Hi everyone! A friend recommended I reach out to you folks for this, as you might be able to offer guidance. My wife and I bought our son a 1985 Honda Spree for a grad present, and he loves it. Well...so do we. Her and I found ourselves wanting our very own moped or scooter so after our first ride on the Spree. Combine that with our love of collecting and restoring vintage stuff (everything from clothing to valve radios) and you might see where I'm going with this.
We are on the hunt for some project mopeds, preferably something pre-1990's, but it will come down to price and whether or not compatible parts are still available. So far, I am gathering that Honda, Tomos and Puch seem to be favored and have lots of parts available on various sites, but I am looking for suggestions on what sort of project mopeds to target since we have relatively little experience diagnosing engine issues, and want to learn.
What did you folks start with? Do you have any recommendations for new folks who are looking to learn?
Side note, I almost bought a pair of matching 78 AMF Roadmasters for $600, both non-working, but I could not find a selection of parts available for the life of me, so I walked away from it. The listing is still available in my area, so if anyone knows where to get compatible parts, I might reapproach the seller. As far as I can tell, though, the AMFs aren't really a repair favorite.
Edit: Apologies, I meant for this to be in General Discussion. (edited)