My first Pacer!

john cervini /
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I have always loved the look of the pacer super sports. This was the first one to come up in my neck of the woods in 10 years. Supposedly just needs piston rings for the MO1. The tank is spotless inside. It's definitely been repainted at some point but it's complete and mine! I will be digging into it today.

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A clean gas tank is a wonderful thing.

Nice seat too.

Those wheels are pretty sad looking though.

Nice score.

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john cervini /

Thanks! Yep, definitely looking for better wheels.

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nice find!

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Very cool. Love Italian top tanks.

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Congrats on a great bike, John!

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so complete

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Dude these bike rule! Throw on a kit and a pipe, zoooooooooom!

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> Thanks! Yep, definitely looking for better wheels.

at some point somewhere, and has never been found again by me. i saw a pacer accessories brochure. snow flakes where a wheel option. maybe someone has that info in their pile of ephemera. coolest little toy ever.

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john cervini /
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I'm exploring my options for wheels. Someone said that tomos wheels will work but I can't find any pictures with them on a pacer yet. I actually had it running today. The clutch is slipping like crazy but It seemed to run decently. I initially found no rings on the piston as the seller stated but also found a chip in the skirt. Luckily I have a bunch of spare parts and found a good piston and rings. Digging into the clutch tomorrow.

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If you run into any issues, I have 2 top ends, one with NOS piston/rings. A cast iron, and an aluminum. Larger intakes on both. The iron was a 300 mile take off, the aluminum a 100 mile take off.

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john cervini /

Thanks Dave. I will keep that in mind.

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john cervini /
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I found that the 14:12 carb only had a 48 jet and the smaller intake. Swapped for a bigger intake and upjetted to a 56. Need to replace the condenser then will take it for a ride.

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Most wheels for any Italian ped will work. I picked up a set of double five spoke 16"s that I have yet to get stripped and powder coated.

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The 7 razze grimeca alloy wheels were an option as seen here in the pre 1980 model parts diagram. Not sure what would of been offered in 1980 as other changes were made too.

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john cervini /
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I took it apart today and found that it's a 1979. The original paint color was yellow. If anyone knows the proper paint code and a source for decals let me know. I would like to bring it back to its former glory! Thanks for the wheel suggestions! Much appreciated

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Thewanderingpacer has a site in which he sells some reproduction decals. Also, ive bought several original decals from Blake @ DOScycles.

Some history about these; m01 and m02 motors were pre 1980. Also, the small round chrome handle bar controls are a dead give away to pre 1980. In 80 the m1 reed valve engine was introduced along with the larger plastic c.e.v. handle bar controls. According to several sources these peds were manufactured in limited quantities and hard to come by. (edited)

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john cervini /

Thanks live evil. I just found the wandering pacer website.

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