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Description: This is a Yamaha QT50 motor scooter. Some also call this a moped but a true moped can be pedaled as a bicycle or powered with a small motor. I have owned this particular scooter for three years. I
This is a Yamaha QT50 motor scooter. Some also call this a moped but a true moped can be pedaled as a bicycle or powered with a small motor. I have owned this particular scooter for three years. I bought this and a Suzuki FA50 from a guy in the Dallas area at the same time. Both were project bikes when bought: running (barely) and with most everything still attached. The FA50 I recently sold and now it's time for this one to leave the roost as well.
The bike runs incredibly well. Starts right up, and after a couple of minutes of warming up it takes right off. All electrics work: high and low beam headlight, turn indicators, horn, indicator lights, speedometer light, and tail and brake lights. Speedometer also works. Yamaha says it will get up to 30 mph, and I believe it. However, I've never had it over 20 mph because 1) no need to in my neighborhood and 2) a bit afraid of going this fast on one of these things
Let's see, since I've owned this the following has been done: thorough carburetor cleaning, new battery as of June 2007, new air cleaner element, new headlight, new fuel filter and fuel lines, new fuel petcock, new seat cover, and new paint on the fenders and peg covers. Hasn't really needed anything else. It has run strongly ever since I've had it. It can be a hard starter but a carburetor cleaning takes care of that issue (as any 2-stroke moped owner is aware.)