running mopeds are boring...

my moped has been running without incident for like six months now, and im getting really tired of this reliability.

it used to be id have to get up early every morning and fiddle with the carburateor to get it to run, but now i just walk out, kickstart it once and off i go. i havent even changed a sparkplug in months. the gas tanks clean, the exhaust is clear, carb doesnt leak, all the lights work and it does 33mph.

what kind of shit is this??

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You must have gotten rid of your Jawa.

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mine is like that and i still go out and screw with it

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haha, yes i did sell the jawa.

this is one of those damn puch e50 engines. piece of shit.

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buy a minarelli powered ped and it would be even more reliable

if you want to have to screw with it to get it running every day but a french ped

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the frence? please

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french

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methuen eh i live like 50 yards from methuen

where you out riding i never seen another ped around

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hahhahhhahahaa this is good times.

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You just complained about it being reliable. I think the laws of moped dictate that it should now blow up on you. Problem solved.

running mopeds are boring...

Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens /

Put a kit on it. Jim

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working on french mopeds is sexy

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yeah maybe if a girl is working on them

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ya maybe a motobecane is sexi if a guy is working on them

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find a hobo. give him youre adress. tell him that you want him to go there every morning at the crack of dawn. leave your garage door open, with your toolbox next to your moped. tell him he can use whatever tool he wants to unbolt, cut, break, twist, remove, damage, or pilfer something on your moped. Leave a ham sandwich and $5 in the box, and that is his daily payment. This way, every morning you will go out to your bike there will be a new dent, bolt missing, cut wire, snapped sidecover, cut fuel line, etc for you to fix!

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my express has never run better, which doesnt make sense because i dont really take THAT good of care of it. it used to take like 15 kicks to get it started, but today i walked outside and it started on the first kick. it even idles perfectly now for the most part. there is one new problem though, a pretty severe oil leak.

i dont get why it runs better now. seems like it should run WORSE than ever.

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mine runs great but its not boring i cant leave anything alone i have to fuck with things all the time

i had to make a new ghetto pipe today cause i didnt like the sound of the other one

tomorrow il take apart the good running engine and match the case ports to my ported cylinder

il finish my homemade intake and put on my adjustable 17mm scooter carb

my peds are always a work in progress every day gut to change something

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mopeds are not sexy the girl riding them and working on them is

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

I know what you mean, my Open Road hasn't broken down in over a month. It even went the distance with the Puddle Cutters saturday Anniversary ride (almost 60 miles). What I'm doing now is, looking for another ped to keep my fingernails greasy for a few months. Anybody in Portland have a basket case ped to sell so I'll have something to do. Riding is fun, but fixing is more fun.

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

bumping my first post.

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punkrock randy /

Damn, your first post is almost a teenager now

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A very apt topic for me right now. I have a bunch of running bikes that ok only need minor BS. I'm about to bite the bullet on another project but I dont really have the cash to sink into it right now. Moped dilemmas.

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

I agree with you that fixing was more fun than riding several years ago, but now that I’m older, riding is now much more fun than fixing.....lol

> Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Wrote:

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

> I know what you mean, my Open Road hasn't broken down in over a month.

> It even went the distance with the Puddle Cutters saturday Anniversary

> ride (almost 60 miles). What I'm doing now is, looking for another ped

> to keep my fingernails greasy for a few months. Anybody in Portland have

> a basket case ped to sell so I'll have something to do. Riding is fun,

> but fixing is more fun.

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Pushrod Fifty /

You could always crash it if you want instant repairs to do, the faster you go into a stone wall, the more fun the fixing will be.

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> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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

> I agree with you that fixing was more fun than riding several years ago,

> but now that I’m older, riding is now much more fun than fixing.....lol

>

> > Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Wrote:

>

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

>

> > I know what you mean, my Open Road hasn't broken down in over a month.

>

> > It even went the distance with the Puddle Cutters saturday Anniversary

>

> > ride (almost 60 miles). What I'm doing now is, looking for another ped

>

> > to keep my fingernails greasy for a few months. Anybody in Portland

> have

>

> > a basket case ped to sell so I'll have something to do. Riding is fun,

>

> > but fixing is more fun.

Agree with this 100%! Why I'm also getting into scooters, and hopefully soon electrics! But my gas bikes run very well, and that does not bore me a bit! :)

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Nothing more reliable than my motobecanes and I love it.

Nothing worse than checking for spark, fuel flow, etc. everyday it seemed just to ride. My Motobecanes, If i forget to turn off the petcock, there isn't a puddle of gas when I go back out to it. Thats 4 Motobecanes that dont betray me, and Im thankful

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

I wonder which hedge fund has been short selling the Puch...

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Welcome to 1978

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punkrock randy /

I’ve gotta get the Spree running better. Mostly just at startup, which I believe the bystarter shite is to blame.

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Charles Fowler /

This is totally true. Got my old yard sale Tomos running great and I’m bored. It’s so dead on 😂😂

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