I just cannot see there being no answer to the trany thing. The mopeds are nice and they are cheap for what you get and they do look sturdy. Somebody has to have a fix. It would really suck if the Avanti faulters because of a gear. I really might have considered some of them that have been sold on Ebay with the ending prices as low as they have been for a brand new one. With my luck, they will come out with a free fix for anyone who owns an Avanti the day after all of the good deals are gone and they start selling for the same as a Tomos or something.