1980 General 5 Star project – as is (SOLD)


If you have been into mopeds for some years, you probably know this moped. Info on it from before we had it can be found here: http://garage.1977mopeds.com/build/GromBait

The bike still has the Italian V1 motor, Puch seat and 7 star mags. It currently has a stock 2hp cylinder on it, but the case has been opened up to match an 80cc Polini kit. The clutch is drilled and welded with blue springs. There is a brand new Dellorto 15 SHA carb on it currently which we paired with a new Puch Boss Pipe for a customer friendly build. Other things that we did to get the bike right for a customer were to properly fasten the seat, install a brand new “normal” headlight and LED tail light, replace all ignition hardware, and install new endure bars. We also gave the bike a tune up and polish. The bike is fun and feels like it does about 40 (we have not GPS’d it). 

The bike is pretty alright, there is really nothing more to do with it to improve it short of a complete overhaul. We are not going to warranty it because, although we prepped the bike for sale as we would normally do, it was not built by shop staff and has a lot of hard use prior to our getting it, but I think someone could have a lot of fun with it riding as is or completing a complete overhaul.  

No warranty on as is mopeds.

All vehicles purchased online will be held at our flagship store on Michigan Avenue.

Pick up appointments can be made through the Facebook scheduler.  

National shipping can be arranged through U-Ship at the buyer’s expense. We expect it to be $200-$300 depending on location.

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About selling “as is” project mopeds in 2020:

Detroit Moped Works has always felt confident profiting from our wonderful work, selling refurbished or rebuilt mopeds that we could stand behind and sell with a warranty.  

As a matter of principle, Detroit Moped Works has always been opposed to “flipping” mopeds, or making money off of selling non-running mopeds, project mopeds, parts mopeds, and/or “as is” mopeds. 

That said, due to what the media refers to as “these strange times” we are not able to get bikes built for sale this season. Further, we are repeatedly seeing “as is” mopeds selling on the peer to peer market for 2-3 times what we consider “Normal Market Rate.” For these two reasons we have decided to get some projects out of our shop and in the hands of folks who can hopefully get more bikes on the road.

Most of these mopeds will be priced above what we consider “normal market rate,’ but below the high prices we are seeing as the “new normal.” In the time honored tradition of “flipping,” we will be giving the most brief description possible, not promising anything of the individual vehicles, but promising you that you will have a wonderful time working on and learning about your new toy motorcycle! Or maybe it just sits as wonderful decor in your Man Cave or She Shed. Once you buy it, it is out of our hands and yours to enjoy!  

Prices are firm / sales are final / bikes are as is. 

Pick up appointments can be made through the Facebook scheduler.  

Payments accepted: Cash, Credit/Debit card, or PayPal. 

Additional information

Weight1000 oz
Dimensions1000 × 1000 × 1000 in