In this thread I plan to ask questions, show pictures, make updates, and generally be a great guy.
Let's start it off with some background: I bought a 2000(?) Avanti SuperSport in Burke, VA today, at 1:00 PM, and brought it home by 2. I've taken off the side panels, and generally gotten to know the beast. Initially I was very impressed with it.
Here's a photo: http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/7260/avanti5oe.jpg
(the sidepanels are off for the time being)
Now I have a couple of problems that I would greatly appreciate some help with. I need to know what this coupler (http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/6682/avanticonnector7cl.jpg) is supposed to attach to. i can't find anything to connect it to. I'd really appreciate a description and picture from anyone that has one on hand.
The clutch, which nees a replacement handle (no biggie) does not seem to catch. Even after pushing the clutch arm back all the way, cranking the pedals does not turn the engine. I can spin the flywheel, which cranks the piston, but I can't get the clutch to engage. What is most likely broken? How can I troubleshoot? Also, how far back does the clutch arm need to swivel to engage the clutch? (pictures preffered, but diagrams are ok too) So I can adjust the clutch cable accordingly.
It seems like my moped has had some 'aftermarket rewiring' done to it. Though I really doubt it was stolen some time in its history, I have to ask: does anyone recognize this 'ped?
Thank you all very much for your responses and attention.. I know my ego needs it.