Went to an auction last Saturday and bought a 1983 General 5 Star Limited Edition for my son. He turns 14 at the end of the month which means in Ohio that he will be able to drive it on the road.
Seems to be in really nice original condition, got it for $225.00.
I researched it on the M.A. Wiki before going to the auction, but the specs on the wiki do not match the moped. The main discrepancy I found is with the engine model. It is supposed to have an oil injection system but I cannot see you were it ever had one. But it does have the LE mag wheels and fairing. Strange.
We live wait out in the country surrounded by flat farm fields and flat country roads. Top speed will be a priority. He has been riding 50-100cc 2 stroke dirt bikes and 50-250cc 2 stroke sport atv's his whole life. So I know his first gripe will be "it's too slow". He will have a moped license, liability insurace card (not mandatory in OH) and full face helmet. The Sheriffs deputies are really lenient out here, they will just be happy he is not riding an atv, even though you can legally drive them on the roads out here with 2 tires hugging the shoulder. He will rarely, if ever drive it in town. He will mostly use it to just go to some friends houses 4 or 5 miles away on all back flat country roads. He weighs 115 pounds, 40-45 mph would be great.
From looking at the pics, what can you tell me about this moped?
Is that a good sized carb or a restricted one?
Any recommendations on a $100 pipe?
Approximately what sizes of jets to start with?
Change to open air cleaner or leave it alone?
If air cleaner change is advised, can you recommend one that will fit?
Which sprockets sizes?
In what order should I do the speed deristrictions? 1)pipe + jet, 2)sprockets, 3) cylinder + carb?
Thanks, neat site. Was a Tomos man myself back in the late 80's / early 90's. Sure would have been nice to have a site like this back then.