100% Biker & Trike Magazine Forums

Go Back   100% Biker & Trike Magazine Forums > 100% Biker > Biker Chat

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-01-2014, 09:57 PM
big_al big_al is offline
Chat Virgin
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: exeter
Posts: 36
Default What bike

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
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Worjorj's Avatar
Worjorj Worjorj is offline
Been out, but rather stay in!
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gateway t' dales, 'appen as not as like.
Posts: 1,254
Send a message via MSN to Worjorj
Default

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.
__________________
"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate dress." Billy Connolly
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-01-2014, 09:26 AM
big_al big_al is offline
Chat Virgin
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: exeter
Posts: 36
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-01-2014, 01:19 PM
John Hopkins's Avatar
John Hopkins John Hopkins is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tredegar, South Wales
Posts: 16,062
Default

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.

John.
__________________
Beauty is skin deep; ugly goes right to the bone
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-01-2014, 03:50 PM
dubmeister's Avatar
dubmeister dubmeister is offline
Chatter Box
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 383
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-01-2014, 06:54 PM
themanfromporlock themanfromporlock is offline
Chat Slut
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: guess
Posts: 116
Default

I know they're probably Chinese, but least these look like a real bike

http://motorbike-warehouse.co.uk/motorbikes50.php
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-01-2014, 11:51 AM
fitaroll fitaroll is offline
Chat Virgin
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Default

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 -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-AER...item1c3a8b7fd8

Brilliant lil scooters those aerox's too
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-01-2014, 10:55 PM
matthewmosse matthewmosse is offline
It's about time I shut the fuck up!
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mid Wales
Posts: 1,572
Default

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.
__________________
Owner of Fnaarrrrr........ (TM)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 14-01-2014, 06:59 PM
big_al big_al is offline
Chat Virgin
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: exeter
Posts: 36
Default

Cheers all
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18-01-2014, 05:43 PM
calum100's Avatar
calum100 calum100 is offline
Chat Slut
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Inverness
Posts: 143
Default

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?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 18-01-2014, 09:25 PM
John Hopkins's Avatar
John Hopkins John Hopkins is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tredegar, South Wales
Posts: 16,062
Default

Winn City bike?

John.
__________________
Beauty is skin deep; ugly goes right to the bone
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 19-01-2014, 07:40 PM
big_al big_al is offline
Chat Virgin
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: exeter
Posts: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by calum100 View Post
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
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 20-01-2014, 12:44 AM
John Hopkins's Avatar
John Hopkins John Hopkins is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tredegar, South Wales
Posts: 16,062
Default

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.

John.
__________________
Beauty is skin deep; ugly goes right to the bone
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 20-01-2014, 08:08 AM
naughty_rascal's Avatar
naughty_rascal naughty_rascal is offline
Chat Virgin
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: lincoln
Posts: 12
Default

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=171222034694
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
__________________
Back it in and slide it out
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 20-01-2014, 08:11 AM
naughty_rascal's Avatar
naughty_rascal naughty_rascal is offline
Chat Virgin
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: lincoln
Posts: 12
Default

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=291057217018 this is nice too
__________________
Back it in and slide it out
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.