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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 11 Feb 2019 15:33 #1

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Picked this up for $50.
Initial check, has spark. Compression low 70-80 psi.


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64 McClane Edger

PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 11 Feb 2019 15:52 #2

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That looks like a fun project. I bet granddad will have some fun riding it also!

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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 11 Feb 2019 16:59 #3

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PW50's are everywhere here--like everywhere else in the world. Every time i ride one [big kid lol] i always think they need a lower gear for kids learning around the lawn. I recon [or think] the QT50 Yamy with 14 inch wheels or whatever they were, might have different gearing in the bevel drive thingy at the rear wheel. not sure if partzilla would go into enough detail or just part numbers.
Changing tact to Suzuki [are we allowed to say that word] I had a JR50 for the kids [had two actualy, mostly junk bikes i fixed up] & of course with chain & sprockets you can pick your gearing, but are also pretty high geared out of the crate. But--while doing mains or something i discovered a Two Speed Box inside but lower ratio blanked off. Can't recall now [25 years ago] but definitely had the change arm so you could only go up with the lever to 'in gear' then back to neutral. I ground or cut the same movement to go down below the central position to turn the drum the other way & pick up the lower gear. I don't remember but it's more than likely that there's a spacer to stop the gear sliding across as well as the arm 'not' cut out. Anyhoo--worked a treat with low ratio around the section & high gear for sneaking down the road. Only drawback [not realy] you couldn't change on the run, well you could, but hard on the dogs as a big jump in ratios so you wouldn't do it.
Often wondered if i was the only one in the world to do this mod.--only one silly enough haha.
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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 11 Feb 2019 21:50 #4

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I bought the bike well over a year ago, Reese (grandson) now 4yo, found it sitting in my shed, no one else knew about it. A few months ago he was in the back yard and said to his Grandma, I'm going to look at my motorcycle in the shed. Well the cats out of the bag. He's been on a pedal bike since 3rd bday and been wanting motorcycle ever since. His 5th bday is this summer, so guess its time.

I figured about $250 to get it running and looking great. Cheap parts, at that price you get a lot, tank, body parts, seat, cylinder- piston- head kit, all cables, front forks, oil pump etc.....
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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 12 Feb 2019 15:35 #5

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PWs are great starter bikes. My youngest boy started on a PW80 and has now moved up to Heritage Softail Classic with ape hangers. Lol My how time flies.

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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 13 Feb 2019 08:48 #6

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Motorcycles are like drugs, they lead to more powerful things, :ROFLOL
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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 22 Feb 2019 08:56 #7

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I pulled the trigger and bought all the parts I need, I hope.

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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 28 Feb 2019 15:33 #8

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serious ring gap.

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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 28 Feb 2019 15:42 #9

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mdscott wrote: I bought the bike well over a year ago, Reese (grandson) now 4yo, found it sitting in my shed, no one else knew about it. A few months ago he was in the back yard and said to his Grandma, I'm going to look at my motorcycle in the shed. Well the cats out of the bag. He's been on a pedal bike since 3rd bday and been wanting motorcycle ever since. His 5th bday is this summer, so guess its time. .


I'll bet he claims that Norton on his 16th birthday.

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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 01 Mar 2019 00:06 #10

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1971DT250 wrote:

mdscott wrote: I bought the bike well over a year ago, Reese (grandson) now 4yo, found it sitting in my shed, no one else knew about it. A few months ago he was in the back yard and said to his Grandma, I'm going to look at my motorcycle in the shed. Well the cats out of the bag. He's been on a pedal bike since 3rd bday and been wanting motorcycle ever since. His 5th bday is this summer, so guess its time. .


I'll bet he claims that Norton on his 16th birthday.



Well that will put me at 77yo, so I guess I'll have to keep it in running condition. I would be happy to be alive to see him ride it. I plan on living to 100 so I'm counting on it.


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75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger
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