I recently was given a dead Tomos Bullet. I'm pretty sure it's a 1987 Red Bullet, but not 100% sure at all.
I'd love to get it working again, but unfortunately, a few things make such difficult:
1) I have almost no money to spend on it
2) I have almost no automotive knowledge/experience (in other words, I have no clue what i am doing!...heh)
3) I have no shop manual or reference for the moped
Now, here's the current situation:
- The last time it was successfully run was a year ago (last summer). No one has tried to start it since then until just the other day. Apparently during a large portion of the past year it was left outside in the rain, etc....at some point though, it was moved to an outdoor shed (so was still subjected to the extreme New England temperature changes, but no snow/rain).
- I put air in the tires, cleaned some of the major grime buildup, and gave it a bit of lube to some of the external clearly moving parts (chain, etc.).
- The tanks is about 1/2 full of year old fuel still.
- I try to start it up and nothing happen. Nothing at all. Nothing firing (that I can tell/hear), nada.
So, any ideas?...what are the most likely possible problems, how would I diagnose them, and how would I repair them?
Now, with my limited automotive knowledge, I figure it is quite possibly electrical, no? I have no idea if the spark plug is even firing, and that should be one of the first things I check out, no? (I don't have a spark plug socket easily available and am going to need to borrow one from a someone.) How can I check to see if it's firing if I can get it out? Just leave the cap on?...don't I need to ground it out somehow though?
A friend also mentioned that it might just be that the cylinder and piston of rusted up/siezed/stuck (esp., since it was left out in the rain)? I was told I should be able to tell by when I get the spark plug off just turning the pedals and see if I can see the piston moving?
Also, how is the old fuel? Do I need to drain the tank and put in new fuel, probably?
Lots of thanks to whoever can help!... :)