Re: Yep.

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>>Just outa curiosity, why did you switch the front ends.<<

Well the moped originally was a Golden Bullet TTLX, but after meeting a luxury car rather intimately with me on it, the rear section was trashed beyond my ability to WAS fixable, I just didn't have the tools nor physical ability at the time.

So I mounted the engine to a 1974 Tomos-Koper, but that frame had no front end and the one off the GB was toast, broken in two places and I didn't have a weldin torch even if I wanted to risk welding it and trying to use it like that.

I hadda shipment of Puch parts I bought as "Salvage" from a junkyard, and in there was the front end of a 1978 Maxi in really good shape, so what the hell...I wound up chuckin the original bearings and substituting a set I think come out of a bicycles pedalarm, they worked well enough.

Also realised that a 17" front with a 16" rear doesn't work too well, specially if the 16" rims are bent up, so I put both 16"s on there and just let it wobble.

Had to change the headlight over to 12V, of course, but other than that it was all good, the electrical system came off a fire damaged yamaha, and it didn't last too long, eventually wound up runnin the lights off an RC Car battery, they last about 40min-1hour that way, which is enough to get ya down the road a ways, anyhow.

Man that bike was a deathtrap tho.


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  ForksTopic by: SteelToad SteelToad 10/30/01 12:53PM
  Yep.Re: Reeperette Reeperette 10/30/01 07:44PM
  Re: Yep.Re: Steeltoad Steeltoad 10/31/01 01:23AM
  Re: Yep.Re: Reeperette Reeperette 10/31/01 09:03AM
  Re: Yep.Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 10/31/01 12:01PM
  Well, in case of that....Re: Reeperette Reeperette 10/31/01 03:57PM
  Re: Well, in case of that....Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 10/31/01 04:36PM
  Point takenRe: Reeperette Reeperette 10/31/01 09:22PM

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