Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Getting to know Mopeds no one likes FEATURING: The 1995 Hero Majestic Panther.

Been pretty busy at the shop but snapped a few pics this week. A few things perked my attention, particularly a Hero Majestic Panther (HAHAH). So I see a decent amount of posts about these bikes and while I'm sure I cant explain how to make them go 50 mph, I can at least list what I have learned about them.  Hero Majestics are Indian made mopeds that were as far as I can tell, manufactured from 1994-2008 give or take a few years. They came in 4 different models, Ankur, Panther, Gizmo, and Pacer.  I have never seen a pacer in person, but from the pictures it seems to not be much different that a Panther other than the paint and decals.  I first worked on a Hero Majestic at Austin Mopeds. They had bought a few that were still boxed up, these were all early 2000's models.  According to the manuals that came with the peds, there were 3 different models. Ankur - 20 mph model, Panther - 25mph model, and Gizmo - 30 mph model.I have seen pictures of these having top tanks that resemble Morini Pacer tanks. These came with strange engines that had a Bingesque clone carb, CDI, and what looked to be a Batavus Laura M48 clutch assembly. It was case inducted like an M48 so I assumed all Hero Majestics were Indian Laura M48 clones. Unfortunately I have no photos of the engine internals because it was a few years ago. So talking to other people about them, I learned that many people have found a "Honda Hobbit like clutch" in theirs.....HRM. So the other day we got a 1995 Panther in and I was excited to dig into it. Sure enough, it had the Hobbit/Derbi looking clutch. Kinda cool you can put clutch springs on these! This engine resemble more of a Peugeot 102 engine, is not case inducted, and has a vespa dellorto 12:12 clone carb with air mixture screw. If the crank taper is the same size, you could throw this upgraded clutch setup on your 102 maybe?! WHO KNOWS. Weird little bikes. I included a bunch of photos of the engine and the proper clutch shim order. 

Ankur 
Panther 
Pacer
Gizmo
 Huh? 

 From left to right, the whole clutch assembly with shims.
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 8. Clutch looks very familiar. HRMM
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 Where have I seen these CDIs before?

Tired of building maxis?!

15 comments:

  1. where can I get a intake gasket for the panther?

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  3. Hay me anand a mechanic need help with our gizmo hero. We bought one but it won't spark. Any ideas for wiring it? We need all the help we can get

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    1. Hey! Yea I was the one helping you out on Moped Army with your thread. I said a good starting point would be to wire the bike without the key switch or kill switch in line.

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    2. Hay mike I got it running it only needed a spark plug and a carb cleaning. I wanna know if you have seen anyone put any custom pipes for this bike.

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    3. Hay mike I got it running it only needed a spark plug and a carb cleaning. I wanna know if you have seen anyone put any custom pipes for this bike.

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  4. Anyone who knows were to buy spare parts for Hero Gizmo - 2 stroke?

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  5. I just bought a used 2000 hero majestic panther and it needs a new belt. This is my first one and i dont know what kind to buy. If you could shed some light on this I would be extremely grateful

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    1. I went to my local autoparts store and just matched and measured my hero majestic ankur belt with a belt from the auto parts store. It works great. Hope that helps.

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  6. Hey Regards all members here.I like this site very much I love Indian Mopeds.I have Hero Gizmo Pedal Start with clutch plate type ( not liner type ) assembly moped for which I require clutch shoe which was worn there with remained parts are in good condition.I proud to be owned such type of old moped but right now I am facing difficulty that moped produces too much noise due to worn clutch shoe.Can any one help me where can I get full clutch assembly set or clutch shoes(three nos.) or is it possible to convert the moped with liner type clutch assembly set?I am not attaching pictures for the same because already similar pictures are available as above.Thanks & Regards...If any suggestion than do mail me at:jankimchandra@gmail.com or make a call at +919099494675.

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  8. I own a 96 Hero Majestic Ankur. Does anyone know if the 95 model is the same design? I am needing a new throttle cable for my 96 but can only find a 95 model cable. Any help would be great. Thanks.
    Scott

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  9. I own a 96 Hero Majestic Ankur. Does anyone know if the 95 model is the same design? I am needing a new throttle cable for my 96 but can only find a 95 model cable. Any help would be great. Thanks.
    Scott

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  10. Hi
    I have a Hero-Majestic Panther a Black just like the one on you website. I have missing the Tool cover that my son lost. Can you help me out.
    Daniel

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