I'm David, a new guy on here. Thanks for having me!
I'm looking for my first moped, (other than a few i've owned a month or so, or... a day or so.)
Me, working on a moped?
I am fairly mechanically inclined.
I'd would say I'm a solid 7 on the 1-10 scale, so I'm actually probably more like a 6.
Maybe a 7 with a service manual and some good advice.
I'm considering a Honda Hobbit, because I've had Honda cars and motorcycles that were completely reliable,...and smooth.
After looking through lots of posts here, I'm also thinking Puch Maxi LS (with the long seat), or with the seat for 2.
For the long seat, it seems I'm looking for the Puch Maxi Sport.
I'm considering a Puch because I see relability is great on those.
It also seems there is more available stuff for Puchs (parts bikes, or aftermarket parts).
Also, I see Puchs are easier to work on than Hobbits (for a first timer like me).
I saw somewhere, the forks aren't available for a certain Puch. I forget which one it said, but I know I don't wanna get that one.
Also, a nasty gas tank can't be replaced on the Puch like on the Hobbits (i guess).
Turn signals are a must!
So it's Hobbits 1981 and after it appears.
Not sure just yet what year Maxis have turn signals.
I looked at Myrons info on Puchs, and the Puch wiki threads on here and general Puch maxi searches.
Confusing....how an engine can be a 2-speed, but it seems like the e50 is the engine to get, due to it being a tough engine but also easier to work on than the z50.
I also see the transmission can be 1 speed or 2.
I'd think i'd want the 2 speed so the engine's rpms will drop.
Any easy explanation of the best engine and transmission combination that's best to get and how it works?
I am gonna need the 2.0 hp version, versus 1.0 or 1.5.
I only weigh about 175 but I need speed!
Can the long seat be put onto any of the Puch Maxis or do I need to get the model that comes with the long seat?
I am gonna prefer the wider front wheel and tire. I would think it would ride smoother around cracks.
With all this info,...for which model Puch Maxi should I be looking?
And,...do YOU prefer Hobbits or Puch Maxis...and why?
I'm trying to get educated so I don't get one, and find out a month later I should have gotton a different model.
All answers, tips, comments, thoughts, photos and/or ideas are both welcomed and encouraged!