looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

Ok, i have come to the realization (as i have on other Hobbies) that my solex is fun but with no suspension, i don't want to beat the piss out of it. And my moby i bought is gonna really take ALOT more attention and time due to the fact i need a motor. So i am gonna get a running ped with shocks just to enjoy for the rest of the year. I found a CL listing for a 85 Liberty Trac 2 speed moped... original owner,owners manual, and runs. asking 300 .

Of course im gonna offer less and play the game but all in all what are your thoughts. i know the pic sucks but that is what was offered.

Liberty trac 2 speed.jpg

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

I'd recommend sticking with the motobecane and forget about the trac. It's no problem to find a motobecane motor. You can even buy the parts to build a whole new motor bolt by bolt!

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

Grey, it's no secret what i paid for the moby, and it is in good shape. I have set up a pay pal account ready to go. How much do you personally think i should have to spend if i did built a fresh motor... it looks like if i start with a used av10 case, and go piece by piece... if i do like my past dirt bike motors, i would surely buy a brand new crank and bearings. New stock cylinder and head to match. New piston,rings ect..ect...ect... and buy used external parts...carb,intake,and,and,and... sounds expencive, ive been there... what could i expect to get out of it when she is done? assuming i build a tight motor? I want to go back to stock everything to ensure reliability as i do with most all my 2 stroke motors.

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

60..

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

you could take the $300 you'd spend on the Trac, add $100 and build a ridiculous AV10. seriously, price out a build on Treats or 77.

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20...

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i bet i could get it for 200... he said it runs but needs some tlc and a tune up... theres room to deal there.. but i guess i really need to look at these online stores your talking about a little bit better... i just have the worst time navigating some websites to find what i want...pisses me off and then i start drinking faster and faster and then it's a mess...lol..and i'm not drinking yet..so thats good

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

Dusty Rim Wrote:

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> he said it runs

> but needs some tlc and a tune up...

that's what everybody who has a janky moped says when they're trying to sell it. that, or "it ran last spring".

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

Point taken.

I just got done checking out 77 and i like they have many parts listed i need but most all are out of stock at the time... at least it gives me a reference as to what some used stuff should go for. And it will help me in making a list.

Now to reall dig into the Treats site..checked it out but never really dug into it yet.

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

Ask to reorder...they do

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

dusty, pm me again, i'll help you find decent runner close by.

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

"Needs a Tune Up" = Runs like crap and I can't fix it

Re: looking at a running to buy. what ya think?

yeah i know, that sayin goes along with most motorized things.. but thats the way i like to get em... as long as the price is right.

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