I am just about at the end of my rope with this moped. It is completely my fault, but I hope someone out there has a solution. What I should have gotten was a common moped with some common parts needed, and little work to get it going. Something with a goddamn manual available for that exact model.
What I got was a Manet Puch Korado. Frame. With most of the parts. Problem is, every damn part I have to get almost but doesn't quite fit. No one has the parts for this thing. I am fed up.
Petcock needed to be replaced, no one has one. Order one for maxi, doesn't fit. Ended up half-assing one that seems to be too long, now that I get the engine mounted. Got the engine without too much problem. Got carb. Visions of riding dance in my head. But no, now I figure out the drive chain is needed. Order and wait. Looking for crank arms, not much luck. Order muffler, carb, seat, seat post....wait, and wait, and wait. They didn't send them out until 7 or 8 days after I payed for them, plus the float bowl is stripped. All of this ignores the major issue, the !()#&$#! front wheel. No one can fix it (warped). No one has a replacement. Finally I get a Tomos bullet wheel, but every fucking thing on it is just a little different. Axle is too short. Brake assembly is different. Speedometer is different. Finally thought I had it mounted, and now the wheel won't turn. Maybe I should just consult the manual, oh wait, there ain't one.
This thing is only sucking away my time and money now. I got a job, I don't need a second one running back and forth to the hardware store trying to find 15 year old metric weird ass czech nuts and bolts.
All I wanted was something to hop on and ride around the neighborhood, not a new goddamn way of life.
I now have the Frame, with almost everything someone smarter that me would need to make it go, including e50 engine, 14mm bing carb, tomos bullet front wheel, muffler, new tires and tubes, new drive chain, gasket set, including muffler gasket, seat, seat posts x 2(of course i had to custom fit one because it was different). Maxi petcock, cocked up homemade petcock, fuel line and filter with clamps.
Would all of this be tradeable for a simple common running goddamn moped?