Who has done a full restoration?

Alright post some pics of a restoration you did, im not looking for high performance peds with lots of work into them, show me your classic restorations! original peds

1) How long did it take you?

2) what did you have to fix?

3) (If your comfortable) what did it run you?

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my buddy did a super nice 1980 express from the gorund up, main things wrong were battery of course, tires, seals, petcock and paint, he had it custom painted a teal color with the white accents, original 482 miles on it, it actually for sale right now

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I really doubt there have been many 'concours' type restorations on a moped. Certainly not in the moped army circles (to my knowledge).

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My first bike I got for $50 in a bar. It didn't run, tires were flat spokes loose and broken. The piston was rust seized, the crank was rust seized the carb was a softball of sh@t. It took about two years to get it to this point-

Now it has a Gilla, phbg 21, 3 shoe lightened clutch, CDI, LED HID lights, long seat, etc...

I wish I had a before pic. This is not what it looks like today, I can't stop working on it!!!!!! I need therapy!

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Originally it was half semi metallic red/ half rust.

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John Joedicke /

50 buck basket case literally. One winter restoration. 1974 Casal Boss manual 2 speed.

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I have a casal k196 that I am thinking about restoring. Did you do any performance mods to yours?

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Here is a pic

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Its alot of tlc. Yes it takes money if you plain on changing colors and updating hareware and such other things..

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Yea, zundapp engine .. cs50... checkit

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'76 Mobylette, near completion in this pic. I had not yet received my new variator from '77 at that point. It mostly happened over half of the summer. It was purchased seized, covered in silver rattle can and hanging from a tree. The crappy rattle can actually preserved the original paint and a fair amount of the chrome.

Repairs made:

used Seat

New Cables

new sheathing for the wiring

new cylinder/piston

new crank bearings

new seals

new tires

new side covers

new leg shields

new saddle bags

new driven pulley bearings

used tire pump

new variator

new handle grips

cleaned, greased and adjusted wheel bearings

SHA carb

MBK cdi

This project, including the price of the bike ran just over $600 The carb and CDI were done to improve it's reliability. and obviously the money that went into the white wall tires, leg shields and saddle bags was extra that you certainly would not need to spend.

Notice the rust at the bottom of the fender strut, I've fixed that too since this was taken.

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are you 100% sure cause I just found a 70cc kit for a cs50 on 50cc.nl

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Those are sweet!

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I love that K196. I have never seen one of those before. Thats one sweet bike.

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i'll have my restore of an 87 motomarina sebring done with in the next 2 weeks

await before and afters

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When I was working at the Suzuki shop, a guy came in with a fully restored FA50 with a vintage exhaust pipe on it. It was one of the cleanest bikes I've ever seen. Also one of the oddest bikes to restore.

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Hi everyone:

Tomos ST A35 , 1995

I bought this ped for $20, The only problem that had was the magneto that was really rusty, and the carb was dirty, everything else was working. But I was looking for a little more of power and a better look.

I installed a 70cc Eurocylinder, biturbo, carb and up jet, NGK cable, air filter, new tires, shoks, cables, lights, turn signals covers, welgo BMX style pedals, and pedals cranks, gas cap with lock, grips, speedo, sport mirrors, custom upholstered seat, and custome paint.

There is not too much difference between the models ST, only a few thing change by year, that is why I kept the look of the weels, the turn signals, and the book rack, these are very particular to the year 95'.

To be honest, it tooks me about nine months to put all together, and about $800.

Hope you like the before and after guys...!

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This is the before of the Tomos ST color charcoal..! That was the day I started with the restoration...

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I bought a Puch Sport MKII in REALLY bad shape. It was ok aesthetically, but mechanically, it was a wreck.

New Tires

New Cylinder

New Head

New Connecting Rod

New Crank Bearings

De-rusting of crank webs

De-rusting of crank case

replacement of transmission cover bearings

Puck replacement

First gear slipper bearing replacement

Seized Cylinder

Leaking Gas tank (not petckock... I filled the bottom of the frame with JB weld to fix it).

Minor cosmetic stuff

New carb

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I am currently restoring two Mobylettes, a 1961 AU85 (pictured) and a 1965 AU88. I just started both restos.

The AU85 I found in my backyard. The AU88 I purchased from a student in Paris. Both machines are complete.

How much time depends on what you need to do to the vehicle. I am doing only what is needed, I am not tearing down the engines, etc. unless absolutely necessary.

Your top expenses will probably be as follows:

Spares: try to buy a complete machine that has all the orginal parts. Paying and shipping for individual missing parts adds up.

Work done by others: don't be intimidated, try to do as much as possible yourself, just go slow on the tear-down and use a lot of liquid wrench (and time) so you don't break things.

Re-chroming is also hugely expensive.

Jump into it, you will learn a lot.

T.O.

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John Joedicke /

Totally stock as from the factory.

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how fast does she go mine does about 30

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General Jackson /

it's a looker too! i'm jealous of the seafoam green color.

i gotta take some pics of my "restores."

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Stumbled across this old thread while trying to get ideas for one of my next restorations. Just finished this bad boy. Completed over the course of 2 months with roughly 40-50 hours of labor involved.

-$500 or so in parts and paint

-50cc Airsal T6, bike already had 14mm carb/intake

-Tecno stock looking exhaust

-35mph cruising speed @ high elevation

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and of course before and during pics:

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Nice job!

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Captain Janeway /

@ Mike

really nice job! Love that you got the paint and chrome back in good shape!

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> Ryan Durepo Wrote:

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

> my buddy did a super nice 1980 express from the gorund up, main things

> wrong were battery of course, tires, seals, petcock and paint, he had it

> custom painted a teal color with the white accents, original 482 miles

> on it, it actually for sale right now

that thing is amazing. Great work on that (edited)

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Shelly over at Sunday morning mopeds did some really nice restorations.

https://vintagemopeds.net

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Thomas Timmermann /

$20.00 Barn Find, Took some liberties on paint choice and replaced the plastic covers with aluminium. Waiting for 1 or 2 pieces of hardware then it's off to a forever home.

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