BBQ race details

I want some.

What was the course like?

How long ?

How many turns ?

How long did it take ?

What were the top 5 bikes (guesses are acceptable..) ?

Describe any mods they might have had... (if this is not classified Top Secret !)... ;- )

How did the Carabela with the welded on flywheel do ?

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Dan Webber Kastner /

> What was the course like?

The course was very open, with 3 different checkpoints to pick out of 5.

> How long ?

it is a bout a 10 minute race.

> How many turns ?

as many as you choose.

> What were the top 5 bikes (guesses are acceptable..) ?

> Describe any mods they might have had... (if this is not

> classified Top Secret !)... ;- )

>

#1 DaveB 1978 Cimatti Citybike [minarelli engine] Ported and polished, 15/15 delorto carb, Leovinci exhaust.

#2 Chad 1980 Puch Sport MKII Big cab, (not sure on specs) leovinci exhaust.

#3 Simon 1980 Motobecane 50V Stock

#4 Tom 2000 Tomos Targa Big cab, (not sure on specs) Biturbo

#5 Dan (me) 1975 Milani Stock [minarelli engine]

#6 Miguel 1977 Bianchi Snark Eagle Deluxe [minarelli engine] 15/15 carb, Leovinci exhaust.

> How did the Carabela with the welded on flywheel do ?

I was not allowed to race my carabela because it was more than 50cc. Only 50cc bikes can race. It is 75cc. we were going to have a drag race the night before for sheer speed, but all the other monster bikes were down. However, the carabela is treating me great. it runs like a top. Ron amd Ree both gave it spin while they were out.

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InfectedBootSector /

I thought it was a "no rules" race....

Ah well, the 70cc kits do give a huge advantage, especially with the reed valve induction over the older motors.

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Dan Webber Kastner /

No rules meaning routes, and traffic laws. or dirty tricks. but is a "no rules moped race" so i guess you would have to race mopeds, hence 50cc.

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Dan Webber Kastner /

No rules meaning routes, and traffic laws. or dirty tricks. but is a "no rules moped race" so i guess you would have to race mopeds, hence 50cc.

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John Lieberman /

It sounds like Minarelli is the way to go!

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Ron Brown /

Fred,

I did ride Dan's bike. It ran like a raped ape (relative to a 50cc ped).

After my ride, I did sugest to him that figuring out some way to slow it down, other than the Flintstones tecnique, might be a good idea. Maybe he will weld the wheels to the axles. : )

Ron

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yeah, moped brakes don't work too well when you excess 50mph.

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Ron Brown /

Cris,

This was not the problem, I tried them when I first took off at about 10 mph. NO BRAKES!

Ron

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Dan Webber Kastner /

the brakes are a bit soft... i will fix that.

minarelli is the way to go!

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I hate to do this sort of correction, since this version makes me look better -- but I got 4th, Tom got 3rd.

simon

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Another correction, I came in right after Dan and right before Miguel.

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yeah, i nearly met my maker on dans moped because of the lack of brakes...

but it was a damn blast to ride.. we are going to have to race once i get my honda completed...

casey

0 to 25

Allright then Brandon... do me a favor (if you would).. and do a 0 to 25 time for me... and whats yoiur top speed ?

I want an idea how fast these modifieds are going

(I think you said you were gonna do it before)

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another correction ... i actually came in behind both ana and brandon. ana rode a stock carabela (minarelli engine, 14.14 carburetor).

brandon had a performance exhaust .. can't remember the kind (i think it was malossi?).

my exhaust was a polini (not leovinci). also, dan's bike was stock but w/ a 14.14 carb and a 59 jet. my bianchi had a 15.15 carb and a 55 jet. also, i had a 12-tooth front sprocket. oh, and the special racing airbox (so does dan) on the dellorto carb.

also ... i think simon's bike had a performance exhaust (leovinci?), not stock.

and, yes, minarelli is the way to go.

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Fred,

As soon as I get the combination of a non-windy day, a piece of flat ground, and a watch, I'll be sure to do some time trials on my vespa. Belive it or not, I'm having a hell of a time finding all three of these things. South Dakota's a lot less flat than people think. There's not a lot of hills, but all the land is slanted around here. Oh, and it's been about 10 years since I've owned a watch :)

I'll shoot for this weekend.

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Yeah... I know what you mean... finding truly flat ground is actually pretty hard... one spot I thought was flat.. ... I go one way and my time is always 1 second slower than the other way... so it is obviously not quite flat.

If it helps... WalMart and places like that have cheap stopwatches for $5 or $6... they function as a clock also.

Thats what I use.

No biggie..

... I just wanted some feedback on other faster peds.

(like caseys II !)

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Ron Brown /

Fred,

When you are on a ped, both ways are uphill. Didn't you read Murphy's Laws?

Ron

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