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    Mopeds

    I am questioning If i should Buy a moped or not with gas getting near 4.00 bucks a gallon i think it would be a good idea. any one have any tips or suggestions on what type of moped to get.

    where the hell do i buy one at also?



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    Re: Mopeds

    I used to have one the summer before I started High School and I loved it. It is a great way to save some money. Check craigslist for them. You might even check into buying a cheap motorcycle too.



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    Re: Mopeds

    In 7 years I'll be 50, at that point I'll probably get one since it will have been over 35 years since my last one. And it will be a great way to embarrass my kids. But to your questions, I have no idea where one would purchase one.



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    Re: Mopeds

    I've seen some car dealerships that have some for sell. This was in Council Bluffs, but I'm sure some in Des Moines do as well.



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    Re: Mopeds

    The last time I looked there seemed to be two types. Your typical Honda, Kawsaki, Yamaha, and Suzuki. Various sizes but I think anything over 50 cc would require a motorcycle license.

    There are also a bunch of POS korean(I think they are Korean) ones on the market that are real cheap. I wouldn't go there.



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    Re: Mopeds

    These are the cheap ones I'm talking about.

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    Re: Mopeds

    like fat chicks, a lot of fun until your friends catch you riding one.


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    Re: Mopeds

    If you're going to buy a decent sized one you may as well just pick up a used Suzuki SV650 or DRZ400.



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    Re: Mopeds

    if you want to buy a moped because you want a moped, then go for it.
    If you are going to not own a car and only drive a moped, then go for it.
    If you are going to buy a moped to try saving money, do the math first. A decent moped is going to set you back $2000+. Sure you use less gas, but you are still using gas. I ran some nimbers a few years back when I had the same thought and found that the numbers didnt paint a good picture.



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    Re: Mopeds

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    if you want to buy a moped because you want a moped, then go for it.
    If you are going to not own a car and only drive a moped, then go for it.
    If you are going to buy a moped to try saving money, do the math first. A decent moped is going to set you back $2000+. Sure you use less gas, but you are still using gas. I ran some nimbers a few years back when I had the same thought and found that the numbers didnt paint a good picture.

    This.

    I've done the same thing with fuel efficient cars as opposed to keeping mine and the $$$ isn't that big of difference.



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    Re: Mopeds

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5 View Post
    I am questioning If i should Buy a moped or not with gas getting near 4.00 bucks a gallon i think it would be a good idea. any one have any tips or suggestions on what type of moped to get.

    where the hell do i buy one at also?
    I've owned a few mopeds in my day and currently own two vintage vespas. They're a blast and definitely great on gas. The thing you really need to watch out for when buying a moped is not to buy anything made in China. They are not built well, have tons of mechanical issues and look like hell. A great moped on the market now is the Sachs Mad ***. It looks stylish and hauls major ***. One can get a used Mad *** for under 2K. There are a few websites you can look on when looking for a used bike (in addition to Craiglist).

    scoot.net
    mopedarmy.com

    Good luck!



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    Re: Mopeds

    Quote Originally Posted by yez View Post
    I've owned a few mopeds in my day and currently own two vintage vespas. They're a blast and definitely great on gas. The thing you really need to watch out for when buying a moped is not to buy anything made in China. They are not built well, have tons of mechanical issues and look like hell. A great moped on the market now is the Sachs Mad ***. It looks stylish and hauls major ***. One can get a used Mad *** for under 2K. There are a few websites you can look on when looking for a used bike (in addition to Craiglist).

    scoot.net
    mopedarmy.com

    Good luck!
    That MadAss looks sweet.



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    Re: Mopeds

    BTW...theyre pretty dangerous too. Not a lot of drivers look for you on them. Case in point: My brother got run over by one last week. Luckily he did more damage to the dumb *** and his minivan than it did to him. Either way, he wants a new one because he loves it so much. Fast and easy to get around on.



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    Re: Mopeds

    I love this thread. I was actually thinking about this very issue with the way gas has gone up, but I think the shame in being found riding one isn't worth it.


    Quote Originally Posted by cyowan View Post

    Rulzzz 3:16 says I just liked your post!

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    Re: Mopeds

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    like fat chicks, a lot of fun until your friends catch you riding one.

    that one never gets old.


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