The SSR Lazer Moped has been out a short time and is quite unique with styling similar to US made motorcycles in 30's and 40's . It comes with a very weak single speed 50cc engine, complete with pedals that are useless at best, but the engine is a Honda Z50 Style engine opening up many options for upgrades.
Our goal was to make this functional cheap transportation capable of running country roads and city streets, highway speed even with larger engines is difficult as we have not found a rear sprocket available to allow enough gearing for highway speeds.
We went with a Piranaha 140cc Manual Clutch 4 Speed engine with Electric Start. This is a huge upgrade from stock and with the supplied front sprocket will wheelie. The engine wired in directly to the SSR wiring harness as well.
The stock Exhaust is simply too restrictive for larger engines so we went with a aftermarket exhaust that matches the styling of the bike quite well.
A foam style Uni Air Filter was also added. We went with the pitbike style foot pegs giving the bike a mid control style feel.
With the added power the pedals were no longer need , we mounted the factory SSR pegs to the pedals for passenger pegs. This bike is a hardtail meaning no rear suspension but with the added power it's very capable of hauling a passenger and some luggage however the SSR does not come with any saddlebags or a passenger seat. This was the hardest aspect of this build- we used a luggage rack intended for a bicycle and mounted it to the frame and fender dispersing the load throughout the chassis. We then used a Saddlemen Passenger Pillion mounted to the top of the rack as a passenger seat along with a set of saddlebags this worked out perfectly with a sissy bar from a Harley Davidson XL. Some Indian Stickers were added just to confuse everyone on what exactly this bike is when it rolls up.
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