I guess with mopeds and scooters I kinda narrowed it down to 3 levers of service: your basic tune and service with the timing and all the cables and chains addressed and I think that was $150.00
But Stamford CT is at sea level and the salt air and the fact that most mopeds seem to sit neglected for years, a top-to-bottom fuels system reconditioning was my most popular ticket. So that's an acid-etch for the tank and the carb gets the dip and the new petcock and fuel line and inline fuel filter and the ignition timing and possibly the baffle burned out.
The trick to baffle-burning is i first got it light up with oxy-acetaline but one it's burning just feed it with straight 02. Anything with carbon in it wil burn off but it won't melt the aluminum.
So I think I was jamming out that level of service between $250-300. With great results! Customers said they ran better than new.
The final level of service was really about taking wrecks and doing major surgery but at a certain point, well I was selling the new Korados at the time and past $500 the customer is better served getting something new.
The Korado Puchs were so freaking fantastic! I was picking them up wholesale from American Jawa. I hope that piaggio group will bring it back and the Slovakian engineering was up to par in every way.
The acid etch I used was just 50% battery acid that I bought in 10 gallon increments.
My favorite parts wash for a while was mineral spirits but then I found out that citrus solvent works really well and it makes tha whole shop smell like tangerines. YUMMMMMM. My least favorite parts wash was one of those drums that you break out for the real seriously munged up carbs and it has like 20 pages of warning on the label along the lines of IF YOU USE THIS STUFF JUST GO AHEAD AND KISS YER ASS GOODBYE.
There is also this cheap fizzgig that you can pick up from Harbour Freight, a little mini spark plug bead blaster. Keep a B6HS in service for years. That and the dial-indicator for setting timing. Absolutely indispensable. You get the "one-kick wonder" every time.
My favorite wrench set for mopeds is the T-handle kit we used to get from K&L. Makes you faster than air tools without sneezing threads.
Some people want to know if I am a chick. If I am I sure got the wife and kids fooled.
RUBBER SIDE DOWN!