Saturday, May 29, 2010

One of these is not like the other.

I'm nearly done with Rosanna's bike. I finished the fuel system and I was able to get it to idle.
makeshift fuel valve
All I need now is a throttle cable and we'll be ready to go.

Here is a picture of the derbi clutch that is missing all of the material on one arm:
derbi clutch
Travis was kind enough to give me a hobbit clutch that is nearly identical.
Hobbit clutch
But there is one major difference... can you spot it?
Hobbit clutches spin the opposite direction so I had to modify the derbi clutch plate a little and I had to drill out the hobbit clutch arm because the mounting post is slightly larger on a derbi. Once I had that done, I put some TJT's on and I think this thing is ready.
TJT springs

I'm pretty excited for these projects to get done, though solving problems and working on these things is pretty fun too.

In completely unrelated news, someone posted this video in the members forum of mopedarmy and I remembered what an amazing summer song it is. When I was growing up my family was totally into waterskiing and Alan Jackson's goofy revelry in '80s/'90s cheesiness really takes me back. Enjoy.


  1. Glad you got that working Mr. K-mo. Can we expect to see two lovely Derbis this Monday? Maybe we can all raze some hell in your old hood...

  2. Maybe, we'll see if that petcock from Grand Rapids shows up.

  3. The only thing I don't like about these last two posts is that it reveals how little work I do on my own mopeds. Uh, but I'm glad you enjoy working on it?