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Moped Parts: Buyer/Seller Lists

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Bad Sellers

Alex Schrodinger - THIEF

I bought a a55 motor off him that he never shipped and refuses to give me a refund. -Carter Denny

Brandon Rackliff

  • AKA: brack459
  • Location: MA
  • Comments:
    • Traded an e50 for his za50 bottom end complete. He advertised it as having gears in great shape with no missing teeth along with a brand new clutch cable. Not only was the "brand new clutch cable" an unusable frayed bike cable, but I just took the transmission cover off to find that the first gear was missing a tooth and was beginning to rust. Not only that, but the crank bearings that were advertised as "good" were unusable. EDIT: Forgot to mention this, but the crankshaft was bent slightly so that it was completely unusable. Caveat emptor... Cole Mahlowitz

Carter Denny

  • AKA: carterd
  • Email:
  • Location: Zanesville, OH
  • Comments:
    • Sold an "Airsal kit for a35 motor. Used. The 65cc one." to me for $61. I got it and it looked like shit. Yep, looks like a stud stripped out, then it was drilled crooked, then broke part of the exhaust port flange off, then used JB weld to put a new stud in, but shorter and crooked AND JB welded an exhaust gasket and paper towel in it. (References: 1 2 3 4 5 6) - Jake P
  • I bought a tomos A35 from him. He said I need to add fluids and it'll run. It did NOTHING. I read the power coming out of the stator, it read nothing with me trying my hardest. He's a thief. He has done this to many people. Don't get screwed by this asshole!!!Romeo D

Chris Gatton

  • AKA: defconc
  • Comments:
    • Ripped me off $40 for E50 cases ported for polini. NEVER send any paypal payment as "gift" you will not be able to file a claim with paypal. - David Linehan


  • AKA: puchu1980
  • Comments:
    • Never sent his half of a trade. I mailed him an almost-new 70cc hihi comp head and never received the e50 clutch I was promised. Takes 3 or 4 pms to get a response and then it's usually "sorry" or "i forgot". Says the box got lost in the mail. After I got pissed off he said he'd send me money when he had some. Then he offered someone else $400 for a moped in the buy/sell and made a few other posts about buying parts. - Max Ramos

Daniel Omri Rivera

Daniel P. Larosa

  • AKA: dannyboy727, njdan
  • Email:
  • Location: Kenilworth, NJ
  • Comments:
    • I purchased a fully restored and nice moped from a small company in New Jersey that buys and restores and refurbishes mopeds. D&S Mopeds (Daniel P. Larosa and his partner, Steve) Dan is a member here. They seemed nice fellows and very amicable, but there is a problem. I have found out that the moped that I purchased was purchased by them from somebody that didn't own them and was the son of a man that was storing his mopeds. The paperwork that I got from them was inaccurate (bogus) and I have had contact with the original owner that told me that he was told that the mopeds were discarded and he wasn't happy about, but he wasn't going to get after his friend. Then he was surprised when he found out that the bike is still on the road. It turns out that I went back to D&S and have made over 20 phone calls and text messages and several emails to them and I'm getting a run around and promises and now I hear from Steve that tells me that this is my problem and if I don't want to ride the bike anymore that I should just sell it for parts. There were a total of three bikes in that batch that they bought and all three were sold by them to different customers. I have had further interactions on line with Dan Larosa and he has been arrogant nasty and insulting. When I told him that I would be reporting him to the authorities, he told me to go ahead because he had friends that were detectives and I wouldn't get anywhere. - Jeffrey Webb

David Christianson

Garret, Scott Behm

    • sold him a vespa and when i got there he didnt have the full amount of money and said he would pay me the rest the following week.. its been 2 years....full on ignore and excuses.

Ian rose

  • AKA: Irose
  • Email:
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Comments:
    • Sold me a magnum stock top end that he claimed was in excellent condition and when I received it there was a chunk missing out of one of the ring grooves and one of the rings was missing about 5mm off one end. I contacted him about the misrepresentation and he did nothing.- Mobyman420

Jacob Miller

  • AKA: jaymill
  • Email:
  • Location: Snohomish, WA
  • Comments:
    • He took my money for what he claimed were mint parts. 'minty vario covers' (original thread for reference,2918933,2918933#msg-2918933). He didn't send the parts. I e-mailed him. He said he'd send the parts. He didn't. I opened a PayPal dispute just before the 45 day claim period was up. He still didn't send the parts. I escallated the dispute to a claim after giving him a week. He finally sent the parts. I get them 2 months later and they are anything buy mint. One of two covers will work. The second cover is trash. Buyer Beware. - sk8bones

