I got a nice Honda Hobbit (PA-50I) for $40 last week. Got it running just by cleaning the carb and points. Totally disassembled painted it and reassembled.
I was set to take my maiden voyage when I quickly realized why this bike was only $40. The rear wheel turns backwards. The engine, pedals and drive belts turn the right way, but somebody must have reworked the transmission and got something bass-ackwords.
Any suggestions on what could be wrong?
I really didn't want to tear into the transmission but I got this bike looking so good I just got to get it running...Forwards that is.
I am fairly coordinated and I guess I could get some mirrors but riding backwards is not my idea of fun. :-)