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06-01-2014, 09:57 PM
Hi my son will be needing his first bike in a couple months time
My worry is finding a 50cc for a lad that's 6,4 15 stone
Any help
He didn't like my idea of a puch maxi

07-01-2014, 08:39 AM
I think the little big fella is going to look daft regardless at his age, there aren't any big framed 50's out there to the best of my knowledge.
Have a look at the Peugeot scoots.

He'll just have to make the most of it for a year then get a 125, say the Varadero or KTM Duke. They're big enough not to have to pull out of the crack of his arse when he finishes for the day.

07-01-2014, 09:26 AM
Yep the problem is size of bike not speed
And he tells me he is 13.5 stone lol that makes a diffrence lol

Did get him a ajs chopper 125 for when he was 17 as its a big bike
But the thing was rusting away in dry storage so got shot

John Hopkins
07-01-2014, 01:19 PM
The honda shadow 125's are bigger than the 750's and 700's, but as for 50 cc's there is not much out there that isn't made in China and to be honest the Chinese stuff is made of rubbish with welding that it just tacked on and silencers made of chocolate..whatever you buy that is under 125cc's is not going to have any resale value after a year..It might be different if he was under 10 stone, just imagine the strain trying to get it up a steep hill..

AJS are made in China now.


07-01-2014, 03:50 PM
Most of the twist n go scooters from china use the same motor 139 qmb (four strokes anyway )so bits to tune them up a bit cost next to nowt ,big bore kit 18 ,cams and big valve heads for not much more .think i had about 80 all in
I did a bike as a spare to ride from john o groats to lands end and it got thrashed mercilessly for 1000 miles at 45 mph and took everything we could throw at it ,lad who borrowed it for one day was a 6
+ft copper and he said it was miles better than his standard one
He didnt look good on it though lol

07-01-2014, 06:54 PM
I know they're probably Chinese, but least these look like a real bike


08-01-2014, 11:51 AM
I was a hefty 17/18 stone when i was 16 and had a malaguti firefox twist n go, pulled me along fine at 55-60mph after i wacked a 70s kit and bigger carb on it.

Same engine as these -


Brilliant lil scooters those aerox's too

08-01-2014, 10:55 PM
I had a Suzuki fz50 for a few years, tough little cookie, so bad looking it was almost cool. Awsomely cheap to run - 90 odd miles off a 2.5l tankfull or thereabouts. Hills could be a problem so planning route to avoid any 1 in 3 or steeper slopes. I ran it out of 2 stroke once due to there being nowhere selling the stuff that I could find, in my blissfull ignorance I rode til it siezed, then pushed it for 5 mins by which time it had cooled enough to run again, dd this in 5 minute cycles for the final 10 miles into town. How it ever survived I will never know. I also had a spark plug fall appart whilst riding, filling the cylinder with ceramic bits and locking the engine up, again, 4 nuts removed to free the head, swept the bits out and re assembled, with the remains of the plug still in place and carried on to the shop to get a new plug. Brilliant little bike, I'd still have it now if the ride to work didn't include 2 big hills where it needed me to put my feet down and walk a bit (still seated) mpg suffered from that.

14-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Cheers all

18-01-2014, 05:43 PM
When I was that age it was the Yamaha DT50, being a trailie it was that bit taller so your knees didn't quite come up to your chin, and it was easy to derestrict/tune, must be some 50cc trailies still about these days?

John Hopkins
18-01-2014, 09:25 PM
Winn City bike?


19-01-2014, 07:40 PM
When I was that age it was the Yamaha DT50, being a trailie it was that bit taller so your knees didn't quite come up to your chin, and it was easy to derestrict/tune, must be some 50cc trailies still about these days?

Yes the do some nice looking Chinese ones
But I think we're gonna go for a 1990s dt 50

John Hopkins
20-01-2014, 12:44 AM
My son bought three Chinese 125cc scooters, all brand new, all had more faults than I would have believed possible..Ok he weighs over 21 stone and he rode them in all weather till they dropped so some of the blame is his, but bearing in mind the nature of the faults he had I would not advise buying a Chinese bike now or in the future.


20-01-2014, 08:08 AM
These bikes are cracking for tall lads and can be tweaked to do nearly 60.
I used to run my own business buying selling small capacity bikes for youngsrers and in my opinion this is one of the best50's :thumbsu:

20-01-2014, 08:11 AM
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=291057217018 this is nice too :thumbu: