1. Moped Monday. #mopedlife #mopedmonday #azo

     
  2. Our bike rack has been getting a bunch more traffic lately. #mopedlife #magnumface #newport (at 1977 Mopeds)

     
  3. @ketchumhill is just like Moto cop now. His other bike is a Columbia Commuter. #77 #motolife #honda #hewillbeback (at 1977 Mopeds)

     
  4. This old thing. #mopedlife #carabela #minarelli (at The Reality Factory)

     
  5. @hollywoodholt You still riding mopeds? If so… #mopedlife

     
  6. Sassy little ZA50 going out the door. #mopedlife #Puch

     
  7. (Source: refueledmagazine, via lsrbikes)

     

  8. 1977 Mopeds Service Shop is Back

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    After a hiatus, we are proud to announce that the 77 service shop is back. 

    A little history lesson on 77, and service.  When I first got into mopeds in 1997, I apprenticed under a moped guru named Homer who owned a local moped shop called Vornkamp bikes.  Homer had gone to Puch School in NJ, and also had traning sessions with Tomos in the early 80’s.  I took what I learned there and opened up 1977 Mopeds in 2003 as the first ever Moped Army Culture service shop. Serving the Kalamazoo public led us to operate service centers all over the US with a repair shop in Chicago, Kalamazoo, Seattle and most famously SF.  We know moped repair.  When we moved our operation online in 2010 we didn’t have a spot to help folks.  Now that we are fully moved into the Reality Factory, we have our service bay back in working order, and are stoked to be getting back at it.

    Give us a call or stop on by.  269.337.1977 We are so happy to be able to serve the moped community again in this way. 

    Here are some pics of some of our old service shops.

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  9. Happens to the best of us. Remember to gas up! #mopedlife #gromlife (at Louie’s Trophy House Grill)

     
  10. This ZA needed some Paz pucks in a bad way. #za50 #paz #mopedlife #puch (at 1977 Mopeds)

     
  11. The prodigal son returns, and checks how bad the Magnum is seized. #mobillagorilla #mopedlife #seizedthemoment #magnumface (at 1977 Mopeds)

     
  12. Well there’s your problem. Actually, problem solved. It needed a new crank. It is crazy how much a worn woodruff slot will mess up your tune. #mopedlife #puch #shoptime (at 1977 Mopeds)

     
  13. Pretty fun starter Magnum.

     

  14. The Great Gila Shortage of 2014

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    We are sad to report that we are all out of the most magnificent kit that we offer, the Puch Gila kit. We are in talks with Italkit for another run, but it is going to be a while.  Nothing moves quickly in Italy it seems.

    The good news is that the Gila was not always the favorite kit of top builders.  Before Gila became king, the 80cc Metra was the reigning champ.  When Metrakit the company went bust, and the market was flooded with Gila kits, the build balance changed, and Metra slowly faded.  Earlier this summer however, we found and stocked a small pile of Metras.  So you can still Blast!

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    So, to sum it up.  We are all out of Gila kits for the Puch.  Luckily, there are a pile of great options to go with for a high power build.  All of the following kits are 47mm bore with a 43mm stroke.  Meaning, even if they have different names, they are all the same displacement.  75cc.  As calculated here.

    In no particular order:

    1. Puch 75cc Parmakit Cylinder Kit $320

    2. Puch 80cc Airsal Kit $170

    3. Puch 80cc Metrakit (Big Port) $269

    4. Puch Gilardoni 74cc Cylinder Kit $235

    If you are looking for mega bang for your buck you should check out the 47mm Airsal kit.  If you want to fake it, and have the look and almost all the power of a true 75cc kit,  you can always grab the 46mm Puch Airsal kit, and not have to bore and weld your cases.  We won’t tell!

     
  15. Tyler Brekke the genius behind programming the back-end of Garage ended his epic journey on the Pinball run this weekend. Congrats to all the brave moped lads and lasses that rode from Minneapolis to New Orleans. You guys are living the #mopedlife for sure. #mopedarmy #pinballrun photo by @jasoncmacdonald