Motobecane Parts

August 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974-76 Motobecane 40TS

74-6 Motobecane 40TS
1 speed Dimoby trans.
hard tail, 2.00×17 tires
no speedo, no fork lock
narrow painted fenders
US model round HL
’74-75 only yellow

1974-76 Motobecane 40TS

1974-76 Motobecane 40TL
one speed Dimoby trans.
hard tail, 2.00×17 tires
with speedo, fork lock
narrow stainless fenders
US model round headlight
’74-75 only yellow

1975-76 Motobecane 40TL

1975-76 Motobcane 40TL
one speed Dimoby trans.
hard tail, 2.00×17 tires
with speedo, fork lock
narrow stainless fenders
Euro model square HL
colors: orange or yellow

Motobecane 40TL

Motobécane
Mobylette 40TL
one speed Dimoby trans.
hard tail, 2.00×17 tires
speedo, lock, ss fenders
Euro model small HL
colors: coral or white

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974-76 Motobecane 50S rear shocks, 2.25x17 tires with speedometer painted yellow fenders US model round headlight '74-75 yellow only

1974-76 Motobecane 50S
rear shocks, 2.25×17 tires
with speedo, solo seat
painted yellow fenders
US model round headlight
’74-75 yellow only

1974-77 Motobecane 50L

1974-77 Motobecane 50L
one speed Dimoby trans.
rear shocks, 2.25×17 tires
solo seat,ss,sp,US model
74-5 yellow 76-7 orange

1974-77 Motobecane 50VL variator transmission

74-77 Motobecane 50VL
Variator (2-speed) trans.
rear shocks, 2.25×17 tires
solo seat, SS F fender
US model round headlight
74-5 yellow 76-7 orange

Motobecane Mobylette Series 50

Motobécane
Mobylette Series 50
Dimoby or variator trans
rear shocks, 2.25×17 tires
speedo, lock, solo seat
Euro models square HL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976-77 Motobecane 50L

1976-77 Motobecane 50L
one speed Dimoby trans.
rear shocks, 2.25×17 tires
6V lites, speedo, lock
solo seat, chrome rack
SS F fender, US model
colors: orange or yellow

1976-77 Motobecane 50V

1976-77 Motobecane 50V
Variator (2-speed) trans.
6V lites, 2.25×17 tires
solo seat, SS F, US model
colors: orange or yellow

1978-79 Motobecane 50V variable (2-spd) trans. 12V lites candy red, blue silver

1978-79 Motobecane 50V
variable (2-speed) trans.
12V lites, 2.25×17 tires
solo seat, SS F, US model
candy red, blue silver

1978-79 Motobecane 50VL

78-79 Motobecane 50VLC
variable (2-speed) trans.
12V lites, 2.25×17 tires
solo seat, SS F, US model
candy red, blu-sil, copper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978-79 Motobecane 7

1978-79 Motobecane 7
one speed Dimoby trans.
hard tail, 2.00×16 tires
12V lites, rear gas tank
solo seat, US model

1978-79 Motobecane 50VLA

78-79 Motobecane 50VLA
Variator (2-speed) trans.
12V lites, 2.25×17 tires
long seat, SS F, US model
aluminum wheels

1978-79 Motobecane 50VLX

78-79 Motobecane 50VLX
Variator (2-speed) trans.
12V lites, 2.50×17 tires
solo seat, US model
off road adventure model

Motobecane ID plate has 4 silver squares: 12           79 50V          B

ID has 4 stamps:
12__79__50V__B
(Dec ’79 25mph)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 Motobecane Moby Variator (2-speed) trans. 12V lites, 2.25×17 tires solo seat, US model candy red, blu-sil, copper

1979 Motobecane Moby
Variator (2-speed) trans.
12V lites, 2.25×17 tires
solo seat, US model
restored by B. Small

1980 Motobecane Traveler

’80 Motobecane Traveler
1 speed Dimoby trans.
rear shocks, 2.00×17 tires
with speedo, solo seat
US model round headlight
colors: yellow or silver

1980 Motobecane Moby

1980 Motobecane Moby
Variator (2-speed) trans.
12V lites, 2.25×17 tires
long seat, US model
candy red, blu-sil, copper

1980 Motobecane Le Moped

80 Motobecane Le Moped
Variator (2-speed) trans.
12V lites, 2.25×17 tires
long lift-up seat, US model
gold aluminum wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the frame behind the headlight is the ID plate. The lower squares say model (left) and speed version (right), stamped in. Before 1980, A=30, B=25, C=20. From 1980 on, A=20, B=25, C=30. Before 1978, no letter, just 20, 25, or 30 (mph). Hope yours is a 30! 1980 was the last year for US models. 1981 had new 17 digit VIN and new EPA and DOT noise and safety regulations. That  was “the last straw”. 

1978 Motobecane Logo

1978 Motobecane Logo

Welcome. Myron’s Mopeds carries Motobecane moped parts, for 1970’s US models. Motobecane has made many other models, a model line, and millions sold, for every major country in Europe and on most of the Earth. The quantity of 1970’s USA mopeds is less than 10% of all Motobecanes world wide since the 1920’s. All of the US models use the “Moby” engine, aka “AV7″, piston port, two transfers, rubber mounted. Motobecanes from earlier or later times or from other countries, are not included here.

 

Motoconfort

Motoconfort is a branch

1932 Motobecane Logo

1932 Motobecane Logo

Motobecane  began in 1922 as two French engineers, Charles Benoit and Abel Bardin. They made the name from “moto” French slang for motorcycle, and “bécane” French slang for bicycle. In the 1950’s, Motobecane pioneered the dual action clutch system, where one clutch makes the engine start when the rear wheel speed becomes fast enough, and the other clutch makes the bike move forward when the engine speed becomes high enough. They called this dual system “Dimoby”. It means “one speed dual auto clutch”. What’s confusing is the variator models (two speed, dual auto clutch) were not called Dimoby. Motobecane has a division called Motoconfort. That name appears on some of the original parts and packaging. It is easy to confuse “comfort” and “con fort” (with force). Remember Motobecanes have strength, not comfort!   

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 Motobecane Carburetors:

They are now located in Carburetors > Gurtner > Motobecane. Click to go there.

 Motobecane Cables:

They are now located in Cables > By Brand > Motobecane. Click to go there.

 

 Motobecane Decompression Valve:

Motobecane Decompression Valve

Motobecane Decomp Valve

 

 

 

 

 

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