New kid says hello, bought mopeds

Firstly, I've been lurking here for several months and this is one of the funniest, coolest boards I've ever seen!

Hey gang. I just arranged to buy a PA50 (running, idles rough) and a Vespa Ciao (In pieces, with an extra frame) for $600. I'm in Canada where mopeds are non-existent, so I think I got a decent deal. The dude's also got a Cady (won't start, used to run well) that he wants $400 for, a Si (runs awesome, great shape) for $800, and another PA50 (possibly a PA50II, missing rear brake cable) for $600.

Mopeds are next to impossible to find up here so I'm seriously considering getting the Motobecane or the Honda as well. He's pretty nice and I bet he'd give me a good deal.

What do you guys think? Did I get ripped off? I haven't picked them up yet, but if it turns out the Honda I said I'd take is a 50I, and the other one is a 50II, I'm gonna get the II instead.

He threw in the Ciao for free and since it came with an extra frame I'm gonna try to paint it.

Re: New kid says hello, bought mopeds

Sweet score! Congrats.

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Wow, you may be the closest mopedder to me. Shhhhh, your girlfriend needs that suprise!

Re: New kid says hello, bought mopeds

Apparently all the cool kids migrate to the coast.

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oh.

Crap, I'm not cool then.

Re: New kid says hello, bought mopeds

I mean, _many_ of the cool kids migrate to the coast. I myself am not cool, so it makes sense to live where I do.

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Hey dude! where in Canada are you?

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600 for a moped in pieces? ay. that's a lot of money esspecially for a non running ped, but heck if you can get it to work and enjoy the heck out if then awesome!

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Shh! Calgary, AB. Oil country :S

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Ah darn, I've been looking to ride with someone in the greater toronto area!

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We should start our own branch, for all of Canada. Maybe we'd have as many members as any one US branch.

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You got lots of people near Toronto!

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Really? maybe I just haven't been looking! :D Actually, I walked into the bike store yesterday with my ped wheels and the guy was like "Oh man, this is the second day in a row I'm seeing wheels like this". That just leaves me to track the other guy down haha!

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There's the Royal Canadian Moped Posse up there, and I believe it's centerd in Toronto.

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Ben Van Zoest /

Jesus, how I envy the wealthy canadians...

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I just got back from the dude's house and for $600 I got...

- a red 1980 Honda PA50II, runs awesome except stalls at idle

- 19?? Vespa Ciao, in pieces

- an extra PA50 frame and wheels

- an extra Ciao frame, forks, handlebars and wheels

- two Peugot side covers

- an extra PA50 seat (the long fat version)

- an extra PA50II cylinder and pison

- gasket sets for both

- two extra PA50 gas tanks

Awesome! Watch for some of these parts in the Buy/Sell forum, I guess, and maybe I can trade them for parts I might need.

Also, when I started the PA50 I got it started with the stand up, then tried to rock it forward to drive away, but ended up getting tossed off when it wheelied, scaring my neighbor. Awesome!

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Oh and also he threw in a Haynes manual for the Ciao and the original shop manual for the Honda!

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