Hardware

August 4, 2014

Welcome. This section is for universal nuts, bolts, washers, etc. Mopeds are almost all metric. As you can see, this little hardware store is mostly empty.

 

Screw Heads

Bolt heads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metric Nuts

 
size thread height wrench      style            price     for 5    for 10   for 50   for 100

M4 – 0.70  x  4     hex 7    standard zinc   $0.30    $1.20    $2.00


M5 – 0.75  x  4     hex 7    see Dellorto cable adjuster nut
M5 – 0.80  x  5     hex 8    standard zinc   $0.40    $1.50    $2.50
M5 – 0.80  x  5     hex 8    std chrome      $1.50    $6.00  $10.00
M5 – 0.80  x  6     hex 8    self-locking      $0.70    $3.00    $5.00
M5 – 0.80  x  7     hex 8    thick nut zinc   $1.00    $4.00    $7.00
M5 – 0.80  x  5     hex 8    cap chrome     $1.00    $4.00    
M5 – 0.80  x  20   hex 8    tall nut Morini   $2.00    $8.00  
M5 – 0.90  x  5     hex 8    coarse zinc      $1.50    $6.00  $10.00 

M6 – 0.75  x  4     hex  9    see Dellorto cable elbow nut
M6 – 0.80  x  4     hex 10   fine thin nut     $1.50    $6.00
M6 – 1.00  x  4     hex 10   thin nut zinc     $0.60    $2.50    $4.00
M6 – 1.00  x  6     hex  9   see Solex frame or head nut
M6 – 1.00  x  6     hex 10   standard zinc   $0.50    $2.00    $3.00  $12.00  $20.00
M6 – 1.00  x  7     hex 10   self-locking      $0.80    $3.50    $6.00
M6 – 1.00  x  8     hex 10   thick nut zinc   $1.00    $4.50    $7.00
M6 – 1.00  x  12   hex 10   tall  brass        $3.00   $13.00  

M7 – 1.00  x  7     hex 11   standard zinc   $0.60    $2.50   $4.00  
M7 – 1.00  x  7     hex 10   standard zinc   $1.00    $4.50   $7.00  
M7 – 1.00  x  7     hex 11   std chrome      $2.00    $8.00  $15.00
M7 – 1.00  x  8     hex 11   self-locking      $2.00    $8.00   

M8 – 1.00  x  8     hex 13   fine nut zinc    
M8 – 1.00  x  8     hex 13   fine self-lock   
M8 – 1.25  x  8     hex 12   standard zinc  
M8 – 1.25  x  8     hex 13   standard zinc
M8 – 1.25  x  9     hex 13   self-locking     

M9 – 1.00  x  10   hex 14  see Solex axle nut

M10-1.00  x  10   hex 17  fine nut zinc     
M10-1.00  x   6    hex 17  fine thin zinc     
M10-1.00  x  10   hex 14  see engine hardware crank nuts 
M10-1.25  x  10   hex 14  standard black  
M10-1.25  x  10   hex 14  cap nut black 
M10-1.25  x  10   hex 17  standard zinc 
M10-1.25  x  11   hex 17  self-locking      
M10-1.50  x  10   hex 17  coarse nut       

M11-1.00  x  11   hex 17  see wheel parts axle nut
M11-1.00  x  8    hex 17  see wheel parts axle lock nut
M11-1.00  x  6    hex 17  see wheel parts axle lock nut
M11-1.00  x  4    hex 17  see wheel parts axle lock nut

M12-1.00  x  12 see wheel parts 
M12-1.00  x  10 see wheel parts
M12-1.00  x  8   see wheel parts 
M12-1.00  x  6   see wheel parts 
M12-1.25  x  12 fine nut zinc    hex 19
M12-1.25  x  12 fine nut zinc    hex 17
M12-1.50  x  12 standard zinc  hex 19
M12-1.50  x  13 self-locking     hex 19

M14-1.00  x  8   see Indian clutch nut H214
M16-1.00  x  10
M20-1.00  x  10 see Tomos sprocket nut 209080
 
 
Hex Head Bolts
M4-0.70 x 10
M4-0.70 x 12
M4-0.70 x 14
M4-0.70 x 16
M4-0.70 x 18
M4-0.70 x 20
M4-0.70 x 25
M4-0.70 x 30
 
M5-0.80 x 10
M5-0.80 x 12
M5-0.80 x 14
M5-0.80 x 16
M5-0.80 x 18
M5-0.80 x 20
M5-0.80 x 25
M5-0.80 x 30
M5-0.80 x 35
M5-0.80 x 40
M5-0.80 x 45
M5-0.80 x 50
 
M6-1.00 x 10
M6-1.00 x 12
M6-1.00 x 14
M6-1.00 x 16
M6-1.00 x 18
M6-1.00 x 20
M6-1.00 x 25
M6-1.00 x 30
M6-1.00 x 35
M6-1.00 x 40
M6-1.00 x 45
M6-1.00 x 50
M6-1.00 x 55
M6-1.00 x 60
M6-1.00 x 65
M6-1.00 x 70
M6-1.00 x 80
 

Negrini Info

August 3, 2014

Negrini            made in Italy by Negrini     Morini MO1, MO2, M1

Negrini

1962 Negrini moped

1962 Negrini moped

Negrini mopeds, scooters and small motorcycles have been made in Modena, Italy since 1950.

Negrini USA was formed when the US laws changed in 1976, and moped Negrini USAdemand in the US was very high because of fear of high gas prices. Some time around 1979 Negrini USA Inc became Marina Mobili Inc (MMI). 

Left, Myrons “Negrini Info Sheet” from 2002. Negrini mopeds are rare in California because they had no west coast distribution center. So out of 150 moped shops in the greater Los Angeles area, none, or almost none, were Negrini dealers. So no left over color brochures were in Myron’s buyout material. That’s why the info sheet pictures are so bad. 

"From bicycle to anti-dive" a history of Negrini, page 1

“From bicycle to anti-dive” a history of Negrini, from “Motociclisimo d’Epocha” (Vintage Motorcyclist) magazine April 2005

Negrini History p2

Negrini was founded by Pietro Negrini in 1950. The first Negrini mopeds had IMC (Industria Meccanica Calzolai) 3-speed engines.

Negrini History p3

Negrini made 61,632 units in 1960, 132,548 in 1965, and 320,000 in 1970. Pietro Negrini’s son Mauro took over the company in the 70s.

Negrini History p4

Here is Mauro Negrini, on a fishing trip, 65 years old in 2005, still with the passion. Some Negrini’s had CO.ST.A. anti-dive front suspension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977 Negrini Harvard flyer

1977 Negrini Harvard flyer

Negrini MX Sport was a gift for the Penthouse Pet of the Year runner up in 1979

Negrini MX Sport, a gift for the 1979 Penthouse Pet of the Year runner up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977 Negrini Gazelle step-thru tube frame Grimeca wire wheels Morini MO-2 engine Domino controls

1977 Negrini Gazelle
step-thru tube frame
Grimeca wire wheels
Morini MO-2 engine
Domino SS levers

1978 Negrini Leprotto Morini MO1 engine Grimeca wire wheels P.V. controls with black plastic levers

1977 Negrini Leprotto
Morini MO1 engine
Grimeca wire wheels
P.V. controls with
black plastic levers

1977 Negrini Harvard step-thru “tubone” frame 16-ray aluminum wheels Domino SS levers solo seat

’77-78 Negrini Harvard
step-thru “tubone” frame
16-ray aluminum wheels
Domino SS levers

1977 Negrini MX Sport top tank tube frame Morini MO2 engine

1977 Negrini MX Sport
top tank tube frame
Morini MO2 engine  Grimeca aluminum whls.  CEV chrome switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Negrini Leprotto was the low cost version of the Gazelle, with painted fenders instead of polished stainless steel, an all steel standard fork instead of the stiff and precise CO.ST.A. motorcycle type fork (cast aluminum with steel tube), and with P.V. controls with plastic levers instead of Domino controls with polished stainless steel levers. Both the Leprotto and Gazelle had the same detachable gas tank and classic Italian moped steel tube step-thru frame.

1977 Negrini Harvard Morini MO2 engine  1976-77 all iron cylinder with smaller fins

1977 Negrini Harvard    16-ray aluminum wheels
Morini MO2 engine
1976-77 all iron cylinder black with smaller fins

1978 Negrini MX Sport top-tank tube frame Grimeca Razze Incrociate aluminum wheels Morini MO1 engine "late" iron cylinder with  aluminum fins

1978 Negrini MX Sport
Grimeca aluminum whls Morini MO1 engine
1977-79 iron cylinder with silver aluminum fins

1979 Negrini Gazelle II Morini MO2 engine Grimeca aluminum wheels Domino controls adjustable rear shocks

1978-79 Negrini Gazelle
Morini MO2 engine
Grimeca aluminum whls
adjustable rear shocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other than the Leprotto, all Negrini mopeds had high quality CO.ST.A motorcycle type suspension for precise control. Other than the Leprotto, all Negrini mopeds had high quality Domino “70’s chrome” controls with polished stainless steel (SS) levers that look like chrome. Of course, like an Italian meal is not complete without pasta, so all Negrini mopeds had high quality CEV electrical equipment, Dansi or Bosch ignition, Grimeca wheels and brakes, CBA exhausts, and for desert, Dellorto S.H.A. 14/12 (or 14/9) flat slide carburetors facing to the right side.

