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so this moped had its 49.3cc engine mounted into the rear wheel...

how? i know it exists, but cant find any info on it.

does anyone know how this design works?

this is easily one of my favorite honda oddballs, what are yours?
 

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I had one of them about 40 yrs ago, dont remember if it was first bike I ever owned? (we had a lot of cheap junk in the family, my brother had a Vincent Cyclemaster, similar concept)
Never ran properly, but that may have been because the silencer was removed and had a 2" stub coming out of head
Had an alloy cam running direct in head if I remember right (I remember it had cast aluminium camshaft) you could coilbind valve springs with your thumb :D

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I had one of them about 40 yrs ago, dont remember if it was first bike I ever owned? (we had a lot of cheap junk in the family, my brother had a Vincent Cyclemaster, similar concept)
Never ran properly, but that may have been because the silencer was removed and had a 2" stub coming out of head
Had an alloy cam running direct in head if I remember right (I remember it had cast aluminium camshaft) you could coilbind valve springs with your thumb :D

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One mans scary is another mans AWESOME!!:D

The Imme was made from 1949-1953 and was pretty "adavanced" for its time. It was a 100cc 2 Stroke (I think later models went a little bigger on the CC). The single sided swing arm was also the exhaust pipe. The front wheel was also mounted with a single sided fork. Kinda weird, but kinda cool, too.

Yeah, Its ugly as ever. So ugly its cute.

The Imme is probably one of my all time top 5 dream bikes, just the way it is. I cant explain it, but I just like the Imme.

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One mans scary is another mans AWESOME!!:D

The Imme was made from 1949-1953 and was pretty "adavanced" for its time. It was a 100cc 2 Stroke (I think later models went a little bigger on the CC). The single sided swing arm was also the exhaust pipe. The front wheel was also mounted with a single sided fork. Kinda weird, but kinda cool, too.

Yeah, Its ugly as ever. So ugly its cute.

The Imme is probably one of my all time top 5 dream bikes, just the way it is. I cant explain it, but I just like the Imme.

DG
 

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quote:Originally posted by Mr Fischer

The P 50's engine pretty much hung off the left side of the bike. The 4 speed "tranny" was pretty much inside(ish)the wheel. The hub on the rear wheel was larger than most "conventional" hubs.
Heres a link
http://www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrand/7/Honda.aspx

You have the fill out the info on the left side box (P50 A, the PA 50 is very different)

Germanys IMME is one of my favorite odd ball motorcycle

http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/imme/index.htm

DG
weird, babbits sports center is really really close to me.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Mr Fischer

The P 50's engine pretty much hung off the left side of the bike. The 4 speed "tranny" was pretty much inside(ish)the wheel. The hub on the rear wheel was larger than most "conventional" hubs.
Heres a link
http://www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrand/7/Honda.aspx

You have the fill out the info on the left side box (P50 A, the PA 50 is very different)

Germanys IMME is one of my favorite odd ball motorcycle

http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/imme/index.htm

DG
weird, babbits sports center is really really close to me.
 

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