peddles/peddels on a old honda scooter?

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by jlebh1, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. jlebh1

    jlebh1 Member

    I was just thinking that it would be great to just add peddles to an old honda scooter like this - (picture) it would be more reliable than our happy time engines and it was built to have a motor on it so the frame would last alot longer. Has anyone done or know of someone whos done this?
     

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  2. speedrider

    speedrider New Member

    there were some old mopeds that actually had pedals, puch comes to mind. there are definitely some that came with pedals from the factory and can still be found.
     
  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Um....all mopeds had pedals. That's what made them mopeds and not scooters.
     
  4. speedrider

    speedrider New Member

    sorry, I didn't mean to confuse people; but unfortunaley most people don't know the difference between the two
     
  5. Ah mopeds. The pedals really weren't that reliable for the added weight of heavy duty parts makes pedaling those puppies a real dog.
     
  6. DougC

    DougC Guest

    The problem that you may have with doing this is that a MOPED is legally a motor vehicle (at least in the US)....
    And most states have laws that say that you cannot operate an unregistered motor vehicle on public roads.
    According to IL law (and I'd bet most other states) if a vehicle has a VIN number, then it is legally designated a motor vehicle, and all motor vehicle regulations for that vehicle class apply.

    ...And if you had to register it as a moped anyway, they wouldn't care if it had pedals or not.
    ~
     
  7. pilotpeat

    pilotpeat Member

    Honda made a "Hobbit" that had pedals and an engine. Maybe other models too.
     
  8. DougC

    DougC Guest

    All the mopeds I've seen that had pedals (like a bicycle) had them because the engine was pedal-start: you actually had to spin the pedals to turn the engine over, to start the engine. There was no pull-cord or electric-start on the engine.

    The pedals were no good for non-engine riding, because the pedals were geared to the back wheel at about a 1:1 ratio (which is entirely too low to be useful!) and they spun the engine as well when you turned them.

    For what it would take to spin those pedals if the engine failed, most people would just get off and push the thing anyway and go almost as fast with less effort.
    ~
     
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    my buddy just gave me one of these - old Honda with pedals mop-head
    pretty cool - says that it only has 600 miles on it - tires look good
    hasn't been ran in a while - need to clean out carb - tank - ect

    yes - as Large says - to pedal this thing
    without using the engine would be a ----------REAL DOGGIE

    adding pedals to a MB that doesn't have pedals
    to me sounds like a little too much of a job
    something custom made - WIDE - to get around that engine
    got to be super strong - a lot of torque there

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
     
  10. TWalker

    TWalker Guest

    A guy tried to sell me a Honda Hobbit yesterday. Get this: its a moped with belt drive. You just flip a switch near the rear axle and that engages the belt drive, the pedal part is is chain drive.

    50cc and belt drive would make a nifty bike powerplant.
     
  11. jlebh1

    jlebh1 Member

    how much?
     
  12. TWalker

    TWalker Guest

    $25 or trade not running but has compression...looks like it would. engines seems small enough for a bike too maybe.
     
  13. jlebh1

    jlebh1 Member

    it woul be classed as a motorized bike because you can peddle it or use the engine.
     
  14. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    buy that THING

    if you like the price -- or can even live with it

    buy that THING

    those hondas run forever -- may even be a collectors model ? someday ?

    as we buy those THINGS and ride those THINGS
     
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