Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

J.J.Slayback /

Does anyone have a throtle cable that might possibly fit a 78' Sears Free Spirit (made by Puch)Or do you have any ideas where I could get one?The yamaha shop in our town gave me this so called Universal cable,well it half ass fit an my ped only goes 15mph now! It usually goes between 25-28m.p.h. Another question, Im selling this bike to my freind casey in Missouri soon and assuming I get the cable fixed is 300$ to much to ask? I dont want my fist transaction on moped army to be a sour one! I just dont wanna rip people off and I'm not to knowledgable on prices. Thanks, Jeremiah Slayback

Re: Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

XBrandon EdgeX /

If you don't mind ordering online, there's a whole list of online parts dealers in the resources section of this website (called "recommended moped shops" i think). Either that, or with the cable you've got, it sound like it's just too long and there's too much slack in it, causing it to not open the throttle all the way. Put a spacer between the cable's tube and the cable tube attached to the carb (basically making the cable tube longer). But if you want to order over the internet, I always go with www.themopedjunkyard.com because they can have the part at your front door in less than a week.

Re: Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

Jeremiah Slayback /

Too much slack might be my problem, im pretty much a fool when it comes to mechanics! Thanks for responding! -----Jeremiah Slayback--- P.S. hows it goin in N/S/ Dakota? any new moped finds?

Re: Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

XBrandon EdgeX /

Things are fine in South Dakota. You know, strikes and gutters, ups and downs.

I just picked up a 79 Puch Maxi MKII from Clara City, Minnesota. I got it off Ebay for 455 bucks. A little steep, but I've got plans for that two speed transmission. It ran for about an hour when I got it home. It needs a new float in the carburator (got one on the way, should be here by friday) but when it was running, it pulled wheelies in first gear with relative ease. Big fun!

Swarm and Destroy

XBrandon EdgeX

Re: Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

Jeremiah Slayback /

Cool! So how many Peds do you have?

Re: Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

XBrandon EdgeX /

Well, the puch that I just got, and a 77 Puch Newport I got about half a year ago, and an AMF Roadmaster that I've had for about 5 years. It's in need of a carburator, though, and it's hard to find parts for. It's kind of a wierd moped. The engine sits over the back tire and it has a friction drive wheel instead of a chain. I've also got a Go-ped, which looks like a skateboard with handlebars and a motor (so it's not actually a moped, just a toy that's scary as hell to ride :)

And, hopefully, the collection grows...

Swarm and Destroy,

XBrandon EdgeX

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XBrandon EdgeX /

Here's some pictures...

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Re: Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

Jeremiah Slayback /

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!Nice Maxi,definitly dig the color,and your other puch Ive never heard of,but I know those seats are comfortable as hell! Kinda looks like my 78' Sears free spirit made by puch!Its cool to see people wih an actual collection!I have a small collection my puch,my sears Yankee peddlar, 78'Bativus,wich needs work,85'Honda Aero,81'Honda Passport, and finally a moped that i bought for 25$ I think its called a Malliguiti,doesnt run but I havent messed with it yet!Do you know anything abot restrictor plates?Cuz I know my Aero can do over 35mph!!!! THANKS FOR THE PICS!

FYI: Cables

Wayne Broderick /

Mountain Bike cables make great (cheap) replacements for most moped cables. Sometimes you have to grind the lead bead down to fit your job.

Re: FYI: Cables

Jeremiah Slayback /

Thanks for the advice!

Re: Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

Chris Robertson /

I use bicycle brake or derailer cables for that kind of thing. You can get them for a couple of dollars at any store that sells bicycles. Just cut them down to the right length.

Chris.

Re: Throtle cable- 78 Sears Free Spirit

Jeremiah Slayback /

Cool! less money mo better!

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