1979 Negrini MX Sport II Grimeca die cast aluminum wheels Morini MO2 engine locking storage box

’78-79 Negrini MX Sport II
Grimeca aluminum whls
Morini MO2 engine
storage compartment    CEV plastic switches

1980 Negrini MX Sport II top tank tube frame different under tank Morini M1 engine  with case reed valve for more torque

1980 Negrini MX Sport II
Grimeca spoke wheels
locking compartment
Morini M1 reed engine
Domino 70s chrome levers  CEV plastic switches

1980 Negrini MX Sport II Morini M1 engine Grimeca spoke wheels locking storage box CEV plastic switches

1980-81 Neg. MX Sport II
Morini M1 reed engine
Grimeca spoke wheels
locking storage box

Negrini (1981 prices)

Gazelle III (spoke)   $689
Harvard II (mag)     $745
MX Sport II (spoke) $749
MX Sport II (mag)   $799
MX KPN City Cross   $879
MX Gipsy Cross (off road)
 
(see here for Gipsy Cross) 
 
1980-81 greyscale pictures, model names and specs from 1981 Buyers Guide p58

 

1980 Negrini Harvard II bigger tank, longer seat Grimeca alum. wheels Morini M1 engine

’80-82 Negrini Harvard II
bigger tank, longer seat
Grimeca alum. wheels
Morini M1 reed valve eng.  Domino 70s chrome SS   CEV plastic switches

1980 Negrini Gazelle III Morini M1 engine Grimeca spoke wheels long seat, Domino controls CEV plastic switches

1980-81 Neg. Gazelle III
Morini M1 reed engine
Grimeca spoke wheels
long seat, Domino SS
CEV plastic switches

1981 Negrini Gazelle III Morini M1 reed engine Bernardi aluminum wheels Long seat CEV plastic switches

1981-82 Gazelle III
Morini M1 engine
Bernardi alum. whls
long seat, CEV plast

1981 Negrini MX KPN City Cross - moped Morini M1 engine 19" front 17" rear

1981-82 Negrini MX KPN
City Cross, trail moped
Morini M1 reed valve engine Domino 70s chrome levers
19″ front 17″ rear tire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left, 1977 Negrini Harvard (step thru) with optional Morini MO2 engine, with only 30 miles on the odometer. Right, 1978 Negrini MX Sport (top tank) with standard Morini MO1 engine, with only 138 miles traveled total.

Left, 1977 Negrini Harvard (step thru) with optional Morini MO2 engine, with only 30 miles on the odometer.
Right, 1978 Negrini MX Sport (top tank) with standard Morini MO1 engine, with only 138 miles traveled total.

 

Negrini Gazelle Flyer

This is the early Negrini USA logo. It resembles the 1960’s logo. It says “Sole Importers & Distributors”.

Negrini Harvard Flyer

This is the “Negrini Moped” logo, simplified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negrini MX Sport Flyer

This MX Sport is equipped with a Bosch ignition coil, while the Gazelle and Harvard have Dansi ones. That means the magneto might also be Bosch on some models, Dansi on most others.

Negrini Flyer back

This could be Marina Mobili’s first flyer, side two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above, side one of what may be Marina Mobili's first flyer.

This could be Marina Mobili’s first flyer, side one.

The business location on 146 W Commercial Ave, in Moonachie NJ, that was originally called “Negrini USA Inc”, became known as “Marina Mobili Inc”. The phone number 201-438-5700 that was originally for Negrini USA Inc, became the phone number of Marina Mobili Inc. From this it appears that Negrini USA changed their name to Marina Mobili. The most likely reason is they wanted to expand into selling more brands than just Negrini. They went on to become the biggest independent moped importer in the USA, taking on dozens of brands of bikes and components, mostly Italian and American at first. Soon they expanded to parts from France, Germany, Taiwan, Holland and Spain. So this flyer is historically important. This material was donated by Mr. B. Small of Maryland USA, for you to use and enjoy!

 

 

Negrini-MMI flyer front

Negrini/MMI early flyer for moped dealers

Negrini-MMI flyer back

Dealer Flyer shows  MMI was Negrini

MMI made this Negrini brochure for USA moped dealers

MMI made this Negrini brochure for USA moped dealers

Marina Mobili’s first product brands were Bosch, CEV, Cintin, CO.ST.A., Dansi, Dellorto, Domino, G.E., Grimeca, Huret, Kryptonite, Master, Michelin, Minarelli, Morini, Negrini, and Pirelli brands. They are listed on this early flyer for moped dealers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huret

Negrini components: Morini MO1 (or optional MO2 2-speed) engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9 on 20mph) carb, Dansi magneto (two kinds possible) or Bosch magneto, Grimeca wheels and brakes, Domino “70’s chrome” controls, CEV lights, switches, wiring, Huret speedometer. 

 

 

 

 


Indian Info

August 3, 2014

Contents:  1. Introduction   2. History   3. Indian Models   4. Advertisements   5. Other Parts Sources

                6. Gas Valve Info   7. Gas Cap Info   8. Indian Magneto Info   9. Indian Owners Manual


 

Indian Info Sheet from 2002

Myrons Mopeds Indian Info Sheet from 2002
No mention is made of Mira “snowflake” wheels,
because Shaun had not heard of them until ’07
on the internet. His dad’s shop, Royal Cyclery, in
Hawthorne CA, sold/serviced 50-100 Indians in
the 80’s. All had Sport Mag II or spoke wheels.

 

 

 

I am the real Indian.

 

 

No, I am the real Indian.

 

Partial History of the Indian Four Stroke Moped:  Around 1977 American Moped Associates (AMA) purchased the Indian trademark from bankruptcy court for $10,000. 

American Moped Associates designed the Indian moped and got Merida Industry in Taiwan to produce it.

AMA designed the frame, bought the tooling and rights from Honda, and got Merida to produce it.

1970's Honda PC50 has the same engine as a Indian AMI-50

’67-77 Honda PC50 moped has
same engine, carb, hubs, brakes, 
levers? as ’78-81 Indian AMI-50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from Mark Daniels “The Fall” article: Across the East China Sea in Japan, Honda had decided to discontinue its old four-stroke mopeds and replace these with new two-stroke models.  Following a 10-year production run, the PC50-K1 was pensioned off in February 1977 … but the engine design and a number of cycle ancillary components were licensed on to AMA to manufacture again at their Merida factory in Taiwan. The result was the Indian AMI-50 ‘Chief’, which first appeared on sale in 1978. Now it’s fairly obvious there are some people who’re going to say this is just a PC50 come back to haunt us, but it’s really not!  The engine is clearly a mirror design, but absolutely everything has been re-made, and not a single original Japanese Honda PC50 component or fitment has been employed.  It’s a completely new motor manufactured to the licensed blueprint, and everything is different.

Leone Accessories Catalog Jan 1982

Leone Accessories Catalog Jan 1982

American Moped Associates had many accessories made with the Indian name, Indian saddlebags, Indian tools, Indian batteries, Indian carburetor cleaner, Indian cable locks, Indian shirts, Indian belt buckles, Indian patches, Indian decals, Indian lighted signs, Indian banners, Indian bin box labels, even Indian tires (made by Cheng Shin), and the optional aluminum 8-ray wheels made in USA by Sport Mag II. AMA had planned a 2-speed transmission for the 1981 redesigned Indian mopeds, but it never came to be. American Moped Associates, at 1852 Langley Ave, Irvine CA 92714, sold out to Carmen Deleone and his Leone Accessories company in 1982.

Leone Accessories had Indian saddlebags, Indian boxes, Indian shirts, Indian belt buckles, Indian patches, Indian decals, and the optional aluminum 8-ray wheels made in USA by Sport Mag II. Carmen Deleone only bought American Moped out for the use of the Indian name, as the mopeds were sold down and not produced. That’s why there are no 1982 or later Indian mopeds. Leone Accessories, about a year later, acquired Derbi Motor Corporation of America (DMCA). See Derbi Parts for more info on that.

While the wholesale sales of Spanish made Derbi mopeds went well, DMCA’s plans for a new Indian moped and full size Indian motorcycle for 1984 failed miserably. A few Manco go-karts were sold with “Indian 4-stroke” stickers affixed. Then the Indian name was sold off. DMCA continued to import and distribute Derbi mopeds, made in Spain, to USA moped dealers, and to supply Indian moped parts and accessories until 1989-90.

1975 Merida MC100 motocross Does this fork remind you of the Indian fork?

1975 Merida MC100 
This motocross bicycle fork looks like the moped fork.

Merida IndusMeridatry Company was started in Yuanlin (Taiwan) in Sept 1972 by Ike Tseng (1932-2012). Ike was annoyed at the poor quality of Taiwan made bicycles in 1971. It was so bad that some American bike shops at the time refused to repair Taiwan bikes, because they would not stay fixed. Pedal hard and the pressed-together DNB rear 10-speed hub would twist, throwing the rim out of true. Much of the steel was soft and weak, so on threaded things, even normal tightening would strip the threads. Ike Tseng was smart enough, as both an engineer and a business person, and determined to improve the quality of Taiwan bicycles. He also had connections in the US. Who ever started American Moped Associates probably knew Ike Tseng and/or his high-quality-Taiwan-bicycle company. 

Excerpt from http://www.merida.com/en_int/about-us-94.html, what “Merida” means, as told by Michael Tseng, current CEO and son of Ike Tseng: The man whose life motto was “move with passion and courage” chose the name “Merida” intentionally: The rough translation of the three syllables “Me-Ri-Da” means that the company’s intention is to manufacture only beautiful and high-quality products enabling anyone to reach her or his destination as pleasantly as possible. 

Excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merida_BikesMerida Industry Co., Ltd (MIC) is a Taiwan-based bicycle designmanufacture, and sales company. It was started in 1972 by Ike Tseng. The original layout was based on the Raleigh Nottingham factory as Merida began by making Raleigh bikes for the North American market. Ike was a very talented engineer, and the company grew as a well-respected OE manufacturer making many well-respected brands. Ike died in January 2012, the company is now run by his son Michael Tseng.

Merida is a glMerida 2014obal player in bicycle design and manufacturing, making 2.2 million bicycles a year at 5 factories: 1 in Taiwan, 3 in China and 1 in Germany. As at 2012 the company is a public listed company on the Taiwanese stock exchange, quoted at approximately £350 million, making it one of Taiwan’s biggest companies.

1982 Merida MX280 BMX racing bicycle

1982 Merida MX280
BMX racing bicycle

Merida now produces mainly its own Merida-branded bikes, which are present in 67 countries around the world, or selected brands which it has a financial interest in, e.g. the German brand Centurion. In 2001, Merida bought 49% of Specialized for a reported US$30 million, although its CEO and founder Mike Sinyard remained majority owner.

Merida has been co-sponsor of the Multivan Merida Biking Team, with athletes such as Jose Hermida and Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, and of bicycle racing events such as the TransUK and TransWales mountain bike races. Since 2004, the team has been scoring over 30 World Cup wins as well as Olympic gold and silver medals. In 2013 Merida became co-sponsors of the Pro-Tour Lampre-Merida road racing team.

2. Indian History

The history of Indian began two centuries ago in 1897. Read Mark Daniels excellent article “The Fall”, the full history of Indian, at http://www.icenicam.ukfsn.org/articles5/art0084.html. This is the best Indian History article ever!


 3. Indian Models

All Indian mopeds have the same model name, “AMI-50 Chief”, or just “AMI-50″.
The service manual cover mentions a “AMI-50 2S”. This was the 2-speed that never materialized.
 
The 1978-82 Indian engine is an exact copy of a 1968-77 Honda PC50 4-stroke 1-speed moped engine.
 
Indian models are like a fast food restaurant menu, many variations from just a few ingredients.
 
The 1978 Indian Parts Manual lists the following frame colors: black, silver, burgundy, blue. (blue was actually white?)
The first 1978 Indians had a Tillotson “pumper” type carburetor. That had problems.
Later 1978 Indians had a Keihin carburetor, with lever choke, same kind as Honda PC50.
The only 1978 decals listed are the left and right Indian heads on the tank.
The only 1978 wheels are the spoke wheels with 90mm brake drums.
 
The 1979 Indian Parts Manual lists the following frame colors: black, silver, burgundy, blue, green, white.
The 1979-later Indians had a wider rear luggage rack.
Some 1979, and all 1980-later had a Mikuni 10mm carb, with cable choke.
The cylinder head for the Mikuni carb model has a different flange angle, and maybe upgrades to valves?
The 1979-later Sport Mag II aluminum wheels have the same 90mm brakes as the spoke wheels.
The 1979-later Mira Enterprises aluminum wheels have 100mm brakes, different than the others.
 
“Script” version had gold script Indian decals on the tank, and gold script Indian on the engine covers (sides).
“Stripe” version had either “warm” or “cool” color stripes, and “FOUR STROKE” in yellow slanted on the sides.
 
At some point the fork changed. The new fork complete interchanged with the old, but the separate parts did not.
 
The 1980 Indian Parts Manual lists the following frame colors: blacksilver, burgundy, blue, green, white.
Some 1979, and all 1980-later had the improved two-coil WTEMCO magneto. See Wiring Diagrams for that.
 

1978-79 Indian AMI-50 Chief  (head logo, spoke wheels) 

1978 Indian AMI50 white with spoke wheels Indian head logo on tank no other stickers

1978 Indian AMI-50
white with spoke wheels
Indian head on tank
old “four stroke” on sides

1978 Indian AMI50 black with spoke wheels They rust easily.

1978 Indian AMI-50
black with spoke wheels
Indian head on tank
  rusted bad, too bad!

1978 Indian AMI50 silver with spoke wheels Indian head logo on tank

1979 Indian AMI-50
silver with spoke wheels
Indian head on tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1979-80 Indian AMI-50 Chief (gold script, spoke wheels)

1979 Indian AMI50 burgundy w/spoke wheels Indian gold script on tank

1979 Indian AMI-50
burgundy with spoke wheels
gold script on tank and sides

1979 Indian AMI50 burgundy w/spoke whls

1979 Indian AMI-50
burgundy w/spoke whls
gold script on tank+sides

1980 Indian AMI-50  black with spoke wheels gold script on tank + sides

1980 Indian AMI-50
black with spoke wheels
gold script on tank+sides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1979-80 Indian AMI-50 Chief (color stripes, spoke wheels)

late 1978 Indian AMI50 green with spoke wheels color stripes removed

1979 Indian AMI-50
green with spoke wheels
color stripes removed

1979 Indian AMI50 burgundy w/spoke wheels warm color stripes

1979 Indian AMI-50
burgundy w/spoke whls
with warm color stripes even on engine covers

1979 Indian AMI50 white with spoke wheels with cool color stripes gold script on sides

1979 Indian AMI-50
white with spoke wheels
with cool color stripes
gold script eng covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1979-80 Indian AMI-50 Chief (gold script, Sport Mag II “8 ray” wheels)

1979 Indian AMI-50 black Sport Mag II whls gold script tank + sides

1979 Indian AMI-50
black Sport Mag II whls
gold script tank + sides

1980 Indian AMI-50 black Sport Mag II whls gold script on tank gold script on sides

1980 Indian AMI-50
black Sport Mag II whls
gold script tank + sides

Some Indians had Sport Mag II cast aluminum wheels, made in Placentia CA USA, near Myrons Mopeds. These were pretty much the only aluminum “mag” type wheel on any Indian mopeds originally sold is Southern California. For the rest of the country, the Mira Enterprises (Taiwan-made) aluminum wheels, that look like snowflakes, are the most common type of Indian moped “mag” wheel. This is easy to see in a Google image search for “indian moped”. Maybe, this was because American Moped Associates, in Irvine CA, had to unpack the bikes and swap the wheels with the local-made aluminum ones (that need all the brake and axle parts transferred from the old spoke wheels). So they only sold units with Sport Mag II wheels to local deliveries, while for far away deliveries they would sell the units with Mira snowflake wheels. That way the packaging crate was undisturbed from Taiwan, and able to withstand another long distance shipment. What you see on opposite coasts of the USA is sometimes different, like these wheel styles.

Die cast aluminum wheels for Indian mopeds made by Sport Mag II, Inc. Placentia, California

Cast aluminum wheels
for Indian mopeds

 Cast aluminum wheels for Indian mopeds made by Sport Mag II Placentia, California                Cast aluminum wheels for Indian mopeds made by Sport Mag II Placentia, California  

made by Sport Mag II
Placentia, California

Sport Mag II wheels for Indian mopeds right side view

Sport Mag II wheels
for Indian mopeds
right side, silver or black

Sport Mag II wheels for Indian mopeds left side view

Sport Mag II wheels
for Indian mopeds
left side, silver or black

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Mag also made dual chain Puch/Peugeot 17″ wheels

 


1979-80 Indian AMI-50 Chief (color stripes, Sport Mag II “8 ray” wheels)

1979 Indian AMI-50 black Sport Mag II whls with warm color stripes

1979 Indian AMI-50 Chief, black
black Sport Mag II wheels, warm stripes

1979 Indian AMI50 silver Sport Mag II whls with cool color stripes (from 1981 accessories catalog cover)

1979 Indian AMI-50
silver Sport Mag II wheels
“cool” color stripes, from
1981 accessories catalog

1979 Indian AMI50 burgundy w/warm stripes silver Sport Mag II whls

1979 Indian AMI50
burgundy w/warm stripes
silver Sport Mag II whls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Moped Associates was already proud that the Indian was American-designed. With it’s long bench seat, extra large 1.6 gallon gas tank, heavy weight carrying capacity, motorcycle type forks, and plenty of chrome it was an American moped. It was a pretty good frame with a classic moped design, functional and fun to look at. Now, with the USA-made Sport Mag II wheels, the product was almost living up to the company name, American Moped.

