Go see what it's all about at www.mopedarmy.com!
I've been interested in moped's ever since the early 90's when I was given 5 of them that were seized up and in non-running condition. They included a Motori Minarelli powered Alexander Reynolds EZ Ryder, Honda (with baskets), a Puch, McCulloch powered motor-bike, and the rusted remains of another unknown brand. I kept the junkiest looking moped which also had the most power (the Minarelli EZ Ryder) and it's also the one featured as the background on this page. Steve's Moped (www.stevesmoped.com) & Moped Warehouse (www.mopedwarehouse.com) has OEM and performance parts available for all kinds of mopeds so go check him out. I even got a photo-copied spec. book for my engine!
I weigh the better part of 300 pounds and my
mopeds, with proper maintenace, have never fallen apart on me. The
only problem I seem to have is unreliable starts even with a new carb,
on the Minarelli so now I ride an electric start Panda scooter but I still
have my Minarelli. In April of 2002, I accomplished a 100 mile trip
from Beatrice, NE to Lincoln, NE and back again on the old Union Pacific
railroad bed (which is no longer in use.) I had 4 fuel stops and
used $1.90 in gas! The whole trip took about 5 hours but was one
of the BEST moped/scooter trips I've ever taken! Below are some pictures
of my EZ Ryder. Notice the home-made gas tank courtesty of my grandfather
|Me on my Ez Ryder sideview
|Mean moped man :-)
|Fake Wheelie #1
|Fake Wheelie #2
|EZ Ryder Gas Tank
|Steve's Moped Sticker
|My Panda Scooter
|Winter of 2000 riding!