Yes, I definitely have to keep the moped clean. I put it under my stairwell and out of the snow for a while. But I live in apartments, so storage space is limited. Since it's out in the open most of the time ... and since I have no car ... I figure I might as well ride it when the roads are pretty clear.
But I'll get the car wax and such right away and treat my poor little "Lucia" to a bath. I'll be sure to put the WD40 on as much stuff as I can. Thanks for the tip.
Anything else I should do? My Bianchi is in really nice shape, and I'd like to keep it that way. So far only the chrome parts (rims and muffler, mainly) are rusting.