Well, I did it. Kitted my first moped with a polini 65cc, delorto carb and new air filter.
The Good: lots of fun,
learned a lot about simple engines,
good step by step guide found here: http://www.kinetictfr.com/blog/
bought and made some cool tools.
Spent lots of dough and time trying to fix a noise that i thought was the piston grinding against the cylinder. But with the new piston and new cylinder, the sound and mystery remain.
Seems like nobody in this town(SF) will accept American dollars to work on mopeds for you.
Parts hard to find, the only place i can seem to get some are through zippy.
Now have to break in an engine I broke in a few months ago...
my hands and carpet seem to be permanently stained with 2 stroke oil.
Maybe a tfr kinetic wasn't the best moped to buy?