Puch info

Steve Pollock /

I just picked up a '79 Puch Magnum II the other day which has seen it's share of neglect. I cleaned the carb, drained the old fuel, and replaced the fuel line. With a little effort it started up and ran. I notice while it was running that there seemed to be a lot of play in the drive sprocket. I could see it moving in and out about 1/4" while I reved the bike. Is this normal? I also noticed a similar amount of in and out play on the pedals. What do you guy's think?

Also, do most people use the oil injection or bypass it and pre-mix fuel?

Thanks,

Fritz

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my pedals always did that also, i never worried about it. i would advise installing an inline fuel filter between your petlock, and carb. it helps tremendously to keep dirt/rust out of your carb.

most people bypass the oil injection because of reliablity, but i've never had a problem. i always add some two-stroke to my tank anyway though. some people like the injection for convenience......stopping at a gas station, and just filling up............

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Some play in both of those areas is normal. 1/4 inch is a bit much though. The freewheel sprocket is not a precision piece like you would find on a bicycle. Corner cutting at its finest

Chris MWH

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Steve Pollock /

thanks for the information guys. Paul - I did put an inline filter in. Luckily I had one laying around from an older project. Chris - 1/4" was just an estimate bit it is probably close to that measurement. I haven't had the chance to ride the ped yet so I guess that will shed some more light on the issue.

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Steve Pollock /

I was also wondering...the ped is a '79 Puch and it has a Huret (sp?) speedo on it. I thought Puch had there own speedo's? Is this something somebody threw on it?

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yes, puch had their own. the speedo probabley went bad on it, and was replaced with your current.

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Huret is Motobecane's speedo...that's wierd.

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