Ped Racing

Anyone out there ever drag raced peds??? If so, I was just wondering what the top speed with a 50cc ped has been. My friends and I race a flat 1 mile race (no drafting allowed). I have had my ped turnin 10,000rpm running about 36 mph stock. I can't wait to see what it will do when i get my homemade mods on.

Top speeds and 50cc's at Bonneville

pedstaB wrote:

> Anyone out there ever drag raced peds??? If so, I was just

> wondering what the top speed with a 50cc ped has been. My

> friends and I race a flat 1 mile race (no drafting allowed).

> I have had my ped turnin 10,000rpm running about 36 mph

> stock. I can't wait to see what it will do when i get my

> homemade mods on.

Drag races are 1/4 mile .. I was at the strip last summer and a few 'minibikes' were doing 38 to 42 mph at the finish.

My moped has shown 55mph this summer on straights .. but it was a slight (but long) downhill .. without a hill .. maybe 50mph .. (78 Honda PA50)

These are the Bonneville top speed records for 50cc motors

50CC A-BF Jim Ahrens Kreidler 8/81 ..... 75.697

50CC A-F D. Packard Suzuki 8/73 ........80.949

50CC A-G Jim Ahrens Kreidler 8/79 ......78.190

50CC APS-BF Jim Ahrens Kreidler 8/80 ....77.247

50CC APS-F D. Packard Suzuki 8/70 ......82.264

50CC APS-G Jim Ahrens Kreidler 8/79 ....79.129

50CC M-F Jim Ahrens Kreidler 8/79 .....81.314

50CC M-G Jim Ahrens Kreidler 8/79 ....78.827

50CC MPS-F Jim Ahrens Kreidler 8/79 ...81.606

50CC MPS-G Jim Ahrens Kreidler 8/77 ...81.986

50CC P-P T Wagner Aprilia 8/95 .........73.419

50CC S-BF H. Muller NSU 8/56 ...........121.700

50CC SC-F T Galbraith Yamaha 9/01 .... 37.561

50CC SC-G T Galbraith Yamaha 9/01 .. 39.924

here is a pic from one of this years Bonneville 50cc competitors

(no .. I have no idea what motor that is)

<img src=" http://www.landracing.com/photos/speedweek/81502/images/DSC00052_jpg.jpg"> ;

Re: Top speeds and 50cc's at Bonneville

david f martin /

I've often wondered about the surface at Bonneville... I've always pictured hard packed sand. Has anyone here ever been there?

david

Re: Top speeds and 50cc's at Bonneville

(haven't you ever heard the phrase "the Bonneville Salt Flats" ?)

Its salt.

Hard packed salt

(not all that hard packed though .. they definitely get wheel spin with the faster vehicles)

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What kind of homemade mods are you going to do?

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david f martin /

I guess I was wondering how the surface compared to asphalt. When someone does a wheelspin, does it dig a hole on the surface, or does it just scratch it up a bit?

It has to be pretty smooth to run that fast on.

david

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My uncle owns a CNC shop. I have designed an electric supercharger and air induction system that will hopefully give me a huge power boost. I am running it with a really high speed electric with an impeller that will hopefullly delivery the air at around 2 p.s.i. This will definitely give me a jump off of the line and a little on the top end. I am also running a modified fuel delivery system that I haven't quite figured all of the way out yet.

Re: Top speeds and 50cc's at Bonneville

Federico Berkelaar /

Here you can see the fastest 50 cc ever built. It was designed by the 50 cc Garelli Racing Team, winners of the last manufacturer world championship in 1983.

It was meant to break the 50 cc top speed record at 225 kph (140 mph !) delivering 24 HP @ 18.000 rpm. This special engine was a modification of the 50 cc GP bike.

Unfortunately, the rider (Vaifromeo) died during the trials and the record hasn

50ccRecord.JPG

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A Derbi GPR set a record in Bonneville here is the link

The article is toward the bottom of the page the speed reached was 80.526 by Terry Wagner August of 2000

http://www.pocketbikes.org/derbi.htm

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im going to a race! the 50cc fun race in suches.. WOOT WOOT... only one more week

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Shoot, Fred it looks like you could go for the 50cc SC-FT or 50cc SC-GT class. I wonder what the regulations for those are. Might be stock, one speed.

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Terri Wagner is the girl in the pic I posted above.

... the record you mentioned isn't listed on the official Bonneville records ... site.

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The Trus Grits 50cc fun run ... is not a race.

Its just an organized street ride .. like a poker run.

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hehehe... actually .. the 'SC' stands for Sidecar

and... Bonneville being up at near a mile high .. my HP would drop by 10% .. and I prob couldn't get it to do 40mph up there with a SC on it.

That record was on a relatively stock 5 speed YSR50 with a teeny lil 'platform' as a SC.

I posted a pic of it here over a year ago.

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coooooooool ! ... Federico !

I didn't know anything about that machine or its performance.

Glad to hear of that ... and to hear S America has a place similar to Bonneville.

Miguel might like that... Team Garelli having one of the fastest 50's ever.

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there is a trouphy so it is a race.. an ofical start and end point...

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Federico Berkelaar /

who is miguel?

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Dude.. it is NOT a race !

Everybody gets a trophy for entering the event .. it is your 'momento' just for being there.

They don't keep time .. and they don't keep track of who starts or arrives anywhere first.

And people don't all take off together.

They ride in their own groups.

I am an AMA menber.

The AMA does NOT run races on public roads

This is just a fun run .. like a poker run (do a net search).

I've ridden in lots and lots of them.

Maybe you will understand it once you've been there.

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Miguel is a mamber of the Moped Army up here in the US .. he came from Bolivia.

And he rides Garelli mopeds mostly (I think).

He posts here regularly.

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