Re: Kinetic TFR Fixer Upper

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Hello! There seems to be more Kinetic TFRs out there than I thought. I picked one up myself with a busted headlamp assembly.

A little history on what I have learned about these mopeds. The company that built these mopeds stopped making them maybe around 2001 and started making car parts for the Indian car market. That's why there seems to be a shortage of replacement parts, unless used.

The drivetrain is somewhat of a copy of a Vespa Ciao. Although I've heard not all parts will interchange.

Mine is currently down for repairs. I think the starter clutch is what's locking the engine up on mine. Treatland sells some Kinetic parts but seems most of what that are showing they seem to be out of.

Here's the wiki on Kinetics:

http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Kinetic

As far as the busted headlamp assembly goes. These are supposed to fit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOPED-HEADLIGHT-PUCH-TOMOS-PEUGEOT-KINETIC-HERO-YUMBO-/290478758625?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43a1e21ae1&vxp=mtr

Here's my modification.

I took some alumnium and made a bracket and mounted a 5" driving lamp in it's place. I used an LED H3 bulb for fear the 55 watt halogen might overload the electrical system. I mounted a universal moped horn to one of the allen bolts. I drilled the brackets that the headlamp originally went to and mounted my turn signals there.

My tank and petcock valve was trashed up. I put some Evapo Rust in mine and let it sit for three days. Flushed it out with water then kerosene. I used a lawnmower filter to catch any more crap that breaks loose. And replaced the petcock valve with a 1/8" NPT ball valve. As long as you put enough Lock-Tite on the threads, it shouldn't leak.

More pics:

http://s222.photobucket.com/user/turbofiat/library/#/user/turbofiat/library/Kinetic%20moped?sort=6&page=0&_suid=14069229625490930845428622709

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