Weight limit on moped and how to overcome

I have a friend who's thinking of getting a moped because he listens to me prattle on and on about it. He's a big dude...425-450. Is there a moped that he won't murder? AND!!!! what would need to be done to it for reinforcement?...back shocks ect?

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Chöschi21 C.K. /

Diet.

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> Steve Schoch Wrote:

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> I have a friend who's thinking of getting a moped because he listens to

> me prattle on and on about it. He's a big dude...425-450. Is there a

> moped that he won't murder? AND!!!! what would need to be done to it for

> reinforcement?...back shocks ect?

NO! Don't do that to a ped!

Re: Weight limit on moped and how to overcome

get a a35 tomos and a cross bar.

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Chöschi21 C.K. /

> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> NO! Don't do that to a ped!

I have to agree.

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my pick would be a vespa grande with a built engine, a reinforced sub-frame, heavy-duty shocks, and mags, not spoked wheels.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

I don't think any moped would handle 450 pounds with much grace.....

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> Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Wrote:

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> I don't think any moped would handle 450 pounds with much grace.....

I don't think 450# could handle a moped with much grace either.

I had a friend that size. Excavator operator buddy. 6'5" 450# and a huge man. He's dead now. He could barely get into the cab of his machine or a full size truck. He would have literally crushed a moped.

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Overpriced Parts /

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I think the Derbi Variant is the only "common" moped available with the GVWR that meets your needs. I'm not next to one of mine but I believe they're rated at 450 lbs.

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> Blake MD No PM Plz Wrote:

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> I think the Derbi Variant is the only "common" moped available with the

> GVWR that meets your needs. I'm not next to one of mine but I believe

> they're rated at 450 lbs.

https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?2,4270547

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get a tomos trike or some shit similar. defintely will want something in the 2 speed variety

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That must suck to be that big.

I mean everything in your fucking life would be so hard.

Balancing 450lbs on lil moped wheels? Ouch

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> Blake MD No PM Plz Wrote:

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> I think the Derbi Variant is the only "common" moped available with the

> GVWR that meets your needs. I'm not next to one of mine but I believe

> they're rated at 450 lbs.

Blake, GVWR includes the weight of the bike. It would have to read approx. 575 to 600 lbs. depending on the Derbi's weight.

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Build something with enough power to pull his ass, put better shocks and forks on it, weld plates and bars to anything that cracks. Fat dudes gotta brap too damnit!

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

My suggestion would be a Rupp or get a Minsk with a 1 instead of an i basically it looks like a Tomas with a freaking cage built around it

The rough is something what of a motorcycle and same thing with the Minsk but there'll OCC like 125

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

another would be like one of those small Harleys from the 70s like americi I think they were like 60 cc up to 75 or 150

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> ♣Slew Foot♣ Wrote:

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> another would be like one of those small Harleys from the 70s like

> americi I think they were like 60 cc up to 75 or 150

Man, i had a line on a cheap aermacci 100 that fell through. Usually when you see those things for sale folks act like they're made of gold because of the silly bar and shield decal.

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You need to ask him what His realistic expectations are. He would need a Custom Build ($ Pit) Moped for him to be safe & it to last. I'm guessing someone will say a TT with a Derbi set up (without getting Exotic) --- You might be directing him to the wrong habit.

Is he familiar with 2 wheels ? Are You ? Maybe get a couple Shifty 50's or 60's Scooters (Or a Cushman)

He might like the Performance of a Aprilia SR50 for a Daily Driver(edited)

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Josiah Radebaugh /

Grande with adapted A35 thiccc scoota shocks and "custon" swing arm. Mags.

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When you're 450 pounds losing weight should be your main priority, not riding mopeds.

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He needs a Wide Glide not a moped.

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kevin Smellaflange /

i'm glad he active enough to seem interested.

maybe a noped honda supercub ''c70''

yamaha zuma 50cc...solid wheels, 42 mph

solid wheels would be where i would start.

a scooter for the lack of having to swinging your leg over. spare wheels ... spare belts.

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Josiah Radebaugh /

Have you considered a Solex?

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

An AMF Roadmaster should work for him.

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punkrock randy /

Damn, and I’ve been thinking I need to dump weight at 170#’s jus so i can haul more ass :0 Tell him to get a full on motorcycle and it should match u on your ped.

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> Steve Schoch Wrote:

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> I have a friend who's thinking of getting a moped because he listens to

> me prattle on and on about it. He's a big dude...425-450. Is there a

> moped that he won't murder? AND!!!! what would need to be done to it for

> reinforcement?...back shocks ect?

Biggest bikes I can think of are Sachs G3, Vespa Grande, Derbis, and that’s about it

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

Rupp's had car tires some ofthe Sears MTD the old ones you used to be able to adapt and turn into a motorcycle...

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> Alex Moore Wrote:

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> > Steve Schoch Wrote:

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> > I have a friend who's thinking of getting a moped because he listens

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> > me prattle on and on about it. He's a big dude...425-450. Is there a

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> > moped that he won't murder? AND!!!! what would need to be done to it

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> > reinforcement?...back shocks ect?

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> Biggest bikes I can think of are Sachs G3, Vespa Grande, Derbis, and

> that’s about it

Mag-wheeled Sebrings are strong enough, but regular drum brakes and weaker wheel bearings limit them to 300 lb. rider or so.

Re: Weight limit on moped and how to overcome

Ive been thin/average my entire life but recently lost 30 pounds over the past year (medical reasons).

so last week i slapped an e50 i picked up on ebay on an old roller i had for a couple years, barely checked anything, and went for a spin

holy. fuckin. mackerel. that old piece of shit FLEW!

hands down the best mod ever.

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