That's right. Some mopeds have oil in the gearbox. The oil gets dirty pretty fast, especially if your moped motor has performance parts on it. Change it often. In this instructable, I am changing the oil on a 1978 Puch Maxi, with an E50 motor on it.


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Step 1: Parmesan Cheese Container

It's not a bad idea to get the oil nice and hot before you change it. Running the motor mixes all the sludge and crud with the oil, so when you drain the oil, all the muck and greck go out with it. Also, heat is a great cleaner. It works wonders. Try riding around the block a few times before you start, let the motor warm up. That should do it. But if you do, be mindful of the hot pipe while your working, or you might end up with pipeburn. If you do get pipeburn, be sure to brag to all your buddies about it, and how cool you are.

Anyways. You'll need a container to catch the oil. I used a plastic parmesan cheese container. It worked GREAT! If you don't have a parmesan cheese container, try to find another container that will fit under the motor and catch the oil. Parmesan cheese container are the best though.

In this picture, the parmesan cheese container is already full of nasty oil. Just imagine that the parmesan cheese container is empty.
You might rethink the latex glove idea... latex and heat generally don't get along. A regular pair of work gloves works fine, and won't stick to your skin if it melts.

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