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jroberts
09-18-2015, 04:57 PM
i know i may be opening myself up to abuse but
i was cleaning out my garage to get to my Bonneville and rediscovered my 78 Honda hobbit, i got it for a song some time ago any one know locally where to get parts etc? it seems pretty simple 49 cc top speed 25 i never got it over 15
thx all

pem
09-19-2015, 08:28 PM
Try looking for parts on Ebay. There are currently 258 items listed. Also try Craig's List for a parts bike. Join the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club for links.

Good luck! There's a group near me of retired gentlemen who only ride Honda Express mopeds and they routinely take rides of 200 miles or more.

Dick

fciron
09-30-2015, 12:39 PM
My wife has two Hobbits. The PA50 has a severely restricted engine and was never good for more than about 18 mph even when new. There is a PA50II which is a bit faster, supposed to hit 25 in stock form if I recall correctly.

Unless you parked it because of a known problem my first step for a two stroke is to clean the carb and use fresh gas (with appropriate oil mixed in) then see if it starts. The gas/oil mix evaporates over time and leaves a nasty mess. Of course, you'll want to give the bicycle parts a quick look over before going for a test ride.

Moped Army is a good source for info: http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Honda_PA50

Treatland.tv is the best place for most moped parts.