Leather Tank Sachs G3 (or maybe Eagle 3?) project - as is


When this moped was new, it was the top of the line as far as style, motor, suspension, wheels, etc. goes. We took this bike in on a trade. When we got it, the tank was dented and wrapped in faux alligator skin and the side covers were painted red with automotive grade paint (it looks pretty alright). It had a super high quality Sachs moped Athena piston port cylinder kit installed. We are not quite sure if it’s the 70cc or 80cc kit, but we know it is strong and well made. It came paired with a high quality American made MLM Sachs G3 People’s Pipe. It was re-geared to convert the new power into more speed and had new tires to keep the bike sticking safely to the road…. BUT it also came with a stock 10m carb that was really holding the bike back. A customer came in and showed interest so we gave the bike a tune up, and upgraded the carb with an MLM intake and Mikuni VM18 carb. The bike is now super strong, like maybe way too strong for its own good. It probably could use a more medium sized carb and/or further gearing and/or new clutch pads to deal with all of this new power.     

Since this listing, we swapped the bottom end, decreased the carb from a 18mm to a 15mm, the re-tuned the bike.  When it was last ridden it started, idled, and hit an appropriate top speed for the performance parts BUT was verry slow off the line.  The bike can probably be ridden as is, but if you have time to dig into it; it could be way more fun with that issue resolved.  (We don’t know the issue, if we did, we’d fit it before selling). Rather than messing with this bike any more, we are going to sell it as is. You may be able to ride the bike for as long as you want problem free BUT the large amount of power could cause problems. Buy it and find out OR buy it and get to work on the preventative measures of your choosing.               

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

Weight3000 oz
Dimensions72 × 40 × 30 in




1814 mi