Tue, 17 May 2022 18:32:44 +0000

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Tue, 17 May 2022 18:32:44 +0000 quote
V oodoo wrote:
Have you found new 2.75 x 9 tires or are you going 10" conversion?


tiny 2.75x9 on bike, giant 3.00x10 along side on Mercato adapter rim

and you are gonna hop it up... tsk, tsk . better get later TEN inch hubs and brakes front and back along with all the rest if you want to stop better.


little speed... therefore little tire, hub and brakes

Also, Mercado has your oddball rubber only floor trim here: https://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Floor-Rail-Rubber/4953



back in my reckless youth, new DR70, 19 carb & a loud ratty pipe.
Ha HA, outa control on those tiny 9's
I haven't tracked down a decent 9" replacement, and wouldn't mind staying small. It's definitely getting hopped up, as I have enough 50cc options in moped form.

I am going to focus on powerplant rebuild first, and work my way into the periperals. Certainly wouldn't fight the bump to 10" wheels and hubs, if it's necessary.
Tue, 17 May 2022 20:00:36 +0000

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Tue, 17 May 2022 20:00:36 +0000 quote
I'd be tempted to retrofit the lock in place of the lever for that battery door, the doors being so rare and all. At least then it won't rattle open on you as they are wont to do.
Tue, 17 May 2022 20:15:17 +0000

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Tue, 17 May 2022 20:15:17 +0000 quote
Already ordered!
Tue, 17 May 2022 22:24:14 +0000

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Tue, 17 May 2022 22:24:14 +0000 quote
punch a hole in the door and a hole in the frame, zip tie and done. it's not like it's OG paint or anything....

wait...
Tue, 17 May 2022 23:02:47 +0000

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Tue, 17 May 2022 23:02:47 +0000 quote
Dirty30Dillon wrote:
After buying a house and making the move from Brooklyn to CT, I am finally looking to start piecing together my V50 build and this thread is some good inspiration.

Hoping to build a rider, current build is simple: DR130/PK Ignition/Banana pipe/probably PK clutch and some gearing work.

I want to keep the 3 speed and rely on a torquey, flat power and torque curve to make this something I can ride to the city and back if I want.

Any suggestions welcomed.
Just wanted to follow up with a question, given V oodoo thought this may be a 50N, although judging by the VIN/Engine numbers it seems this chassis is a 50R, with a 50 Special powerplant? Attached some photos in case someone more well-versed can chime in, but according to Scooterlounger/Mercato/Scooterhelp cross ref, that's the case.


Frame-side VIN


Motor ID


External HT Coil (which was the only reason I was curious about it being a 50N)

Wed, 18 May 2022 00:55:39 +0000

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Wed, 18 May 2022 00:55:39 +0000 quote
Last digit engine number a 1?

That isn't showing up on scooter help engine number search.
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Wed, 18 May 2022 17:25:27 +0000

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Wed, 18 May 2022 17:25:27 +0000 quote
Dirty,
You probably have a 50R, similar to the 50N from what I recall w/ 9" tires, but I've never seen one - just read about when I had the 50N.

I'm really pleased you have no plans to paint it, you WILL be amazed how nicely that tuff old original paint buffs out.


Who knew all that old shine was still lurking beneath the gloom ???
Wed, 18 May 2022 17:36:39 +0000

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Wed, 18 May 2022 17:36:39 +0000 quote
Lovely blue VooDoo. Great example of what can be done to save original factory paint!
Thu, 19 May 2022 16:13:21 +0000

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Thu, 19 May 2022 16:13:21 +0000 quote
V oodoo wrote:
Dirty,
You probably have a 50R, similar to the 50N from what I recall w/ 9" tires, but I've never seen one - just read about when I had the 50N.

I'm really pleased you have no plans to paint it, you WILL be amazed how nicely that tuff old original paint buffs out.

Who knew all that old shine was still lurking beneath the gloom ???
The PO had sprayed a "clear" over everything to stop an oxidization, so for now I am going to simply try to buff what I can and build something I don't mind riding. The frame can always be stripped and resto-ed later should I ever decide, but I would be honestly more inclined to do a full an original paint restore on my Lambretta and let the 50R be what it is.

As for the 9" wheels, I will try to stick with them until the bike outgrows them and the brakes.

Besides, 9" is pretty decent compared to another one of my projects.


the mighty 5" wheel

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Thu, 19 May 2022 16:36:06 +0000

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Thu, 19 May 2022 16:36:06 +0000 quote
Everybody loves how an 8" bike is more nimble than a big 10" model, including me on my old AllState, what a 'go cart' it is! I felt the same on those old nines vs the huge normal tens on a smallie, but lucky I didn't blow the antique original Ceats. New owner Nuttmeg found new tires somewhere and rides it as originally intended.


This is it now w/ new 9" rubber and a lot of loverubs. Smallie Queen Nuttmeg has really looked after it well!

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