YAMAHA VINO moped
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
You might also like:
Selling price of used moped2008-05-31 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
Mopeds2008-05-31 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
BatteryPlex Now Carrying Extensive Line of Razor Scooter Batteries — PR Web
Whether a consumer is shopping for a replacement battery for any model of Razor electric scooter or any other type of product or vehicle, the right replacement batter for their needs can easily be located online through BatteryPlex.
Scooter / Vespa Cover size L
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Mansport)
Buzztronics Lighting Effects - Light Strand White LED
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Buzztronics)
Yamaha Vino - Scooter - Sticker - Decal - Die Cut Vinyl
Single Detail Page Misc (RAYD Workshop)
Champion Premium Scooter Cover M W/Lock and Cable
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Champion Covers)