Friday, April 30, 2010

Shall I do it????

Yes, Angelo scored me a 50cc reed kit for Chelseas Garelli. Expensive but worth it?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A pouty day :(

Its a sad day...I sold the derbi to a guy name Tim. At least he's the brother to an old member. She will be missed, such a good bike.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Intake here, intake there, not much new

Yep, just churning out a few intakes here and there. I did just make this intake for a guy with a morini. Should be good. Makes me want to remake one for my minarelli out of the big stuff. Nothing too exciting. Let me know what you want. Oh, buy my derbi.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Derbi springs and intake things...

I was just curious and installed the red derbi springs into the TT clutch. Im kinda not sure how I feel yet. She sounds really rad and jerks on the launch but im not sure if its good. Dunno, I bet I would be rad with a kit though. A note, I believe these springs could be used in the minarelli and morini clutches. Made a few more intakes to be shipped out. I think I sent poor Conrad one thats pointed in the wrong direction, but I will clear it up...Mental note, dont pack boxes sleepy. The derbi is up for sale since I have bills to pay and she is the youngest in the herd. Let me know if you are interested in her. Sigh.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

So, how do YOU want your intake?

Yes, I ask that to you metrakit, gila, and polini 4-petal owners. How would you like it? I had some extra flanges and material bent so I can help some fellow moped enthusiasts out! Flanges are water jetted out of 3/16" plate. Tube ID can be had at 19mm or 22.5mm all bent on a tight radius mandrel. You want it to point forwards, backwards, sideways? Angle up high, low, level? Ill custom build one for you to your specs with a two day turnaround. I only tig so quality will be superb and flange super flat for no leaks. Items will be unfinished and ready to paint, but I could have it powdercoated if you like. Im thinking $30 ready to go plus a shipping rate of $5 for a flat rate priority box. $10 more for powercoating plus an additional week for time. If you want you can also buy the flanges and bends separately for your own super secret super custom intake or exhaust flange.....

Friday, April 16, 2010

Derbi got some big ol' shoes

Yep, the lady was in need of new tires so i picked up some big ass 2.75 Chen shings with some gnarly tread on it. Looks pretty boss if you ask me. Been tinkering with the vario weights and now have two in it with some ball bearings stuffed inside. Still peppy with the big tires but lost a few mph so im topping at 36.8. Still pretty happy with that since shes basically stock! Should be going camping tomorrow at Tortilla Flats so I think I will be able to take her to romp around on the trails.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

She does look proud.

Worked on tidying up the derbi today with some brake cleaning, oil changing, general cleaning, etc. I also machined off the lip on the variator cheek...hahaha, now I have a two speed because of the worn grooves in the ramp plate. Gotta learn how to tweek her a little, either lighten the weights or a stiffer spring to get a little better launch. I like this bike.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I guess derbis are that cool....

FInally got that damn Derbi TT running. Turns out it need crank seals and base gaskets. I threw on an ol hacked estoril from a tomos and a 15sha. This damn thing actually hit 39.2! Im going to start cleaning her up and fixing the brakes. Tank turned out not to be bad but I did have to rig up a fuel nipple from ace hardware and lawn mower pieces. Guess im going to machine the variator cheek and see what she does.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

AHHH! They are multiplying!

Fuck, must be the weather or something. Just picked up this moby with 6stars. Some poor kid janked it up but it should be easy to fix. Had the nastiest smelling fuel in it :(. Started right up with fresh gas...think ill put a 14:12 sha on it instead of that gutner. Id like to keep her but i think shes one to flip, so if you are in AZ or LA and want it, hit me up! Yay!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Slides...amazing what they do.

So I finally got back to the minarelli project and sealed up the base gasket. I dropped the 45 jet to a 37 since it was bogging after the atomizer change (*gasp*). Fired her up and started tuning the idle circuit. Filter on and running it would net me a blaaaaaack plug, real black. Also, in order to idle the idle screw had to be all the way in. Um, weird. Also, the blip test would only net me a crisp response with the mixture screw all the way in, wtf, its a 37 idle jet for gods sake. I started considering what affects the idle...the jet, the screw and....wait for it....the slide! My bike had the small cut 30 slide in it so I decided to drop in a 40, no other changes. Started her back up and the bitch was idling crazy high. Screwed the idle out almost all the way to get an ok idle but still fast. Now I started turning out the mixture screw and the idle began to drop...turn idle screw in. Ultimately I have the mixture out like four turns with the smoothest idle ever and the most crisp response of any bike I have. Now I think I can go back up to a 45 idle and wrap things up and work on the main jet and needle. Goes to show there is a lot more to tuning than just the jets and the needle. I think the atomizer is a legitimate issue for those with certain issues, but I also think you should take into consideration your slide as well.