moped maintenance 101

I've had a Sparta Buddy for about 6 years now - I've ridden it several x's and had a pal adjust it for me when minor issues have popped up. It's time for me to gather some tools and understand just what makes this buddy run and well.

a list of basic tools and a good manual for starters and some youtube vids someone might be able to point me in the right direction.

I want to shed the nickname - small engine killer <

It's time

Thanks,

John

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watch your buddy and ask him specifics.

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Yeah, My bud is not around.

I reckon I'll watch the tutorials here and pick up what I can thanks

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check out the pinned post at the top of the repair forum topic list

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Pushrod Fifty /

Find a service manual download and get some basic tools. Change the spark plug, adjust and lube the chain to start.

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Your bike is metric. So get a good set of metric wrenches, sockets, and hex tools.

Read lots of stuff on here. Most questions are asked 100 times so you will probably find your answer. If not start a thread in the appropriate section.

Most of all. Have fun.

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First off, your bike has a Sachs 504 engine. Most likely the "a" variant. Sachs engines are very simple, and it's a great bike to understand the inner workings of a 2t..

The Sachs 505 is the same engine but the pedal shaft is integral to the engine, while yours is separate...the 505 was available with the "d" variant engine, a different cylinder and longer crank stroke gave the bike much more power. More than enough with good reliability...the good news is I believe that your engine cases are compatible with most 505 parts. Soo you could run a d top end I think.

Sadly, the clutches on Sachs engines are the weak link. Unlike other makes like Puch, motobecane....the clutch cannot handle the power of increased displacement...so if you want to up the bike to 70cc, your in for a world of hurt.

Also, your bike was actually designed for a Puch e50 engine. Look at your engine mounts, if there is an adapter bracket you can remove it and run any Puch moped engine. Much simpler clutch design and can hold alot more power if you ever wanted to tune the bike.

Phew, anyway read the general articles in the wiki here. And check out the Sachs page for engine specifics...

You need a basic metric socket set, some wrenches. A nut driver handle for your sockets, it's nice to use a socket like a screwdriver when you need to....... A multimeter is good to have too

Feel free to hit the pm button below my post to send a private message if you need help with wrenching. I have alotta Sachs experience (edited)

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This post is so me.... I love mopeds, i'm just a hack when it comes to the fixing part of it. Im blessed and grateful to have a buddy that bails me out when I have mechanical issues

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Emil Kniemel /

If you've never done anything before, this old video is silly but I found it useful if not entertaining:

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> Aaron Blair Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Also, your bike was actually designed for a Puch e50 engine. Look at

> your engine mounts, if there is an adapter bracket you can remove it and

> run any Puch moped engine. Much simpler clutch design and can hold alot

> more power if you ever wanted to tune the bike.

Wrong Foxi. This is a Foxi GT Sport / Sparta Buddy

you're thinking of the KTM/Foxi Deluxe Automatik

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Jeremy Homser /

Yup no e50 mounts on that model only on the ktm foxi bikes.

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