peugeot TSM restoration

so i picked up a TSM in pretty rough shape the other day. i must say, upon reflection, that this puts my other rare top tank (puch cobra) to shame. that is, if it runs like they say it will. i got it pretty cheap which is good cause its going to take some bucks to get it in good working order again.

anyway, i noticed one of the front fork boots was split and to find out what kind of damage it did, i pulled off the left front fork housing (?) and found it full of a water/grease concoction. a handful of rust spots, but otherwise better than expected

i'd like to know how far down i need to pull apart the shock to get it in good working order again. how do i go about doing this? there was a very long bolt sticking out of the bottom with a nut and a few metal sleeves around the bulk of the shock that seemed to spin freely, one large one with a slit down the side. im not experienced in messing with shocks so i'd like to know if its really necessary to completely open it up.

also: i cant seem to find much of anything in the way of info on the TSM model. 50cc.nl doesnt even have it listed, was it called something different in europe? will 103 parts (cylinder kits, exhausts, etc) work with it for the most part? the cylinder and piston seem etched (it actually softsiezed on me while test riding it and the piston rings fell apart moments after this upon inspection) so i fear they (cyl and piston) may be shot and would like to just get a 70cc kit as a replacement.

any info on this weird bike would be nice

-c

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Many parts are interchangeable with the 103. All the basics are shared between the 2 bikes, save for the body and styling ofcourse.

TSM info is hard to come by.

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I have had several tsm mopeds and I have quite a few parts if you are looking. I have a gas tank side covers and a stock carb. The engine is the same as 103. I also have a 1977 103 title and badge I took off my old ped before junking. If anyone is interested. If you are in a state that requires a registeration you know how hard it is to track down the title. Title is for sale for $100.00

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im not sure, but i think its illegal to sell a title for another bike..

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Should be illegal. The vin #'s won't even match plus if you ever want to sell the moped a smart buyer would notice the vin doesn't match.

There are better(legal) ways of getting a title.

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Brendan Connolly /

hey do you have an airbox for the TSM, I have a dirt bike TSE model and I will later post a pic of my carb later. The 103 box does not fit

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Brendan Connolly /

Steves Moped has alot of TSM parts real cheap!

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Title is not for sale did not realize it was illeagel

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I have an airbox but it is the same as the 103

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TSMs used the same carb as a 103, therefore they used the same airbox.

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The TSE's however, do NOT use the same airbox.

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That's why I don't understand why he wants a TSM airbox for his TSE. It won't work.

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Brendan Connolly /

hey man, i didnt know, how many TSE's exist anyways? I measured the front of the carb and its 19mm. Thats pretty damn good for a stock gurtner carb.

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Not sure how many TSEs there are. Most likely a lot less then TSMs. Have you had any success installing some of the TSM stuff you bought from Steves??

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Brendan Connolly /

no, front fork is smaller in width, so front fender did not fit, rear fender had to have holes drille through it to mount it properly, I didnt feel like messing up a rare part, so i sent it back. And the 103 choke handle and carb box did not fit. The only thing that fits is the front wheel. Before, my TSE had 17in in the back and 19in in the front.

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