Tomos Question

Wayne Broderick /

On my 2000 Tomos Targa (which is now destroyed) I noticed something that was bugging me, but I never asked about it.

On the left side off the moped, on the kick start area where the kickstart enters the engine, there were a couple of gaskets or more like rubber spacers. When I first noticed them, they were already kind of mashed up and ended up falling off.

A while later I noticed oil spatters on my sneaker, my left sneaker, and when I'd touch around the bottom of the machine I would find some oil too.. I never did locate the source of the leak, but I would have had to sooner or later.

another less important quirk:

The kickstart cover always slides off (you know the rubber sleeve) that's a different problem but it bugged me as well.... I was going to epoxy it back on... any better ideas..?

Re: Tomos Question

Reeperette /

Yeah, don't get a kickstart Tomos.

The rig-up for that never seems to work, not that I have seen.

Stick with the pedals, like it was designed, and all should be ok.

I dunno if it's the kickstart kit, or the dweebs they have installin it, but I have seen this problem, and some others, with most of em, yeah.

-R

Re: Pedal Question

Wayne Broderick /

How does the pedal set work without footpegs.. is one foot wlways going to sit forward? like when you coast on a mountain bike?

I like the foot pegs, because both my feet are in the same place...

How do your feet sit on the pedals? what position are they in?

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J. Sailor /

The rubber piece came off on mine too.

-tomos tt classic

Re: Pedal Question

Ron Brown /

Wayne,

Typically, one forward, one back. Maybe the outside pedal down on a fast corner although you need to practice this so as not to get backwards. I'm sure no one on this forum is dumb enough to have the inside pedal down on a corner...me too!

One of the major advantages of pedals is on take off when the clutch is wasting power getting engaged.

Ron

Re: Pedal Question

Reeperette /

>>How do your feet sit on the pedals? what position are they in?<<

Usually - one forward, one back...and that works well for me since the prosthetic leg doesn't bend as well, so I usually stick that one forward...

Ron's right about one trick that works well, going into a high, tight turn, you rotate the high-side (outside the corner) pedal to it's lowest position, and conversely the low-side pedal to it's highest, if you wanna try a hard lean-over style of cornering.

That takes a mite of practice, and of course, a moped with enough power to have sufficient 'downforce' to hold you in the turn....but when pulled off well allows some really wild manuvers, since the lower overall speed of a moped is more 'forgiving' of minor mistakes, and allows for greater detail-of-control that a larger and heavier cycle can't manage, nor one going a lot faster.

Mopeds fall into a unique category of manuverability due to this, and I feel one should exploit that to fullest advantage.

-R

Re: Pedal Question

At the risk of being course, I can't believe someone is actually asking how to ride something with pedals...did you not have a bike as a kid???

Sorry, I'm not in a good mood today,

Lane

Re: Pedal Question

Wayne Broderick /

I was under the impression that they might 'lock' and 'unlock' if you wanted to use them, or not. -- I was pretty comfortable with my Targa,w/o pedals. I wanted to know what the differences were. I was trying to weigh the benefits of having pedals or not, since the bike is exactly the same and you can choose either type of footrest.

I assume, if I pedal backward, I'll be able to lock up the rear wheel and do a nice 'skid'?

If I could, Lane, then I'd leave you a nice skid mark, I'm sure you'd love it.

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Well, I don't think the pedal system on a ped works that way, but you got me pegged: I do love black marks....hee hee...

Lane

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