mopeds


Kind-of Limited
March 22, 2009, 5:41 pm
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So I threw my limited tank on thinking it was clean, but its not. Shit clogged my carb really bad and I don’t have the time before LA to properly clean and coat the tank, so it will be a one of a kind-of limited. It running really well, my same polini setup on a za50. 20t front sprocket coming soon for crazy speeds. Maybe you will be passed by this ugly thing at LA. When you see the brightest headlight ever, its this bike. I’m pretty excited cause all my mopeds are running well, and I’m done for rally action so I can just study for finals this week. You are probably jealous.




upjetting is for losers
March 2, 2009, 7:38 am
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I still haven’t tuned my shit (wind, rain and other obligations), but I decided to get a 24 oko for derbi. I got a bigger intake from benji (24.3mm inner diameter), and the oko and all the jets and stuff. Everything fit right up except the throttle cable, so now I need a new one, and am waiting on that. After riding 3 race bikes (mine, creature jimmy’s and tom’s), I feel like I’m doing well. My bike performed similarly to Jimmy’s decked out peugeot, but both pale in comparison to tom’s derbi. I think the bigger carb and actually tuning the carb and ignition should get mine to pull as hard as his. Front wheel lift is unavoidable if you dump the throttle through turns! Oh yea, new TJT belt seems to have removed any/all variator lag, so now it won’t be scary to ride anymore. I should have it running tuesday or so, basically as soon as the new cable comes. Race practice was cancelled today due to rain. We are hoping to get some track time this week.

Some new parts for the flat reed motor came as well, so I’m getting excited. Benji is the parts master. I sent him a wishlist, and the next day, seemingly reading my mind, what I wanted arrived in treatland. I want a derbi rear wheel for herbi because the 5 star hub may cause some issues with sprocket alignment and tabs have to be added to the swingarm. I’ll update if I get anymore parts or make any progress.

Also, I got my magnum back up and running. I needed a moped running last night, so I’m using my brown frame, ups tank and other goodies, 2 speed polini and more. Its pretty quick now, very fun!