> Seth B Wrote:
> I aired up the tires, hit the choke, and it started second kick, just
> like it did when I went to see it. Ran it around a few blocks. Runs
> flawless. All electrics, including blinkers work. Rides cushy yet agile.
> Topped out around 55kph before a truck pulled out. What’s that, around
> 35mph I think,? so right where it should be. Out of my 19 bikes, this is
> the only one I’ve bought running, and with a full tank of FRESH gas.
> It’s also the most I’ve paid for a moped, at $500. I’m sure I could have
> talked him down further, but I opted not to try. The poor old man (80’s)
> had been given the runaround by two previous “buyers”, and he was losing
> faith in humanity. Plus we really hit it off, and my wife and I just
> hung out for a couple hours talking. His brother is dying, he’s in
> kidney failure, recent dementia, and he’s having a tough time with it;
> they’re very close, he says. He needed someone to unload on, and I’m
> glad he felt comfortable enough to talk to us. We talked about life, and
> death, and God, and family, and (his) first loves, and bikes, and cars.
> It’s important to be available when the opportunity comes up to help a
> brother who is hurting. I hope I was able to be a blessing to him, in
> some way. We could all use a little more of that today. I made a new
> friend, and scored a kickass moped. Best $500 I’ve spent.
> Love your neighbor.
^ Good man, best $500 you ever spent, for many reasons. We all get old, life changes, and we have to sell our toys, you helped out a fellow rider, the money spent helped him, but knowing it is going to a young man who understands bikes made it easy to sell it to you. I look at my projects and my runners, I want to sell most, but not to randoms, as I love the old machines, I want to sell to young people who will ride them, have the same fun I have had, hard to do today. (edited)