Bought my first moped this week.

Bought a 1980 puch maxi this week for 450. Runs pretty good. Starts firt try every time. Even in 30 degree weather these past few mornings. Im looking into putting a kit on it this winter. I live at 6000 feet and was wondering if i should take that into account with parts? Im also considering just shipping the engine to a shop if possible. And having them do it. Im sure i could figure it out but would rather have it done right. I live in a pretty hilly town in montana. Not pictured but it came with the original seat and front fender.

Any advise is appreciated

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Jeffrey Strichart /

Jet larger for altitude. Anything with a carburetor will run leaner the higher you go. So you want a little more fuel. Don't worry about a kit yet. Ride it for a while and make sure it is running right before you start modding it.

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That is my plan. Im going to ride it and try my best to get it running 100 % until the weather doesnt allow me. Then get to work. Want it ready in the spring

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Overpriced Parts /

> Jeffrey Strichart Wrote:

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> Jet larger for altitude. Anything with a carburetor will run leaner the

> higher you go. So you want a little more fuel. Don't worry about a kit

> yet. Ride it for a while and make sure it is running right before you

> start modding it.

You got that backwards, less air less jet/jetting,

Rear wheel is wrong, front wheel needs fender or fork support or you will wreck,

This is my maxi II with polini kit, true rubber 4 petal reeds and 19 mm phbg 1 hp inside gearing and custom rear 31t rear sprocket

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Goes 0 to 55 in seconds and has for 11 years

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Jeffrey Strichart /

> Overpriced Parts Wrote:

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> > Jeffrey Strichart

> You got that backwards, less air less jet/jetting,

>

YES I sure did get it backwards as I slap my forehead! Sorry about that! (edited)

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Bad Cadillac™ /

Nice ride! Have fun with it!

You must do as Ken says here though: "front wheel needs fender or fork support or you will wreck."

Your options are: put the fender back on it or put the upside down "U" tube stock piece of metal back on it, it critical for stability!

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Robert Linhares /

If you are looking for an excellent re-build, look up "rocket man" in Michigan.

Ask other people about his reputation.

I have the correct shipping boxes if you need them. Just ask.

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Richard Eberline is Rocket man, in Troy Michigan. He's rebuilt a bunch of Minarelli V1's for me, and most recently a Puch Swinger. He got my Swinger with a 1.5 hp motor going 35 stock, then we kitted it with a better cylinder and pipe for a rally and had it going around 42 mph. The guy really knows his stuff.

I was just going to mention a build he did for a guy in Connecticut, but that guy is the previous poster!

Ship him your motor and in a week or two you should be riding again. (edited)

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Just put the fender back on. Good thing i did too. The guy who had it before me put the nuts back on wayy wrong. The wheel was a few centimeters off center. The small nut was place on the wrong side. There was also a unnecessary spacer added in there. Could have been sketchy.

Thanks bud

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