New Moped

Picked this up last week, took it for a 14 mile ride today, runs like a charm!

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Pushrod Fifty /

Sweet Suzi!

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Nice . Looks to be in prime condition . ;)

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Sadly it has a dent in the front fender and in the headlight rim. but other than that just a bit patinated. I wont do too much about it though because it's fully original as it is.

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> Nicolai Johansen Wrote:

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> Sadly it has a dent in the front fender and in the headlight rim. but

> other than that just a bit patinated. I wont do too much about it though

> because it's fully original as it is.

Good you want it original .

As for the dents , I've had good luck cutting hard wood to match the curve of the fender . Placing the dented area in the concave cutout . Narrowing the the cutoff portion of the wood to a workable size , creating a mandrel . Add a decent hammer and a few well placed 'whacks' and something more acceptable emerges .

Here's a before :

And , after :

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What a great result!

I am just afraid to damage the chrome, as it is in mint condition on both fenders.

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> Nicolai Johansen Wrote:

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> What a great result!

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> I am just afraid to damage the chrome, as it is in mint condition on

> both fenders.

That's exactly why using hard wood works . It's softer than chrome .

Place a bit of cloth between the wood and chrome . Don't worry about the fender inside .

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> P D Wrote:

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> > Nicolai Johansen Wrote:

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> > What a great result!

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> > I am just afraid to damage the chrome, as it is in mint condition on

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> > both fenders.

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> That's exactly why using hard wood works . It's softer than chrome .

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> Place a bit of cloth between the wood and chrome . Don't worry about the

> fender inside .

So just i clarify: Do i place the outside of the fender against the hardwood and cloth and then hit the inside with the hammer?

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Gentile tappy taps on a wooden dowel or form is what I would do with the fender well supported. (edited)

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> Nicolai Johansen Wrote:

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> So just i clarify: Do i place the outside of the fender against the

> hardwood and cloth and then hit the inside with the hammer?

Use a simple contour gauge :

to find the curve of your fender .

Cut hardwood to that^ gauge curve .

Line the form ( cutout ) with heavy cloth .

Reshape the cutoff ( mandrel ) piece to be more workable and use that on the inside of the fender to be 'hit' with a hammer .

Or , if the end of the fender has the same contour as the dented part , simply hold the end over the wood and trace the contour onto the wood , then cut .

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Use an appropriate size piece of pipe and tap it out from the underside. I've actually used an old base ball, lol. Worked great. (edited)

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> Rob P Wrote:

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> Use an appropriate size piece of pipe and tap it out from the underside.

> I've actually used an old base ball, lol. Worked great.

Anything that has a similar radius can be used as a mandrel . ;)

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I thank you all for the great advice :D

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Tri-ped Dave O.D.B. /

Here in the USA that is not considered a moped, it is only registered as a motorcycle.

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> Tri-ped Dave Wrote:

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> Here in the USA that is not considered a moped, it is only registered as

> a motorcycle.

I wouldn't know about classifications in the USA .

It's a 50ccm kickstart operated motorcycle which in Europe is classified as a moped

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