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FS1E,AP50 Mopeds

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gary r, 2 Oct 2007.

  1. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    anyone used to ride the unrestictred mopeds as a kid?? I used to love my fizzie,always trying to get it to got 1 or 2 mph faster.The Italian bikes were always fast,Malagutti's & Gilera's were the most sought after.Apparently old Fizzies are selling for loads of money .Most of them are probably dead,thrashed to death by 16yrolds!
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    The fizzie was fun...used to pillion on the back of my brother's....
     
  3. Gary D

    Gary D Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    Had a Honda SS50 5 speed when I was 16 as did a lot of my mates. No rev counter on it but you knew you were going too fast when the valves started bouncing ;)

    One mate though had a Puch Grand Prix - that was seriously fast!! (In comparison:blush:;))

    Happy days of misspent youth :smile::smile:
     
  4. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    I had a Honda SS50 in 1973. which I made go faster by cutting a piece off of the slide in the carb. With a fair wind and a slightly down gradient I could get 45 mph out of it. Fissies still went a bit faster though.;)
     
  5. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,

    A mate of mine had a Puch Maxi auto and he could beat my SS50. The shame.;)
     
  6. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    Never had a Fizzie. I first rode in the days when 250cc was OK for a learner and the RAC/ACU training scheme was still running. Thinking really hard, I suspect that I took my test before any engine restrictions were imposed. I certainly remember many of my riding mates owning Vincents, Venums, Bonnies, A10s etc.
     
  7. col

    col Veteran

    A garelli tiger cross,it was close between the ap50 suzuki and this who was the fastest,but great fun,the fs1e,nearly there too,but probably one of the most reliable i think.The malagutti monte,probably on a par with the garelli,blimey this is a blast from the past,great days though.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    Sorry but the 4 stroke ss50 was a pile of poop! No chance against a 2 stroke 50,Top end speed was OK but the accelaration was dire.Those were the days!! I went from a 50cc moped to a Yamaha RD 250 on my 17th bithday with L plates.
     
  9. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,

    Can't disagree with you there. I went from the SS50 to a Honda 250 G5 shortly after my 17th b/day. I passed the test in April 1975 and have had bikes ever since. Now riding a CB500.
     
  10. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I had a Fizzy, pre-disc one, metallic purple with Yamaha racing block stripes.;)

    I had 2 pals with SS50's and agree, they were poo and in flurorescent green the ugliest two-wheeler ever. Even at 16 I would not have been seen dead on one.

    On my 17th birthday I picked up a KH250 and was king of the road, what a day that was:smile: I think it took me 4 years to pay off and for most of that time it never ran on all three cyclinders:sad:

    I have seen Fizzy's go for £4k:wacko: I'd like a go on one just for old times sake but good grief I don't bleedin well want one again, what are these buyers thinking of?

    My good lady bought me a great book last Xmas, Funky Mopeds!: The 1970s Sports Moped Phenomenon by Richard Skelton, it's a great read for all 40+ year olds. Looking back I was incredibly fortunate to be 16 at that time, happy days, never to be repeated for todays youngsters.

    Never been off bikes, right now I have a PX125, VFR750FV and NX650 Dominator
     
  11. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

  12. starseven

    starseven Guest

    I swapped a fsie for a packet of fags, not even twenty, it was 10 no6 if I remember right.

    It did have a stuck throttle and no brakes , you just hasd to pull the clutch and run into something to stop!!;):ohmy:

    About the same time I had a few Honda Grandads, I dont know the prpoer name for these , they are the step through shopping bikes, no clutch and the gear lever usually eneded up being a pair of mole grips.;):biggrin:

    Later I bought a Suzuki ER50 for the road and a Yam TY125 trials for off.
     
  13. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    I've had a few gaps while raising family and a few years of caravan holidays but have done over 250,000 miles in last 22 years (since mid life crisis).

    Sprint ST changed a year ago for a Tiger - more suitable for my elderly ankles and knees. Also helps keep the speed down a bit.
     
  14. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Honda C50, C70 and if you were a boy racer like wot I woz, C90.
    Brill for getting to work though, used to love going into the petrol station and say "fill her up". 27p (a litre). Used to last me two weeks ! I only bought it 'cos I went on 3 shifts and no buses. £60 it cost me, s/hand.
     
  15. gkerr4

    gkerr4 New Member

    Location:
    Blackpool
    yep - fond memories of my AE50 as a 16yr old - loved it. Swapped it for a honda - think it was an MBX50 and some cash as my ae50 was a minter. Traded the honda for a yamaha RD125LC which I fell of a couple of times. currently have a kawasaki ZX636 - which is awsome!