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They should've added more dinosaurs in the background during the Mos Eisley scene.
I have a bit of a grudge against Salute Your Shorts because it ruined the end of Citizen Kane for me. But it also taught me that a giraffe has a black tongue... a big... black... tongue.I still regularly talk about awful waffles and being roasted, toasted, and burnt to a crisp.
Did you ever figure out which jet worked best for you? I'm currently tuning the exact same setup as you, so I'm curious. Thanks.
"I go to Indianapolis every year to see the Indy 500. I go there with friends who drive in the race. Every year when they go there to qualify, they usually have to go as fast as they possibly can to get a front row position. They put nitro in their cars sometimes, instead of the fuel that's intended to be in their cars, so that their cars will go faster. And they do. For five or ten laps
The tube might not be the problem. How does the inside of your rim look? Do you have a good rim strip or rim tape in there to keep it from popping the tube? Have you tried a new tire? Something might be stuck in it that keeps popping the tube. Are you careful putting the tire on, or might you be popping the tube with the tire spoons?
If you have the old belt, just take it into NAPA and get them to find an equivalent.If not, you might try visiting the websites for French moped shops (check the shop links in the wiki) and see if you can find a replacement there with a part number or dimensions listed so you know the size.Also, http://www.bibliotobec.org/ has service/parts manuals for a lot of motobecane mopeds. Unfortunately, th
That's PERFECT! It looks like I don't have the right spacers, which is good news because that's easier to fix than the problem I thought I was having (i.e., I'm a big idiot).Thanks again.
Hi All. I'm hijacking this thread again with another question:I'm having trouble attaching my exhaust (the old style one that looks like a gelcap pill). I have an AV89, but I'm guessing it's the same for AV88s and probably for many other Mobys as well.There are two round mounting brackets to hold the pill part on and each has the same spacers (one big and one small). The one th
I have a Motobecane with an old-style exhaust. It's the one that just looks like a curved pipe leading into a big gelcap pill like this one:http://www.mopedarmy.com/photos/brand/1/4985/There are two round mounting brackets to hold the pill part on and each has the same spacers (one big and one small). The one that goes toward the rear attaches easily because the spacers seem to fit perfectly.
It's possible that I'm wrong too. I haven't tried running mine ungrounded. I just assumed it wouldn't run because that's what I read.
Both lighting wires have to be grounded to get spark, so any number of problems in your wiring could be preventing spark. Ground both lighting wires directly to the frame and see if you get spark then. Also try a new plug (as Jason said).
Thanks, but that's not quite the same. What we need is something like in the attached picture.I think I'm going to make an adaptor out of the old burnt out bulb and a replacement socket for a more common bulb.
I need the exact same thing for my Mobylette.
Yeah, I have the complete old carb except for the airbox/filter. It's probably actually a working carb... I just figured the Dellorto upgrade was worth doing and easy to do, so I might as well use a new carb instead. I don't need it anymore. Shoot me an email.
I haven't had a chance to even try to start it yet (it was seized when I bought it), but I've already given up on the gurtner and bought a dellorto instead. It seemed like a good upgrade and it makes for one less thing to troubleshoot when I try to start it and it doesn't run.I'm guessing that treats mbk petcock will work. That's the one I was going to try, but I'm ki
Found it. Very cool. Thanks for the help Jay.
Sorry, but I'm hijacking too. Britchez: which petcock did you order and did it fit? I have an av89 too and I'm trying to get it going.Jay: I saw that quarterkick.com has some av7 seals. Would those fit?
Not sure if this is what you mean by the "spacers up top" but if so, this might help.https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/read.php?f=1&i=380316&t=380248
It's just a warning not to use white (Coleman) gas. Using unleaded is fine.
Thanks for responding Rob and Chad, but I was able to scrounge one up. Hope neither of you went digging too hard looking for one for me.
Where where you able to find all of these clutches Chad? I'm finding them difficult to locate.
It's your lucky day. Someone else just posted the owners manual for your moped today.https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/6/65848/65848/
If you have a one speed there are only 2 holes. The drain hole is underneath and the filler hole is also the hole 1/3 of the way up that people have been talking about.
Technically, it wouldn't give it more gas. It would just increase the ratio of fuel to air flowing through the carb by reducing the amount of air. Upjetting WOULD actually increase the amount of fuel.Here's more info:http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Fuel/air_mixture
That means you're running too lean. Not enough gas is flowing through the carb. Either upjet or restrict the airflow into the airbox somehow (with pantyhose, thin t-shirt, etc.). You might also have to adjust the needle to run more rich.
Try restricting the airflow into the carb... rubber band a layer or two of pantyhose on the stock airbox. If this fixes the problem, you're running lean so either leave the pantyhose on there or take it off and upjet.
You might just need to clean the carb. Something might be blocking one of the jets so you aren't getting fuel flow.