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Old 11 August 2012, 17:26   #1
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Sports mopeds of the 70s.

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Yep i had a Honda SS50 in 1977. Wasn't quite as fast as the FS1E as I recall and sounded like a sewing machine! I think petrol was 1.25 a gallon and it didn't use much.
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Yep i had a Honda SS50 in 1977. Wasn't quite as fast as the FS1E as I recall and sounded like a sewing machine! I think petrol was 1.25 a gallon and it didn't use much.
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Yep the yamie was quicker being a two stroke, Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. I think that's where the crazy frog ring tone came from the FS1e.
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The SS50 was a dog. Fizzies, weren't the quickest, but the best built and hence out lasted most others well into the restricted 50 era. In the day, Fantics, Garellis etc. were the quickies.
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The SS50 was a dog. Fizzies, weren't the quickest, but the best built and hence out lasted most others well into the restricted 50 era. In the day, Fantics, Garellis etc. were the quickies.
ye the garellies came out a bit later and so did the suzuki's and then there was them awful Puch .. not sure if I spelt it right.
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I had one of these too, used to put a can of lighter fuel in with a tank of fuel and got an extra 3 mph!!! Or maybe I was checking the speed on a bit of a hill!!!

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I had one! I put a 70cc head and barrel on it and it was the fastest moped in town. Good for 60 mph. The chap I bought it off wanted 10 pounds and I beat him down to 8!
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A good Garrelli Record would do 70mph standard for about two weeks.

The Fantic Ti6 was also quick. 6 gears you could tell one coming a mile off, a gear change ever 3 secs.
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Fully comp insurance for my SS 50 back in 75 was 8 I can't remember though if I paid it in instalments.
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My 1974 FSIE was built from 4 of them,did 55mph, and once held 60 for 5 minutes after a downhill run 'til it holed the piston. It DID do 70 once, when my mate on an RD125LC stuck his foot on the back of the seat

63cc big bore kit, chopped induction valve, exhaust port enlarged and raised and the head skimmed.

It'd only run properly on 4 star.
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