Motobecane Sebring Questions

I started the process of disassembling my $40 Sebring tonight and I have a few questions...

1. Where can I get a piston/rings set for this motor?

2. How do you remove the gas tank?

3. Why did a French moped company install an Italian motor and carb on this model bike?

Tonight I was able to unstick the piston, remove the cylinder and head, and removed and disassembled the carb. I'm definitely going to try to get this baby running again. It's just too nice a bike to part out.

TIA,

Larry

Re: Motobecane Sebring Questions

chuck russo va /

can u post a pic of it, i really like sebring's but cant ever find one for a decent price

Re: Motobecane Sebring Questions

I'm not much help with your questions, but I also think it's odd that this is the only Motobecane model with the Morini engine on it. Considering that Motobecanes have nearly the exact same engine on their many models over the years, I don't know why they went with the Morini on the Sebring.

I would imagine that you can get parts from any of the regular places. Check the "recommended moped shops" article. I'd start with Handy Bikes, as I know they had a large selection of NOS Motobecane parts when I needed them last.

simon

Re: Motobecane Sebring Questions

From what I remember, Motobecane was one of the few moped manufactures in the late 70's - early 80's that did not have a top tank model. These were bought and rebadged by Motobecane from Motor Marini. It gave them 1 top tank model in the fleet.

Re: Motobecane Sebring Questions

That makes sense. Good to know - thanks for the info.

simon

Re: Motobecane Sebring Questions

Here you go Chuck...It's got some rust from sitting in a barn for over 15 years, but it's all there. I've already disassembled the top half of the engine. Hopefully, someone will have the replacement piston and rings. If I can get the motor running, I'm gonna repaint the gas tank, the rear fender and the frame and replace all the chrome.

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Re: Motobecane Sebring Questions

chuck russo va /

pretty good deal for 40 bucks...maybe put some maxu handle bars on it...and sand it down and give it the krylon touch and it would be a nice bike...mopedjunkyard sells parts for that motor

Re: Motobecane Sebring Questions

I'm gonna put the shiny black handlebars from the '98 Tomos Targa on it. I'm waiting to hear back from the Moped Junkyard re. the parts. They are not as easy to procure as I had hoped. Hopefully, Joe will come through for me. A few cans of Auto Paint and it should be pretty decent looking again.

Larry

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