> Lina C Wrote:
> All the people who hoard mopeds own them all now and the moped supply in
> the usa is drying up. Also Hipsters.
> But for real, people are finally taking notice that mopeds are cool. But
> the thing is you can spend over 1k and just get a decent used mini moto
> like a grom. or a older motorcycle that runs better.
I had dozens of Enduro bikes/small displacement motorcycles go through my hands (most for very cheap) and actually owned early 100cc g3 and kaw f7 175 enduros before Moped’s, (I love small displacement single cylinder two stroke engine bikes as long as they have relatively large wheels)
The problem I stated on other posts of mine is that you can’t park a motorcycle in a bike rack, you couldn’t/it’s very hard to carry up stairs into a apartment, you couldn’t put them in the trunk of a car easy,
You have to park a motorcycle in a parking space, on the street or in a driveway which more than once someone tried to steal my small lighter motorcycles sitting out in the open
Whereas with mopeds I put in a rack right by a store front, put it on someone’s front porch Bring it in the house or apartment sometimes, bringing right into the warehouse man door chain it to a pole etc, most times keeping it within eyesight,
Insurance laws changed in my state awhile ago making every motorcycle have to have insurance on each and I don’t need to drive on the freeway so for me having a handful of mopeds is much better, I have a bad knee so I like the automatic transmission of mopeds also,
(yeah I know they make a Hondamatic automatic trans motorcycle but I worked on and rode a 400cc one and didn’t like it (For it’s heavy, only a 2 speed, you still have to do the first to second gear shift with your foot and needs more maintenance/more oil changes because the engine oil is shared with the transmission torque converter,)
It’s not a hoarding problem either, I fixed up and sold/gave away over 150 mopeds/small bikes keeping them from the scrapyard, the problem is that there are greedy people who buys really nice mint condition mopeds and then parts them out on fleecebay to make more money destroying a bike or two a day, there’s also flippers on gagslist that do nothing to a bike to repair or fix it up except for charging three or four times the price what they paid for it,
And as far as running better, a old motorcycle is not more reliable then a old Moped, after I work on them are about as reliable as each other if used how designed
But Actually some built mopeds if done correctly could produce 4-5x or more the stock horsepower and still be reliable for daily use whereas its almost impossible make a small 100-175cc motorcycle that makes 11-21hp stock hp produce 4-5x the power without it even working let alone being reliable for daily use,