hey all. ok i have a 79 motobecane moby (smaller backwards-"L" looking muffler faces forward) and needless to say i'm an idiot sometimes and hop curbs and pushed it up stairs and clanged it and whatnot and now the engine block threads are stripped (me being an idiot has already been made clear). so now i just pushed the fitting back into the hole and the clamp is pretty much holding it on so essentially it's not doing anything. and whoo boy is it loud now.
so is this going to effect anything in a negative way? it seems as though i have some extra speed but that's not worth causing damage to her.
as for the seizure talk. i already kinda mentioned this in a post i just made but here goes. ok when i'm out riding for a while or after i've gone up some mean hills (mostly only happens when riding two people) the ped starts to just slow down on its own even when i'm on the accelerator almost to a standstill/stall. when this happens i just stop and give it a rest and then everything returns to normal. is this the beginning of a seizure? i've switched to putting 4 oz to 6-8oz of 2stroke to a gallon because of it.
i'm thinking i should get into the cylinder and check out the piston and stuff but that looks like a bitch to do, and ryan is our resident moped mechanic and he happens to be away at college right now so i'd have to wait for him to return. should i do this and possibly quit riding in the meantime? i don't want to but am totally willing to do so if anyone thinks this could be a major problem and needs to be checked out.
so just let me know asap if you could. thanks.