REPOST (initial Faq draft)

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Someone suggested a Tomos Faq...so, here's a prelim, trying to keep to stuff you don't find in the manuals.

Basic Tomos Faq.

Engine Classes, A3 and A5(A35).

Both 50cc, both 38mm x 43mm stroke.

Best to refer to as "A3" or "A5" instead of "A35" to avoid parts confusion.

Transmission fliud - 220cc's (220ml) of Dexron type III is reccommended, but 10w30/10w40 motor oil can also be used.

The transmission casing screws are 4.2mm hex, good LUCK finding a hexkey that fits, a 4mm will do in a pinch, just don't strip them out.

Cylinder bolts are 11mm and require a deepsocket.

Be very careful tightening these, they are easy to strip and if that happens, it's a real pain in the arse to fix.

Exhaust bolts are 10mm and one of them is very difficult to get a socket onto, unless you have an angle-socket kit.

Removing the baffle prevents crud backup, adds a negligable performance increase and more aggressive exhaust note.

Carberator is either an Encawri (Old Bullet models) or a DelLorto 14/12, usually with a #51 main jet.

Compression ratio should be 9.1:1 (about 9/1)

Electrical output should be 12v/50W (some older models) or 12v/80W.

Brown wires are ground, black or yellow should be hot leads.

Plug gap should be 0.5mm

Reccommended plugs

Champion = L82C/L86C/L90C (Depends on which book you check)

Bosch = W8AC

NGK = B5HS

Motorcraft = AE4/AE4x/AE6 (depends on book)

Denso = W16-FSU

AC Delco = 422Z

Splitfire = SF409C

Stock tires suck, Cheng Shin (imported via maxxis tire and rubber) makes very good replacement tires that fit well.

BELL self-sealing tubes, 1"-2" oversize, fit Tomos tires and work quite well. (available at walmart)

Chainsaw lube works best on the Tomos drive chain.

The tires are 16" by 2.125", mags or spokes, an ordinary bicycle spoke wrench/tool fits the spokes.

A pair of heavy tire spoons not only come in handy for changing tires, they are also helpful in removing the flywheel.

The A3 and A5 left side transmission covers are interchangeable.

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