Looks like I may be coming into these two mopeds. Wondering which one to pursue tuning and which one to let go. I definately favor keeping the puch unless there is a more to be gained performance wise with the 103. any thoughts?
The peugeot is variated and has a FLURRY of performance parts for it.
They are a different animal altogether but for exclusivity reasons...i would keep the peugeot.
Le Resistance would be proud.
Puch is is simple, fun but also generic. Your choice.
This is where you get to decide.
Puch Newport is less finicky, lots of choices available for different tuning options. The puch will be cheaper. Solid engines. If this is your first bike I would recommend putting an E50 one speed puch engine on the bike so you would have a very simple transmission. Much easier learning timing. Much easier to "throw" parts on. This is a really good bike to learn with.
Peugeot 103 will have more moving parts, you will spend more time "aligning" things rather than just putting it in the designated spots. well designed. It's more of a bitch to work on the engine. Peugeot= fun transmission setup, which will be rewarding if you tune it, but will also make you pull out your hair. Peugeot has many tuning options, but they will be more expensive than puch, and availability is slightly less consistent. Unleashing the power will be more work and more $$. If you learn to tune a peugeot, tuning a puch will be simple as pie.
There you go.
Thanks, thats the kinda info I was looking for. Can the puch be variated? motors readily swapped?
Thanks. So that is a Newport and it is a 2 speed?
Yeah, budget tuning as this is purely hobby for me. I got other stuff to waste $ on.
looks like it can you take a picture of the other side? or just is the other side square or round. square ish= za 50 2 speed. round ish = e50 1 speed
Puch can't be variated, swapping to other puch engines is easy as pie.
It really comes down to how much effort you want to put in, If you want you can do very mild tuning and throw some fun faster parts on the puch in an afternoon... and then call it a day and ride. If this is the case then keep the two speed, and deal with it when you have problems as you go.
If you are trying to actively learn, as in not just wait for problems to arise, get an E50 for now, learn it, crack it open and see all the parts inside, and mess with the two speed later.
i would keep the 2 speed even if you are trying to actively learn just if you rebuild it make sure every thing is to torque and thickness specs. i personally would go for the pug but that is because i like none generic bikes
i'd go for the peugeot, but u should stick to the puch.
yeah advanced tuner = peugeot.
first time hobbyist = puch.
I would really keep both if you can.
I'd pick the Peugeot, variators rock!
My first bike was a peugeot, one year in and I'm still figuring it out. My friends who ride puchs say they could do just about anything to it in a weekend. French bikes are not so easy. But sometimes you get lucky. My 50v was SUPER reliable, until I wanted to try and make it reach 40mph... then all hell broke loose, haha.
weird little problems creep up, lemme tell you, haha.
With a variated 103 that's stock and runs well, throw on a performance pipe, new carb and adjust the springs and remove three balls from the clutch.... $130 for the pipe and you'll get close to 40mph I bet.
get the puch, you might burn out on mopeds if you start with a peugeot, I almost did.
Thats the 2 speed motor on the newport.
Thanks for all the great info guys. I don't have them yet. Waiting to hear from the seller who initially responded that my offer was "excellent", but wanted to reiterate that niether bike has been run in 10 or more years and may be missing parts, specifically the pedal on the puoegoet(damn my French).
That is a decent green color on the Pug. But, if this is your first moped, the puch will be easy to get going and stay going. Unless the tranny is fried... even then a motor swap would not be a big deal. A boring black Newport though, eh. Pug for beauty and rarity FTW, but, you should really take somebody with you to evaluate each and see if one is more "saveable" than the other...
yeah i must reiterate the peugeot being a bit of a challenge to get tuned and everything right. i am still having a few things creep up on me. but once you get into it you really know the bike which i really like. if you don't have a little bit of money and a lot of time go for the puch.
as everyone has said the puch will be more "plug and play", i'd personally go for the Peugeot though.
If it was a swinger 1 rigid, then maybe.
Keep the Puch, sell me the that crap peugeot.
mail me the pug
oh shit, you are in SLO?
we'll see you memorial day too if you keep your ears open. get one of them blasting
stay with the peugeot. more money for parts but the 2 speed puch can only go so far.
you can get liquid cooled kits for the peugeot, variator set ups that will blow your mind and they still make the bike just not for the usa.
I have heard as much as 17-20 hp and about 100mph can be had on them with the right set up.
keep the puch but mod the peugeot
Both bikes are fun to ride and have their own joyous attributes. You could sell the two speed Puch engine, buy a single speed engine and have enough cash leftover for a cheaper kit.
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