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larryblag

I want this. 

 

SS50

 

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pjm

The original SS50 was how I learned to use a clutch on a motorcycle (moped). It was owned by a very trusting friend and he let me use it on the driveway that lead to my mum and dads house on the estate. Loving the look of that bike. Based on a Monkey?.

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alhendo1

Is this purely a concept bike or is it a potential for production....nice looking thing.

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Tex

For some reason looking at that makes me smile. It’s got the look of an S90 from the 60s as much as anything. I like it. :) 

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Hickky

We had something similar on The Bike Shed rideout to Urban Rider show in Greenwich this evening. It was a c50 stepthrough frame, a 125 engine with high level very noisy exhaust, front end on conventional forks with disc brake, two pot calipers. Next time I see it I will take a photo. Royal Enfield were showing their new twins as well as a racer for speed week at Bonniville. Lots of customs there, some great, others less so.

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Mr Toad

An SS50, my first bike and a reminder of some of my happiest memories. I love the look of it and would buy one if only 50cc were enough to haul my fat arse around :) 

 

I nearly forgot to add that it's even the same colour as my 1973 original

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riders in the storm

Yes, SS50 was my first bike, I can only recognise the tank as bearing much resemblance to the original though.....!

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Mr Toad
16 minutes ago, riders in the storm said:

Yes, SS50 was my first bike, I can only recognise the tank as bearing much resemblance to the original though.....!

 

I can't say that I agree with that, I think it looks a lot like the original but brought right up to date, the frame is the same type and shape as is the engine. Even the exhaust is  a modern version and at the same level. 

 

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Trev
1 hour ago, Mr Toad said:

 

I can't say that I agree with that, I think it looks a lot like the original but brought right up to date, the frame is the same type and shape as is the engine. Even the exhaust is  a modern version and at the same level. 

 

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Yes, I think that huge gap between engine and frame that typified the peds of that era has been captured perfectly. 

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Woody 99
2 hours ago, Trev said:

 

Yes, I think that huge gap between engine and frame that typified the peds of that era has been captured perfectly. 

Is it just me or does that huge gap make it look rather flimsy?

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Trev
6 minutes ago, Woody 99 said:

Is it just me or does that huge gap make it look rather flimsy?

 

They bloody well were! :frantics:

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riders in the storm
5 hours ago, Mr Toad said:

 

I can't say that I agree with that, I think it looks a lot like the original but brought right up to date, the frame is the same type and shape as is the engine. Even the exhaust is  a modern version and at the same level. 

 

ss50.jpeg.b41367cabebae120fe7d5f7f4692637e.jpeg

 

Ah yes, I didn't remember quite how small the engine was, it didn't seem that small when I was 16.......:aww:

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temp

Nice looking but now looking forward to a FS1E koncept ;)  

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larryblag

I think, it's just a concept by someone who has a real talent with cad or something. 

The old pressed steel "t-bone" frame of the peds at that time was a clever cost-reducing production method to be applauded. Cheap and (very) cheerful. Yes, flimsy but strong enough to keep 3bhp in check :D

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Chris750

Kar Design concepts has been around for quite a while.

 

kardesign.co.uk/motorcyclevisuals/

 

If you follow the link to the book of faces there is a lot more there.
 

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MikeBike
9 minutes ago, Chris750 said:

Kar Design concepts has been around for quite a while.

 

kardesign.co.uk/motorcyclevisuals/

 

If you follow the link to the book of faces there is a lot more there.
 

THis one looks like it's got an NC 700 seat

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Rocker66

Each month Kar Lee does an article in Classic Motorcycle Mechanics called Retro Reboot where he does his idea of a modern take on an old model.

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ted

Sigh, SS50 5 speed, my first (legal) hurrumph, road bike. I paid 45 quid for it and rebuilt it for not much more. 

 

My mates sold their souls, on the drip, for fancy RD and DT 50's. Suckers, I used to pi*s all over them, scraping those funky pedals on the corners.

 

Oh my.... imagine me and my pie belly on one now.

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Tex
13 hours ago, Rocker66 said:

Each month Kar Lee does an article in Classic Motorcycle Mechanics called Retro Reboot where he does his idea of a modern take on an old model.

 

CX500 for me! ;) 

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ted

Plastic Pig? Oh yes, £190 with 85K on the clock, talk about piston slap! Bollox to that, 20 quid for a set of oversized pistons and rings. Sod that re-bore nonsense! Get in there with a bit of wet and dry.

 

Still, it ran like a pig on roller-skates, oh well, at least I went slower than my mates who'd sold their souls, on the drip, for GS650's, and 750's, bast*rds.

 

However, think of the money I'd saved! Oh well....

 

"there was a young man from Belgrave, who found a dead whore in a cave"

 

"he said it's disgusting, she only needs dusting....

 

..... and think of the money I'll save"!

 

I'll get my coat... :D

 

 

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Marvincon
1 hour ago, ted said:

"there was a young man from Belgrave, who found a dead whore in a cave"

 

"he said it's disgusting, she only needs dusting....

 

..... and think of the money I'll save"!

 

I'm forwarding this to Admin, to see if this type of thing is acceptable 😂

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lazlo woodbine
5 hours ago, Marvincon said:

I'm forwarding this to Admin, to see if this type of thing is acceptable 😂

That Ted fella should be banned:angel:

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larryblag
7 hours ago, ted said:

Plastic Pig? Oh yes, £190 with 85K on the clock, talk about piston slap! Bollox to that, 20 quid for a set of oversized pistons and rings. Sod that re-bore nonsense! Get in there with a bit of wet and dry.

 

Still, it ran like a pig on roller-skates, oh well, at least I went slower than my mates who'd sold their souls, on the drip, for GS650's, and 750's, bast*rds.

 

However, think of the money I'd saved! Oh well....

 

"there was a young man from Belgrave, who found a dead whore in a cave"

 

"he said it's disgusting, she only needs dusting....

 

..... and think of the money I'll save"!

 

I'll get my coat... :D

 

 

Nice to hear from you Ted.

Which reminds me, it's that time of year again and I owe you "at least £10" for the upkeep (and the mob). :D

I'll see to it next week when I get paid. 

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larryblag
22 hours ago, MikeBike said:

THis one looks like it's got an NC 700 seat

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Not sure about that side-mounted shock there tbough. It'll get a bit to warm for consistent damping. 

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kayz1
1 hour ago, larryblag said:

Nice to hear from you Ted.

Which reminds me, it's that time of year again and I owe you "at least £10" for the upkeep (and the mob). :D

I'll see to it next week when I get paid. 

Same here Ted when the pension comes in:D Well, when i remember my PP details.

Lyn.

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