Puch Austro-Daimler

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The Puch Austro-Daimler (AD) was designed by Porsche in the 1980's. The bike came out the same year as the Puch Cobra and Puch Dart.

It was available in both a 1 speed or 2 speed automatic.

1984 Puch Austro-Daimler


1 Speed E50

  • The 1 speed AD engine was slightly modernized version of a normal E50. It has a needle bearing piston pin, three shoe clutch, and the pedal sprocket goes through the engine as opposed to the back wheel.

2 Speed ZA50

  • The 2 speed uses a ZA50, with many differences from a standard engine. Some of the more noticeable differences are in the cylinder/head, (which has a different fin cut, an angled exhaust port, and a 3 stud intake mount), and the transmission cover, (which has a slightly different shape.)
  • In addition, the primary drive shaft is extended further out of the left hand side of the engine, and contains not only the drive sprocket but a 1 way ratcheting worm gear and pedal sprocket, which allows for pedaling by way of a short chain to the pedals shaft/sprocket. This mechanism transfers power to the drive chain which allows pedaling, and starting the motor.

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  • Both engines use a 12mm Bing Type 15-16-17-18 carburator
  • Because of the shape of the subframe and the way the chain fits in it, these bikes can only be minimally regeared. Getting to the front drive sprocket requires getting a thick, weird circlip off. (I had to cut mine).
  • A stock Puch Maxi exhaust header makes a perfect intake, putting your carb directly in the center of the frame, (much like a Derbi.)

1 speed Components

The insides of an Austro-Daimler 1 speed E50 Engine

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The top of the Puch AD Engine Case

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Drive side of the AD Engine

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Clutch side of the AD Engine

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The view from behind the Puch AD Clutch Cover. The component on the left of the image is where the Pedal Sprocket installs.

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The Clutch and Clutch Cover for the Puch Austro-Daimler Engine

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The Interior AD Clutch Cover. The Sprocket on the right is the Pedal Gear.

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The drive gear, clutch, and crank of the Puch AD Engine

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The Pedal (left) and Drive (right) chains for the Puch AD


A manual for the Puch Austro-Daimler is available on VintageMopeds.net(direct link)

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