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    Need Info..

    I want to get my wife a Vespa scooter for going back & forth to work (very short ride in town) but I would prefer it to be a 2-stroke for ease of maintenance, and less weight. And maybe pull a few more HP out of it with some porting...

    Anyhow, what was the last few years of 2-strokes and how was their performance, top speed, hp numbers, etc..

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    how is a 2T less maintenance than a modern 4 stroke?
    The 200-300cc 4 cycle engines are fast enough to pull away
    from traffic and deliver 75mph+ speeds.

    I believe the last 2Ts were produced in the late 90s?

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    Less moving parts and smaller/lighter packaging.
    And I just plain like 2-strokes.

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    2005 is last year of the two stroke manual shift, about same time was last year of 2 stroke automatic called a LX50 Vespa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing View Post
    2005 is last year of the two stroke manual shift, about same time was last year of 2 stroke automatic called a LX50 Vespa

    I rode a Genuine 150 with the grip shift that was pretty new? Maybe 2007 or 08? It had a bigger piston and jetted carb but tiny 10" tires. For the work that was done it seemed slow.
    Comparitively the 80s Honda 125 2T felt much stronger.

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    You may want to check out the Aprilia SR 50 which once you take the restricter off the variator are capable of 56 mph without any further changes required. If you can find a used one in good condition they are pretty good performers.



    The 125cc Stella with the 2 speed is also an option as are the Vespa LX125, PX125 or PX150 2 strokes.

    Here is a 2015 PX150 2 Stroke as Scooter Wests shop:
    Last edited by Rockynv; 06-22-2017 at 10:54 PM.

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    Rocky, at this point I do not recommend the SR50 Ditech two strokes for ANYONE. Fuel pumps are now $500 and they have proven to be the least reliable fuel injection systems I have ever worked on
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    Just need a basic 2-stroke with a regular gravity feed carb. Only needs to get up to 45-50. That's quick enough to get a ticket around there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Boss View Post
    Just need a basic 2-stroke with a regular gravity feed carb. Only needs to get up to 45-50. That's quick enough to get a ticket around there.
    get a zuma 2T. Add a 70cc kit and keep the stock pipe. Add a variator. All told youre looking at a grand bike and parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing View Post
    Rocky, at this point I do not recommend the SR50 Ditech two strokes for ANYONE. Fuel pumps are now $500 and they have proven to be the least reliable fuel injection systems I have ever worked on
    That's sad to hear. People seem to have a religious experience when they get them however if there are problems down the road that would quickly change. Some say that mechanical fuel injection system either clicks or does not click for you and those that it makes sense to seem to have very good results with them. Like the Kiki injection system on my Diesel Spider, some love it while others really hate to work on it and consider it some sort of Voodoo.

    Yes indeed $500 is a bit much for a pump on a bike that's now worth less than $1,000.

    The Stella or PX125 would then be the bikes of choice if one has their hearts set on a 2 stroke.

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