Ignition Switch

AvoidingWork /

1991 TOMOS Golden Bullet TT-LX A3 50

Took apart the engine stop switch last night.

Been having a bit of a hard time starting it.

Presumed it was just because I don't know what I am doing yet.

But, then noticed that the headlight wasn't working and when I pushed the wire tight into the engine stop switch casing it would work.

Found a bit of corosion around one of the wires. Perhaps its just the way it was sodered for a solid connection.

Ends of the wires looked a little frayed and not tight around the screws. And, the tiny little blue piece of metal that contacts with the screw to make an on/off connection didn't seem like it was making a super tight connection.

Sprayed some wd-40 to remove the corosion.

Is there a better setup for this switch?

If I mess with the wires I assume I am going to have to solder the wire connections back together?

Just curious.

Re: Ignition Switch

Reeperette /

>>Is there a better setup for this switch?<<

Probably bunches of em, that switch isn't all that good of a design, and yes, you might have to do some solder-work....still, I'd make note of what connects where and how/why it works that way first.

But I'd clean it up real good, and then re-do all the connections, were I you..

-R

Stop/Start Switch

AvoidingWork /

Hi,

put the stop/start/headlight switch back together last night after cleaning it all up.

Wrapped the ends of the wires that are exposed with a tiny bit of electrical tape too.

Just to make sure that no wires would touch each other.

The moped tried to kick over much more easily and the headlight worked.

But, now it began sending morse code.

As I twist the throttle, just past half way mark, the lights would shut off. Twist it back to the beginning and they turned on again.

Something is still loose.

So, that appears to be one problem identified.

Also, thought the 1991 TOMOS Golden Bullet had a cruise control feature. (-:

Instead, I think that the spring that twists the throttle back is not on correctly. It doesn't twist back to the beginning when you let go. I don't see a screw to remove the

How do I remove the throttle to get at that spring? Is it a spring?

After the moped ran for about 2 minutes it died.

Checked the plug.

Yup, its fouled, I think.

The previous owner disconnected the line to the oil pump and then to the intake. Sealed it up nicely too he said.

So, the fuel & oil mixture goes directly into the tank. He used to race ATV's and didn't like the concept of relying on a tiny oil pump.

Last time I thought the mixture was too lean so I added some more oil. It now looks a bit too black, wet, and sooty. Will take a photo and send it to you, eventually. Assuming I should just get a new plug. Strange looking spark plug. Has a screw cap on the top of it. Is that normal for a 1991 TOMOS? Assuming it will be available at any NAPA store?

As soon as I make some more time, I will drain the tank and try again.

Regards

Stop/Start Switch

Procrastinating Again /

Hi,

put the stop/start/headlight switch back together last night after cleaning it all up.

Wrapped the ends of the wires that are exposed with a tiny bit of electrical tape too.

Just to make sure that no wires would touch each other.

The moped tried to kick over much more easily and the headlight worked.

But, now it began sending morse code.

As I twist the throttle, just past half way mark, the lights would shut off. Twist it back to the beginning and they turned on again.

Something is still loose.

So, that appears to be one problem identified.

Also, thought the 1991 TOMOS Golden Bullet had a cruise control feature. (-:

Instead, I think that the spring that twists the throttle back is not on correctly. It doesn't twist back to the beginning when you let go. I don't see a screw to remove the

How do I remove the throttle to get at that spring? Is it a spring?

After the moped ran for about 2 minutes it died.

Checked the plug.

Yup, its fouled, I think.

The previous owner disconnected the line to the oil pump and then to the intake. Sealed it up nicely too he said.

So, the fuel & oil mixture goes directly into the tank. He used to race ATV's and didn't like the concept of relying on a tiny oil pump.

Last time I thought the mixture was too lean so I added some more oil. It now looks a bit too black, wet, and sooty. Will take a photo and send it to you, eventually. Assuming I should just get a new plug. Strange looking spark plug. Has a screw cap on the top of it. Is that normal for a 1991 TOMOS? Assuming it will be available at any NAPA store?

As soon as I make some more time, I will drain the tank and try again.

Regards

Re: Ignition Switch

Procrastinating Again too /

Also, when I go to the auto parts store or the motorcylce shop, what is the best kind of spark plug I should ask for?

Re: Ignition Switch

Reeperette /

Do a search on the Forum for "Tomos Boatload"...lotsa handy info there.

-R

« Go to Topics — end of thread

Want to post in this forum? We'd love to have you join the discussion, but first:

Login or Create Account