Re: First Ride.

Trent Anderson /
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Of course, you know it's not a moped, however, I think we give free passes if the bike is from the 50's or 60's and has just one, small cylinder or if a kitted moped can keep up with it.

That said, I picked up a CM91 about 6 weeks ago for $125. Some of the covers were missing but the seller found them in a bucket in the basement. I got a leg shield from Maine but Im pretty sure it fits a newer model. My local Honda dealer down the street has a 1980 Passport and it looks as if it would fit that better.

Engine turns over but transmission is stuck in a gear. I have a 30 something mechanic that got two of my mopeds running last summer and I have confidence that he can certainly diagnose any problems the bike might have and probably get it running.

I don't see any date stamp anywhere so I'm wondering if it matters since they only made the bike for 4 years? I'm sure doing a Vin number search would tell me the year.

I have no history on the bike but the shop that sold it to me has had it for 2 years and never really looked at it much because their specialty is gas and electric golf carts. They had permission from the owner to sell the bike, and the owner was coming back from Florida and would look for the title. The bike was his father's and his father had passed away.

I'm wondering if you can answer a few questions.

1. Why would it be stuck in gear and is that an easy fix?

2. I don't see any electric start button, so is the battery there for sake of the lights and the bike is kick start only?

3. I would expect that a 50 year old bike would need a rebuild. Aside from ebay, do you have any sources for parts? Everything on your bike is really clean, so the previous owner took a lot of time shining things up or bought a lot of new parts for it, or you did.

4. I can't speak for everyone here, but I enjoy hearing the stories of where you got your bike, what you had to do to it, etc.

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