*Restored* 1978 Puch TriRad (Sold)

Posted: 07/03/2014 in Fully Restored, Search Our Archive (no longer available)
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Ultra rare sparkling blue Puch TriRad trike moped that has been professionally restored to museum quality. Everything on this bike has been rebuilt, replaced or meticulously restored. The Puch ZA50 engine is a pedal start, 2 speed automatic with a top speed of approximately 35 mph and 100 mpg. Lots of torque, very dependable and amazingly fun to ride. Take it anywhere that you don’t mind a lot of attention. Here is your chance to own something that few people ever will. The bike comes with a full warranty and free delivery within 100 miles of the Minneapolis area. New title, current tabs and less than 50 miles on the odometer! Willing to take $50.00 off the price if you can come out and test ride it without smiling. It can’t be done! $2800.00 delivered.

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Everything about this unique vintage moped is sheer awesomeness. When you sit on it for the first time, your eyes examine the components and controls that are polished to a mirror-like finish. Everything is tight and fully functional. The windshield can be removed in a matter of seconds but you have already decided to leave it always attached. The original blinker system that was offered as an option in 1978 has been fully rebuilt as well and you move the directional switch back and forth testing out the blinkers as kind of a pre-ride safety inspection.

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Okay, you didn’t come to just sit on it with a big grin making imaginary motor sounds under your breath; you came to ride it! You release the parking brake and give the trike a couple of cranks with the pedals and pull in the starter clutch. The moped comes to life and you are off into the wind leaving the world behind. As you quickly get up to around 15 mph, you hear the engine effortlessly shift into 2nd gear and now the adrenaline starts flowing! This is so much fun and not what you were imagining the ride to be like. The TriRad is very smooth and much more powerful than the old moped you had as a kid.

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The engine was fully rebuilt with mild modifications made to accommodate the heavier bike but without any added noise levels or the diminishing of reliability. It climbs hills with ease and keeps up with traffic on the city streets.

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There is a small learning curve when riding a motorized trike for the first time. You steer it more like a car as opposed to leaning like a bicycle when cornering. You slow down and shift your body weight into the curve. Once you are through the curve, you twist the throttle again and the TriRad is quickly once again climbing past 30 mph!

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The suspension adequately absorbs all the little bumps you encounter but you probably wouldn’t have noticed even if it hadn’t; you were just too busy waving at everyone that you encountered while on your test ride. You signal your final turn back into the parking lot here and toot the horn in approval as you bring the moped to a gentle stop and turn the ignition switch off.  Absolutely AMAZING!

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We also have a red TriRad that will be restored if blue just doesn’t do it for you!

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