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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:09 pm

Just picked this up from a seller on Facebook, £15 and it's my next restoration project after I have finished rebuilding Jenny, going to make a feature in my new garage when I get it
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Unread postby COLVERT » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:35 pm

I too have a little project that I'm working on.

Here are a few pics below.

It's a 1962 Mobylette motobecane.
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Unread postby COLVERT » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:49 pm

The most important bit was to get it running really well then start on the various items that needed renewing.

Now has new tyres and tubes. New saddle. New ignition coil, lead and plug.

I have found several original bits to fit such as chain guards and centre stand.

These and the body and mudguards will be next.




Any MOPED enthusiasts out there ?

If so please log in and have a chat and show some pics of what you are doing.

The pic below is of a finished example of the mark.

Worth 7 or 8 hundred quids.--- :-o :-o :-o

( Click on pic for a close look. )
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:00 pm

that looks a nice little project John, i just opened it up earlier and found its absolutely full of grease, so will have to scoop all that out to straighten out the bucket
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Unread postby COLVERT » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:17 pm

The thing is Mick it's not just a project.


I ride it about all over the place.--- (clap)

Not quite as quick as my Honda 1,000 R though.---- :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:10 pm

Lol,
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Unread postby Tourerfogey » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:30 pm

KV6Mick wrote:Just picked this up from a seller on Facebook, £15 and it's my next restoration project after I have finished rebuilding Jenny, going to make a feature in my new garage when I get it


That's a good project Mick - I've restored a few of these and still have a couple awaiting my attention. I had to cut the bottom off the last one I did and fabricate a new one to weld in place because the original had completely rusted through:

I finished it in Shell colours to match some of my old petrol cans:
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Look forward to seeing the finished project - if you need new deals or stickers search isaydingdong on ebay or google for his website where prices are often a little cheaper :)
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:28 pm

thanks Trevor, i used that company for decals on the other project i did.
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:16 pm

I have broken the lid down and taken the pump lever apart , so its stripped down and have cleaned 80% of the crud off the lid, to reveal the manufacturer Stewart warner LTD Almite division, should give me a clue to find out the history of it
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:21 pm

ahhh i just found out that you buy the pump on its own, then you buy the grease tub that is fits and when thats used, you buy another tub
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Unread postby Tourerfogey » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:19 pm

COLVERT wrote:The most important bit was to get it running really well then start on the various items that needed renewing.

Now has new tyres and tubes. New saddle. New ignition coil, lead and plug.

I have found several original bits to fit such as chain guards and centre stand.

These and the body and mudguards will be next.




Any MOPED enthusiasts out there ?

If so please log in and have a chat and show some pics of what you are doing.

The pic below is of a finished example of the mark.

Worth 7 or 8 hundred quids.--- :-o :-o :-o

( Click on pic for a close look. )


Love this sort of thing. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't bother to get a motorcycle licence when I was younger. The rules have now all changed and a full car licence can no longer be used as a provisional motorcycle licence. Instead you have to do a CBT - I really can't see an old git like me attending a CBT course with a load of spotty faced sixteen year olds wearing their hats backwards and with their bums hanging out the top of their trousers trying to get a licence to scream around on their mopeds . . . . . . .:(
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:07 pm

you know you want to, then you and Colvy can go razzing about the lanes of france on scooters with loads of mirrors attached hehe
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Unread postby Tourerfogey » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:11 pm

:lol: :| (getmecoat)
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Unread postby COLVERT » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:19 pm

Tourerfogey wrote:
COLVERT wrote:The most important bit was to get it running really well then start on the various items that needed renewing.

Now has new tyres and tubes. New saddle. New ignition coil, lead and plug.

I have found several original bits to fit such as chain guards and centre stand.

These and the body and mudguards will be next.




Any MOPED enthusiasts out there ?

If so please log in and have a chat and show some pics of what you are doing.

The pic below is of a finished example of the mark.

Worth 7 or 8 hundred quids.--- :-o :-o :-o

( Click on pic for a close look. )


Love this sort of thing. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't bother to get a motorcycle licence when I was younger. The rules have now all changed and a full car licence can no longer be used as a provisional motorcycle licence. Instead you have to do a CBT - I really can't see an old git like me attending a CBT course with a load of spotty faced sixteen year olds wearing their hats backwards and with their bums hanging out the top of their trousers trying to get a licence to scream around on their mopeds . . . . . . .:(



I think you can have a Moped on your car license as it's less than 50 cc.

No CBT required.



The ped I'm messing about with was manufactured in 1962.

According to the speed camera coming into our village I got it up to a dizzying 46 kph.- :lol:

The wind pressure took my ears round to the back of my head.-- (clap)
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Unread postby COLVERT » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:31 pm

However--------if the moped breaks down I still have one of these that I ride about the place---------------------



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Unread postby Tourerfogey » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:38 pm

Unfortunately, CBT is now compulsory first step regardless of cc if you have not ridden before. :(
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Unread postby COLVERT » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:07 pm

Tourerfogey wrote:Unfortunately, CBT is now compulsory first step regardless of cc if you have not ridden before. :(

That's crazy isn't it ??

When I'm wizzing along CYCLISTS go past me.---- :-o :-o :-o ----- (clap)


Especially here in France. Great packs of them.------------- :lol:
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Unread postby COLVERT » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 pm

Sigh--------------- (shrug)


What went wrong ???------- (bad PC)
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