Puch Maxi Push Start?

I am putting together a basket case Maxi and I have no good pedals, so I was going to use these footpegs I found, and push start the bike. I like the clean look, too without the pedals. Is it going to be possible to get traction on the tire, while pushing while running with the bike, or will I have to have my weight on it to get it to go?

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I never use the pedals to start any of my mopeds. I just push off and sit on it. No worries

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I usually push off my Benelli too, but it is a heavy bike.

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The only bike I have trouble doing that to is my General, it has a 3" rear tire and really good compression, usually if I sit on it and roll downhill for a while with the clutch pulled it starts right up.

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I've push started my wife's maxi before. You get moving and just pull in the lever. I'd love to take the pedals off of mine and do that, but it's a tomos so you need that backwards pressure on the pedal shaft for the engine to grab.

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It works like a charm, i do it all the time!

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To the scrap metal bin with the bent pedals then!

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yup did it with a hobbit a couple times cause the shaft was busted. works great.

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Fuck your Boys Club /

taking the pedals off of a moped is kinda like castrating it. it still works, but it looks funny and has lost a lot of it's charm.

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Rather bumb and use this thread for a quick question;

What moped had the Puch E50 engine with push-start as stock?

I was thinking Maxi, since the engine is the same, but haven't been able to find any model that would fit the bill. They are all kick- or pedal-start.

Thing is, I'm buying one such E50 next week to re-build, but the seller was unable to answer what model the engine came from.

Biggest difference is the clutch, but I will be able to get all the parts I need..it is just out of curiosity and as a point of reference. (It has the same bosh as the Maxi kickstart, so I can use the Maxi manual for timing the ignition etc..)

Thankful for any answers and insight into this!

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Any pedal start moped is a "bump/push" start. There is no difference

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> Any pedal start moped is a "bump/push" start. There is no difference

This^

The logistics of the pedals is that they spin the rear wheel on a maxi. No different to spinning the rear wheel by running down the street.

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> > Any pedal start moped is a "bump/push" start. There is no difference

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> The logistics of the pedals is that they spin the rear wheel on a maxi.

> No different to spinning the rear wheel by running down the street.

The mechanics, yes. But there still has to be a model without any pedals or kick because the clutch cover is different and so is the cluch. The seller told me it is possible to make a clutch by mounting the clutch parts to a baseplate meant for the kickstarters.

This is the reason why I'm confused. Well, lots of reasons actually..because this is my first build and I've never even opened an engine before. :)

edit: I'll post pictures as soon as I get my hands on the engine. I have this funny feeling this is not my last post or question! ;)(edited)

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> The mechanics, yes. But there still has to be a model without any pedals

> or kick because the clutch cover is different and so is the cluch. The

> seller told me it is possible to make a clutch by mounting the clutch

> parts to a baseplate meant for the kickstarters.

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> This is the reason why I'm confused. Well, lots of reasons

> actually..because this is my first build and I've never even opened an

> engine before. :)

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> edit: I'll post pictures as soon as I get my hands on the engine. I have

> this funny feeling this is not my last post or question! ;)

Quite possibly not.

The only variant on e50’s I’m aware of is the early models had the clamshell engine, where you have to split the cases to gain access to the clutch.

But those are still pedal start engines

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I checked with the seller to ensure it is the "new" model, with the separate cover for the clutch.

Also it is the 3 bearing model.

I'll make a thread about the build when I get that far.

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Here are some pictures of the push-start engine..

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Yeah that's just an e50 with no clutch, stator, or clutch cover on it. It's a pedal start motor. You pedal which turns the rear wheel which spins the drive chain and use the clutch to engage the final drive to the crankshaft. As long as the rear wheel is turning and you pull the clutch you can start it. Push or pedal, doesn't matter.

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