hi. ive been fixing up a 1977 puch maxi and i have just a few questions before i'll have it running exactly how i'd like. first:
my back brakes wont work and its the only thing i used an old cable for. its pretty worn out and seems to b e stretched out even, but when i hooked them up they worked really well at first. now, they still pull the brake and it seems to be working fine, but the wheel wont stop. any clues? also, the guy helping me fix the bike hooked it up so the front brake is on the left and the rear brake is on the right, ive always heard that it goes the other way around. does it make any difference?
also, do most mopeds have turn signals? or is it all done with hands?
we've gotten my moped to run great but now i dont know how to turn it off when it runs. i dont have a killswitch but i have an on/off switch which i tried turning to off while it was running but it did nothing. so then i shut off the gas valve and still nothing. i let it run a little bit and then we pulled out the spark plug and of course that made it stop. do i need to get a kill switch or just a new on/off switch. i called my moped shop and he said puchs dont have on/off switches but mine definitely does.. its just old and has no cover.
and lastly, my tank was pretty rusty on the inside and filled with gunk and we let it sit with spray rust etcher but i dont think we put enough inside. so we flushed it out with gas until the gas ran out clear. we cleaned out the fuel valve and it started flowing great. but then, the fuel valve got clogged again, and we cleaned it out again and flushed the tank again until it ran fine, then it got clogged again, and the people i was working with said i should just get a new fuel valve. should i do this or just try to clean the tank out better?
if anyone can get me answers to any of these questions it would help so much! thank you all.