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Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2000 14:42:31
Subject: Resurrecting a California Puch Moped
From: CExpert1@aol.com
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Greetings, fellow mopedders:
I have a 1978 Puch Newport Oil-Inject which I am trying to resurrect. So
far, I've got it to run for about twenty-seconds when I try to start it, but
then it stops. Any ideas on what to look for on fixing it. No one in
Louisville handles the Puch, so I am on my own in regard to fixing the darn
thing.

Someone once told me that Puch made less than 100 of the oil-inject models -
is that true?

BTW - I am an ex-Californian, and the moped still has the blue 1981
California BICYCLE license sticker (not a plate) on it, which is what the law
then classified it as. I don't know what Kentucky laws regarding the moped
are, but will find out if I ever get the thing running again.

Also, for the person awhile back who asked for ideas on legally speeding
their moped up - in California at least (we're talking 20 years ago), the law
regarding what was a moped was based on the engine only (50cc or less), which
in effect limited the speed to 30mph. I was able to average 35mph by putting
on slightly larger tires.

Larry West
Louisville, KY



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