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Postby xrongor » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:26 pm

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Postby wrm340 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:31 am

Thanx you guys. It is just that this thing is French and i figured it would be a hassle to get parts and fix that Vario drive these things have. I have a '76 Jawa T40, that was a headache to get running! It also now has 1100 miles original. This thing runs great now and is very dependable! I love riding it, there is nothing like the smell of 2-stroke in the morning!
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Postby wrm340 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:08 pm

Well...........I went to look at it and ended up buying it for $320. It looks very good and it did start and run for 30 seconds or so when i got home. I will take the carb apart and clean it. One thing i am going to need is new grips! They are almost rotted away!
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Postby vegamew2394 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:22 pm

not bad price. get her running and looking good and post a picture on the pic's of your ped thread.
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Postby steamboat » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:31 pm

I would rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6
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Postby John » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:31 am

Some grease probably won't hurt. Just don't go crazy. It needs a grease gun like they use on the bars of chainsaws as it is not a standard zerk fitting. Then what is standard on a Moby. lol
check for rust in tank and get some new rubber, lube the cables.
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Postby xrongor » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:48 am

i was lubing my cables this weekend and im sure glad i did. the throttle cable only had 2 strands left holding it on at the carb side. would have been very difficult to drive it home after it finally broke. which of course would have been far far from anything.

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Postby John » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:05 am

It's one of the parts people seem to forget about till it is too late.
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Postby wrm340 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:05 pm

Started takin' her apart finally!!!!
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Postby xrongor » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:03 am

while you got it apart, replace the gas line with new line and put an inline gas filter on it to save yourself much headaches. i prefer larger ones with actual paper in them but some people like the little triangular ones. make sure you install it the right way.

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