 


1979-81 Indian AMI-50 Chief  (color stripes, Mira “snowflake” wheels)

Indian AMI50 2014-08-25 003

1980 Indian AMI-50
black with warm stripes
Mira aluminum wheels

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1980 Indian AMI-50
black with warm stripes
Mira aluminum wheels

Indian vin plate

1980 Indian, made
by Mira Enterprises

Somehow the maker of the Indian moped changed from Merida Industry Company Ltd, in 1978-79, to Mira Enterprises Ltd, in 1980-81. But nothing physically changed on the bike except the ID plate. More about this will follow…

 

 

1980 Indian AMI-50 white with Mira wheels warm color stripes

1980 Indian AMI-50
white with warm stripes
silver Mira “snowflakes”

1980 Indian AMI-50 black with cool stripes silver Mira snowflake whls

1980 Indian AMI-50
black with cool stripes
silver Mira snowflake whls

1979 Indian AMI50 black with warm stripes silver Mira "snowflakes"

1979 Indian AMI50
black with warm stripes
silver Mira “snowflakes”
optional front foot rest

1981 Indian AMI50 white with cool stripes Mira aluminum wheels

1981 Indian AMI50
white with cool stripes
Mira aluminum wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1980-81 Indian AMI-50 Chief  (gold script, Mira “snowflake” wheels)

1981 Indian AMI50 white with gold script silver Mira "snowflakes"

1981 Indian AMI50
white with gold script
silver Mira “snowflakes”

1981 Indian AMI50 black with gold script Mira snowflake wheels

1981 Indian AMI50
black with gold script
Mira snowflake wheels

1980 Indian AMI50 burgundy w/gold script Mira snowflake wheels

1980 Indian AMI50
burgundy w/gold script Mira snowflake wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1981 Indian AMI-50 Chief  (head logo, Mira “snowflake” wheels)

1981 Indian AMI50 white  with head logo Mira snowflake wheels

1981 Indian AMI50
white with head logo
Mira snowflake wheels

1981 Indian AMI50 black with head logo Mira snowflake wheels

1981 Indian AMI50
black with head logo
Mira snowflake wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. Indian Artwork – Advertisements

Indian Flyer front

1979 Indian Flyer front

Indian Flyer back

1979 Indian Flyer back

Indian Ad b&w

1978 Indian Ad in a dealer magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5. Other Indian Parts Sources

The Parts Store in Macomb, Michigan has many Indian moped parts. Here’s the link:

http://www.partsstorellc.com/servlet/the-Indian-Moped-Parts/Categories

Here is a link to a Moped Army forum with some Indian manuals, articles, brochures, and parts sources:

http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?1,232645,232645#msg-232645

 


6. Indian Gas Valve

Indian Gas Valve Adapter not finished for reference only

Indian Gas Valve Adapter
not finished, for reference

The Indian gas valve is a female M16x1.5 thread, side mount, with on, off, and reserve. The supply ran out long ago in the late 1980’s. Here are some suggestions on how to adapt other valves, or repair the original one.

Substitutes: There are 16×1.5 vertical mount gas valves, for sale on the internet. They are for a 1970’s Honda Z50A Mini Trail, or a 1978-79 CX500, and other vintage Hondas. They fit and shut the gas on and off. But because they are mounted sideways three bad things happen: 1) there is no reserve capability, and 2) the side cover must be removed to reach the handle, 3) the handle or the valve gets kicked easy, and can break off and cause all the gasoline to spill out. Because of this safety concern, there are not any particular ones that Myrons Mopeds recommends.

 

Indian Gas Valve with original rubber

Indian Gas Valve
with original rubber

Indian Gas Valve original rubber removed

Indian Gas Valve
original rubber removed

Indian Gas Valve with Honda rubber with 2 holes widened

Indian Gas Valve, Honda rubber, 2 holes widened

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


7. Indian Gas Cap

The Indian gas cap is different from all other mopeds. It’s a 36mm quarter-turn type. Every other one is either 30mm or 40mm. The search for a substitute is ongoing…

Indian Gas Tank ID=36.9

Indian gas tank ID=36.9

Indian Gas Tank wings=41.6

Indian tank wings=41.6

Indian Gas Tank OD = 48.5

Indian tank OD = 48.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian gas cap ID=36.0

Indian gas cap ID=36.0

Indian gas cap wings=41.0

Indian cap wings=41.0

Indian gas cap OD=50.0

Indian gas cap OD=50.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8. Indian Magneto Service - Replace Points and Repair Wires

Indian Magneto 1

1  remove points clip

Indian Magneto 2

2  repair/check wires

Indian Magneto 3 (hi res)

3  mock-up in hi-res

Indian Magneto 4

4  another view

 

 

 

 

 

 

The three magneto wires exit through a hole in the aluminum case, at about the 2 o’clock position, surrounded by a rubber grommet. That is where they get flexed all of their lives. As the plastic wire insulation gets old, it gets hard and brittle, and then cracks. The places where the insulation cracks at then focus the flexing in to a small area, causing the copper strands to start breaking one by one. These wires were half broken and oxidized, just outside of the rubber grommet. They were repaired by cleaning the copper with steel wool, then soldering, then color coded shrink wrap. The repaired sections were placed on the inner side of the grommet, where they never have to flex, shown in photo 9 below.

Indian Magneto 6

5  unscrew pivot post

Indian Magneto 6

6  tuck wires in

Indian Magneto 7

7  install new points

Indian Magneto 8

8  reconnect wires

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Magneto 9

9  ready for flywheel

Indian 2-coil magneto not complete but close

Indian 2-coil magneto
not complete but close

 

Indian Points Replacement: This sequence shows how modern (1970’s) Bosch one-piece points will substitute for the earlier (1960’s) Bosch three-piece points. The pivot post unscrews from the stator plate. The modern points smooth post locates the pivot point precisely in the threaded hole.

These are the same points and condenser as Puch, Batavus, Sachs 505, etc, because the WTEMCO magneto is Bosch-compatible. The individual coils and stator plate do not interchange with Bosch. The timing angle of the points cam lobe in relation to the key groove, and the four magnets also have a timing angle in relation to the key groove. So many different Bosch flywheels will fit but only some will function.

Notes about Indian magneto substitution:

With the piston is parked at top dead center, the rod is in the 12 o’clock position, straight up in this view. The woodruff key for the magneto flywheel is in the 1:15 position, or about 38 degrees. A Puch 1-speed crank has the same size and taper, but the key in the 12:00 position. However, a Tomos crank does have the same size, taper and key position as an Indian. Too bad early Tomos magnetos are scarce because they get rusty from trapped water. 1996-2006 Tomos A35 CDI-ignition, with 70 watts of lights power, magnetos would substitute if the coil is changed to the Tomos A35 coil with CDI unit built-in.

 

Indian Crankcase VentHere is an Indian engine, minus head and magneto. Red arrow is crankcase vent. Right, close up of the fresh cylinder wall. You can see the reflection of the marks on the piston crown on the exhaust side (back) cylinder wall. A new Indian 42mm ring with a gap of only 0.007″ shows there is almost no wear.

 

9. Indian Owners Manual

Coming soon ….


Honda Benelux

July 28, 2014
Honda Belgium assembly room in the late 1960's

Honda Belgium assembly room in the 1960’s

Honda vintageHonda expanded it’s production into Belgium in the mid 1960’s, after the successful Honda 50 Cub sold well worldwide. Honda Belgium produced the P50 pedal moped from 1966 to 68, and then the PC50 moped from 1969 to 77. See the Wikipedia Honda P50, and Wikipedia Honda PC50 articles. Around 1975, when parts were also produced in Netherlands and Luxemburg, the name changed from Honda Belgium to Honda Benelux (for Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg). The successor to the PC50 four-stroke one-speed moped (later copied by Taiwan and called Indian) was the PA50 two-stroke variable speed moped, with way more take off and hill climbing power. The PA50 was produced from 1976 to 91. See below. Here is a brochure from 1965 showing the Honda Belgium product line:1965 Honda Belgium brochure

The Honda PA50 Hobbit/Camino

The Honda PA50 pedal moped was produced at Honda Benelux from 1976 to 1991. The PA50 was called Camino in Europe, and Hobbit in the US. The PA50 Hobbit was sold in the US from 1978 to 1983. See the Wikipedia Honda PA50 article for more. Honda PA50 parts were originally only sold at Honda motorcycle dealerships, never at independent moped shops. So their leftover parts are mixed with Honda motorcycle leftover parts. A few things are interchangeable or available for or from other moped brands, like the Leleu 80mm French hubs and drum brakes.

Honda PA50 Owners Manual cover

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual cover

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual table of contents

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual – Table of Contents

 

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 1, 2, 3, 4

Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 1, 2, 3, 4

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 5, 6, 7, 8

Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 5, 6, 7, 8

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 9,10,11,12

Honda PA50 Owners Manual  9,10,11,12

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 13,14,15,16

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 13,14,15,16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 17,18,19,20

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 17,18,19,20

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 21,22,23,24

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 21,22,23,24

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 25,26,27,28

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 25,26,27,28

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 29,30,31,32

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 29,30,31,32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 33,34,35,36

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 33,34,35,36

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 37,38,39,40

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 37,38,39,40

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 41,42,43,44

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 41,42,43,44

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 45,46,47,48

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 45,46,47,48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 49,50,51,52

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 49,50,51,52

 Honda PA50 Owners Manual 53,54,55

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 53,54,55

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lazer 4-Stroke

July 28, 2014

The name Lazer was originally used for a 1977-78 moped, made in Taiwan by Jui Li, imported by North American Roosevelt Industries, with a Minarelli two-stroke engine. See Lazer (Taiwan) .

In the mid-2000’s the Lazer name was re-used for a 2007-later moped, made in China by Bashan, imported by SSR Motorsports in Norwalk CA, with a 4-stroke Chinese engine. SSR sells many off-road bikes, quads, and on-road scooters and mopeds. They have dealers across the US that sell their products, and parts. See SSR Motorsports.

 

SSR Lazer 5 red

SSR Lazer 5 red

 

SSR Lazer 5 black

SSR Lazer 5 black

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSR Lazer 5 silver

SSR Lazer 5 silver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dead End

July 15, 2014

Myrons Mopeds Logo orange dead end sign


American-made Moped Parts

August 27, 2012

Welcome. American made mopeds include AMF Roadmaster with McCullough friction drive rear engine, AMF Roadmaster with Minarelli V1 engine, Colombia Commuter, Imperial, Open Road with Sachs engines, Colombia Commuter, Open Road, and Mopet with Solo engines, Murray mopeds with Puch engines, and others. Many things are already offered in Parts/By Type.

