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Offline 490Jay

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PW50 Resto
« on: October 22, 2009, 05:49:09 PM »
Resto for my sons, An 82 PW50. Purchased the 50 and a PW80 for $500 from Wagga on ebay got it home and couldnt get it going. Checked all the usuals, had spark, had compression and fuel. Finally realised the silencer was completely blocked. Motor runs good so a quick complete strip down, clean, paint, new decals and put back together. Few bits used from another I have that needs motor rebuild. Finished up a nice little bike that they should have for a few years to come..

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Boys are only 4, I am chasing a pair of training wheels to go on it if anyone has some.

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Re: PW50 Resto
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 06:35:35 PM »
Good pick up Jay, the kids will be rapped. I am looking for one of these for my youngest grandson, I have a 50 Chinese copy but its so unreliable. A Yamaha PW50 is what we need so, I will keep looking. Let us know what you think of yours and how it goes. :)
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Re: PW50 Resto
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 06:59:44 PM »
Heres a good buy at $100, rough as guts with a chines front end but if the engine is good between it and your chinese copy you could put together a good reliable little bike. I would grab it only its in VIC...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/yamaha-peewee-50_W0QQitemZ120483576036QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Motorcycles?hash=item1c0d6178e4

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Re: PW50 Resto
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 07:02:11 PM »
Nice job Jay - bike looks the goods! Has the little man seen it yet or is it a surprise?

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Re: PW50 Resto
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 07:09:46 PM »
Yeah mate they both seen it, they came with me to pick it up from Wagga on a round trip to Griffith. They have sat on it and 1 is keen to ride it but they a bit young until I can get some training wheels put on it. They have a suzuki LT50 quad to practice throttle and brake on until they get their balance up...

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Re: PW50 Resto
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 02:07:41 PM »
Cheers BJ a top idea, I ended up welding a bracket to another PW50 centre stand I had and then bolted the training wheels to it. Works perfect and cost nothing but time. I got more of it than money....

For those curious, Yamaha wanted $150 for a pair of training wheels and theres a bloke on ebay that sells them for $120...



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Re: PW50 Resto
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009, 03:57:00 PM »
490Jay,

That is an excellent resto, before and after fantastic, showroom condition.

When the little fella is finished with it "straight to the pool room" very nice indeed.
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Re: PW50 Resto
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2009, 09:37:46 PM »
That is a beautiful little bike there, wow!!

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Re: PW50 Resto
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 02:57:04 PM »
Nice job!  How's the PW 80 coming along?  I just picked one up for my 8 year old a few weeks back...need to get a few pics of it up after I gave her a 20 minute cleaning.  Followed that with basically rebuilding the air box (boot on backward, no element) :o  No wonder the bloke I bought it from had to replace the piston and cylinder.  Usually these little things will run darned near forever, surviving multiple kids and families of kids, never needing a rebuild.
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