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If you learn more this weekend and want to get more specific, post away. As for that Dellorto, are you getting the 1412 or the 1515? I have a 1412 on mine and, to be honest, it does idle better but I don't see any improvement in power. Anyway, make SURE you get a new gasket to fit between the carb and the intake manifold on the engine...it won't fit without it! Better check with Stev
Tonia, Is there any chance that when you turn the knob on the left side to shut the bike off that it is sticking in the off position? The horn is supposed to sound if that is the case, but it might not be working. Check that.I don't think it's your gaskets, because low compression isn't the kind of thing that comes and goes. You either have it or you don't. And tearing the
On that first problem, are you sure your decompression valve isn't sticking open? Next time you have the problem, check by pulling the decompression lever a few times and try to start again. If the valve sticks open, you won't get any compression.According to the manual, the real way to check the valve is to take off the cylinder head, turn it upside down, and put some 2-stroke oil in i
For what it's worth, I'm rapidly discovering that the variator on your moped probably needs lubrication if it's been sitting a while. That would explain the noise from the "clutch area." Put some grease in where those balls are. You may also need to pull the variator cover off and lube the clutch arms, but that requires a special tool. If there's a shop nearby, you co
Gosh Dan, sorry if we offended your love for Motobecanes. And excuse us if we've had trouble with them. There seem to be a lot of us out there though. Glad to see that you had something useful to contriblute, but keep your holier-than-thou attitude to yourself. And lose that stupid mustache.
And get a load of this idiot "Masta D"! Hey bud, don't diss Honda bikes cuz Honda's done a lot more than you ever will in your life.
And Jax184...I've never seen one in that color before. I think it looks great. Is that a stock color?
The Honda is "shakey?" They're solid as a rock!
That's a really good-looking bike there Jerry!
Yo Stinkeye,Congrats on your first ped! You're gonna love it man. Don't let that guy Matt rain on your parade. I'm not real familiar with the Batavus line but they're from Holland and the Dutch normally build good stuff...probably similar in quality to a Puch or Motobecane so I'd say you have a good ped coming and for what you paid and running I think you're stoked
Thanks for the reply Steamboat. I read a post from July (on the Jialing forum I think) showing an e-mail from Sigfrid saying "We are still here" and "we should have more Passports in about 3 months", which would mean October. But that's about the last contact with him that I've heard about. How did you hear that they were gone?
I contacted RC Motorsports to see if they have more Passports or Model M's in but got no response. Does anyone know what their status is or know what bikes they currently have in stock? Thanks.
That's a lotta bike for the money. It's clear that we can't compete with the Chinese in manurfacturing, despite what the govt. tell you. And since the service jobs are going to India now, I have to wonder what it is that we will all "re-tool" to do. I don't buy the idea that we can be a 'service economy" of 280 million people giving each other facials and
Good post there Alexander...doing what's right regardless! If only more people were open-minded and got out of those damn suv's and onto mopeds.
If you like them they're great little bikes...very solid and smooth. Oil injection, bright headlilght, enclosed chain, comfortable seat...I love mine.
I know a 5-foot girl who had a small Schwinn bike seat mounted to her Tomos Bullet and now she can fit.
Why are you oiling your cables? Just pull em out and grease em good before you install them!
Sweet! Hope you like blue ;-)
Tomos is very reliable. Just passed 5000 miles on my Sprint with Biturbo and never any mechanical problems. I disagree about hills; I think they do great on hills. Even stock, it will climb any hill you through at it unless you go to San Francisco.But you need to decide whether you want a moped or a scooter! Good luck.
Hey Vova,What about a Jialing Honda Passport clone for a paltry $600 plus shipping?
Ok Wolfy, sorry to have misquoted you. I just don't draw much of a distinction between Los Angeles and other places in the area like Riverside County or Orange County myself, as people don't seem to differ too much from one part of SoCal to the next, at least to me. I was just wondering how the rest of you feel your mopeds are "received" by other Southern Californians.For you
Someone said that a cop told him that mopeds are "not well-recieved" in SoCal. How do the rest of you feel about that statement...true or not?
Oh yeah, I forgot. Someone mentioned "the bigger the car the smaller the dinky" or something like that. I once asked a girl what she would immediately think of if she saw me riding my Honda Express and she replied "I'd think you were hung like an elephant!" How did she know? :-)
I too have seen more scooters here (Southern Cal) but no new mopeds. Sure would love to, though more scooters is good enough for me. Anything to move toward more intellingent and less planet-wasting transportation is cool with me.I know that here in California, the only legal difference between mopeds and scooters is the annual registration. Everything else is the same. So I don't blame p
yeah, you know I hate the European anti-American attutude, but they sure do have their shit together regarding transportation. Nobody bats an eye at a moped or scooter. None of this 'big and bad" crap that we have to deal with here. They're just practical, just as we should be. But no, instead we have 100 pound housewives driving 6000 pound SUVs. Lots of Europeans don't eve
Between the half helmet and the 3/4, I actually prefer the 3/4, especially if the temp is below 60 degrees or so. It cuts out alot of my Tomos's noise (like gear noise in first) and also wind noise. I feel that I may actually hear cars better with the 3/4 for that reason, plus there's more protection if you crash.
What the matter Didac....you see a big problem with the USA getting rid of a dictator who cuts people's tongues out? I love so much about Europe, but just can't figure out why you guys are so anti-American. I'm starting to believe that it's the "rebellious teenager" syndrome, whereby you Europeans rebel againts ANYTHING that America does just because we've take
I did 11 hours on a Sprint one day and from my experience I can say that the most important consideration for long distance (on a new ped) is the seat. I like my Sprint and it's never given a problem or broken down in over 5000 miles. But I can say that for touring the seat is not nearly well-padded enough. If you're thinking of a new Tomos, I would totally get the revival or streetma
Well Sophia, I don't think it's nuts at all. I actually started the trip but turned back partway...another story. A couple of things to remember though:If you're going to camp, you should probably have reservations at the campgrounds, unless you can use the 'bike and hike" sites at the state park campgrounds, which NEVER require a reservation and are only $5. I did that
Hmmm....sounds like most of you think these guys are giving shit. I was kind of hoping you'd say "Oh yeah, teenagers love mopeds and other small bikes." I guess I find it surprising that there are so many a-holes out there who have the motivation to actually give someone a hard time for riding a cool bike. These are people whose parents bought them their monster truck, remember!I