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You know what? I've taken the almost exact same carburetor apart, but after looking at these pictures, there is no "jet" shown, just a picture of the collar being removed. I can see how the OP might be confused.I didn't focus on the jet when I cleaned the carburetor so I can't remember what it looks like either. Is it a hole in the middle of the carburetor or is it a ho
The kit is a Pinasco 65cc kit.
That's really terrific, thanks!Will I see a performance increase even if I don't change the "jet"? I don't understand what the jet is, how the size matters, or how to get a different one.I just put in an air filter that is supposed to be "stock" but my moped now only goes 15 m.p.h. tops. If I put in the kit will I see an improvement?
I'm mechanically inclined, if inexperienced. I bought a 65 cc kit on ebay for my newly acquired 1978 Vespa Bravo. Is it difficult to install such a kit? I just bought a socket wrench set. Is there anything else I'd need? Do you just take apart the engine and stick the new part in?Any other considerations or is it obvious?
I got it on ebay and I was stupid. Bid more than 2X what it's worth out of ignorance, thinking there was no place else to get parts. Of course it takes two, and some other person bid it up at the same time. Haven't paid for it yet, and the seller has a nerve to charge me $1 "handling" in addition to the shipping charge even though he didn't mention "handling"
I bought a kit for my moped (which I paid way too much for out of ignorance) It's a 64cc kit.How much do these go for, for late model mopeds, and who makes them? Where do people normally get these? I bought this one because I thought it would be the only chance I'd ever have to find one that fits my 1978 Bravo moped.Do I need to modify the exhaust on my moped? How do I find the right
Can someone please explain exactly what a "kit" is and how it works? I know it's something that increases the speed on your moped, but does that mean you replace the entire engine? What determines the speed of your moped anyway beyond the size of your engine?Do you need this "kit" to be specific to your brand and model of moped? What are the variables that determine what
Why didn't you get a bill of sale? I would go back and get one. Once you have that, there is a company which can get you legal title for $70 by registering the moped in georgia (where the laws are more lenient) and then transferring title back to you.
I got a replacement air filter (my moped was sold to me without one) and it consists of a plastic box and a round hole with a wire mesh where the filter attaches to the carburetor. The filter was sold as one made for my moped (1978 Vespa Bravo)So my dad tells me there should be more than a wire mesh between the outside world and the engine, like a sponge or foam to catch tiny dirt particles, in o
It's not the plug, we checked that.I didn't think the screen might be dirty. It didn't look dirty but that doesn't preclude some transparent film being on it that I didn't see.I'll check that out, thanks.
Sorry I missed your comment about the rubber fuel tube.Also, there are NO holes behind the metal mesh filter in the plastic casing. All of the air seems to come from the three small pipes on the side of the outer casing.
Thanks for your reply!Can it be noisier than it was without the filter?To be honest, I didn't detect much of a difference between the noise before I had a filter and the noise after I had a filter.Why would someone put in a bigger jet? I doubt this is what happened since it's been sitting in someone's garage for years, (had 200 some miles on it) but you never know...Where would I
You can see the holes in the picture of the auction I posted. they are on the side, where the metal flat piece is. They look like panpipes. There are three of them.
I got my 1978 Vespa Bravo off of ebay in "good working condition" except the seller failed to tell me there was no air filter. Anyway, after much hassle I bought an air filter from someone in Germany: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7914153224&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:ITSo I put the thing on, and now the moped starts and runs better (I had trouble before)
It all started with the following symptoms: Moped would die when you put the accelerator in the middle range, especially right after starting. Then the moped started dying after riding it for a little while. It acted like it ran out of gas. Not sure if the two symptoms are connectedWe drained the tank. (tank is in good shape) cleaned the fuel lines and the petcock. The problem still persisted
A chain is easy to fix, if the chain is the same as a bike chain. Take the chain off and take it to a bike shop and see if they can fix it. You could even do it yourself if you had the tool and the replacement links for it.
Actually, I'm not sure what it's called, but it's the rear light you see when a motorized vehicle is moving (as opposed to stopping).I just got a 78 Vespa Bravo and the brake light works, but there's no light when I'm moving. How do I fix this, or is it normal?Forgive me, I'm not a guy, so I didn't have the benefit of being around people who worked on vehicles g
Please? Where can we get Vespa moped parts nowadays? I'm looking for this air filter.
I'd love to put an air filter in it, but I don't know where to get one for my model (Vespa Bravo). It doesn't have any kind of air filter cover or whatever it is that keeps the airfilter in place. Does the air filter come with a screw on cover?In the meantime, my dad made me a makeshift air filter with some wire mesh and cheesecloth, (hello McGyver) but I can't drive around w
I bought a Vespa Bravo, and it's extremely difficult to start, I have to pedal like crazy, and it never starts on the first try. Once I pedal and get it started, it will die if I try to give it any gas to rev the motor. I have to start it three times at least to get it going.On top of that, once I've finally started, if I give it gas through the middle range of the throttle it wants to
I just bought a 1978 Vespa Grande, and it was only after I took it home and took the cover off that I discovered that there was no air filter or air filter cover. The air intake area is a shallow saucer shaped area but the outside of it looks threaded. I don't know if there's a whole complicated assemby that goes there or just a simple lid. Anyone? The previous owner said it didn
If you'd consider a trade, why are you selling it? It looks nice, is there something wrong with it?
Cheaper? A running moped under $200? Try getting a bicycle instead, it's almost as fast as a moped, and you aren't likely to find a reliable moped with no problems under $200 in this area unless you're not in a hurry and really lucky.I just bought one on ebay in the Chicago area for $360 but it's not completely trouble free. Add liability insurance (I believe it's requi
So this is the law? Do you take advantage of it when traffic is stalled and you can legally pass on the right?
I could have sworn that I read somewhere that a moped is required to follow bicycle rules of the road in Illinois. In other words, share the lane with traffic, and ride "as far to the right as is practicable". Does anyone know for sure?
Automatic transmission fluid? I'm new to all this, so forgive me if this is a stupid question, but why would a moped have "automatic transmission fluid"?? Is this a joke? If it is, what's the point?
I bought a Vespa Bravo, and there is a switch on the headlamp for the ignition and light. Two settings but they seem to do the exact same thing. The moped only has lights (headlight and running light) when the motor is running.Is this normal? The turn signals are fed from the battery and always work whether the motor is on or not.
Like I said, one of the bigger bicycle shops in my area couldn't true it because they didn't have a spoke wrench that size.I finally found a motorcycle place in Rosemont called "Bob's" that didn't make me feel stupid on the phone and I took the wheel there. I walked into this place that reminded me of that show on the Discovery channel where they customize motorcycle
Thanks. What do you use for a trueing stand or guide?