this summer i bought a '76 Free Spirit. a lot of fun, runs fine, but a few problems.
(a) the throttle cable broke and i replaced it with what seemed to be the correct replacement Puch cable. it installed fine except the lead coming out of the handle end of the cable is too short to fit into the controller!? do i have the wrong cable or is it the wrong controller? (i suspect it is the controller, see below.)
(b) the controller was problematic since i got the bike. it will not clamp down on the handle bar. when tightened to its tightest it remains loose and movable. the situation seems to be very much like a metric/british incompatibility problem, i.e. the bar is one and the controller is the other. the controller looks like the ones i have seen on the web being sold for bikes like mine. anyone know if the bar is metric or standard? anyone know what kinds of controllers should be on there?
(c) also, is there a reserve gas line? the previous owner told me there was one. i have no evidence that there actually is one.
(d) finally, while i have your attention, i am looking for a repair/owner's manuel, replacement seat and rack. any leads would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance for any responses.