Tomos mopeds where to get them?

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  1. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    hello there,
    When I was a kid back home in former Yugoslavia, we had bunch of Tomos mopeds. They looked like Tomos Sprint. One of my first memories on motorized two wheels was my cousin giving me a ride on his tomos. I will never forget that. So I was looking to get one, and I just wonder if anyone knows good place to buy them online. I tried CL, and local adds, but there is no Tomos mopeds around here. So I would like to order one. I am looking for Tomos Sprint. If you know the place, please let me know. Thanks.
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  3. OldPete

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    Please post if & when you get one.

    Always wanted a Kridler moped. :D

    I'm in the process of motorizing a mountain bike w/full suspension.
    PM me if that holds any interest. 30mph @ 150mpg, Tanaka 33cc 2 stroke.
    I'll be using a Robin Subaru 35cc 4 stroke @ 200mpg @ 25mph.
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  4. hexnut

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  5. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    no dealers found in Idaho or Utah. For now Ebay might be the best option.
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  7. BikePilot

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    The Motorcycle Factory Inc. in woodbridge VA is a Tomos dealer :deal
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  8. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    You sure you want one? :D
    My Sprint had both brakes go out and the front shock was falling apart by the
    600 mile mark.

    Bolje uzmi neki skuter.. :D
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    Actually on Stock Island the bike shop is owned by Jiri who is a dealer for Tomos.
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  10. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    I love the TARGA! :clap

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  11. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    Hej Kortez,
    Pravo da ti kazem secam se da sam ko klinac vozio Tomos svuda po gradu. Zato bi i kupio jedan. Znaci ti ne bi kupio Tomos? Sta ti se jos nije svidelo? Unapred hvala.
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  12. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I'll reply in English so everyone can understand.. or mods might go nuclear on
    our a$$es :D

    Me riding the Tomos Sprint was an accident.. my dad gave it to me after
    my bicycle was stolen, and I've used it daily for about 6 months, from autmn
    to spring, and yes, on icy roads too :evil

    To be perfectly honest, the biggest issue with the Sprint was actually the
    asking price! It's over $1500 here new, and for that kind of money you can
    buy entry level Kymco, Sym, even a Piaggio scooter that will outperform
    the Sprint in every single way.

    That's really it's only flaw.
    If it were closer to $1000 like it was for years before the chinese scooters
    appeared, it would be fine.

    The brakes on the new Sprint were horrible, the lever were actually plastic
    (!) and I remember that the old Tomos A3 Automatic with the foot rear
    brake had better brakes "back in the day" (1980s).

    It tops out around 35mph (56-57km/h) but is "happy" only to around 40km/h,
    which is probably around half the rev range in 2nd gear. Good thing too, since
    you can apply both brakes at those speeds without worrying about locking up
    either wheel! :huh

    I could skid the rear only on wet road, IF I sit up first!
    I know that it's not performance oriented, but the brakes are just not
    adequate.

    What happened with the front fork is a mystery to me since I sold the bike
    around the 600 mile mark, but the Tomos guys at the shop didn't see
    anything strange in the fork going loose and even commented how it's the
    norm!

    The fuel consumption was great though, you can get away with 2,2l/100km
    at full throttle, something that even 4 stroke 50cc scoots struggle to manage.

    Oh yeah, the Sprint didn't have the oil mixer, so you had to do the mixture
    before you put it in the gas tank.

    The Targa had a mixer (and blinkers).
    Anyways, they're still available here wherever you look, but no one is buying
    them anymore, not at these prices anyways (but the local post office is
    still buying hundreds of APN6's though).

    You should probably get it as a 'toy', but don't expect anything more from it.
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  13. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    I would love to get one of those APN6 Tomos mopeds. That one came with the gear shifter if I remember correctly. Haven't seen them around here eventhaugh they looked more "dirt worthy". Yes you are correct. I would love to get one of those A3's as well, but no go on this side of the ocean. Well, thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
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  14. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    You're most welcome :)

    And yeah, that's a 4 speed bike, and a popular choice among fisherman here
    who like to ride waaay up the river on the coast and park right where they
    want to sit, so yeah, it'll do some offroad :)
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    I have owned 2 Tomos mopeds, both the ST model that used to be called the Targa. An '03 and an '05. '05 was the last year for the A35 engine, which I liked better than the A55. These had the lower cowl and turn signals, and, unfortunately oil injection. TOMOS OIL INJECTION IS JUNK. I never made it home from the dealer with the first one, the top end seized up due to oil injection failure. On the second one, I asked the dealer not to start it up, and went and picked it up in a truck. I pulled the oil pump cover off, and the clear plastic fish tank hoses they had used for oil were both badly kinked. The entire system, from the oil tank lid to the injector is junk, there is not one decent part in the whole thing, unless it might be the pump itself. Even the design itself is bad. Your engine will starve for oil if you are riding on a long downhill. Compared to something like Yamaha's Autolube system, it looks like a first grader designed it. I removed them from both mopeds and ran premix, 40:1. Do that and they will last forever. The Sprint is the best one. Also the cheapest. You can get all of them with or without pedals. Mine had pedals, so it could be ridden in the bike lane. If you get a peg model, there is no place to ride them, they are too slow to keep up with traffic.

    If you can't find one locally, I would get it from www.heeters.com
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  16. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I owned the Sprint, about 2002 or so, it was a far cry from the old A35
    models. The thing had PLASTIC brake levers! You could not lock up any
    of the wheels even on wet pavement.

    The older ones had foot rear brake and that was a lot better.

    In 600 miles the front forks virtually fell apart and it was sold soon after.
    The fuel mileage was great (more or less in the 4 stroke category),
    it used to start ok, didn't like cold weather.

    It's sweet spot (cruising speed) was at 25mph (more or less just after
    shifting to 2nd gear).
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  17. JerryH

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    Many people into the moped scene here remove the front fender, which is basically what holds the forks together, at least on the '05 and older models. Remove it and the forks flex like wet noodles. The '05 and older ones were spring forks only, no damping. When the A55 models cam out in '06, they also switched to hydraulic forks (this is in the U.S., models for other markets were probably different) The A35 engine used a reed valve, and was a great engine. It was virtually indestructible IF you left it stock. The A3 engine that came before it was also good. And there is really nothing wrong with the A55 that came after the A35, I just like the A35 better.

    Todays Tomos mopeds are not built as well as most mopeds were built back in the '70s. I still own a '77 Puch MaxiSport ZA50 2 speed 2 hp, it has well over 20,000 miles (miles, not klms) on it, all mine, and the engine has never been apart. But it has never been modded either. It is very easy to see the quality difference between that old Puch and a modern Tomos. Though the same size, the Puch is much heavier and the frame and suspension are a lot stronger.

    But, ridden the way a moped should be ridden (not overloaded, not modified, and not ridden off road), a modern Tomos will still last a really long time, as long as you don't use the oil injection.

    Mopeds are not scooters. They need to be ridden like motorized bicycles. You cannot ride them out in the middle of a traffic lane, or you will get run over. If a cop sees you ride one like that (again in the U.S.) you will get a ticket for impeding the flow of traffic. But most of the miles I put on my Puch were not in town, they were on rural country roads. I rode to the far right, just like someone on a long distance bicycle ride.
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