New Honda Aero 50

I bought a 1983 Honda Aero 50. Basically, since the battery is dead, it will kick-start, but if cold, only after pulling a wheelie with the bike and holding it there for 10-15 seconds and then putting it down. After warmed up it runs fine and re-starts easily. I have little to no experience/ knowledge about engines.

1. could anyone give me a reasonable ballpark price it might cost to have a mechanic at the local Honda motorcycle/ scooter dealership tune up/ clean up the engine that already runs but is old and has trouble starting.

2. are there any good resources about how to fix/ maintain moped engines with diagrams and explainations of how things work? i am very eager to learn and would love to be able to do it myself.

Thanks for your advice.

Kevin O

New Honda Aero 50

Here's a start.

http://www.mopedarmy.com/resources/articles/fredsguide/

Also, here's some info on how engines work.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/two-stroke.htm

And how a carb works

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question377.htm

This should get you started.

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Don Pflueger /

and you can ask this question here, www.scooterbbs.com where you will get better answers since it is a scooter. not saying bryans answers were bad.

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I actually started to tell him that it's a scooter, but then realized that I was in a good mood and the stuff I gave him is universal. to both anyways. :)

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haha wow i really am a newbie dumbass.... well i'm learning. now i know the difference btwn a scooter and a moped.

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Don Pflueger /

yep it was a good answer just like i said.

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Don Pflueger /

yea there's a big difference.

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well since i'm here...what exactly are the big differences. as far as i can tell, basically a moped has pedals and starts by pedaling and popping a clutch right? any advantages you could give for moped over scooter?

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Don Pflueger /

the only similarities are engine displacement on some scooters. most scooters are larger than 50cc. mopeds are less than 50cc. mopeds are actually bicycles with a helper motor. scooters are technically motorcycles.

The conversion

Ha Ha Donp I know what you're trying to do LOL.Be nice.LOL.Jim

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