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Most moped companies were short lived enough that the evolution of their logo was slight or never happened. The [[Motobecane logo]] is an exception to this as it changed numerous times throughout the evolution of the company.
 
Most moped companies were short lived enough that the evolution of their logo was slight or never happened. The [[Motobecane logo]] is an exception to this as it changed numerous times throughout the evolution of the company.
  
==Repair and performance tuning guides==
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==Repair and Performance Tuning Guides==
* [[Guide to Motobecane spark and timing]]
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*[http://projectmopedmanual.info/Manual_HTML/motobecane.html Motobecane service and parts manuals]
* [[Converting from stock Gurtner AR carburetor to a Dellorto SHA carburetor]]
 
* Use of the [[Motobecane engine engagement switch]]
 
* [http://www.mopedarmy.com/downloads/motobecane_40-50-7_repair_manual.pdf Motobecane repair manual for models 40, 50, and 7] in PDF format, made from the [http://www.mopedriders.org/article_view.php?faq=2&fldAuto=18 scans at mopedriders.org].
 
 
*[[:Image:Motobecane manual.pdf|Motobecane manual]] (PDF) with full wiring guides.
 
*[[:Image:Motobecane manual.pdf|Motobecane manual]] (PDF) with full wiring guides.
* [http://staff.washington.edu/iet/Catalog.pdf Motobecane model 50 parts catalog in PDF format]
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*[http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/7/47915/47520/ Thread on porting, cylinder differences, etc] -- This should be turned into a Wiki page!
* [http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/7/47915/47520/ Thread on porting, cylinder differences, etc] -- This should be turned into a Wiki page!
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*[http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/read.php?f=1&i=380316&t=380248 Thread on creating new engine mounts] -- This should also be turned into a Wiki page.
* [http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/read.php?f=1&i=380316&t=380248 Thread on creating new engine mounts] -- This should also be turned into a Wiki page.
 
*[[motobecane porting]]
 
*[[Greasing the Variator and Dimoby clutch]]
 
*[[Mounting the 15/15 Sha Dellorto with a shorty intake on the Motobecane /50L/50V]]
 
*[[Motobecane variator disassembly]]
 
*[[Motobecane port database]]
 
*[[Motobecane wheels]] - Info on Motobecane Mag and Spoke wheels
 
*[[Repairing a Motobecane fuel tank]]
 
*[[Differences Between 50 L and V]]
 
*[[Aftermarket Motobecane Variators]]
 
 
*[http://www.mabecanemobylette.com/condenser_installation.htm Installing a new condenser underneath the fuel tank]
 
*[http://www.mabecanemobylette.com/condenser_installation.htm Installing a new condenser underneath the fuel tank]
 
*[http://outofcontrolmopeds.blogspot.com/2009/11/motobecane-lamour.html Motobecane L'Amour] - an informative blog post all about Motobecanes.
 
*[http://outofcontrolmopeds.blogspot.com/2009/11/motobecane-lamour.html Motobecane L'Amour] - an informative blog post all about Motobecanes.
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20060516231619/http://www.ventilxp.com/mob/index2.php?rub=technique/demontage+vario+embrayage+origine+mbk+51/article.php Ventilxp Variator Disassembly]
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*[http://www.ventilxp.fr/forumv2/viewtopic.php?t=12199/ How to replace the engine rubber bushings, by Ventilxp]
  
==External links==
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==External Motobecane Links==
 
* [http://www.mbk-europe.com/ MBK]
 
* [http://www.mbk-europe.com/ MBK]
 
* [http://www.motobecane-club-de-france.org/ Motobécane Club of France]
 
* [http://www.motobecane-club-de-france.org/ Motobécane Club of France]
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* [http://motobecane.free.fr/ Les mobylettes Motobécane]
 
* [http://motobecane.free.fr/ Les mobylettes Motobécane]
 
* [http://www.motobecane.jp/ Motobecane.jp]
 
* [http://www.motobecane.jp/ Motobecane.jp]
* [http://mopedriders.org/article_view.php?faq=2&fldAuto=18 Motobecane repair manual for models 40, 50, and 7]
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*[http://www.mabecanemobylette.com/ Mabecane's Mobylette Corner -- A Moby site for the new owners and beginners ]
* [http://mopedriders.org/article_view.php?faq=2&fldAuto=12 Mobylette repair manual]
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*[http://www.mabecanemobylette.com/ www.mabecanemobylette.com. A Moby site for the new owners and beginners ]
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20060516231619/http://www.ventilxp.com/mob/index2.php?rub=technique/demontage+vario+embrayage+origine+mbk+51/article.php Ventilxp Variator Disassembly]
 
*[http://www.ventilxp.fr/forumv2/viewtopic.php?t=12199/ How to replace the engine rubber bushings, by Ventilxp]
 
  
 
[[Category:Moped Brands]]
 
[[Category:Moped Brands]]
 
[[Category: Motobecane]]
 
[[Category: Motobecane]]

Revision as of 11:15, 5 September 2011

Motobécane was a French manufacturer of bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, and other small vehicles, established in 1923. "Motobécane" is a portmanteau made up of two colloquialisms stuck together. "Moto" is a slang word for motorcycle; "bécane" is slang for "bike."

Mopeds

Motobécane introduced a moped, the Mobylette, in 1949; over the next 48 years, Motobécane manufactured 14 million Mobylettes.

Models

Scooters

Under the name MBK, the company continues to manufacture scooters and mopeds for the European market.

Motorcycles

Motobécane manufactured motorcycles from its inception in 1923 until its demise in 1981.

Bicycles

Motobécane was a major and respected manufacturer in the French bicycle industry. They built high-quality, low-cost frames that were a step ahead of many other French manufacturers.

History

In 1981, Motobécane filed for bankruptcy, and was subsequently purchased by Yamaha and reformed in 1984 as MBK; the French company continues to make motor scooters, and has no relation to Motobecane USA, which imports bicycles from Taiwan and China, manufactured to their specification under the Motobécane trademark.

Most moped companies were short lived enough that the evolution of their logo was slight or never happened. The Motobecane logo is an exception to this as it changed numerous times throughout the evolution of the company.

Repair and Performance Tuning Guides

External Motobecane Links