I am nearing completion of going through the motobecane i recently got. I have learned a lot from just taking it apart, front to back, and cleaning it, lubing and tightening. I cleaned out my muffler, and in the process cracked the bolt holding the tail pipe. not to fear, i threaded the remainder and added acoupler, cut to the very edgeof the inside, added another 3/4 piece of bolt, and voila, success. Now, just reading through the forum has added a lot of insight to my limited knowledge. a lot of you guys must have had a mope for a while. Out here in my part of Southern Calif., I dont see too many mopeds, and the ones I do find I try to acquire. I recently stumbled upon a 1986 Honda Elite 150, running, and talked the guy into parting with it for 200$. I paid more than that for my Foxi. Of course. the Foxi is CLEAN. I may use that Elite as a bargaining chip to get two more peds from a co-worker who has a batavus and a vespa. He has never tried to do anything with them, he just likes to gather stuff.
On to my main subject. I still have a concern with my choke. Ron Brown gave me some insight, but I still have a feeling it is on wrong. I have the cable going into the top, the spring is inside the brass fitting, and underneath the carb I put the plastic piece. i fit the cable through all this, and underneath i secured the retainer. It seems to work, pulling the plastic thing up, but on the diagram I have, the retainer is on top???? I have the moped junkyard diagram, and the plastic piece i am referring to is #27. I wish i had a real photo of the attachments!! the plastic piece i refer to is called the choke push rod. it is on the bottom of the carb. I can see from the wear marks on it that it does go there , and it is in the position it should be, and it does get pulled up. now how does that cable retainer fit in? it has to be on the bottom, or the cable will slip out, and the push rod wont stay in. Help????? Also, does anyone know anything I could use for the front fork boots? Thanks guys, I know I will get the help I need