motori minarelli

I just recently purchased an American Triped mfr. in 1979. It has a motori minarelli engine. I was not told the gas and oil mixture, so I called my local scooter dealer and was told I could use the same oil as my honda express (yamalube) at 32:1 so I did! It ran about 2 blocks and died. I have not been able to get it started again. I dont know what size engine it is and have no Specs. at all. I looked the eng over for numbers but only fond one on the plastic air breather cover # S1 DGM 9560- S I think it is a 50cc. I dont seem to be getting any fire at the plug and compression is 80 lbs. Would appreciate any help you can give . Hallsgates

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See Ya Moped Army /

50:1 gas/oil ratio. 80 psi is crap. You should have at least 120 psi. Top end of motor needs attention.

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50:1 with synthetic yamalube or just a good quality 2 cycle oil. Thanks for info about mix and compression.

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See Ya Moped Army /

good quailty 2 stroke is all you need.

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Thanks, MoPedLar, any ideas on finding out what eng. this is?I have seen pics. of a V1 and everything looks the same including bottom mounted muffler. Thanks

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See Ya Moped Army /

Sounds like a V1. Post a pic of the motor to be 100% sure.

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Dave Peterson /

Is this a three wheel moped? I would love to see a picture.

Skipjaz

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Yes it is a 3 wheel moped. I have only met one other 3 wheel owner so far. I think they maybe a rare item? I will post pics. as soon as I get the bugs worked out of this new HP computer. I miss my old DELL. If anyone has info on points and plug gap I would be grateful. Pretty sure it is a V1 eng. Thanks

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The Minarelli identification info is on the bottom of the engine and can be seen when looking from the right hand side.

My original Italian Owner's manual says to use a 3% mix. That equates to 3.8oz to a gallon of gas (or 33:1). With synthetic oil you can probably run thinner than that, say 3oz to a gallon which works out to 42.6:1

Is the engine stuck? Or can you still spin it over?

Do you have spark?

Have you cleaned the carb?

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Silverfox Thanks, eng. turns freely, but dont think I am getting spark. Kicked over with plug grounded to head, no visible spark. No I did not clean carb.

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sounds like the plug fouled, try that first. Uses a NGK BP6HS. I would get some rings too, just search ebay under "minarelli". Surprised it even ran with 80 lbs compression, thats very low.

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Skipjaz, I have posted pics. of three wheeler. Should be able to view in a couple of days. Look under American Triped or just Triped. See attachment, and rest posted.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Now that's just fun looking.

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Dude hell yeah. I'd totally rock that thing everywhere...

very cool...

Justin

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I am a soon to be owner of a 80's 3 wheel Tomos.

Chas

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Top speed on my Minarelli V1 is about 28mph. Does anyone know where to get a 75cc kit.

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Look at: speedkits.8k.com

These are by Frederico out of Argentina

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Dave Peterson /

I have one just like it, except mine is missing the top and windshield. I found a tag on my front fork tube with the name Pivar out of Calf. I own 4 three wheel mopeds. Skipjaz

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after using the 86cc kit (which is the one federico sells) i wouldn't recommend it. and i have yet to find anyone that has gotten one to work. get a polini instead. i also have a minarelli moped trike but it's an electric V1L engine.

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I also have a 3-wheel Motori Minarelli, and I'd like to sell it. Any market for these older models out ther?

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Leon Swarmer /

Did you do the compression test at Wide open throttle?

Change the plug first and then let us know.

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Anyone tell me what year this is and if it's worth 1000 bucks.

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looks priceless to me

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Looks like a serious babe magnet to me.

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Did those have the tail light safety feature that killed spark bulb blew? Check taillight bulbs.

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>>>taykoff [s2m] /

Don: This thread is 13 years old...but yes, the Tri-ped has the tail light safety feature the will kill spark, although some models had an override for this built-in to the control set.

Harleymanz: That photo is a first-gen model of the Tri-ped. If it is running, and you also have a Tazmanian devil tattoo on your ankle, then you should buy it and live the dream life like the dude pictured...so much happy.

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