Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

Anybody done this?I found Hobbit basket case two weeks ago .Maybe someday can find a cheap tao tao racer that I can engine swap.

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

It could be like a homemade derbi gpr

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Dirty30 Dillon /

This idea is whack.

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Yeah your right.lol

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Terbo Speghetti /

I think maybe you joined the wrong subculture, friend.

That shit is the ugliest, least mopedy bike I've ever seen.

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

Actually in person they don't look that bad except for the stupid small wheel in the back and the 17 inch in the front.That is why I think the Hobbit swap would be cool because it would have a 17 inch wheel in the rear also.As far as the wrong subculture goes.You realize the only people that don't laugh at us about our mopeds are the ones that ride them ,and 90 percent of the general public don't ride them (edited)

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

It would be an improvement over anything Tao Tao did...go for it.

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I always thought the wheel differences were stupid on rhose. Go and do it Those chinese frames are heavy, though. I actually saw somebody pushing a 50 that was converted to a reverse trike, today.

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Terbo Speghetti /

> Rick Shaw Wrote:

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> Actually in person they don't look that bad except for the stupid small

> wheel in the back and the 17 inch in the front.That is why I think the

> Hobbit swap would be cool because it would have a 17 inch wheel in the

> rear also.As far as the wrong subculture goes.You realize the only

> people that don't laugh at us about our mopeds are the ones that ride

> them ,and 90 percent of the general public don't ride them

I think maybe you don't know what bad looks like

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derek from black pipes moped gang 🌧 /

You should totally do it. I just grafted a Malossi kitted hobbit engine into a child’s four wheeler and it’s hilariously awful. Hobbit engine swaps are really fun

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Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

> derek from black pipes moped gang 🌧 Wrote:

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> You should totally do it. I just grafted a Malossi kitted hobbit engine

> into a child’s four wheeler and it’s hilariously awful. Hobbit engine

> swaps are really fun

Stfu! I wanna ride that!

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> Jay Rivett Wrote:

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> > derek from black pipes moped gang 🌧 Wrote:

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> > You should totally do it. I just grafted a Malossi kitted hobbit

> engine

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> > into a child’s four wheeler and it’s hilariously awful. Hobbit engine

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> > swaps are really fun

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> Stfu! I wanna ride that!

come get some!

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

the taotao racer in question. Honesytl could be kinda fun, probably has decent parts and dimensions but where the fuck you gonna get one. I mean you can get em (I think Walmart even sells em online now) but i'm not gonna pay 1500 bucks for a funny frontend and frame to hobbit swap, I mean you could put that hobbit subframe on anything (see above), so unless you've got a line on a cheap busted taotao racer I don't think this is anything but a funny thought experiment.

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Wow ,that four wheeler is amazing .If I ever find one of those tao tao racers for really cheap I will do it.Maybe one will break down ,and I can get it for cheap.I think they are like $1,500.00 brand new so maybe in a year or two they will start breaking down and popping up for sale cheap.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

If I was going to do this, I would just replace the shitty 4t sub with an 2t scoot assy that would blow away a hobbit.

Italet Torpedo/Aprilia Scarabeo had 16/17" rims and enough pep to poop your pants

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derek from black pipes moped gang 🌧 /

I've seen one of these in the wild. there's a store that sells taotao bikes in town and I saw guy riding one that wouldn't go over 20mph. he kept doing laps while I was taking my lunch break. very entertaining

Jay, the thing about the quad is you want to ride it but it doesn't want to be ridden. It wants you to be on the ground, bleeding and burned. I kinda think of it like in a science fiction movie when some scientists are trying to play god and animate some inanimate object and they end up creating some horrible sentient blob that immediately begs for death. It's really fun tho

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The rear wheel on the Tao Tao is one of the stupidest things I've seen. The trike makes complete sense to me.

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

Chances are they took one of their 125/150cc motorcycle frames and modified them(to a degree or none) to fit a gy6 drivetrain on them. There isn't a chinese clone of say a Scarabeo that I know of... gy6 bikes all have 10" or 13" wheels.

