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Old 11-23-2013, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by paintgun View Post
Back 30-some years ago, I had a Yamaha U5E. 50cc Electric start w/3-speed gearbox. It had a centrifugal clutch. All 3 gears was down. It had a double-ended shifter so it was easy on shoes. Just had to step down on the back end of the shifter to down-shift. It would top out about 35MPH before I bored it out to the gills. Got a little over 40 after that. Here is a pic of one. Not mine but one I found on the web.

That is similar to another PUCH scoot/cycle (Compact DS60 58cc), as it looks like a scoot, but, shifts similar to the Yammy. The US version is a 3 speed dbl. paddle toe shifter. The Euro version is a "twisty". A twisty is a left hand clutch and shifter system. It's very good original condition considering it's age. It had a few missing pieces I sourced from Europe.
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