Even though I don't Scoot much these days I'm excited to read about this build. Just bought a 98 Honda CBR 900RR and have been on it 99% of the time. Since income is a lot better then last year I may use this thread as a blueprint for a scoot build in the future. Look forward to seeing your results Mr. 50cc Jedi Master.
Well I figured as much but I hadn't seen one with that body style with a 50cc. I like the 13 inch wheels it's sporting also. I like the bracket they have for the shock setup. First time I've seen that setup for a shock on any scooter.
I'm ashamed to say That I've not touched my scooter in a very long time. It has sat in the florida sun and baked until the paint has started flaking off. I let my son try and do some work on it last spring/ early summer and he did something to the rear end and now the back tire wobbles. I think he said he put a pipe in the spokes on the rear tire to try and take the clutch off. I have another old engine with all of the parts but I haven't gotten around to messing with it. I'm almost ready to just use it for a parts bike because of its current condition. I've been thinking about just upgrading to a 150cc since I would be considering riding it to work sometimes.
WOW!! 230 watts that is fantastic!! Where did you find this Martin, put up the link of where you found maybe others may want to give it a shot as well to put in nice bright headlights and better amps for their radios. Alleyoop
A 400 watt amp is really to big for the charging system on a scooter. I have a 250 watt amp on a set of 12 inch woofers and when it hits it makes the lights flicker on my jeep. You need something that doesn't pull a lot of power like one designed for a motorcycle. I never had a issue with this one on my scooter.
A 50mm bbk and a set of scrappy 50/16 gears would do you pretty well if you are trying to stay on a cheap budget and doing the work yourself. What budget and speeds are you looking for?
Scrappy doesn't sell the 50/16 gears anymore.
The hoca 18/46 at parts for scooters is a pretty good gear. I would suggest a little more then just a 50mm bbk piston though. I would include a performance head also that way you have the power to pull the gear.