Malaguti Ciak Master 150 Specs
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:30 pm quote
There's a black Malaguti 150 in a new friends garage. According to the owner her ex husband said it needs a new spark plug [sure it does].
The local Vespa store says no parts available and suggests I stay clear of it.
No visible damage as per the pictures
She'll take a couple hundred dollars.
How do I check it;
Install new plug
fill tank with 93+ octane
Attach battery jumper and try to kick it over?

My 2018 GTS300 is too heavy for me and this is lighter in weight and will be slower but...

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Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:50 pm quote
will likely need the carb taken apart and cleaned. engine parts would not be hard to find. same engine that came in bet and win Kymco. but that is a nice bike for 200 bucs entry. some info here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqtCrhmE8Go
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:13 pm quote
The comments on this site make it sound like parts are difficult to come by.

https://cybermotorcycle.com/euro/brands/malaguti.htm
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:42 am quote
In the internet age, I would think parts can be sourced from anywhere as long it is available.
I would go for it, worst case scenario you loose a couple of hundred bucks, if you get it right it will work great for you and you will have fun.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:49 am quote
A club member has a 50/70cc.....Those 150's are the hardest to find...
I would buy it in second for $200....Clean the gas tank and the carb, put in a new plug, and she should start right up.......
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:21 pm quote
Getting closer, I meet with the widow soon but she gave some history:
husband bought it in 2000 and only rode it about 10 times before cancer diagnosis. It's been sitting in the garage since then with no maintenance. She agrees it needs to be on the road and wants to sell. She's looking for the title. Previously the owner did say something about $200 as it sits.
If I do get it, can you folks guide me with what I need to do? How do I flush the gas tank and clean the carb?
Thanks, Ralph
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:57 pm quote
I take on crazy scooters like this one all the time. Here's some insight. You will need to drain the fuel tank and clean/rebuild the carb. Next up is the battery. Buy a cheap one-get cheap results. Then, check the tires. If they are old and starting to crack, replacement time. Don't forget the valve stems. If you can't get it running right after rebuilding the carb and flushing the tank, how much are you willing to pay someone to dial it in for you? Nothing I have mentioned is hard to do in the internet age with YouTube videos. Its only money on a scooter that is rare (not in a good way) and has been sitting. Pick your battle wisely and MAKE SURE IT HAS A TITLE. No title, walk away! Missing title just adds more cost and hassle.
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:46 pm quote
Understood scooter. Change the oil & filter? I don't think it should be started before I make offer and until the maintenance is done.
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:03 am quote
Malaguti makes good scooters.

I would buy it if I was you.

I got a Malaguti Ciak 50 in 2002.

Rode it a lot until I found that it was too slow(45 mph Max) for touring.

I put around 10,000 miles on it, then sold it four years ago to a friend who rode it every day until recently replacing it with a car.

The 150 is different, but I would think that it will be reliable and fun once you get it sorted.

I would possibly buy it if I didnít already have too many scooters (just bought another 2006 Vespa GT this week)

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Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:53 am quote
Anytime you go to buy a non-working pinball machine the joke is "It only needs a fuse!". How many miles on this scooter? How expired is the tag? Does everything make sense? Why would it only need a spark plug anyways? Its not a 2-stroke but a modern style 4-stroke. I would set a price (myself? $150 MAX as-is) and not budge. I wonder if a grandson took it for a joy ride and broke something and its been sitting ever since. Is the oil at the proper level? I've seen dumb people buy a new scooter and never change the break-in oil, just keep riding it till it makes a strange noise, then change the oil, find the noise still there and then let it sit till forgotten about. And if a grandson or friend of the family tries to bump the cost up, just walk away. Why not just buy a already running smaller scooter? Trade if the heavy one toward something newer/still being made? I dont buy obscure modern scooters because of parts and support issues. Not saying its always a bad idea but a running KYMCO People can be had for cheap, already running. Or a Buddy 125.
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:27 pm quote
I'm going to meet her Monday and review what will be needed to get it back to specs.Check the tires, pull the brake levers but don't start it until it's checked and tuned.I'll offer $150 with a $200 ceiling with title.
Thanks for the advice,Ralph
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Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:41 pm quote
Bought it.
Today I bought the 2004 Malaguti Ciak 150. Only 1000 miles on it. Sitting in garage for 16years since owner died.
Tires appear fine, no dry cracks and valves are right angle metal.
It is clean and has a top case and short visor.
The title is transferred.
Is this model valuable and a collector item? I'd trade for a newer Vespa 150 Primavera.
Regards,Ralph
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Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:21 pm quote
So you got it running? Is the fuel tank metal/rusty or plastic? What all did it need to get running?
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Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:26 pm quote
So, were you able to get it running? As an aside, 16 year old tires need to be replaced, cracks or no cracks. Good luck with the scooter. Hope you enjoy it.
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:40 am quote
Re: Bought it.
RP Tech wrote:
Today I bought the 2004 Malaguti Ciak 150. Only 1000 miles on it. Sitting in garage for 16years since owner died.
Tires appear fine, no dry cracks and valves are right angle metal.
It is clean and has a top case and short visor.
The title is transferred.
Is this model valuable and a collector item? I'd trade for a newer Vespa 150 Primavera.
Regards,Ralph
wishful thinking, but it is likely worth just what you paid for it..
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:57 am quote
Re: Bought it.
RP Tech wrote:
Is this model valuable and a collector item? I'd trade for a newer Vespa 150 Primavera.
Regards,Ralph
They are not collectible, but they are very nice scooters.

