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Old 05-20-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Easiest used 50cc moped to soup up

I want a light moped that I can use when RV'ing by transporting it while towing my travel trailer by using a carrier on the front of my Excursion. Because I need LIGHT, I have all but decided on a 50cc. I want a used bike,(I'm cheap) and don't mind a few scratches here and there. I also want something that would be fairly easy to soup up. 55 mph would be ideal. As a general rule, I prefer 2 strokes, and wouldn't mind if I had to add a little oil to the gas to supplement the oil injection.

What's my best bet?
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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55mph and youre cheap I don't think you will find.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:27 PM   #3
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Best bet would be a yamaha zuma but 55 .....no. If you want to hit 55 I'd look at some of the larger 4T like the buddy 125 and Kymco Agility 125 at least but there's less of them on the used market so you might have to go new.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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Yeah, you're not going to get any 50cc up to 55mph for anything resembling cheap.

Zumas can be had cheap and can probably approach 50 without TOO much work, but a 125cc bike (don't forget the Vino 125) would be a safer bet.

And then there's older bikes, like the Honda Elites or Yamaha Rivas, that can be had dirt cheap and in 150cc+ displacements.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:26 PM   #5
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you can make a zuma go 55 put plan on putting a big bore kit, exhaust, variator and big carb, that kinda of makes the cheap part go away
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The one on the right.


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Old 05-21-2008, 05:46 AM   #7
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Does this sound OK?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Scoo...m160242641895&
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:01 AM   #8
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What about a used Kawasaki KE100 instead?
I think it will go about as fast as a kitted 50 and not as loud.
Its dry weight is 185 lbs, same as a Zuma.

Our kitted scooter was quite fast and fun, but it was so loud I would feel bad about riding it in a campground.

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Old 05-31-2008, 06:30 AM   #9
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I've all but decided to get a Honda Passport 70. Has anyone mounted one of those Chinese 125's on one of these? I am pretty sure I wouls have to add a manual clutch, which would be OK with me.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:52 AM   #10
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I bought a new Agility 125 for the same price as a new 50, but around here used scooters are hard to come by. People are buying the up as fast as they can due to high fuel cost.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:04 AM   #11
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:56 AM   #12
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Get a 1984 Honda Aero 125. It's a 2 stroke with auto oil injection and can hit 55-60 mph.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:22 AM   #13
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Honda cub / passport.

get a cub / passport and the new laydown, oil cooled 178cc semi auto chinese built motor. its supposed to be a bolt in. should get you to 55 mph.
the 88 cc yoshi can, head, piston I have will do 52 in a tuck on the flat.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:08 PM   #14
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What's my best bet?
Kymco Super 9. 2005 model or earlier.
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