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Rick, manager of Geronimo, left Japan recently and left behind his 50cc 2001 Yamaha Vino moped (actually Victoria’s moped which she hasn’t learned how to ride yet). I have been wanting to learn a bit about how to work on bikes, so I have taken over the moped and will work on it during the summer.

In general the bike seems to be in decent shape mechanically — the clutch is smooth, whereas the clutches on 50cc mopeds tend to go gravelly after a while. Also, the bike has no problem getting up to 60 km/h which suggests to me that the drive belt hasn’t worn down (or has been replaced). There may be a bit of a problem with the choke, since it’s hard to start when it’s cold.

There are a couple of “roadworthiness” issues that I need to address — the tail light is not firmly attached to the bike, the horn does not work, and the lenses are missing from the turn signals. After that, I can get cracking on the cosmetic issues, where I will learn how to repair body work and paint plastic motorcycle panels.

So, here is Part 1, where I reattached the tail light to the moped.

Here’s what we’re starting with.


I must say that the rear fairing made of duct tape is not very attractive, and it may be a bit of a safety issue, as the tail light is not secured to the bike and is moving freely.


I took off the duct tape and found that some of the plastic from the rear fairing is missing entirely. It seems to have been kicked in at some point.


Here is the bike with the side fairings and rear fairing removed. Scooters are not very attractive without fairings; I guess that’s why they’re so expensive.


I took as many of the pieces of plastic as I had and cleaned them off, and then held the jigsaw puzzle together with masking

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2008-05-31 19:30:03 by patricksanford

Hi there all, i'm wanting to buy a used moped in the near future for the fuel savings, as i will be starting college soon and will be short on money for the next couple of years, and had a few questions. I live in kentucky, and was told that mopeds under 50cc dont require an operating license or insurance due to their small size, low speed, and lack of presence on highways. i was wondering if anyone knew the specific law regarding this, or if it was true or not. also, in order to save money i'll be looking for a used moped in my area. i was wondering if anyone knew the going price for a used one in good condition (ie running and save, dont care about the looks) in my area, and what dealers sell them

Mopeds

2008-05-31 21:32:21 by GenElec

For what it's worth, here are a few of my comments on mopeds:
Before you even start looking at mopeds and scooters, see if you can get current motorcycle/moped regulations from your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. You can probably download a PDF file from your state's website, or you could pick up a copy at a Driver's License examining station or other office. Rules vary by state, and may have changed from what somebody "remembers" so get a current copy. I can tell you that here in Minnesota, mopeds under 50cc (and with a horsepower limit) and limited to 30 mph can be driven by anyone over 18 yrs old with an ordinary drivers license

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  • Avatar Ander Can you drive a 50cc scooter without tag or license on the road in Sacramento California?
    Jul 31, 2012 by Ander | Posted in Motorcycles

    I'm 16 years old and was thinking of getting a Yamaha Vino 50cc moped for transportation. I was wondering if you can ride mopeds that are 50cc without tag or any type of license. Is a 50cc moped/scooter street legal? Thank you for your time.

    • In California, a Yamaha Vino is legally a motorcycle, no difference than a Harley-Davidson Road King. To ride legally on the streets you need a Class-M1 motorcycle driver's license, a motorcycle vehicle registration and l …r's license to be legal on the streets.

      There is *NOTHING* with a motor that you can have on the streets without a driver's license of some sort. Unless you are disabled, then you can have a mobility scooter.