1991 tomas golden bullet tt lx

hi all. i was hoping someone could tell me a little about this year tomas. it has 1600 miles on it with a just replaced piston and rings. supposed to be in good shape mechanically, and physically. was it one of the better years? is it just as easy to modify as the other models or years? is it a good size for a big guy? top speed with maybe a biturbo? thanks ahead of time..................

Re: 1991 tomas golden bullet tt lx

How big are you dude? If your over 300....forget about it and get a harley! :)

Re: 1991 tomas golden bullet tt lx

im 200. 6' 2" thanks for not answering..............

Re: 1991 tomas golden bullet tt lx

There are some Tomos gurus around here that know much more about the bike in question. A bike that old may have A-30 power as opposed to A-35 power (sorry Ree if I got the designations wrong!) The motors are distinguished by the shape of the cylinder and head. The old motor design has a small, octagonal shaped cylinder; later models have a much larger square shaped cylinder. Its still 50cc but has more cooling fin surface area. The old motors run fine but are less modifiable from what I understand. The one I had (A-30) would do a solid 30 mph after a top end job and de-coking the exhaust ports. I also polished the port with a dremel tool and a soft honing stone. It accelerated very well for a stock ped.paul wrote:

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> hi all. i was hoping someone could tell me a little about

> this year tomas. it has 1600 miles on it with a just replaced

> piston and rings. supposed to be in good shape mechanically,

> and physically. was it one of the better years? is it just as

> easy to modify as the other models or years? is it a good

> size for a big guy? top speed with maybe a biturbo? thanks

> ahead of time..................

Re: 1991 tomas golden bullet tt lx

Your welcome Paul! Happy New Year!

Re: 1991 tomas golden bullet tt lx

Wait for Ree's opinion, BUT I think I recall him saying that this model/year is the "Best there ever was...."

Good Luck--!

i have a 1990 TTLX

ive got a black 1990 TTLX & the thing runs like a top. yours has a late model A3 engine, its the older design of tomos engine but fortunate for you yours has the newer type italian Dell'Orto carb like mine. the old Encarvi carbs all the older models had are no longer made, the dellorto 14/12SHA in yours is, so parts for it are still easy to get. I dont know how that bike will handle your weight (no offense) however it is the largest of the tomos 50cc's that was imported to the US at the time, so u may be ok, im only 5'3" 130lbs, so i cant help ya there. I installed a biturbo pipe and electronic ignition on mine, all tomos' up until 1992 had points, but stick with them, the CDI does nothing for performance, and it is difficult to install, only switch if you are gonna use the 'ped as your ONLY means of transportation (like i do) otherwise it aint worth it.

i attached a pic of my 'ped minus the engine & it was in my basement (puttin it back 2gether). I have almost no complaints about it, its a solid machine & amazes me every time it starts with 2 kicks in 30degree cold (choked of course).

By the way, if your choke lever locks down, "flooring" the throttle will pop it open, first time i got my bike i dropped the engine thinking id jammed somthing in the carb.

ok ok, ill shut up (WAY 2 much caffine!!)

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Well spoken, All.

Reeperette /

Yes, that's the old A3 engine with DelLorto carb, and a points based ignition.

Yes it will have no real difficulty with your size/weight....I carried a passenger your size a couple miles once and regularly carried anywhere from 30-90lbs of cargo in my saddlebags, so I see no problem there.....the ride might be a little rougher, however - and if you plan to ride a lot, think about perhaps a 25 tooth sprocket, especially if the moped isn't hitting top end when yer on it.

Figure that if you have no access to the top end anyhow, work with it's pulling ability by installing a shorter front sprocket.

Expect a solid 27-32Mph depending on tuning, conditions, and the mopeds own quirks (mopeds, like their owners, are individuals).

Get the BiTurbo too, preferably two-piece, it does outstandingly for performance, and is well worth the money...and the two piece can be adjusted (slid longer/shorter) for where and how you want the extra power.

If you should desire to change from points to CDI ignition, it doesn't make that much difference, although it's not too hard to do....getting the flywheel off is a pain in the ass, but other than that it's pretty simple.

The Golden Bullet was, hands-down, THE most solid moped Tomos ever made, the Targa and Sprint do not compare for it's quality and durability, keep that in mind.

With a Bi-Turbo, sprocket change and larger carb, you could reasonably expect 45mph, and probably more depending on how good you are at tuning it....forgo the kit however, it's made for the A5(A35) Engines and will not work with your model, and I would suggest avoiding it even then - it's a disaster for the inexperienced.

Weather has little effect on the GB, it has no battery, and I've started them in -30 weather without a hitch, and with the tire-chain idea that I cooked up, can handle over a foot of snow, even with ice on it/under it.

The stock tires on the GB weren't too bad, but if you aren't mounting Cheng Shin tires, consider buying a pair, and back them up with BELL Self-Sealing bicycle tubes from your local Walmart....buy them 1-2" oversize, for the extra rubber and ease of installation.

(Tomos wheels are 16", so buy the tubes at 17"-18")

I figure that's enough for ya to try to absorb on one post...need anything else, just howl on the forum and I'll get to it when I do..

-R

Re: i have a 1990 TTLX

yo weights got nuthin to do with it im 6'2 and 250 lb and i have a targa lx with a bi turbo and a jetted carb and i do 40 on the flats

jeff

HEY REE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOW MUCH IS BOOK VALUE ON THIS THING? ITS UP TO $405.00 ON EBAY!!!!

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