Tomos Targa

Mister Owl /

Im thinking about getting a moped to repalace my mini bike and i have a few questons about the tomos targa. if you pedal backwards what will happen, can you pedal without the engine starting and are they reliable

Re: Tomos Targa

XBrandon EdgeX /

The engine is started by pedaling backwards. It's a function that's exclusive to tomos mopeds. You can pedal forward without the engine starting, but the gear ratio is really low (easy to pedal, but can only be pedaled about 7 mph). And from what I've heard, they are about the most reliable moped on the market today with the best performance.

Re: Tomos Targa

They're a great moped. should but the kickstart model. The choke on mine hasn't failed me yet. They're fast as well. I can get mine to do 50-60mph with a bi-turbo. About like having a mini motorcycle. It's definitly worth your money and they're priced well.

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Mister Owl /

also can you lock the tomos up any way without a bike lock or disableing it so it cant run because im going to take it to school and i dont want kids messing with it

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Jamie Leonard /

They come with a steering lock standard and a gas cap lock (neither is hugely sturdy, but enough to keep someone from casually wheeling it away or dumping something into your tank)

So far (almost at 2k kilometres on mine) it's been quite dependable and has a nice acceleration to it

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Reeperette /

That's a hard one...it all depends how much defense you want, and are you willing to risk legal consequences.

Locking gas cap keeps sugar outta the tank, and a certain electrical device can throw quite a charge into anyone touchin it, but nothin in the world, save parkin it somewhere else - is going to prevent inevitable smashed headlights, tail lights, turns signals, nor slashed tires and seats.

I would not park it there, I would find somewhere more secure and walk the remaining distance.

-R

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J. Sailor /

I think it depends on the town you live in. Big city=problems. I live in a city of 60,000 and Im never worried someone is going to break things. I rely on my steering lock. at night I put it in my shed.

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Jamie Leonard /

Actually up here in Toronto I haven't had an issue in a year and a half - nobody has touched the thing when I park it outside of work and I generally rely on the steering lock (and the lack of knowledge about mopeds... a targa looks heavier than it is) to keep it secure. But some areas and some cities you do that it'll be thrashed or gone faster than you can blink. Overnight, I always park it indoors in a secure spot... but I have no qualms here about leaving it out while going out or going to work (but it is also pretty downtown... and at all hours there tend to be people going by)

A good lock is still a good idea however - keep someone from casually picking it up and tossing it into a pickup so they can take off the steering lock at their leisure. Or just strip it for parts.

Not going quite as far as Ree does (but in his area I bet he has to) you might also get something like a notebook lock/alarm... something that senses movement and goes off... might at least scare off the casual kid trying to get something for a joyride and most of them will not cost much. :)

(Why do I suspect anyone trying to pick Ree's pocket would end up losing a few fingers at that ;)

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Dern Ree, Bad Neighborhood ? ha!

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Sweet another T.O. tomos rider.

For me I live and work in downtown Toronto with no indoor parking at home or work.

I've never had problems with the bike or with anyone damaging it but I do use the following lock from kryptonite.

http://www.kryptonitelock.com/inetisscripts/abtinetis.exe/PublicArticleDetails@public?artid=2736&atf=products_item&pgrp=20

Like I said no problems with the bike but the lock does add a sense of security. Especially when I lock it in some alley way or something.

The chain is especially great when I have nothing solid to lock the bike down to as it wraps through the front wheel and around the tank.

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Jamie Leonard /

Actually theres getting to be more of us... some weeks I've seen two or three tomos drivers puttering around (not the same ones either) For those who want new mopeds in ontario, tomos is basically the only choice for one thing (not that I mind terribly, mine has been doing stand up duty for me all along... and I think I'll be buying a revival when it gets into ontario next year as well)

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Reeperette /

>>Dern Ree, Bad Neighborhood ? ha!<<

Actually no, lol.

>>(Why do I suspect anyone trying to pick Ree's pocket would end up losing a few fingers at that ;)<<

Who says I'd stop at a few fingers ?

Actually the neighborhood I used to live in back in Baltimore was so bad that vandalism damage was a fact of life the instant it was out of your sight.

Here, where I live now ? I could prolly leave it outside runnin in the parkin lot all day and no one would touch it....suburbia hell, really - haven't even gotten so much as a dirty look from the day I moved here.

Sometimes that's a hell of an adjustment, specially when there's no one to clobber....

-Ree

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always use a ulock. always. always. always. by the time you wish you had, it's too late.

also, a ulock in hand makes a great defensive weapon ...

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Yeah I've seen a couple of ttlx's around.

Saw a guy on college st. one day riding in the opposite direction. We looked up waved and almost fell off laughing cause we had the exact same ped and colour and were wearing almost identical outfits.

Can't wait for the revival. I was also thinking about getting one.

So where did you buy yours? Any good plaaces for parts and accessories etc.

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Yeah I've seen a couple of ttlx's around.

Saw a guy on college st. one day riding in the opposite direction. We looked up waved and almost fell off laughing cause we had the exact same ped and colour and were wearing almost identical outfits.

Can't wait for the revival. I was also thinking about getting one.

So where did you buy yours? Any good plaaces for parts and accessories etc.

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Jamie Leonard /

I got mine from torontomopeds.com (possibly a touch cheaper elsewhere, but then again other places won't deliver to my door and offer setup and instruction!) (and paul from there doesn't mind fielding my questions and such through email. :)

They're apparently working on getting the revivals in (waiting on MTO approval currently, if that goes through maybe after march next year with luck they'll get some in)

I'll probably still keep my current ttlx and use it as a spare machine and for loaning out to friends when I want to go riding with someone (the revival would then stay only mine... might even get my father, who is an artist, to do a custom paint job on the tank.... I was thinking offly enough of getting a flaming skull on it and a jacket that says "Born to be Mild" but that might just appeal to my sense of humour ;)

Jamie

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