Aprilla SR50 anyone have one? Like it, hate it?

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  1. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Hey folks,

    Looking at picking up a used 2007 with 3500kms on it. Owner has it de-restricted with a new exhaust on it. Seems like a nice runabout scoot. Looking for other owners opinions.

    I'm trading my XR250R for it, so my wife and I can share it. Be nice to have something small and simple for around town instead of taking out the big Strom.

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  2. Valimagdon

    Valimagdon Scooter Boy

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    I always considered the SR50 to be the best 49cc scooter in the world. I had an '01 SR50 Ditech as my first real 2-wheeler, and it never let me down. Not to mention fast. Get it.
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  3. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Thanks man, appreciate the response
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  4. thunderkat59

    thunderkat59 Cooter on a scooter

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    If I had money to burn, Id buy three or four of them.
    That, and the Kymco Super 9 water cooled, are on my must-have list.

    I know, a lot of help, right? :freaky
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  5. mwlehman

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    I have a 2003 SR50 Ditech , It is a blast to ride, I had it up to 51mph gps , stock except for pipe
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  6. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Awesome all good to hear, I'm meeting today to make the trade, so if all goes well there will be one in my garage this afternoon sitting next to the Vstrom
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    Warney Been here awhile

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  8. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Well its home, and it rocks, damn this thing hauls.
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  9. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    The 2007 SR50 Ditech is a fuel injected scooter so I don't know how much de-restricting he actually did but it can't be much. They are pretty good fun but they're still slow (it's only a 50cc). The better ones are the older carburated ones. You can make them go really fast (trading some reliability in the process). There was also a 70cc Malossi kit that was available for the carburated SR50.

    I rode an SR125 (2 stroke) about 10 years ago and that thing was crazy fun!
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  10. klaviator

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    Looks like a fun ride.
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  11. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    The previous owner sent the ECU away for a remap which supposedly really wakes the engine up. He said before the remap, it would top out around 50kph, now almost 85kph.
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  12. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    I know what mod you are talking about now. Not sure it will do 85kph. Might be closer to 75. Just try it and let us know. :evil
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  13. Speedo66

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    If nothing more, it's a really good looking ride.

    Good luck with it!
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  14. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Ya your right 75 kph was my max speed tonight. My wife should be able 80, she's 65lbs lighter. Awesome little ride though, real head turner, especially with the pipe:wink:
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  15. mwlehman

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    I love mine, it is perfect for here in s.e. florida..my only issues are hard starting and terrible idle, it always starts but takes a couple seconds ..but does not like to idle long
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  16. Chillis

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    I have a love/hate relationship with mine.

    These are some of the most complex 2 wheelers out there. When something goes wrong you have a lot of pieces that can fail.

    When running good it is pure love and excitement.

    Mine routinely sees mid 50's mph with mechanical derestrictions on my Piaggio engined SR with Leo Vince ZX-R pipe.
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  17. johnyrrr

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    I picked up a 2007 this spring with 100 miles on it. Its been de-restricted and huals my 200lbs arse around pretty dang good. Ive put about 600 miles on it and it is an unbelievable machine for 50cc. I also have a 2004 Zuma 50 for the wife and the brakes and technology are just soo much different on these machines. I have a Leo pipe and some lighter rollers and it pulls me sitting upright at 48mph all day long and gets 80 mpg, and carries a passanger as well. Pretty amazing scoot:evil
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  18. Chillis

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    Completely unrelated, Burgman skelly... any pics?
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    johnyrrr Been here awhile

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    What's unrelated? I'm talking about my 2007 SR50 , sorry I thought we were talkin about SR's
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  20. mwlehman

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    what he meant was his next statement/question was unrelated to the thread @ his question on the Burgman pictures

    I was working on my sr50 ditech this weekend, I pulled stator cover off and slotted the mounting hole of the magnetic pickup to advance the initial timing, can`t tell much different, maybe a little sharper but that could be optimistic
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