I just bought what I believe to be a 1977 Mobylette. I 'm not one hundred percent certain yet if that is what it is however, it looks pretty much identical to the 1977 Mobylette pictures I found at your site under the 1977 motobecane photos. In fact, mine is an orange color with the chrome Motobecane on the gas tank. The front light and speedometer looks identical to the sidebar picture that has the Swarm and Destroy printed on it which changes as you view you site.
Since this is my first moped and I have no history with them and I need some education. The person I bought it from was an elder gent who recently suffered a stroke and was forced to sell. He had purchased it from a garage sale and did not have manuals or much detail on what it was. I thought he called it a 1977 Motobecane V50.
Are the Mobylette and a V50 the same beast?
How can I find and interpret some identification marks to positively and correctly ID the moped?
I need all the education and information I can get on this little beauty. It's in reasonable condition. The paint and chrome is really petty good but it's missing some parts. Most importantly it's missing the air filter attachment/box or body or what ever was on the carb to filter the air. I'm not sure what was there as I don't have a manuals or any doc's on the unit.
Obvioulsy I want to positively Id before I start buying some of the other missing parts to restore, but I do need an immediate fix for the air filter. Can someone provide me with some information about what was on the carb or what I can put on the carb for an air filter?
Hopefully you can educate and help.