I picked up my second moped in under a month. The Kinetic is fun and all, pushing 30mph now that I’ve been dialing it in, trued the wheels and added air, all stock. But yesterday I talked an 82 year old man out of his ‘02 Targa step-through for $150. Everything appears to be in good shape since everything is smothered in 2 cycle oil from the seat down, front to back. Stinks of bad gas; tank has minimal surface rust, still shiny in most places I can see with visible rainbows from welding. Fuel came out blood red but transparent. Geezer put 28,000+ miles on this thing; came with a meticulously maintained binder full of notes, catalogues, and replacement part receipts.
Anyway, I’m ready for a more advanced project and more speed—after I strip all the shopping carts and bullshit off.
I’m looking at the reedless 70cc Athena 45mm kit in the Puch section at Treats. Thoughts? Any carb suggestions? Mikuni 20mm?
Already has a biturbo pipe.
I guess what I’d like to have to do is buy a new speedometer since this one tops out at 40. Possible?
Geared 26x22 (assuming stock)