Pay attention to the country of origin. Avoid mopeds Russian and Chinese origin. Even the most Patriotic person should understand that the moped in the first place - the vehicle and therefore the road carries a certain risk for life. The chance that at full speed and jam the chain wheel, the engine fails or brakes, the Russian and Chinese models much more than Japanese or German. Chinese scooter show itself quite well in terms of reliability, but replacement items quickly become useless - the price of the machine lies in the frequent replacement of various parts of the moped.
Ask the year of manufacture of a moped, if you take it with. Even the most reliable mopeds the most famous brands "age" as anything else. If you still take the scooter, released in the last century, then check the engine, frame (no cracks, rust, etc.) and electronics.
Check the engine size on the documents to the moped. If its volume over fifty cubic meters, ready to pass to obtain a driving license of category A. If the document is not the owner, think, and whether it generally take?
When you purchase a moped in the cabin, find the address of service centers that provide repair and parts for your model. Do not take a "white Raven", which nobody knows or seen. Want it or not, sooner or later, like any technology, the bike will require repair.
Advice 2 : Quality Chinese mopeds
The number of people wishing to buy a new moped with every year increases. The moped is a very cheap, compact and economical vehicle convenient for many people. But the quality of the scooter is very different depending on the manufacturer.
The sellers of Chinese mopeds argue that Chinese have very high quality of manufacture and Assembly. But common sense dictates that for such a modest money it is impossible to acquire new and high-quality equipment. Indeed, the quality of Chinese mopeds disgusting, if I compare it to Japanese or European models. And it is quite good if you compare with local samples produced in the 90s.
It should be understood that manufacturers from China differ in quality from each other. Public companies and large private corporations produce high quality products. At least, is different from the rest of the mass of mopeds from China. But brands and models that are worth to buy only 2-3, the rest is better not to take. Consider the country of Assembly of a moped. Many Russian companies assemble Chinese motorcycles from kits. If the Assembly is conducted at the former enterprise-a domestic manufacturer of motorcycles, the build quality is not worse than in China. If a newly-created company, the quality can be as the same and lower. Best for Assembly are considered to be Taiwanese.
One of the most reliable places in the Chinese scooter is the engine and gearbox. As a rule, licensed or copied the Japanese units manufactured by in China for many years. Production technology is more or less developed in them, at least, there are engineering mistakes and miscalculations. Less complex assemblies and parts – poor quality: flimsy wiring, tires and shock absorbers too hard, the frame weak, plastic parts from low-grade plastic masses. To ride on such units dangerous even in full gear.
Experienced owners of Chinese mopeds strongly recommend that before your first trip, carefully check it, tighten all bolts, nuts and clamps to hold all the possible adjustments. In other words, this technique will force those owners who are familiar with the device of a moped and not lazy every day to check on her, adjusting and repairing.
A particularly horrific DIY Chinese Motorama stop to start the next season with all chrome-plated parts peel off the coating bursts off the frame and foot pegs. Air filter initially may be cracked or leaky petrol tap leaking, the tires to let the air out even with healthy valves, the spark to fail from once per week to several times a day. In General, the scooter for the season, and the rest of the season the unit owner izluchaet constant, almost daily breakdowns.