1972 Other Makes Hodaka

Price: US $405.00
Item location: Dalton, Pennsylvania, United States
Make: Other Makes
Model: Hodaka
SubModel: Wombat
Year: 1972
Mileage: 1
Color: Chrome
Engine size: 125
Vehicle Title: Clear

1972 HODAKA WOMBATUp for auction a 1972 Hodaka Wombat. Engine # H08910. Frame # C08838. Production date 10/72. Runs great. starts right up. Shifts and stops well. clutch and brakes good. Overall excellent condition. was a frame off redo. ompletely disassembled. all parts repainted. polished. repaired. or replaced. Frame painted. new seat cover. Oury grips. air filter. racing levers from Strictly Hodaka. new number plate. new rubbers for shift and brake levers as well as kick starter. Has plastic fenders (period correct) mudflaps. and original air filter box and cover. Engine casings were polished. Not a lot to say about it. it's a fantastic blast of nostalgia and a piece of motorcycle history. This was a complete. solid. running. drivable motorcycle when I purchased it. Inside of tank is clean. I flushed it. rebuilt the carburetor and petcock. new plug. air filter. gas filter. and fresh oil change. The tire tread is good. a few cracks from age. If you plan on racing it or riding it regularly you may want to install new tires. Chrome tank is in very good shape. a few minor dings (see pics) a few rust spots but overall well above average for what I've seen out there. The chrome on the front rim is it's weakest feature. cleaned up OK. but not perfect. Has original gas cap. actually it is a very original bike. few are left like this. I don't need to sell but need to thin the herd a bit to make room for new projects. These are getting very hard to find and a rare bike that would make a great addition to any collection. to use for vintage racing. drag on out to Hodaka days. or just a super cool lightweight camping or pit bike. If you ever thought about reliving your youth with another Hodaka. here's your chance. I'm not giving it away but the reserve is very reasonable. There is no title. bill of sale only. I am an honest Ebayer. check my rating. I sell a lot of vintage bikes. I am not a dealer. just an enthusiast. Ask any questions and if you are local I encourage you to stop by and check it out in person. Remember it is a 40+ year old machine. there is no warranty. no guarantee. or returns. DO NOT BID if you cannot or have no intention of paying. I will report you and you will be banned from E bay. I get tired of listing items over and over due to non payment. A $500. 00 non refundable deposit is required by PayPal within 24 hours of the auctions end. The balance is due by PayPal or cash within 5 days of auctions end. If paid for I can offer indoor storage at no charge for up to 30 days. I WILL NOT SHIP. but will make any reasonable efforts to assist you and the shipper of your choice. Just a footnote: I am not a Hodaka expert but the last owner sold it to me as a 1972. From my research it appears to be a 1972. The only thing that makes me question it is the late 1972 production date of 10/72. Hodaka was a joint Japanese and American company that manufactured motorcycles from 1964 through 1978. Close to 150. 00 motorcycles were produced within that time. Prior to 1964 Hodaka made engines for the Yamaguchi motorcycle brand. The worldwide distributor of Hodakas was PABATCO. for Pacific Basin Trading Company. Its headquarters were in the rural town of Athena. Oregon. PABATCO designed and engineered a majority of the motorcycle and engine and Hodaka in Japan was responsible for the manufacture and assembly. Pabatco was owned by Shell Oil Company from 1965 to 1978. The name Hodaka comes from a mountain near the factory and means "To grow taller". Starting to manufacture complete motorcycles in 1964. Hodaka/PABATCO is credited by some with starting the trail bike craze in the United States. This was due mainly to the design by the off road motorcycle enthusiasts at PABATCO. Hodaka models are listed below. In the late 1970s. a combination of events led to the demise of Hodaka. Falling US dollar exchange rates against the Japanese yen. a shift in demand from dirt bikes to larger road bikes. and general economic weakness fatally wounded the company. Shell attempted to purchase the Hodaka company at one point but the offer was rebuffed by Hodaka in Japan. Some of the tooling was later sold to the Korean company Daelim after Hodaka closed in 1978. In 2014 a complete history including in house notes. blueprints. photos etc. was published. The book is called "HODAKA the complete story of America's favorite trailbike". The book is authored by Ken Smith from Australia and has the most comprehensive history of the Hodaka motorcycle brand ever written.

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