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Old 6th August 2008, 10:31   #16
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Hey Good to see dear old TVS50. It was an amazing moped and I remember my first try at motorized two wheeler was our TVS50 back in 1988 or 1986. I know ours was amongst the first batch of "TVS50 XL" to be distributed in Pune. The most noticable characteristic of the same as a rectangular headlamp.

It was far more reliable moped than Kinetic Luna available in those times, though m50 of Bajaj had fair amount of market share. Needless to say, after almost 10 years of its service, we upgraded to Scooty.

I must congratulate you to keeping it in the mint condition and kudos goes to you for the same.
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Fantastic. The TVS 50 (and all its variants) are true workhorses. We still have a TVS Super Champ bought in 1996.
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Anjan, your post brings back memories of my moped as well from school days. Had bought it in 86-87 and was the first 'fuel' driven vehicle that I owned :-)

Must say that you have maintained the TVS-50 very well and it looks spectacular even now.
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HEy Anjan c2007, it seems we share the same interests! i too have a Landmaster(1957) and a 1985 TVS 50 XL, But my moped has a squarish kinda light and a coil spring at the rear, But the clutch slippage problem exists on mine too!!
Hi JayD Both automobiles owned by you(SAME MAKE AND MODEL) are 2 years newer to those owned by me! Its a great and rare coincidence.
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That is a great achievement. I am sure you must be very fond of the vehicle.

Very well maintained!! Keep it going dude.
Thanks very much Pateince Wins- yes its my first love though I am not so monogamous!

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Iron Wolf- Thanks for your nice words. I have been very sparingly using this moped. Till 1986 I used it regularly and then I got my first bike - a red Ind Suzuki!
maxj2005- thanks for your nice words-the pedal is a great saviour. I remember getting lots of sweat sometimes while pedalling it during bad luck spells!
egangsta thanks for your nice words-indeed this moped is with me as it is the first self- propelled vehicle I have ever bought!
speedzak thanks dear- yes it will be with me forever!just want your best wishes
rkavthekar Vow another TVS 50 fan emerges! Yes indeed, these mopeds are very solidly built!
hrag thanks for your nice comment.Hope to keep this one going on and on
khan_sultan its marvellous to see so many TVS 50 fans and ex or present owners!Thanks for your nice words!
I'll post some more pictures soon after doing some beauty and facial treatment on this moped!
Thanks again everyone for your inspiration that will keep this little thing going on and on!
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anjan,

I know how it feels like having a moped like that.

Similar feelings i share when i restored my grandpas Luna,My thread is somewhere here on T-BHP.

I've driven this 50cc moped for quite sometime when my uncle owned it some years ago.

Its got the best straight line pickup man.

3 Cheers to you for treasuring it even now
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Good stuff!! But 28,000 kms only? in 25 years!!
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Pavan Kadam and Nikhilb 2008 Thanks a lot . Pavan it still reaches 30kmph within just a few seconds but at the speeds above 40 (max speed 48 -50 kmph I believe) its a bit shaky.
Nikhilb as I explained earlier, I put this moped to its maximum use between 1983-86. The Ind-Suzuki that I bought in 1986 and the later two wheelers and cars took away the sole responsibility of this moped to transport me.
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Sorry for revisiting an old thread. Guess its good to know TVS 50 or the super XL nowadays have sold 35 lakh vehicles since its inception. KUDOS to TVS
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Congrats Anjan, you have really maintained it very well. It still looks much newer than most mopeds around. My hero puch would have also completed its 20th year had I kept it. Gave it to a friend in need in 96.
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Congrats Anjan, you have really maintained it very well. It still looks much newer than most mopeds around. My hero puch would have also completed its 20th year had I kept it. Gave it to a friend in need in 96.
thanks sammyboy for appreciating the old TVS 50.Only those with an eye for the beautiful can appreciate such beauties. I'll post more pictures soon!
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I was in Bangalore for 2 days till today. Just went to a 2 wheeler spares shop to ask about a TVS 50 spare clutch plate.The guy had it and I also bought a clutch wire. Feeling that the clutch plate may not be available in my city as there are plenty of TVS 50's (XL Super Heavy Duty as they are called now) in Bangalore used as BEASTS OF BURDEN I bought one.
And the price! Rs 39 for the clutch plate and the clutch wire.
Thats unbelievable and Utopian.And I think even bicycle spares are costlier.
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Am working on this moped and will post pictures soon. I am changing the weathered front rubber cover on the two front axles.Needless to say, its running very well. After two months I took it out for air check. That way I start it once almost every fortnight.
It has now done 27 years and is in its 28th year with me. Time flies!!!

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anjan_c2007: An immaculate machine you have there, I wonder how of all two-wheelers, you managed to keep a TVS 50 moped in such sparkling condition ! That takes some love I guess.

I must admit, for a long time I detested mopeds. The best part was when the idea of getting me a two-wheeler first did rounds at home (which finally did not materialize until many years later), my father's abhorrence for mopeds deterred him from buying me one. At that time, I was only too happy not to ride one. But with time, I started appreciating the minimalism of these machines and their purposeful existence. Again, nice bike!
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