Vintage Moped Maintenance Live Webinar

We are planning to start producing low cost and live webinar workshops on vintage pedal moped maintenance and repair. The first classes will be very basic and great for people new to the vintage moped world. We will be covering a lot of topics over a 2 hour period and it will be presented by our own mechanic. The classes will be limited to 20 people and online attendees will be able to interact directly with the mechanic. The last 30 minutes (or more) will be designated for all those in attendance to be able to ask questions directly concerning their own mopeds.

The first class will be on Puch mopeds and is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th at 11:30am central time. If you would like to sign up, please contact Shelly for more information.

Puch Moped: General Maintenance and Tune-Up

  • 2 hour live hands-on video webinar + 30 minutes open discussion at the conclusion
  • This class will focus on maintenance basics for all Puch powered vintage pedal mopeds. Mopeds specific to this class include: Puch Maxi, Newport, Sport, Sport MKII, Nostalgia, Maxi II, Maxi MKII, Magnum XK, Magnum MKII, Cobra, Maxi LS,  and Autostart.  Other Puch powered mopeds that are covered in this class are JC Penney Pinto, Pinto II and Swinger, Sears Free Spirit, and Murray.
  • This class will begin with an introduction to Vintage Puch mopeds. We will touch on their history within the US, mechanical principles, model variations, engines types, as well as common issues.
  • Maintenance and Tune-Up techniques demonstrated during this class will be focused towards moped owners with only basic mechanical understandings and experience but want to keep their mopeds in top running condition. We will show maintenance methods and techniques using only common basic tools that fit in a small tool box along with a few lubricants and cleaners. With the exception of cleaning the carb and servicing the ignition, we won’t cover many in-depth repairs during this class but we will teach you how to recognize components that either need replacing or repair.
  • We will spend at least 30 minutes answering your questions related to what was covered during this class at the conclusion.


This Class will cover the following information:

Puch Moped (5 minutes)

  • Brief History
  • Mechanical principles
  • Model Overview
  • Engines Types
  • Common Issues


Front Wheel (5 minutes)

  • Wheel and tire inspection
  • Tire pressure
  • Brake inspection and adjustment
  • Lubrication
  • Hardware tightening
  • Wheel Alignment


Front Fork Assembly (4 minutes)

  • Suspension inspection
  • Steering head play adjustment
  • Hardware Tightening


Chains and Sprockets (2 minutes)

  • Chain Cleaning and Lubrication
  • Sprocket Inspection


Rear Wheel (5 minutes)

  • Wheel and tire inspection
  • Tire pressure
  • Brake inspection and adjustment
  • Lubrication
  • Axel adjusters
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Chain Tension


Pedals, Arms and Shaft (2 minutes)

  • Inspection
  • Lubrication
  • Arm Straightening


Engine Assembly (4 minutes)

  • Understanding the components and their functions
  • Transmission Lubrication
  • Changing the fluid


Exhaust (3 minutes)

  • Understanding the components and their functions
  • Baffle removal and cleaning


Air Intake filter (3 minutes)

  • Understanding the component and it’s function
  • Removal and Cleaning


Fuel System (15 minutes)

  • Understanding the components and their functions
  • Petcock Inspection
  • Fuel Line replacement
  • Fuel Filter
  • Carb Removal
  • Carb Disassembly
  • Carb Cleaning
  • Carb Seat Polishing
  • Carb: Identifying the parts and their function
  • Carb Jetting
  • Carb Assembly
  • Carb Installation


Spark Plug (2 minutes)

  • Understanding the component and it’s function
  • Removal, Installation and gapping


Ignition and Magneto System (Will demonstrate with flywheel removed for clarity but technique will be for servicing magneto without removal) (10 minutes)

  • Flywheel Removal
  • Understanding the components and their functions
  • Lubricating the cam
  • Dressing and Cleaning the points
  • Flywheel Installation
  • Checking and adjusting the gap


Seat and adjustment (1 minutes)

Handle Bars (1 minutes)

Handlebar Cable Controls (15 minutes)

  • Adjustments and Lubrication
  • Starter Clutch
  • Front Brake
  • Rear Brake
  • Throttle Control


Electrical and Lighting (9 minutes)

  • Understanding the components and their functions
  • Understanding the horn function
  • Replacing bulbs
  • Checking Connections
  • General issues/upgrading to LED Bulbs
  • Switches


Speedometer (1 minutes)

  • Cable lubricating


Cleaning and Polishing tips (2 minutes)

Fuel Recommendations tips (1 minutes)

Performance Improving tips (5 minutes)

Starting tips (2 minutes)

Storage tips 2 minutes)


Open discussion (30 minutes)




Participant Tools:


  • ¼ drive deep metric sockets (9,10,11, 13 and 14 mm)
  • ¼ drive metric sockets (5,8,9,10,11, 12, 13 and 14 mm)
  • ¼” drive ratchet
  • ¼” drive extensions
  • ¼” drive swivel
  • ¼” driver handle
  • 3/8” drive deep metric sockets (13, 14, 17 and 19mm)
  • 3/8” drive Spark Plug Socket
  • 3/8” ratchet
  • 3/8” extensions
  • metric combination wrenches (8,9,10,11, 12, 13, 14,15,17 and 19mm)
  • adjustable Wrench
  • Set of Phillips and Flat Tip Screwdrivers (small, med and large)
  • channel Locks pliers
  • needle nose pliers
  • regular pliers
  • small thickness gauge set
  • air pressure gauge
  • tire pump
  • wire brushes (small and large)
  • small piece of wire for cleaning jet
  • Small Funnel
  • Magnifying Glass



Supplies, parts and lubricants


  • NGK B6HS Spark plug
  • quart of ATF type F transmission fluid
  • Heavy Lubrication oil
  • Chain Lube
  • Small drain pan
  • Spray Lubricant (WD40)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Carb Cleaner Spray
  • 1’ of 3/16 ID Gas Line
  • Q-Tips
  • emery Cloth or sand paper
  • piece of scrubbing pad
  • rags
  • nitrile gloves
  • eye protection