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Magneto is putting out voltage but no spark to plug. Not enough voltage? New coil, next will be new spark plug wire. Could CDI/magneto be out of timing? Wouldn't it spark anyway? Thanks all,
I gave away my snowblower recently. Everyone is trying to sell and we don't get real winter anymore.
Your preferred style of hand grips?I have been using TOMOS original equipment style but they split in less than a year.Tnx
Depends on state. Not required in Wisconsin, even for full size motorcycles.I don't like wearing one but feel very exposed without one.bb
Maize, keep in mind that most of the folks out there are not from the Midwest and don't have access to Fleet Farm or as we call it in Southern Wisconsin, Farm&Fleetbillybird
I remember someone putting his pistons in the hot lye tank over the weekend with the block, etc. Come Monday no pistons. Aluminum is fairly reactive with acid and base (lye). Keep an eye on it.bb
Thanks guys. Sorry 'bout the tranny.bb
Has anyone been successful at stopping the regular, if not continual oil leak from the output shaft? I don't mind a self-oiling chain but it slings oil everywhere and drips.
That is so Wisconsin /Minnesota/Michigan....
Fixing successfully is more fun. Life can be fun.
Have you looked closely at a real top tank model? Some welding or brazing is required for the mounting points. A real steel tank is available but be prepared to do some real work.bb
What . Drink or fix things? ha!
I used to think that was a joke until I went to the website.... Too sad
WTF?!! where do you people live? I'm in Wisconsin and folks here "get it". No one messes with motorbikes. I haven't locked my noped for 5 yrs. In fact , it doesn't have a lock.Is it really so very different in the rest of the States?bb
Billybird here, I've been riding my Tomos noped for 5 yrs. Rebuilt twice and wrench knowledgeable. Scooter Therapy is on the East side and knows his stuff.I'm 61 yo so not the dude you wanna hang out wit but I drink and fix things.Which UW dept. are you in? I work for Veterinary Med Hosp. facilitiesNext week I hope to be riding to work often. Coolest ped in town.Welcome to best plac
Thank you! Finally something empirical, measurable and without snark. On what is this based? Where might I direct others who may have similar questions?bb
How can one tell when it's time to change the chain? Miles? measurable stretch? Sideways flex? I did not find it in the WIKI- yet.Thanksbb
Has anyone modified a TOMOS to use a threaded chain tightener? The system works "barely" OK. One side tightens but the other loosens.Much involved other than welding on a plate with threads? Which other brands have been successful?tnx bb
I have some offers. I'm in Madison, WI.tnx
I have some offers. I'll keep you in mind. What might be shipping to Madison, WI?tnx
LX Is that a streetmate? 1999 or thereaboutsthnx
Check to see if the housing is loose. I was going through tail lights weekly and found that the light housing was shaking. Ever knock a lamp and it went dead? same thing. filaments are fragile especially when hot.bb.
Anyone have a top tank frame available? ca. 1999 talk to mebb
in this photo https://tomahawktuning.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/tomos-top-tank-its-on/there is a tank which I find yummy. Does anyone know where it is available?bb
Problem here. In Wisconsin all scooters have a "moped " licence, which means that they are 50 cc. I have seen two MOPEDS here in 5 years. I ride a noped. sorrybb
Also, make certain that there is coverage for uninsured/ under-insured drive. You are more likely to need the compensation in case of collision. There are still a lot of people out there who get by with no insurance or even licencebb
yee ha these kept getting better thanks for the humour and poetry attempts.bb
there are better bulbs available. Watch the watts. More than 45 and your turn signals will perform poorly. You can put a real nice 60 Watt bulb in there and see great but no blinkers at idle if you have only the magneto as power source ie no battery.I found an automotive bulb at the parts store, Phillips 9003, a halogen bulb which with minor mods to the connecting wire , gave great light. 55/
Why do you assume they are noobs? I agree that they are asking novice questions and am bothered and bored by them. but why think that there is a nefarious motive behind it? Where is the profit? Is there money to made by bothering you/us?I saw these queries 5 years ago when I logged on an am mildly amused and bothered that the questions still arise. I (guiltily) check the wiki before asking mo