Hey ladies and gents. I say this every post but this place is such a helpful and cool place to ask questions or just spend an hour reading about other people’s bikes etc.
It’s been due to a lot of comments and the wiki that I’ve managed to get this far and the puch is starting to look, sound and feel like a real moped now.
I finally got the tank sealed and frame painted and then had a couple days serious fun building it back up. With a fair amount of apprehension I started kicking it over until it fired up. I’ve owned a few mopeds and scooters in various stages of working (or not) and this is the first one I’ve taken so much time and energy to get running from a real poor state. Was a proper thrill to hear something you’ve fixed and replaced come to life.
Now I want to get It running nice and as reliable as it can be. Couple questions and I already feel I’ll get bollocked for a few of them.
Puch Maxi (S?) late 1970s
New cylinder and head and studs
New exhaust - techno circuit
1. The pile of moped urine that I found. Think it’s transmission fluid. The engine hasn’t leaked throughout working on it then after running it to see it it would start ( with no exhaust) I came back in the morning to find it looked under the bike around the centre stand. Can’t see it coming from anywhere in particular. Is this the old gaskets and seals being torn apart after bot running for possible 20 years?
2. I started it the first day without the exhaust, it was noisy as anything! But it seemed ok, just rode it around the driveway and it seemed to pull ok. No idea what speed it would’ve done but it was pulling me along. The next day I put the exhaust on and now it will start, idle fine but when I sit on it and give it throttle it does nothing, bogs a bit. Doesn’t die every time though. Is this related to question 1 or does the pipe need other adjustments to the bike? Upset etc?
3 air filter? I don’t plan on putting a big bore kit etc on the bike and I just want the standard 25-30 from it just now. Should I be goibgbstandard air box or is there anything that would let me do some adjusting later on? The reason I bought the pipe that I did was so that it could cope with very mild tuning but also run standard. Is there a similar option r.e air filter.
Thank in advance. This place is epic!