Re: is anyone also finding a lack of interest?
I see a pretty good number of bikes motorized bikes here in Jacksonville- the number is probably up a bit more than a few years ago- and you can ride them here without infringement.
But I don't think there's much of a resale market- I know one man here who was with a partner and tried to sell them commercially a few years back. I think he's right when he says that most people these days simply haven't the knowledge or tools to be working on them. Consumers now especially want things they don't have to interact with much.
All this could change quite a bit in a short time if the Global Warming thing gets worse quickly, or the economy destabilizes otherwise in some way. The place is painfully stuck in it's ways in so many ways as far as I'm concerned. I hate these expensive vehicles that come with the whole ball of obligatory social and political zen attached to them.
This is an age of much cruelty and violence.