1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

kelly kissman /

I'm about to purchase a 1980 Sebring. It turns over and has compression, but has no spark. Before I purchase I want to make sure I can either repair the potential problem or be able to find the potential part (pretty much hoping I can find that part on treatland. Anyone have any information to share? Also, I'm expecting to rebuild or replace the carb. I've seen videos that had Sebrings with SHA carbs. Does the 1980 use the SHA too? (edited)

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

I don't want to be negative, but I will say GOOD LUCK, and that mopeds are more than just one problem. They require an extreme amount of time, sacfirice and commitment to get them to move. That's my experience with french mopeds.

I just have to have to say that. Be ready.

Second, in terms of parts, go to treatland.tv

Best moped parts store. Up in Norcal, see if they have the parts you want.

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

^ Sebring's are not as obnoxious as say a 50v, I would grab it, they are nice bikes.

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

You'll figure it out. Clean the points, check the kill switch, possibly replace the condenser.

Don't buy a rust bucket. Your already gonna need new tires, engine seals, possibly brake pads even on a good looking bike

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

kelly kissman /

https://mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?2,4339362

This is the one... doesn't appear to be a rust bucket.

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

GET IT - no spark is often a easy solve because it has the blue wire scheme for the US market. The exciter coil for the ignition also powers the tail light, ground that wire and hardwire the tail light and the headlight for all the time lights. Also a tuneup and you are on the road...

Well - what are you waiting for...

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

kelly kissman /

Deal's done. Just waiting to drive there this weekend... 600 miles round trip.

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

Wow! 600 miles for a Sebring! YOU are my kind of person! You will love the big strong Sebring, as compared to a lot of wimpy step-thrus.

Easy to work on the Morini or Minarelli engines. Yours should be a Morini.

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

kelly kissman /

From what I can tell it's a Morini M1.

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

kelly kissman /

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

> kelly kissman Wrote:

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> From what I can tell it's a Morini M1.

So the intake is mounted to the case and not the cylinder? Does the starter clutch lever operate a lever on top of the right side engine cover?

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

Moped Lar (OFMC) /

> kelly kissman Wrote:

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> Deal's done. Just waiting to drive there this weekend... 600 miles round

> trip.

60 miles is my limit!

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> ^ Sebring's are not as obnoxious as say a 50v, I would grab it, they are

> nice bikes.

haha my Peugeot 102 and Motobecane 50V have scarred me for life!

Glad you got it OP.

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

kelly kissman /

yes, it's a case reed valve engine. And the clutch lever thing, I don't know.

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

kelly kissman /

what does the Sebring use as a CDI?

Re: 1980 Motobecane/Motomarini Sebring NO Spark

That's the single speed, M1 ………..great engine! Kit it with 60 cc and put a pipe on it.

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