Archive for the ‘derbi’ Category

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almost a month since my last post. like i said before life stuff really picked up. right after bomb prom i moved back up to michigan for the summer and lost a bit of my moped groove. buuut, i’m ready to get back into the swing of things. scary busey: some more developments with this […]

motion left’s vacation rally was awesome. karaoke, country riding, camping, smores, loko, etc. only bummer was my derbi died on the way to nates to load bikes and head up there. i put a couple hours into it saturday morning at motion left. electrical looked good, fuel flow was good, but nothing. other ideas are […]

uh oh, nate went ahead and done made himself a blog. if you want a peak of the down and dirty of the monsters nate turns out and the heart of some bandit builds, check it out at some rad vespa tech happening right now. in non-mad scientist moped news i got my derbi […]



well we got rained out this weekend and had to cancel round 1. the next race will be as scheduled on june 12-13. in the unnecessary rush to get my bike finished for the races i finished up a few things. i figured out a seating position and mostly finished making a seat. wadowski had […]

woof. wb3 was epic, exhausting and a blur. thanks a million to everyone that came out. total registration numbers were 335, plus a bunch of people that came late (at least 20). biggest rally in MA history. there’s a ton more photos embedded and linked in this MA thread, just scroll though it. that weekend […]

when we went to the track i took my headlight off, but was an idiot and left my rad little led tail light on. it didn’t appreciate 12v and 55w going through it and fried. i went to autozone and pick up an $8 led marker light to replace it. i also wanted to upgrade […]

i spent a good chunk of last summer cruising around on a stock derbi. it was glorious. a comfy seating position, long seat for doubles which it would pull no problem and a max speed of mid-upper 30s. it was a good summer. then i made it go fast and realized the frame was sketchasuraus […]

i stopped by the motorcycle shop yesterday to make some derbi progress. when i got there matt (from cheap cycle parts, really rad dudes) brought me around back and showed me his buddies 55-60mph wheelie machine jog, so awesome. hey what are those holes for? oh, the watercooled athena kit. nbd. the radiator is cycled […]

and i don’t have a running bike. freaking.out. right now my maxi forks are sitting at the ford plant in their machine shop getting the threads chased. i had the top bearing nut fixed…but it turned out the threads were mucked up on the head tube too, bonerjamz. beyond the forks i still have a […]



so not having internet or a computer at home and some tedious work have slowed updates. without access to a computer, i had to do an analog design for precise layout and SAE/FEA structural integrity testing on the derbi. results came back favorable. i spent the weekend and last night working on getting scary busey […]