Yamaha SS50 (FS1E), sixteener special, nice metallic orange, baffles removed flying machine:incheek:
1976 FS1E LOO 743P - White frame Orange tank and side panels, Pre restriction full power, pedals removed, BIG Micron pipe, up jetted etc, no brakes, Ign in the side panel and keys would fall out every time you went round a corner.Yamaha SS50 (FS1E), sixteener special, nice metallic orange, baffles removed flying machine:incheek:
Nice. :tup:1995 sr125 bobb / chopp thing
still in the making running 1995 xt125 engine, sr250 wheels, forks and wiring
hopefully once done, will go like the clappers... compared to the cheap Chinese 50cc thing i have at the moment.
Very similar times for me Mick, the law was changed in my last year at school, the older lads had scooters which i so wanted, then the change meant waiting to be old for the moped, at the time those Puch's and Casals were about the best you could get, untill a new generation of moped was out, Garelli Tigers and Fanticmotors (6 speed i think) were the quickest around town, but two lads had the 'coolest' Fantic choppers...........I was one of the unlucky ones who got caught out when the moped law first came in. My schoolmate who was just a few months older got in before the law and in no time had passed his test and got a Norton Commando. What was I stuck with? A Raleigh Runabout. As the FSIE hadn't been invented then the local motorcycle dealer was rubbing his hands with glee as us local lads clambered amongst the pile of rusty forgotten mopeds in the pile out the back. Still, my best mate was even worse off than me - he was left with a Raleigh Wisp (bsically an RSW 16 pushbike with an excuse for an engine) and got overtaken going up a steep hill by a woman pushing a pram.
Another stupid Government knee-jerk reaction law - kids are getting killed on motorbikes, so lets give them a pedal powered contraption with no brakes, where they haven't got a chance in hell of accelerating or braking their way out of an accident.
its a small world phil, ive already put in another thread our me and mates from harlington would race through the airport tunnel on fizzys etc1975
Fantic Motor for me. 6 gears, laying down on the tank through the airport tunnel to get 45 out of it....then i got really adventurous, I put a Garelli carb on it and convinced my self it was faster.......faster than what, a toaster?
Wheelies outside the Wimpy in Hayes, falling off.