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Author Topic: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now  (Read 11937 times)

Offline Sonreir

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1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« on: Oct 05, 2015, 23:59:50 »
So last summer I picked up a CT90 for $250 and the seller tossed in a Puch Maxi for an extra $6. It's been sitting in my shop for little over a year now.

A week or two ago, my Mrs was reading up on the earthquake we're supposed to be getting in the PNW sometime in the next few decades. It's supposed to be a big one. Huge tsunami, no electricity  for days, etc.

We're not really "preppers", but we don't like to be caught unawares, either.

Lemme take a step back for a second... My wife hates everything with two wheels with a passion. She's convinced herself that motorcycles are going to be the death of me and leave her raising the children alone. She really doesn't even like bicycles that much. You can imagine my surprise when she says to me last week, "You need to get that moped running and teach me how to use it. You know, in case that earthquake hits and the roads won't work for the cars."

So, as a firm believer in the magical power of gateway drugs, I decided to make this thing a priority and get her onto two wheels.

Not going to go too crazy on this one. Some basic engine mods and maybe an electronic ignition along with new offroad tires and some paniers. We'll see how it goes...

Here's how she looked when I brought her home and how she looks after three hours of work this afternoon.
« Last Edit: Oct 12, 2015, 23:52:45 by Sonreir »
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Offline Sonreir

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Re: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« Reply #1 on: Oct 06, 2015, 00:00:41 »
Stopped by treatland and picked up some goodies.

50cc high comp kit + pipe and carb along with some new control cables and a jet kit.
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Re: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« Reply #2 on: Oct 06, 2015, 01:38:14 »
Sweeet! I like mopeds. Haven't owned one, but I have lots of friends that do. I shot a little moped video a few months back.



Wish I could find one for $6  ;D
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Re: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« Reply #3 on: Oct 06, 2015, 11:09:19 »
In.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2015, 11:11:15 »
Got a gasket kit and an oil seal kit on the way along with a new speedo drive.

I was hoping to find some bearing replacements as the bearings in the wheel hubs are loose, but it doesn't look like there's anything specific out there. I may look at something generic... We'll see.
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Re: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2015, 11:38:34 »
Just measure and go to a bearing shop.  I never by motorcycle bearings, the shops have exactly the same ons for half the price.
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Re: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2015, 12:39:55 »
Neat
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I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2015, 12:40:38 »
I like your plan. With some knobbies and a set of panniers, that thing will make an excellent post-apuchalyptic supply runner, and do it in style. How much bottled water, tuna fish, and ammo do you figure it can carry? I bet a lot.

Sorry if this is already obvious, but if there's a number stamped on the bearing, just Google it and you'll find replacements.

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Re: 1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
« Reply #8 on: Oct 06, 2015, 12:42:27 »
Sorry if this is already obvious, but if there's a number stamped on the bearing, just Google it and you'll find replacements.

No numbers on the bearings, I don't think. They're just loose balls packed in grease.
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1977 Honda CJ360 - Café SOS - Stage One™, Café SOS - Stage Two™
1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
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Custom Gauge Graphics
Custom Wiring Harnesses

DTT Red, White, and/or Black 360 Club - Better than those Blue guys