1970s Sears Free Spirit 8088 Moped NEED PARTS

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  1. alexk243

    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    I am trying to fix a 1970s Sears Free Spirit 8088 Moped and it is running and whatnot, but its bogging down on full throttle and not wanting to go good without the choke on, I am thinking about replacing the jets, but I dont knwo where to get them from. Any ideas? Would there be any other names this scooter would be sold under?

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  2. approachbears

    approachbears 250cc is 50cc too many

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    Head over to moped army.
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  3. 2speed

    2speed Puching adventurer

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    What type of carb?

    Probably a Bing?

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    Any moped parts place.
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  4. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    Probably just a clogged main jet. Clean out the carb. No need to replace the jets.
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  5. alexk243

    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    Well I have cleaned out everything on it. Anything that contained gas now contains dust, but I have since cleaned everything out and replaced the fuel line and filter.

    I kinda figured that was the only thing that may be an issue, maybe corrorision on the jet (which it has some) has caused it to allow less gas through.
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  6. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    Needing the choke indicates a lean mixture. If the main jet is clean I'd suspect an air leak, possibly leaking main seals. Jets don't go bad and don't need to be replaced unless changes such as porting, exhaust, etc., are made to the engine.
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  7. alexk243

    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    By main seals on this you mean the head? intake?
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  8. hugemoth

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    The main seals are the ones that seal the crankshaft main bearings. Rubber seals eventually harden and allow air to be sucked into the crankcase leaning the mixture.
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  9. alexk243

    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    Can I test something to see if these are bad without removing the engine?
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  10. hugemoth

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    Yes, if you have the right tools. It involves plugging the intake and exhaust then pulling a vacuum to see if it holds. Sometimes it's just easier to replace the seals.

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  11. alexk243

    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    How much and do you need special tools to press the crank?
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    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    Do you have a link to a thread on how to do this job or directions on how to?

    Thanks again guys for all the help on this issue.
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  13. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    One quick way to audibly check that your crankcase seals are working is to pull the spark plug out, open the throttle to full with the gas shut off at the tap, and have some one slowly crank the engine over while you listen at the spark plug hole.

    The seals should be OK if, when it's turned over, at about 20~50 rpm, you hear a light, sharp, forceful "schplop!" sound from the transfer ports with each rotation of the crank. It should also blow a puff of air, or a light bit of fuel air mixture out of the sparkplug hole with each rotation.

    It will vary with different engines, but there should be a slight bit of resistance just before the transfer ports are uncovered by the piston and the noise happens.
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  14. XJRetrofighter

    XJRetrofighter I ride them all

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    You can also test for leaks using brake cleaner or starter fluid while the motor is running, and spraying it at various suspect areas. Head, base of cylinder, case halves, intake, exhaust...

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  15. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    [SIZE=+1]More then likely it''s a puch moped under the sears name. sear at one time sold everything from house kits to motorcycles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puch#Puch_mopeds
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    [SIZE=+1]I cut and paisted some info on sears bike for anyone that wants it.
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    [SIZE=+1]Motorcycles, Scooters and Mopeds[/SIZE]
    Brief History of the Marque: Sears Allstate Puch two-strokes from Austria were sold by Sears-Roebuck of Chicago from the 1950s to at least 1979 under the Sears Allstate label. Sears sold scooters built by Vespa from 1952 to 1969, as there is one advertised in their Spring '67 catalog. They also sold Italian machines manufactured by Gilera.
    Sears Allstate by Troyce Walls
    VESPA ALLSTATE 125cc
    788.100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1951
    788.101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1952
    788.102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1952
    788.103. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1953-54
    788.104. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954-55
    788.94490. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1955-56
    788.91191. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1956-57
    788.94492. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1957-58
    788.94493. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1958-59
    788.94494. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1958-59
    788.94495. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960-62
    788.94330 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1963
    788.94331 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1964
    788.94332 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1965
    VESPA SEARS (125cc)
    788.94370 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966
    VESPA SPRINT SEARS (150cc)
    788.94360 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966
    Some of the information above from http://www.garnersclassicscooters.com/Vespa-ID.htm

    <hr size="1" width="100%" align="LEFT"> More Sears Models
    * Puch 250 Scrambler 1965 810.94201
    * Puch 250 1958 810.94180
    * Sears Allstate Puch 250 (round tank model) 810.94222
    * 250 Late (square tanker `67-`69) 810.89571/2
    * Compact scooter (early model w/steel front fender) 810.94380
    * Puch scooter with pressed-metal frame c1960 810.94382
    * Sport MoPed 810.94060/9
    * MoPed 810.94020
    * SR175 810.94211
    * SR125 (radial head chrome-bore 2-stroke) 810.89581
    * SR124 (Gilera) 808.895511
    * 106SS (Gilera) 808.895403/13/23/33
    * Sears Sabre Puch 50cc 810.89511
    * Puch 1956 moped 810.940001
    * Sears Sabre Puch 50cc 1968 810.895141, 810.895151 & 810.89512
    * Sears Puch Compact Scooter 1960 (3 speed foot shift) 810.94390
    * Sears Puch Cheyanne 810.89528
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  16. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    I'm always suprized at what classic European Wee beasties were sold by both Montgomery Wards and Sears. Gilera, that's a marque not easily found at your 'normal" Italian/Euro bike retailer even back in the 60's & 70's.
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    Cool. It's got me googling some pics right now.
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  18. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    There's a couple of threads in Old's Cool from the inmate Jehu, the one called 'Small Italian Singles' is really awesome. The variety of little 50cc, 80cc, and 100 cc road burners made in the 60's in Italy is mind boggling.
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