Yamaha QT50

Yamaha QT50 for sale excellent condition

2500 miles, clear title , one owner. Worth it?

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Price?

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Sorry about that ,missed one small detail $650

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Missing any plastic trims or battery box/cover ? Running? Bent footrest? Ripped seat? Tires cracked? Keys present? Speedo working? Rusty gas tank?These are potential common areas to pay attention to on QTs. They are good bikes.

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Forgot to mention is headlight working? They're expensive. Sealed beam and only available from Yamaha for the correct one.

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This was one of the owners of the company’s franchise that sold the bikes personal one,it looks to be in excellent shape. Thanks

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My little 8.year old test pilot helper decided this one was hers ..she likes it better than any of the other dozen ..said it was hers so now we are having to bling it out to suit her...it is a blast to ride.

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That bike is fit for a little Angel ! I’ll bet she’s grinning every minute she’s riding it.

I have a feeling my 13 year old Grandaughter will end up with the hopper if I’m lucky enough to get it,called and texted now all to do is wait.

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We have been getting the colors on the cables ..next is painting the fenders and side covers hot pink ,then she thinks she will be in style..she likes lots of glitter,sparkle and color.

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That will look awesome, those little angels sure are easy to spoil . I’m still spoiling my Daughter and she’s 47. Grandkids are even easier to spoil, just hearing them say Grandpa pulls your heartstrings. Is that a Sachs Balboa in the background ?

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No on balboa ,probably cousin to it .one is columbia commuter and the other is a western flyer . Both have sachs motors and share almost all the same parts..

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I’m working on a Balboa 5051C motor . The repair manual says the timing should be 2.5-3.0 mm before TDC, I think that’s 25-30 degrees because the flywheel is 360 mm in diameter ,is this correct,am I thinking right ? Thanks

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Jack Rutherford /
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This must be your huckleberry. $650 is a little high even with title. I would think you could get it for $500. Don't tell him you're coming from Canton to get it.(edited)

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Jack Rutherford /

pretty nice pics so I'll add a couple more - qt's don't seem to pop up very often in Ohio these days

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Yes ,that’s it he hasn’t got back to me .Hoping next week, it’s a vintage bike dealership

The bikes he sells are nice but really expensive. Thanks

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buy a beatup example for next to nothing, spent the money you would have spent on making it your own. Smoothest, most entertaining two stroke i've ever fiddled with.

this one took about $400 to acquire and build.

unless you prefer it stock. even then so 650 is a little on the high side unless its in pretty damn good condition and can consistently do 30mph.

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> Tim Doll Wrote:

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> I’m working on a Balboa 5051C motor . The repair manual says the timing

> should be 2.5-3.0 mm before TDC, I think that’s 25-30 degrees because

> the flywheel is 360 mm in diameter ,is this correct,am I thinking right

> ? Thanks

Coming from the motobecane world, a MM before TDC measurement is taken with a piston stop tool. with the tool in the sparkplug hole the piston is stopped at tdc with the tool, and then the tool is used to measure the downstroke distance before tdc. once at X.Xmm BTDC the tool and piston travel are locked, and the flywheel is adjusted just until the points open.

its great if you're a tuner i suppose and want to tinker with your timing but a total pain in the ass if you're unfamiliar with keywayless flywheels.

might be different on a balboa though idk

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> Tim Doll Wrote:

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> I’m working on a Balboa 5051C motor . The repair manual says the timing

> should be 2.5-3.0 mm before TDC, I think that’s 25-30 degrees because

> the flywheel is 360 mm in diameter ,is this correct,am I thinking right

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Wait ...360mm converts to over 14 inches... for a flywheel?

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> Den 23 Wrote:

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> > Tim Doll Wrote:

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

>

> > I’m working on a Balboa 5051C motor . The repair manual says the

> timing

>

> > should be 2.5-3.0 mm before TDC, I think that’s 25-30 degrees because

>

> > the flywheel is 360 mm in diameter ,is this correct,am I thinking

> right

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>

> Wait ...360mm converts to over 14 inches... for a flywheel?

Should be circumference, not diameter.

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Tim, that is not a moped in Ohio. It's classed as a scooter/motorcycle. Unless they've changed the law,a moped is a motorized bike with pedals.

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Yes it is classified as a motorcycle. I decided against buying it but it wasn’t because of the price he called at 11 this morning and said he had 8 more callers .The price might have seemed high but it was running, great shape , low mileage and clear title.I just aid 300 for a 78 Baboa , it looked great but mechanically needed about everything. I’ll have at least 800 in it but it’s a Grandson project . Cost is relative, this Yamaha was a lot better deal .The 4 hour drive each way was the deal breaker I’ll find something closer soon , I’m looking for a Granddaughter bike next. Thanks

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Smart move. Find a Minarelli powered or Morini or Puch or Tomos if you can. Jimmy's got that Tomos for cheap down in Cincy, unless it's sold.

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I really like the features on the Yamaha, no mixing oil, driveshaft, 14” wheels ,kick start slow speed. That would be good for a Granddaughter bike. I’m hoping also to find a red Hobbit, the 20 MPH model.Hard to beat that Honda Quality. There one of the greatest companies ever. Thanks

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> Tim Doll Wrote:

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> I really like the features on the Yamaha, no mixing oil, driveshaft, 14”

> wheels ,kick start slow speed. That would be good for a Granddaughter

> bike. I’m hoping also to find a red Hobbit, the 20 MPH model.Hard to

> beat that Honda Quality. There one of the greatest companies ever.

> Thanks

I had a single requirement when I first looked at buying a moped/noped :

Japanese built only .

I've had my FA50 for about 10 years without any problems , other than one I caused . Reliable to a 'T' . ;)

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Jack Rutherford /

8 more callers, huh? Sounds like a selling tactic. I’m going to call a big bullshit on that. He could’ve done a better job installing that aftermarket seat cover for a vintage cycle dealer.(edited)

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Don't hold back jack ..lol..i have to agree on sales tactic..those wire ties holding the tbrottle cable is kinda shabby looking also for someone selling top of the line restored peds..the cable should be running through the frame just below the horn with the wire loom..also to make nice he should have cleaned up the rust on the left s.ignal chrome..i have to agree with jack..i think the guy is feeding you a line of horse poop

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Tim,

There are currently two red Hobbits for sale on craigslist here in Florida.. see:

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/mpo/d/sarasota-1978-honda-hobbit-moped/7033824334.html

https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/mcy/d/coral-springs-honda-hobbit-moped-for/7045441541.html

I am looking for a yellow 30 mph Hobbit and also a Yamaha QT50 and would appreciate any leads..

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Moot point now but side covers missing also. That's another $100 or more when some show up.

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I just bought a 1965 c100 , it’s in good shape

and not missing any parts .It runs but needs a lot of spit and polish , could use a new muffler.

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You tell us it isn't missing any parts and proceed to tell us the parts that are missing . LOL

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