Honda pa50 repair: is it worth it

Olivier Gauthier /

I have a Honda pa50 that need to be repaired the brake, the brake cable and the tire need to be changed. Also, I need to fix the electric system. Does this repair Worth the time and money to put in it?

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If you want to ride it yes, it's one of the best bikes.

Just know that whatever you do, it will never be worth more than $700-$800 bucks in good condition.

How do you know it has an electrical problem?

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Also, post pictures. People here will help you.

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personel satisfaction is priceless.

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Olivier Gauthier /

When I bought it I was told about it but I don’t know how to fix it

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Well there isn't much electronics on it if any really. Do you have the key?

Have you cleaned the carb yet? Cleaned the points? Does it turn over?

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Olivier Gauthier /

Yes I have the keys but didn’t cleaned it yet and yes it does turn over

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Olivier Gauthier /

I was also told that it would be a lost of money because it would always need to be repaired and that maybe it won’t ride at all because it always break. Is that true?

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DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) /

> Aaron Blair Wrote:

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> Well there isn't much electronics on it if any really.

But hondas have arguably the most complicated electrical systems of any of the mopeds lol. Alas, its still a moped and fairly simple.

Definitely worth fixing and shouldn't cost you much (other than materials) if you already have basic tools and take the time to learn about it. A moped is never worth it if you "take it to get repaired". They are simple machines and fixing your own machine makes you feel good. Make yourself feel good. (edited)

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Do you have any friends with regular motorcycles? Maybe they can help you with some of the problems if they work on their own bikes. And they understand mopeds have different engines.

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> Olivier Gauthier Wrote:

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> I was also told that it would be a lost of money because it would always

> need to be repaired and that maybe it won’t ride at all because it

> always break. Is that true?

Honda hobbits are some of the most dependable mopeds out there when left in a stock configuration.

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^ I second this, have had one for 21 yrs now, only things I have replaced are the tires and one crank seal.

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Let's be real straight on your goals here.

Are you looking to sell it for profit? Are you looking to ride it as reliable transportation? If so, how far and how fast?

I would suspect that you can get the needed parts and repair it for around 100 bucks. Take advantage of the treatland.tv black friday sale (theres a post with the 20% off code on the general forum). Add another 50 if you need tools, but those are always worthwhile expenses. Time-wise expect to spend several hours at least researching, trying things, cleaning things and getting generally frustrated. When you're rippin pissed off, walk away and come back later. ignoring that advice is how things get to be expensive...

As for reliability, no mopeds are perfect. The first few months it will likely be less reliable until you get the kinks worked out, crud outta the tank etc etc. But if you can make it through the frustration of pushing it home weekly for 4 or 5 times to clean the carb or replace another tube or figure out which wire shorted out, it will likely become more reliable, plus you develop the skills and collect the tools to repair on the roadside if it has issues in the future. Also run an inline fuel filter - that will save MUCH headache.

If you're looking for cheap transport that you don't have to work on, if you're hauling lots of stuff, if you're gonna get fired for being 5 minutes late to work, I'd think about something else for transportation; maybe like a decent road bicycle or a cheap older name-brand scooter.

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