I wonder how stupid an idea it would be to pull all wires, test each core component seperately, throw the old wire harness and purchase a new harness and put it in?
Cost prohibitive? I don't mind doing a lot of work, because I'm good with electrical and working on a moped (even if it never runs) is good experience.
How about parts? can you even find a wiring harness? I haven't checked in the "Army Links" site or Mopedjunkyard, etc... he said I was the 1st call, so I'm not in a hurry.
He's actually got 5 mopeds he's working on... I want to go check out the motobecane just to see all of the mopeds! A suzuki, 2 honda expresses, a garelli and the moby (and a partridge in a pear tree?)
That's pretty cool for South Portland, Maine.
Anyway, let me know about the feasibility of a total overhaul on the electrical system .
Thanks-- You guys are the best. the honda express he has is the same lime green model (1978) that I had for my first moped, it's got troubles with the kick start winder (it winds up and you release it with the brake to start it...) I think I might try to get him to sell that--