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Yeah, that might work, but I'd rather just buy a whole new valve - the fuel filter that's attached to it looks like it could need to be replaced as well.I've been reading on here about flushing out the gas tank of all the rust. Sounds like something I'll need to do soon.
i got it for $30 from a guy on ebay. his ebay store is located athttp://stores.ebay.com/West-Coast-Mopedsvtecracerx is his ebay username.
Well, I took apart the valve. It was all caked up on the inside with what looked like rust junk from the inside of the gas tank. I cleaned it out, tried it again, still leaked. Leaks even more when you push down on the center of the knob.When I cleaned it out I did notice there were little tiny O-rings inside the valve that looked like they had broken and were not doing their job. Now that I t
The locksmith was a good guy - he didn't know what to charge me at first. I said, "well the guy on the phone earlier said $10-15." He replied, "$10 it is. Come on in, I'll write you up."I wish all service techs could be that easy to work with!
Update: I'm now draining the fuel back into my gas can, getting all the fuel out of the tank. I had the fuel hose pointing down into the gas can, but realized there was more gas coming out of the valve itself than the hose. So I've rigged a catch-all funnel to get it all into the can.
So I was out cruising on the moped, pulled into the parking space, reached down to shut off the fuel valve, and noticed there it was all wet with the 32:1 gas/oil mix that's supposed to stay in the tank.The valve is an after-market replacement, not the factory-installed Motobecane valve switch. It's been working fine up until now - I don't know of anything that would have caused it
This squeaky brake is killing me. It's not a quiet, little squeak, it's a really loud, screeching, head-turning squeak every time I pull the brake lever at a certain tension.Is this an easy thing to fix? I would assume it entails taking the wheel off, taking apart the drum brake and sanding it down a bit? Any suggestions?Thanks,Blair
Your reply has definitely helped me realize that this particular operation might be a bit out of my league.By the way - I went to the locksmith to replace my fork lock. He got it out, no problem. And the new one slid right in. It was great.Thanks,Blair
Anybody know how to calibrate a speedometer on a 1979 Motobecane 50V?I'll be going top speed down a slope and the fastest the speedometer will show is 23-25mph. I *know* that I'm going faster than that. So I'm thinking I just need to calibrate it. Any tips or advice on how to go about this procedure?Thanks,Blair
Hey, thanks, man. I'll be heading to the locksmith today!
So I just purchased a replacement fork lock for my 1979 Motobecane 50V because the key is nowhere to be found. Now all I need to know is how to get the old fork lock out of the fork! Any ideas, solutions, or otherwise?Thanks,Blair