Yea, i don't think he's going to get a trade for a running moped, possibly another project.
What's your budget for this build OP? id say your looking at around 150-200$ minimum to get it running and driving.
Id imagine that as well, however im poorer than dirt rn due to other projects. I think I only have like 21 dollars but I am trying to get money wherever possible for it.
ah, makes sense.
id say it's going to take a while, but they made millions of those Motobecanes, you'll find parts no problem, just the cost is a bit high.
Yeah I'm already feeling that when I look online
https://www.mopedjunkyard.com/ might have used stuff cheaper, i know i got a 20$ gear reducer from him for my junk demm once, fast shipping and good service.
I'll have to look there, thanks for the info!
yup, good luck! that Motobecane should be a fun one once you get the parts for it
I cant wait
Just sell it. It cost me an arm and a leg to restore mine.
> Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Wrote:
> Just sell it. It cost me an arm and a leg to restore mine.
I agree Just sell it you could possibly get enough money to buy one that is more complete!
Yeah that bike is like $400 bucks away from being a $250 bike, as in, it's worth -$150
Depending on the market in your area you'd be way better off selling it and finding something complete. The av88 uses different controls and everything, it's going to be a pain in the ass.
The market here sucks. I've also been told ill never get it running which means I have to. I might not get it done now but I will at some point
> Graham Motzing Wrote:
> Yeah that bike is like $400 bucks away from being a $250 bike.
Sad to say that the biggest allure for the Series 88 is that it has classic styling and lines. Minus that, it has a lot of esoteric parts that don't necessarily match similar AV7/AV10 moby's.
I'm gonna just go out on a limb and say that if a $50 parts order is a roadblock, you should consider unloading the bike before you sink the money in, and take that return and grab something a little less particular about parts.
Its only hard for me bc I lost my job and the virus I do have the money I need waiting for me, I just need to collect it at somepoint.
Take it from me... I LOVE bringing dead mopeds back to life. Im pretty new to mopeds, but I have built, modified, raced cars for several years. Mopeds are the same just on a smaller and much cheaper scale.
Its all of the small stuff that will absolutely kill your budget. Cables, wiring, coil, petcock, fuel line, filter, brake levers, carb, carb jets, etc. Not one single part is too awfully expensive on a moped. But it all adds up rather quickly!
With all respect. If you have to save up to buy a $50 engine, your in the wrong hobby. I agree with the several other posts. You should toss that thing on the marketplace and see if you could trade it for something more complete and more common.
For example. I have a Sachs clone that runs and rides great. I would trade you no problem if you were closer. Its not worth a ton of money but its in great shape and ready to ride. Surely someone local to you is looking for a new moneypit.
It sat up there for $20 for four weeks. I got it for free but what does that tell you. I have the money I just have to collect. This is how its been with my truck im fixing as well, but thats almost done anyway. Right now with the moped I'm really just after the engine atm since thats been the hardest thing for me to find
Pm me so we can work out details.
Lol dude is in new Jersey... Probably the best possible place, you'll get a fair price for that selling it to someone in the NY market, and you can easily scoop a ratty tomos for $200
I have one just like that. I've been "Working" on it for like 10 years, mostly because I can't find the time to mess with it. I buy a piece here and there when something pops up for a price I want to pay. I don't need it done by any certain time, so it doesn't bother me.
> Pushrod Fifty Wrote:
> pm sent- V50 engine with good compression.
Exhaust is pretty easy to come by.
I would imagine. He had mentioned earlier that it just needed a carb and variator and that was it hence why I asked.
ummm, quit while your ahead. ill be the second to state, " you'll never get it running" just work on your truck it be waaaaaayyy easier to get runnin.
Sometimes never having worked on a moped makes Motobecanes easier to work on, my first was one and I had no idea they were odd as I had never worked on another brand. :) Have the manual, have the parts, don't think, just do and it could surprise you, just do what the manual says, it does not make sense, but nothing French does.
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