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The [[Moped Riders Association]]'s record for '''Fastest moped''' is held by "Smitty" of SMC customs.
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Fastest official recorded time is Blackball's Motron Minarelli V1 at 59mph at Bonneville Salt Flats according to the Southern California Timing Association on August 14th, 2007.
[[Image:Fastest.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
 
==Speed trials==
 
The Moped Riders Association holds speed runs on radar and maintain records regarding the fastest [[moped]]s in attendance at the event. Mopeds must finish the sanctioned ride in order to hold the title so any record-setting moped must be able to achieve high speeds as well as finishing a minimum of 50 miles of travel (the minimum distance for a MRA sanctioned ride).
 
 
 
==Current record holder==
 
The record was captured on video and is recognized as the 2006 MRA speed record as well as a tie for the official speed record by the Moped Riders Association. Sharing the honor with Adam Black ( a previous MRA record holder ) With a top speed of 55 miles per hour (on radar), at the annual Ike's Bikes ride, a Moped Riders Association sanctioned event held on August 5th, 2006.
 
 
 
==Details of race day==
 
On August 5, 2006:
 
*Robert "Smitty" Smith won the MRA's Fastest Moped of the Year trophy.
 
*The engine completed a 90+ mile Moped Ride. Following the extensive ride the bike was clocked on radar.
 
*[[Moped Riders Association]] rules state that no adjustments can be made to the moped between the sanctioned ride and the official speed run.
 
* This Moped clocked a higher top-speed than a 150cc Scooter
 
*The engine pushed more torque than kitted Tomos Mopeds
 
* The bike was geared at 16t/36t
 
 
 
[[Image:Smitty55mph.jpg|left|thumb|]]
 
[[Image:Smitty58mph.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
[http://smcmopeds.com/id13.html Video of the radar for both the 55 mph and 58 mph runs].
 
 
 
==Information about the record breaking engine==
 
Copied and edited, with permission from http://www.smcmopeds.com/
 
 
 
Specs:
 
70cc Athena, 2-ring, reed valve "kit", high-compression 70cc cylinder head, Competition 'stuffed' crankshaft, SmC-Racing SE Mikuni carb, Proma Circuit expansion chamber exhaust. 3-shoe clutch. Crankcase port-matched, and greatly enhanced, transfer ports polished, redirected (for optimal flow) and roughened in certain locations. Intake manifold cleaned-up, volume increased, roughened, and enhanced. Piston window smoothed.  Exhaust port polished. Special Edition Mikuni carb, bored, funneled, and polished. All brand-new, high quality bearings, seals and gaskets. Crankcase sealed with Yamabond (allowed to cure before assembly). Crankshaft rotated while tightening cylinder head, to ensure proper and smooth piston centering in cylinder bore. Top-end lubricated with Duralube after assembly and before cranking.
 
 
 
Details make the difference. Time spent customizing the piston window, the intake manifold, the engine case transfer ports and finally reworking a Mikuni carburetor all helped to set the record.
 
[[Image:Fastestmopedengine.jpg |left|thumb|Photo of the fastest engine]]
 
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==External links==
 
* http://smcmopeds.com/
 
 
 
 
 
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Revision as of 16:11, 15 August 2007

Fastest official recorded time is Blackball's Motron Minarelli V1 at 59mph at Bonneville Salt Flats according to the Southern California Timing Association on August 14th, 2007.