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Jenn, I'll try to explain more clearly.A magneto ignition supplies its own power; it doesn't rely on power from a battery to start, like "normal" engines.You turn off a normal engine by stopping the flow of electricity to the ignition. You do this by turning s switch (or key) that opens the circuit - no electricity flowing.Since a magneto ignition supplies its own power, you
There's a basic difference with a magneto ignition that I don't think anyone has mentioned. In a standard battery/point system, when you turn the ignition "ON" you close a circuit from battery to points. With a magneto system, the system is turned off by grounding the points, so turning the switch to ON or RUN will open that circuit.If you're still not getting spark, mak
I had a similar problem in Florida. I was trying to sell a Batavus that had been last titled in Wisconsin. The VIN on the duplicate title that was sent with the bike was wrong. I mean not even close to the plate on the bike. Since titles aren't issued in FL, I was able to register it with the actual VIN.when i went to sell it, though, the nice lady at the tag agency explained that, since
The new tire is a clue. It may be installed unevenly on the rim. There should be a line on the sidewall of the tire near the rim. Make sure it is the same distance from the rim all the way around.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but much of this is just wrong.There are significant differences between the (earlier) 3 and (later) 5 wire set ups.In the 5 wire, the yellow supplies only the headlight, speedo light, and horn. The tail light has its own (gray) wire; the brake light is on the green wire (this is the only thing the green wire is for, unless you have factory turn signals).The
So somebody on fleabay is selling what appears to be a NOS Puch Maxi Sport 2 speed. Definitely an incredible find, but is it worth the price he's asking? Just wondering.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-Puch-Maxi-Sport-LS-2-speed-Moped-/221278659977?pt=Scooters_Mopeds&hash=item33853c6589
" pinball run was a conspiracy!! "Yeah. The whole thing was filmed on a sound stage in Area 51!
Sounds like someone's aluminum foil helmet is on too tight.
Glad that everybody made it safely to KW. I'm happy to have been a small part of it. You guys were a blast to host for the night. You are all good people, I don't care what they say ;)BTW, did Angel's van make it OK?
This has been awesome! What a great adventure, sure to be lauded in song and story through the ages! I can hardly wait until you get here tomorrow. The beer will be cold and the grill hot. Beds available for the first few to arrive.I posted the following message about an interior route a while back, but got no response. Thinking about it again, this route puts you in traffic in Orlando late m
Sorry for the multiple post, but I put this on the regular thread before I saw this one:Who is doing the routing, or is everyone pretty much on their own? I've got a suggestion for the Daytona - Miami leg that may be of interest.I remembered that some years ago my motorcycle club did a run from Daytona to Miami using a route that went more into the interior of the state, by Orlando. Basically
Even worse than the $895 e50 engine in the "suggestions." Maybe they're platinum?
Who is doing the routing, or is everyone pretty much on their own? I've got a suggestion for the Daytona - Miami leg that may be of interest.I remembered that some years ago my motorcycle club did a run from Daytona to Miami using a route that went more into the interior of the state, by Orlando. Basically, it's State Road 415 out of Daytona down to the Orlando suburbs, then SR15 to wh
Has it always been this way? It's a long shot, but it's possible that the spokes weren't laced up correctly. If the spokes on the right side are all a little shorter than those on the left, everything will be straight, but the rim will be off to the side like yours. Carefully measure your spokes to see if this might be the case.
It's always a red flag for me when someone says that "It only needs to run." If it were indeed small and simple, why haven't they done it to have a running bike that will sell more easily?
Looking forward to seeing (what's left of) the group when you roll in to Miami on Saturday the 7th. The grill will be going and the coolers full.Ride safe and enjoy the epic journey.Joe
Farthest I've pedaled is two blocks. Traffic stopped for construction, no shoulder to use, single lane so no sneaking in between lanes. BUT, the sidewalk was open. Motor off, PEDAL POWER! back onto the road after construction.They're geared low because they are heavier than a bike, it makes it easier to start them, and they were never intended to be moved by pedal alone (Solexes may
It's not PLAYmobil, it's POLYmobil. P O L Y C'mon, folks, read.robbanomotoros jarmvek = "explosive motor vehicles"most likely refers to internal combustion engines rather than their electric models. Does sound scary, though.Where is it made? The language seems eastern European, but I'm not sure what.
I was using marine TC-W3 on my moped for a while. I figured, it works great in my outboard, why not? Turns out I was cleaning carbon out of the exhaust port every 3 or 4 hundred miles.I switched to Bel-Ray Si-7 synthetic that I picked up at a motorcycle shop. After 1,500 miles I took off the head for cleaning. NO SIGN of carbon.Other mopeds might have different results. Just sayin'.
Without changing anything else, changing to a 58 jet will just make the bike four-stroke.Greater distance tip-to-float equals leaner.From your post, I'm assuming you have a Batavus. Bats seem to like leaner float levels, so move the float down he needle a bit until you find the best performance. I screwed around with mine, taking it off and putting it back on, a bunch of times until I was h
"Florida is full of old people. "And me.Oh, wait....
Depends on which brand plug you're using. If it's NGK, then, no. Higher numbers are colder for them. Other brands are the opposite.
Had the same problem once with a new BMW motorcycle. Changing to a plug one step cooler solved it. The stock plug was fine for the German alps, maybe, but not the summer heat of South Florida.
I just did some research. From what I can see, the D8HA has a longer reach than the D8HS.D8HA: http://www.bikescooterparts.com/1795-1900-large/bougie-ngk-d8ha-voorheen-d8hs.jpgD8HS: http://www.tuingereedschapwinkel.nl/18081-thickbox/ngk-d8hs-bougie.jpg(If someone can embed these, that would be great. Someday I'll figure it out.)
I just looked at the pic. From what I can see, you've got NO gap at all. The ground tab looks like it's touching the center electrode.Are you sure you are using the correct plug? If the reach is too long, the piston will hit it and close the gap.
And only about $160 to ship!!
When the chain "smacked the motor" did it jam and stop the engine suddenly? The flywheel may have slipped and thrown the timing off.
And if you paint another color Moby red, will it go faster?(Just screwing around, too.)
John, are you considering buying this? They are VERY collectible. I found a site online that sells them. There were about seven listed, most already sold, but the three that were still for sale were listed at $18,500, $12,500, and another $18,500! These of course were restored and looking good. If you're serious about it, check these guys out:http://www.salsburyscooters.com/SALSBURYSCOOT
No head gasket is used on a Batavus M48 engine. Clean off the silicone and make sure the mating surfaces are clean and smooth.