racer? no.
October 24, 2009, 7:54 am
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So today I decided to begin pulling the derbi apart after the crank managed to bend itself up really good in atwater. I began pulling the polini, the ignition, and other stuff, but then matt came over with an impact, and I noticed I had another piston port motor (which managed to look brand new under the covers), so I figured I’d throw it on the variant. Upon pulling the sad motor I found this:

I dunno if that should worry me.

So I pulled the pulley, put on the little plastic guides for the swingarm mounts, and bolted the motor up. After about an hour messing with the stupid throttle cable and hooking up the electrics, I had a rad-tastic running derbi. The C5 pipe is certainly a nice touch, I’m sure you will agree. Its all stock, so its slow, maybe 30 on flats, 35 downhill, but whatever, it runs. I’ll probably phbg it, add cdi, and some other crap and I’ll have a sweet moped for around town. I think its awesome. Skid-zies and stoppies all over town. Oh yea, it’s got the super rare Spacetronic Ignition System. So rad!


mopeds :(
October 1, 2009, 3:38 am
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sometimes i hate mopeds because there are too many awesome ones. I get too attached, then I don’t have room/money for other ones. Example. My current bikes are: Chappy, LTD, Derbi Racer, Swinger2, MagnumX, and Vespino. I can never sell Chappy, LTD, or MagnumX. I’m also building a freespirit for the polini cup polini class. But then today I found another bike I really want: Derbi Diablo. So yea, something has to go. I’m guessing the two to leave will be the swinger and vespino but that sucks. So yea, I’m bummed. I want it all but that doesn’t work. Damn conundrum.

derbi dreams?
May 22, 2009, 5:42 am
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Its been a tough day. 2 amazing mopeds so close yet so far. We will see what happens with them, but probably out of reach right now.

Gilarderbi is almost alive again. Well it is, but I had some not fun today with ignition, so I go back to stock tomorrow. I also need bigger balls and more patience. Stoppies! I’m also really good at using a timing light now, so thats cool. Matt’s bike is really fast, its going to rip. The polini ciao is really awesome… I’m looking forward to a 12 year old in moped class.

I bought leathers today. I hope that means what you think it does.

Cuperteens Derbi Arsenal.
April 3, 2009, 6:12 am
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We are trying to get as many derbis as possible. Our current collection includes:
1980 SLE Red
1979 SL Green
1979 SL Black
1978 TT Green
1980 TT Yellow
1987? SLE Red
+ 3 flat reed motors going on various bikes.

We are working on acquiring a red TT, a Laguna, and a C5. Derbis are sick! Piston port is currently the shit.