I got my first Moped, well, a noped. A Targa. $200 bucks, with a helmet. There were about 30 of the Targas for sale, a total of five were running. They ranged from 300 miles to 20,000 miles. Out of the five that ran, the one I got ran the best. Didn't stall, started right back up first kick. It running was a big condition, seeing as I had to ride it to get it back home. If that weren't the case, I would have gone with a lower mileage one. Mine has 10,5xx miles on it. No lights work, which is an easy fix. Brakes work, runs alright (some oil coming out of the exhaust right now).
I rode it around backroads near my house for a good hour or so today. Top speed on flat road was just under 30 (according to the speedo, which I don't completely trust.) Uphill was an average of 15 mph on fairly steep hills, I got it up to 35 down a steep hill. Not bad. Shifting feels alright (No basis for comparison, though). It shifts, without any clunking or anything.
All in all, I don't think it was a bad deal. Here are my plans right now: CLEAN EVERYTHING!! I'm taking it apart and cleaning the crap out of it. Carb, exhaust, etc. Any suggestions or tips? I could use some guidance! I'm also going to be completely rewiring all of the lights and horn (horn works, BTW! Score!) and connecting them to a 12v 7.4 Ah battery that for now I will charge via a plug, but soon will be solar charged. The existing wiring has been chopped to hell, taped, etc. It can all go.
On a bike this old (maybe you can tell me the year, I have no idea), what would you suggest? I don't know if I'm going to go with a displacement kit. But definitely a new Chain, sprockets, maybe exhaust. New plug, wire, upjet a little. Clean out the carb, etc.
Here's my questions:
What size chain should I get?
What would you suggest for front and rear sprockets?
What kind of spark plug would you suggest?