Ken King

  • Comments:
    • Bought an A3 flywheel off him in Sept '11. Said his motor went missing and refunded my money. PM's me 3 days later saying his neighbor stole the motor and he got it back. Said I could still have the flywheel if I wanted. So I paypal'd him at the same address as I did before. He e-mails me the next day saying to paypal him under a new paypal e-mail address because his account is under review from paypal because someone has a claim out on him. He says he can't refund me because his account is locked. Refused to communicate further. I can't cancel the payment because I sent as personal payment by accident instead of for services. Do not buy from this kid. Very shady. - Chris Driscoll
    • I Bought an A3 motor from him and was told I was going to get tracking info on it the next day. I waited a week no emails or anything so I filed a claim on him and got a nasty reply saying I was trying to scam him. He decided to get a new Paypal and, when I won the claim I was only refunded half of my money! Deal with him at your own risk. - Robbie Meek

Lucas Petterson

  • AKA: Lucas Petterson
  • Email:
  • Location: ?
  • Comments:
    • He offered to sell me a 16.16 SHA for $60 shipped. I paid him immediately and I have yet to get the carb in the mail. It has been several weeks and he has only replied a couple times indicating he doesn't have the money. I asked for either a refund or just ship it to me. At one point he indicated he was getting paid on Friday so he would ship it then, it has been days since and I have not heard back from him. He said he has limited internet but his account said he has been online since so I know he is just ignoring me. Buyer beware. - Mr. Manikor
  • Notes: n/a

Max Franco/Nico Guevera

Mohammed Kann

  • AKA: Mo Bylette
  • Email: [1][ymsgr:sendIM?mo&bylette]
  • Location: Lowell Massachusetts
  • Comments:
    • This guy says he has two Dellorto 21mm carbs. One has 600 miles on it and the other is newer, only mounted once. I choose the newer one and PayPal 77.00. The carb arrives but on disassembly, I can see that its full of worn out parts. Particulaly the slide is frome a YEARS old carb. When I call him out, he says, "Oh didnt notice, I can send a finer one, send me picks of worm out slide". So I send him a pic of the slide next to one I had with 2000 mile for comparison. My jaw hit the floor when he answers back with, "That's not the slide I sent". Now he's calling me a liar, but I am not lying. His profile states his age to be 112 but I suspect this is a 15 or 16 year old kid judging from the childish defense he has mounted. Its just a slide but this child needs to understand that there are consequences for shady business.cheetahchrome
  • Notes: Here is a pic of the slide he sent (left) next to a used one I had. [2]

Mo Bylette

  • AKA: Mohammed Kann
  • Email: [3][ymsgr:sendIM?mo&bylette]
  • Location: Lowell Massachusetts
  • Comments:
    • This guy says he has two Dellorto 21mm carbs. One has 600 miles on it and the other is newer, only mounted once. I choose the newer one and PayPal 77.00. The carb arrives but on disassembly, I can see that its full of worn out parts. Particulaly the slide is frome a YEARS old carb. When I call him out, he says, "Oh didnt notice, I can send a finer one, send me picks of worm out slide". So I send him a pic of the slide next to one I had with 2000 mile for comparison. My jaw hit the floor when he answers back with, "That's not the slide I sent". Now he's calling me a liar, but I am not lying. His profile states his age to be 112 but I suspect this is a 15 or 16 year old kid judging from the childish defense he has mounted. Its just a slide but this child needs to understand that there are consequences for shady business.cheetahchrome
  • Notes: Here is a pic of the slide he sent (left) next to a used one I had. [4]

Nick Ebert

  • AKA: sfcmtz
  • Email:
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Comments:
    • Made lots of posts about different things for sale. Had pictures etc. Sent him a partial payment for a part. Said he would get back to me the next day with a shipping quote and never did. Two weeks later I'm filing a paypal claim. He's been talking to people I know about other parts he has "for sale" just yesterday which would put him still talking to others but not responding to me at 2 weeks. I sent multiple emails, made a very cordial post trying to get in touch with him on MA and waited very patiently. NOTHING. People in SF say they aren't familiar with him. He's continuing to log into MA but still not responding to me. DO NOT send Nick Ebert any money. If you do certainly do not send it as a gift, send it as payment for goods so you have recourse - Deadped Ryan
    • Ditto. Time to flame this guy since he is doing the same thing here. Sent him $60 for a hobbit crank and seals, no response, no reply to e-mail. Sad way to run your life kid! - (Casserollers) Kaptain Kim

