you guys ever get a stock puch maxi, go through the basic maintenance and just ride the damn thing? or a hobbit for that matter?
the only reason people think they are unreliable is because they buy them pre-junk, don't do the maintenance, then start doing a buncha shitty performance mods the wrong way.
you ride a stock 1978 puch maxi off the showroom floor and you could probably go 5000 miles before you had to do anything besides change oil and lube the chain. I always see people posting all this dumb horror story shit.. hell your weed wacker wouldn't last two weeks if you started putting on big bore kits and fuckin around with it.