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I'm running a 60 Jesse but I'm also at 3600 ft of elevation so the air is a bit thinner.
I've wondered about the electrical aspect on it. I have gone through and changed out parts from a spare engine before when trying to get it going months ago.I do have the cooling shroud over the top of the cylinder.Just tightened the head bolts as much as I feel comfortable with, much more and I feel as though something is going to snap.I'll check for air leaks.
So my 1976 Ciao is overheating anytime I go longer than 3ish miles. I'm not pushing it to the limit the whole time and am varying the speed through neighborhoods. After that length of time whenever I slow down to a stop it starts acting up and ends up dying if I don't accelerate relatively quickly after stopping. Quite annoying bc I had to bike it a mile to help cool it down. After that
Sorta at a loss. Don't know what to try next.On ride home tonight it was slightly surging on me.Seemed like it was running pretty hot.I have a 60 jet in there and a ngk b7h plug I think. One cooler than is stock.
Dillion, I did level out that brass piece on the variator on the moped which did help out some. Cool that a small adjustment like that made a difference.
So I have an extra variator that came with the moped. A bit rusty but it can be buffed out.I was curious if flattening this plate some would give me a higher top speed. My thinking is that if I flatten it and it is variated to the max level it would be higher up on that plate, giving me a higher gear ratio for the front variator. Thoughts? I want to keep screwing with this idea until I find someth
Update us with what the issue ends up being.
I have noticed a pretty big difference on pick up from stop and low speeds, very happy with that bit.I filed down the variator to derestrict it and saw a few mph change in top speed without pushing it too hard yet.Here's the latest spark plug pull. I guess I'm not used to seeing the grey color to it. Using the flash screwed up the color of it a bit. Thoughts?
Might be completely different setup but I recently installed a 65cc kit on my Piaggio Ciao and was disappointed bc it had no top end at first. Would get to like 50% throttle and then nothing extra.What I did was replace the float needle, in my carb it's attached to the float and blocks the incoming fuel into the carb, and it made all the difference. I have acceleration through the whole throt
I had a 57 jet in mine today for a quick 2 mile ride and it seemed to do pretty well with it. I also noticed a decent increase in acceleration in the low to mid range. On my ride today I was able to get up to 29 without trying too hard for it. I don't want to rip it too hard yet. I was hoping to get into the cruising at 35 range but a bit disappointed it couldn't get there. Maybe it'
Update,I changed the float needle plug(proper term unknown), to a slightly bigger one and that made a huge difference. Believe that it was not seating properly and it was flooding the engine a bit.Also figured out that the slight hill of my driveway was putting my carb higher than engine which wasn't helping the wet spark plug situation.After changing those things it made a big difference and
Dillion are you speaking of this plastic piece on top? I do have it in place along with the fan plastic piece
To update you all that posted on this thread.So I got the kit and switched over everything. All went ok strangely well with the only installation issues being the bolt hanger on the front of the exhaust wasn't an exact fit and then the cylinder was missing a bolt hold to attach a plastic piece.So I got it up and running. Started up very easily but when riding it around something doesn't
Hey all.Does anyone have experience with Treatland vespa Olympia party or any of it's components? I have a 1976 Ciao SC that is essentially stock at the moment with a 43 jet.In the kit comes with: 13.13 carb, head and base gaskets, a 43mm kit with head(cylinder, head, piston, rings, wrist pin, clips), high flow air filter, and Tecno circuit performance pipe.Curious of any thoughts.Thanks.
An update for you all, I took the carb apart. Going in to check the condition of the tiny pin with the rubber end attached to the float and also see if the jetting was messed with by the previous owner. The rubber tip was eh so I replaced it with a spare one, then saw the jet. It was a 57 and stock as said above is somewhere in the range of 45-49. So that's why I was only getting real power
I tried taking off the air filter disk and it didn't help. When running out of gas it hit full stride again.
So switching up the points and condenser plus having the right gaps made a difference. When at heat and revving it on flat ground it was totally fine. Even made it up the hill I live on at slow speeds.Something else I've noticed is I don't think I'm getting all the power I should be getting. The reason I say that is bc right as/right before I run out of gas it accelerates to almost
An update,When I bought the moped I got a bunch of extra parts and one was an extra motor matching the one on the ped. So I took that apart today using the tap and rotate method to remove the flywheel. Then tested the condenser in that compared to the current one and it seemed like it was in better operating condition. So I switched that. Also the extra engine points looked stellar compared to the
I'm also using a plastic bottle hooked up to the fuel line as a makeshift fuel tank bc I haven't dealt with the slightly rusty tank yet. So that may have something to do with the bubbling; not having the tightest connections.
Awesome I'll be replacing the condenser then.Would you all suggest just replacing it with an OEM replacement or I've seen a few where you get a standard 6v condenser and I believe it's put in line before the ignition coil?
So I did some testing and got more information on the situation.I have a 1975 Piaggio Ciao Super with the variated trans.-I started up my Ciao in the driveway and let it idle for some time to warm up. When starting it I didn't need to use the choke to get it started. I have the airbox on there with the filter. I am using premixed gas/oil mix 50:1. Confused at what that means with not having t
Hey all,I've got my Ciao moving now which is exciting. The issue I've got is that once it has warmed up it dies on me and I cannot get it started back up. Not quite sure what's going on with this. Is it running too rich? I haven't changed anything in it from stock so I'm at a loss.Any leads to chase would be helpful.Thanks in advance
Can someone send me a picture of the speedometer connection point at the bottom end? I'm not getting how it hooks up. I know I am missing one piece but I'm trying to wrap my head around it.Thanks!
Ahh I don't have a spring I'm the grip itself. Going to look into that today. Probably would relieve some of the load from the slide spring.I'll clean it all again too make sure it's not gummed up at all.To get it running the very first time the work I had done was:-replace the spark plug boot-wire just the engine live; disconnected the lights, Killswitch, and whatnot-cleaned o
So thanks to all of you I was able to get spark! Felt freaking awesome to hear it kick over and start for a few seconds. Next I rigged up a small fuel line to have it run for longer and it worked!However the trottle cable is very sticky. I replaced the cable and housing but still not much difference. To give you an idea of what I am talking about, when I got the bike started it ran for a bit, I th
Hey Moped Army!I am new to the moped family as of a week ago. I bought this moped on Craigslist and it was a hand down of a hand down from a moped hobbyist. So unfortunately there have been a lot of hands messing with everything.I got a decent idea of how things are supposed to be working but I still have a no start situation. I have isolated just the engine and ignition coil/spark plug to see if