Nice score for you.
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:17 am quote
Since she's black I'm naming her Puma as in black cat.
She's laying on her right side in the Outback and is going to ClevelandMoto tonight for a check up with fluids and plug replacement.
I'll get back with an update.
Is there anyway to salvage the un-cracked tires that have just 1000 miles on them. Rub them with mineral oil or something? Drive slow the first 100 miles to brake them in again?
The analog speedo is in KPH with MPH small ring. I saw someone having MPH overlay templates on MV and will search for one.
Anybody know how I can get an owners manual for a 2004 Malaguti Ciak 150
I am very proud/lucky on this garage find.
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:33 am quote
RP Tech wrote:
Is there anyway to salvage the un-cracked tires that have just 1000 miles on them. Rub them with mineral oil or something? Drive slow the first 100 miles to brake them in again?
You can possibly ride on them until they wear out without a problem, but it is too big a chance to leave them on. I just bought a crashed Vespa GT (still runs well so I am riding it) with less than 1000 miles on it. The tires were dated 2004. I replaced them with new tires I had mounted a month ago. I did ride it with the old tires on but on a quick blast to 70 mph I had some concerns.
RP Tech wrote:
The analog speedo is in KPH with MPH small ring. I saw someone having MPH overlay templates on MV and will search for one.
My Malaguti had the same speedometer. You will get used to it quickly.
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:32 am quote
Ralph - I would replace the tires soon. The rubber on those is likely very hard and won't provide the necessary grip for safety. More than worth it to put new tires on and really enjoy the bargain you got.
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:34 pm quote
I'm getting a quote for new tires and then decide.
Until then, the fork reflectors fell off. Rectangular with round cavity to match the fork radius.They were held in place with that 3M tape. Anyone know where I can get some for outdoor scooter use? Or just search Walmart.
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:06 pm quote
Hi Fellow Scooterists. Hope everyone's warm.
We hit a snag getting the Malaguti Ciak 150 running.
Background:2004 under 1K miles
garaged since 2005
bought from seller 1/1/20
Started it up and she stopped after 5 seconds. No spark.
bypassed the coil and still no spark. Based on scenario the stator is cause for no ignition.
I have the Ciak parts diagram and the engine is by KYMCO.† Stator is identified as Code 582.004.00 it has two harnesses.

I need help locating a stator.
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:05 pm quote
Is it the 8 coil or 6 coil stator? We've got them both.
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:42 pm quote
I don't know. Guess the code 582002 doesn't help. I'll find out how many coils. Thanks.
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:58 pm quote
this is a close up and codes of the stator for the Kymco 150 motor.

I think its 6 coil.
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:03 pm quote
Here's the picture. looks like 6 coils.

Stator.jpg

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:04 pm quote
here's the codes

Stator with codes.jpg

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:06 pm quote
here's a picture with the codes

Stator with codes.jpg

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Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:40 am quote
engines still have spark and run with bad stator. they will just quickly drain battery. stator is like alternator on car. its job is to recharge battery. cars also run with bad alternator that doesnt charge.
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