Batavus Bronco 1972
This is my 1972 Batavus Bronco. It's
got a Laura M48-02 engine. The speedometer shows 537 miles on it but the
speedo cable is broke so who knows how many actual miles are on it. It
was in pretty rough shape when I bought it. I've since cleaned it up and
started making note of what needs to be fixed.
1. broken speedo cable
2. loose front brake
3. rusted gas tank
4. pulley unusable
5. clutch cable sticks
6. slightly bent rear rim
7. pedal shaft too short
8. pedals don't match
9. rusty chain guard
10. missing rear light
11. seat covering loose
December 2nd, 2000
Removed some of the electrical tape
which was holding some of the cables in place. I'm going to replace them
with plastic tie wraps which are a lot cleaner.
December 1st, 2000
I got a new longer pedal shaft made
at a local machine shop.
I had the bike out for a short ride
today and burned out the clutch. The slotted part of the clutch that spins
the crank was rounded out. My local machine shop were able to fix it i'm
still having trouble getting the clutch to engage. I found a rear wheel
on ebay.com which is will replace once i get the bike running again.
July 18th, 2001
I spent a few hours today working
on the clutch and finally got it to engage. My Batavus finally came back
to life. A few weeks ago I found some clamp on mirrors that are stainless
steel and suite the moped better than the plastic ones that all the bike
Aug 8th, 2001
I changed the rear wheel on my bike
because the one on it has a warped rim. I also tightened the rear brakes.
I replaced the speedometer cable so I can actually see how fast the bike
goes. So far the top speed is around 32mph.
Aug 19th, 2001
I removed the snow mobile fuel filter
that the previous owner installed. I still need to get a fuel line joiner
to but in the place where the filter was before the Bat' will run again.