mopeds


low-sided
April 1, 2009, 5:54 am
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High side, now a low side. I went into a corner a bit too fast today and slipped out. This particular U-turn is notorious among cuperteens. I was like the last one not to fall. I broke my brake lever and got some wonderful rug burn on my arm. No biggie, so whatever.

I’ve got some exciting herbi updates coming and I picked up an ugly revival today for dirt cheap. It’ll be running tomorrow!

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Limited getting closer
March 11, 2009, 5:54 am
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Everything is painted/ready except the mags. Still searching for paint, hopefully something will be in my possession thursday. I also need some striping. I’ve got everything else except a throttle (I’ve got one to use for the time being) and cable. I need to switch everything over from the brown bike, and re-assemble the za50 and the forks, but its basically all there, should be running this weekend minus the finished wheels. I’m pretty excited, I’ve been waiting a long while to have the limited done.



Mini-updates
March 9, 2009, 7:11 am
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I got my tank back from rafter at the 77 raffle part, so that and the fork ears were done in white. Rafter did a great job on it all, and I’m excited to get that bike back together. I still need to rebuild the motor (airsal, etc) and paint the 5 stars, maybe that will get done soon.

First though is getting the Limited up and running. The 2 speed suffered some exploded clutches the other night, so I need to pop in a new 1st speed and it should be fine. I got the forks painted and now all thats left is the wheels and I need a throttle. I just scored a set of my favorite tires, of course the michelin m29s, 2.75×17. Brand new and cheap too! Those will get mounted up once everything is together. My goal is to have most of it done by the end of next weekend, and hopefully running.


Derbi is up and running on the oko, but its still too rich and I need to still get that timing dialed in. We’ll see how much gets done this week with a chem midterm. We might get some track time on friday if everything goes to plan. Chappy will probably be on the chop block this week, I guess we’ll see what kind of interest it generates. I guess polini sold their stock chappy for 1k, so I’m hoping for more. Still need to figure out how we are getting to LA.