Moped lost top speed suddenly

Moped lost top speed suddenly

Hi all,

I’m a first time user of this forum… so for that, thank you all very much for the replies 🙂

Well, I have a Suzuki Moped 49cc standard that could go up to 55km/h… but in few days it starts to go slower… now the max speed is 39km/h and no more…

Any thoughts on what could be causing that?

Thank you all!!

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Italian job " HOWTH"

Italian job " HOWTH"

Made a balls of posting it earlier ..( put it in the wrong section). SORRY

any way. The Italian job Howth style this afternoon.

Loads of Ducatai.." And my aul Guzzi ". Met at Howth and had a spin out to Skerries

Perfect day. :thumbsup2:

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It was a high-speed demonstration weekend for James Ellison and the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team at Brands Hatch, as they took their first ever MCE British Superbike Championship ‘double’ at the teams ‘home’ circuit.    

After securing pole position yesterday with an incredible run of three laps under the existing Brands Hatch Indy lap record, James Ellison followed it up by topping the timesheets in morning warm up. Overnight changes for James ‘Westy’ Westmoreland gave him a stronger feeling from his Kawasaki ZX-10R machine, pushing him up the timesheets.

Utilising his pole position, Ellison launched into the lead and had already pulled a gap over the pursuing pack by the time they reached Druids. Despite an early pace car deployment closing the gap, Ellison controlled the race from the front, breaking the lap record in the process, to steadily build a lead of over two seconds. Unfortunately, another incident saw the pace car redeployed and Ellison have to once again work to build the lead over the final four laps – crossing the line 1.368s ahead of Byrne. Having finally found a setting he was comfortable with, Westy was denied a chance to fight for a good points haul after getting caught up in several incidents throughout the race which halted his progress, leaving him in 17th at the line.

By virtue of their fastest laps in the opening race, Ellison again started from pole with Westy in 20th. Grabbing the holeshot he once more set about controlling it from the front, breaking his own lap record from earlier with an incredible 45.212s lap. Building up an impressive 3.4s lead over the pursuing pack he looked set to be another easy win, but a pace car deployment late in the race saw his lead negated. Staying calm, he set about gapping second place to cross the line – securing his and the JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s team first ever double win. Suffering with his grid position around the tight and twisty track, Westy was caught in a large pack of riders mid-field, again crossing the line in 17th.

The team will now move to Oulton Park later this week for a one day test at the circuit, before round three of the MCE British Superbike Championship there on May 2-4.

After dominating with pole position, two lap records and two wins James Ellison said,

“It’s not been a bad weekend really, has it! This is the best I’ve ever done and to secure mine and the team’s first ever double victory is mega. I don’t want to jinx it, but I’ve had some bad luck over the years and hopefully this is our year. 

We’ve improved the bike massively over winter, running through a lot of stuff during testing, and it’s really paid off with the bike feeling perfect this weekend. It was frustrating to have the pace car come out in both races as it disrupted my rhythm slightly, but to leave Brands having won three of the first four races this year is amazing!”
Looking to build on what he learnt at Brands Hatch, James Westmoreland “Firstly, a huge congrats to James and the team – he’s been unbeatable all weekend so full credit to him. Obviously two non-point scoring rides is not where I or the team should be, but we can take positives with the weekend. We found something in warm up that felt particularly good but with the grid full of world class riders, you can’t come from 20th on the grid and expect to do something around this circuit.

The Oulton test is going to be important for us and the team have worked so hard all weekend, and we can head there with a good setting to build on.”

JG Speedfit Kawasaki Team Manager Mike Kane said,

“It’s been a fantastic weekend and certainly a memorable weekend for all the right reasons. Leading from FP1, grabbing pole position and then dominating both races to lead every lap showed just how good he is. To have won three out of the first four races is a testament to both James and his team and it’s shaping up to be a pretty special year! 

Unfortunately for Westy he’s had a bit of trouble getting used to the Kawasaki, with it being a new bike for him. The whole team are behind him and they’ve worked incredibly hard all weekend and appear to have found a setting which he is happy with, so we’ll look to build on that in the test and hopefully see him where he belongs at Oulton Park.”


