>>AND my post was good advice; before you tinker with your moped, take it to a mechanic first.<<
$60.00/Hour, Minimum 1-1/2 hours for some chump who only knows motorcycle and seadoo engines to fiddle with MY wheels, and prolly leave it worse off in the deal ?!
You have got to be kidding, besides which, the LAST time I took my 'ped to a shop - it never came back !, the shop was busted for choppin mopeds on the side, and mine was never found.
Add into that a suspicion of mine that a certain other local shop (now out of business, thanks-be) was stealing them back and recrating them till they were not "hot" anymore.
I became very suspicious when more then 70% of the mopeds they sold were stolen almost exactly 90days later...and while the Odometer on mine read Zero, the 'ped did not look/feel new....easy enough to put a new odometer on, if you know how.
My reccommendation for those that don't have the technical skill is to find your local "wizard"...every neighborhoods got one, a cranky old longwinded bastard who can fix damn near anything, if you can convince him to try.
I should know...having done that in my time, on BOTH ends of the conversation.
(If you listen to that old bastard long enough, you learn some really neat stuff.)