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Opinions needed - SR50 or BeeWee 100

Last post 06-27-2016 09:55 PM by dbm. 6 replies.
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  • 06-27-2016 06:04 AM

    • Bugs
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    Opinions needed - SR50 or BeeWee 100

    Hi there, 

    I'm looking for your opinions in an effort to help me select the right (or next) scooter. I've narrowed it down to either an Aprilia SR 50 or a Yamaha BeeWee 100.  I'm just over 100kg and am leaning more towards the Yamaha as I've owned a 2 stroke BeeWee before and loved it and think the extra cc's will help move my weight. But then I love the SR as they are a nice looking sports scooter which I fit on nicely. 

    Considerations:

    Price - The Yamaha is $1k cheaper than the SR for the same sort of age and kms.

    Capacity - The extra cc's of the Yamaha will be useful but I know am Aprilia can be worked on and a 70cc kit fitted which will help. 

    Parts - The Aprilia is still being made so parts are maybe easier to come by. 

    Commute - My commute is about 30km each way which I would do 3 times a week - no highway but there is a short 80km/h zone.

     

    I would love to hear from anyone who's had either or both of these scooters as to helping me make my decision. 

     

    Thanks. 

    Before:
    Suzuki GT380, Honda CB750K7, Suzuki RG250, Suzuki TS250X (x2), Honda XR350, Kawasaki GPZ600R, Suzuki GSXR750, Kawasaki ZX6R, Suzuki TL1000S, Ducati Monster 750, Yamaha YZF750R, Kawasaki Z750, Yamaha WR400 Super Motard, Ducati Monster S2R1000, Suzuki DRZ400SM, Yamaha BeeWee 100, Piaggio Fly 150, Yamaha YZF-R6, KTM 690SM, Ducati 900SS, DRZ400SM (another one).

    Now an Aerox 50.

    Now:
    Waiting for a replacement
  • 06-27-2016 06:57 AM In reply to

    Re: Opinions needed - SR50 or BeeWee 100

    Hi

    If those are the two scooters then I would pick the Yamaha, are you sure 100cc will keep you happy. ?

    Because you don't wont to be thinking about upgradeing again in afew months time. 

  • 06-27-2016 07:36 AM In reply to

    • Bugs
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    Re: Opinions needed - SR50 or BeeWee 100

    Yeah the 100cc will be enough, not sure if the 70cc Aprilia would be though. 

     

    I have limited my choices because 4 stroke scooters just aren't as much fun and don't bring back the memories that only a 2 stroke can. My other choice is an Italjet Dragster but they're too much stuffing around for parts in a hurry. 

     

    I'm not after speed and don't want a manual scooter (may as well keep the bikes) so it's really between the Yamaha and the Aprilia. I'm with you and think the Yammy is the way to go but the Aprilia is just so cool. 

    Before:
    Suzuki GT380, Honda CB750K7, Suzuki RG250, Suzuki TS250X (x2), Honda XR350, Kawasaki GPZ600R, Suzuki GSXR750, Kawasaki ZX6R, Suzuki TL1000S, Ducati Monster 750, Yamaha YZF750R, Kawasaki Z750, Yamaha WR400 Super Motard, Ducati Monster S2R1000, Suzuki DRZ400SM, Yamaha BeeWee 100, Piaggio Fly 150, Yamaha YZF-R6, KTM 690SM, Ducati 900SS, DRZ400SM (another one).

    Now an Aerox 50.

    Now:
    Waiting for a replacement
  • 06-27-2016 10:02 AM In reply to

    Re: Opinions needed - SR50 or BeeWee 100

    Yes for 

    Or a Yamaha Aerox (YQ100) Big Smile

  • 06-27-2016 10:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Opinions needed - SR50 or BeeWee 100

    Two more cvt scooters above 50cc i can think of are the Hyosung EZ100 and Rally100

  • 06-27-2016 08:36 PM In reply to

    • INMA
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    Re: Opinions needed - SR50 or BeeWee 100

    Its a no brainer, assuming the SR50 is water cooled, it is a vastly better scooter but will not do 80km/hr for long distances.

    I've had a Beewee and lost 3 pistons due to soft siezes. The Yamaha 100cc engine is tuned down and there is an absolute minimum of oil used to keep the emmisions down. The Bee Wee will cruise at 80km/hr, but just, on really hot days I'd back off to aviod the dreaded soft sieze. The clearance between the piston and bore do not have enough clearance for the aircooled engine.

    If I had either the 100 or 50cc engines, I'd be adding 100:1 oil in the petrol to suppliment the standard oiler.

    There are endless supplies of aftermarket parts to maintain or upgrade the SR50, the Yamaha 100 engine is not well supported by aftermarket suppliers.

    The Yamaha Aerox 50 has a similar engine to the SR50. Both have issues if the have fuel injection systems that have been affected by water.

    If you get a high performance 5o then the first thing to do is put a Doppler SR3 in the transmission. Get the transmission right and then all the other tuning falls into place.

    I never did get the 100 engines transmission perfect, I got it good enough but wear on variator rollers and lack of a torque driver limited the options.

    If you do buy the 50 and want to improve the package,  can advise regarding which bits work and what to expect.

    2001 Yamaha Zuma, DR Evo 68 cylinder, Leo Vince TT derestricted, Delorto 17.5 (#98 jet), standard aircleaner, RMS fan, Race CDI, Standard oiler and premix @ 75:1 Shell SX2, Doppler SR3 variator, RMS clutch, RMS R rear shock absorber and Pirelli SL26 tyres.
  • 06-27-2016 09:55 PM In reply to

    • dbm
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    Re: Opinions needed - SR50 or BeeWee 100

    SR50 Ditech?

    There are/were 2 veeeeerrry quick SR50's getting around the Southside of Brisbane. I'm sure the chassis's are original 😉😁😁.

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