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Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 20:33:43
Subject: Re: Hard Time
From: MrSackFace16@aol.com
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if you have the slightest bit of knowledge you shouldnt have a new one, and
paying 1350 is a joke the same. Tomos are the worst brand of moped ever. my
friend bought a new one in 98 and has gone through one enginie
rebuild(piston, cylinder hone, rings, and main bearings), 3 clutches, and the
thing cant start when the temperature is below 50 degrees because of the dumb
backkick start, you cant turn the engine over long enough when the engine
calls for it in cold temperatures. The gasket to the exhaust is not precise
enough so he leaks oil and looses some compression ou the exhasut manifold.
This bike has 2900 miles on it. My other friends tomos has only gone through
one clutch, but he has had an engine rebuild at 2100 miles...Stupid oil
injection malfunctioned like always and he was probably running 500:1 gas to
oil, you should have seen his piston and cylinder, he had to get everything
so he just got a 70 cc kit.
Do a simple compression test and clean out the carbuerator on an old puch
or motobecane and you got yourself a more reliable and faster bike than any
tomos. only 1000 dollars cheaper. Spending 1350 wouldn't be bad if you were
allowed to ride a moped from the age of 12(so you get more than 2 years til
your able to drive) and they ran for more than 2000 miles without having
major problems that cost a lot of money if you don't know much yourself.
My old 80 Motobecane.
Stock- Biggest motobecane carb, ran close to 35 mph, the exhaust port is
really small and so is the intake manifold, Ported it, customized biturbo
pipe, sanded exhaust head down to higher compression ratio, and put a
sprocket in the back that was several teeth smaller and I was doing 50 mph
flat. Started in less than 5 seconds in 15 degree weather.

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