so i'm trying to flesh out some ideas for what i want to do to the hobbit over winter season, browsing partsfish.com for some replacement parts that i need; they seem to have a decent enough selection
but their sales team doesnt seem very responsive to e-mail queries about part numbers, so i was hoping someone here could help me out, the only manual that i have seen for the hobbit is the 1983 model and the part numbers do not match up with my 1978
so a couple of questions
(1) i am trying to replace the plastic floor panels that cover the top of the engine, they look like this,
the only problem is that they have three different side panels listed in the parts fish database,
does anyone know which of these three parts corresponds to the white colour ?? i know that the floor panels were available in at least white, black, red, and yellow, and the white ones are the only ones that reallly match on the 78s...
(2) i was just browsing through the parts catalog and i see that there is a long seat sitting in there !!
but this seems a bit confusing to me, i have never seen a 1978 hobbit with a long seat
but it is listed in the catalog, clearly stated for the 1978 honda hobbit 20mph moped.
is this a mistake on their part or is it actually possible to put a long seat on the 78 hobbit frame without modification ?? like there was some other variant of the hobbit in europe or something that came with a long seat ??
it would be cool to put a long seat on the hobbit but i dont want to go through the trouble of buying one or hunting one down if it turns out not to actually fit...
(hope these pictures came out properly, i have never tried to post photos to the forum)
and another more general performance enhancement question,
(3) so you can theoretically improve the top speed of the 20mph hobbit pa50-i by replacing its stock variator plate with one from a pa50-ii 30mph bike. right on. but does anyone know if you should put the weights from a 30mph pa50-ii bike in also, or can you use the existing pa50-i weights ?? are they the same, just a different variator plate ?? i know that there was some discussion about hobbit variator weight modification in the forums a long time ago but i read it, and it didnt really give me a conclusive answer either way...
thanks for the help !!