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Old 01-30-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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New Toy 1959 Motobecane av88

A 1959 Motobecane av88.
I know zip. Anybody know anything about them or any sites.
I tried the Yahoo Motobecane group but it is unmoderated and all messages are spam.


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Old 01-30-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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should be able to find help and info at mopedarmy.com and the motobacane section of their wiki... http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Category:Motobecane
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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Both vehicles in that garage are kewl. Is that a square light 5.0, also?
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
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Is that a Maytag washing machine behind the Motobecane?
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:11 PM   #5
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That maytag is worth 300 bucks.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:52 AM   #6
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Motorbecane (sic???)
I know that when you're 6 yrs old and sitting behind your 15yr old uncle, going flat out down a hill at about 30mph (big hill.....), it just HOOOGE fun!
.......until your Nanna finds out, then you're both in the poo......
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:16 AM   #7
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Very neat and nice looking bike.
Love the white walls.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:06 AM   #8
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Hi Guys.
Just got her home last night. It is a 1959 Motobecane AV88.
I'm having a Bit@h of a time finding any info on this.
I'm finding myself brushing up on my French and hanging out over there as that's where they were made and all the serious Motobecane sites are.
Wish I could find a site or guru. I cannot even find a paint code for this Bit@h let alone a parts maual.

I got it from a kid that got it from his grandfather. He took the motor out and the chain guards & wanted to restore it. That was four years ago and has not touched it since. (Thank God). The folks are selling the house and moving so up for sale goes the moped.

Here is a few pics after I got it home and am assessing the damage. From what the French tell me it is the most complete early one they have seen in a long time. That's why I bought it. It was complete, just the way he got it from his grandfather.




I feel a lot better as I found this guy. I have contacted him and we will be talking soon. He seems to have some resources and knowledge of this beast as his looks pretty good.


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Old 02-04-2011, 12:35 AM   #9
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Guess that the thing it's all there. it doesn't seem all that bad. I m guessing the engine has got more then 2 to 3 000 miles it . looking forward to seeing more of it.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:59 PM   #10
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Every day I learn something new. this is quite a fine project!
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #11
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Looks cool, great patina. I'd leave it as it's original. Get it running and enjoy. It's what I'm planning on doing for my Suzuki M31.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=635272
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:11 AM   #12
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Hi Guys.
Just got her home last night. It is a 1959 Motobecane AV88.
I'm having a Bit@h of a time finding any info on this.
I'm finding myself brushing up on my French and hanging out over there as that's where they were made and all the serious Motobecane sites are.
Wish I could find a site or guru. I cannot even find a paint code for this Bit@h let alone a parts manual.
First off, that is one cool moped! It will be a nice addition to your stable [2002 tii ]. If you use Google Chrome, it has a built in translation feature. It will do a machine translation of a website on the fly. The translations are awkward, but enough to get the gist of most stuff.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:31 AM   #13
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seems i saw some videos on youtube for that model recently.
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