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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 13:44:53
Subject: Re: Derbi Moped Help
From: Hans Hartman
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Hello mopedeers,
At 09:09 2-4-00 -0700, you wrote:

>I was told that "We do everyting here to make sure the bike is running well
>except body work before we sell it". Seeing as how the muffler was loose,
the
>battery was dead, the speedometer linkage broken, there is no key, and the
>aforementioned wiring problem, I'm not sure how true this statement is.

And rightly so. If this guy works anything longer then one year on mopeds,
this malfunction can't have slipped trough his attention.

>When I asked the mechanic at Handy-Bikes about the wiring issue, he just said
>"Well, maybe it's been rewired," and "You wouldn't be able to start it if the
>alternator didn't work."

The mechanic lies, or doesn't know diddley about moped wiring.
The ignition *always* has it's own circuit, and your moped can run
perfectly with a busted or even missing lighting coil..

>This didn't answer my question, which is "Will running the headlight
directly off
>the battery drain it at a faster rate than it can be recharged?" So I came
to the
>list for help.

Yes it will drain your battery, and will even destroy it that way..

>Thanks for your help though, maybe I'll head back over there and see if
they have
>a manual.

Go back there, and have it fixed. They have stated with sale, that the
moped was in good running order, then they'll have to see to it that it
does that. Make sure you go back there on 'prime time' when the shop is
full with customers...

>If you want something done right ...

Right..


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