 

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1979 Wards E-Z Rider made in USA by Dialex Minarelli V1 engine

1979 Wards E-Z Rider made in USA by Dialex
Minarelli V1 engine

E-Z Rider         made in USA by Dialex     Minarelli V1

Dialex ID Plate

Dialex ID Plate

Montgomery Wards department stores, mostly in the eastern US, sold the E-Z Rider moped from about 1979-1981, made by Dialex Industries, Inc. 123 S. Newman St. Hakensack, New Jersey 07671 USA. Read more about Wards mopeds in Italian moped parts. Scroll way down to Wards.

 

1980 Dialex E-Z Rider Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Dialex E-Z Rider
Minarelli V1 engine

 

Wards/Dialex components: Minarelli V1 engine, CEV 6932 magneto, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carb, Grimeca 90mm hubs and brakes, Domino “70’s chrome” levers/controls, Peterson tail light, Stewart Warner head light and speedometer, Messinger solo seat, 2.25 x 16″ tires, plastic molded gas tank says “EZ Rider”

 

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1980 Pedalpower G-200

1980 Pedalpower G-200

 Pedalpower       made by Puch (Austria) & Murray (USA)       Puch 1-speed engine

Pedalpower made electric bikes, electric trikes, electric power chairs, and this 49cc gasoline powered moped, the Pedalpower G-200. It is identical to the Murray 8320 (solo seat, 30mph) and Murray 8315 (solo seat, 25mph), made by Puch.  

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1979 Pivar Tri Ped Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Pivar Tri-Ped
Minarelli V1 engine

Pivar Tri Ped      made in USA by American Microcar         Minarelli V1

Pivar Tri Ped in action

Pivar Tri-Ped in action

Stuart Pivar was an American inventor in New York, New York, who designed, built, and patented this three wheeled moped in 1980. Then American Microcar Inc, in Farmingdale New York mass produced them. Some were electric but most came with a Minarelli V1 engine with pedals.

Pivar components: Minarelli V1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV “bullet” headlight, Grimeca hubs and brakes, Magura controls, Peterson tail light.

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Pryer    made by Pryer(USA) and Puch,Tomos,or BM   various

Bonvicini Marino

Bonvicini Marino

Pryer is a trade name made up by Pryer Motorcraft, 4563 State Route 235, Ada Ohio 45810. Pryer is mostly known for their three wheeled mopeds (trikes). At least three different two-wheelers have been used to produce three-wheelers. Puch (Austria), Tomos (Yugoslavia), and Moto BM (Italy). The Italian (same as Gadabout) two wheel bikes were made in Bologna Italy, by Moto BM, and then converted into three wheelers in Ohio USA. Later Italian bikes were the Motomarina Raven kind. Various options were offered.

 

1978 Pryer Gadabout

1978 Pryer Gadabout
made by Moto BM

Pryer Owners Manual

Pryer Owners Manual
same for 2 or 3 wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tri-Rad     made in USA by Mopeds Midwest     Puch or Tomos

Tri-Rad is a trade name made up by Mopeds Midwest (MM), 320 Main St, Ames Iowa 50010.

At the time these were considered bicycles, so they could motor to the beach, turn the engine off, and pedal down the boardwalk selling ice cream or pizza. Too bad the deluxe three wheeled moped, with differential drive, and hot/cold food box, costed more than some automobiles! That was the only thing that was not three times as rad.

 

 

 

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Taiwan-made Mopeds (misc)

August 27, 2012

Welcome. Myron’s Mopeds carries some parts for General, Grycner, Angel, Speed Bird, AMS, Lazer mopeds and other late 1970’s to mid 1980’s Taiwanese compatibles. Many things are already offered in Parts/By Type. 

Taiwan mopeds were imported into the United States in the late 1970’s surge of consumer demand. It was common for small companies to order one container with about 100 units. You could order them with your own choice of decals, or blank, or with their default names, like “Speed Bird”. Even the owners manuals, which were made by the manufacturers, were available either with the brand name of your choice, or blank, where you put your own labels.

Many of the Taiwan mopeds sold in the United States were from the Los Angeles area, because of the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest container port in the US, and because it’s the closest port to Taiwan. Most of the lower price Taiwan mopeds, like Moprix, Speed Bird and Wheel King were sold in the urban part of Los Angeles. The opposite of those was the General brand, the high end of Taiwan mopeds, with the highest quality.

Taiwan components are similar and sometimes exact copies of Japanese items, particularly Honda. More will follow later about Taiwan component families, and Asian versus European design philosophy and practices. Basically Asian mopeds are made like scaled down motorcycles, European mopeds are made like scaled up bicycles. That’s an oversimplification.  

 

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  Adly (AMS)AMS tiny   AMS (Adly)   made in Taiwan by Her Chee     Sachs 505-1D engine

 

1981 AMS Tahoe 50

1981 AMS Tahoe G2
Sachs 505/2D engine

1984 AMS Sierra 50

1984 AMS Sierra 50
Sachs 505/1D engine

AMS Sierra 50

1978 AMS Sierra 50   Sachs 505/1D engine    restored by J. Lasecki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMS was made by Her Chee Industrial Co., Ltd, 2 Yikung 1st Rd, Yichu Industrial Area, Yichu Hsiang, Chiayi Hsien, Taiwan, ROC. Her Chee began in 1978 making “moped bikes” with their own brand name “AMS” (Adly Moped and Scooter). In 1985 they switched to making scooters, kid’s motorcycles and ATVs with their new brand name “Adly Moto”. The moped importer was A.M.S. Imports, 923 Moana West, Reno Nevada 89509, or 1110 S Wells Av, Reno NV 89502.  AMS mopeds were the Sierra 50 (Sachs 505/1D 1-speed auto, step thru), Tahoe G1 (Sachs 505/1D 1-speed automatic top tank), Tahoe G2 (Sachs 505/2D 2-speed manual grip shift, top tank) made from 1979 to 1984. The AMS Tahoe was a copy of an earlier Peugeot Sport top tank moped, just like the Lazer Sport 50 and the General 5 Star.   

AMS components: Sachs 505/1D engine (higher torque than 505/1A), Bing Sachs carburetor, 85% the same as General 5 Star, except: controls are slightly different – lever blades are bigger, hubs and brakes are way bigger, rims are slightly wider, turn signals are smaller, cover screws are different size, M6 not 5?. 

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1980 Clinton 50-A

1980 Clinton 50-A
Sachs 505/1A engine

        Clinton          made in Taiwan by Jui Li       Sachs 505/1A

1978 Clinton 50-A  Sachs 505/1A engine

1978 Clinton 50-A
Sachs 505/1A engine

Clinton was imported by Clinton Engines Corporation, Clark & Maple Streets, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 USA. The Clinton 50-A is the same as General 5 Star ST, Grycner Floozie, AMS Sierra 50, and perhaps more. Clinton was made by by Jui Li Enterprise Co. Ltd22 Konan Rd, Jenwu Hsiang, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.

 

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1980 Condor 729

1980 Condor 729

     Condor               made in Taiwan by ?         engine ?

Condor was imported by G.M.E. Company, Inc, 15671 Industry Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 USA.

This bike appears in the 1981 Moped Buyers Guide, and nowhere else, not even in the thousands of mopeds pictured in the Moped Army Photo Gallery.

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Dong Yang Motor   Crown   made in Taiwan by Dong Yang Motor    Sachs 505-1D engine

This moped is an exact copy of a German-made Hercules/Sachs Balboa/Suburban. Even the diamond shape Hercules logo is embossed into the head light mounts, except without the letter “H”. The brand name on the gas tank is “Crown”. The model name on the side panels is “DYM – 1D”

 

Crown DYN-1D made by Dong Yang Motor

Crown DYM-1D made by Dong Yang Motor

Dong Yang logo on tail light

DY tail light

DY logo on gas cap

DY gas cap

There was no ID plate so the date is estimated to be 1979-1980. It does not have any DOT approval markings. 

Dong Yang logo on seat

Dong Yang logo on seat
The aqua and black DY logo
was photo-shopped from this!

 

The rims are Dong Yang. Hubs look like Grimeca, or an excellent copy.  Head light is CEV. Speedo is VDO. Exhaust is Sachs copy, stamped left and right halves welded down the center line.

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Cuyler small     Cuyler      made in Taiwan by Wheel King      Sachs 505-1A engine

 

Wheel King

Wheel King – Cuyler

1978 Cuyler Get Around Sachs 505/1A engine

1978 Cuyler Get Around
Sachs 505/1A engine

The Cuyler C-1A “Get Around” was imported by Cuyler Corporation, 2501 Devon Ave, Elk Grove, IL 60007 USA. It is the same as Wheel King, Road Runner, and possibly others. 

 

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1977 Gemini Commander

’77 Gemini Commander

Gemini Commander      made in Taiwan by Gemini      Gemini engine

Gemini Commander Parts exploded view

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gemini Commander is an original design, frame and engine. There were many problems, and improvements needed to be done, especially the clutch. The original factory parts for the engine were in Gemini packaging. 

