What Am I Doing? Shitty Mopeds. I’m Dumb.

On my way to pick up the shittiest moped ever made. At least according to Downhill Harvey. Plus it’s in shitty condition.

But I don’t care.

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Because mopeds are dumb.

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Even shitty mopeds deserve someone to love them. I picked up 2 AMF friction drives 2 years ago for $160 and one of them runs. I've never ridden it, but the kid who sold it to me gave me a demo.

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I have a parts motor, also treats has nos motors with no variator/clutch and ignition. I had one with a puch wheel (so I could re-gear it) and a Peugeot ninja pipe and it was faster than it needed to be. I was hoping it was the one as it got stolen after I sold it. I loved that bike. (edited)

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I don't need TWO of these nasty bikes!

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Lol, all mopeds are shitty.

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That's why we love them.

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> Daniel '' Wrote:

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> I have a parts motor, also treats has nos motors with no variator/clutch

> and ignition. I had one with a puch wheel (so I could re-gear it) and a

> Peugeot ninja pipe and it was faster than it needed to be. I was hoping

> it was the one as it got stolen after I sold it. I loved that bike.

I saw the nos motors at Treats. That was the deciding factor, since the og motor is shot.

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Trent, I feel your pain!

Brandon, I agree completely.

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Hell, other than the motor, it’s complete. And it has a cool patina.

I’ll be there in thirty minutes.

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Make sure to get a new clutch idler bearing on there before you run it. They always always blow up.

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He was asking $100. I offered Fiddy. He said no, but wouldn’t turn down $80.

No Deal. I won’t go over $50. It needs everything, and he thinks it’s a diamond in the rough. Says he sees em restored for $1500. I smiled politely, and walked away. Going out for a nice dinner instead.

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Pushrod Fifty /

Is that a Wards? What is the engine?

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

> Seth B Wrote:

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> He was asking $100. I offered Fiddy. He said no, but wouldn’t turn down

> $80.

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> No Deal. I won’t go over $50. It needs everything, and he thinks it’s a

> diamond in the rough. Says he sees em restored for $1500. I smiled

> politely, and walked away. Going out for a nice dinner instead.

You did the right thing. Let him sit with that POS.

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Did the right thing Seth, saw a couple my way, asking way too much, for what they are, and for what they needed. And they didn't look as good as that one.

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> John Maxson Wrote:

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> Is that a Wards? What is the engine?

Yes, it’s a Wards. Solo engine, missing the top end.

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> Seth B Wrote:

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> Yes, it’s a Wards. Solo engine, missing the top end.

Crap . I think you were overly generous offering 50 bucks .

And , I know very little ... ;)

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> Brandon Love Wrote:

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> Lol, all mopeds are shitty.

^ This bears repeating...

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Pushrod Fifty /

Ok, I thought that the muffler was a shroud over the engine. But no, its just a funky muffler and a topless motor.

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Solo engines are actually really powerful. It was surprisingly zippy and had a lot of potential to go faster with a bit of porting and a bigger carb. Stock is a tiny 10mm bing and the smallest of reeds. It was still able to keep up with mild kitted puchs and was stomping other modified stockers on moped Monday rides. It doesn’t take much abuse to trash the forks, shocks and wheels. The driven pulley is also a bit weak, mine wallowed out the bearing journals in the plastic, but other than that they are solid bikes

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> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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> > He was asking $100. I offered Fiddy. He said no, but wouldn’t turn

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> > $80.

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> > No Deal. I won’t go over $50. It needs everything, and he thinks it’s

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> > diamond in the rough. Says he sees em restored for $1500. I smiled

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> > politely, and walked away. Going out for a nice dinner instead.

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> You did the right thing. Let him sit with that POS.

Word.

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I thought I was being generous too. But I don’t think he appreciated me telling him it was the shittiest moped ever made right off the bat. He tried telling me he had an offer for $80. I told him he shoulda took it, because he wouldn’t get another offer like that. He was full of BS, hoping I’d spring for $80. He also tried telling me he found a replacement motor for “only $279” and if I did that, and new tires & cables it would be worth $1500-$2000. That’s when I smiled politely and walked away.

I’m surprised he didn’t find the NOS complete Solo motor Treats has for only $50.

I hope he dumps a ton into it, and still can’t sell it for squat.

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if it was the 2 speed pulley, that'd been pretty fun, but as is that's a pile of useless.

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This one is variated

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> Daniel '' Wrote:

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> This one is variated

Do ya want it Daniel? Here’s the marketplace ad:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803164250182104/

I could bring it over the pass next time I’m out west.

It looks like he’s been getting some interest, because he edited the ad to include “DOES NOT RUN, NEEDS CYLINDER HEAD” but no takers ;D

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> - schmiddy Wrote:

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> ^ This bears repeating...

Not true! Mine are all great-running gems.

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That's a giant pile of, Hell No! And I've bought some piles.

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yea variator is fine but the 2 speed rear pulley is a really unique piece.

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professional turd polishing can be shitty :) the pay off...immeasurable.....have fun dude! i haven't needed a project in quite awhile.....im ok with that....although that laguna that just sold had me itching pretty f'n bad....

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

It’s been reduced to $60.

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> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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> It’s been reduced to $60.

I noticed that too. About now, he’s wishing he would have accepted my $50 offer on day one, and saved himself some hassle. And I’m glad he didn’t.

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