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So, I upgraded a Motobecane 50v with a MBK Magnum Racing XR engine and it's slightly slower now and smokes more at idle. Power is decent. I have narrowed the issue down to either the timing or rings(compression seems okay though). I have never timed a CDI before, but think I could do it, just need to find the correct timing measurement.It appears to be difficult to find timing information for
Ended up using a yz85 radiator. Still planning on making a better bracket for it, but this works great for now. Also got a Peugeot 103 spx front fender. It bolted right up to EBR hydro forks and doesn't interfere with the radiator.
Thanks.MLM did a great job on these side panels. The finish is amazing and gauge of the stainless steel is crazy thick. I wish they'd also make tank covers and tool box covers.The pipe is the stock one for the MBK magnum racing. Treats has them: https://www.treatland.tv/original-motobecane-black-performance-pipe-p/original-mbk-black-pipe.htm
Here's the happy maker in question:It's almost there. It runs great and just needs a few things such as the radiator, front fender, and tail light. I have most of the pieces. It's coming along well.
I decided to go with the kick-start. I did read that the glass-filled nylon housing sometimes breaks, especially with high-comp or large kits. I will keep the MBK magnum racing engine original, so I should have a relatively low risk of breakage. Plus, Treats had a great deal on a MBK kick-start unit.In terms of fitment, it didn't clear the pedal arms straight out of the box. Thankfully, the K
Nice snopeds. They look like fun.
Great news! PayPal just sent a full refund for the broken original MBK radiator. I just wanted to return it for being used/broken and not NOS, but the seller wouldn't take it back. I guess they pulled it out of a dumpster or something and didn't think it was worth the shipping cost. So, it looks like I have a broken MBK radiator now. I found a hole larger than 1/4" in the top water
Thanks so much for the help. I just snagged a sweet deal on a small dirt bike radiator, a yz85 radiator. I might grab another radiator or two just to try for the best fit. The other radiators mentioned and similar are about one tenth of the cost and better quality than the broken one I got. So, this is great.Regarding a 250 radiator on a Moped, I actually really like the idea of using a radiator o
What's a decent radiator to add to a Motobecane 50v with a MBK Magnum Racing engine? All suggestions welcome and appreciated.Side note: I ordered a "NOS original" radiator for way too much money, but was sent a non-functional broken worn out piece of junk. Basically, it leaked like crazily instantly and had at least one huge hole. It took so long to arrive that eBay's automated
Almost snagged this exact engine off eBay, but it sold.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motobecane-moby-50-orange-Moped-Engine-/224030650898?hash=item3429447212%3Ag%3A%7Ez0AAOSwlzteif46&nma=true&si=UQVaHEWdJ%252Bxj6sHCUnTYvUtIz0Q%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
Treats sent me an original Barney tape with a large order that I made over a decade ago now. Never forgot the kind thoughtfulness of that gift. Makes me smile to this day. I still play it on a boombox attached to the back of my moped with bailing wire from time to time.
HiI just installed a water-cooled MBK 51 Magnum Racing engine on a Motobecane 50V. I want to add a MBK kick-starter, however I don't know if the kick-starter would clear the pedals on a Motobecane 50v. I have to keep the pedals.Does anyone know if a MBK kick-starter would work with pedals on a Motobecane 50V?Thanks
Nice mopeds you've got there. You'll love them. I've been living with a 1977, 1978, and 1979, Motobecane for a number of years now.I've had something similar happen before. Once they got flooded, they wouldn't start until I did this: pull the plug, let the engine evaporate the gas from inside the cylinder, and put in a brand new spark plug. Then try starting it up. Also, i
Just in case if anyone finds this useful... To remove the plastic caps at the top of the forks, I used a piece of aluminum measuring approximately 9/16" and a 9/16" socket. It's a very snug fit.
Hello,Preamble:I have some EBR Hydraulic forks that have leaked from the seals on the left fork since they were first installed brand new on the moped. I contacted the retailer, the retailer contacted EBR, and I was sent new fork seals. I am thankful for that, however, I was not comfortable replacing the seals myself without any detailed instructions. I really didn't want to damage the forks.
Just got the MLM stainless steel side panels for Motobecane 50v. The quality is amazing. Love them. The metal is super thick and rugged looking. Perfect fit on a 1978 Motobecane 50v. They are a huge upgrade.If anyone from MLM is reading this, thank you. Also, please make more stainless steel parts for Motobecane.Such as stainless steel:- tank covers(the originals always get damaged)- toolbox cover