Tragic end to a sick, sad little moped.
After it was removed by the trash guys, it would have been incinerated at the local trash to energy plant-- hand grips melting off...headlight exploding, thick black rubber smoke from the tires.... A grisly tale, to be sure.
So, Brian, keep your options open-- get a big hammer and a 55-gallon trash bag just in case--!
When I tried to register my new moped, they kept asking what I did with the one the plates came from. I didn't fess up, for fear of violating some 'moped disposal' ordinance.