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Grycner Floozie

1978 Grycner Floozie

 Grycner      made in Taiwan by Jui Li      Sachs 505-1A foot brake

Grycner is the name of the US importer/distributor, Grycner Motors, Palm Springs, California USA . Grycners were made from 1978 to 1979 by Jui Li Enterprise Co. Ltd, 22 Konan Rd, Jenwu Hsiang, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C. Jui Li only produced mopeds. Grycner Floozie is a step thru with a Sachs 505 engine, foot brake, identical to a General 5-Star ST. Grycner was replaced by General in 1979.

 

Grycner Palm Springs

Grycner Palm Springs

1979 Grycner

1979 Grycner

1979 Grycner

1979 Grycner

Girl on Grycner

 

 

 

 

 

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1978 Jui Li Honey 50

1979 Jui Li Honey 50

        Jui Li         made in Taiwan by Jui Li       Sachs 505-1A engine

Jui Li Honey 50, made in 1978 to 1979, is the same as General 5 Star ST, Grycner Floozie, and very similar to AMS Sierra 50. Clinton 50-A.

 

 

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               Moprix          made in Taiwan by ??            Tas engine

1980 Moprix, Tas engine

1980 Moprix, Tas engine

1980 Moprix

1980 Moprix

Moprix was made in Taiwan by Pou Yen Mechanical, and imported by Moprix, 616 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90401 USA. The engine is a Tas BE-48 (Tanaka Kogyo Co. Ltd, Japan). See Sprinter below. Moprix also made an electric moped, way different from the Tas gasoline engine model. See buyers guides p56. 

There was a Speed Bird with a Tas engine, identical to the Moprix.

 

Moprix top tank with 14 x 1 gas valve

1980 Moprix top tank
discovered by Adam R.

Moprix top tank ID plate made by Pou Yen

Moprix top tank ID plate made by Pou Yen Mech

Here is a rare 1980 Moprix top tank moped, made by Pou Yen. It has the same Tas BE-48 engine and components as the step thru model shown above. The top tank gas valve is a 14 x 1 thread.

 

 

 

 

 

Moprix yellow

Moprix with Casal engine

Taiwan Casal connection

Moprix-Casal connection

1979 Casal K177

1979 Casal, M140 engine

This Taiwan made Moprix is different. It has a Casal M140 1-speed automatic engine, made in Portugal. It looks partially like a Honda PA50. 

Besides this “Moprix Casal” there was a “Sprinter Casal”. It was a way different, a re-branded Gemini Commander. 

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1981 Motobecane Romp made by Paijifa

1981 Motobecane Romp made by Paijifa

Motobecane             made in Taiwan by Paijifa       MB 50V copy

1981 MB Romp

This very close copy of a 1979 French-made Motobecane is made by Paijifa Industrial Co. Ltd., 109 Liou Ho 1st Rd, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC. Paijifa made motorcycles and motorscooters.  

 

 

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                  Oakwood             made in Taiwan by Pou Yen       Minarelli  V1 engine

1979 Oakwood Catalina

1979 Oakwood Catalina
Minarelli V1 engine

Oakwood ID plate

Oakwood ID plate

Oakwood seal

 

The 1979 Oakwood Catalina is made by Pou Yen Mechanical Co, 5 Kuochi Rd, Hsinshis Hsiang, Tainan, Taiwan . It is not like any other Taiwan moped. It is rare, but not valuable. It shares the same componentry as other Taiwan mopeds. Of course, the Italian made Minarelli engine is very common, as is the Dellorto SHA carburetor.

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Speed Bird        made in Taiwan by TYM       Angel engine

1977 Speed Bird

1977 Speed Bird

Speed Bird is a trade name for a Taiwan moped made by T.Y.M. Industrial Co. Ltd, 554 Chung Cheng Rd, Yongkang Hsiang, Tainan Hsien, Taiwan, ROC, The Speed Bird BP-48 and BP-48S models have the same TYM (Batavus M48 copy) engine as the Angel AP-48, also wheels, and other things.

There is also a Speed Bird with a Tas BE-48 engine (Tanaka Kogyo Co. Ltd, Japan). The “Tas Speed Bird” is exactly the same as the Moprix. See Moprix above.

 

 

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Tas Engine

Tas BE-48 Engine, by
Tanaka Kogyo Co.,Ltd.
looks like Solo (Germany)

    Sprinter         made in Taiwan by Tsing Hua      Tas or Casal engine

Sprinter was imported and distributed by Sprinter Mopeds, 1 Syme Ave, West Orange, New Jersey 07052 USA. In the western US they were distributed by Southern California Sprinter, 2798 Waxwing Cir, Costa mesa California 92626. Sprinter made at least two different models, a “Tas Sprinter” and a “Casal Sprinter” The Tas Sprinter shown below had a Tas (Tanaka Kogyo Co. Ltd, Japan) BE-48 engine. The Casal Sprinter was a re-branded Gemini Commander with a Casal (Portugal) M140 engine. See Gemini above. 

1976 Sprinter

1976 Sprinter

1978 Sprinter

1978 Sprinter


 

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Tsing Hua        made in Taiwan by Tsing Hua      Sachs 505-1A

 The rear half this frame is the same as the rear half of the Sprinter frame.

 

 

 

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Wheel King        made in Taiwan by Wheel King      Sachs 505-1A

Wheel King

Wheel King

1978 Cuyler Get-Around

1978 Cuyler Get-Around

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel King is a Taiwan moped with 2.25 x 16″ tires and a Sachs 505 engine. The Wheel King,  Road Runner, and Cuyler brands of this same bike are made by Wheel King Corp. Taiwan R.O.C. Wheel Kings were imported and distributed by T. & J. Moped, Inc, 3518 Firestone Blvd, South Gate, California 90280 USA. Their excellent owners manuals did not say who the manufacturer was. Some were completely blank, where you would put your own brand name on the cover, and some said CUYLER. 

Flying Dutchman Ted Van Der KolkT. & J. Moped, Inc was a formed by Ted Van Der Kolk Sr, and John Cochran. Ted Van Der Kolk, the original “Flying Dutchman” grew up in the Netherlands. He had a moped shop there, as well as souvenir shops in the Dutch West Indies, before moving to California in 1972. Ted was already selling Sparta mopeds and bicycles in the Netherlands. His shop in Glendale, just north of Los Angeles, was open from 1972 to 1991. John Cochran worked for Ted Van der Kolk for awhile, fixing and selling mostly Flying Dutchman mopeds. John Cochran then later formed is own shop, T. and J. Inc, at 3518 Firestone Blvd, South Gate CA 90280, just south of Los Angeles. Later T and J became Moped City, a few doors down, South Gate California.  Most of the Flying Dutchmans in Southern California came from those three shops. Besides teaming up with Van Der Kolk, John Cochran made one of the first moped expansion chamber exhausts, and employed Carlos Rodriquez as main mechanic at Moped City. John Cochran died in 2004. The “Flying Dutchman”, Ted Van Der Kolk, Sr is alive, as of Sep 2013, but in his nineties. 

Wheel King’s 16″ wheels and “tubone” frame are like many Italian mopeds. No other Taiwan moped has those Italian features.

Wheel King ID plate

1978 Wheel King ID

Wheel King frame

’78 Wheel King frame, red faded to rusty white

Wheel King fork top

Wheel King fork top

Wheel King speedometer

Wheel King speedometer  made by Tatung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel King fork

Wheel King fork

Wheel King front wheel

Wheel King front wheel cast aluminum brake plate

Wheel King rear wheel

Wheel King rear wheel looks like a Grimeca

Wheel King frame

Wheel King frame that looks like a Negrini Harvard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel King engine left

Sachs 505/1A engine left

Wheel King engine right

Wheel King engine right showing wiring terminal

Wheel King left control

Wheel King left control

Wheel King right control

Wheel King right control

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979? Wheel King with Sachs 505/1A engine restored by J. Lazecki.  Many things are not original:  Sachs front end, Sachs speedo, long seat, fenders, shocks. But the decals are original replicas.

1978 Wheel King with Sachs 505/1A engine
restored by J. Lasecki. Many things are not original:
Sachs front end, Sachs speedo, long seat, fenders, shocks. But the decals are original replicas.

Wheel King tail light

Wheel King tail light

Wheel King speedo cable

Wheel King speedo cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Wheel King original parts were all from the same red bike at left, before it was repainted and many of the rusted things replaced with fresh but different ones. 

 

 

 

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Misc Italian Moped Parts

August 27, 2012

Italian Mopeds are all very similar and use many of the same component parts.

 

Headlights

CEV Magnetos

Mopeds burn out bulbs frequently.

BrakesChains

Myrons carries most parts for the Italian components:

Dellorto SHA14/12 carburetor, Domino controls, PV controls, CEV magneto (most), Dansi magneto (Morini), CEV lights and electrical parts, Grimeca wheels with 90mm brakes (most), Bernardi aluminum wheels  (some), CEV, Huret, or Veglia speedometer parts. Plus universal items like spokes, chains, shocks, cables, tires, tubes, spark plugs, coils, bulbs, bearings, axles, nuts, bolts, connectors, wires, fuel line, gas valves, gas caps, handlebars, grips, pedals, crank arms, sprockets, freewheels.  These are in Parts/By Type/

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Piston

 

Piston Rings

Woodruff Key assortment

Some of the more universal engine parts, like pistons, piston parts, rings, cylinder studs are in Parts/By Type/Engine Top End, while crank nuts, woodruff keys, bearings, seals, are in Parts/By Type/Engine Bottom.

