Greetings from Winterpeg, Canada!!!

Hello everyone!!

Recently I became the new owner of a 1970s Batavus Go-Go! This past fall, I picked up an Ecoped scooter (e-bike) for my wife for dirt cheap, as it needed new batteries and had some damage from an accident. Since then I was keeping my eyes peeled for another (electric) scooter for myself and was slowly being drawn towards various gas scooters - ones that did not require me to get my motorcycle licence where I am (read, under 49cc)

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, I saw this one posted and apparently couldn't resist. I ended up trading one of my electric basses, a '84 Japanese Fender bass for this scooter haha!

I know nothing about these scooters and am starting my knowledge base from zero. My mechanic buddy came by to take a look and while it currently doesn't run, it has good compression and spark. The throttle cable and carb were not attached when I got it, and I accidentally damaged the carb pulling it off the scooter during disassembly smh.

So....currently I'm on eBay about to buy myself a new carb and separate air filter as I can't find an affordable complete unit for whatever reason.

During my searching, I was also looking on treatland (man, what a weird site), Myrons Moped, morpedjunkyard, moped division, and 1977 mopeds...along with this site as well.

Due to the whole Covid situation, I'm currently having Justin Trudeau as my sugar daddy, so I'm trying not to be killed with shipping charges! Unfortunately, it seems that with vintage stuff, it can't be had all in one place.

Hopefully I get my new carb ordered soon then can move on to sourcing some parts locally like a new throttle cable wth both ends intact, and a universal kill switch because there doesn't seem to be one.

Thanks and hope to learn a great deal from this awesome community

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Re: Greetings from Winterpeg, Canada!!!

Post a pic of that broken carb .

And , do a search here for 1977 mopeds .

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First, please don't roast me for not knowing about all the bits for my old carb lol. So....I believe the one that was in it was possibly a Bing or maybe a copy? There's no air filter attachment anyways.

The second pic shows what broke off when my butter fingers dropped it. It's the fuel inlet, I believe. I had tried checking around locally at a couple of small engine repair shops for a replacement, and even a place that specializes in hydraulic fluid parts.

The one part that has the metal "bendy straw" looking thing is what??? Is that where the throttle cable goes inside? And if so, can someone please explain to a noob like me why I've seen some carbs with 2 of those bendy parts.

Added afterthought:. After the nudge for searching, I see 1977 mopeds website is not the greatest to use (edited)

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Re: Greetings from Winterpeg, Canada!!!

The broken piece is the fuel inlet. Most bing's use a banjo bolt style. That's a bing 12mm carb, you could buy one off ebay for cheap but be warned that they are crap and the idle adjustment screw is drilled incorrectly so it doesnt hit the slide so its useless. You could use all the parts off the copy to fix your though.

Some carbs have two cables for a push-pull style throttle.

Re: Greetings from Winterpeg, Canada!!!

Thanks Dude!

I was trying to find out more info on carbs, but couldn't figure those out. I know some have different types of chokes tho....

Re: Greetings from Winterpeg, Canada!!!

Welcome to our friends to the north and welcome to the madhouse.

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1950 Special Deluxe /

Welcome from Saskatoon.

Shipping costs suck, but that is the price to play.

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Greetings from the Queen City!

Looks to be a Bing 12mm, as mentioned. I hear there are better carbs, for slightly more money, at any of the moped parts places online, like you mentioned.

The bendy straw is where the throttle cable goes in, and hooks under the throttle slide thing, through the spring. There is plenty of info on Bing carbs on this site. You shouldn't have any trouble.

Get it running. Don't put too much cash into it. Ride it hard, have fun!

You can make your own throttle cable if you are industrious enough.

Also, treatland is a great source for parts and more. Seriously.

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For sure lol

> 1950 Special Deluxe Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Welcome from Saskatoon.

>

> Shipping costs suck, but that is the price to play.

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Ha I saw that on Kijiji I was going to pick it up

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> Lucky Strikes Wrote:

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> Greetings from the Queen City!

>

> Looks to be a Bing 12mm, as mentioned. I hear there are better carbs,

> for slightly more money, at any of the moped parts places online, like

> you mentioned.

> Get it running. Don't put too much cash into it. Ride it hard, have fun!

>

> You can make your own throttle cable if you are industrious enough.

>

> Also, treatland is a great source for parts and more. Seriously.

I still need to get the following parts still:

- new seat or a new spring for the existing seat

- head light bucket with all new working speedo components

- kill switch to stop the engine

- wouldn't mind trying to refurbish the steering lock assembly. It's there, but I wasn't supplied with any keys

Money's tight, but little by little I want to work on this project by myself

Re: Greetings from Winterpeg, Canada!!!

The brass inlet could be soldered/brazed back together and made useful . Use silver solder .

Or , any decent hardware store should have a couple variations available for pretty cheap . Brass , plated or plastic .

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Don't bother with the steering lock, it's so flimsy it's not worth the effort.

Headlights, seats and kill switches are all generic moped parts, so just grab anything that fits.

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That's awesome you want to work on it. I wish you luck!

I would also say the steering lock isn't worth it. Just get a beefy bike or moto lock for it. Someone could always throw it in their truck, so that steering lock doesn't do anything, you have to lock it to something.

The other parts can all be aftermarket/generic. I wouldn't suggest that you try to keep it all original, unless it's worthwhile for you somehow.

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Ѭ ɞŦЯʚOluv Ѫѫ /

I was only 332.42 mi/534.98 km from you as the crow flies last weekend. I felt your presence brœdër

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Pushrod Fifty /

I figured by the title that your bike was going to have knobbies. Looks cool, you can find those parts easy enough on treats, the inlet is probably a standard straight metric thread, and you will need a fiber gasket for it, and a float bowl gasket, which you should grab a few of because they only work once, and grab a new float needle as the old one is going to leak.

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> Ѭ ɞŦЯʚOluv Ѫѫ Wrote:

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> I was only 332.42 mi/534.98 km from you as the crow flies last weekend.

> I felt your presence brœdër

> >

Peace, brother!

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> Pushrod Fifty Wrote:

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> I figured by the title that your bike was going to have knobbies.

Wait...what's wrong with knobbies haha!

Looks

> cool, you can find those parts easy enough on treats, the inlet is

> probably a standard straight metric thread, and you will need a fiber

> gasket for it, and a float bowl gasket, which you should grab a few of

> because they only work once, and grab a new float needle as the old one

> is going to leak.

Instead of trying to find replacement pieces, I'm in the midst of finding a new replacement entirely. I think I found out that seems to be "shipping" from New Jersey but.....the seller is "located" in Hong Kong. Before the alarm bells start ringing, I've sent them a msg verifying that this carb is coming from the US.

I don't really have a problem with ordering stuff from overseas as I've used Wish a few times. It's just the shipping time that sucks from China. According to the eBay posting, the carb is less than a week away from me, so there's that.

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So , money isn't very tight , as you say .

You could have had that carb back together and functioning by now .

Use old gaskets as pattern for new ones you cut from a cereal box .

Polish the float valve seat with q tips and toothpaste to a shine .

Solder the broken inlet together .

Run it . ;)

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Pushrod Fifty /

Nothing wrong with knobbies, I just figured it was a necessity that far up North.

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