Puch Monza – The Ugly

Finally some time for my own projects again. I’ve started to build a Puch Monza from all kinds of spare parts, leftovers from other projects or parts that where to ugly to re-use.

Nothing will look good or be close to a original Monza, my only goal is that the mechanics work perfectly and that it can carry alot of baggage.

Frame pictures are found here:


And the engine pictures here, remember to read the picture comments:

Allans Lowrider Puch Maxi K

My friend Allan had a dream to build a low and simple Puch maxi for shorter rides. We found a Manet Korado that had a good engine and some nice 16″ rims. We kept the parts we could use and sold the rest again.

Another Small Pistons member had a rigid kickstart frame for this project, all the other parts where bought new at JMPB.

Puch Maxi Lowrider

We kept the design very simple, everything that isn’t necessary for riding is removed. Allan wanted a low Maxi in black and white design. Check the gallery how that turned out, remember to read the image comments:

Vespa Malossi Clutch

Just a quick warning, don’t buy the Malossi clutch for the Piaggio/Vespa engine. All the materials are very soft, there was nearly nothing left after only a few rides. Look at these pictures:


I used softer blue polini springs, which reduce the wear even more than the stiff black springs that it’s shipped with. Luckily i was close to home and not on a long touring ride.

The last pictures are of my new Newfren clutch that i lightened, works great so far.