Honda Hobbit - (Non-OEM) Replacement Gas Tank Options

Hi All - happy 2019!

My original Hobbit PA50II gas tank sprang a couple 2-3 mm holes this fall, and I'm just now getting around to doing something about it. I'm going to try doing a repair patch & POR, but if that doesn't work, I'm wondering what my options are. I'm more concerned about being confident that I won't get a gas tank leak than I am about using the original tank.

Does anybody have experience fitting an aftermarket tank on a Hobbit, other than the replacement PA50 tank on treats? I'm not opposed to a top-tank but don't have any welding equipment, so would need something that mechanically fastens.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions/experience you can share!

Re: Honda Hobbit - (Non-OEM) Replacement Gas Tank Options

I wouldn't use POR15 if it was the only 'supposed' sealer out there .

I've read and heard more bad reviews and horror stories than I care for .

I'd use the best :

https://www.caswellplating.com/epoxy-gas-tank-sealer.html

And , have no worries .

Re: Honda Hobbit - (Non-OEM) Replacement Gas Tank Options

I would buy the red used tank treats has. They say it's good ...it's good.

Re: Honda Hobbit - (Non-OEM) Replacement Gas Tank Options

Dirty30 Dillon /

I have coated tanks, but I just plopped a Batavus Starflite tank on my dirt Hobbit and it's grand

Re: Honda Hobbit - (Non-OEM) Replacement Gas Tank Options

Baron Von Hamilton /

You could mount a free spirit tank with basically a U bolt and hose clamp......it was originally mounted with a clamp on the Puch.

Re: Honda Hobbit - (Non-OEM) Replacement Gas Tank Options

You can use pretty much anything with a petcock temporarily. Even something like the below can keep you going for 20 bucks. Just make sure that whatever you buy is narrow enough to let you turn the handlebars fully.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D9WSCUA/

Re: Honda Hobbit - (Non-OEM) Replacement Gas Tank Options

Dr. Mantis Toboggan M.D. /

> P D Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> I wouldn't use POR15 if it was the only 'supposed' sealer out there .

>

> I've read and heard more bad reviews and horror stories than I care for

> .

>

> I'd use the best :

>

> https://www.caswellplating.com/epoxy-gas-tank-sealer.html

>

> And , have no worries .

I second the Caswell if you want to repair it. I just used it on my Hobbit tank and it worked great. Just make sure you get the mix ratio correct and follow the directions.

Re: Honda Hobbit - (Non-OEM) Replacement Gas Tank Options

Emil Kniemel /

I know you said non-oem but you can use a Honda NU50 tank and mount it on the rear rack. it fits perfect.

477954_10100904250177251_130338869_o.jpg

« Go to Topic — end of thread

Want to reply to this thread?

We'd love to have you join the discussion, but first you'll need to login (or create an account).