Rare 1986 Puch Maxi Sport LS2 from private collection – as is (SOLD)


I’m a sucker for what we call “super rare variations on super common mopeds.” By 1986, the Puch Maxi had new different colors, decals, and headlight fairings not traditionally seen in the US. This one was the top of the top of the line with the gold mag wheels and storage seat WOW!

When the opportunity to buy and build this rare bike came up, I jumped on it. I bought it online and had it shipped across the country. Because this was my favorite bike, I did my favorite za50 build. I installed a real Athena AJH kit, with custom cut Puch Shop Racing head, Boyesen dual stage power reeds, and a 15mm Bing carb. I also re-geared the bike, installed new chains, new tires, new tubes, and new shocks to accommodate all of the speed. The bike was *sometimes* hard to start; it had a transmission fluid leak but was always bulletproof. I even rode it to Chicago and back from Detroit. When a customer needed a 15mm AJH intake, I removed mine for them, but never replaced it…  That was like 3 years ago! It has been in storage collecting dust since. I think it’s time for someone new to own this bike and get it back on the road. As the bike has sat untouched for years and is missing parts, we are not going to warranty it. But for someone who knows how to build and tune Puchs, the bike should be awesome. 
– Alex, Owner, Detroit Moped Works.

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” 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. 

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Weight1000 oz
Dimensions1000 × 1000 × 1000 in




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