How far would you drive for a moped?

I found a good deal on a junky $50 moped 233 miles away, but I feel like that is just way too far. Maybe I'm spoiled but I'd rather just pay more than drive, and drive, and drive all day.

I used to take some decent road trips for the mopeds but now I feel like 60 miles one way is my limit.

Maybe if it was something really special I'd be in the car right now, but I'm talking just a clapped out regular project bike.

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I went to Rochester, NY for a crusty Motron Fairway to complete my collection, 235 miles 1 way, so 470 miles. I went to Junction City, Ohio just this Sunday for a PA50-II 190 miles 1 way, so 380 miles. I'm pretty sure that the Rochester trip was my longest.

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Not even for a 'nice' clapped out regular project bike .

And , specially not for just a regular clapper .

Heck , about the day after you brought it home , someone would leave a better clapper in your driveway because they wanted to get back at you for some unknown reason . ;)

Oh , farthest I ever went for any bike was about 90 miles . That was my FA50 we pilled out of a barn basement . Glad I did , as it's done me very well for the last 11 years . (edited)

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From Minneapolis to Detroit and back for my mb5. Slept in my car overnight in a sketchy gas station parking light next to some semis

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Dirty30 Dillon /

~2 x a year I'll make a 1900 mile round trip for mopeds.

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Now 2 hours.

A few years ago 8 hours

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

600 mile round trip to Cape Cod from brooklyn ny for a clapped out Derbi laguna as a project

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I'd drive 6+ hours for the right bike. Maybe 2hrs max for a crusty maxi.

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Not a moped, but I drove 722 miles one-way from Atlanta to Detroit and back in 24 hours to look at, and then buy, a dt50.

Not driving, but I had several mopeds shipped 2,636 miles from Atlanta to Seattle.

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Depends on the bike. If there's a Puch or a tomos 5 miles away, im not even getting in the car, unless it's free.

If it's some rare top tank, or an obscure Italian bike, I'll base my drive off what it costs and what it's worth.

Drove 100 miles round trip for my Cuyuna Scorpion. And I'll admit, I went back again and got a Puch Maxi ll, because it was in good shape, and I can get 5 times what I paid for it.

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I didn't realize the Cuyuna Scorpion was that important. I happened to see one for sale locally, maybe I should have grabbed it.

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There's only 5-6 of them around, as far as I can tell.

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> baird co Wrote:

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> There's only 5-6 of them around, as far as I can tell.

I've seen 10 or so posted about on here over the years. Not that many were made

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I think 5 of those are the same one, too. Just keeps getting passed around.

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punkrock randy /

> Jacob Fulton Wrote:

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> From Minneapolis to Detroit and back for my mb5. Slept in my car

> overnight in a sketchy gas station parking light next to some semis

That’s absolutely worth it!! MB5’s soo nice lookin

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i look at it as a pass time, as long as i know im returning with what im after time just flies.

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> pat splat Wrote:

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> i look at it as a pass time, as long as i know im returning with what im

> after time just flies.

Are we there yet ? LOL

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Drove from Atlanta, GA to Cleveland, OH to get a Derbi C5 and a Yamaha DT50LC.

Would I normally do that? Sure wouldn't. There was a whole gang of guys I was excited to see and that was the real motivation. The bikes were a bonus.

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I went 5 miles for a $400 kitted Puch Maxi with only 47 original miles here in NE Ohio last year. Ohio has the most mopeds for cheap it seems

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about 350 miles one way.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

Ha ha

I know a few otr truckers who offer to pick me up mopeds.

I have one runner and 6 projects I'll pass.

I almost got a Laguna from CA.

I am in PA.

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Not nearly as far as I once would have, prob in the local metro area, but it would have to be a super rare/cool bike, trying to downsize, like the comfort of my scooter more, but mopeds will always have an appeal to me, especially Frenchies! ;)

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Ϫ‡☄ಬ∞ ƀƖḬƝƊ ƤǂƿƎ ∞ಬ☄‡Ϫ - Hoke from Black Pipes Moped Gang /

> Blake MD No PM Plz Wrote:

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> Drove from Atlanta, GA to Cleveland, OH to get a Derbi C5 and a Yamaha

> DT50LC.

>

> Would I normally do that? Sure wouldn't. There was a whole gang of guys

> I was excited to see and that was the real motivation. The bikes were a

> bonus.

we love u very much ty for visiting us.

this summer i drove from cleveland ohio to somewhere in virginia to pick up a nice ups magnum. by far the farthest i've ever driven for a moped, and i doubt i'd do it again, but when you get an opportunity sometimes you gotta jump on it no matter what.

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1950 Special Deluxe /

Just got back from a 120 mile 1 way trip to pick up a Yamaha Noped.

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Battery box was worth the trip! :)

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How far away is a nice Jawa Stadeon for a price I want to pay?

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Few weeks back i drove 160 miles round trip for a 25 dollar non running totally complete fa50 that i havent had a chanc to really take a look at. Recently ive been really tempted to drive into Georgia from central florida for a few nice nopeds ive seen out there but havent yet found the one that pulls my soul yet.

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