Double Podium For Byrne At Brands Hatch

Double Podium For Byrne At Brands Hatch

The PBM team’s defence of their MCE British Superbike Championship continued this weekend with round two taking place at Brands Hatch and with a brace of second places for reigning champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, he maintained his position as overall leader with team-mate Stuart Easton taking two top six finishes to move up to fourth overall.

Byrne and Easton lined up in fifth and sixth for the opening 30-lap race around the demanding 1.2-mile Indy circuit and in the early stages occupied third and fourth places respectively. Easton dropped back slightly whilst Shakey looked like he’d have to settle for third as James Ellison and Ryuichi Kiyonari moved clear at the head of the pack. However, a safety car period towards the end of the race bunched the pack up and Byrne took full advantage of a small mistake by Kiyonari to seize second on the final lap with Easton coming home in sixth.

Shakey, from Sittingbourne, started the second race from the front row whilst Easton was back on the third row and had a lot more work to do although he was soon up into fifth place. Just like the first race, Ellison a**umed control but Shakey looked strong in second place and although another safety car period allowed him to close up to Ellison, he had to settle for another second place at the chequered flag. Easton, from Hawick, held on to his fifth place throughout to take a good haul of points and move up to fourth overall in the early championship table.

The PBM team’s third member, Ian Hutchinson, again used the meeting as preparation for the International road racing season which gets underway next month, and took 22nd and 25th in the two races.

Shane Byrne:

“We were up against it a bit this weekend but I was feeling better in myself and with the bike although we still haven’t quite cracked it with the set-up. The team worked really hard throughout and we continued to make progress with the bike better in race one than it had been in qualifying. I was over the moon with second place and it allowed me to start the second race from the front row. I tried my absolute hardest and maybe if I’d got by Kiyo a little bit earlier, I might have been closer to James. As it was, I couldn’t get close enough but hats off to him and also to PBM and everyone in the team for doing such a great job this weekend.”

Stuart Easton:

“It wasn’t the strongest weekend I’ve ever had and I’ve never really had the grip I’ve wanted so I wasn’t able to run the pace of the front group. I was a bit disappointed with sixth in the first race and although it was a top six finish, the gap to the front three was too big and although I was a bit closer in the second race we need to work on bridging that gap as I want to be closer to the front.”

Ian Hutchinson:

“It’s been quite a tough weekend as it’s such a short circuit, it’s hard to stay out of trouble! My season’s all about the big road races and the last thing I wanted was to get caught up in someone else’s accident but I was happy with my results, particularly as I lapped quicker than what I’ve ever done before around here. We’ve achieved what we set out to achieve and it will be nice to get to Oulton Park and put in plenty of laps around a fast, flowing circuit.”

Johnny Mowatt, Crew Chief:

“You’re never happy when you don’t get a win but the team collectively pulled it out of the bag this weekend and for Shakey to get two seconds was a great effort for all of us. It’s not an excuse but we’re playing catch up a bit and we’re continually making major changes to the bike. We’re altering things all the time and still learning whilst we’ve still got new parts to try. We’ll keep chipping away and for Shakey to have taken a win and three seconds from the first four races and Stuart to have finished inside the top six on three occasions, we’re not in a bad position and the future’s looking bright.”

MCE British Superbike Championship – Race One (33 laps)

1 James Ellison (Kawasaki)
2 Shane Byrne (PBM Kawasaki)
3 Josh Brookes (Yamaha)
4 Ryuichi Kiyonari (BMW)
5 Jason O’Halloran (Honda)
6 Stuart Easton (PBM Kawasaki)
22 Ian Hutchinson (PBM Kawasaki)

MCE British Superbike Championship – Race Two (25 laps)

1 James Ellison (Kawasaki)
2 Shane Byrne (PBM Kawasaki)
3 Josh Brookes (Yamaha)
4 Ryuichi Kiyonari (BMW)
5 Stuart Easton (PBM Kawasaki)
6 Tommy Bridewell (BMW)
25 Ian Hutchinson (PBM Kawasaki)

Championship standings (after two rounds)

1 Byrne 85pts
2 Ellison 79
3 Brookes 58
4 Easton 42
5 Linfoot 33
6 Kiyonari 28

Source: Double Podium For Byrne At Brands Hatch