I want to thank everyone on the list who offered tips and
suggestions when I asked for help with my Derbi moped. I took
the moped back to the dealer, and although he offered to rewire
it for me, I declined based on the fact that I don't think the
mechanic there is 100% competent. I looked at the wiring myself,
and it was pretty much spaghetti. Someone had really done a job
on it, and it was definitly fubar.
Bob at Handy-Bikes let me trade in the Derbi for full credit
towards the purchase of a new Hero Majestic Panther. At first
I didn't like the styling of the Panther, but it is quickly
growing on me. Nonetheless, it is brand new and runs just
great. I'll miss the little Derbi, and if I had more time and
didn't live in a second story apartment I would have tackled
working on it myself.
Thanks again to everyone on the list to everyone for your
multiple replies --
Off to look for hop up kits for the Panther. . .