The Minarelli-specific or Morini-specific engine parts, like cylinders, heads, clutches, transmission gears or shafts, cases, case and trans cover gaskets, crankshafts, and a multitude of small engine parts, are in Parts/By Brand/Minarelli  or Parts/By Brand/Morini Engine.

 

These are the Miscellaneous Italian Moped Brands, not in the By Brand menu.
Two major Italian brands are not here, but instead are on the By Brand menu. Garelli and Vespa. 
Many minor Italian brands are also in the menu, not here. Baretta, Benelli, Bianchi, Cimatti, Concord, Cosmo, Demm, Gadabout, Gitane, Intramotor, Italjet, LEM, Malaguti, Motobecane (Italy), Moto Guzzi, Motomarina, Motron, Negrini, Pacer, Rizatto, Safari, Testi, Wards Riverside

1. Use the color bike pictures to verify your year, make, model, version

2. Use the b&w info sheets to learn about the part: make, type, size, etc.

3a. Semi-Universal Parts: Then leave here and go to Parts/By Type to find it.

3b. Brand-Specific Parts: Scroll down to the brand(s) below to find it. 

 

 

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1978 Arciero Eagle made by Italtelai Morini MO-1 engine

1978 Arciero Eagle I “tubone” style frame
Morini MO-1 engine

Arciero      made in Italy by Italtelai      Morini MO-1 or Mo-2 engine

1979 Arciero top tank made in Italy by Italtelai Morini MO-1 or MO-2

1979 Arciero top tank
made in Italy by Italtelai
Morini MO-1 or MO-2

Italtelai smallArciero is not in the Wheels of Italy Encyclopedia, but Italtelai is. Italtelai began in 1972, and means “Italian frames”. They made chassis for Arciero, Bianchi, Pacer, Portofino, Snark, and other US export models. They all used Motori Morini Franco engines and Spisni Franzoni forks. 1970’s engines were Morini MO-1 (or MO-2 optionally). 1980’s was Morini M1.

Arciero Eagle close up

Arciero Eagle close up

Arciero Hawk II

Arciero Hawk II

1978 Arciero Sea Gull

1978 Arciero Sea Gull
same frame as Pacer SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huret

Arciero components: Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino chrome levers, Grimeca hubs and 90mm brakes, Dansi magneto, Huret speedometer with LH driver. Gas cap for “monotrave” is clamp-on pop-up, for step thru is 30mm push-in or 30mm qtr-turn, for top tank is 40mm qtr turn wide wing.

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1977 Aspes step thru Minarelli V1 engine

1977 Aspes – by Italvelo

Aspes small  Aspes      made in Italy by Italvelo     Minarelli V1 engine

ItalveloMoto Aspes built quite successful 50 to 125cc sports bikes and offroad racers from 1967 to 1982, with mostly Minarelli or Sachs shifter engines. 

Italvelo is not in the Wheels of Italy Encyclopedia. Italvelo makes Aspes, Italvelo, Bianchi, Snark, Velomec step-thru mopeds.

 

Veglia smallAspes components: Minarelli V1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (30mph) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino chrome levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV or Veglia? speedometer with LH driver. Gas cap is 30mm push-in.

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197x Benvenuti Fabrizio A1 Morini MO-1 engine

Benvenuti Fabrizio A1
Morini MO-1 engine

Benvenuti      made in Italy by Lem Motor        Morini MO-1 engine

Benvenuti is an Italian surname that also means welcome. The Lem-made Benvenuti Fabrizio A1 chassis is the same as Lem Pratikal, Safari Cobra, Safari 300, Safari MZVand F. Morini Chembol.

OSL smallBenvenuti components: Monotrave aka “tubone” type frame, Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12  (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and “round chrome” switches, OSL aluminum “finger bumps” levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, Dansi magneto.

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1978 Beta SL5

1978 Beta SL5

Beta      made in Italy by Beta        Beta 1-speed engine

Beta was formed in the early 1900’s in Florence Italy, by Guiseppe Bianchi, a famous bicycle racer and entrepreneur. Originally it was called “Societe Guiseppe Bianchi”, and made bicycles. Later in the 1940’s when production of motorcycles began, the company was renamed “Beta”, after Bianchi, Enzo and Tosi, Arrigo, the chief officers at the time. Beta is still making motorcycles, mostly off road trials bikes. 

Beta components: 25mph or 17mph engine versions, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (25mph) or SHA14/9 (17mph) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino chrome levers, Domino wrap-around throttle, Grimeca hubs and 90mm brakes, CEV speedometer with LH driver.

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Fantic            made in Italy by Fantic Motor     Minarelli V1 or V1-L

1978 Fantic Issimo Minarelli V1 engine

1978 Fantic Issimo
Minarelli V1 engine

1986 Fantic Issimo kick start Euro model

1986 Fantic Issimo
kick start Euro model

1980 Fantic Pepi Sport Minarelli V1-L engine

1980 Fantic Pepi Sport
Minarelli V1-L engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See above, Concord is made by Fantic. The Concord Shadow is the same as a Fantic Pepi Sport. The Concord Invader is the same as a Fantic Issimo. American sounding names versus Italian sounding names, helps sell the product.

Veglia smallFantic components: (1979-later) Minarelli V1-L (late V1) engine 20(1.0hp), 25(1.5hp), 30mph(2.0hp) versions, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV “pancake” head light, CEV “diamond” switches, Domino chrome controls and levers, Grimeca aluminum mag wheels and 90mm drum brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, Veglia? speedometer with RH driver, and reflectors.

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Moto F.B.M.

   FBMF.B.M. engine        made in Italy by Moto FBM

Model P48 Pettirosso, means “Redbreast”

 F.B.M. Fabbrica Bolognese Motocicli, made this older (pre 1970’s) moped engine. It is included here because the name sounds like another Italian make, F.M.B. 

F.M.B. Fabbrica Motocicli Bologna Telaimotor, made motorcycle frames, such as the Yankee Peddler (see below).

1986 logo

1986 Gadabout logo.
By then it was a parts
branch of Marina Mobili

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Fabbrica Motoveicoli - Garelli - FanticGary       made by Fabbrica Motoveicoli    Garelli 1 or 2-sp

Fabbrica Motoveicoli S.P.A. (Motor vehicle Factory) was at Via Parini 3, Barzago 22061 (CO) Italy. These are Euro models that lack brake light wires and side reflectors. Frame is a monotrave (mono beam) type, 16 x 2.25″ tires, 106lbs. Engine is due tempi (two stroke) 40 x 39mm, 9:1 comp ratio, CDI ignition, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carb. Gary Uno is monomarcia (one speed). Gary Due is due marce automatiche (two speed automatic), with pedals. Gary Due Special has kick start, turn signals, extras.

1990? Gary Uno Garelli 1-speed with pedals

1990? Gary Uno
Garelli 1-speed horizontal

1990? Gary Due Garelli 2-speed pegs & kick start

1990? Gary Due Special
Garelli 2-speed horizontal

Gary instruments

Gary Due Special instruments (CEV)

Gary Engines

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1976 Gilera Mopeds flyerGileraGilera  made in Italy by Piaggio   Piaggio

Gilera was founded in Arcore, Italy in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera. After four decades of making motorcycles, in the 1950’s Gilera had the technical expertise to win the 500cc motorcycle world championship 6 times in 8 years. In 1969, Gilera was purchased by Piaggio.

1976 Gilera Trial Moped

Gilera motorcycles were sold in the US, as a Sears brand in the 1960’s. Gilera mopeds, with pedals, were never sold in the US. These “sport mopeds” at left were for England in 1973 to 1977, where there was no limit on power or speed or transmission gears, only 50cc with pedals. Many of those “sport mopeds” went 55 or 60mph. Wow! 

The Vespa Grande, a US model, is 80% the same as a Gilera cbA, a Euro model, both made by Piaggio. The lights, electrical wiring, and long seat are the main differences.

1976 Gilera cb1

76 Gilera cb1 (Euro model)

1975 Gilera

1975 Gilera cb1 (Euro)

Gilera cb1 b

Gilera cb1 b (Euro)

1977 Gilera cbA

1977 Gilera cbA (Euro)
is like a Vespa Grande

 

 

 

 

 

 

These models are shown for information purposes. Myrons does not have parts for these, other than things that were on US model Vespa Grandes. Some of those parts have become scarce. 

 

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1978 Italvelo I-78 Morini MO-1 engine

1978 Italvelo
Morini MO-1 engine

1977 Italvelo moped

1977 Italvelo with MO-1

Italvelo    made in Italy by Italvelo    Morini MO-1

ItalveloItalvelo is not in the Wheels of Italy Motorcycle Encyclopedia, perhaps because they made mostly bicycles. Italvelo made Aspes, Bianchi, Snark, Italvelo, Velomec step-thru mopeds. The list grows…

HuretPV controls

Italvelo components: Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor, Grimeca hubs, brakes, 11mm axles, CEV lights and switches, PV controls, Huret speedometer with LH driver.

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Itom       made in Italy by Itom     Itom 1-speed engine

Itom stands for Industria Torinese Meccanica. They made quality 50 to 125cc motor bikes from 1948 to 1975 near Turin, Italy. 

 

This beautiful Itom Automatic Lusso moped is a “Euro model” because does not have US DOT brake light, side reflectors, bright head light, and electric horn.

