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I recommend a Suzuki FA50. I've had 5 of them. Several safety reasons: 1) low center of gravity provides good balance and comfortable ride; 2) small frame is good for a smaller person; 3) kick start requires rear brake be on to prevent accidental takeoff when starting; 4) diaphragm in fuel cock prevents gas spill if bike is on its side and not running; 5) automatic oil pump eliminates mixing
Here's Darik on his Tomos.
I saw a fund me page earlier but i cant find it now. If i find it ill update.
Here's his bike - two miles later.
Cincinnati moped rider Darik Klepper was hit by a red ford pickup truck yeasteday while Darik was making a left turn. The pickup stopped then drove around him while he was lying on the road. They found his mangled Tomos two miles away being dragged by the truck. The crash was caught on video and shown on the local news. Darik is in serious condition after having "life threatening injuries&quo
So, I got the black connector piece from mopedjunkyard. It fit nice and was flexible enough to install on the air box and carb end. Got it all installed, paused and took a deep breath, then gave it a kick. It started right up and ran fine. So, it appears that cleaning the carb and jet made the difference. Thanks for all the advice.
Are these what you need? I took these off my '93 Tomos Tara.
Thanks. I bought one for $13 from Mopedjunkyard. The old one must have hardened with age - it was a rigid plastic (not rubber like). I could not get it back on the air box or get the whole thing back together and on. Hopefully the new rubber piece will be flexible enough to work with. TOMOS did not allow any room to work.
I took off the carb and cleaned the air filter and carb. Now I find that the black plastic connector piece between the air box and carb does not fit well around the carb. It just does not completely cover and form an airtight seal at the carb intake. See photos. If I just stick it back together and put it on, I know it is going to suck in unfiltered air. Any thoughts?
A few thoughts.The surging sounds like an air leak. I've had five FA50s and never had an air leak. Check it with the engine running and spray around the engine with carb cleaner. If it makes it stall there's an air leak there.Check the carb. In the photo the bolt does not look tight (may be a illusion).Also, the fuel cock is on reserve which will suck the fuel from the sump in the tank t
OK, thanks for the advice. I am going to do these in order to see what helps - first clean the air box, second clean the carburetor, then third replace the condenser. I'll post the results.
I have a 100% stock 1981 tomos silver bullet. It always starts right up and runs great. Last week I was cruising along at around 25 mph when the engine died. I could not get it restarted (good thing it has pedals).Back home, I checked - got plenty of gas, good gas flow and good spark. It will (after several kicks) start and run on choke. When i give it a little throttle it dies. On these the choke
Here's another thought. Are you sure the foam air filter inside the air box is in correct? Seems to me that there was a recent post where someone had the foam filter on the wrong side of the plastic support piece and it caused it to run slow.
You have probably checked these, but it may be worth confirming or revisiting:Are you sure the exhaust pipe is clear? I routed out mine to increase flow.The original air box is limiting. I replaced mine with a cone shaped filter and it helped.Are you premixing gas 50:1? I would always premix and not use the oil pump. The pump is not always dependable, and adds more oil than needed (forgot the rat
Any good suggestions for removing the exhaust pipe flange nuts and studs?I don't want to risk damaging the jug (breaking off a stud) , so maybe I leave the studs, replace the exhaust gasket and re-install with the deeper connector nuts.Thoughts?
I can help you with the headlight and housing, plus the original turn signals. I'll send you a PM.
Treats is always good to order from. Dana is very helpful with parts and orders. She just made an extra effort to help me match up a $2 headlight bulb.
Take photos of it before and as you take things apart. Trust me as an amateur, from my experience a few photos along the way will give you confidence that you can put things back the way they were.
I think you are right about the air leak. I also had some engine reeving at other times which may also be a symptom of an air leak. I'd like to take off the exhaust pipe and install a new gasket but the nuts are almost impossible to get a tool on. If I can get them off, i'll go back with the deep connector nuts.
That sort of makes sense. When idling, it now gets less air then before (packing is restricting exhaust air flow). Should I adjust the mix to be more lean? How can I tell the air mix from the idle screw? (i know - i'm ignorant about this).
I cleaned the carb just a couple weeks ago (twice). So i know it is OK. I recently did a tuneup - carb clean, new gas, new spark plug and it ran good. The old muffler had lost all the packing and was open at the rear end, so it was wide open for air pressure. Could the new (and packed) muffler be a back pressure issue?
The air filter is the circular piece with a woven mesh on the carb. The jet is 65. It runs fine, but stalls at stops or when idling. The only change made was to replace the exhaust pipe.
No. It'll idle for a minute (or less) then stall.
I changed out the muffler today and now the moped stalls when I pull up to a stop. The moped is 1993 Tomos golden bullet A35 with a 70cc kit and an amal 15mm carb. The old muffler was a two piece biturbo. It had lost its packing and the tail pipe end broke. So I replaced it with a new biturbo (same as the old) rear half (expansion and muffler).I am guessing the problem has to do with reduced air
Here's a snip from Ohio BMV.Ohio is not a moped friendly state (like Ky and IN), since they require plates. The only real problem i know of is that a little Suzuki FA50 falls into the catch 22 of being a "motorcycle" but typically not having a title, so not a good way to be legal for a little noped. That's because it does not have pedals. The irony is that the FA50 was designed
Thanks. That may have been it. It's been running great since I added a full tank of gas.
Wow, that is amazing. Great advice on this forum!