Nitro N

  • AKA: Nitro N
  • PayPal California seagull
  • Location: 244 5th st. #7225 Ny Ny 10001
  • Comments:
    • Guy posted items for sale and I wanted a particular sprocket listed. Made a bid for everything in the thread and paid him the agreed price. Box arrives and it's missing the the one part I really wanted. He had thrown in some random parts to other bikes I don't even own. . He asked me why I was "trippin" over a sprocket. He says" I put some other parts in the box that are worth way more"

This boy is obviously a East coast Wigger that says stuff like "Yo" over his cooffee.
Very unprofessional, don't deal with him - cheetahchrome



Mike Piarowski

  • AKA:Mike00
  • Location: Oak Forest, Illinois
  • Comments:
    • So I bought an A35 bottom end from this dude 12/24/12 and paypal went through $100 ok, so my end is done right? Well it is now 2/5/13 and nothings in the mail, no delivery confirmation #, just " dude chill out I have been sick and the Post Office said your address was non-existant, and my cat has had a toothache". I have bought plenty of stuff from people on here and never had a problem with my address. 1234 Fake St Springfield, N. Kentucky WTF! Stupid teenagers, should have known. kevers


Sam Babcock

  • AKA: puchlovr
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Comments:
    • Bought a v1 motor from him. I asked him if it had a needle bearing or brass bushing. He told me needle bearing. I received the motor and it had a brass bushing and it had been damaged in shipping due to quite possibly, the worst packaging job on the face of the planet. It had been wrapped in one single layer of the most thin bubble wrap you can find. Cylinder studs had not been removed so they were bent. Fan stuff was floating around in the box so the fan items were cracked/broken. I asked for a $50 refund to replace all of the broken parts, he offered me $20 (if you can find a used, in good shape v1 fan for $20 let me know!) which I accepted because I was tired of dealing with him. Good communication skills but absolutely lacking in the shipping/packaging department. - Ryan N.

Shawn McLenon

  • AKA: yung spil
  • Email:
  • Location: Oakland CA
  • Comments:
    • Bought and paid for a v1 polini, 103 fan, rebuild kit and modified stock clutch. Sent him more than he asked for to cover some shipping and PP fees. After transaction all communication stops. Nothing gets delivered. My sent pm's keep getting read though. - Josh B.

Oleksandr Svintsytskyy - THIEF

  • AKA: pistonslap
  • Email: or
  • Location:'" Brooklyn, NY; Skillman, NJ
  • Comments:
    • His ad said that there would be switches, throttles, headlight, brakes levers, wires. He said they should all be working and all should be there. Got my package, and inside was switches that were missing pieces, cut off wires, no headlight, and a package of old Band-aid bandages. Messaged Snaggy Ring and he said to trash the old ones and he'll send the good ones. Waited another week and turns out that when I got the package, it was missing the throttle, brake levers, and headlight. Messaged him again to find out if he had sent the wrong ones once again. He then refunded me my money and gave me money to ship and ask me to send them back. I needed the switches for my brother's birthday present and asked if he could just compromise on price since it's missing stuff. He wouldn't budge so gave him full price.

I do not recommend purchasing anything from Snaggy Ring. He'll send you bad, incomplete parts, while also wasting your time and money. -Cly168

  • Comments:
    • 'Alex' is bogus. He offered to sell me a timing too several times in which I finally bouht and paid for one. After 7 days of no receipt, I contacted him asking why the item hasn't shipped and the reply I get is "I forgot". Oleksandr tried to save his behind by uploading bogus shipping information to PayPal however no updates. DO NOT PURCHASE FROM THIS GUY, HE'S BOGUS.!! - G Rashid
  • Notes:,3612268

"Rory Baerga"

  • AKA: [5]
  • Location: Long Beach, Ca
  • Comments:
    • Paid him for vespa signals and never got them reached out multiple times and no reponse, but my mesages show as read. Used F&F so PP doesn't refund.
  • Notes: [6]

Steve Huffman

Steven Marrero

  • AKA: tomos5050
  • Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Comments:
    • Paid for some tools. Never got them. Had one pm from him saying he forgot and they would go out the next day. Still have not received them or had any response from him. - Speed Racer
    • Paid for a carb and intake, talked to him through texting for a bit, once I started asking about the parts no responses. Been over a month now. - Steve Dethrow

