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Re: Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2015, 12:56:29 pm »
I had a Suzuki RG50 Gamma. Really loved it.

I always wanted one of those, it was my dream bike.. BUT MY MOM SAID NO !!!
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2015, 01:15:05 pm »
We had 4km of 100km/h straight between the two parts of Ellisras. It was always a dice after school between my Gamma, an RZ and an MBX. It was usually the RZ on pull-away, the MBX on top-end and my Gamma in between. Tucking in behind the school bus got you to around 110km/h, with the dust and soot being of little deterrence. One guy had a TZR, and although it looked the best by far and cost a whopping R12k in 1993/4, it was pretty useless.
 

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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2015, 01:26:33 pm »
an MBX beating a gamma..  :eek7:
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2015, 01:50:38 pm »
Up in Malawi and Tanzania you can still buy a 50cc of the floor . Very popular as taxi's .
 

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Re: Re: Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2015, 03:21:18 pm »
an MBX beating a gamma..  :eek7:
Ja my Gamma had a couple of previous owners and the mbx was suspectedly enhanced

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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2015, 03:26:34 pm »
The okies riding the bikes killed them..... :pot: ;D
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2015, 04:43:15 pm »
There was a guy at school with me, Dirk Nolte, if I remember correctly, who rode a very fast Yamaha RD50.

It was the model after the FS1E, and Dirk rode from Somerset-West to Paul Roos Gimnasium in Stellenbosch on his RD.

It was really quick, and judging by the daily commute, tough and reliable too.

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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2015, 09:00:02 pm »
Ja the RD50 was quick. I had two FS1's - the one I raced at Killarny in the 100 Club on the Go Kart track, the other was my school commute. Both modded silly and parts and engines were often interchanged  ;)  When the RD came out it was of the first reed valve 50's and took over from the FS1. The only other 50cc scoots that could beat the RD at that stage were the fugly Kreidlers and Zundaps. Fun days.  :ricky:
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2015, 03:30:38 pm »
Just to help you out, mine is still in my garage 34 years later............ bought it new in '81 for pricely sum of R599.
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2015, 03:34:13 pm »
Great to still have it I bet  :ricky:  Paid R400 for my FS1  ;)
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2015, 03:43:07 pm »
Great to still have it I bet  :ricky:  Paid R400 for my FS1  ;)

Thanks Dom, anad yes living in the rurals with lots of farm roads the MR was the obvious choice  ;D When I took the original tube out last year I counted 34 patches on the rear lol........ Guess I had plenty of practice, just never thought of replacing the tube as it never leaked  ;D That little bike can take plenty of abuse and the motor is still unopened to this day  :thumleft:
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2015, 04:42:24 pm »
Mileage Roxstar?
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2015, 08:17:15 pm »
Yes, the MR50 Yamaha was tough, I had one which I sold about 5 years ago to a friend's wife.

I still own, in boxes, a little Yamaha QB50 "Vogel" , which is a mini-bike using the MR50 engine.
 

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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2015, 03:05:57 pm »
Mileage Roxstar?

Around 10,000 Chris, the speedo cable broke while my little brother sneaked it to school and back when I was in the ol' SADF.......
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Re: What killed the 50cc bikes?
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2015, 03:15:04 pm »
Mileage Roxstar?

Around 10,000 Chris, the speedo cable broke while my little brother sneaked it to school and back when I was in the ol' SADF.......
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