chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angeles

hey guys,

i'm really wanting to find a vintage moped that doesn't need a lot of fixing up... and am trying to find some dealers in los angeles or the area.

i only know of two places that seem promising:

myron's mopeds

choke motorcycle shop

are there any other shops anyone can recommend for bikes in the style of a yamaha FS-1 or a batavus...

i have a constant updating search on craigslist, so yes, i am checking there too.

thanks in advance.

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

ebay?

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

Lil MotoGuzzi Vert /

chicago?

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

Chris Hernandez /

You have a better chance of finding a Batavus than a FS1, but you never know. Try posting on the buy/sell forum that you want a Batavus, you might get results.

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

You have a better shot at getting pregnant with dutch twins then getting a frigging FS1

I have that dream too, but you gotta let it go.

rumor has it there is like 4 here in the continental US

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

batavai are pretty easy to come by. come to wisconsin and i'll give you one.

you're going to be disappointed if you expect it to be reliable though.

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

ebay mainly

i think i have a pic of my yamaha on my profile

its a yj1 (yf1) and it's real similar to the fs1

i've been looking for an fs1 on the east coast for a while.

good luck haha

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

theres the difference there are loads of fs1's over here but the batavus is rare.

if you want fs1 pictures just try this picture atttached we had 29 fs1'es at the moped mania run by

www.sixteenerspecial.co.uk or look at my site

www.screaming2strokes.co.uk

i have 2 fs1'es my self but not a batavus

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Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

so jealous! gimme a fizzy now!

pic of my yj1 all diry!

close but not close enough!

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Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

I think I just found two of this bike. I know nothing about it, but it looks exactly like

"this":http://www.mopedarmy.com/photos/brand/43/5690/

but in green. I bought one running and another beat up frame!

crazy i didn't even realize they were this rare.

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

they are rare in the US. Very rare indeed.

Does the one you have have pedals?

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

Are you sure its a FS-1 and not an RD50?

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

I know its not an RD, upon further inspection of pictures they may be g5s? I don't really know how to tell the difference.

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

no pedals

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

Eric Essen /

Make that 5. I have a 1996 Japanese domestic model. 4-speed rotary shift 2-stroke.

There are several Yamaha's that were very similar to the FS1 sold in California. They all share a similar stamped sheet metal frame. I had a '64 Santa Barbara twin, a '67 80cc enduro, just like the street bike with a high pipe, and a few others. Pedals or not in California you have to take the motorcycle test and get an m1/m2 license.

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

Eric Essen /

An RD does not have the classic stamped sheet metal frame that has been almost unchanged since 1957.

I think an FS1 is no pedals and an FS1E is pedals?

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

e generally means electric start but idk about fizzys specific

Re: chances of finding FS-1, batavus in los angele

The Vins start with G5... so I think that is what the bikes are. Either way, they're almost identical to the FS-1

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