Well the subject title pretty much sums it up...Not sure if anyone can help but here goes...For awhile now, I've been thinking about buying an old bike and converting it into a moped. Sounds a little bass-akwards but it's something I really want to do. A couple of years back I was in an accident. Siezures ensued and my license was indefinetley suspended until I'm medically "cleared". I haven't had a seizure in over a year and a half but there is a ton of red tape involved in me getting my license back in the near future. This past summer I bought a scooter (49cc) and it has gotten me around ok. I have a long commute on it back and forth to work everyday and it's just not a practical or comfortable ride. I owned a moped a couple of years back and enjoyed it a lot more. Being that it's a long commute, I want something now that can handle the bumps and has a little "road presence", plus I just feel like working on something different. I bought this old 71' Yamaha DT! 250 the other day. I've stripped it down to frame, handle-bars, seat and wheels. Stripped down, it's not really all that much heavier than a Schwinn Stingray Chopper. I've seen 49cc engine kits on ebay
that come with what looks like everything I would need to to make the conversion.
I've htought about swapping the tires/wheels out for some 26x4 mountain bike tires that would just as easily handle the load and be compatible with the sprocket of the 49cc kit. Any other ideas of potential problems that I would need to overcome.
I know this isn't an actual pre-existing moped like a Trac, but it would technically meet the same description of a moped. Thanks in advance for all responses....