Bajaj scooter update 10
The Bajaj Super was a two-stroke 150 cc motor scooter produced in India by Bajaj Auto between 1976 and 2006.
Early models were a licensed reproduction of the Italian-made eight-inch-wheeled Vespa Super. Production continued even after the licence agreement with Vespa expired in 1977. In response, Vespa’s parent company Piaggio filed patent infringement suits to block Bajaj scooter sales in the United States, United Kingdom, West Germany, and Hong Kong.
Later model Bajaj Supers appear to have incorporated various features of the Vespas: VNA, VNB, VBB, Super and Sprint. For instance, the 1981 model Bajaj Super has near-identical components: Vespa Super body, VNA/VNB/VBB 8-inch wheels, and Vespa SS180 headlight.
In its early days, there used to be a booking period of at least one year, until it was replaced by Bajaj Chetak.
The Bajaj Super has a 150cc 6 BHP at 5500 RPM of engine, with excellent pick up and a top speed of 80 km/h in standard testing conditions.
So Barry the bajaj aka the black roughie has been in the naughty corner for a while now.
With the re-power of Mrs JC complete, the 150 motor that was very under powered for a 10″ wheel scooter looked like a good candidate for the 8″ bajaj and came with a racing pipe……well not actually a racing one, as in making more horse power, more of a sportier note than factory type of exhaust….
After a big night and early morning in the shed removing the old motor and installing the replacement 150 engine, the scooter runs better than it did however electrical issues are still there and it could now do with some new gear change cables.
The headlight and brake light don’t work and the horn is wanting to stay on all the time. The rear light works but only when the ignition switch is on park. I noticed the swing arm shock absorbers need changed as well.
So just a few more things to do however there could be light at the end of the tunnel…..