Trevor Bradshaw

  • AKA: rovertmehp
  • Email:
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • Comments:
    • I purchased a set of snowflakes from him. He told me they included everything needed to run (except bearings). When I got them, he had sent the front brake plate for spoke wheels and not snowflakes. I messaged him about it and he said he would look for the correct part. Many messages/emails later and I still haven't heard back. - cramaekers

Tyler Pisch

  • AKA: pisch24
  • Email:
  • Location: Nashport, Ohio
  • Comments:
    • Bought a 16" gold five star Grimeca wheelset from him. Shipped quickly but didn't use any packaging materials except the box he puts the wheels in. When I received the wheels the axles were poking out of the box and the threads were badly damaged and unusable (as well as the axles were bent). I notified Tyler and he agreed to send me new axles. I never received the axles, so I started a paypal claim. After some inspection I also realized that these wheels were not meant to have sealed bearings... at least not the way they were "moded" for them. The rear wheel had the cups pried out with what were probably screwdrivers as you can see deep gauges in the cup outer surfaces. The bearings were toast and there wasn't even a spacer that is 100% necessary for sealed bearing conversion. You can completely push the bearing out with YOUR FINGERS because whoever did the conversion used a DREMEL to make enough room for the sealed bearing to slide in. Terrible job, terrible. I'm sending the wheels back and hope I get my money back. Do not attempt to buy anything from him OR Carter Denny (they will say they are not in business together but Tyler's paypal clearly says "Pisch and Denny Mopeds") they will either rip you off or send you some bullshit messed up part. BUYER BEWARE. - iamcrkt
  • Notes: Tyler Pisch has attempted to censor this page to remove claims against himself.

"Viv Ache"

  • AKA: negativecweep
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Comments:
    • Another one ripped me off on $85.00 for a bottom end e50 and a pinto seat. great guy emailed a few times got the money to him and never heard from him again. thanks for contributing to ruining the hobby - Braddd123
  • Notes: "Viv Ache" (negativecweep) has attempted to censor this page to remove claims against himself.

Weak-Ends Tj

  • AKA: demsin79
  • Email:
  • Location: Port Saint Lucie
  • Comments:
    • SHIPPING OVERCHARGING AND PRICE BENDING: Sold me Motobecane Malossy Variotop (original thread for reference He was selling it with extra weights for $160-165 shipped in US. Quoted me $32 for shipping to Canada and after negotiations we agreed on the total price of $190 (he wanted $200 at first!). He promised to refund the difference if the shipping was cheaper. He shipped it for $11.60 without tracking # and refused to refund the difference telling me that: “You live in Canada and that changed things.” So, it changed the price for the part and price for shipping? Simple calculation: starting price ($165) minus max for shipping in US (about $7) equals to $158 profit. For $190 shipped got profit of $178.4 – just ripped another 20 bucks off me for used variator (even with extra weights)! As for the part – it’s in good used condition, but not excellent as stated in description: it has a few scratches on cheeks and tool-marks from mounting-dismounting, shaft has a blue spot from overheating and the ID of bushing is well worn. Liar. People beware! - Matt S
    • In Response To The Above Crap: I get an email from this guy saying he wants to buy the variotop + weights for $165 shipped. He explained he was in Canada. I said shipping would be an approx. amount because I looked it up on my phone quick. If anyone has ever shipped to Canada you know there are papers and shipping anything over 4lbs is expensive as hell. The amount I gave was a medium international flatrate box for $32.95 and shipping priority was ~$36. I shipped it as a parcel because it was cheaper @$12. The paypal fee was $8, so the shipping and fee was ~$20.

      I have way to many good selling experiences to let one guy crying over $10 bring me down. Whatevs..I wont ship to Canada ever again because of this idiot.

      I also marked the item as a gift instructed by him. I'm sure there is a gain by doing that and he wouldn't tell me what it is. If so then he really has nothing to complain about.