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Lambretta Lambretino

Lambretta Lambretino

Lambretta       made in Italy by Innocenti     Innocenti 1-spd engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moto Bimm (Bimotor)

Moto Bimm later became Bimotor

  Maico            made in Italy by Bimotor – Moto Bimm     Minarelli V1

1973 Cyclobimm Billo (Bimotor Moto Bimm) Minarelli V1 engine

1973 Cyclobimm Billo
(Bimotor Moto Bimm)
Minarelli V1 engine

1976 Maico MPI

1976 Maico MPI
30mph USA model

1978 Maico moped 20mph Euro model

1978 Maico moped
20mph Euro model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maico is a trade name used by importer/distributer M.P.I. A true Maico is German-made, usually a motocross or trail bike. Maico mopeds are made by Italy by Moto Bimm.

Moto Bimm was founded in 1965 by Jose Becocci in Florence, Italy. They produced off-road motorcycles from 50 cc through 125 cc using Minarelli engines. Later there were sport bikes and mopeds with various small engines. The Maico moped is one, famously known as the Billo in Italy. Sometime in the 1970’s Moto Bimm became Motori Bimm and then Bimotor, which lasted until 1980. Note that “Moto Bimm” is not Moto BM (Bonvicini Marino) and “Bimotor” is not Motobi (Benelli). The names are all similar.

Moto BimmMaico components: Minarelli V1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV speedometer with LH driver.

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F. Morini         made in Italy by LEM Motor          Morini MO-1 or MO-2

Lem MotorLem Motor  makes the F. Morini line, a trade name made by the importer and US distributor, Herdan Corporation, Port Clinton, PA. Long lasting Herdan (aka Hermy’s) is still in business importing Italian motorcycle parts and accessories. Note that F. Morini is NOT the engine maker, Franco Morini Motori, nor the world famous motorcycle maker, Moto Morini.

1978 Morini Chembol aka LEM Pratikal

1978 F. Morini Chembol
aka LEM Pratikal

LEM Pratikal ID plate

1978 F. Morini ID plate

1980 F. Morini Chembol Morini MO-1 engine

1980 F. Morini Chembol
Morini MO-1 engine
aka Lem Pizeta

The F. Morini Chembol (Lem Pratikal) and the Safari 300MT, Safari Cobra, and Safari MZV have the same frame, fork and fenders. See Lem above. 

The F. Morini Chembol Mini (Lem Pizeta) is the same as ?

 

 

PV controlsF. Morini Components: Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetor, clamp-on pop-up gas lid, 10 x 1 male gas valve, 12 tooth front sprocket (this version does), and a all-cast iron cylinder (unlike most which are iron sleeve with aluminum fins). The red one with solo seat has PV levers with black plastic blades and Grimeca wheels, while the green one with long seat has Domino levers/controls with chrome lever blades and Bernardi wheels.

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1976 Moto Meteora Minarelli M4 4-speed tubone type frame

1976 Moto Meteora
Minarelli M4 4-speed
(Euro model) tubone type

1974 Moto Meteora logo

1974 Moto Meteora logo

Moto Meteora    made in Italy by Moto Meteora 

Moto Meteora began in 1953 in Monteveglio, Bologna, Italy. They made lightweight motorcycles with 50 to 125cc OMS and NSU engines. In the early 1980’s they made mopeds with Franco Morini engines, such as the Motomarina Sebring. They closed around 1990.

Moto Meteora components: Minarelli M4 50cc 4-speed shifter engine, Grimeca hubs, CEV electrics. What other “tubone” is it the same as?

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1977 Silver Foxi

   Silver Foxi           made in Italy by Testi                 Minarelli V1 engine

The Silver Foxi, made by Testi,  is one of four marketing names made by United Moped. The others are “Foxi GT” by Sparta (Holland), “Foxi Deluxe” by KTM (Austria) and “Foxi 47″ by Jui Li (Taiwan). The Silver Foxi is a monotrave frame, compatible with the Gitane Cricket, and the Testi Cricket.

PV controlsVeglia smallSilver Foxi components: Minarelli V1 engine 20(1.0hp), 25(1.5hp), 30mph(2.0hp) versions, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, PV controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV or Veglia speedometer with LH driver.

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Snark      made in Italy by Italvelo or Italtelai     Minarelli or Morini

1978 Snark Satellite Morini MO-2 engine

1978 Snark Satellite
Morini MO-2 engine

Italtelai smallItalveloSnark is a fictional animal in the Lewis Carroll nonsense poem, “The Hunting of the Snark”. It was a trade name made up by Snark Moped, Inc, 300 Milik St, Carteret, New Jersey 07008. The Snark Satellite and Bianchi Satellite, made by Italtelai, are the same as Pacer Super Sport and Arciero top tank mopeds, all with Morini Franco Motori engines. Left, the Snark Standard (bottom blue) and the Snark Deluxe (top red), with Minarelli V1 engine, are made by Italvelo. A Snark Deluxe is the same as a Bianchi Stardust. See Bianchi above.

HuretSnark components: Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, Domino chrome levers/controls, Dansi magneto, CEV electrics, Grimeca hubs with 90mm drum brakes, 11mm axles, CEV speedometer (Huret on top tank) with LH driver.

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1977 Velomec Automatic made by Italvelo Morini MO-1 engine

1977 Velomec Automatic

ItalveloVelomec   made in Italy by Italvelo   Morini MO-1 engine

Velomec is a trade name that is not on any list (except this one). The maker Italvelo is not in the Wheels of Italy Encyclopedia. See Italvelo above. Italvelo makes Aspes, Italvelo, Bianchi, Snark, Velomec mopeds.  

 

HuretPV controls

Velomec components: Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetor, Grimeca hubs, brakes, 11mm axles, CEV lights and switches, PV controls, Huret speedometer with LH driver.

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West Wind   made in Italy by Spisni Lino   Morini MO-1

West Wind is a trade name made by the importer/distributor, American Moped Inc (AMI), who also imported the Indian 4-stroke, (before Derbi/Leone). It has a “tubone” style frame (thick tube with gasoline inside).

West Wind components: Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/9 carburetor, Domino chrome levers/controls, Dansi magneto, CEV electrics, Grimeca Razze Incrociate style mag wheels with 90mm drum brakes, 11mm axles, CEV speedometer with LH driver.

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Yankee Peddler   made in Italy by FMB Telaimotor   Minarelli V1 engine

FMB smallYankee Peddler mopeds are mostly in the New England area of the USA. The US importer/distributor was Besser Marketing Assoc?, in Rhode Island?.

 

1969 FMB Telaimotor Minarelli V1 engine

1969 FMB Telaimotor
Minarelli V1 engine

1978 FMB Yankee Peddler Minarelli V1 engine

1978 FMB Yankee Peddler
Minarelli V1 engine

FMB Telaimotor Fabbrica Motocicli Bologna Telaimotor (Bologna Motorcycle Factory that makes motor Frames) was one of the myriad companies in and around Bologna, Italy through the ’50s to the ’80s that specialised in building their own chassis. FMB was based at 38 Via Fossolo, but sadly now there’s a company building lab equipment instead. FMB should not be confused with FBM (Fabbrica Bolognese Motocicli). FMB made chassis and nearby FBM made engines.

 

1978 FMB gas tank

1978 FMB gas tank

FMB Minarelli V1 engine

FMB Yankee Peddler
Minarelli V1 engine

Yankee Peddler components: Minarelli V1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor, CEV “console” switches, CEV lights, CEV 6932 magneto, Grimeca hubs, 11mm axles and 90mm drum brakes, CEV speedometer with LH driver, 40mm push in gas cap

 

 

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Trac Parts

August 26, 2012

Welcome. Myron’s Mopeds carries some Trac moped parts. Many things are offered in Parts/By Type.

1982 to 1985 Trac mopeds: Eagle, Hawk, Clipper  (DMC M56 1-speed with pedals)

These are made in Korea by Kia Motorcycle Company, Ltd. The engine is a Korean remake of a 1978-80 Batavus M56 (made in Holland), made by Dailim Motor Co. (DMC).

Trac M56 Engine

1984 Trac Sprint

1984 Trac Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

1983 Trac Eagle

1983 Trac Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 Trac Eagle

1984 Trac Eagle

1985 Trac Clipper

1985 Trac Clipper

1983 Trac Hawk

1983 Trac Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985 to 1989 Trac mopeds: Olympic, Sprint, Clipper (DMC DP50 1-speed with pedals)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 Trac Sprint moped

1987 Trac Sprint

1987 Trac Clipper

1987 Trac Clipper

1986 Trac Clipper

1986 Trac Clipper

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 to 1989 Trac nopeds: Liberty, Image, Escot (DMC DK50 2-speed kick start)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 Trac Image

1984 Trac Image

1984 Trac Escot

1984 Trac Escot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 to 1990 Trac DH100 motorcycle:

DH100 Super Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

1989 to 1990 Trac Blitz (moped) (DMC DP50) and Metro (noped) (DMC DK50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome. Myron’s Mopeds carries some Trac moped parts. Many things are already offered in Parts/By Type.

Trac SpeedometersTrac Speedometers: 

Row 1: Trac DH100 console with turn, hi-beam and neutral light, 70mph speedo, no key switch $80

Row 2 left: Trac 1983-85 Hawk, no key switch, new $80

Row 3 left: Trac 1985-89 Olympic, Sprint, Clipper, Image, Liberty, Escot console, with key switch, (not available).

Row 3 right: Trac 1982-85 Eagle, Clipper, used $45

 

 

 

This Trac parts department is planned to follow the layout of the Indian parts department, with pictures on the left, and small groups listed on the right, alongside the picture they are in.