Need help identify

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I'm told the vin plate just says

Yellow - 1979- 286295

Blue 1980- 326281

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I would run away from anything Jawa as fast as you can.

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why is that????

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They are Czech. Not that that is inherently bad, but they are somewhat obscure. Unreliable. Difficult to tune. Not a lot of available parts. They’re just kinda junky. Not quality, compared to other brands. Thyristor!

But some on here are fans of them I think.

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do u have any idea what model these are?

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By the pics, I’d guess Balboa or 207.

You be the judge:

https://www.mopedarmy.com/photos/jawa/

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RUN and get a Tomos or Morini/Minarelli powered moped.

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Invite some friends over and have a bonfire.

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Terbo Speghetti /

Do you love a challenge? Then buy them and prove all these people wrong.

But u won't

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I have 6 of these bikes. They're temperamental but simple. As those bikes sit I wouldn't pay more than $30-40/bike

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Josiah Radebaugh /

I'd buy them. I've been pretty surprised by supposedly junk bikes before.

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> Josiah Radebaugh Wrote:

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> I'd buy them. I've been pretty surprised by supposedly junk bikes

> before.

Then you've never had a Jawa. They're not terrible but they're not great either

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Dan (high idle) Conway /

“The ford taurus of mopeds“, I once read someone commenting about jawa.

i’d maybe pay 100 for the pair. Not easy to find parts, very slow and for whatever reason (in new england atleast) they 90% of the time are rusty as hell.

But if you like a challenge...

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> Dan (high idle) Conway Wrote:

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> “The ford taurus of mopeds“, I once read someone commenting about jawa.

>

> i’d maybe pay 100 for the pair. Not easy to find parts, very slow and

> for whatever reason (in new england atleast) they 90% of the time are

> rusty as hell.

>

> But if you like a challenge...

I disagree with you on that, if you have one of the 30 mph models they haul ass. Stock my XJ30 does like 35 with me on it

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Is the long seat stock? Are they supposed to have a long or a short seat????

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Long seats were a dealer option. These have horrible electrics. The rest is mediocre at best except for the Jawa long seat which is actually slightly better than average. Jawas are typical quality of any Soviet bloc products of the era. Definitely below Western standards.

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