      I just went onto the Canadian Customs site and it states there is a tax of $8.50. Just by me marking it as a gift he saved that money. He wouldn't tell you that though because that would mean I didn't rip him off at all. Go cry about $2.50 man, get a hobby. - Weak-Ends TJ
    • In Response To The Above Nonsense You have an obvious problem with logic. I guess, I can call you an idiot too... You never refunded MY money. It doesn’t matter, $2.5 or $20… Taking money and not returning called "I didn't rip him off at all" from now on. You just proved with your own words that you don’t know what the honesty is. - Matt S
    • Matt S, Explain how the customs tax works and tell everyone the money you saved and I'll refund you $2.50. You are butt hurt that you got a practically brand new variotop(I'm sure it is working seamlessly for you) w/weights for cheap. Look at all the emails between you and I. I still have them if you want me to show that we agreed on $190 shipped. Shipping it with tracking number like I said was $36, which I thought it would be $32+tax and I would have had to payed the extra. I know you would not pay the extra would you? You got it none the less cry baby. - Weak-Ends TJ
    • Weak-Ends TJ, Ok, you want the explanation on customs tax? Here it is: when you get NEW goods from international destinations you might get charged by Canadian customs for applicable taxes (lots of exceptions here). In case when you buy USED things from private sellers (opposed to commercial vendors) buyer is not getting charged. But, as a rule, I ask ALL sellers from US to mark my parcels as a gift just in case (customs officers have bad days too). Prove me wrong on that one, if you are so good in searching Canada Customs site.
      Next: we agreed on $190 total only because of $32 shipping. Prove me wrong on that one…
      If you messed up with the quote – let the buyer know first (instead of assuming that I won’t pay an extra $, you’ve never asked), before making a decision to ship it the cheapest way possible and keeping extra $20.
      As for Paypal fees BS – if you not satisfied with profit from your sale, incorporate all the extra fees in the starting price, don’t feed me with that crap after you messed up.
      I won’t remove the bad feedback from here if you don’t refund all the difference you owe me. $20 will do. - Matt S

Will Thomas

  • AKA: {swills}
  • Email:
  • Location: Profile location Amityville,NY or Massapequa,NY
  • Comments:
    • Sold me a moped that isnt even his,claims its his wifes Motobecane is currently as of Sunday April 10th'2016 in impound,I cant do anything about it cause i cant get the bike registered in my name,Will refuses to send me a noterized bill of sale,I contacted him on multiple cases,once upon a time he sent me a inaccurate bill of sale ...says he will call me back ,such and such,waiting,waitng waiting,still no call,i had to repeatedly call him back and still nothing has changed.Its Now 4/13/2016 still no notarized bill of sale.Claims he runs a moped business,yet there is no record of that business..Something about this guy doesn't seem right. I would advise anyone not to buy from this guy,the stuff you get from him could most possibly be stolen. If you gonna put me on this list at least tell the truth

Joshua D. Smith

  • Location: Ottawa, Illinois


  • April 30th , a Wednesday, I paid for a Hobbit Subframe through PayPal. Joshua asked if he could mail it out by the following Tuesday which would be the 5th of May. I agreed. I emailed him the 6th of May and he responded on the 8th with this: “Patience. Yes I shipped it. I dont live on my phone or work at a computer. I shipped the subframe yesterday after 5. Priority 3 day. Tracking info is in my Jeep which was towed to a shop yesterday. I dont know if 3 day means it will arrive saturday or monday. “ As far as patience goes, it is the 13th and I still have not received the subframe and my emails are not being responded to. I, personally, have sold many parts and make it a point to keep good contact with buyers. This seller is unfriendly and handles his business very unprofessionally. I will be happy to update this if I ever do receive the subframe. - [7]
    • Notes: None at this time
  • 8/26 - Paid for a set of K10 forks through PayPal on August 8. Josh said he would ship out the following Monday. I emailed him back after Monday asking if he had shipped and he replied back 8/15 (Friday): "I didnt get them shipped until today. I will get the tracking number to you later." Never received a tracking number. Opened a PayPal dispute after a week of waiting for a reply. Awaiting reply on both PM and PayPal. Will update with future progress. - Fletcher fletchyt
    • Notes: Finally received forks after 3 weeks. Said he shipped on 8/15, really he shipped 8/21. Slow seller with bad communication. Buy at your own risk.

    1. Robert McMahon aka SnaggyRing####
I paid for a minarelli case tool from Robert. I was told it would ship the following Monday. 5 days after payment which was a Weds and after it was supposed to ship, Robert says he forgot his paypal password and can't access his paypal, so I have dispute the transation for a refund. Same time it was  found out he was trying to sell the tool and other parts to other people. Signed William Johnson AKA Saabin.

    • PLEASE READ the entire thread to see how this was resolved**,4043401,page=1 Also note how grandeguru has suddenly gone dark..