstanding pm's the other day, keep holding your breath on that one though.

Thanks for posting those pictures, very helpful. As it goes I wasnt too fussed about the seat unit because the Stamas one isnt too bad. Would need a little squaring off to match a more modern fairing though. I think this is the route I will go down when the time comes.