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  1. lesleyjean

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    Does anyone know if the old style mopeds are still manufactured and if so where can I purchase one. One that looks something like this. I do not like the look of the new plastic ones.
    Solifer-Suzuki PV50
     
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    That is a copy of Honda Monkey bike..
    I have a feeling we may have a brand new one in the stores still..
    If you are interested I will have a look for you :Smile:
     
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    they don t vibrate the same as the new plastic ones either !:Smile:


    best regards rayval:thumb:
     
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    hi
    mopeds like these are available new from the chinese motorcycle dealerships.
    look online, saw one at revolution scooters on merseyside, about £800 looked ok.
    but how reliable they are i aint have a clue.

    live long and prosper :Rofl1::Wink::BigGrin:
     
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    Wish I had seen your post before I replied to Les's PM !
    I would have double the asking price and STILL be cheap LOL !!
     
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    Have a look here,

    Monkey Bike UK - NEW Monkey Bikes

    quite a few still turn up on flea-bay, depends on your budget really, I was at a auto jumble recently and saw a one owner from new Honda 90cc step thru 78/79 ish when for a couple of hundred quid Bargain. :thumb:

    Monkey Bike UK - NEW Monkey Bikes
     
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    whatever you get Lesley AVOID the chinese crap........

    i saw an old (2004) 125cc V twin:Eek!: chinese bike parked in town only yesterday and it was a wreck.

    more rust than paint on the frame, the footrest/rearbrake pedal casting had snapped (very poor quality, more air pockets than alloy)
    the welding looked like i did it.....nothing but snot and bird s*it and every weld was covered in rust.

    wouldnt touch one with a pointed stick.

    you get what you pay for, except in this case and you get less for your money.
     
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    Agreed! The chinese copies are not good at all! I regularly get call outs from a customer that has one. You know when he starts riding it again in the summer as the phone rings as he has broken down again. Poor mechanics, poor electrics - and generally poor!

    Hondas are far better - don't waste you money on a chinese one, you will onlly pay more in the end in repairs! Hondas are pretty indestructible.


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTOBECAN...2005353?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item3a82c44a69
    Or a classic folder....
     
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    monkey bike

    heres one i made earlier
     

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    i have a chinese dax style bike . bought in 2001 great bit of kit . goes in the sea up mountains etc . sold in uk as easy rider but it a jincheng or something . 90cc great kit . have also had a few 110cc dax,s and a 50cc. all ok for the money . i have a chinese lifan 250cc looks like a harley . great bike . look after them and they work . dont look after them they are rusty .
    here we are playing at being children . thats 38stone on a 90cc .
     

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    But are those old mopeds now classed as mopeds they were not restricted then, now they have to be restricted to 30mph I believe. If I could ride one of the old late 70's Suzuki AP50's that I had when a teenager I wouldn't hesitate in getting one but the messing about with licence entitlements drives you mad, passing my driving test used to entitle me to ride a "moped" with no L plates ie with a passenger I very much doubt it does now..
     
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    yes the old ones are .the newer ones come restricted .
    either the stepthrough style or i say these days get a chinese dax . seats two at a push . a 50cc is ok .slow but you aint racing . only weighs 80kg .up to about 7-10 ml radious isnt bad . mind i have done 40 mile trips on mine one up. keep your eyes on ebay .
    best if you can garage them . spray in wd40 or similar helps .
     
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    Although advised against it I bought a Boatian 50cc (quoted as Chinese junk) off ebay for £300 - reason, I broke my ankle so couldn't cycle for a while and had to get to/from work, about 20 miles each way.
    My theory was, if it breaks down or blows up I would remove the number plate and dump it in a hedge and hobble in..... Well, the story goes, I used it for about 9 months without a hitch, paid for itself in about a month (compared to the trains) whipped the pink wire off (the restrictor) and she was good for 45mph. Sold it when I could ride again (had to tax it too, all of £16) and it sold on ebay for £380,,,,,,,,,, couldn't invent a better business case for buying another one - I had some fun too - other than teenagers shouting at me to 'GET OFF AND MILK IT'. :Laughing:

    Food for thought.

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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