i'm glad you'r not dissapointed w/ our guide. you did notice that we kept most of it the same. and everyone knows (both on the forum and off) that you put a great deal of work into the guide and we all appreciate it.
but editing is part of life, unfortunately. i used to work in journalism, so i know how unpopular it is to have one's work edited. but sometimes it's not so bad. i hope this was the case.
about the order. i think the order is fine, since there is a table of contents. also, the book isn't so much meant as a trouble shooting guide per se, but rather a small booklet to carry around. the theory parts have actually been very much liked by some "rookies" in our ranks who are less daunted by their machines now.
i also tried to keep up w/ all of fred's changes. but it was hard to find the changes as they crept up. so i apologize if that's the case. but i think our version is still easy enough to use. we might make it publicly available soon.
in the meantime, fred (or someone for him) should put up his guide on the web as it stands. i've seen others, btw. see for example:
though fred's is more complete. the more sources out there, the better, i say. and all people repair mopeds just a bit differently.
either way, fred has been a great help to our forum in the past. i hope he continues to help people out. so i hope there aren't any hard feelings or anything.