How's this for a great day???
I bought a 1975 Batavus HS-50 from a friend for $20(Canadian yet)and he signed over the original 1980 registration to me. Took it to the licencing office and they couldn't find ANY record of this moped ever being registered. They didn't question me since I had the original registration signed over and all so they did a new registration just as if it was a brand new 'ped. Hey, sounds good so far. Now I find out that I have to convert this 26 year old moped to bring it up to current Minestry of Transportation specs. This means the brakes have to work just like they were off the assembly line. I have to meet current emmisions standards (even though I don't have to get it tested - figure that one out!!!), and the electrical system now has to be modified so the headlight is on at all times when the engine is running, as well as needing to add brake lights and turn signals. Good news is the horn is fine!!!! I won't have to touch it at all!!!! I am beginning to think this $20 moped wasn't such a great idea after all. I should have just taken all my time and money and bought a new one, 'cause if I have to do all this to a 26 year old moped, she won't ever ride again.