Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

I don't have a problem with the rake on hobbits, it's especially not an issue when you keep the front wheel in the air

Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

Size matters, say if u are 5' 5" get a hobbit, above 5' 9" get a maxi, or 6' get a free sprit, magnum etc. or just get a tomos and use hand signals cuz the blinkers dont work.

Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

I think you should go with "flat view" before you go with any moped.

Click it on the top of the thread page, itll make everything easier to reply to

Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

Not all mopeds are monocoque, but the ones that have the tank integral to the frame you do need to be wary if there is signs of fuel leaking, tin worm on the tank, rust or cracks at the base of the tanks. Cracks without substantial rust can be easily welded, sometimes holes can be repaired and a upper stress bar added for insurance, Tanks often rust from the inside out from water in the fuel, so check carefully if there are a few rust bubbles, it could be more than it appears.

> Piston Broke Wrote:

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> I see that I am considering 2 very good models of mopeds.

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> I am leaning towards the Hobbit.

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> Turn signals

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> The CVT for hills

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> The amazing performance potential

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> Thanks everyone!

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> I missed Tomos earlier!

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> Thank you and yes, i will keep away from rust, both inside the tank and

> out.

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> Hello Jeffrey, showing your age ''era'' there right along with me!

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> Thanks Thomas, Puch guy I see with your Maxi Luxe, nice I'm sure. I

> appreciate it.

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> Thanks Nick, now I have to decide if i want my moped's carb is to be the

> hard to clean Keihin or a Bing that leaks?

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> Lol

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> Rebel, thanks for taking time to respond, with all that info.

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> There's a word ya don't hear very often....monocoque.

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> All one piece hollow frame?

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> So the Puch is monocoque but not the Hobbit, correct?

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> Or are all mopeds monocoque?

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> Will, thanks also for taking the time to chime in with your opinions.

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> Graham, great explanations and comparisons with lots of super info!

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> Much appreciate your time and knowledge.

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> Thanks again and I hope I didn't miss anyone.

Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

Clearly, the correct answer is to get one of each.

They are both babe magnets. Ride around town, get the lady's attention and phone number, then invite her to ride your second bike. She gets hooked on mopeds, you have kids, and in 14 years, you've started another generation on mopeds.

Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

> pat splat Wrote:

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> Size matters, say if u are 5' 5" get a hobbit, above 5' 9" get a maxi,

> or 6' get a free sprit, magnum etc. or just get a tomos and use hand

> signals cuz the blinkers dont work.

I am about 6'3"....tall 'n skinny.

Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

> Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Wrote:

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> I think you should go with "flat view" before you go with any moped.

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> Click it on the top of the thread page, itll make everything easier to

> reply to

I see ''View Threaded'' but no ''flat view''.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Piston Broke Wrote:

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> I see ''View Threaded'' but no ''flat view''.

Whoops. Forgot that the site was re-configured not too long ago so that "flat view" is now the default viewing mode.

Fyi, there's a "quote" button at the bottom of the text field if you want to quote somebody, you're more likely to get a direct response from someone that way

Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

Overpriced Parts /

> Trent Anderson Wrote:

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> Clearly, the correct answer is to get one of each.

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> They are both babe magnets. Ride around town, get the lady's attention

> and phone number, then invite her to ride your second bike. She gets

> hooked on mopeds, you have kids, and in 14 years, you've started another

> generation on mopeds.

Babe magnets for Single rider Mopeds nope! With the exception of a magnum mkII.

175-350cc duel purpose 2 cycle Enduro bikes that had foot pegs and large seats yes,

My wife of going on 39 years completely was blown away when driving on a surface streets to take her home from Mutual friend/girlfriends house (in late 1979) turned on off onto a off road trail and drove 20 miles off road with her on the back and then went back on surface streets and back home, we eloped a few months later and Still together,

She always was onboard every vehicle I bought including A couple Mopar cars, minibikes go karts, snowmobiles, two cycle outboard motor boats as well as a fleet of two cycle motorcycles and Mopeds and she rode a kitted Maxi up to a few years ago when she had her 2nd heart operation,

A two cycle engine as well as dodge Chrysler Plymouth cars has almost a addictive nature And to be honest with you some older Japanese manual shift cars (especially rotary engine powered) are addictive too,

I think if I had to live in the city and only had to rely on public transportation you probably wouldn’t see a post from me ever again because I’d be gone!

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Got it. Thank you.

Re: Hobbits or Maxis? i'm torn between 2 lovers.

Roffman - consider yourself blessed. I met my future wife in high school back in 1981. We married in 87. We have 7 kids, 5 girls and 2 boys ranging in age from 17 to 27. She didn't like the moped back then and still doesn't like them now. She's more of a "buy new" person rather than "fix it up", so I guess she doesn't understand how my brain works with regard to mopeds.

Nobody in the family but me shows any interest in mopeds or motorcycles, and the youngest three don't even have their drivers license! I've got over a half dozen roadworthy mopeds and I still have to drive my kids 3 miles to school or 2 miles to work. That distance screams for a moped!

I'd give anything to go out on a family ride.

Definitely count yourself blessed that your wife supports, enjoys, and participates in your hobby.

You are a lucky dude.(edited)

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