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 Post subject: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:00 am 
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Location: Burlington, ON CDA
Anyone have knowledge of this scoot?
Sears Allstate had them.
It's a 49cc 2 stroke 3 speed!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:26 pm 
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To prevent spam, enter the year 'modern' scooters were first sold in North America (hint: 1982): 1982
Location: Tucson, AZ
The Sears bike was actually a Puch DS60. Early models had a twistgrip shift like a Vespa or Lambretta. The late model ('65-on) had a foot shift. The carb is a 17mm Bing (similar to Puch mopeds) and uses the same jets/seals. The flywheel/stator rig appears to be similar to the Puch mopeds as well. The DS50 had a moped-style exhaust, while the DS60 had an expansion box under the engine/floorboard. The kickstarter shaft could be converted to pedals, which I think was an option on the DS50 models. If you check this site, there's a good gallery showing some of the variants of the DS50/60 line:

http://www.puchverkstan.se/?m=3

Parts are out there. I've found Motorwest (http://www.motorwestmotorcycles.com/) and RBO (http://www.rbo.at/en) to be viable parts sources, though the catalog of the latter is hard to sort if you don't speak German. Parts pop up on the MopedArmy forums from time to time.

No idea on the DS50, but the three-speed DS60 was capable of 46mph, per the sales literature. Actual max speed has been reported to be closer to 41mph by owners. My DS was pretty banged up and it's been a piece by piece repair, but I'm looking forward to riding it.

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'64 Vespa 90
'65 Allstate Compact
'71 Vespa Ciao Basic
'74 Vespa Primavera
'77 Vespa Ciao DeLuxe
'78 JC Penny Pinto
'78 Puch Maxi Sport Mk. II
'81 Vespa P200E
'83 Yamaha XC180K
'85 Honda Spree
'86 Honda Gyro S
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 Post subject: Re: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:48 pm 
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Thanks AZ, good info there, the one and a half I'm looking at (rusty red) is like this one with the (used to be now pitted) chrome tank.

http://www.puchverkstan.se/bilder/113-1346.jpg

It does have the twist shift and the under floor board exhaust and the kick start could be converted to pedals, just gonna hafta make some more room...

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 Post subject: Re: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:51 pm 
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If I find any other parts sources, I'll let you know. Mine's been challenging but fun so far, looking forward to riding it in next year's Tucson-Nogales Fall Classic. Took my '83 Riva 180 this year. Got crap from the "vintage" guys at first, but got respect when I blew their doors off on Aviation Hwy. with my "janky plastic twist 'n go". ;)

EDIT: Oh yeah, if you're not too concerned with authenticity, keep an eye on Euro eBay listings for the rare and elusive 4-speed gearbox!

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'64 Vespa 90
'65 Allstate Compact
'71 Vespa Ciao Basic
'74 Vespa Primavera
'77 Vespa Ciao DeLuxe
'78 JC Penny Pinto
'78 Puch Maxi Sport Mk. II
'81 Vespa P200E
'83 Yamaha XC180K
'85 Honda Spree
'86 Honda Gyro S
'87 Honda Elite 80


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 Post subject: Re: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:01 pm 
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Thanks, nice collection there, some of mine here...
http://www.freewebs.com/roadcapden/1958 ... evespa.htm


4 speed, cool.

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 Post subject: Re: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:16 pm 
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To prevent spam, enter the year 'modern' scooters were first sold in North America (hint: 1982): 1965
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roadcapDen wrote:
Thanks AZ, good info there, the one and a half I'm looking at (rusty red) is like this one with the (used to be now pitted) chrome tank.

http://www.puchverkstan.se/bilder/113-1346.jpg

It does have the twist shift and the under floor board exhaust and the kick start could be converted to pedals, just gonna hafta make some more room...


that color blue is same as my 52 puch

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 Post subject: Re: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:44 am 
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roadcapDen wrote:
Thanks, nice collection there, some of mine here...
http://www.freewebs.com/roadcapden/1958 ... evespa.htm


Nice selection, man! I've got that Ciao rigid, but you're a braver man for rockin' a Solex!

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4 speed, cool.


Very! I think the Puch "Mexico" was the model with the 4-speed. Don't know if Puch offered 4-speed hand control, but having ridden 3-speed and 4-speed smallframe Vespas, I say the more gears, the merrier (the rider)!

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'64 Vespa 90
'65 Allstate Compact
'71 Vespa Ciao Basic
'74 Vespa Primavera
'77 Vespa Ciao DeLuxe
'78 JC Penny Pinto
'78 Puch Maxi Sport Mk. II
'81 Vespa P200E
'83 Yamaha XC180K
'85 Honda Spree
'86 Honda Gyro S
'87 Honda Elite 80


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 Post subject: Re: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:51 pm 
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RoadcaptDen,

Don't know if you acquired that DS50, but I had more info. I acquired a copy of the set-up/service manual and parts diagrams from Bill Murar. You can e-mail him at allstateclubATyahoo.com if you need a manual or parts.

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'64 Vespa 90
'65 Allstate Compact
'71 Vespa Ciao Basic
'74 Vespa Primavera
'77 Vespa Ciao DeLuxe
'78 JC Penny Pinto
'78 Puch Maxi Sport Mk. II
'81 Vespa P200E
'83 Yamaha XC180K
'85 Honda Spree
'86 Honda Gyro S
'87 Honda Elite 80


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 Post subject: Re: 1963 Puch DS50
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:28 am 
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To prevent spam, enter the year 'modern' scooters were first sold in North America (hint: 1982): 1982
Also try http://searsallstateriders.com which has manuals and a listing of the models sold by Sears, Roebuck & Company.


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