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cuperteens race-prep

so while all the other teams seem to be doing all this crazy stuff, we’ve been keeping it pretty low key. I’m just going to accept derbi how it is. I know I could get a lot more out of it with a little porting, but I want to make sure it survives the weekend before I tear into it further. I also would like to mod the clutch more, but can’t afford another broken shoe, so that will also wait. The cdi and zen pipe paired with the disks already make it a fair amount faster than its last appearance in may (in which it earned the 3rd fastest lap time), so maybe it will be alright.

MagnumX is also going to be coming along and has received its own upgrades. 64cc of piston port magic make for some amazing torque. The pipe we made totally limits its top end, but its loud, and pulls pretty well throughout. I’ll probably ride it in at least one practice just for fun.

My brother is upgrading his tomos as I type, polini, 4 petal, etc. Again, won’t be the fastest bike, but it should rip pretty hard.

Justin (blasto) is riding the polini maxi which has a polini kit on it. I think its slow, and his pipe is going to scrape, but it has some amazing throttle response. Tom (broke dan’s arms) I think is just going to be riding speed racer again, but this time better tuned and a tad faster. He has some other builds in the works, but he’s all hush hush and I don’t know whats happening with them. Matt should just be riding his garelli/derbi monster. HPI, zen pipe, 75cc metrakit and a lomat 4 petal with a 24 mikuni makes a super blaster. My bike has more low end, but his mid-range/top end is insane. True blaster steez. No kinked fuel lines this time.

So thats it, no super hobbit/derbi/puch builds or whatever, although I kinda wish we were. I think Tommy and Jimmy should be ripping, but i know choke is working on some stuff too, so we’ll see. Everyone is upgrading and adapting very quickly. I do have leathers and plan to race as long as I’m healthy. I couldn’t walk yesterday, but spent most the day wrenching today, so I should be fine by friday. Either way, I’m super excited for the weekend. A long lost cuperteen returns!



coolest moped ever?
May 12, 2009, 4:55 am
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so my buddy matt (who rode my dying derbi at the 1st polini cup) has just about finished his amazing new derbi/garelli sslx combo. The bike is amazing, with a flat reed motor, 70cc metrakit, lomat 4 petal, 24 mikuni and a big zen pipe. He’s got nice EBRs and its fitted with derbi spokes. Regardless of all that maybe cool stuff, its an awesomely fabricated and proportioned bike. Its super low and very solid. The front mount is all fabbed up and nicely welded by one of our race car building friends. I dunno, I guess you’ll just have to see it at the polini cup to appreciate it. He says he’s got an amazing seat coming for it, but I dunno, I feel like that will make or break the bike. Heres a photo in its mock-up state, I’ll give more when his seat arrives.



May Polini Cup
May 2, 2009, 1:49 am
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Its currently friday evening and raining here in Cuperteens Derbiland. Our scouts, Justin and Calvin are currently hanging out in Atwater and are reporting rain rain rain. I guess its supposed to rain tonight, and let off a bit tomorrow and sunday. Nick, sean and I leave tomorrow morning for super hang out session. I’m bringing Magnum X to cruise the pits.

The race team is again just Matt and Tom. Both have derbis, 2 or 3 total, I never really know. Last minute tuning/repairs happens tonight then the love-birds go on the road tomorrow. Hopefully bikes will survive better this time around, I think they will.

Thats all, no real updates, I’m just excited for tomorrow and sunday. We are going to bring our wiffle ball gear, so look forward to playing tomorrow evening.