I've noticed a number of their small gas motorcycles and electric motorcycles are basically the same thing with different engines.

I still want to find one of those chongquing tomohawks to reverse engineer and modify. (edited)

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

Fuck you

You better do this or I'm gonna lose my shit and then I'll have to do it and I have too many projects

So do it

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> Jax Rhapsody Wrote:

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> Chances are they took one of their 125/150cc motorcycle frames and

> modified them(to a degree or none) to fit a gy6 drivetrain on them.

> There isn't a chinese clone of say a Scarabeo that I know of... gy6

> bikes all have 10" or 13" wheels.

>

> I've noticed a number of their small gas motorcycles and electric

> motorcycles are basically the same thing with different engines.

>

> I still want to find one of those ching chong tomohawks to reverse

> engineer and modify.

Uh, Ching Chong wtf?

Don't start with that kinda shit

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

There was a guy I worked with at Honda power Equipment that had one.He had Honda badges all over it.He just happened to be Asian so I thought he was one of the Japanese bosses ,and it was a bike from their r&d department.I was super excited.One day I got behind him and followed him to where he was going.It turned out he was just a regular worker,and not a Japanese boss.He had put Honda decals from work on it.Womp womp womp.I used to talk to the Japanese guys trying to get them to get some good 50cc bikes here,but I doubt it will ever happen,and they are in the process of switching to DC electric motors for most stuff.

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Buddy of mine worked at the local Chinese scooter shop for a few years. I was all about doing a Minarelli scooter swap into one of those. He showed me the half dozen they had in the back room pile with cracked frames. Apparently they like breaking at the headset.

Now I have an MB5 so my dumb 50cc motorcycle thirst has been quenched.

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

There were some 50cc 3 speed lifan powered sport bike things imported back in the oughts. But they were actual motorcycles...almost bought one for a hundred bucks back in 09...

It would be neat to do it with one of those...or one of those ss50 clones with the thread in general.

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> Thomas TPRF Wrote:

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> Buddy of mine worked at the local Chinese scooter shop for a few years.

> I was all about doing a Minarelli scooter swap into one of those. He

> showed me the half dozen they had in the back room pile with cracked

> frames. Apparently they like breaking at the headset.

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> Now I have an MB5 so my dumb 50cc motorcycle thirst has been quenched.

Good maybe I can find one for cheap then.I mean depending on how bad the breaks are .I mean you would have to do some welding on it anyway for motor mount at least.

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> JBOT Admin Wrote:

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> > Jax Rhapsody Wrote:

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> > Chances are they took one of their 125/150cc motorcycle frames and

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> > modified them(to a degree or none) to fit a gy6 drivetrain on them.

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> > There isn't a chinese clone of say a Scarabeo that I know of... gy6

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> > bikes all have 10" or 13" wheels.

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> > I've noticed a number of their small gas motorcycles and electric

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> > motorcycles are basically the same thing with different engines.

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> > I still want to find one of those ching chong tomohawks to reverse

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> > engineer and modify.

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> Uh, Ching Chong wtf?

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> Don't start with that kinda shit

The hell are you talking about?

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

"Ching Chong" is some racist shit bro

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> JBOT Admin Wrote:

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> "Ching Chong" is some racist shit bro

I wasn't trying to be racist. I'm sure you've seen thos knock-off dodge tomahawk things.

Re: Tao Tao racer 50 with Honda Hobbit engine subframe swap

Go for it, why not?

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> Jax Rhapsody Wrote:

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> > JBOT Admin Wrote:

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> > "Ching Chong" is some racist shit bro

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> I wasn't trying to be racist. I'm sure you've seen thos knock-off dodge

> tomahawk things.

Ok, I'm used to seeing all sorts of anti-Asian anti black posts here and they all get called out because it's total bullshit.

But back to the op, make this thing so I don't have to

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> Rick Shaw Wrote:

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> It could be like a homemade derbi gpr

Not even close. Sorry.

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