So my girl bought this 1976 ciao in the spring for over $250, only to find out the engine had been left many years without a plug in it.
It was toast.
I spent the last couple months getting it ready for her to ride, when out of no where motobrokane sells her a spree and bam, no moped needed.
I bought an Engine from a 1980 Vespa Grande that was being parted out, According to seller it only had 400 miles on it.
I got new tubes from Zippy Mopeds and put on a decent set of tires from another ped I had laying around.
New Petcock from 1977mopeds, new fuel line and inline fuel filter.
Rear Wheel is VARIATED, it's from a GRANDE. (Duel Variation! hell yeah!)
I cleaned and rebuilt the Rear wheel Transmission with new seals and new fluids.
New Wooddruff Keys all around.
I inspected the brakes, clutch and piston, all in perfectly good shape.
I rode her around for over an hour last night, she tops out at 25 for now and shes running rough, I see 30 in the future.
She won't idle on the stand. I cleaned the card, replaced jets, etc. Spark is strong. She just needs some time I can't give her at the moment.
She dies at stop signs, but will start right back up with pedaling and throttle.
Where she needs help:
Rear wheel needs to be trued. Totally Ridable, but it'd be nice and 1977 can do it once their boy gets back on his feet.
Mission Decomp cable but still starts up with a little leg muscle
Rear light is busted. The tail light may need some attention. I'm including a bicycle tail light.
The Whole idle situation, mentioned above.
Orange in color, classic Ciao look. Has rust but not a ton, more on the bars, a few dents here and there.
No side covers.
SHE IS REGISTERED AND COMES WITH TITLE AND PLATE! Woo Hoo!
I'm moving to the mission on Monday, and she needs to be gone, or else I would fix her.
I would also consider trading my 58mph GPS confirmed Peugeot 103, (Kit, Doppler, CDI, Malossi, 19mm phbg etc.)over $1100 invested, and this ciao for something bad ass. i.e magnum, maxi that is sick.
I only need one bike.
I've spent a good chunk of change getting this puppy ridable and I'm looking for around $450 obo. Listed for $500 for CL suckers.
I know this price is high, but I pay $1150 a month for a tiny studio in SF, prices are higher here. $200 peds in ohio, people pay $600 a month for a house.
Not trying to offend anyone. If the price is too high, make me an offer or don't respond.
Ciao comes with extra rotten engine, and lots of other parts.
Let me know!