Picked up a 77 Kreidler MP-9

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Picked up a 77 Kreidler MP-9

Postby Falcor » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:18 am

So I stumbled across a pretty good deal on a Kreidler and I jumped on it. I was a bit put off by the lack of available parts but wanted to keep this bike as stock as possible. It's quite peppy, does about 31mph on a straightaway with a stock set up. Needs to be thoroughly cleaned but seems to be in decent shape, gas tank is spotless.

I have a couple of questions if anyone has any answers:

- Are the top ends of these engines a bit noisier than an E50? My Maxi is all I have to compare it to and the Kreidler is definitely noisier, almost sounds like a diesel engine when I put my ear near it. When I tap on the cooling fins though they kind of 'ring' so I am thinking that perhaps it's just that.

- It definitely has the shaking issue when shifting between first and second. I've read about how to fix this with shims on the end of the transmission but I wondered if anyone had any luck buying these shims from McMaster-Carr or some other hardware store? I'm trying to avoid having a handful of $.50 shims sent from Europe. I've searched and have not been able to find any link to McMaster-Carr or anything similar.

It also seems to have a transmission leak that is coming out where the sprocket attaches. I believe this is an internal seal but I am going to just let it leak for a bit, it doesn't seem that bad and I am not familiar enough yet with the bike to tear the motor apart.


Thanks for any advice you can provide

Chris
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re: Picked up a 77 Kreidler MP-9

Postby mopedlar » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:37 pm

This guy is an authority on Kreidlers- gaskilljon@gmail.com. He owns about 12 of them.
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re: Picked up a 77 Kreidler MP-9

Postby Falcor » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:56 am

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

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