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anyone know anything about mopeds * 1
    #26818996 - 07/12/20 11:25 AM (27 days, 11 hours ago)

I'm thinking about buying a moped.  I was set on a 50cc but after looking up ways to make a 50cc faster it seems like even with those mods it's hard to get up to 60mph which is what I'm looking for. 

So now I'm thinking about a 125cc...  looking for opinions from anyone who's experienced in these things.  Never owned anything motorized on two wheels before.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: NOUS333]
    #26819006 - 07/12/20 11:30 AM (27 days, 11 hours ago)

Check out a Taiwanese brand called Genuine Buddy. Totally solid inexpensive little scooter and you can get them up to 200cc I believe. Or if you want a bobber that's 1/3 scale and have some mechanical know how check out kikker 5150. Kinda of goofy but I be damned if I don't think they are neat little bikes.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: NOUS333] * 1
    #26819009 - 07/12/20 11:30 AM (27 days, 11 hours ago)

Much better off just getting a 250cc bike imo. Something where you can keep up with traffic, use the highway if needed and have enough noise/maneuverability that you're not as much of a sitting duck for the texters.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: feevers] * 1
    #26819044 - 07/12/20 11:53 AM (27 days, 11 hours ago)

I've had 12 motorbikes over my whole life, you should get a light weight 1980's - 90's Japanese 250cc enduro / dual sport. Street legal and off road. Don't spend more than 2k if it's in very proper condition. You can spend as little as 500 bucks if you're able to work on it but that takes some extra money and skill and definitely some frustration but it's better in the long run to go through the frustration of learning how to maintain every tiny corner of your bike so you have true independence with your motorbike. Otherwise, when it breaks down you'll be stranded and fucked.

If you PM me some Craigslist results in your area I'll help you select one, I have insane experience buying Craigslist motorcycles


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: trees]
    #26819133 - 07/12/20 12:37 PM (27 days, 10 hours ago)

I had a moped years ago.....I took off this little black box(which I now know was some sort of governing device).....it could climb a dirt hill after that :awehigh:


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: spirit_shadow] * 1
    #26819148 - 07/12/20 12:42 PM (27 days, 10 hours ago)

2nd that. Japanese bikes from the 70s and 80s are amazing machines. And perfect blank canvases for customizing. This was my 1978 cb750 or what's left of it.



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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: GreenHorns]
    #26819243 - 07/12/20 01:38 PM (27 days, 9 hours ago)

Def go for a 125cc atleast. Not sure if Goped is still around. Anything less is more of a putt putter for getting around busy cities. Think they even make little intake/exhaust, and even turbos for them.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: GreenHorns]
    #26819283 - 07/12/20 01:54 PM (27 days, 9 hours ago)

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2nd that. Japanese bikes from the 70s and 80s are amazing machines. And perfect blank canvases for customizing. This was my 1978 cb750 or what's left of it.







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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: pslyke]
    #26819443 - 07/12/20 03:35 PM (27 days, 7 hours ago)

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2nd that. Japanese bikes from the 70s and 80s are amazing machines. And perfect blank canvases for customizing. This was my 1978 cb750 or what's left of it.







Cool ride!



Thanks! Not mine anymore but it was a fun project. To OP jap bikes are cheap to buy and relitively easy to repair unless you need a new carb. Unless your set on the moped/scooter I would highly recommend a small old jap bike to start out with. But the scooters I recommended are ones I would totally buy.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: GreenHorns]
    #26822632 - 07/14/20 11:50 AM (25 days, 11 hours ago)

Im really into the way the yamaha zumas look. Been thinking about the 125. 

I dont really want to get anything bigger.  Bikes scare the shit out of me to be honest. Had a friend get killed on one. But i want to save money on gas and insurance.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: NOUS333]
    #26822651 - 07/14/20 12:00 PM (25 days, 11 hours ago)

What kind of traffic conditions do you encounter and speeds are you intending to reach safely and comfortably? That Yamaha looks as good as any scoots out there. And with a name like that parts and service are no doubt in good supply.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: NOUS333] * 1
    #26822663 - 07/14/20 12:06 PM (25 days, 10 hours ago)

This is my previous bike



250CC motard. Literally the best bike I ever rode for city commuting. It does highways too but at 70mph it gets kinda drifty

The power of a 250 is not that intimidating. You can act pretty crazy without going too fast. Having a bit of extra go is safer imo. You want power to move away from dangers and race out in front of the cars at traffic lights

Get something that lets you sit up high to have an good view of the traffic situation. Also light and nimble

Cant go wrong with anything Honda


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: GreenHorns]
    #26822678 - 07/14/20 12:15 PM (25 days, 10 hours ago)

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What kind of traffic conditions do you encounter and speeds are you intending to reach safely and comfortably? That Yamaha looks as good as any scoots out there. And with a name like that parts and service are no doubt in good supply.



I live in a very remote area.  20 min drive at 55mph to nearest town. Got a lot of cool nature spots though closer.  Not a lot of traffic.  I think id be happy with something that maxed out at 60mph i dont really want to go any faster than that.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: NOUS333] * 2
    #26822689 - 07/14/20 12:22 PM (25 days, 10 hours ago)

Bikes are like cars, riding something at nearly max power is not a good feeling

Get something with a bit more power and you can ride it at lower revs. Way chiller and better for the engine


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: Tripsurfer]
    #26822698 - 07/14/20 12:29 PM (25 days, 10 hours ago)

Yeah if your wanting to push a motor at 55mph sustained I'd say go for 250cc at least. Mopeds and scooters are amazing for urban areas with low speeds. They are super neat and the retro look of an old vespa is a thing of beauty. For your needs I'd say go with a small crotch rocket or a scrambler.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: GreenHorns]
    #26822782 - 07/14/20 01:16 PM (25 days, 9 hours ago)

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Yeah if your wanting to push a motor at 55mph sustained I'd say go for 250cc at least. Mopeds and scooters are amazing for urban areas with low speeds. They are super neat and the retro look of an old vespa is a thing of beauty. For your needs I'd say go with a small crotch rocket or a scrambler.



Man im terrified of big bikes tho.  I dont want anything with a clutch lol. I also dont want to spend a fortune.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: NOUS333]
    #26822833 - 07/14/20 01:38 PM (25 days, 9 hours ago)

Y u no like clutch?


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: Shiithead]
    #26823462 - 07/14/20 06:31 PM (25 days, 4 hours ago)

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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: pslyke] * 1
    #26823616 - 07/14/20 07:55 PM (25 days, 3 hours ago)

Honestly you should just buy a small displacement motorcycle. Maybe like a 250 Ninja. I know that sounds like it’s going to kill you but they have significant advantages over mopeds/scooters. Larger tires and better brakes means they are actually a good bit easier to ride at speed. And Ninja’s are like a dime a dozen and a lot less stylish, so they go for cheap. I own quite a few motorcycles as well as one scooter. The scooter is the worst bike I own. Also, most states offer very nice motorcycle training classes. Take advantage of those no matter the two wheeler you ride, it will teach you a lot.


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Re: anyone know anything about mopeds [Re: NOUS333]
    #26823697 - 07/14/20 08:39 PM (25 days, 2 hours ago)

What about an electric bike? My 1st and only motorcycle was a yamaha rebel 250, 1980's one. It was pretty fun.A 50-125 sounds pretty good for what you want. I keep seeing a "Puch" at my building, looks pretty neat. Check out a "Vespa". I know what you mean about big bikes, I'm scared shitless of them and glad I didn't ever buy one. .....and que jokeshop about.........:grin:


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