Need help with moped ID

Help! I am very new to this moped thing, having recently acquired a 1980 Motobecane Moby 50V. In mentioning this to a friend, well, one thing led to another and she and her husband gave me a moped that they had for a few years with the intention of getting running, but never did. So it's mine now. It needs some TLC - brake adjustments, rear turn signal, fix the flat, spark plug wire, etc. - and I don't even know if it'll run, but with what I've read on this forum, that should be relatively easy. It shows only 350 miles on the odometer, has very little rust (only on the muffler and one rim). However, I have no idea what make it is. Maybe you can help out.

There is not a word of English on the bike. There are two Japanese or Chinese characters on the front horn panel, either side of the gas tank, on the back of the front and passenger seats, and molded into the plastic drive cover, that I assume are the make and/or model. The bike frame and fenders are orange-painted metal. The gas tank is white, and the plastic side covers are molded orange. It has rear passsenger footpegs (really heavy duty shocks - definitely built for two), and both seats are brown vinyl, with the above mentioned characters on the backs. Engine has no markings that I saw, but I didn't look very hard. The muffler is a relatively squarish, tank shaped thing that hangs on the bottom of the engine. Spark plug is parallel to the ground. The only numbers I understood were "JT50A" on the manufacturer plate, and a stamped number that I assume is the serial number.

Anybody have any ideas? Any leads will be greatly appreciated.

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Post a picture, and i am sure we can get to the bottom this.

dan

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sounds like a jincheng. i've seen cj70a (their 70cc model) in bolivia. but post a pic ... it'll help someone id it.

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I'll try to get one on ASAP.

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Update - I took some pictures, awaiting development (sorry, no digital camera) - I'll post them as soon as I can. In the meantime, I found some very faint lettering on the gas tank that looks like it begins with "cho" and ends with "ing." Also saw a stylized, looking like triangles, "C" and "Q" on the horn plate. The pedal cranks are French-thread (14mm x 1.25), as near as I can tell, since 9/16" pedals don't fit without considerable force.

Could it be a China QingQi? I read where they started making mopeds around 1985, which makes some sense since one of the tires is stamped with an 86 date.

Another question - anyone ever get a title for a moped, when you got it, say at a yard sale when the owner didn't have, or lost it? In Illinois, DMV is telling me either the previous owner must produce an IL title, or else I need a bill of sale from a state that doesn't require moped titles. Is there any way around this? Thanks again for your help.

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Did anyone figure out what it is? Here are pics of mine.

Yeah, I know, my place is a mess.

Blurry but it's in characters so you couldn't really have read it anyway.

The back of the seat.

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While we're at it, anyone know how to post pictures?

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ur doing it right, just does not like the equals sign, take out everything after the .jpg

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Thanks. Let's try this again:

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Ok, you guys will have to cut and paste for pictures. It's a JT50A and I don't even know the year.

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Is there some sort of gearing multiplier on the rear wheel? Just wondering because I've never seen one of these and the rear sprocket looks off-center.

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whoa, old post! It's a clone of a Honda Hobbit. Kind of cool bike so long as Honda parts fit. (do they?) I think the metal is more prone to rust on these, but the cool luggage rack and passenger seat make up for this imho.

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It is a Chinese PA50 clone. Hobbit parts are interchangeable. I was hoping someone would know the name of the manufacturer. It will be hard to apply for a title with "fake Hobbit" as the make.

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I have acquired an exact match to this one. I would like any help to get it back to tip top shape and as it sit's it is in pretty good condition but what I need is info on shop manuals, and parts interchangeability with the honda hobbit. The year is 86.5.

Thanks Todd.

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looks like a jailing,hobbit clone everything honda should fit

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