Thanks for the encouragement! To both ruin my life with mopeds and to look inside my auto-choke.
It seems strange to me that after more than forty years of messing with "big" motorcycles, I could just now become enamored with tiny ones. I enjoy the shit out of working on and riding these things.
Yet most of the time I am riding a 100 horsepower, street-legal dirt bike with nearly 10 inches of suspension, variable traction control, and switchable ABS. Honestly I can't believe I didn't start mucking about with mopeds years ago.
Melius sero quam numquam, I suppose.